The World Manufacturing Convention (WMC) 2019 was held in Hefei from September 20 to 23 and the UK participated in the event as the only designated guest country of honor. Derby, one of the international partner cities of Hefei in the UK, also sent a large delegation to the event.
The delegation attended the opening ceremony of the convention, related forums, and activities arranged for the guest country of honor. At the same time, it also paid a courtesy call to Hefei municipal leaders, visited some enterprises and cultural venues, and exchanged ideas for cooperation with relevant local government departments. In addition, it joined in the Sino-British Night and hosted a Derby business promotion in Hefei.
More than 100 enterprises from Anhui and Derbyshire were present at the promotion.Representatives from Derbyshire and Derby City made introductions to their local investment and trade opportunities. Three British enterprises including Blockey Intelligent Company madedetailed presentations. The enterprises from both sides had in-depth discussions on some potentialcooperative projects.
Since Hefei and Derby established a partner-city relationship in October 2016, the two sides have conducted frequent bilateral visits and made some fruitful exchanges and cooperation in trade, education, culture, tourism, and sports.
It is believed that the successful visit of the Derby delegation has not only deepened the friendship between the two sides but also opened a new chapter for future cooperation and exchanges.