Business Region

Visiting address:

City Hall Quarter
Rådhusgata 18 - 2nd floor
4611 Kristiansand

/ China Forum - market opportunities in China and the 2022 Olympics - Go Global

The seminar will inspire you to see opportunities for growth in international markets and lower the barriers to invest. In collaboration with Innovation Norway, we are organizing a seminar focusing on China for companies interested in learning more about this market and various programs towards these markets in the years to come. The event is open to all who wish to participate.

When: February 25, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Where: Business Region Kristiansand, Rådhusgata 12, Kristiansand
Registration deadline: 2020-02-21
Contact: Ivar-Jo Theien
Price: Free of charge

0830-0900: Light breakfast

0900-1100: Value creation in China 2020-2022
Introduction by Ivar-Jo Theien (Innovation Norway) and Geir Haugum (Business Region Kristiansand)
Former CEO of Elkem ASA, Helge Aasen reflects on his experiences with China
How can Beijing 2022 provide market opportunities for Norwegian businesses? By Christian H. Engh, China 2022 Project Director Innovation Norway
Follow-up and discussion: Local and national activities and initiatives

1130-1300: Go Global by Innovation Norway (additional registration)
What do you need to consider to succeed internationally and in China?
How can Innovation Norway assist?

After many years of manufacturing growth in China, a shift is now underway. The new and modern China is creating new opportunities for those who want to invest in the country. The Chinese middle class is now larger than the American one. China is also the world's largest internet nation with over 650 million daily users. China is moving from centralized control and state capitalism to a more market-driven economy, from a focus on exports to an orientation towards domestic consumption, and from volume to quality and more sustainable production.

The event is free of charge but for catering purposes we ask for your registration. 


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