Webinar will put spotlight on opportunities in China’s booming Greater Bay Area

January 5, 2021

The Greater Bay Area of China will come under the spotlight at a webinar to be hosted by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau next week.

The free Zoom event takes place between 9am and 10.30am on Tuesday, January 12, and will give an overview of the vibrant tech and start-up ecosystem across the Greater Bay Area (GBA), which is home to 70m people and covers nine cities, including Bristol’s sister city of Guangzhou, plus Hong Kong and Macao. 

The webinar – entitled Exporting For Growth Through The Greater Bay Area – is open to any business wanting to learn more about exporting its technology or services to China.

It will be hosted by Richard Lowe of Bristol-based HR and training consultancy Hewlett Rand, who is director of business initiatives at the China Bureau.

Invest HK director general Stephen Phillips will kick off the event with a strategic overview of the GBA. He will be followed by Eric Chan, chief public mission officer at Cyberport, a digital community with more than 1,500 start-ups and tech companies in Hong Kong.

Thomas Wong, a partner at professional advisory firm CW CPA, will then give an overview of start-up support across the GBA and the event will close with a panel Q&A chaired by Invest HK head of investment promotion in the UK Andrew Davis.

Richard Lowe said: “The Greater Bay Area had a combined GDP of $1.5 trillion in 2017 and is on track to become the world’s biggest bay area, surpassing New York, San Francisco and Tokyo.

“In addition, the GBA is aiming to become a world-class port city cluster and a new growth plan for innovation for 2035 aims to turn it into a magnet for key projects in 5G networks, genetic testing, intelligent robotics, 3D printing and China’s BeiDou navigation satellite system.

“Our webinar will provide a wealth of insight for anyone considering doing business in this fascinating and dynamic environment.”

To register, click here

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