Province Zuid-Holland to China in June 2017




南荷兰省代表团计划于20176月访华

在南荷兰省与河北省建立姊妹关系10周年之际,南荷兰省将专门派遣贸易代表团于2017年6月4日至9日对中国进行访问。省长雅普·斯密特(Jaap Smit)先生和韦斯特兰市长雅克·范登·塔克(Sjaak van der Tak)先生将亲自带队。鹿特丹市长艾哈迈德·阿布塔勒普(Ahmed Aboutaleb)先生也将于同期访问中国。届时,南荷兰省和鹿特丹市有望共同参加几项重要活动。

到访期间,代表团将前往上海、河北、山东和北京等省市参观考察。本次贸易代表团的主题是“可持续的综合发展”,涵盖水务管理、环境、城市规划与设计以及现代园艺与农业等议题。

代表团此行的任务包括:参加上海国际水展;与河北省、山东省和上海浦东新区政府举行政府间会谈;与河北省农业厅签署新的园艺谅解备忘录;出席山东省德州市温室项目启动仪式;参加河北省水利厅组织的会议;参观在石家庄市举行的南荷兰省—河北省友好关系10周年图片展;走访有关企业;欣赏鹿特丹爱乐乐团音乐会。

在河北省,最近批准成立的雄安经济特区将成为南荷兰省与河北省政府间对话的重要议题。雄安新区位于北京市区西南约130公里,是中国政府和国家开发银行的重点扶持项目之一。新区已经获得国家开发银行提供大约1330亿元的支持资金。南荷兰省希望深入研究雄安新区为荷兰专业技术领域提供的机遇。

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南荷兰省战略研讨会

南荷兰省分别在2017年4月12日和21日组织了两场战略研讨会,与会人员包括与中国有关的多个政府部门及环境和可持续性领域企业的代表。

研讨会的主要目的是就荷兰政府如何促进本国可持续性领域企业的国际化确定长期战略。与会人员系政府部门、企业和科研机构的决策者。

研讨会的第二个目的是深入了解上述企业在中国遇到的障碍以及政府怎样帮助它们克服这些障碍。

与会人员得出了下列具有普遍性意义的结论:

  • 在中国开展业务遇到的障碍之一是从初次接洽到正式开展业务所用的时间过长;
  • 在中国开展业务非常重要的一点是要拥有并利用自身的关系网;
  • 特别需要注意的是,将现有项目的经验推广到其他项目或规模更大的项目非常困难;
  • 中国客户依然更愿意购买即时可用的解决方案而不是学习新知识;
  • 同时,中国客户显然更愿意出资购买咨询服务。

应编制合作计划并明确具体的时间安排。企业应明确说明它们要求政府提供的帮助,而政府应与有关方面合作,做出相应的战略部署。合作计划将于今年6月南荷兰省代表团访问上海期间首次付诸实施。

2017年4月13日,南荷兰省和韦斯特兰市再次举办战略研讨会,一些园艺企业应邀参加,会议由韦斯特兰市市长雅克·范登·塔克主持。

研讨会的一个主要结论是有必要制订一项具有双重意义的战略:一方面,政府应深化并进一步发展与企业开展业务和实施项目所在地区的关系,无论该业务或项目是否得到政府支持,例如山东省的一些地区和项目。另一方面,未来可能会出现许多具有重要意义的区域和项目,但目前尚无法提供与企业投资直接相关的信息,例如最近成立的雄安经济特区(距北京100多公里)。我们期望政府能够在这一城市/地区的大规模开发中推广南荷兰省的(园艺和物流)技术。这类议题应纳入政府间会谈议程。

研讨会的另一个成果是有几家企业表示有意参加南荷兰省今年6月的贸易访华团,并帮助政府制订有关中国市场的战略。

布莱斯韦克中式太阳能温室正式开幕

2017年4月12日,瓦赫宁根大学及研究中心BU温室园艺区的中式太阳能温室项目正式启动,该项目位于布莱斯韦克德尔菲改良中心附近。南荷兰省省长雅普·斯密特先生和中国驻荷兰大使馆商务参赞张国胜参加了开幕仪式。

