A great success was achieved in Geneva Switzerland by Dongguan and EAcham
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On the afternoon of September 25, local time, one of the series of activities of the "Invest in Dongguan Global Promotion Initiative"——2023 China(Dongguan)-Switzerland(Geneva) Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference was successfully held in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting was hosted by Dongguan Municipal People's Government and organized by Dongguan Investment Promotion Bureau and European American Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Before the meeting, Liu Guangbin, member of the Standing Committee of Dongguan Municipal Committee and Vice Mayor, met with key guests


Liu Guangbin, member of the Standing Committee of Dongguan Municipal Committee and Vice Mayor of Dongguan, Pascal Gretler, an official of the Swiss Federal Government, well-known European enterprises such as Nestle, Saxolon Hassler and Ivylai, Dongguan's local enterprise OPPO, as well as key business associations, such as the China-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce and European American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, attended business  conference with a total of about 40 people.


 

 

Liu Guangbin, Standing Committee of Dongguan Municipal Committee and Vice Mayor of Dongguan, made a keynote presentation on Dongguan's investment environment.


Liu Guangbin, member of the Standing Committee of the Dongguan Municipal Committee and Vice Mayor, pointed out in the keynote presentation of Dongguan's investment environment that although Dongguan and Europe are separated by thousands of miles, the cooperation between the two sides has a long history. In 1988, the Swiss Nestle company set up China's first coffee factory in Dongguan, which is also the first Fortune 500 company in Dongguan. This is the beginning of the global multinational enterprises to invest in Dongguan upsurge. At present, more than 360 European companies have invested in Dongguan. In 2022, Dongguan's total trade with Europe reached 26.6 billion euros, accounting for 13.5% of the city's import and export. In recent years, Dongguan has vigorously promoted the strategy of "scientific and technological innovation + advanced manufacturing". If the advanced manufacturing industry and scientific research achievements in Europe can be combined with Dongguan's complete manufacturing system and excellent results transformation ability, more sparks will be collided to achieve the combination of strong and strong. In the future, Dongguan will promote a higher level of opening-up by strengthening international practices and general rules, actively promote investment and trade model innovation, and strive to reduce the cost of investment and trade for enterprises, so as to promote win-win cooperation between the two sides.

 Address by Pascal Gretler, Federal Government official of Switzerland


Pascal Gretler, an official of the Swiss Federal Government, said in his speech that Switzerland is one of the earliest Western countries to establish diplomatic relations with China, and the earliest continental European country to sign an FTA with China, and that the two countries established an innovative strategic partnership in 2016, with frequent exchanges and close cooperation between the two sides. In the future, we hope to continue to deepen the economic and trade cooperation between Switzerland and China to achieve mutual benefit and win-win situation.

 Mr. He Wenlong, Vice President of Nestle Group Greater China, shared his experience of investing in Dongguan.


Mr. He Wenlong, Vice President of Nestle Group Greater China, expressed his gratitude to Dongguan for its continuous support for Nestle's development in Dongguan. He said that after years of development, Dongguan has become the main manufacturing and R&D center of Nestle in China, and has become a model for deepening cooperation between the two sides, and this exchange meeting is also conducive to deepening the understanding of Swiss and European enterprises about Dongguan, and creating more opportunities for expanding the economic and trade and industrial cooperation between the two sides.


 OPPO's Director of Global Public Affairs, Ms. Xu Jingyan, shared her experience of development in Dongguan and European investment and cooperation.

OPPO Global Public Affairs Director Xu Jingyan said when sharing, OPPO has experienced many business transformation, thanks to the all-round support of Dongguan governments at all levels, OPPO has grown from a local manufacturing enterprise to a leading global innovator of smart devices, with overseas markets in more than 60 countries and regions around the world, and welcomes more European enterprises to invest in Dongguan, and to share the historical opportunities and achievements of Dongguan's development.


 

Speech by Gao Ying, Chairwoman of European American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EAcham)


 

 Speech by Martin Muller, Honorary President of the Sino-Swiss Chamber of Commerce


 During the conference, Ying Gao, President of European American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Martin Muller, Honorary President of Sino-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, delivered speeches, and Sun Haibo, Director of the Administrative Committee of Binhai Bay New Area, promoted the investment environment of Binhai Bay New Area on the spot.


Sun Haibo, Director of the Management Committee of the Marina Bay New Area, introduced the investment environment of the Marina Bay New Area


 Before the exchange conference, the delegation also visited a number of key enterprises and institutions in the United Kingdom and Switzerland, such as Fulichai Medical, Rutherford Laboratory, China-UK Business Council, Nestle Group, Baichai Group, Deli Group, Huawei Switzerland Office, etc. The two sides had in-depth exchanges on strengthening cooperation, and promoted relevant enterprises to increase investment in Dongguan. The two sides reached consensus on promoting scientific, technological, economic and trade cooperation.


 

 

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