Economic Mission to Guangdong
9 - 15 November 2019
In collaboration with our partners, Utrecht Region is organising an economic mission to Guangdong, China from 9 to 15 November 2019. This mission was organised for companies and knowledge institutions that want to take a first step towards China, or want to boost their existing partnerships.
The province of Utrecht has a sister relationship with the province of Guangdong. Guangdong also plays an important role in bilateral trade with the Netherlands: in 2016 the trade volume between the Netherlands and Guandong province hit USD 13.1 billion.
Because business in China is led by its government, the sister relationship is an important tool for a successful business cooperation with China. In November 2013, the province of Utrecht entered into a structural partnership with DOFTEC (the economic department of the Guangdong province).
A delegation consisted of 28 people from 12 companies, 2 educational organisations and the Utrecht Science Park foundation visited Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai from 9 to 15 November 2019. Here you can find a short report on our economic mission to China.Read more
Testimonial Green Peak
The efforts of Invest Utrecht rolled out the red carpet in China for the Dutch company GreenPeak Technologies. "Utrecht’s provincial government representatives have been instrumental in opening up the Chinese market for GreenPeak", says Frans Frielink, VP Business Development at the worldwide operating manufacturer of semiconductors. Company employees of GreenPeak previously invented the WiFi wireless communication technology. The current Utrecht business is now doing the same for the so called 'smart home'”, says Frielink. "Without help from Invest Utrecht we couldn’t have been so successful in China in this new ball game."