2020-12-23 13:33:39 source: China-Africa Bridge
On Dec 22, 2020, a networking symposium for African entrepreneurs and Zhejiang corporations on celebrating the upcoming Chrismas was held in the innovation park of Zhejiang Gongshang University.
(Group photo of all guests)
The organizers of this event include China-Africa Bridge Cross-border Trade Service Platform, Lofica (Zhejiang) Culture Development Co., Ltd., the institute of China-Africa Economic and Research Center, and the innovation park of Zhejiang Gongshang University.
(Representative projects of China-Africa Bridge)
Zheng Rongxin, president of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Hangzhou Committee, Li Jun, general secretary of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Hangzhou Committee, and Zhang Hui, professor of China Academy of Sciences Ningbo Institute delivered keynote speeches on the symposium. Freddie Gaoseb, Commercial Counselor at the Embassy of Namibia sent a greeting video clip to the audience.
The theme of the symposium is "LOFICA's contribution to the cross-border interaction between China and Africa". LOFICA, an innovation project initiated by China-Africa Bridge, as introduced by the organizers, has provided well-organized trainings on entrepreneurship for more than 3,000 African young people. Through incubation and resource integration, it has provided consulting services and talent services for member corporations, so as to fill the weak spot in Africa's trade service sector.
Member corporations of China-Africa Bridge such as Nice Group, DAS Solar, youxiake exchanged views on economic and cultural cooperation between China and Africa, as well as the entrepreneurship and development of young people with more than 40 African young people from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Angola, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and other African countries.
Zhao Haoxing, founder of China-Africa Bridge delivered opening remarks, in which he mentioned his sincere gratitude towards all member corporations and partners for their strong support. In his speech, Zhao said that China-Africa Bridge will adhere to the two missions of "Building a Service Bridge for Trade between China and Africa" and "Building a Platform for Young Entrepreneurs between China and Africa", and to help more Zhejiang brands to go to Africa and let more African young people realize their dreams.
Ying Ying, general manager of China-Africa Bridge and Yi Jianan, vice general manager of China-Africa Bridge, as well as Xu Keda, director of LOFICA, shared their views and experiences on the macro-economic scenario and trade policies between China and Africa, cross-border e-commerce between China and Africa, and put forward new ideas and new opportunities for economic and trade cooperation between the two regions.
Zhou Yibin, general manager of the overseas business development center of Nice Group said that he looked forward to working with young Africans to discover, seize, and create more opportunities. International entrepreneurs such as Brett and Eric shared their stories of entrepreneurship, hoping to help more young people to realize their dreams.
In an interview with "In Zhejiang", the young entrepreneur Eric said that he felt very inspiring for initiating services and projects on improving the relationship between China and Africa. As a young African, he hopes to make more contributions to the cultural and economic communication on both sides.
The guests all shared a similar view that the economic and trade cooperation between China and Africa both meets their respective economic structures and enjoys high complementarity and huge potential.
(Edited by Ye Ke)