2018 Canadian Delegation to Hong Kong Side Trip to China | December 6 - 8, 2018 - FULL

06 Dec 2018 @ 8:00am EST
08 Dec 2018 @ 6:00pm EST

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06 Dec 2018 (Thursday)

08:30 Depart from Hong Kong to Zhuhai via the HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB)

Situated at the waters of Lingdingyang of Pearl River Estuary, HKZMB is a mega-size sea crossing linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai City of Guangdong Province and Macau.

It consists of a Main Bridge in Mainland waters together with the boundary crossing facilities and link roads within the three places. The 50-kilometre link is planned to open to traffic in September 2018.

11:00 Courtesy Call on Zhuhai Government
12:00 - 13:30 Welcome luncheon hosted by Zhuhai Government
14:15 - 15:15 Visit Guangdong Free Trade Zone (Hengqin) (廣東自貿區橫琴片區)

Situated in the south of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province, the Hengqin Free Trade Zone (FTZ) is only 34 miles from Hong Kong. Covering 28 sq km, it is the first world-geared and Hong Kong-Macao-prioritized demonstration area in close cooperation with Guangdong.

Upon completion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge in 2018, Hengqin will become the only place in the Chinese Mainland directly connected to both Hong Kong and Macao. The zone focuses on pillar industries including finance, business services, tourism, culture, traditional Chinese medicine, research and high-tech industry.

As of April 2017, there are more than 550 Hong Kong companies registered in Hengqin, including Lai Sun Group and Media Asia Film.

16:00 - 17:30 Visit Gree Electric Appliances Inc. of Zhuhai (格力電器)

Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai produces and sells air conditioners and their accessories, as well as small home appliances. The company has its headquarters in Zhuhai, with nearly 80,000 employees. Gree has established 11 production bases around the world, 9 are located in China, another 2 in Brazil and Pakistan. Since 2005, Gree has been the No.1 in production and sales volume of residential air conditioners for 12 consecutive years in China. In 2015, Gree achieved sales revenue of RMB 110 billion. Gree has branch in Hong Kong and is responsible for overseas market operations.

18:30 - 20:00 Networking dinner with HK and local enterprises
20:30 Check in at Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel

07 Dec 2018 (Friday)

08:15 Check out and gather at hotel lobby
08:30 - 09:30 Depart from Zhuhai to Zhongshan
09:30 - 10:30 Visit Kai Tai Chinese Medicine (Holdings) Co., Limited (中山市啟泰中藥飲片有限公司)
11:00 - 11:30 Courtesy Call on Zhongshan Government
11:30 - 13:30 Welcome luncheon hosted by Zhongshan Government
14:15 - 15:15 Visit Guzhen (古镇)

Guzhen is an area known as “China’s Lighting Capital”. It is the largest lighting production base and wholesale market in the Chinese mainland. In 2016, the total output value of the lighting industry reached RMB 19 billion, accounting for more than 70% of the national market share. The total export value was US 370 million. Products are not only sold in domestic market, but also popular in overseas markets, including the US., the Middle East, South Africa and Europe. Huayi Lighting Co., Ltd. (中山華藝燈飾照明有限公司) has been the exhibitor of the HKTDC lighting fair and expanded their business to Global through Hong Kong.

15:45 - 16:45 Visit Ming Yang Smart Energy (明陽智慧能源)

The Headquarter of Ming Yang Smart Energy Group., Ltd. is located in Zhongshan It has a total strength of nearly 10,000 employees, of which about 30% are focused on R&D innovations. The Company produces new energy high end equipment, megawatt wind turbines, and other related equipment.

It set up seven R&D and marketing centres in Zhongshan, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley and Hamburg. Products are exported to Bulgaria, India, Romania, Pakistan and South Africa.

17:30 Check in at Hilton Zhongshan Downtown
18:00 - 20:00 Casual dinner (To be self-arranged by delegates)

08 Dec 2018 (Saturday)

08:30 Check out and gather at hotel lobby
09:30 - 11:00 Visit the Museum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (孫中山故居)
11:30 - 13:00 Casual lunch
14:00 Depart from Zhongshan to Hong Kong by ferry

06 Dec 2018 @ 8:00am EST
08 Dec 2018 @ 6:00pm EST

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