On November 11st to 15th, 2019, iCET’s cleantech team – the U.S.-China Clean Tech Center (UCCTC) organized an international New Energy Business Delegation to visit China for a week of friendly and highly productive meetings and network building. The delegation was led by Dr. Feng An, along with 17 international companies from the United States, Canada, Israel, Switzerland and Spain specialized in hydrogen, fuel cells, solar energy, wind energy, wave energy, battery materials, etc. The tour provided the delegation an opportunity to participate in one-on-one business talks and on-site visits in 5 cities of China, and allowed the delegation to meet total over 300 leading companies, JV partners, investors, and teaming partners, laying the foundation for future strategic collaboration and projects with the International and Chinese parties.
On November 11th, UCCTC and Shanghai Lingang Group co-hosted the “Shanghai International New Energy Business Cooperation Conference” in Lingang New District. At the conference, our delegation companies were able to meet and network with over 60 companies and investors from around 5 districts in Shanghai, discuss potential collaboration, and communicate about potential projects.
On November 12th, the “Dongying International New Energy Business Cooperation Conference” hosted by UCCTC and Dongying city government was successfully held at the Imperial Blue Sea Hotel. This conference attracted more than 100 representatives of Dongying enterprises in the relevant industry as well as investors and local government leaders. After early negotiations, some enterprises reached preliminary cooperation agreements and were able to sign MOU on-site. U.S. Sepion Technology Co., Ltd. and Dongying Zhaoyuan Electromechanical Technology Co., Ltd., Swiss Insolight and Shandong SMT Co., Ltd., U.S. Radii Robotics Co., Ltd. and Defang Power Engineering (Shandong) Co., Ltd. signed MOU respectively in the conference.
On November 13th, the delegation participated in “Choosing Shandong — International New Energy Industry Cooperation Conference” organized by Shandong Department of Commerce and UCCTC. Over 200 representatives from 12 different cities, including municipal government leaders, CEOs and Executives from leading enterprises and investors in Shandong province participated in this event. Delegates had the opportunity to make company presentations to promote their technologies and products and they also conducted one-on-one business matchmaking with local enterprises, 30 of whom reached preliminary cooperation agreement.
On November 14th, the delegation visited the city of Guangzhou, where they had access to pre-arranged meetings with Guangdong-based investors, partners, and government officials. During the “2019 Guangdong International New Energy Cooperation Conference” hosted by the Guangdong Department of Commerce and UCCTC, delegates had the opportunity to make company presentations to an audience of 110 corporates and investors seeking innovative technologies for local project integration, partnerships and investment, as well as roundtable discussion and working luncheon with the governmental leaders to discuss the landscape, ecosystem, and opportunities for international joint collaboration on new energy and new materials industry.
At the conference, Deputy Director of Guangdong Department of Commerce Yuehua Chen introduced the investment and business environment in Guangdong as well as in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. He emphasized that Guangdong would create more cooperation platforms and provide sound business environment and services for foreign companies to cooperate with the province.
On November 15th, the delegation traveled to Qingyuan and participated the “2019 Qingyuan International New Energy Cooperation Conference”. At the conference, our delegation companies and local enterprises conducted in-depth discussions on cooperation in the field of new energy and new materials. After their presentations and business matchmakings, the group participated in site visits to local manufacturing facilities in need of new energy technology solutions and industrial zones focused on clean energy development. The off-site meetings facilitated a first-hand account and deeper understanding among the delegates as to the business environment local companies face as well as the technology and business opportunities available for international companies.