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Discover Greater Bay Area

Another Go for German & European SME

The Greater Bay Area (Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau) is located in the coastal area of South China and consists of 11 cities, including 9 cities in Mainland China's Guangdong Province, along with Hong Kong and Macau.


With a population of over 86 million people, the Greater Bay Area contributes to more than 1/10 of China's economy. With a current GDP of around 11.5 trillion CNY and an optimized regional coordination and industrial structure, the Greater Bay Area offers many business opportunities for German companies.


As part of Greater Bay Area, the city of Foshan is one of China's leading industrial hubs, and is shifting the focus towards cooperation with German companies to further the industrial upgrading. The visit of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in 2018 is one of the many testimonies for the Sino-German cooperation in Foshan.

We are now sincerely inviting German companies to attend the event "Discover Greater Bay Area: Another Go for German & European SME", for a deep dive into sharing knowledge and experience upon how to better develop the South China market and company operations based in the Greater Bay Area.


The highlight will be the announcement of a special support action plan for cooperation with German companies.

Date: September 27, 2021 (2:00 PM - 6:30 PM)

Venue: Garden Hotel Shanghai (2F Baihua Hall)

花园饭店:上海市茂名南路58号 (百花厅)

Language: Chinese and English simultaneous interpretation

Entrance: FREE (入场:免费)

If you are interested in this event, please kindly RSVP. We look forward to welcoming you in Shanghai!


Best regards,


AHK Greater China


Speakers & Moderator

Maximilian Butek

Executive Director and Member of the Board at German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai

Mingde SHI

Chairman of China-Germany Friendship Association, Former Chinese ambassador to Germany


Director of Management Committee of Foshan Sino-German Industrial Services Zone

Jie LI

Director of Bureau for International Cooperation and Investment Promotion, Management Committee of Foshan Sino-German Industrial Services Zone

Ludger Tillmann

CEO at LUQOM Asia Ltd.

Jochen Zhu-Schleiss

General Manager of Stiegelmeyer (China) Ltd.


Deputy General Manager at Railway Infrastructure, Siemens Mobility China

Thomas Schmitz

President of Andritz (China) Ltd.

Dr. Sigrid Winkler (Panel Moderator)

Executive Chamber Manager at German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai

Skyler LIU

Project Manager of Foshan Sino-German Industrial Services Zone



Garden Hotel Shanghai (North Gate)
Chang Le Lu 193, 2F Baihua Hall (长乐路193号,二楼百花厅)
Shanghai Shi, China

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