“Belt and Road” - fostering trade and prosperity between Asia-Europe
Cocoon Global kickstarts LTW China at the 7th China International Tech Trade Fair
On April 19th, and following on from last year's success, Cocoon Global kickstarted the 2019 London Tech Week China tour in Shanghai as part of the 7th China International Tech Trade Fair. Themed "One belt one road", the fair sought to highlight the great potential of fostering trade between Asia and Europe.
In 2013, President Xi Jinping launched the "Silk Road Economic Belt” and the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”. The “One Belt, One Road” initiative responds to the desire of multiple countries to accelerate the development of an inclusive, mutually beneficial platform. It will combine the fast-growing Chinese economy with the interests of countries along the route. Adhering to the diplomatic philosophy of pro- honesty, benefit and tolerance, it aims to bring those countries closer together.
The China International Tech Trade Fair as well as Cocoon Global's LTW China initative seek to foster the technological exchange through exhibitions, thought leadership discussions and tech forums to promote technological innovation and trade development on a global scale.
Delegates and special guests of LTW Shanghai included: Mr. Luo Zhisong, Director of the Foreign Affairs Department of Shanghai Municipal Commission; Mr. Lu Danjie, Chief Representative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Lu Danjie, Chairman of the China-Africa Economic and Trade Promotion Center; Mr. Lssam, Chairman of VMCGroup; Mr. Liu Binghua, Assistant Dean of the International Public Welfare Institute; Ms. Zhou Fulan, Director of Mianyang Economic Cooperation Bureau; Mr. Zhang Feng, Director of the Service Department of the Jiaxing Municipal Bureau of Commerce; Mr. Zhou Haifeng, Director of the Private Economic Supervision Department of the Jiaxing Municipal Market Supervision Administration; Mr. Wang Hui, Chairman of the Board of China Enterprise Wanbo Group, Science Control Incubator Co., Ltd., British Science and Technology Group; and Mr. Max, Founder and VC of Pyrmont Region China Association. Our MD Kaili Wang represented LTW China on behalf of Cocoon Global & London Tech Week to our Shanghai audience.
As China plays an increasingly important leadership role in the wave of globalization, and Shanghai is a true tech hub, the forum served as the perfect platform to kickstart LTW China. The event was highly supported by the Shanghai embassy & consulate, various business associations and third-party organizations.
At the forum, Zhuo Yazhen, VP of China Enterprise Wanbo Group, and Kaili Wang, Managing Director of Cocoon Global jointly launched London Tech Week China 2019 which will feature London Tech Week events in various Chinese cities throughout the year, and in LTW-fashion attract the very best talent, thought leaders and investors to enter into timely and exciting discussions around cutting-edge global tech, market and investment trends and thus open up a host of opportunities for greatly enhanced UK-China technology trade. London Tech Week was launched in London in june and has swifty become Europe's largest technology event. In 2018, it attracted 55,000 professionals from 96 countries to participate in more than 300 “London Technology Week” activies and forums.
Cocoon Global sees trade as a primary way to peacefully develop, network and create wealth for all countries in the world and drive global prosperity. Connecting the UK and China through a hugely respected festival and brand like London Tech Week is the one of the key steps of fulfilling that mission.