Chinese trade delegation to visit Cork next week

A high-powered trade delegation from China will visit Cork next week as part of continued efforts to forge economic and tourism links.

The delegation from the city of Xuzhou will include senior representatives from a number of large, influential companies based in the city and in the wider province renowned for its machinery, energy and food production sectors, as well as potential investors. The construction machinery manufacturer XCMG is the largest company based in Xuzhou.

The delegation, which is being hosted by Cork County Council, will also attend a business seminar in County Hall on Monday hosted by the county mayor. Prominent members of Cork’s business community, including representatives from Cork Chamber, Dairygold, it@Cork, Pfizer and Bank of Ireland, will speak at the seminar focusing on the key areas identified for potential growth including, food and beverage, ICT, education, pharmaceuticals and finance.

Cllr John Paul O’Shea and the mayor of Xuzhou, Tiegan Zhou, will later sign a memorandum of understanding as part of continuing efforts to advance the economic development, education, tourism and cultural exchange potential which exists between Ireland and China and, specifically, between Cork and Xuzhou.

Cork City Council celebrated the 10th anniversary of its twinning links with the metropolis Shanghai, to the north of Xuzhou last year. The county council is pursuing a similar strategy elsewhere in China and visited the Jiangsu Province and Xuzhou last November.


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