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China (Zhejiang) – UK (Nottinghamshire) trade & investment symposium

26 June, 2017, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

A partnership agreement was signed recently between Nottinghamshire and Zhejiang province.  As a result, Nottinghamshire County Council and partners are delighted to welcome Zhejiang CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) and a delegation of over 60 Chinese companies to the Midlands.  This visit will explore opportunities for business collaboration, both export and investment, across a range of sectors.

First in the proceedings will be a plenary session where speakers representing the UK and China will discuss the many existing opportunities for business engagement.  Afterwards, delegates will be able to pre-book appointments with members of the Chinese delegation from the following sectors:

  • Energy/Electric Power/ Environmental Protection – Chemical Industry
  • Electronics and Information Industry – Commerce & Logistics – Textiles – Processing & Manufacturing
  • Services & Security – Construction & Housing – Tourism & Culture

In addition, in order to see the Chinese company profiles, follow the registration link below.

Brief introduction to Zhejiang

Hosting the G20 summit in 2016, last year Zhejiang ranked 4th in terms of provincial GDP with an economy equivalent to that of Austria. With 90% of that economy privately owned, the province ranked 3rd behind Shanghai and Beijing in terms of disposable income per capita.  Furthermore, it was 2nd in terms of the number of incorporated listed companies (2015).

Pillar sectors in the province are: light textiles, machinery, building materials, chemicals, ICT and medical devices.  This explains exactly why Zhejiang companies are looking to Europe for investment collaboration.  New and rapidly growing sectors include e-commerce (the Alibaba Group is based in the provincial capital, Hangzhou) and creative (second largest film and television making region in China).


  • 09:00 Registration
  • 09:30 Opening remarks – Sir John Peace, Chairman, Midlands Engine
  • 09:45 Zhejiang Business Opportunities, Mme Wu Guiying, Chair, CCPIT Zhejiang
  • 09:55 Senior representative, Commercial Section, Chinese Embassy
  • 10:05 Chair, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce
  • 10:15 Signing Ceremony: East Midlands Chamber & CCPIT Zhejiang
  • 10:20 Unveiling of CCPIT Zhejiang UK office
  • 10:25 Introduction to Nottinghamshire Business environment
  • 10:40 Break
  • 11:00-14:00 1-2-1 meetings (please note that a buffet lunch will also be available during this time)

Further information and registration

As registration is completed through CBBC’s online portal, this requires you to set up an account with CBBC.  Register now.  This should only take a few minutes, however, if you need any help at all, please contact the CBBC.


China-Britain Business Council
020 7802 2000


Nottingham Conference Centre
Burton Street
Nottingham, NG1 4BU United Kingdom
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