The largest Sino-European Business Conference ever held in Guangdong – the China (Guangdong) Europe Investment & Innovation Cooperation Conference (CEIICC) – was successfully completed in Foshan on 13 September 2017.
Eight European Chambers were supporters of this huge event and both the German Chamber of Commerce (AHK) and the British Chamber took an active and vital role. Having been appointed by the Provincial government of Guangdong and the Foshan Government to help in the conference’s realisation, Helis & Associates (H&A) had the great pleasure to be the main facilitator of the event. Thanks to Foshan city and Shunde district, the conference was provided with a fantastic location. With all this support, the team managed to turn this event into one of the biggest events of the entire Pearl River Delta this year.
Apart from the governor of Guangdong Mr. Ma Xingrui, the ambassador of the European Union in China Mr. Schweisgut and the president of the European Union Chamber in China Mr. Harborn, we welcomed twelve European Consul Generals and CEOs and VPs from 15 Fortune 500 companies. Altogether more than 200 European and more than 500 Chinese business and government representatives attended this conference and the five afternoon panels, and 49 speeches and presentations were held throughout the day.
For its numerous attendees, this event was a fantastic opportunity to foster connections with top representatives of established firms and to make their voices heard within an advisory council breakfast, a meeting with Mr. Ma Xingrui and Dr. Schweisgut, and a CEO round table event together with the governor.
So far we have received very positive feedback for this event, which was also covered in several important Chinese news channels such as CCTV2 and GDTV World.