Distinguished ladies and gentlemen:
The Federation of Chinese Professional Associations in Europe (FCPAE) consists of 63 Chinese professional associations; they are located in more than 13 European countries with more than 20,000 Chinese professional members in various fields. The FCPAE Europe Forum is organized every year by the chair association in different countries. The first to the ninth FCPAE Europe Forum was successfully held in Paris, Copenhagen, Brussels, Vienna, The Hague, Frankfurt, Brussels, and Hillerød. Chinese Association of Science and Technology in Finland (CASTF) is the chair association to hold the 10th FCPAE Europe forum. CASTF, registered in Finland in 2014, currently has around 200 members. Over 80% of them are Ph.D. candidates and Ph. D. degree researchers, mainly from the University of Helsinki, Aalto University, Finnish Research Institute, Finnish Companies and Chinese-funded companies.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang proposed to establish the ASEM Cooperation Centre for Science Technology and Innovation (ASEM-CCSTI) at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit held on October 16, 2014 for providing a platform accelerating innovation-driven development. In February 2018, NewCo Helsinki signed a MOU with the Secretariat of ASEM-CCSTI on Beijing-Helsinki Science and Technology Startup Forum, and Finnish national contact points (POC) was founded.
The 10th FCPAE Europe Forum & The 4th ASEM Cooperation Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation are jointly organized by the City of Helsinki, CASTF and ASEM-CCSTI. The Forum will be held during September 25th-28th, 2018 in Finland. During the forum, governmental officials, entrepreneurs, Chinese professionals and talents from China/other Asian countries and Europe will come to Finland to join the forum with the theme “Clean, Smart and Health”.
The forum aims to enable and strengthen the collaborations described below.
City collaboration Representatives from the governments of China and Europe jointly discussed how to further promote government-to-government contacts and collaboration.
Science/Hi-tech park collaboration Representatives of science and high-tech parks from China and Europe seek cooperation opportunities.
Matchmaking Investors and company representatives explore investment opportunities, joint R&D possibilities, and market entry opportunities by participating matchmaking.
Business collaboration Participating Companies have the opportunities to visit selected companies to seek business opportunities.
Talent attraction The joint forum provides a platform for enterprises, R&D institutes and others to attract high-level talents from China and Europe.
The forum highlights science, technology and innovation collaboration between China and Europe. It aims to open up the new era of Asia-Europe collaboration based on the Initiative of “Belt and Road”. This forum expects over hundreds of companies and startups from Asia and Europe; over hundreds of high level professionals and talents; as well as many official delegations. Hence, it is a unique opportunity for different stakeholders.
Hereby, we sincerely invite you to take this unique opportunity to join this forum, please see detailed program and agenda attached. Should you have any question, we will be delighted to hear from you.
Welcome to join us!
The 10th FCPAE Europe Forum
The 4th ASEM Cooperation Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation
May 4th, 2018