The Chamber CEO Meets with the Governor of Fujian Province at CIIE

Published on 2018-11-08

On Monday, 5 November, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the opening of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE).

In the ongoing six days, CIIE brings together more than 3,600 companies from 172 countries, regions and international organisations as well as over 400,000 purchasers from China and overseas.

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The UK is one of the Countries of Honor at the CIIE. More than 50 British companies are involved, including 30 in the innovation-themed UK pavilion. These British companies come from a diverse range of business sectors, including AI, automotive, big data, creative industries, culture, education, financial & professional services, healthcare & life sciences, high-end manufacturing, retail, etc.

His Royal Highness The Duke of York, International Trade Secretary The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, and President Xi visited the UK pavilion on 5 November.

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On Tuesday, 6 November, Chamber representatives visited the CIIE. The Chamber CEO, Phil Roebuck, met with the Governor of Fujian Province, Mr Tang Dengjie at the UK pavilion. The CEO used the meeting as an opportunity to introduce the UK-China Hub for Offshore Wind which is hosted by the Chamber. Fujian is a key Province in China's plans to grow its Offshore Wind capability.