From 17 to 18 September the AEI joined the 13th EU-China Business and Technology Cooperation Fair in Chengdu. The Fair showed the importance of the land and marine Silk Roads linking China and Europe for building ever closer relationship between 28 EU member states and China.

The event took place in Qingdao and Chengdu, two vital strategic cities of north and west China, the first phase in Qingdao.

The AEI organized a standpoint where there was space for dialogues with many other experts and cooperation partners.

Beside the Fair in Chengdu we also visited the headquarter from EUPIC in Chengdu together with the Austrian delegation where we also discussed possible future projects in cooperation with China.

The fair gathered 1,500 participants of companies, state/regional governments, clusters, business associations, EU-China Cooperation experts, universities, R&D institutions from west and north China, the European Commission, EEN partners, and European countries who are seeking potential collaboration and partnerships with their counterparts.

All together we can say that the AEI presented itself perfectly on the international parquet and we are looking forward to a good and close relationship with China.