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2019-12-07 | South China

Bring Guangdong from ‘Locally Good’ to ‘Globally Great’ European Chamber facilitates Guangdong-European Business Partnership in 3rd CEIICC

7th December 2019, Dongguan, China – Today the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (European Chamber) together with the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, hosted the 2019 China (Guangdong) – Europe Investment Cooperation Conference (CEICC) in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province. Around 500 leaders from government and business side attended the meeting and shared their thoughts on the potential of further investment and cooperation in Guangdong. Both European Union Ambassador to China, H.A. Nicolas Chapuis and the Vice Governor of Guangdong Province, Zhang Hu made keynote speeches during the meeting.

The conference aims at deepening the understanding of the key role that Dongguan City played in the development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA), especially in regards to 5G. Apart from diversely themed dialogues and seminars, a special roundtable between the Guangdong Government and European Business leaders was held. During the roundtable, officials from the local government replied to questions and concerns confronted by FIE’s operating and investing in Guangdong Province.

“Guangdong has stood at the top of the list of best places in which to do business in China for many years chiefly due to its whole-hearted embracing of the spirit of Deng Xiaoping and Zhu Rongji’s reforms,” said Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. “The region’s value to European business as the place in China where market forces most truly lead is clear, as proven by a series of multi-billion dollar investments in the province that will be wholly-foreign owned. Now is the time to open up further, so that European business can contribute to Guangdong building a top-class business environment by any international standards.”

“Our member companies in Guangdong are committed to this market, and events like the CEICC help ensure that European business has ample opportunities to engage with the local government,” said George Lau, Chair of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China’s South China Chapter. “We are especially excited to bring our new South China Position Paper 2019/2020 to the table this year and raise the specific concerns and recommendations of European business at this special platform for constructive engagement.”  

 

 

About the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (European Chamber) was founded in 2000 by 51 member companies that shared a goal of establishing a common voice for the various business sectors of the European Union and European businesses operating in China. It is a member-driven, non-profit, fee-based organisation with a core structure of 31 working groups and fora representing European business in China. The European Chamber is recognised by the European Commission and the Chinese authorities as the official voice of European business in China.

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For more information, please contact:

Bruce Ding Bohan|Marketing and Communications Manager

 

European Union Chamber of Commerce in China - South China Chapter Guangzhou office

Room 2817, 28/F, Tower A, China Shine Plaza, No.9 Linhe Xi Road,Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510613

广州市天河区, 林和西路9号, 耀中广场A座2817室. 邮编:510613

Tel: +86 (20) 3801 0269

European Union Chamber of Commerce in China - South China Chapter Shenzhen office

Room 308, 3/F, Chinese Overseas Scholars Venture Building, South District, Shenzhen Hi-tech Industry Park, Shenzhen 518057

深圳市南山区留学生创业大厦3楼308室. 邮编:518057

Tel: +86 (0755) 8632 9040

Email: bding@europeanchamber.com.cn

For more information please contact

Bruce Ding Bohan

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