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Derbyshire businesses invited to World Manufacturing Convention in China next month

Published: 13 August 2019

Calling all Derbyshire businesses – together with Derby City Council – we are looking for companies to join us at this year’s World Manufacturing Convention in China.


The event – which is being held in Hefei, Anhui Province from the 20-23 September 2019 – offers local firms a great chance to develop business contacts and open up export opportunities in China.

Businesses interested in attending the convention can find out more at the ‘Doing Business in China’ seminar next Tuesday (20 August 2019) at Markham Vale Environment Centre in Chesterfield, S44 5HY from 8am to 10:45am.

Our Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Councillor Tony King, said:

“Developing international links to help local businesses to grow and be more productive is one of our key priorities and the Chinese Government is placing a lot of emphasis on growing trading relationships.

“Derby and Derbyshire has an established relationship with Anhui Province and its capital Hefei, so there really is no better time for local firms to explore doing business with China.”

China is currently the UK’s 6th biggest export market and is growing rapidly. UK exports to China rose from £12.6bn in 2016 to £16.4bn in 2018.

Businesses involved in the manufacturing and innovation sectors, their supply chains and related services such as financial, industrial and technology-based are welcome to attend the seminar to find out more about the World Manufacturing Convention which is supported by the Midlands Engine.

The two councils have a close relationship with Anhui Province and there will be the opportunity for businesses from Derby and Derbyshire to meet Chinese businesses. They will be introduced by the councils’ Chinese representative in Anhui who works closely with the China Britain Business Council (CBBC) and the UK Consulate in Shanghai to encourage international trade.

To register for the ‘Doing Businesses in China’ seminar visit Eventbrite 

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