Posted by Carly Roper on Tuesday 23 February 2010
The Shanghai World Expo will be the biggest business event of the year and Merseyside is the only region of the UK to be represented.
The Expo, dubbed 'The Business Olympics', will provide a golden opportunity for your business to develop international trade and build relationships in established and emerging markets, not just with China but with the 200+ countries represented at the event.
Running from May to October 2010, it is expected to attract 70 million visitors to a city at the hub of the world's fastest growing and most dynamic economy. Relevant Merseyside companies will have the opportunity to be showcased in one of the events six themes:
May: Virtual gateway to the NW and UK; Ports and Airports
June: Science and Innovation
July: Culture, Health and Sports
Aug: The Knowledge Sector
Sept: Financial and Professional services
Oct: Urban Regeneration
The region's participation is expected to generate £50 million of economic benefit over the next decade.
St Helens Chamber will be hosting a free event on Friday 26th March at 8.30am, providing more information about what’s happening across Merseyside during the Expo.
Guest speakers from Liverpool Vision, the China-Britain Business Council and the Head of Asia Pacific Development from UK Trade and Investment North West will be attending to provide further information about the opportunities available for St Helens businesses to get involved and promote themselves on an international scale.
The Chamber is working with both Liverpool Vision and UKTI to create a subsidised package for St Helens SMEs who would like to travel to Shanghai, opportunities start from £1,500.
To attend the breakfast briefing and find out more about this fantastic business opportunity click here
Alternatively you can contact Mark Hancock for more information.
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