Team Finland China is organizing a business delegation visit to Henan on October 29-30, 2020. The visit is led by Mr. Jarno Syrjälä, Ambassador of Finland to China.
Henan Province is one of China's major energy markets as well as the logistics hub of the country. The Province's three-year action plan strongly promotes green transformation in energy solutions and manufacturing systems. Therefore this visit offers an excellent opportunity for Finnish companies that operate on smart energy, sustainable manufacturing, digi or logistics to further expand their presence in China.
The program consists of a visit to Smart Island of Zhengzhou, meetings with relevant provincial government authorities and Chinese companies well as a seminar and B2B matchmaking event. Due to current travel restrictions, the seminar is also available online for those company representatives that are currently not located in China.
Henan is one of the major energy markets in China. According to the three-year action plan for energy development in Henan Province, it is estimated that the new and renewable energy will attract high-intensity investment. In the future, the energy consumption structure of Henan Province will speed up to low carbon emission, and higher proportion of non-fossil energy consumption. This will promote green and intelligent energy transformation and technological innovation. Henan Province is actively seeking for energy solutions in clean and smart district heating, energy saving, biomass to values, smart grid, energy storage and more. Under guideline of MoU between BF and Henan Government, energy is one of the main fields for cooperation.
Henan Province is a traditional manufacturing base in China for food, motor, equipment, chemical, machine, textile, construction material, etc. Henan actively promotes the three major transformations of smart, green and hi-tech in coming three years, and pushes the whole manufacturing industry towards middle and high end. Since 2019, several pilot projects are rapidly progressing, including 300 intelligent production lines, 100 intelligent workshops and 50 smart factories. Meanwhile, Henan devotes to carry out the construction of green manufacturing system and strive to create national green factory, green park, green products and green supply chain.
Henan is the logistics hub in China and is accelerating the construction of the modern three-dimensional transportation system and modern logistics system. The advantage of transportation and logistics make Zhengzhou the largest cross-border e-commerce base in China in terms of healthy food and cosmetics. The flight from Zhengzhou to Helsinki will open in October which will promote the business cooperation in several sectors between Henan and Finland.
This visit is aimed for Finnish companies that are already present in China and identify themselves with smart energy, sustainable manufacturing, digi or logistics industry sectors. Due to the current travel restrictions, the on site visit is offered only 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.
Online participation to the seminar is available for those company representatives located outside of China.
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 800 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.
Participation to the online seminar is free of charge.
Read more about the practicalities HERE.