A tenth-anniversary trade mission to Ningbo which takes off this autumn was officially launched today at a special event to help Nottingham businesses find and manage commercial partners in China.
City Council Chief Executive Ian Curryer officially announced the mission from 31st October to 7th November in the opening presentation at today’s ‘East Midlands China Masterclass’ at The Council House.
The event was hosted by the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and the Nottingham China Forum, a partnership of local businesses and organisations which supports the City Council’s China ambitions.
Ian Curryer said: “Our Trade Mission will provide local businesses with a great opportunity to further develop the commercial links that have grown so strongly over the ten years since Nottingham and Ningbo became twin cities.
“We have seen a tremendous growth in trade and educational links over this period but there is huge potential for further development. Nottingham has a much greater presence in Ningbo and in China than our size would suggest. Ningbo itself is a city of more than seven million people, the fifth-largest port in the world.
“As well as informing companies about the trade mission and encouraging them to join it, this event will be a great opportunity for those who are already trading with China or who are developing a China strategy to exchange information and benefit from the expertise and experience that’s already been gained.”
Councillor Nick McDonald, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Jobs and Growth said: “If companies are trading with China or have ambitions to do so, this event could provide them with essential information to help them meet the unique challenges this poses. I am keen to see as many local companies as possible take full advantage of it.”
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Eastwood Hall recognises the risks posed to the planet from climate change.
In response, they have created a ‘Meetings for Change’ Day Delegate package to give customers an eco-friendly option for their meetings🌱.
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A resounding success!
At this year’s Meetings Show, we managed to connect with over 200 guests, which has generated countless leads for the region’s events industry🤝.
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We’re at St James Hotel today for our company away day!
Fantastic meeting room facilities @SaintJamesHotel are perfect for a team meeting or away day. This boutique hotel is also just stone’s throw away from the city centre so your team will have access to everything they need. https://t.co/xOR9VeeX1w
What a fantastic two days at @ExCeLLondon for the 2022 Meetings Show!
It’s been a pleasure teaming up with the Peak District and Derbyshire to promote the illustrious catalogue of event venues and opportunities in the East Midlands to top industry buyers.
Despite restrictions being lifted, COVID-19 is still a concern for many within our industry.
In venues across Nottinghamshire, COVID-19 precautions remain in place to prioritise the safety of all delegates and ensure a successful event.
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We had a great start to the @MeetingsShow yesterday and we’re looking forward to more meeting and networking today!
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We’re joined on our stand by @Doughnotts, who specialise in bespoke artisan doughnuts. A sweet touch for any event🍩.
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We’re on our way to London with @EastMidRailway for tomorrow’s @MeetingsShow !🚆
We will be showcasing the East Midland’s meeting, events and incentives offering, whilst building lasting connections with leading buyers within the MICE industry. https://t.co/XDdn70DNu9
Later this week, we’ll be attending the @MeetingsShow alongside @mpddindustry!💙💚
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Hilton Nottingham has undergone a £6.5 million transformation presenting a modernised hotel to guests.
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Are you planning to see us at this year’s @MeetingsShow ? 🤝
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We’re excited to announce Robin Hood will be returning with us to this year’s @MeetingsShow !
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Registration is now open for this year’s @MeetingsShow at the end of June!🤝
It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with top domestic and international event suppliers. We’ll be exhibiting on stand B70.
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Holme Pierrepont Country Park is home to newly refurbished meeting and conference facilities, as well as outstanding sports facilities great for team building🤝.
Later this year it will host the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships, the climax event of the freestyle calendar. https://t.co/w32Jhp9F8O
We’re thrilled to announce for this year’s @MeetingsShow in June we’ll be teaming up with Meet Peak District & Derbyshire to represent some of the leading #events, #meetings and #incentive opportunities in the East midlands💚💙.
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