The UK-China SME Week curtain successfully came down last week.
On Monday, 230 delegates from UK and China packed into the conference hotel hoping for face to face meeting opportunities to explore the potential in each other’s market.
The forum, expert panels, seminars, exhibition and consultation, one-to-one meetings, and networking were all well attended by delegates from the two countries. The day ended with Priestmangoode and Hytera being announced as winners of the The Windsor Awards 2012, respectively for Export of British Services and Investment in the UK, as reported in this website.
The one-to-one business matchmaking sessions enabled more than a hundred meetings and Mr. Qiu Jibao, President of Feiyue Group and Vice-chairman of China Chamber of International Commerce, said “This tops all my previous visits to the UK. I have two potential agreements from the one-to-one meetings”.
Three groups of Chinese business delegates chose to visit Bracknell Forest, Oxford and Slough in the Thames Valley to witness first-hand business opportunities and were impressed with what they saw, as reported by BBC and other media.
The day of business partnership building was drawn to a successful close at the award reception when Mr. Qiu Jibao stood up and offered award winner Priestmangoode a contract to design products with his company.