Join the 2018 Greater Bay Area Conference: Shenzhen, 6 – 7 November 2018

Get first-hand insights on the development of the Greater Bay Area and explore business opportunities for your company - Register now!

Invitation to 2018 China (Guangdong) - Europe Investment Cooperation Conference & German Enterprises Invest In Guangdong Promotion Event in Shenzhen

We invite German companies to learn first-hand from political and industry leaders about their plans for the development of the Greater Bay Area and the opportunities this development offers for foreign companies. Different workshops on Intelligent Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Environmental Technologies provide an opportunity for more in-depth exchange on how these topics will shape and drive the development of the Greater Bay Area.

With about 70 Mio. inhabitants and market access to further 1,3 bn customers in China, the Greater Bay Area offers plenty of opportunities for German companies. The region is a main hub for the One Belt One Road Initiative, with top-level infrastructure, many Chinese flagship companies as well as a vibrant start-up scene

The 2018 China (Guangdong) - Europe Investment Cooperation Conference & German Enterprises Invest In Guangdong Promotion Event is jointly hosted by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (European Chamber) and the German Chamber of Commere in China. The event is organized by the People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province, and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangdong Committee.

The President of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), Dr Eric Schweitzer, and the Governor of Guangdong, Mr. Ma Xingrui will attend this conference. Also, the Party Secretary of Guangdong Province, the City Shenzhen and mayors of nine cities in the Pearl River Delta will be present.


Benefits of the participation

  • Get the latest Greater Bay Area project updates directly from the relevant policy-makers 
  • Connect with Dr. Eric Schweitzer, President of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), and Ma Xingrui, Governor of Guangdong 
  • Get in touch with high level representatives of Chinese tech giants as HUAWEI, TECENT, BYD, DJI and many more 
  • Connect & exchange with representatives of Chinese and international businesses in Guangdong and beyond 
  • Find business partners that suit your needs at our B2B matchmaking event 
  • Gain further insights of the Greater Bay Area projects during our tour to Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Huizhou, and Foshan
  • Receive two nights of free accommodation and local transport in Shenzhen


Agenda 6-7 November

6th November
9.00 - 10.00
Part 1 Theme Meeting
10.00 - 10.10
Welcome Addresses
Party Secretary of City Shenzhen
Representative of Ministry of Commerce, P.R. China (tbc)
10.10 - 10.30
Opening Speeches
President of The Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK)
President of European Chamber of Commerce in China (tbc)
European Ambassador in China (tbc)
10.30 - 10.50
Keynote Speech
Introduction of Greater Bay Area Plan by Governor of Province Guangdong
Part 2 Parallel Activities
11:10 - 12.30Round Table Discussion with Governor
Business Opportunities for European companies in the Greater Bay Area
11:10 - 12.30Workshop 1: Intelligent Manufacturing
11:10 - 12.30Workshop 2: Biotech & Health
Part 3 Lunch Break
12:30 - 14:00Networking Lunch
Part 4 Parallel Workshops
14:00 - 16:30Matchmaking Event
14:00 - 16:00Workshop 3: Environmental Technology 
14:00 - 16:00European Business in China Position Paper Launch
7th November
9:30 - 17:00Company site visits in relevant cities (Shenzhen, Guangzhou Dongguan, Huizhou, Foshan, etc.)


How to register

Registration requires information about:

  • Company Name
  • Name of Participants
  • Position
  • Phone
  • E-Mail

* For security reasons, further personal information (e.g. picture, passport number, etc.) may be required.

Please register until 26 Oct 2018 via E-mail

Contact Person:
Mr. Ingo Xu
Vice General Manager of German Industry & Commerce – Guangzhou
Tel: +86-(0)20 8755 8207
E-Mail: xu.jingbo(at)


Conditions of Participation:

  • We invite German companies, who are interested in business opportunities in Guangdong Province and the Greater Bay Area.
  • Participants receive two nights of free accommodation. Local transport in Shenzhen is also provided.
  • All the registrations must be approved by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce Guangzhou.


Click here to download the program