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Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Thursday, November 26 2020 - 17:59
"Connecting Shandong with Fortune Global 500" Series of Events Successfully Staged
JINAN, China, Nov. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The "Connecting Shandong with Fortune Global 500" series of events with five 
special sessions in Europe, ASEAN, the United States, South Korea and Japan 
have been successfully staged from August 27 to November 10. The activities 
were hosted by the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Shandong Provincial 
People's Government, and supported by the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry 
of Foreign Affairs. Themed on "Deepen Communication and Achieve Win-win 
Cooperation," the event was carried out mainly online plus some offline 
activities. The five special sessions were broadcasted live globally in 
multiple languages covering the world's major economies, thus enhancing the 
strategic communication and result-oriented exchanges between Shandong Province 
and Fortune 500 multinationals and its major economic and trade partners at 
national or regional levels.

Officials of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Shandong Provincial 
People's Government attended throughout the activities. Fifty-nine high-level 
guests from 14 countries and regions delivered speeches or participated in the 
dialogues at the main sessions. The majority of them were the 38 business 
leaders, including presidents and chairmen, 5 vice presidents responsible for 
the global market and 10 presidents responsible for the China market from 11 
Fortune 500 companies such as Glencore, Heraeus, Wilmar International, Charoen 
Pokphand, Air Products, CJ, SK, Sumitomo Corporation, Marubeni, Mitsubishi UFJ, 
among others. In addition, 4 foreign ministerial dignitaries from Japan, Korea, 
Singapore and Cambodia, 2 Chinese ambassadors to Japan and Singapore, 1 Korean 
ambassador to China, and 7 guests from the Association for the Promotion of 
International Trade, Japan as well as other famous business associations took 
part in the events.

In addition to the main activities, the Shandong-Korea Economic and Trade 
Cooperation Conference and the Investment Promotion Conference for the 
Industrial Chain with Japan were held concurrently during the five sessions, 
focusing on the advantageous industries of Japan and South Korea with topics 
such as targeted investment and matching negotiations.

With a focus on high-end cooperation in the industry chain, targeted investment 
and project promotion negotiations were conducted regarding the global 
multinational corporations. A total of 64 projects were signed during the five 
sessions, with the total investment amounting to US$3.7 billion, including 
US$1.19 billion of foreign investment, covering industries such as high-end 
equipment manufacturing, new materials, medical and health care, high-end 
chemicals, modern services, modern finance, modern efficient agriculture, 
modern logistics, and biotechnology.

Source: Information Office of the People's Government of Shandong Province

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