European SME Business Mission to China

Green Industries

22 September - 27 September 2024

The European SME Centre is pleased to inform you of their upcoming European SME Business Mission to China. The mission will focus on green industries and will take participants to Shanghai, Suzhou, and Chengdu for a programme of B2B meetings, networking events, seminars, industrial park visits and participation in the 2024 Europe-China Fair. Explore the potential of the Chinese market for your business with the support of the EU SME Centre!

Programme highlights

With this trade mission, you will get an opportunity to:

  • Participate in the 18th Europe-China Business and Technology Cooperation Fair in Chengdu.
  • Visit the Sino-European Industrial Parks in Suzhou.
  • Meet with well-established and successful European SMEs in Shanghai.
  • Join expert talks on China’s economic outlook and market trends.
  • Take part in technical trainings on export procedures and market regulations.
  • Establish relationships with potential partners in China.
  • Have face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities.

Who can apply?

This call for applications is open to SME owners and individuals working for SMEs, start-ups, or clusters and industry associations from the European Union and countries associated to the Single Market Programme, active in the following industries:

  • Green technologies
  • Renewable energy sources and energy storage
  • Environmental services
  • Water treatment
  • Sustainable equipment manufacturing
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Advanced materials
  • Green service providers along the supply chain
  • Other green development solutions.


The EU SME Centre’s services are funded by the European Union and are free of charge to the mission’s participants. All the meetings, seminars, receptions, and other activities included in the programme are covered by the EU SME Centre.

Participants are responsible for covering their travel, accommodation, and meal costs, including:

  • Flights and other travel expenses to and from China.
  • Inter-city travel within China from Shanghai to Suzhou, and from Suzhou to Chengdu.
  • Hotel accommodation in Shanghai, Suzhou, and Chengdu.
  • Other living expenses in China, including local transportation and meals.

Application deadline

Friday 28 June 2024.

Full programme and registration


If you have any question on the SME Business Mission, feel free to contact the EU SME Centre’s Team Leader Liam Jia at and EU Partnerships Manager Davide Orlandi at

Date: 22.09.2024 - 27.09.2024
Location: Shanghai, Suzhou, Chengdu
Price members: Free
Price non members: Free
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