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Trade Missions to China with Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Posted: 1st January 2018

Participate in SAFEA Conference (14-15 April 2018) in Shenzen.

*This will only be of interest to academic organisations as it is a large education conference. The Network hopes to sign a deal here which will provide access to our colleges and universities to the Chines public sector and state owner organisations (mid-management and above) for CPD training*

Academic only

Travel to market on 13-14 April 2018



14-15 April 2018 – companies travel to China (Beijing)

Monday 16 April 2018 – B2B events in Beijing

Tuesday 17 April 2018 – travel to Yantai / cultural activity

Wednesday 18 April 2018 – B2B events in Jantai

Thursday19 April 2018 – travel to Jinan / cultural

Friday 20 April 2018 – B2B in Jinan

21 – 22 April 2018 – return to UK


Travel Package – We are pulling together a package to offer to companies which could include return flights to China, internal flights, internal transfers and accommodation. Our numbers will dictate the cost so we need to secure interest first.

Subvention – is possible for some companies, again we need to know who is interested in participating.

Participating Chinese companies – The Chinese authorities and support organisations will ‘match’ Scottish companies with Chinese companies. These details will be provided to our companies within several weeks of the actual event.

Information required – when companies notify their interest we will mail a short questionnaire to them to find out if they currently export to China, if they have market contacts, what products or services they are trying to place in the market, what sector they are focused on, and what level of export knowledge they have,


Prior to the event SDI will run a ‘Market Awareness Session’ for all participating companies. This will cover


–          Culture

–          Business negotiation

–          Business etiquette

–          Preparation for meeting a Chines company

–          How business works in China

–          Guest speakers who are operating in the market

–          Case studies

–          Q&A

–          1:1’s with SDI staff and presenters

–          Translation services support

–          Social media in China



If interested, please contact

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