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European SME Business Mission to China: Green Industries

We would like to inform you that the EU SME Centre is organizing a Business Mission to China for European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The mission will focus on green industries and will include participation in the Europe-China 2024 Fair, a program of business meetings, networking events, seminars, visits to industrial parks to Shanghai, Suzhou and Chengdu.

• Mission dates: From 22 September to 27 September 2024.
• Location: Shanghai, Suzhou, Chengdu
• Application deadline: Friday 28 June 2024.

Programme highlights:
With this trade mission, you will get an opportunity to:

• Participate in the 18th Europe-China Business and Technology Cooperation Fair in Chengdu.
• Visit the Sino-European Industrial Parks in Suzhou.
• Meet with well-established and successful European SMEs in Shanghai.
• Join expert talks on China’s economic outlook and market trends.
• Take part in technical trainings on export procedures and market regulations.
• Establish relationships with potential partners in China.
• Have face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities.

Who can apply?

This call for applications is open to SME owners and individuals working for SMEs, start-ups, or clusters and industry associations from the European Union and countries associated to the Single Market Programme, active in the following industries:

• Green technologies
• Renewable energy sources and energy storage
• Environmental services
• Water treatment
• Sustainable equipment manufacturing

• Recycling
• Waste reduction
• Advanced materials
• Green service providers along the supply chain
• Other green development solutions.


The EU SME Centre’s services are funded by the European Union and are free of charge to the mission’s participants. All the meetings, seminars, receptions, and other activities included in the programme are covered by the EU SME Centre.
Participants are responsible for covering their travel, accommodation, and meal costs, including:

• Flights and other travel expenses to and from China.
• Inter-city travel within China from Shanghai to Suzhou, and from Suzhou to Chengdu.
• Hotel accommodation in Shanghai, Suzhou, and Chengdu.
• Other living expenses in China, including local transportation and meals.

For more information you may visit the EU SME Centre Webpage HERE

If you have any question on the SME Business Mission, feel free to contact the EU SME Centre’s Team Leader Liam Jia at and EU Partnerships Manager Davide Orlandi at

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