新太阳能温室采用高标准技术,模拟典型的中国温室(气候)条件。这项研究将推动荷兰供应商实现其技术与中国环境条件相结合,为中国的种植者提供提高农产品质量和产量的大好机遇。

这一项目由“国际商业合作伙伴”(PIB)组织建立,该组织由多家活跃于中国市场的荷兰领先园艺企业和科研机构组成。该项目旨在通过在中国目前的园艺界推广其技术并展示利用其技术和知识的优势来加强其成员(Delphy、Hoogendoorn Growth Management、Ludvig- Svensson、Ridder Drive Systems、Hortimax和瓦赫宁根大学)的地位。该项目由荷兰企业管理局和鹿特丹-海牙都市圈提供资金支持。

在此项活动中,省长雅普·斯密特先生高度赞扬了本地区高科技园艺企业园所取得的成就。荷兰园艺业的科技成果享誉世界:大约80%的全球园艺创新源于荷兰。在中国或其他国家/地区改良园艺基地时,必须采用符合当地条件、标准和劳动力情况的方法和技术。在中国,太阳能温室是主要的温室类型,对于许多种植者来说,投资并运营高科技玻璃温室项目是一项艰巨任务。“国际商业合作伙伴”组织认识到这一点,并向这一独特项目投资,将中式太阳能温室与荷兰高科技检测和科研设备结合起来。这意味着,创新与提供定制服务相辅相成。

浦东新区水务局与河北省农业厅将于6月先后出访南荷兰省

上海浦东新区水务局将于今年6月底派团出访南荷兰省。这次考察是上海浦东新区水务局对2016年9月南荷兰省代表团到访上海的回访。在本次考察中,代表团将就目前与Deltares在城市洪水管理和预警系统开发领域的合作进行深入探讨,对话还将涉及水质、土壤与地下水修复和在浦东新区建设“海绵”城市等方面的合作途径。

此外,南荷兰省还将在6月接待由河北省水利厅和多位农业企业代表组成的代表团。河北省代表团出访南荷兰省的主要目的是与当地有关企业深入探讨太阳能温室项目、玻璃温室项目和新蔬菜品种等方面的合作。该代表团将成为河北省农业厅在今年6月签署新备忘录后首次派遣出访荷兰的代表团。

Province Zuid-Holland to China in June 2017

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Province Zuid-Holland and Hebei Province sister relationship, Province Zuid-Holland will organize a special trade delegation to China from 4 to 9 June 2017. The Commissioner of the King, Jaap Smit, and Westland mayor, Sjaak van der Tak will lead this delegation. During the same period mayor Aboutaleb from Rotterdam will travel with a delegation to China as well. Province Zuid-Holland and Rotterdam city will, where possible, jointly attend several activities.

During this mission, several places such as Shanghai, Hebei, Shandong Province and Beijing will be visited. The main theme will be “Sustainable integrated development”, in which topics such as water management, environment, urban planning & design and modern horti- and agriculture will be covered.

Activities during this mission include participation of Aquatech Shanghai, governmental talks with Heibei and Shandong Pudong government, the signing of a new horticulture MoU with Hebei Agriculture Department, the opening of a greenhouse project in Dezbou, a conference organized by Hebei Water Department, a photo exhibition, company visits and lastly the participation of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

In Hebei, Province Zuid-Holland and Hebei Province will among other things discuss the new Special Economic Zone XiongAn. The development of this area, about 130 km southwest of downtown Beijing is one of the Chinese national government and the Chinese Development Bank main priorities. The area received a funding from China Development Bank of 133 milliard Euros. The Province Zuid-Holland aims to explore to what extend this new area creates opportunities for Dutch expertise.

