22 February 2016
By Elaine Murphy
Cork County Council will host a high profile trade delegation visiting from Xuzhou, China next week. The delegation will include senior representatives of a number of large, influential companies based in the city of Xuzhou and the wider Jiangsu Province in China.
The centrepiece of next week’s visit will involve a business seminar on Monday, February 29th from 9am to 1pm at County Hall. The Mayor of Cork County, Cllr. John Paul O’Shea and the Mayor of Xuzhou, Tiegan Zhou, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Cork and Xuzhou during the seminar.
Cork County Council is keen to highlight the economic development, education, tourism and cultural exchange potential which exists between Ireland and China and, specifically, between Cork and Xuzhou. The key purpose of the Chinese delegation’s visit is to explore opportunities to develop trade and economic links between Cork and Xuzhou. This visit by the Chinese delegation follows a hugely successful Cork County Council visit to Jiangsu Province and Xuzhou in China last November.
Prominent members of Cork’s business community will speak at the seminar focusing on those key areas identified for potential growth, including, food & beverage, ICT, education, pharmaceuticals and finance.