Economic Mission to Hangzhou

Date: 01-02 April 2019

With the support of SwissCham, the Swiss Consulate in Shanghai is planning to organize an economic mission to Hangzhou Municipality, Zhejiang Province, from April 01 to 02, 2019.

As the birthplace of China’s private economy and as well that of the e-commerce giant Alibaba, Zhejiang is one of the richest and most developed provinces in China, with its per capita disposable income ranking No. 3, right after Shanghai and Beijing, while its GDP volume retaining the 4th place behind Guangdong, Jiangsu and Shandong province. After 40 years’ of reform and development, the province wants to take the lead in China’s transformation from a low-cost manufacturer into a technologically advanced, innovative economy. This transition is coupled with a wave of handover of rein to the second generation of entrepreneurs, with renewed ambitious and entrepreneurial spirits for a sustainable future development.

In order to establish a platform for strengthening exchanges between Chinese and Swiss entrepreneurs in the context of the Sino-Swiss strategic innovative partnership, a Zhejiang-Swiss Young Entrepreneurs Innovation Forum, as a highlight of this year’s economic mission, will be held on 2nd April, with participation of members of Zhejiang Youth League, Zhejiang Young Entrepreneurs Association, Zhejiang Young Scientists Association and Swiss delegation. The Forum is supported by Zhejiang Provincial Government and co-organized by the Swiss Consulate in Shanghai, Zhejiang Young Entrepreneurs Association, Zhejiang Young Scientists Association and Shanghai Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce.

The main purpose of the economic mission is to offer Swiss companies an opportunity to know more about and better understand the local business and investment environment and to establish contacts with the government and entrepreneurs. The program will be coordinated with the local government, according to the needs and profile of the participating companies.

The main content will include:

  • Official meeting with the provincial leaders
  • Zhejiang-Swiss Young Entrepreneurs Innovation Forum
  • Visit to selected Swiss and local enterprises

Program Rundown (活动安排)

  • Visit to Swiss companies
  • Networking dinner
  • Meeting with Governor of Zhejiang
  • Zhejiang-Swiss Young Entrepreneurs Innovation Forum
  • Local company visits
  • Dinner with Zhejiang young entrepreneurs

For more details about the program rundown, please click here

Event cost: free for accepted members upon confirmation

Expenses: hotel and meals will be booked with special group rate with payment handled individually; local transportation and simultaneous interpretation will be shared by all members. Venue and setup of the forum will be borne by the local government 

Language(语言): English

Participation requirements:

As the Economic Mission is organized by the Swiss Consulate, Swiss companies are preferred to participate. The Consulate will reserve the right to make the final decision in regard to the participation list. Please find the Invitation from the Consul General here.

For registration, please click HERE to fill in the form and send it to Ms. Min Xu before Friday, March 22, 2019. Details about travel arrangement and hotel reservation will follow. Your feedback and proposals are most welcome in order to ensure the quality of the program for this mission. 

Ms. Min XU, Deputy Head of Economic Section

Email: min.xu@eda.admin.ch

Tel: 6270 0519, extension: 852795

RSVP: Please register by March 22, 2019. Since there are limited seats in the delegation, the final confirmation will be communicated by email to all applicants. 

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