The event will consist of a trade stand expo area where businesses are offered space to showcase their products, promote their services and seek connections to the China market.
There will also be space for B2B meetings with support in hosting these meetings. The Ningbo Government will be able to provide information about businesses attending ahead of the event to help you plan out your interests and activities.
The organisers are specifically looking for UK businesses with strong IP around smart technologies, creative concepts and innovative digital products. Businesses working in the heritage sector with a strong cultural connection are also welcomed.
Ningbo is a port, mid-size city in South-East China with a population of around 8million. Based close to Shanghai it is easy to transfer from international flights via train, car or internal flight.
April 14th~17th 2017. Although the event is 4 days long please allow for a 6-7 day trip to allow for travel.
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU
Nottingham City Council will be attending and supporting the trip, facilitating meeting set up, supporting with translation and providing support with activities surrounding the trip making the coordination of such a visit as easy as possible.
If you are looking to connect into the China market and you are working within the field of the Creative and Digital Economy sector this will be a good opportunity for you to build your knowledge and networks. Nottingham will also be hosting an area of the expo for all our attendees who require stand space.
This event itself attracts around 116,000 visitors over the 4 day event, including approximately 30,000 business visitors. In 2016 approximately 7billionRMB of trade deals were conducted and the organisers are looking to build on this success.
The Chinese community are very welcoming to international businesses and you will be well received and looked after by Ningbo Government should you wish to attend.
Businesses wishing to attend this event will be required to pay for their own:
International travel (internal China travel will be covered by Ningbo Government based on international flights being coordinated to arrive together)- approximately £500 return if you book early
Accommodation- approximately £60-£70 per night totalling around £500
Visas (please ensure you plan at least 1 month ahead of the event to get your visa’s sorted)
NB- The Ningbo Government have offered support to fully fund the trip for a number of businesses which they will select from those who express an interest (flight, accommodation and meals). Why not put yourself forward to see if you get selected for full funding? Only expressions of interest are required in order to be considered and as they say, “you’ve got to be in it to win it”!
If you are interested in this mission please provide an expression of interest by 24th February 2017