Free breakfast event outlines Chinese opportunities

Businesses looking to China are being invited to come to a breakfast event and hear from Shanghai business leaders.

On Wednesday 26th November from 7.30am, Liverpool Vision and the Shanghai Foreign Investment Development Board are co-hosting a free breakfast at Hilton Hotel in Liverpool ONE. It is designed to appeal both to businesses already working with China or those who would like to make their first foray into the lucrative market.

Attendees will hear from Shanghai representatives on the opportunities for foreign businesses in the city, and receive practical advice on how to get involved. There will be a series of presentations covering topics such as Shanghai’s economic development, its Free Trade Zone, European Industrial Park, Creative City proposals and plans to establish a new venture for Shanghai businesses looking to invest in the UK.

After this, there will be a Q&A with Chinese business leaders and networking.

Cllr Gary Millar, cabinet member for business, enterprise and investment at Liverpool City Council said:

“Liverpool has been developing links and strategic relationships with China for many years, most obviously by exhibiting at the Shanghai Expo in 2010 and through the MoU signed by the Vice-Mayor of Shanghai and Joe Anderson during IFB 2014. As a result, trading between the city region and China is stronger than ever. However, there’s still a lot of untapped potential on both sides.

“It can be difficult for businesses to know where to start, so events like this offer the perfect introduction to opening up a key market. Building links between Shanghai FID and the city region’s business economy will also help to generate more Chinese business interest and investment in Liverpool.”

Ms Zong Yuyan, Vice President of Shanghai FID said:

“This year is the 15th Anniversary of Shanghai and Liverpool becoming Twin Cities. Liverpool and Shanghai share lots of similarities: both began as small fishing villages and became international port cities. Liverpool has successfully transformed from traditional manufacturing centre to a city driven by innovation, science and technology. Shanghai has strived successfully to develop into a hub for global economy, finance, trade and ocean shipping.”

Businesses from any sector are encouraged to come along. To register your interest, please visit or for more information email

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