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Strategic discussion Province Zuid-Holland

On 12 and 21 April 2017, Zuid-Holland Province and mayor Sjaak van der Tak organized two strategic discussion sessions with several governmental organizations and businesses, all of which had interest in the environment and sustainability sector in China.  The purposes of the sessions were: -  To better understand the challenges for Dutch companies in China (Difficult to deal with Chinese government, difficult to scale up – develop from one project to more projects) - Connect all stake holders from both Dutch and Chinese side - Try to initiate dialogues with joint challenges with China and share Dutch experiences - Establish relationships in a sustainable way

One of the main conclusions from the sessions was the necessity to develop a 2-step strategy. The first step is to deepen and develop further the relations with areas where Zuid-Holland companies are already active and where concrete projects can be realized by businesses, with or without government support. Examples of these are several areas in Shandong. Secondly, in addition to the areas where concrete projects can be started, there are areas that may be of importance in the future, but are at the moment too far away from companies to invest in it. An example of this is the new XiongAn economic zone (more than 100 kilometers below Beijing). Here it would be good if the government would promote the (horticultural and logistic) expertise of our region in anticipation of the vast area development in this city / region. This should be on the agenda within the government-to-government talks.

Furthermore, there should be a platform established in order to have a balance between preaching and selling (between the vicar and the merchant), in other words a balance between economy & business and sustainable development. In order to create an impact and change the situation, opinions and expertise should be exchanged and complement one another. In the past, horticulturists came together over the weekends and exchanged their knowledge and experience, leading to innovation. This diluted over the years and to continue to stimulate innovation the greenport horti campus was established. This form of exchange must also happen in China to stimulate innovation. Secondly, global challenges have become shared (and interconnected) challenges since every country on governmental and business level has to coop with- and attack- these environmental challenges. Consequences of the urbanization for instance result in different environmental challenges such as smog, water contamination and soil contamination. The Chinese government (and companies) have reached the same consensus and focus on environmental reforms. All these urban challenges are interconnected; therefore an integrated solution (in cluster form) is most suitable to apply to this situation.  Lastly, there is the on-going battle between long-term and short-term investment. The added value of long-term investment can be found in the variety of combined fields of expertise. A variety of companies with their own expertise can contribute to a larger and whole concept. Therefore by means of join-cooperation companies can expand their target markets, upscale their companies and share responsibilities.

Another result originating from these sessions, is that several companies expressed their interest to join the Zuid-Holland mission coming June and to help developing the governmental China strategy.

Opening Chinese Solar Greenhouse Bleiswijk

On April 12th, the Commissioner of the King, Jaap Smit, and Commercial Advisor of the Chinese embassy, Guosheng Zhang, have officially opened the Chinese Solar Greenhouse at Bleiswijk. This solar greenhouse has been equipped with Dutch technology and simulates climate circumstances of a Chinese greenhouse. The greenhouse will help Dutch technology providers to better comply with the Chinese local conditions. As a result, Chinese crops quality will be further improved.

During this event, Jaap Smit praised the achievement of the Dutch highly sophisticated horti cultural cluster, which in all aspects is the largest in the world. The cluster consists of the Dutch companies Hoogendoorn Growth Management, Ludvig Svensson, Ridder Drive Systems, Hortimax, delphy and Wageningen UR. Dutch scientific achievements enjoy worldwide fame: 80% of all horticulture innovation worldwide originates from the Netherlands. Due to collaborations with several Chinese partners such as Hebei Province and Shanghai Pudong, companies and the Province have gained insight in that the most important factors to consider are the local situations, standards and labor. Since solar greenhouses are the main type greenhouses to be used in China, it is important that innovation goes hand in hand with a customized manner.

Pudong Water Department and Hebei Agriculture Department visits

The Province Zuid-Holland is very pleased to announce that Shanghai Pudong Water Department will visit the Netherlands at the end of June. This study tour succeeds last September’s Dutch delegation visit to Shanghai Pudong. Not only will the current cooperation with Deltares in the field of urban flood management and an early warning system be further developed be discussed, in addition it will be an opportunity to explore and extend the cooperation in several fields such as water quality, soil & groundwater remediation and Sponge City in Shanghai Pudong.

During the same month, Province Zuid-Holland will be honored with a visit from Hebei Agriculture Department and several Chinese agricultural companies. Numerous Hebei agricultural companies benefitted from the solid cooperation between Province Zuid-Holland and Hebei Province. The purpose of this visit will be to discuss further cooperation concerning solar greenhouse joint projects, glass greenhouse constructions and new vegetable varieties in greenhouses with companies in Zuid-Holland. Moreover, this delegation will be the first Hebei Agricultural delegation to visit the Netherlands after the signing of the new MoU.