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  • Exploring Chinese business opportunities within plans for electrical vessels in Hong Kong and GBA

    The market visit is tailor-made for the target group in Norway with ambitions to explore Chinese market opportunities for maritime zero/low-emission and decarbonization solutions. The geographic focus of the market visit is the region of Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong province where ambitious plans and projects are made and implemented for electric ferries.

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    This one-week visiting program consists of thematic seminars, presentations, networking events, site visits and one to one business meetings.

    Norwegian embassy and Consulate General, Norwegian business community in Hong Kong will give full support to the program. Authorities in Hong Kong and Guangdong province have shown interest to cooperate with Innovation Norway on co-organizing the event.
    Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area have set ambitious goals to reduce emissions in the shipping sector and the implementation plans are progressing well with the introduction of advanced zero-emission technologies.
    Pilot projects on electric ferry in Hong Kong and river-and-coastal shipping upgrading projects in the GBA showing the dynamics of the industry as well as the priorities on the application of climate change technologies given by the regional government bodies.
    The Hong Kong government has earmarked HK$35 million to provide subsidies for the construction and trials for electric ferries and associated charging facilities for 4 in-harbour routes. In addition, subsidies were allocated to ferry operators of 6 major outlaying island ferry routes to construct new hybrid ferries in the first phase of the new Vessel Subsidy Scheme.

    Who should participate
    Sales personnel looking for leads.
    Top management exploring new segments with high growth potential.
    Marketing director searching for potential customers.
    Industry researcher and service provider seeking first-hand information.

    Whom you’ll meet
    Shipping operators with ambitions to apply green technology.
    Key stakeholders in the implementation of government green shipping schemes.
    Local shipyards and engineering companies involved in green shipping projects.
    Local authorities making green policies and developing plans.

    What to gain from our market visits
    Finding out current status of potential customers and Chinese players engaged in green shipping projects.

    Promoting Norwegian green shipping solutions to potential customers.
    Conducting face-to-face business communications with interested partners.
    Obtaining first-hand information on policies and implementation plans of transport authorities.
    Providing decision support in developing practical export strategies.

    Participation fee
    Large company: NOK 15,000 per company.
    Small-and-medium sized company: NOK 7,500 per company.

    Contact persons:
    Song Lin, song.lin@innovationnorway.no
    Joanna Hu Zhuoguang, zhuoguang.joanna.hu@innovationnorway.no
    Kjell Arne Nielsen, kjell.arne.nielsen@innovasjonnorge.no

    What’s next? A preparatory Teams meeting will be set up for interested participants prior to the market visit. Most likely this event will be arranged two weeks before actual visit. The main topics are: Things to know: Brief about the market visit program. Things to consider: Specific issues concerning technology exchange, ie. IPR. Things to do: Experience sharing on marketing, pitching preparation, translating PPT etc.

    Hong Kong, Guangdong of China


    Place:Hong Kong

    Deadline:26 May 2023

    Contact:Song Lin

    The registration is closed

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