Current business delegation tour schedule

Our tours to China are on hold at present due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

 

The tour itinerary outlined below gives you an indication of the total business focus of our organised tours.

 

Delegation Itinerary for the 18-27 October 2019

Wuhan City, Hubei and Xian City, ShaanXi

Bridging business to business connectivity via Launch Pad China

Our Business delegations to China are tailored and bespoke to meet the objectives of delegation members and further business engagement between China and New Zealand.

Supported by the New Zealand China Trade Association.

Two Cities and focused connectivity

Introductions made via our respected counterparts

Wuhan City

  • CCPIT Hubei,  China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) NZCTA is in the process of establishing a formal MOU that nurtures and strengthens two-way trade opportunities between Hubei and New Zealand.

The meetings will be organised based on the  objectives of the delegation participants  and facilitated by CCPIT Hubei

ShaanXi Province

  • ShaanXi Provincial Department of Commerce
  • ShaanXi Provincial Department of Commerce Commercial  Representative Office in New Zealand Chief Representative. Ms Jessie Zhao is duly authorised by Mr Li SR of China ShaanXi Provincial Commerce Department
  • New Zealand ShaanXi General Association of Commerce

The meetings will be organised based on the objectives of the delegation participants and facilitated by the above ShaanXi  Provincial Department of Commerce, their New Zealand Commercial Chief Officer and New Zealand ShaanXi General Association of Commerce. (www.nzgac.org.nz)

Date of Delegation tour : 18 to 27 October 2019

Delegation limited to between 10-12 participants.

Important information: The delegation will not exceed more than 12 businesses people so as to ensure that the participants gain value from this targeted two city delegation visit.

Agricultural business connectivity is the primary sector interest of this business delegation.

 

Two Cities: Wuhan City  Hubei Province and Xian City ShaanXi Province

WHY XIAN CITY and SHAANXI Province

Shaanxi’s agricultural production varies throughout the province. Shaanxi’s southern Hanzhong Basin region is large rice and wheat-producing area; it also supports cash crops including tea, tung oil, citrus, and other fruit. Shaanxi’s cooler Qin Mountain range grows maize and winter wheat. The Wei River and Jing Valleys produce rice, winter wheat, tobacco, cotton, millet, barley, corn and kaoliang. In the Upper Wei and Jing reaches, millet, oats, buckwheat, hemp, sesame, sugar beets, and rapeseed are grown. Shaanxi’s northern plateau farms spring-sown wheat and millet, but these crops are highly dependent on irrigation as the Shaanxi’s northern plateau area shares a climate similar to that of dry, pastoral Inner Mongolia. As a result, livestock herding becomes increasingly common in Shaanxi’s north.  Some food and beverage processing, especially apple juice, has developed alongside Shaanxi’s agricultural regions, especially in the south.

The main focus of the visiting Xian is to attend the opening of the  26th China Yangling Agriculture High Tech  Achievements Fair (CAF), which is an approved international event, this year the primary aim of the CAF is to promote New Era, New Drive and New Agriculture, previously Canada, USA Australia and Brazil, Japan, Korea France and Brazil have attended and their delegations are offered unprecedented opportunities for sharing of ideas and potential collaborations

The delegation meets the appropriate people form ShaanXi Departments of Commerce and Department of Agriculture, and visit Baoji for agricultural connections

WHY WUHAN CITY

Hubei is a major agricultural province n China and the construction of the Yangtze Economic Belt and China’s “One Belt One Road” policy have become an important national strategy to boost the green development along the Yangtze River. Wuhan is designated by the State Council as the most important shipping centre in the middle reaches of Yangtze River.

