2017 China (Guangdong)-Europe Investment and Innovation Cooperation Conference will be held from September 13 to 14 in Sino-German Industrial Services Zone. About 350 representatives of Fortune Global 500 companies from both China (Guangdong) and Europe, leading enterprises, chambers of commerce and government will gather to discuss development opportunities and key cooperation fields of Guangdong-Europe cooperation.
So far, European enterprises including HSBC, Siemens, BASF, ABB and Volkswagen have confirmed their attendance at the conference. More than 30 leading and innovative enterprises in Guangdong such as China Southern Power Grid, BYD and ZTE will also attend the conference.
The conference will focus on “Made in China 2025” jointing “European Industry 4.0”. There will be round-table conferences among government officials of Guangdong province and CEO of European enterprises, dialogues and investigations between Guangdong key enterprises and European leading companies, and five forums in the afternoon of September 13, which cover intellectual manufacturing, biological medicine, smart city, Sino-European enterprises transnational investment and cooperation, etc.
13 German-invested enterprises in Shunde
Guangdong is one of the important trading partners in mainland China. The amount of import and export in 2016 reached 115.5 billion dollars, taking up 17% of the total volume of import and export trade between China and Europe.
As an important national manufacturing base and a district with high volume of imports and exports in Guangdong, statistics show that the total volume of import and export trade of Shunde reaches 167.38 billion yuan ($25.13 bn), 135.51 billion yuan ($20.35 bn) of exports and 31.87 billion yuan ($4.79 bn) of imports.
In terms of German investment, until 2016, there are 13 German-invested enterprises in Shunde. Shunde has two key platforms, Sino-German Industrial Services Zone and Pilot Zone of EU-China Urbanization Development Zone. There are 33 foreign-invested enterprises of countries on the “Belt and Road Initiatives” in Shunde with an aggregate investment of 4.66 billion dollars.