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Chinese Embassy delegation visits Plymouth | 18.05.16

Devon Chamber of Commerce welcomed three representatives from the Chinese Embassy to Plymouth on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th May, to visit local businesses and find out more about transportation and science and technology in the area.

Ms. Li Yi (Deputy Head of Policy Section of Chinese Embassy), Mr. Guo Dongbo (Second Secretary of Science and Technology Section of Chinese Embassy) and Mr. Feng Jialiang (Second Secretary of Policy Section of Chinese Embassy) were in Plymouth to attend Plymouth City Council’s Transport meeting on Tuesday 17th May and took the opportunity to visit with a number of the city’s innovative businesses, including the Wave Hub and Ship Simulator at Plymouth University and Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre.

George Cowcher, Chief Executive of Devon Chamber of Commerce said: “The Chamber was delighted to welcome Ms Li Yi, Mr Guo Dongbo and Mr Feng Jialiang to Plymouth. Many businesses in Devon see China as a highly important market, and so to be able to showcase some of the innovative businesses within the county was a great privilege. I hope that our visitors found their visit informative and insightful and hope to welcome future visits like this to the county in the future. ”

As part of their visit the delegation met with Devon Chamber of Commerce before enjoying a lunch at Plymouth University, provided by University Commercial Services Plymouth (UCSP). The visitors, who have an interest in transport also met with Plymouth Citybus and Associated British Ports to find out more about the transport infrastructure in place locally.

Devon Chamber of Commerce regularly welcomes international visitors, having recently hosted delegations from Ghana and Leipzig alongside the most recent Chinese visit. From 14th -17th June the Chamber will host another visit from Leipzig, with 11 businesses expected to visit Devon to attend Devon Business Show, on Wednesday 15th June at Plymouth Pavilions, and meet with local businesses to forge positive business links.


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