Discover Taizhou for Sino-German Cooperation

The Yangtze River Delta is one of the most successful regions in China. For years, the city of Taizhou cooperates very successfully with local companies and has an above-average settlement policy. Cooperation is the key word. The so-called Taizhou model is both a pioneer and a benchmark in China. On behalf of the municipal government of Taizhou we cordially invite you to the:

Workshop on Sino-German Enterprises Cooperation & Matchmaking Conference 12 January 2017, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Yaoda International Hotel 318 Yaoda Road, Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, 318000 Chinesische Adresse: 浙江省台州市耀达路 318 号 318000


High-level German and Chinese business and government representatives are welcomed in Taizhou, among them the former EU Commissioner Prof. Günter Verheugen. The Vice Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Mr. Jörn Beißert, the CEO of Baden-Württemberg International Mr. Tobias Off, the China Director of Germany Trade & Invest Mr. Jonathan Schoo and Chief Representative & Partner of Rödl & Partner Shanghai Mr. Sebastian Wiendieck will address a speech. We will furthermore be honored to welcome the Vice Governor of Zhejiang Province Ms. Liang Liming and the Vice Secretary General of the Provincial Government Mr. Chen Zongyao as well as over 100 local Chinese business and government representatives.

The conference and the subsequent matchmaking will be held by the Taizhou municipal government and the Taizhou Bureau of Commerce in cooperation with Helis & Associates. The conference languages are Chinese and English with simultaneous translation. For the afternoon matchmaking, translators will be provided.


The Helis & Associates team and I are glad to assist you with any question by email (helis@helisassociates.com) or phone (+86 757 2833 8039). Please contact Helis & Associates for the event registration. A complimentary night at the first-class Yaoda International Hotel is included and your travel expenses will be covered, if you hold a position of Vice General Manager or higher. I am looking forward to your participation.


Morning agenda 09:00 am: Welcome Address, by Ms. Liang Liming, Vice Governor of Zhejiang Province 09:10 am: Introduction of Taizhou City and its investment conditions by Mr. Wang Changrong, Party Secretary 09:30 am: Speech, by a Director of the Sino-German City Alliance Secretariat 09:50 am: Keynote Speech, by Prof. Günter Verheugen, former Vice President of the EU Commission 10:10 am: Introduction of the Taizhou Industry Cluster 10:30 am: Speech, by Mr. Jörn Beißert, Vice Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai

Speech, by Mr. Tobias Off, CEO of Baden-Württemberg International Speech, by Mr. Sebastian Wiendieck, Chief Representative & Partner of Rödl & Partner Shanghai Speech, by Mr. Jonathan Schoo, China Director of Germany Trade & Invest 11:30 am: Speech, by a representative of a Sino-German enterprise in Taizhou 11:50 am: Opening Ceremony of the Sino-German Industry Park Taizhou

Afternoon agenda 02:30 pm: Opening by the host 02:35 pm: Introduction of 12 German enterprises 03:35 pm: Introduction of 12 Taizhou enterprises 04:35 pm: One-to-one exchange 05:35 pm: Result conclusion


We are glad to cordially invite you to Taizhou Taizhou has a population of nearly six million people and is located at the East China Sea coast in Zhejiang Province. The city belongs to the Yangtze River Delta, China’s most economically powerful region. 2015 the gross regional product of Taizhou accumulated to 48.7 billion Euros.

Taizhou is one of the market economy pioneers of China. The specific process of active interaction of a municipal government and local private enterprises to facilitate economic growth has been named after the city and is called the Taizhou Model in business science.

The city’s prosperity is based on a strong economic foundation. 39 Taizhou enterprises are stock listed, among them the famous automotive company Geely, the parent company of the Swedish car manufacturer Volvo. Key industries of Taizhou are automotive, healthcare and mechanical engineering.

Taizhou offers an excellent accessibility due to its harbor and its proximity to Shanghai and Hangzhou, both cities accessible within only one or two hours respectively.


Sino-German cooperation in Taizhou Germany is Taizhou’s second most important export market and second largest import country. The bilateral trade volume accounted for 1.05 billion Euro in 2015.

Currently 18 German companies have invested in Taizhou, among them Continental, METRO, Henkel and Eberspächer. Likewise, 18 investment projects of Taizhou have been realized in Germany so far.

Apart from economic relations to Germany, Taizhou has a successful sister city cooperation with the German city of Hanau.

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