From September 25th to September 27th, Lyon hosted an important Chinese delegation of officials and businesses, for the Cultural Chinese and French Forum. The famous “Silk Road” has long been the trademark of the relations between both countries, and these links have kept getting tighter and tighter over the past years, notably thanks to the patient efforts of the new State Minister Mr Gérard Collomb, who was the Mayor of Lyon for 16 years before his recent appointment.
Among the many meetings planned over these three days, one of the most significant was held at World Trade Center Lyon, in the now well-known Skyroom by OnlyLyon. Right in the middle of the whole program, on Tuesday, September 26th at lunch time, more than 50 people (plus TV crews from China) were gathered in our premises.
Coming mostly from Shanghai, all our Chinese guests were thrilled to discover the stunning view from the 27th floor of the World Trade Center tower, while being presented all the advantages of investing and making business in Lyon. The year 2017 has confirmed the ever-going trend of economic exchanges made between China and our region.
Arguably this meeting, organized under the patronage of Invest In Lyon agency and the Bank of China, had been one of the milestones of the Forum. We, at World Trade Center Lyon, keep welcoming new Chinese customers on a regular basis.
Other countries are more than welcome as well!
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