On Monday 10 January over 50 delegates from Chinese industrial companies made an hour-long visit to TWI. The group was led by Mr SUN Guangbin, Director, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products.
This is the second trade visit to TWI by a high ranking Chinese Government official in less than a month. In December 2010, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) led a visit by Chinese Minister Counsellor. Mr ZHOU Xiaoming was so impressed with TWI, and the company's strong links with China, that he advised this delegation to find out for themselves the potential business opportunities at TWI during their UK Trade Mission.
Graham Wylde, TWI Associate Director said: "We were delighted to be chosen by the Chinese Embassy in London to host part of the delegation's Trade Mission tour in the UK. We have a long history of working with Chinese companies, which goes back twenty years - TWI staff spends more than twenty weeks a year servicing their Chinese customer base to maintain good relations and look at future business opportunities. Today has been extremely productive and we have received positive feedback from the delegation, with many companies keen to meet again and explore how our services could further benefit their future business. Working together with UKTI and Embassies abroad, in hosting events for vitally important trade missions like these, is a great opportunity for TWI.