China Mission 2017 - Holland Horse Meets World Business

Rotterdam Economic Mission to China: Dutch Retail Brands, Trade & Logistics, Equestrian sectors

• WHEN October 16–22, 2017
• WHERE Shanghai, Wuxi & Heilan Equestrian Club
• FOR WHOM Dutch retail brands, Trade, e-Commerce & Logistics, Equestrian players

Sign up Deadline: Friday the 29th of September 2017

China’s influence and dependence on the world gets ever stronger. Economic transformation is turning China into a nation of technology and innovation, one that is in great need of high-end products in sectors like agri&food, fashion, smart industry, and more. New business models in trade, e-commerce and logistics are being developed to cater for these economic trends.

China is among the top 10 export destinations for Dutch companies. The total bilateral trade of goods between both countries has reached to almost 45 billion euros in 2016. The value of Dutch goods consisted of an amount of 10 billion euros compared to 2.3 billion euros of Dutch services exported to China. The second economy in the world is the 3rd importer of Chinese products to the Netherlands. De Nederlandsche Bank valued the Dutch influence in China to be 9.7 billion euros by the end of 2015.

Alongside the economic boom, China also shows potentials in the world equestrian sports: the past years witness a tremendous growth in the numbers of horses and equestrian products exported to China from the Netherlands. Horses in China are mainly imported from The Netherlands, Germany and the United States. The total export of Dutch horses has been doubled in the past 5 years. In 2015 China invested for 67 billion euros in horses and equestrian sports which makes China 3rd largest country for Dutch equestrian export. These numbers show great opportunities for Dutch horses, but also equestrian products, serves and knowledge.

All these developments create business opportunities for the Dutch players. Continuous initiatives are needed to bring the Dutch stakeholders, the Dutch brands, products and expertise one step further to accessing the Chinese market: boosting trade, e-commerce, logistics, innovation and the equestrian sectors.

The mission program and all the details can be found here.

The China Mission ‘Holland Horse Meets World Business’ is an initiative of CHIO Port Club Rotterdam, KWPN (Holland Horse Foundation), ESI – Coordinator of the Equestrian PIB China, CHIO Rotterdam, Kneppelhout & Korthals and Rotterdam Partners.
The Economic Mission to China will take place from 16th until the 22nd of October 2017

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Kind regards,

Min Zhang & Jorrit van Dijck
China Practice | Rotterdam Partners

China Mission 2017 – “Holland Horse meets World Business” is an initiative of KWPN (Holland Horse Foundation), Equine Support International (ESI), CHIO Rotterdam, CHIO Port Club Rotterdam, Kneppelhout & Korthals, Oculus Insights, Dutchese Group, and Rotterdam Partners