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Chinese delegation welcomed

18 May 2017 2:45PM

Delegates from Suzhou in China have been welcomed to the University of Suffolk at a conference about the area’s high tech zone.

The event, which took place at the University’s Waterfront Building on Wednesday 17 May, explored business and employment opportunities in China and was jointly hosted by the Anglo Chinese Cultural Exchange.

The conference provided both UK and Chinese participants an opportunity to build business networks and exchange ideas. Another event will take place at the University on 23 May which will be led by the Suzhou Science and Technology Bureau.

Professor Simon Hallsworth, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Arts, Business and Applied Social Science, said “In a global world economy establishing close business ties with our international partners is one of the keys to economic success and prosperity in our region. Hosting a high level business delegation from Suzhou at a conference designed to find mutually beneficial ways to support such development is one way in which the University of Suffolk aspires to build such links.  As a consequence of this conference the Suffolk Business School has been invited to develop business opportunities, develop student exchanges and identify entrepreneurs whose enterprises could be potentially funded to work and study in Suzhou.”  

International Manager at the University, Sabrina Deng, said “We were pleased to host the delegation from Suzhou High-tech New District.  They have some exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs and high tech industries, much like we do in Ipswich.  We look forward to exploring how we can develop these links and also collaborate with the local universities.”

To attend the next conference event led by the Suzhou Science and Technology Bureau on Tuesday 23 May 1-5pm please register your interest by emailing


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