Following the recent signing of a partnership agreement between Nottinghamshire and Zhejiang province, Nottinghamshire County Council and partners are delighted to welcome Zhejiang CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) and a delegation of over 60 Chinese companies to the Midlands to explore opportunities for business collaboration, both export and investment across a range of sectors.
Following a plenary session where speakers representing the UK and China will discuss the abundance of opportunities that exist for business engagement, delegates will be able to pre-book appointments with members of the Chinese delegation from the following sectors:
Energy/Electric Power/ Environmental Protection – Chemical Industry
Electronics and Information Industry – Commerce & Logistics – Textiles – Processing & Manufacturing
Services & Security – Construction & Housing – Tourism & Culture
Brief introduction to Zhejiang – Host to the G20 summit in 2016, last year Zhejiang ranked 4th in terms of provincial GDP with an economy equivalent to that of Austria. With 90% of that economy privately owned, the province ranked 3rd behind Shanghai and Beijing in terms of disposable income per capita, and was 2nd in terms of the number of incorporated listed companies (2015).
Pillar sectors in the province are: light textiles, machinery, building materials, chemicals, ICT and medical devices which is why Zhejiang companies are looking to EU for investment collaboration. New and rapidly growing sectors include e-commerce (Alibaba Group is based in provincial capital, Hangzhou) and creative (second largest film and television making region in China).
09:30 Opening remarks – Sir John Peace, Chairman, Midlands Engine
09:45 Zhejiang Business Opportunities, Mme Wu Guiying, Chair, CCPIT Zhejiang
09:55 Senior representative, Commercial Section, Chinese Embassy
10:05 Chair, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce
10:15 Signing Ceremony: East Midlands Chamber & CCPIT Zhejiang
10:20 Unveiling of CCPIT Zhejiang UK office
10:25 Introduction to Nottinghamshire Business environment
11:00-14:00 1-2-1 meetings (please note that a buffet lunch will also be available during this
Location: Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. NG1 4BU
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