Qingdao Forum on UK-China Local Trade and Investment Cooperation, London, 20 November 2017
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A delegation led by the Mayor of Qingdao, Mr Meng Fanli, will be holding a forum in London to further strengthen business links between Qingdao and the UK.
The UK plays a vital role in the economic and trade cooperation between Qingdao and Europe. In 2015, Qingdao was designated by the Ministry of Commerce as one of the first cities implementing the local-level cooperation mechanism and a member of the China-UK Joint Working Group for Local Trade and Investment Cooperation.
Top reasons to do business in Qingdao
- Qingdao has been a special economic and technology development zone since 1984 and has many systems in place for taking advantage of foreign investment.
- Qingdao has major exports across a large number of sectors including Garment, electric and electronic products, machinery and equipment, textiles, footwear, metal products, aquatic products, chemicals.
- New sectors & industries boom created lot of opportunities for British businesses.
For more information about Qingdao city and business opportunities please click here.
To view the delegation list please click here.
15:40 Qingdao Presentation Video
15:45 Welcome speech by Sir Tom Troubridge, vice-Chairman, China-Britain Business Council
15:50 Key-note speech by Mr. Meng on promoting cooperation in service trade and local trade and investment
16:05 Speech by Mr. Jin Xu, Minister Counsellor - Economic and Commercial Office, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the UK
16:10 Announcement of the development plan of Sino-British Innovation Industrial Park
16:25 Contract signing
16:35 Free exchanges between participants
17:00 End of the forum
Organised by Qingdao Municipal Government and China-Britain Business Council
Hosted by Qingdao Municipal Bureau of Commerce
Supported by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the UK and the 48 Group Club
Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel
86-90 Park Lane