At the invitation of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) a delegation of the representatives of business, regional and municipal authorities and the representatives of the higher education institutions from Silesia region took part in a special event dedicated to a strategic project “One Belt and One Road”, which is focused on reactivation of a silk road that historically run through our region.
CCPIT is one of the biggest and most important economic organization in China, which has representative offices in i.a. the USA, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Russia and Brasil. It is now also a partner of the Regional Chember of Commerce in Katowice – an appropriate cooperation agreement was signed in the presence of the representatives of the city of Shanghai.
A visit to China also appeared to be very fruitful to the Silesian University and the Silesian University of Technology, which signed a cooperation agreement with the School of Mechanical Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University – one of the most prestigious university in the world. A chance of further cooperation was also created thanks to the visits that were paid to Shanghai International Studies University and Shanghai Normal University.
Belt and Road Brand Expo 2017 is an export products trade fair for the countries from all over the world and they are organized within the “Belt and Road” initiative. The presence of traders, agents, importers, the representatives of Chinese distribution networks gives a chance to acquire contacts needed for entering a Chinese market. It is also a great opportunity to learn about the market on which companies from Silesia want to sell their products.
The aim of this year’s edition was to build a trade platform and to increase the accessibility for another groups of products to the Chinese market, especially from countries which are part of the New Silk Road.