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Shenyang economy and trade delegation visited Germany and Sweden and has achieved fruitful results
source: Shenyang Daily   2018-05-14 13:56

From May 5 to May 13, Shenyang mayor Jiang Youwei led economy and trade delegation of Shenyang to pay friendly visit and carry out economic and trade negotiation with Germany and Sweden.The delegation visited BMW Group, Siemens Group and Fraunhofer Society in Germany and the robot valley in Sweden and many other global 500 enterprises and famous institutes. Negotiated and promoted 20 projects including high-end manufacturing, cars and auto parts, city-industry integration, tourism and sports, and signed contracts of 5 projects.The delegation also hosted cooperation forum and seminars. They met with the important members of the government of Heidelberg and Munich in Germany and Vasteras of Sweden. They also established sister-city relationship with Vasteras.Jiang Youwei introduced the great development situation and the preferential policies of opening-up of Shenyang to the investors of Europe and hopes that they can positively come to Shenyang to invest and seek for mutual benefit and development.

The delegation had a negotiation with BMW Group about the development strategy of Brilliance BMW in Shenyang, X3 electromobile of Dadong Plant, the promotion of 5G technology pilot area at Brilliance BMW, and the construction of unmanned vehicle experiment area on the basis of the construction of the pilot zone of "made in China 2025" and the promotion of industry transformation and upgrading.During the negotiation with Siemens Group, the two sides decided to take energy performance contracting, energy conservation and emission reduction of public institutions, the construction of "smart grid" and haze governance as the key point in their further cooperation;The delegation had deepened discussion with Robot Valley of Sweden on the construction of a joint-invested Eastern Robot Valley project. They attended the inauguration ceremony of the offshore innovation center of China-Germany (Shenyang) Equipment Manufacturing Industrial Park in Sweden, and Yumi Collaborative Robot research and development project, and the signing ceremony of orthopedic medical robot.

The delegation paid special attention to the cooperation with European enterprises in many areas and industries. They connected with Dimplex Germany, Voestalpine Germany and many other famous manufacturing enterprises with the hope that they can bring their advanced technology and products to Shenyang;The delegation carried out talks with Tucher Group of Germany, AST of Sweden, LFP of Germany over the cooperation intentions in city-industry integration, sports, tourism and auto parts, and had promoted a batch of key projects.The delegation visited Fraunhofer Society in Germany and had reached the consensus of overall cooperation. Jiang Youwei highly praised the cooperation between Shenda Endoscope and Fraunhofer Society. It's hoped that the cooperation can be the good opening for the further cooperations between the two parties.

Heidelberg, Germany, is considered as the scientific research and culture center of Europe. The delegation hosted "China-Germany cooperation forum---When Shenyang meets Heidelberg". The inauguration ceremony of China--Germany (Shenyang) Equipment Manufacturing Industrial Park Offshore Innovation Center in Germany was held. Cooperative contracts of foamed aluminum board, electric bicycle, high speed image processing technology in industry, environmental protection boiler and combustion system were signed.Jiang Youwei met with Eckart Wuerzner, mayor of Heidelberg, who came to attend the forum. It's hoped that the two sides can carry out practical cooperation in scientific research innovation and development.

In Stockholm, Sweden, the delegation hosted "Shenyang-Sweden Science, Technology and Cross-border Trade Cooperation Forum". Representatives of more than 10 famous Swedish business associations, high-tech enterprises and trading companies such as Europe-China High-tech Association and World Biological Energy Source Association attended the forum. Some of the representatives said that they would go to Shenyang to investigate and negotiate about the cooperation possibility recently.

During the visit, Jiang Youwei met with Jozef Schmidt, first deputy mayor of Munich, and Anders Tejbeck, mayor of Vesteras.Munich is the place where the headquarter of BMW Group locates. The largest overseas plant and research center of BMW is in Shenyang. The two cities are similar in industry and can complement with each other.Jiang Youwei hopes to further enhance the cooperation with Munich in culture, sports, education, medical treatment, science and technology. The two parties also had talks over how to deepen the friendly relationship in the future.Vesteras is the "heart" of robot and automation industry of Europe. The establishment of sister-city relationship between the two cities will further improve the friendly cooperation and trade between the two parties.Jiang Youwei hopes that the two cities can create Eastern Robot Valley a classic model and carry out more cooperations in environment protection, energy, science, technology, education, culture and tourism.

Jiang Youwei also introduced the preparation of the 18th Winter Cities Conference for Mayors in September in Shenyang this year. He invited the mayors of Heidelberg, Munich and Vesteras to come to Shenyang to discuss about the future development together.

Reporter Li Haiying

Editor: zfw05