EU Mission for Growth to Chengdu - 21 - 23 October 2014 back to events

Date: 21/10/2014 - 23/10/2014
Where: Chengdu, China
Type: Other events
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Dear Member, 



EU Mission for Growth to Chengdu - 21 - 23 October 2014



Following the successful Mission for Green Growth to China of Vice-President Antonio Tajani and Commissioner Potočnik on 18-19 July 2013, Director-General of Enterprise and Industry DG Daniel Calleja will lead a technical Mission for Growth to Chengdu from 21 to 23 October 2014.


The purpose of this visit is to confirm the strong political relationship between the EU and China and to strengthen their co-operation in strategic fields.


Director-General Mr. Daniel Calleja Crespo will be accompanied by a delegation of representatives of business associations and entrepreneurs to discuss with Chinese politicians and entrepreneurs how to foster European industrial cooperation. As for their previous missions, this visit will also have the objectives to:


    1.    Promote sustainable and inclusive growth in the EU and China;

    2.    Help European companies and in particular our SMEs to operate

           internationally by exploiting business opportunities in China;

    3.    Promote EU-China industry in the targeted sectors by participating in matchmaking events    

           with local entrepreneurs.


The following sectors of the business delegation have been identified according to the specific interests of European and Chinese industries:


    •    Environmental protection

    •    Renewable Energy

    •    Bio-pharmacy and bio-technology

    •    Modern Agriculture (incl. organic agriculture, food quality and security, R&D on agricultural     .                    science and technology

    •    Aviation



During this mission, the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce will be represented by Mrs Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director.  If you have a particular proposal in which the FCCC can be of support to you, please send an e-mail with your request to :


The Mission will take place in conjunction with the IX EU-China Business and Technology Cooperation Fair. This event has been held for eight editions attracting 3255 Chinese companies and 1572 European companies. More than 10.000 bilateral meetings took place with one third of successful matches.


The IX fair is expected to gather 800 to 1000 representatives of SMEs, clusters, business associations, R&D institutions and government bodies.


For registration and practical information, click here.


We remain at your disposal for any further information you might require and look forward to meeting you during this visit.



Best regards



Gwenn Sonck                                                      Bert De Graeve

Executive Director                                                  Chairman



Lammerstraat 18, 9000 Gent

Tel. : ++32/9/266 14 60/61

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