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ICCF, as implementing partner of the EU SME Centre project, collaborates in the organisation of the mission of European SMEs focused on green industries, which will be held 22-27 September 2024 in Shanghai, Suzhou and Chengdu. We invite interested members and SMEs to take part in the mission: participate in B2B meetings, networking events, seminars, visit industrial parks and attend the 18th Europe-China Business and Technology Cooperation Fair of Chengdu.

You can find more information on this below.
The detailed programme will be sent later.

The deadline for applications is Friday 12 July 2024. For more information, please contact Davide Orlandi, EU Project Manager ICCF (

European SME Business Mission to China: Green Industries

22-27 September 2024
Open for applications

As a partner of the EU SME Centre, we are pleased to inform you of its upcoming European SME Business Mission to China. The mission will focus on green industries and will take participants to Shanghai, Suzhou, and Chengdu for a programme of B2B meetings, networking events, seminars, industrial park visits and participation in the 2024 Europe-China Fair. Explore the potential of the Chinese market for your business with the support of the EU SME Centre!

Mission dates
From 22 September to 27 September 2024.

Shanghai, Suzhou, Chengdu

Programme highlights

With this trade mission, you will get an opportunity to:

  • Participate in the 18th Europe-China Business and Technology Cooperation Fair in Chengdu
  • Visit the Sino-European Industrial Parks in Suzhou
  • Meet with well-established and successful European SMEs in Shanghai
  • Join expert talks on China's economic outlook and market trends
  • Take part in technical trainings on export procedures and market regulations
  • Establish relationships with potential partners in China
  • Have face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities

Who can apply?

This call for applications is open to SME owners and individuals working for SMEs, start-ups, or clusters and industry associations from the European Union and countries associated to the Single Market Programme, active in the following industries:

  • Green technologies
  • Renewable energy sources and energy storage
  • Environmental services
  • Water treatment
  • Sustainable equipment manufacturing
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Advanced materials
  • Green service providers along the supply chain
  • Other green development solutions


The EU SME Centre's services are funded by the European Union and are free of charge to the mission's participants. Expenses for all the meetings, seminars, receptions, and other activities included in the programme are covered by the EU SME Centre.

Participants are responsible for directly covering their travel, accommodation, and meal costs, including:

  • Flights and other travel expenses to and from China
  • Inter-city travel within China from Shanghai to Suzhou, and from Suzhou to Chengdu
  • Hotel accommodation in Shanghai, Suzhou, and Chengdu
  • Other living expenses in China, including local transportation and meals

Application deadline
Friday 12 July 2024

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