Greater Bay Area, the major city cluster, currently equals to the 11th largest economy in the world. With its 11 cities, located in Southern China as well as the two Special Administrative Regions Hong Kong and Macao, the area is estimated to become the world's largest bay area and by far surpassing the Greater Tokyo Area, New York City and San Francisco Bay Area.
Introduced in 2016, the Chinese government are committed to drive the Greater Bay initiative and aims to strategically integrate the cities into a world-class city cluster which combines each cities' individual strengths. The goal is to increase the whole regions competitiveness and innovation-ability. With a large focus on hardware innovation, fast prototyping and advanced and high-end manufacturing there are interesting opportunities for Swedish companies especially within the automotive, ICT, life science sectors.
Part 1: China Market Outlook - Presented by Business Sweden
During this session, Business Sweden will present their view of China and how Swedish companies can capture the opportunities.
Presenter: David Hallgren, Trade Commissioner, Beijing, Business Sweden - David's bio is found below
Part 2: Greater Bay Area and opportunities in the world class city cluster - Presented by Business Sweden
During this session, Business Sweden will present the Greater Bay Area and how Swedish companies can capture the opportunities in the region.
Presenter: Van Hoang, Trade Commissioner, Hong Kong, Business Sweden - Van's bio is found below
Part 3: Innovation and start-ups in China - presented by the Asia correspondent Johan Nylander
Johan Nylander is an award-winning author and freelancing China and Asia correspondent. He's frequently published by CNN, Forbes and Sweden's leading business daily Dagens Industri. He will share his knowledge about Chinese innovation and its startup scene, which also is summarised in his book titled "Shenzhen Superstars – How China's smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley".