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Trade mission to Shenzhen, China

Trade mission to Shenzhen, China

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce 40 George Street Edinburgh MIDLOTHIAN None EH2 2LE

10th November, 2019 09:00-15:00 Event
Trade mission to Shenzhen, China
November 2019, from 10th to 16th

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce is delighted to invite you to join a delegation of businesses to Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China

Shenzhen, neighbouring Hong Kong, is at the centre of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, a megalopolis, also known as the Pearl River Delta, consisting of 9 cities and 2 special administrative regions in south China. 
China’s first Special Economic Zone, established in 1980, Shenzhen has never looked back.  40 years ago it was a modest fishing town. Today it is a thriving megacity of 22 million.  With an average age of just under 30, the city is famed for its vibrancy and its creative culture.
It is regarded as one of China’s most important high-tech R&D and manufacturing bases, while additionally, is home to the world’s third largest container port.  An international Friendship Cities Agreement between Edinburgh and Shenzhen ensures an exceptional level of collaboration between the cities, meaning our delegation will benefit from the direct support of trusted partners and officials at our destination. 
Our delegation will explore the city and its business opportunities in detail.   Our 5 day programme includes a city orientation tour and introduction to key sectors, as well as individual, bespoke 1-2-1 business meetings. 
The trip also provides a chance for you to exhibit at the all-China High-Tech Fair.
The High Tech Fair total exhibition area exceeds 100,000, nearly 3,000 exhibitors from more than 50 countries and over 500,000 visitors attended.  Currently, it is the largest and the most influential scientific and technological fair in China and is renowned as “the No.1 Technology Show in China”.
At the Fair, our delegation will have free use of an “Edinburgh Pavilion” where you can exhibit and promote your company.  Our Shenzhen Partners will even prepare the stand for your arrival.
This is a unique and exclusive chance to explore business, trade and collaboration opportunities in the China market, promote your business and make connections.

If you would like to apply, please email lola.nicolas@edinburghchamber.co.uk and we will share the application form and draft programme.

Key sectors
  • IT
  • Construction Science & Technology
  • Aerospace & Aviation Technology
  • Innovation
  • Energy Conservation and
  • Optoelectronics Display
  • New Material
  • Environmental Protection
  • Smart City
  • Sensing Technology and Internet
  • New Energy
  • Smart Healthcare
Eligibility criteria
  • You do not need to be member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce to qualify for a delegate place.
  • There is only one delegate place per company offered.
  • Your business will need to cover all travel, accommodation, insurance and food costs during the trip.
  • Although we heavily subsiding the costs of organising the programme for the trade mission for those successuf applicants, each delegate will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure their place.
  • You need to apply for a Visa to travel to China.

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