Shandong, Germany boost industrial ties

(| Updated : 2021-10-29

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The "2021 Dialogue with Shandong - Germany · Shandong Industrial Cooperation and Exchange" event kicked off on Oct 28 in Jinan, capital of Shandong province.


The "2021 Dialogue with Shandong - Germany · Shandong Industrial Cooperation and Exchange" event kicks off on Oct 28. [Photo/]

The event consists of a themed seminar, four industrial exchange activities, a group visit by German enterprises, as well as field investigation and project matchmaking activities, according to the organizing committee.

More than 20,000 people, including government officials, as well as representatives from companies, chambers of commerce, and industry organizations, attended the themed seminar held online and offline on Oct 28.


Li Ganjie, Party chief of Shandong, attends the theme seminar. [Photo/]

During his online communication with Martin Wansleben, CEO of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), Li Ganjie, Party chief of Shandong, said that Shandong has a complete industrial system, and the development environment is constantly being optimized.

"The cooperation space and prospect with German enterprises are very broad. DIHK is a very influential chamber of commerce in Germany that has played an important role in promoting China-Germany economic and trade cooperation," he said.

Li expressed hope that the two sides will further deepen cooperation on innovative development and trade in services. He hopes that DIHK will take an in-depth part in the construction of industrial parks in Shandong and make greater contributions in investment attraction and other aspects.

Li added that Shandong will give full support to the development of German enterprises in Shandong.

Wansleben said that Shandong is the first choice for many German enterprises to invest and develop in China, and the cooperation between the two sides enjoys a sound foundation.

"We look forward to closer cooperation between DIHK and Shandong province in addressing climate change and developing green industries so as to jointly create a more beautiful environment," he added.


Zhou Naixiang, governor of Shandong province, delivers a speech at the event. [Photo/]

Li also spoke to the global sales president of Festo US Corporation, a leading supplier of pneumatic and electrical automation technology offering industrial and process automation, components and solutions.

Jointly hosted by the Shandong Provincial People's Government, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and the DIHK, the event aims to build a long-term cooperation mechanism between Shandong and German local governments, industries and innovation platforms, deepen exchanges, and facilitate industrial cooperation.


Participants at the event [Photo/]