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Round Table Discussions with the County Administrative Board of Östergötland in Nanjing, 20 March

On the 19th-23rd of March 2013, a delegation from the County Administrative Board of Östergötland headed by Governor Ms. Elisabeth Nilsson visited the Jiangsu Province. On the 20th March, in conjunction with the visit, SSB China, together with the County Administrative Board of Östergötland and the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai, arranged a round table discussion on how Swedish companies have experienced their establishment in the region. Six Swedish companies attended the meeting, as well as the Nanjing office of the European Chamber of Commerce. The discussions were good and the participating companies especially mentioned the increasing numbers of environmental inspections in Wuxi, the local governments focus on waste management and the importance for Swedish companies and officials to have good contacts on a city district level. The CEO of Cleantech Östergötland, Mr. Gert Kindgren gave a brief introduction to a joint project between Östergötland and Jiangsu concerning cleaner production audits and the use of sustainable working methods within industries in the province. The project presents an opportunity for introducing Swedish cleantech solutions on the Jiangsu market. There were also discussions on how the County Administrative Board of Östergötland and the SSB project could offer their support to Swedish companies doing business in the region

For more information on this event, please contact Hanna Elving, Project Manager of SSB, hanna.elving@business-sweden.se