Team Finland China is organizing a business delegation visit to Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province on October 21-22, 2020. The visit is led by Consul General Pasi Hellman.
Zhejiang has set a goal that by 2022 the economic aggregate of its local digital industries will exceed 4 trillion yuan. It aims to play a leading role in China's AI core technologies and become a national digital industry demonstration zone. .
This visit offers an excellent opportunity for Finnish companies that operate on e-commerce, digitalization or energy to further expand their presence in China.
The visit consists of meetings with relevant provincial government authorities, Chinese companies and universities as well as seminars and match making events with local companies.
Zhejiang has been ranked as Top 2 in China based on its companies' innovation ability and Top 4 based on IPR volume. Zhejiang has 8 national high-tech science parks, 28 provincial high-tech science parks as well as 21 national economic and technological development zones, 8 special customs controlling zones and 57 provincial economic development zones.
Zhejiang is one of the largest e-commerce base in China as well as in the world. It is where Alibaba’s headquarter and other key e-commerce service companies are located. We will organize the meeting with Alibaba and other e-commerce service providers to discuss cooperation opportunities in the e-commerce sector.
Zhejiang Province is actively promoting industrial digitization and vigorously cultivating new technologies as well as new services, especially in terms of integrated circuits, intelligent hardware, flexible electronics, artificial intelligence and 5G. Several world leading ICT companies are located in Zhejiang including Aliyun, HIKVision, H3C and Dahua to mention a few.
Zhejiang has grown to be one of China's wealthiest provinces with substantial demand of energy. For example, the power load in Zhejiang rose to a historical high in July 2020. Due to recent national and provincial policy to develop towards more clean and energy efficient system, major energy companies in Zhejiang are interested in smart grid, virtual power plant, energy storage and renewable integrated multi-energy systems.
This visit is aimed for Finnish companies that are already present in China and identify themselves with e-commerce, digitalization / ICT or energy industry sectors. Due to the current travel restrictions, this visit is offered to company representatives who are already located China.
Kindly note, that if the participating company is not a Finnish company, participation requires that the Finnish company whose interests the Chinese company is representing as well as the relationship between the two companies, is specified in the registration form.
To cover the expenses of arranging this visit, Business Finland will charge a participation fee. Participation fee will be charged after the visit based on the actual costs. The estimated participation fee is 1000 RMB/person. The price is subject to surcharges.
Kindly not that the participation fee does not include flights or accommodation of the participant nor meals outside the business delegation program.
You may find more information regarding the practicalities and participation fee HERE.