Program Zuid-Holland Online China Week November 29 – December 3, 2021

Program Zuid Holland China Week November 29 – December 3, 2021

Generating business opportunities in China during the Covid-19 pandemic is challenging, to bridge the gap between China and Zuid-Holland, the Province of Zuid-Holland will organize an online trade mission between the 29th of November and the 3rd of December together with co-organizers Hebei Foreign Affairs Office, Beijing Agriculture Bureau, Shijiazuang and Shanghai Bright Food.

Besides the relation with Hebei, the province of Zuid-Holland has developed new relations with other regions in China to facilitate business project, for example with Dezhou. For this reason, the scope of the online trade mission will be broader.

The primary  program of the public events from the Online China Week from Zuid-Holland consist of several parts which have been listed below:

1. Seminar Climate Adaptation

Date:  Dec 1st 2021

Time: 09:00-10:30

Platform: Zoom


Part I  – keynote speech

08:30 – 08:40 General opening and introduction VIP Guest by MC

08:40 – 08:50 Keynote speech from Hebei

08:50 – 09:00 Keynote speech from Jeanette Baljeu, Vice-governor Province Zuid-Holland

09:00 – 09:10 Keynote speech from Bart Pauwels, Consellor for Infrastructure and Water Management at Dutch Embassy in China

Part II – professional presentations – Sponge City/Climate adaptation

09:10 – 09:20 General introduction by MC

09:20 – 09:35 Presentation Tjitte Nauta

09:35 – 09:50 Presentation Professor Yang Sangqiang, Hebei University (tbc)

09:50 – 10:05 Presentation Dr. Thomas Wagener en Dr. Momo Chen, WUR about Aquaconnect project (tbc)

Part III – Closing

10:05 – 10:10 Closing speech Joost Damen

10:10 – 10:15 Closing speech Hebei Provincial Department of Water

10:15 – 10:20 Closing speech Hebei University

2. Webinar Province of Zuid Holland and Shijiazhuang

Date:  Dec 2nd 2021

Time: 09:00-10:30

Platform: Zoom 


09:00-09:05 VIP introduction by MC

09:05-09:10 Keynote speech from Shijiazhuang

09:10-09:15 Keynote speech from Mr. Meinder Stolk (recorded)

09:15-09:20 Keynote speech from Hebei FAO

09:20-09:35 A presentation from Shijiazhuang about the local bio-pharmaceutical and agro-food sector

09:35-09:50 A presentation from IQ about the bio-pharmaceutical sector in Zuid-Holland

09:50-10:10 Two presentations about data-driven greenhouses (10 minutes from LetsGrow and TomatoWorld) and innovative solar greenhouse (10 minutes from WUR)

10:30-10:45 Q&A

10:45-10:50 Closing speech by Director-general of Shijiazhuang FAO (tbc)

10:50-10:55 Closing speech by Mr Etwin Grootscholten

Background Information

Co-organized by Province of Zuid-Holland and Municipality of Shijiazhuang. Agriculture Bureau of Shijiazhuang and local counties will join and announce a few potential projects within the bio-pharmaceutical and agro-food sector. 

3. Ambassador meeting with the ambassador in China and consul-general in Shanghai

Date:  Dec 3rd 2021 (TBC)

Time: 09:00-09:30 (TBC)

Platform: Zoom  


09:00-09:05 digital walk-in

09:05-09:30 Presentations DSBP and Embassy

09:30-09:35 Short explanation/review of conversation CdK/deputy – ambassador/consul-general

09:35-10:00 Interview with the Ambassador in China and Consul General in Shanghai

10:00-10:20 Two short sessions in which participants in small groups in break-out rooms discuss experiences and questions about China

10:20-10:30 Closing

Background information:

In collaboration with the postal network in China, an online meeting will be organized on December 3 (from 9.00 to 10.30) with an interactive program about developments and trends in China. Part of this is an online connection with ambassador Wim Geerts and consul-general in Shanghai, Marjo Crompvoets. In addition, the King’s Commissioner, Jaap Smit and deputy director, Commissioner of the King Jeannette Baljeu will discuss the developments in China and cooperation with Chinese parties online with Dutch companies.

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