The Victorian Government and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities are calling for expressions of interest from Victorian companies to join the Liveable Cities trade mission to China. The mission is targeting Victorian companies with products and services in water, cleantech and urban design sectors. The themes will include (but are not limited to):
- planning and urban design, including architecture, landscape architecture and placemaking
- environmental monitoring
- black odour/river restoration (silt management, water quality improvement, and pollution source control).
The trade mission is a partnership between Liveability Victoria International, Trade Victoria, Victorian Government Trade and Investment Offices in China and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC).
Activities will include:
- business matching meetings in Jiangsu and Sichuan
- meetings with government officials in Jiangsu and Sichuan
- site visits to the Jiangsu–Victorian Sponge City Innovation Park in Kunshan (which is a CRCWSC project), the Suining Sponge City and the Chengdu Green Path.
‘The Liveable Cities trade mission will consolidate our relationships with the City of Kunshan, Southeast University in Nanjing and the Jiangsu Government,’ said Tony Wong (CEO, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities). ‘The mission is also an opportunity to establish new relationships with the Sichuan Provincial Government, and to strengthen our relationship with Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu (a new CRCWSC participant).’
Why should you attend?
During the trade mission, Victorian companies will meet with Chinese government and business contacts, to explore opportunities to be involved in China’s Sponge Cities program. In particular, Victorian companies can:
- partner with the Victorian Government to promote themselves in China
- leverage China’s Sponge Cities program to explore business opportunities and partnerships
- access tailored business matching and technology sharing sessions from the Victorian Government
- participate in in-country briefings from the Victorian Government Trade and Investment offices, a welcome dinner and site tours in each province.
You can register your interest and find out more about the trade mission by emailing Karl Ellis.