AGRICULTURE IN HUBEI

Hubei is a major agricultural province in China, due to its rich resources in arable land and water, often called “Land of Fish and Rice”. The most important products of Hubei’s agricultural output are meat, poultry and eggs, grain and rice, cotton and vegetable oil. More area-specific outputs are citrus fruit, lotus root and, due to its many lakes, aquatic products. As to the export of agricultural products, Hubei has a leading position in terms of output and quality of meat, poultry and eggs. Other important agricultural export products are aquatic products including river crabs, tortoises and soft-shelled turtles, freshwater shrimp and many kinds of fish. Other products such as vegetable oil, rice, live pigs, cotton, raw silk, raw lacquer and edible fungus constitute the remaining share of the main agricultural export products.

Hubei has a well-developed market distributing system. The wholesale markets at the producing and selling areas are scattered all over the province, which connects millions of small domestic productions with large, changeable markets. Apart from domestic supermarkets, foreign supermarket chains Carrefour, Wal-Mart and Metro are present in the province and are rapidly gaining market share. In 2008, SPAR also entered the Hubei market, mainly targeting the western part of the province in cooperation with a local supermarket chain. Recently, the Wuhan government is seeking to build up a modern and knowledge-intensive urban agricultural cluster, mainly consisting of intensive animal husbandry, dairy and horticulture (both vegetables and flowers).

NZCTA is in the process of signing MOU with Hubei CCPIT for the development of trade connectivity between the Hubei Province and New Zealand.

Hubei Province has a long established connection with the South Island of New Zealand and has many sister city relationships which include

  • Wuhan City – Christchurch
  • Huangshi City – Nelson –Tasman
  • Honghu City – Hurunui District
  • Enshi –  Waimakariri District

Hubei Province, especially the cities in proximity to the Yangtze River, are increasingly recognised as key hubs for Chinese trade and commerce into central and western China.

 

PROPOSED ITINERARY

Day 1: Friday 18th

Leave Christchurch International Airport via China Southern Airlines

Day 2: Saturday 19th

Arrive in Guangzhou transit to Xian China via China Southern Airlines

Dependent on arrival time settling into the hotel.  city tour (city Wall,  Da-Yan Tower, cultural street).

Evening: Sunshine Lido Grand Theatre Tang Dynasty Song and Dance show. Xi’an special dumpling feast.

Day 3: Sunday 20th

Day Tour of Terracotta Warriors Museum

Local special lunch and dinner

Day 4: Monday  21st

Official visit (visit Shaanxi Provincial Department of Commerce, local business or department), the specific arrangement to be determined.

Business meetings and introductions relevant to the delegation party makeup and primary objectives.

Business Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Tuesday 22nd

Official visit (invited to opening ceremony for 26th China Yangling Agricultural High-Tech Achievement Fair, visit exhibition halls), the specific arrangements to be determined.

Business meetings and introductions relevant to the delegation party makeup and primary objectives

Business Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Wednesday 23rd

Baoji Business meeting (visit Baoji City Bureau of Commerce, local business or department), the specific arrangements to be determined

Day 7:  Thursday 24th

Leave Baoji for Wuhan via China Southern.

Arrive Wuhan City mid-afternoon

Day 8: Friday 25th

Business meetings organised and meeting with CCPIT Hubei

Business meetings and introductions relevant to delegation party makeup and primary objectives

Evening TBA as identified objectives are defined

Day 9: Saturday 26th 

Business meetings and introductions relevant to delegation party makeup and primary objectives

Evening TBA as identified objectives are defined

Matched agricultural discussions.

Day 10  Sunday 27th 

Return to Christchurch via Guangzhou using China Southern Airlines

Inclusions

Airfares (international return airfares and domestic air fare to China) Hotel accommodation ( breakfast – single room ) meals,  English speaking guide, admission to  sightseeing as per itinerary, tipping to guide and driver

Exclusions

Domestic Airfare in NZ, Chinese visa fee, personal expenses and travel insurance

Launch Pad China Business delegations to China are tailored and bespoke to meet the objectives of delegation members and further business engagement between China and New Zealand.

Closing date for registration of event 20 September 2019
Payment date 1 October 2019

If you wish you wish to register your interest to be on the delegation please complete the following form.

 

 

 

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