Visit of Chinese Hebei Commerce Department to Zuid-Holland




hebei sept 4

9月4日,南荷兰省欧盟国际事务局局长Jean-Christophe Spapens在海牙接待了由河北省商务厅投资与商业促进处处长钱江先生带领的代表团。Spapens先生致辞欢迎中方代表团,并强调期待进一步加强合作。南荷兰省将于11月18日至22日对河北进行合作访问,双方都希望通过此次访问加强友好关系,进行更密切的合作。

On 4 September Hebei Commerce Department, Mr. Qian Jiang, Head of Investment & Business Promotions Division at Hebei Commerce Department and his delegation were received by Mr. Jean-Christophe Spapens, Head of EU-International Affairs Bureau at Province of Zuid-Holland.

Mr. Spapens opened the meeting by welcoming the Chinese delegation and he emphasized to look forward to good conversations for further intensifying of the collaboration. Earlier successes, for example with horticulture, have proven that both parties can offer each other value. The two provinces create a good platform for companies to cooperate. This results in a mutual beneficial relationship.

During the talk at the meeting, the cities Zhangjiakou, Cangzhou and Xingtai were presented in detail. The local industries, infrastructure, travel time to Beijing, investment possibilities and the growing popularity of the cities passed by.
Another important subject was the hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics by Zhangjiakou. The development of the preparation was showed. Together with all the new facilities in the city.all the new facilities in the city.

Short presentations from the present Dutch companies followed.
Xiaoling Sun of InnovationQuarter, gave an introduction about the organization and what IQ can mean for companies from Hebei that want to invest in Zuid-Holland. As an example, she used Elion Resources Group, that settled in Zuid-Holland. European director, Mr. Jun Xia was present.

HR Savvy is specialized in human resource services and payrolling for foreign companies in The Netherlands.

La Gro Geelkerken is lawyer office with five locations in The Netherlands and an Asia desk from which they help Chinese companies with registration, disputes and all kinds of legal issues in The Netherlands.

De Rijke Logistics is logistical company specialized in Liquid chemicals, searching for Chinese producers of chemicals which they can support with the logistical process.


InnovationQuater, HR Savvy, La Gro Geelkerken and De Rijke Logistics presented the possible support they could offer Chinese companies for doing business in Europe or especially The Netherlands. The exchange of information is another step into possible collaboration with Chinese companies.