Jinan Sino-European SME Cooperation conference

For the fourth year in a row Jinan government is organizing a big conference about international cooperation between Jinan and Europe. Traditionally Germany is the largest cooperation partner of Jinan, but companies and organizatons from other European countries are also welcome to join. Jinan is really interested in getting into contact with them, because there are many cooperation opportunities for European companies. 

Date and Venue: 
31.10.2018 – 02.11.2018, Jinan, Shandong Province, China.
(Arrival of participants on the 31.10.2018)

Topics of the conference:

  • SME cooperation & communication between Jinan and Europe

  • Investment conditions of Jinan Innovation Zone for European SMEs

  • Matchmaking activities between European SMEs and Chinese companies

Target audience: 

  • Life Science companies

  • High tech equipment companies

  • ICT/big data/AI companies


Conference program

Wednesday 31 Oct: registration and welcome of guests

  • 12-18h Registration and check-in the hotel

  • 18h-20h Welcome dinner buffet

  • 20.30-22h City night tour

Thursday 1 Nov: first conference day

  • 8.30-12h Opening- and keynote speeches

  • 12-14h Lunch

  • 14-17h Matchmaking meetings and company presentations

  • 18-20.30 Networking reception and dinner

Friday 2 Nov: second conference day

  • 9.00-10h Investment and promotion

  • 10.00-11h Round table discussion

  • 11.30-12h Project signing ceremony

  • 12-14h Lunch buffet

  • 14-17h Facultative program (company visits, meetings)


Opportunities for participating companies: 

  • Meet high-ranking government representatives of Shandong province and Jinan City

  • Insights in current developments of key topics and possibilities for European enterprises

  • Face-to-face communication with potential business partners on the match-making meeting

  • Visit Jinan Innovation Zone with 30.000 enterprises in 10 technology parks on an area of 318km²

Possibility to include Jinan in a Holland-China Life Science fact finding mission

Jinan invest has a cooperatin with Nihaohelan and Orangeswallow. Especially for Dutch life science companies, they offer a extensive program, including visiting the conference in Jinan and visits and meetings in Beijing to get a deeper understanding of the opportunities in the Chinese healthcare market. You can click on the button below to find more information about this mission.


Important: for European companies, that fit the criteria of Jinan government, the cost of a return flight to China and two nights in the 5* conference hotel will be paid by Jinan (ticket price maximum 1.500 euro). Pre-assessment procedure is needed for foreign applications. For a registration form please click on the button below this page.