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Exploring the Chinese market

Exploring the Chinese market

@ DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport Eastfield Road Ingliston Midlothian EH28 8LL

12th September, 2018 09:00-11:00 Event 15.00-25.00
Did you now that in 2017 there was more than a 40% rise in Scottish exports to China compared with the previous year ?
 
China’s economic transformation over the past three decades is one of the greatest success stories the world has seen to date. As the country’s economy continues to grow, so does its demand for foreign products. China’s diversity and consumer-orientated economy make the country an attractive export location for Scottish businesses.
 
Join us to for a breakfast event to learn more about the opportunities the Chinese market has to offer. Speakers will include: H.E. Pan Xinchun, Chinese Consul in Edinburgh,  James Brodie, Manager of the China-Britain Business Council,  Jane Ning, China Lead specialist at SDI, Rob Lang, Head of Marketing and Chair of Edinburgh’s China Ready Programme at Edinburgh Airport and a case-study, Kieran Coyle, Owner/Founder of Premiership Experience. 
 
Top 4 reasons to look at the Chinese market:
 
  1. With 1.4 billion residents, China is the largest country in the world by population and the covers an area almost the size of Europe. The country has 20 percent of the world's population.
  2. Household incomes in China are soaring, with more than 300 million people now considered middle class.
  3. China’s GDP growth rate over the past three decades has often bypassed 10 per cent, and consistently exceeded seven per cent.
  4. The Chinese government's Made in China 2025 plan highlights four key initiatives to continue reforming the economy.
  •  10-year action plan to elevate China's manufacturing strength – backed by State Council fund of £4.3 billion to support emerging industries
  • Industry shift to quality over quantity – specialist and innovative tech expertise will be in high demand
  • Measures in place to support foreign direct investment by accelerating RMB exchange conversions
  • Key high value opportunities in healthcare, energy, transportation, ecommerce and sustainable urban development

Key sector opportunities for Scottish businesses are the following:
 
•             Renewable energy
•             Infrastructure
•             Food and drink
•             Financial and professional services
•             Textiles
•             Creative industries
•             Electronics and technology
•             Life sciences and pharma
 
Book a place through your online account or by calling Sophie-Lou on the following number 01312212970. For more information about the event, contact: Sophie-lou.arceselenir@edinburghchamber.co.uk
 
 

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