During the Covid-19 outbreak, the Chamber is offering a range of digital events and webinars to support business.

Virtual trade mission to Shenzhen, China

Virtual trade mission to Shenzhen, China

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Delivered Online Midlothian

14th July, 2021 08:00-11:00 Event 150.00-170.00
Where are the opportunities for your business in Shenzhen?
  • Shenzhen is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world and one of the most developed cities in China;
  • Shenzhen, China’s Special Economic Zone, is home to some of the world’s leading high-tech companies;
  • The city benefits from an ideal location in the area of Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong, which makes the city a highly open economy;
  • It is easy to ship products all over the world through Shenzhen and Hong Kong ports.
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Sports
  • Education
  • Creative Design and Living
  • Food and Drink
  • Film and Animation Games
Top four trade mission goals:
  1. To gain insight on the possibility of potential buyers for your products/services in Shenzhen
  2. To generate potential new customers, and explore partnership opportunities with Chinese organisations
  3. To gain insight of the Chinese market including support in market, legal and financial considerations
  4. To meet with cultural organisations and share knowledge and ideas.
The mission will be delivered online over 3 days from Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th July 2021.

This 3-day mission will consist of short morning sessions and market briefing sessions in collaboration and with the support of the Shenzhen Creative Investment Group. The mission will be launched at the International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF), taking place digitally with the support of the depart for Foreign Affairs Shenzhen. Delegates will take part in an Edinburgh focussed event where they will have an opportunity to pitch their business to an audience of Chinese businesses as well as share video showcasing their products and services.

Delegates will also have  face-to-face meetings (minimum of B2B meetings). The full agenda will be shared with attendees prior to the mission.

Benefits of applying for virtual trade mission with Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce:
  • A minimal investment on time and travel cost. Edinburgh Chamber funds all other fees.
  • Easy to integrate into daily working week and access the mission virtual from your home office
  • Effective use of time with travel restrictions in 2021
  • Visibility and exposure for your business through the participation in the ICIF Edinburgh event
  • Support of strong partner in-market Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange (ESCE) incubator
  • Support with the logistics and translation services (*During the Edinburgh event, the two b2b meetings and the market briefing sessions. If you translating your marketing materials or are arranging any further meetings yourself then you will need to pay for these translation services.)  
  • Gain knowledge of the Chinese market and get your business prepared for the next step in-market
Is my business eligible to apply?
All sizes of businesses can apply for the virtual trade mission to China and it is open to both members and non-members of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. You must be a company based in Scotland.

If you are interested in participating, please download the application form here and email it to before the 7th May 2021. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints allow.

Please note that due to the time zone difference with Shenzhen (+ 8 hours) events may begin earlier than usual (usually 8am) in order to accommodate our Chinese partners.

Our Partners

Shenzhen Creative Investment Group
Shenzhen Creative Investment Group (SCIG) is a conglomerate specialized in Cultural, Creative, Educational, Tourism, Animation & Games and Innovative Tech investment, as well as Event Curating and SMEs Startups Services. SCIG owns and operates the creative park F518 Idea land, which is entitled as the ‘National Model of Cultural and Creative Industries Base’, and is also Bao'an district’s landmark that generates new creative energy into the Bao'an area of Shenzhen. SCIG is assigned as the operator of the Joint incubator of Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange by Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture Sport and Tourism, Shenzhen Bao'an District People's Government and the City of Edinburgh Council. SCIG was also the first organizer of Korean N15 Hardware Accelerator’s Global IoT Accelerating Program in Shenzhen.

Foreign Affairs Shenzhen


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