Beijing, China. On 6th February 2017, a final line-up was officially announced of European enterprises that will visit China on a week-long Business Mission to partner with Chinese companies working in the Clean Technologies sector. The first Business Mission of the EU Gateway to China programme will be held in Beijing from 20–24 March 2017. Clean Technologies companies from European Union Member States will visit China to seek partnerships with local counterparts. As China's biggest trading partner, the EU hopes that engaging Chinese companies in the Business Mission and providing them with face-to-face meeting opportunities with EU companies will led to mutually beneficial business cooperation and investment opportunities.
As a part of the Business Mission, the Clean Technologies Exhibition will open from 21-22 March at the Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center. Over two days, the chosen European enterprises will introduce their products and technologies, aiming to establish long-term cooperation with Chinese partners. The products and technologies presented come from several subsectors, including biomass, biogas, energy efficiency services, air pollution control, waste water treatment, solid waste management, recycling, and soil pollution prevention and treatment, among others.
The selected companies come from EU Member States including Germany, Italy, Poland, Finland, Latvia, Slovenia, Portugal and Malta. "A detailed list of the participating EU companies will be available on the EU Gateway to China website," said Mr. Bartley, a representative of the EU Gateway to China. "Any Chinese company wishing to attend the Clean Technologies Exhibition can register on the website www.eu-gateway.cn in advance. We encourage interested Chinese companies to apply for one-to-one business meetings on the registration page, so that the schedule can be set from early on. These interactions between Chinese and EU Companies offer great potential for partnerships in the Clean Technologies sector".