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Building Guanxi: B2B Delegation in China

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is well known for its rich history of innovations that have brought new solutions to the world’s challenges, and Wisconsin companies are no different. In Coordination with the Division of International Studies and the Shanghai Innovation Office, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Sustainability is leading a Workshop for the Minhang District Government of Shanghai, as well as business delegation meetings in both Shanghai and Ningbo, China. The Delegation will showcase unique business assets and build mutually beneficial relationships for attendees. The Workshop program will integrate the principles of the Chinese government 12th Five-Year Plan, which focuses heavily on environmental protection and sustainable energy consumption.  By incorporating the government’s 12th Plan, the Workshop will provide a platform for businesses to highlight innovative solutions in their products, parts, technology and services.

In recent years, the UW Office of Sustainability has been working on developing a more sustainable UW-Madison campus. As such, we are researchingsustainability metrics such as water, energy, materials and costs, and developing best practices so that we can “walk the talk” from research and education to campus operations. Our best practices are those that can be shared and applied to other campuses, cities and communities, and private businesses anywhere in the world.

The Workshop will make a connection between our limited earth resources and our global impact related to sustainable urban environments including water resources, energy consumption and efficiencies, green buildings design and engineering, and innovative infrastructure programs.

The business Delegation will provide key leadership meetingsand matchmaking opportunities (June 16, 19-20) for businesses from both the US and China, facilitating the economic and commercial exchange between our two countries. The Workshop (June 17-18) will provide an additional platform for delegation businesses to discuss innovative solutions in their marketplace. The historical and industry-related site tours in Shanghai and Ningbo will allow attendees to experience the economics and culture of modern China.

Whether you are already exporting to China or you are new to exporting, this unique opportunity brings you closer to government officials in two key cities in China. Please take advantage of the Workshop, meetings and site tours to have a better understanding of how these international entities operate, and hopefully make valuable connections for your future business partnerships.


Dates:    June 15-21, 2014

Cities:    Shanghai & Ningbo, China

Schedule of events:

June 15:          Speakers and Delegation arrive in Shanghai; evening reception

June 16:          Site visits and business meetings with Delegation Meeting with Deputy Director of Shanghai Foreign Investment Development Board

June 17-18:    Workshop presentations, panel discussions, B2B matchmaking opportunities and site visits

June 19:          Travel to Ningbo, Meeting with Ningbo foreign investment government officials and visit local leading enterprises

June 20:          Meeting with Ningbo Entrepreneurs Association, visit Ningbo port & University

June 21:           Departure day

If you have any questions about this UW-Madison Workshop in Sustainability and Business Delegation, contact:

Ms. Angela Pakes Ahlman, P.E., LEED AP, WasteCap AP

External Relations Director

Office of Sustainability, UW-Madison

Tel: 608.890.4966


Event Registration deadline is May 1, 2014

Due to limited space and time, we encourage you to register early to secure business-to-business meeting space.







商务代表团将举办领导会议,为中美两国的企业提供交流机会,加速两国间的经济和贸易交换。研讨会将为参与者们提供就生产、技术和服务过程中的创新方案进行讨论的平台, 参与人员还将有机会在上海和宁波两地探索工业创新技术,浏览历史人文景观。


 日期: 2014 615-21










安吉拉·派克斯 女士


威斯康星大学麦迪逊分校 可持续发展办公室

联系电话:6-8 890 4966