Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,
In light of the eased pandemic restrictions and an increase in flights to China, the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) and SwissCham are resuming their fact-finding and trailblazing trips to China.
After a lengthy three-year hiatus from China, we have crafted an insightful program designed to help you reconnect with, and rediscover, the economic realities and opportunities within the country.
With great pleasure, we cordially invite you to participate in our Fact-Finding Mission to the Greater Bay Area, Hangzhou, and Shanghai, taking place from 2 to 7 November 2023.
Our mission will be guided by the theme "Re-Discovery: A Special Focus on Innovation & Technology in China". Over the six-day trip, we will explore Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, and Shanghai, incorporating meaningful cultural experiences that help illuminate the economic background and development of these areas.
The mission's primary goal is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the Chinese economy and culture, foster potential partnerships, and uncover market opportunities. SwissCham China chapters in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shanghai will share exclusive insights with the participants during closed sessions.
This mission presents an array of opportunities: business cooperation meetings, networking sessions, company visits, as well as cultural immersions. These engagements are designed to promote Swiss-Chinese business development by initiating contacts and projects, allowing for exploration of market opportunities in various industries. In addition, company visits will provide a rare opportunity to visit innovative Chinese companies.
The companies selected for our visits represent a diverse mix of large global corporations and privately-owned businesses, providing a cross-section of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) sector in China. This will offer you a representative overview of the Chinese economy, highlighting its capabilities and challenges.
Our tour will culminate with a visit to the China International Import Expo (CIIE), an annual event drawing major companies and sectors from all over the world and from every part of China. Regarded as a must-attend event on the Chinese business calendar, we will visit a Chinese exhibitor providing a holistic overview of the Chinese market, potentially enabling contacts with thousands of their Chinese clients and partners. Additionally, we will attend the China Europe CEO Summit, the official side-event of CIIE hosted by ICBC.
Finally, enriching cultural experiences such as a guided tour of the M+ Sigg Collection at West Kowloon Cultural District's M+ Museum, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and winetasting experience of Chinese and Western wines will round off our journey.
Your SwissCham Team
Wednesday, 01 November 2023
Suggested flight: Zurich - Hong Kong (LX 138), arrival in Hong Kong at 17:40
Evening: Official start and briefing of delegation
Thursday, 02 November 2023
Friday, 03 November 2023
Saturday, 04 November 2023
Sunday, 05 November 2023
Monday, 06 November 2023
Tuesday, 07 November 2023
Wednesday, 08 November 2023
Option 1: Shanghai - Zurich (LX189)
11:05 Shanghai Pudong International (PVG) - 18:25 Zurich Airport (ZRH)
Option 2: Continuation trip to Zhenjiang, Xi'an and Beijing from November 08-11 with delegation organized by Swiss China Center. Read here the detailed program for Zhenjiang, Xi'an and Beijing.
Please note that the contents are subject to change, and the organizers reserve the right to modify the program according to current circumstances.
Members: CHF 3980. - plus VAT
Non-members: CHF 4680. - plus VAT
(applicable to members of SCCC, SHKBA, SwissCham, S-GE, stars Alumni)
The price includes:
Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 20
The costs are calculated on the basis of the effective costs with a minimum mark-up for the organising organisations SCCC and SwissCham.
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