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

Virtual trade mission to Toronto, Canada

Virtual trade mission to Toronto, Canada

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Delivered Online Edinburgh Midlothian EH2 2LE

23rd March, 2021 08:00-17:00 Event 100.00-100.00
15th – 17th September 2020
08:00 – 12:00 UK time / 16:00 – 20:00 Shenzhen time

An important gateway to the outside world for China, Shenzhen boasts the biggest number of checkpoints in the country and has a distinctive edge in comprehensive communication. Its geographic location is of strategic importance in the area of Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong, which makes the city a highly open economy and a first choice for overseas investors eager to tap into the huge Chinese market.

Where are the opportunities for my business?
  • China is the world’s second largest economy.
  • Shenzhen, China’s Special Economic Zone, is home to some of the world’s leading high-tech companies.
  • The city of Shenzhen was ranked 19th in the 2016 Global Financial Centres Index.
The key sectors:
  • Finance and banking
  • Equipment production
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Research and development
  • Telecommunication &  IT
  • Creative design
As part of this mission you will take part in a market awareness session in collaboration with Invest Bao’an as well as two b2b meetings based on your requirements and with the support from our partner in market Shenzhen Creative Investment Group.

If you are a Scottish company within the sectors mentioned above and you are interested in joining our trade mission to Shenzhen, please email Lola Nicolas and tell us a little more about your business by completing the form available to download here.
The application deadline is the 10th of July 2020.

Please note that there will be a restriction on the number of spaces available; if you are shortlisted for this mission then a booking fee of £100 will be applicable.

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

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.

Invest Bao’an Shenzhen
Invest Bao’an, as a full-time institution for investment promotion of the Bao’an district government in Shenzhen, is committed to promoting and consolidating the investment environment and business advantages of Bao’an district of Shenzhen. Invest Bao’an provides investors with high-quality and professional government services, and helps domestic and foreign enterprises develop and grow in Bao'an.


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