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Visit China - UKTI Trade Mission 16th - 26th November 2013

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UK Trade & Investment, China-Britain Business Council and Bristol China Partnership, are inviting businesses from the South West of England to attend a comprehensive programme in some of China’s most exciting cities.

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The programme will help you better understand the business environment in these cities as well as establish and expand your business networks. It will include meetings with business leaders and government officials, site visits, events, seminars and networking receptions. The visit will be beneficial to companies from all sectors interested in exploring trade and investment opportunities.

We Will Visit:

  • Guangzhou – sister city of Bristol and Southern China’s biggest business hub, is leading the country’s drive to move up the value chain
  • Shenzhen – known once as the world’s workshop, is re branding itself as one of China’s largest high-tech and service industries centres
  • Hangzhou – in the Yangtze River Delta on the Eastern Seaboard, is home to some of China’s most successful private enterprises and a dynamic regional centre
  • Additional opportunity to join Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Somerset County Councils Somerset-China Sister City Partnership Development Mission to Jiangmen City and Yangjiang City, Guangdong Province

Thursday 3rd October Mission Preparation Day - All registered delegates are required to attend

Friday 15th November UKTI/CBBC Depart the UK for Shenzhen

Saturday 16th November UKTI/CBBC Arrive Shenzhen

Sunday 17th November Day at leisure/individual plans

Monday 18th November Somerset party leaves the UK to arrive in Guangzhou on 19th November                                                                                                                                       Am - UKTI/CBBC– Visit Qianhai development zone - a key service and financial industries pilot project

Pm - Meeting Invest Schenzhen and CCPIT

Tuesday 19th November

Am – OMIS/Individual plans

Pm – China outbound seminar organised by CBBC

Evening – Travel to Guangzhou

UKTI/CBBC are joined by Somerset Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday 20th November UKTI/CBBC and Somerset Chamber of Commerce in Guangzhou

Am – UKTI/consulate briefing

Pm – China outbound seminar

Evening – Reception at the Consul General residence

Thursday 21st November UKTI/CBBC Depart for Hangzhou

Pm – meeting with city business leaders

Friday 22nd November UKTI/CBBC Hangzhou

Am – site visit – Wahaha, Zhongnan animation or others depending on the mission makeup

Pm – mission seminar

Saturday 23rd November UKTI/CBBC Mission programme ends/leisure time

Pm – depart for the UK

Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Somerset County Council proposal to support the Somerset-China Sister City Partnership Development Mission (Jiangmen City and Yangjiang City, Guangdong Province)

Thursday 21st November Depart by coach to Jiangmen

AM – Travel

PM – B2B networking raising regional awareness, 1-2-1 meetings as arranged via individual OMIS orders

Friday 22nd November Somerset County Council join the mission

AM - Meeting with city leaders and CCPIT

PM – Visit a key development area/OMIS and individual meetings

Saturday 23rd November

AM - B2B networking raising regional awareness, TBC - a guided tour of Jiangmen

Evening – Civic reception including signing of the MOU

Sunday 24th November Depart by coach to Yangjiang

AM – Travel

PM & Evening – B2B networking raising regional awareness, TBC a guided tour  of Yangjiang

Monday 25th November AM – Meet city leaders or key development area and CCPIT   PM – China outbound seminar, meet prospective Chinese investors to the UK

Evening – Civic Reception including the signing of the MOU

Tuesday 26th November Return coach to Guangzhou before return flight home

Maximise the Benefit of your Visit
In addition to the overall programme, CBBC and UKTI are pleased to further support delegates through a subsidised service offering the opportunity to undertake tailored market research, partner identification and meeting programmes to make the very most of your visit.

CBBC have staff in Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Jiangmen City and Yangjiang City and Guangdong Province, who are well placed to help you identify, approach and arrange meetings with key potential contacts, partners and clients. If you would like to discuss this, please contact Antoaneta Becker on

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Visiting Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Jiangmen City, Yangjiang City and Guangdong Province

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