15th June 2017

A senior delegate team of official and business representatives from China’s southern province of Guangdong recently visited the UK for an economic and trade co-operation conference to discuss ongoing investment opportunities.

The four-day high profile visit included a grand ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ signing in front of 700 UK and Chinese representatives between the official provincial Chamber CCPIT Guangdong represented by the Chamber’s President Mr Tao Lin and the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO Paul Britton.

Prior to the signing Paul Britton met the leader of Guangdong, Chunhua Hu, in a pre-conference VIP meeting. Greg Hands, Minister of State for the Department of International Trade, was also in attendance.

Dr. Kegang Wu, Chief Representative of the Guangdong Economic and Trade Office in the UK, commented: “This was the only partnership agreement signed by a major Chamber or trade association with Guangdong, proving so important that it got a special mention in the keynote speech of Mr Chunhua Hu, the Guangdong Leader.

“In a private meeting between the two Chambers both vowed to make the best of this new partnership for the benefits of their respective members and regional economies.”

Dr. Wu, who brokered the MOU, is also the China Market Specialist adviser to the Chamber helping companies with market entry, contract negotiation, business development and partnership facilitation. Further information on the China desk and how it supports businesses can be found HERE