Jinan Sino-German/European SME Cooperation conference
For the fourth year Jinan government organized the Sino-German/European SME cooperation conference. There were key note speeches from both high government representatives as from famous German politicians (Rudolph Scharping and Martin Schulz). General message was that China/Jinan is opening up for more foreign cooperation, especially in the hightech and life science & health sectors. Also it is stimulated to start foreign companies (WFOE), where local government even can help with funding, facilities and resources.
During the conference the more than 120 European companies had the chance to meet with the same number of suitable local companies. As a result of the matchmaking event many business opportunities have been created for both the European as the local Chinese companies. The conference lasted 2 days (1 and 2 November) and the feedback from the participants about the organization and quality of matches was very positive. Next year in October it will be the fifth year and Jinan expects even more companies from all over Europe to participate.