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Market Visit to China - 5th-9th March 2018

Businesses in Sheffield and Sheffield City Region are invited to take part in a trade mission to China in November 2017. China is the world’s largest economy with a population of 1.38 billion and an average of 7% GDP growth. Local companies who are looking to export to or seek investment from China are encouraged to join us on this trade mission.

China's unrivalled economic growth over the past three decades has helped it to become the world's largest
economy. As China moves towards an innovation-led and consumption-driven economic model, there are
many opportunities for SCR companies.

This multi-sector trade mission is designed with companies in SCR in mind. Covering the Chinese cities of
Nanchang and Hong Kong, these two cities present unique advantage when tackling the wider Chinese
market and beyond.

Working directly with the Nanchang City Government, we aim to help SCR companies to tap into the
opportunities in automotive, aerospace, electronics, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, digital & technological
services as well as a wide range of consumer products.

For companies who are looking at China and beyond, we are working with organisations in Hong Kong to
show businesses how they can take advantage of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)
and the soon to be announced Free Trade Agreement between Hong Kong and ASEAN. Over 60% of
China's FDI went via Hong Kong, this is also a destination for companies seeking investment from China.

Trade Mission Highlights
✓ Estimated core cost for accommodation, flights, visas, translation etc. is between £2000 - £2500.
✓ Eligible SMEs can apply for support funding under the Exporting for Growth Programme
✓ Pre-mission China workshops & bespoke briefing session for participating companies
✓ A compact programme designed for businesses in Sheffield City Region
✓ Working directly with companies selected by Nanchang City Government
✓ Networking & business matchmaking opportunities
✓ Assistance from local Trade specialists before and during the visit
✓ Translation services, visa invitation letters and advice on travel*
✓ Personalised market research and meeting introductory service*

Saturday, 3rd March 2018 - Depart from the UK
Sunday, 4th March 2018 - Arrive in Hong Kong | Rest | Option Welcoming Dinner
Monday, 5th March 2018 - Official Programme Starts | Market Briefing (Hong Kong) | Networking Lunch | Site Visit or Individual Meetings 
Tuesday, 6th March 2018 - Round table meeting | Other activities to be confirmed
Wednesday, 7th March 2018 - Depart from HK | Arrive at Nanchang
Thursday, 8th March 2018 - Industrial zone site visit 
Friday, 9th March 2018 - Sheffield Nanchang Economic Cooperation Forum | Meetings with local companies
Saturday, 10th March 2018 - Depart from Nanchang for HK, UK
Sunday, 11th March 2018 ** -  Arrive in UK

* The official itinerary is subject to further updates and participants should inform Invest Sheffield should they want to take part in part of the
** For companies interested in Guangzhou and are in consumer products, an alternative ‘meet the buyer' event can be arranged with our
local partners

If you are interested in joining this delegation, or require further information please contact: Ben Hui


Market Visit to China - 5th-9th March 2018
Hong Kong & Nanchang

03/03/2018 to 11/03/2018
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Last Updated: 11/12/2017
Author: Renate Halton

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