Participate in FIT's Start2Export2China

Flanders Investment & Trade and Voka KvK Flemish-Brabant will organize a mission to China called Start2Export2China from 20 to 26 November 2023 and will include Beijing and Shanghai.

If you only have limited experience on the Chinese market or if you want to reboot your export activities to China, the assisted project Start2Export2China is something for you. Flanders Investment & Trade and Voka KvK Flemish-Brabant will assist you closely with the first steps of your company on the interesting and challenging Chinese market.

The assisted project has several stages:

1. Following your registration, there will be an online session in which we evaluate your expectations of the Chinese market, determine the potential of your products or services, and whether your company is ready for it.

2. Shortly after this intake meeting, you will receive confirmation of your participation.

3. This is followed by a workshop providing you a number of tips and tricks and discussing the group business trip.

4. Following the business trip there will be a moment of evaluation to once again exchange experiences with the other participants and tell us about the progress you've made.

You are not alone in this project. You can continue to ask our offices in Beijing and Shanghai and your provincial FIT-office to continue to assist you with your further steps on the Chinese market. Voka KvK Flemish-Brabant is also available to assist you with your export plans to China!

Discount export market diversification: Companies experiencing negative consequences from Brexit and wanting to diversify their export markets could receive a 25% discount on the costs of participation in this project if certain conditions are met. This discount is financed through the Brexit Adjustment Reserve of the European Union. If you have any questions, contact

What? Assisted project Start2Export2China

Where? Beijing and Shanghai, China


  • Intake talk online: in the course of May/June. Following registration, you will receive a link to plan your talk.
  • Workshop: end of September
  • Group business trip: 20-26 November 2023
  • Evaluation session: early 2024, Voka – KvK Flemish-Brabant

Ultimate registration date: 18 June 2023


  • Contribution to FIT: €700 for the first participant of the company (€350 per additional participant of the same company). This is the contribution to the costs of the group business trip.
  • Contribution to Voka KvK Flemish-Brabant: €200 excl.VAT (€100 excl.VAT per additional participant of the same company), for the organization of the workshop and lunch of the participants.

Organization: Flanders Investment & Trade in cooperation with Voka KvK Flemish-Brabant.

If you still have question you can find more information on the FIT website (in Dutch) or contact Annalin Van Biesen, Area Manager East Asia, email: T +32 2 504 88 02.