Greater Bay Area Delegation Tour

Discover one of the largest and fastest moving IoT, Green Transition and Smart Urbanisation Mega-City-Cluster

After more than three long years, the first delegation from Europe to Huangpu District (Guangzhou) is organized again. 

Huangpu District is located at the heart of Greater Bay Area (GBA).​ On a land area the size of Croatia, the GBA includes 9 of China’s largest megacities, has the highest density of Fortune 500 companies in China and is home to China’s most innovative companies.​ With soon 90 million inhabitants, the GBA equals to the combined population of Germany & Switzerland and is developing into a powerhouse of future technologies.​Its economy reached a GDP of almost USD 2 trillion in 2022, surpassing the economy of South Korea. ​With its world-known industrial backbone as well as logistic infrastructure it has outstanding economic importance for Asia and is geographically located at the centre of the world’s largest free-trade-
agreement (RCEP). Huangpu is an administrative district of the Tier 1 city Guangzhou (Kanton) – the capital city of Guangdong Province. ​With USD 60 Billion, Huangpu generates a local GDP that compares to those of the city of Cologne (Germany), the metropolitan region of Toulouse (France), or Malmö metropolitan area (Sweden). Since more than 2,000 years, Huangpu’s harbour is the offspring of the “Silk-Road” to the sea. Today the district leads in terms​of economic and innovative ​performance in the GBA and is home to around 20,000 private enterprises, 4000+ Multinationals (e.g., Honda, LG, Bayer, Samsung, Lonza, P&G, Zeiss, Hyundai, Magna, Astra Zeneca, Covestro, Siemens), 300+ Global Fortune 500 
Projects, and 70+ listed companies. In recent years, Huangpu became one of China’s future economy hotspots with companies in electric vehicles and autonomous driving (e.g., WeRide, XPeng, GAC), autonomous aerial vehicles 
(e.g., Ehang), semiconductor (e.g., Cansemi, Hinnotech), or life science (e.g., Beigene, Biosygene, Hennovcom).

The delegation ist organized for everyone who is interested to experience the world’s largest Mega-City-Cluster and the future economy developing there (especially AI, ICT, Life Science, Biotech, EV, AAV, Hydrogen Economy, New Materials, Semiconductor, Robotics, Smart Manufacturing).

program of the delegation

25.11.2023 – 26.11.2023
Individual Arrival (sightseeing arrangements and business meetings possible)

MONDAY, 27th of November
- DAY 1 -


Official & Reception with Huangpu Development District officials
Kick-Off, incl. presentation about Huangpu District and the detailed program

Experience Level 4 autonomous driving – visit WeRide Headquarters on Bio Island
Explore Life Science (R&D) Ecosystem on Bio Island (incl. Astra Zeneca, King Med, Beigene) 
Sino-European Business Reception at Bio Island (“Experience the Island by Night”)
TUESDAY, 28th of November
- DAY 2 -
Morning & Afternoon
Company visits (e.g., Zeiss, Ehang, Cansemi, GAC Motor, XPeng) – customised to your interests
Sightseeing – Guangzhou Tower & Guangzhou CBD
WEDNESDAY, 29th of November
- DAY 3 -
Explore the Innovation Ecosystem of China-Singapore Knowledge City (incl. company visits at Knowledge City Investment Group and other innovation leaders)
Visit Huangpu District’s IP Ecosystem (incl. GBA patent registry, WIPO centre, South China IP Court, Introduction of IP service platforms, Workshop on IP protection in China)
Sino-European Business Reception at Knowledge City (“Smart Agriculture Innovation Night”)
THURSDAY, 30th of November
- DAY 4 -
Morning & Afternoon
Matchmaking meetings with companies & institutions – individually planned according to your interest
Individual Sightseeing and Dinner Arrangements
FRIDAY, 1st of December
- DAY 5 -
Experience the future of urban (air) traffic with Ehang (tbc).
Afternoon & Evening
Sino-European Business Reception at Science City (“Closing Ceremony & Farewell”)
01.12.2023 – 02.12.2023
Individual Departure (sightseeing arrangements and business meetings possible)

Attend one of the following dates for an information & preparation meeting – learn more and clarify all open questions:

  1. 30.06, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM CET: Registration online 
  2. 05.07, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET: Registration online
  3. 11.07, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM CET: Registration online
  4. 14.07, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET: Registration online
  5. 19.07, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET: Registration online
  6. 25.07. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET: Registration online
  7. 28.07, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM CET: Registration online

Registration for the delegation


  • Huangpu District (Guangzhou, Guangdong Province)