CHENGDU, China, October 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
As one of the most essential components of the 12th Western China International Fair (WCIF), the EU-China Business and Technology Cooperation Fair VI is scheduled on 18-22 October in Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone, Sichuan Province, southwestern China, which raises an essential theme of "Communication & Cooperation, Innovation and Development", focusing on the ongoing investment in traditional industries and the new cooperation in technology innovation and transfer and referencing spheres of bio-pharmaceuticals, new energy & environment, ICT industry and so on. The European delegation led by Philippe Vialatte, head of Science, Technology and Environment Section, will attend meetings, engaging in official conversations with the Chinese governmental representatives. About 600 European and Chinese enterprises are anticipated to join the events of the fair.
Three related events are highlighted in the fair this year, namely the China-EU Technology Transfer and Innovation Cooperation Forum, the Inauguration of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) West China, and the EU-western China Cooperation & Development Forum. Noticeably, approved by the DG Enterprise of European Commission and implemented by EU Project Innovation Center (EUPIC), "EEN West China" will play a key role in building a platform for information-sharing and collaboration between SMEs from China and Europe.
As a matter of fact, comforting the global financial shrink, both Chinese enterprisers and European investors are looking for new solutions and new opportunities. The Chinese companies now face a great need of industry upgrading, which require the frontier technologies through a deeper collaboration with the European partners. Technology cooperation and transfer thus has become a major trend. Early this month, Sichuan technology enterprises grouped a warm-up visit to their counterparts in France, Belgium and other European countries for the very first time, in which the meetings of constructing EU-China business channels and business partner matchmaking were successfully held. Not surprising to say, a great expectation with a deeper and closer conversation between Chinese hi-tech enterprisers and European investors is attached to the fair. The EU-China Business and Technology Cooperation Fair VI and its following efforts are expected to afford a more effective, more practical and more professional platform to guarantee the technology cooperation to be a long-term win-win partnership for China and the EU, while benefiting Chengdu, the major second-tier city of China, to become a base of "World Innovation and Investment Promotion Center" in western China within the internationalizing of Sichuan province.
SOURCE Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone