China is actively opening up its market to the world via its first ever China International Import Expo. For Swedish businesses the move can mean new possibilities for exporting to China. And for Gothenburg, the expo is an opportunity to showcase the region.
Cities around the world need to further develop their transport solutions to increase mobility for both people and goods, and at the same time, to reduce emissions. Gothenburg, which is the first in the world to investigate the interaction between self-driving vehicles and long-term urban planning, showcased the latest developments when the city hosted an international delegation with participants from eight countries.
Premium carrier Qatar Airways has announced a new direct route to Doha, the capital of Qatar, from Göteborg Landvetter Airport. For business and leisure travellers in western Sweden, the new flights will mean improved connections to 150 destinations.
A declaration of intent between Business Region Gothenburg and the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality creates new opportunities for Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg. Roads are also being opened in Shanghai’s startup and test-bed environments for the region's companies.
The City of Gothenburg values its relations with Chinese auto company Geely - and vice versa. This was highlighted during the visit with Geely’s management that Business Region Göteborg arranged in connection with the Shanghai visit.
A visit to Gothenburg by the director of China's National Energy Administration revealed export opportunities for Swedish climate-smart solutions within the energy sector. Business Region Göteborg is now following up on this by taking companies from West Sweden along to China.