Team Finland China business delegation’s two-day visit to Hangzhou in Zhejiang province kicked off successfully on 21 October 2020. The delegation consists of 28 companies making it the biggest business delegation visit in East China this year.
The two days include meetings with provincial government authorities, Chinese companies and universities as well as seminars and match making events with local companies. The visit began with a meeting between Consul General Pasi Hellman and the Vice Governor of Zhejiang, Mr. Zhu Congjiu.
The focus is on companies that operate on e-commerce, digitalization and energy as well as winter sports. Zhejiang aims to play a leading role in China’s AI core technologies and become a national digital industry demonstration zone. It is also the largest e-commerce base in China. The visit offers an excellent opportunity for companies to further expand their presence in China.
Team Finland China business delegation’s Zhejiang visit continued on 22 October 2020, with China-Finland Smart Energy Forum and a meeting with Zhejiang Provincial Sports Bureau.
The Smart Energy Forum gathered several participants, 52 Chinese and 12 Finnish companies. Many energy companies in Zhejiang have shown interest in smart grid, virtual power plant, energy storage and renewable integrated multi-energy systems.
At the meeting with the Sports Bureau, the focus was on winter sports, especially developing winter sports infrastructure. Winter sports cooperation between Finland and China has strong foundations, as 2019 was the China-Finland Year of Winter Sports, which included over 60 cooperation initiatives.
The business delegation also visited, among other places, Zhejiang Future Sciencetech City and Alibaba Group.