The first China International Import Exhibition (CIIE) took place from 5 -10 November in Shanghai. It brought 172 countries and regions, and more than 400,000 vendors and company representatives to the Chinese trading market. Approximately 800,000 visitors attended the event.
Sharing solutions with China
Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister for Development, and Thomas Bustrup, COO at the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), opened the first day at the Danish National Pavilion.
“We are here to show our sincerity and how important the Chinese market is to Denmark. Denmark is on the track to a greener future in both science and technology. We hope that the Danish companies could provide more green solutions to the challenges that China is currently facing”, said Ulla Tørnæs.
Accelerate collaboration between China and Denmark
Seven leading Danish companies – Carlsberg, Danfoss, FLSmidth, Grundfos, Kamstrup, Kjeldsens and VisitDenmark, shared their green solutions at the Danish National Pavilion, under the slogan of ’Sharing solutions for a greener future’.
On 9 November, the Danish Pavilion hosted a press briefing with all the representatives from the Danish companies.
“Denmark is a small country, however, it is in the global leadership position of sustainable development,” said Catherine Yang, Head of China Sales Region at Grundfos Group. “Denmark has set a model role in building Public-Private Partnerships. In the last 20 years, Denmark has been fully devoted to developing the green solutions. We hope this could inspire China to a greener future.”
During the week, the Danish National Pavilion attracted a great number of visitors, including high-level officials, companies, journalists and curious citizens.
“I am delighted to see the Danish National Pavilion and I am very impressed with the number of the participants at CIIE,” said Jakob Linulf, Consul General at the Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai. “I think Denmark and China have already built a very close relationship and strong commercial bonds. Many Danish companies are very active in China, and we are looking forward to seeing more Chinese companies in Denmark.”
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About The Danish Pavilion
The Danish National Pavilion was established as a joint effort between The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), The Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai and State of Green. It focused on sustainability and aimed at strengthening the already vibrant Chinese-Danish collaboration and trade even more.
– Source: CIIE, Denmark in China