On 25 January 2024, Sanlongwan Green Industry Forum was held on a Sanlongwan cruise ship, on invitation by the Foshan Sino-German Industrial Service Zone and NRW.Global Business , co-organized by GIZ (the German Agency for International Cooperation), the German Chamber of Commerce in South and Southwest China, InterCulture, and Foshan International Talents Hub (Sanlongwan).

The forum invited European/German and Chinese companies, especially from the Greater Bay Area. On the day of the event, guests first visited the KUKA Robotics in Foshan to learn about its advanced robotics products and its innovative energy concept. Afterwards, they returned to the cruise ship to participate in the Green Industry Promotion and Round Table, to discuss the trends and co-operation opportunities in the field of green industry between China and Europe.

KUKA Robotics: German technology, energy-efficient production

Sino-European Green Industry Promotion and Exchange Meeting on the Cruise Ship

Pan Dongsheng, Director of the Management Committee of Foshan Sino-German Industrial Service Zone (Foshan Sanlongwan Science and Technology City), said that Foshan is looking forward to deepening exchanges with European enterprises, strengthening industrial cooperation, and jointly realizing the goal of carbon reduction.

Roger Liang, Director of the Guangzhou Office of the International Business Agency of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany, introduced in detail the business opportunities in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Dr. Jasmin Gong, co-founder of InterCulture, introduced InterCulture's activities in China and Europe, particularly sustainability projects that combine business with culture, technology with art.

Paul Recknagel, Head of the German-Chinese Climate Programme at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), gave a presentation on his work on Climate, Energy, Environment, Biodiversity and Industry & Trade clusters, as well as on the future direction of Sino-German co-operation on green economy.

Dr. Yu Ding, PhD in Economics from the University of Cologne, Germany, and an international expert in sustainable finance, provided useful insights to participants by focusing on "Building the bridge between Sustainable Development and Green Finance: ESG as profit and risk management tool".

Panel discussion between Chinese and German enterprises


Xingliang Feng,

Chief Representative of NRW.Global Business China (Beijing & Guangzhou)


1.Evaluating the sustainability of business operations and its impact on the three Dimensions of ESG

2.Exploring the significance of 3060 goal and its impact on the development of enterprises in China

3.Discussing prospects of Sino-German cooperation


Chinese Enterprises:

1.HengxingBa, Yingfeng Environmental Technology Group,

2.Qi Guo, Chairman of Lvran (Foshan) Technology Co., Ltd.,

3.Jie Li, Management Committee of Foshan Sino- German Industrial Services Zone

German Enterprises:

1.Joanna Ye, Board Member of the European Chamber of Commerce in South China

2.Ingo Xu, Vice President of AHK Greater China

3.Lei Niu, Senior Technical Manager of Sustainability Business Unit, TÜV Rheinland

The forum not only fostered reciprocal understanding on green industry between China and Europe, but also laid a solid foundation for future cooperation.

Music and Cocktail Reception on the Deck

After the forum, guests took a break and moved to the deck to enjoy a boat ride on the Dongping River.

Working Dinner

The lively discussion continued during dinner on the cruise ship.

Professor Chen Dingding rounded off the event with an impromptu sharing of his vision of international relations and his outlook on the future economic cooperation between China and Germany.

Cooperating Partners

Sanlongwan Sci-Tech City


Sanlongwan Sci-Tech City is continuously strengthening its capacity for innovation and source of strategies, accelerating infrastructure construction, and attracting more high-end talents, technologies, projects, and other resources to gather. With its business-friendly environment and support for enterprise development, an increasing number of companies and talents have recognized the inherent potential of Sanlongwan Sci-Tech City. They see the prospects and opportunities for investment and development. Sanlongwan Sci-Tech City is becoming an internationally recognized haven for talent, a fertile ground for talent-driven innovation and entrepreneurship, and a dream destination for pursuing and realizing aspirations.

NRW.Global Business


NRW.Global Business, the trade and investment agency of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, offers you tailor-made services for your business – in North Rhine-Westphalia and worldwide. You want to invest in Germany's No. 1 investment location? Then we are your partner to support you in your investment projects and settlement in North Rhine-Westphalia. We will accompany your project confidentially – from initial contact to successful completion and beyond. Or do you want to open up new markets or network with international business partners? With our foreign trade fair program and delegation trips, we support small and medium-sized companies from North Rhine-Westphalia on their path to international growth markets.


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GMBH (GIZ) is a federally owned enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations in more than 120 countries. In China, GIZ has been working for over 40 years to promote inclusive and sustainable reforms through constructive dialogue between relevant institutions in China and Germany. With a focus on key areas such as environment, climate and biodiversity, China's Overseas Engagement, Justice, and the rule of law, as well as industry and trade, GIZ in China brings a wealth of expertise to the implementation of projects.

The German Chamber of Commerce in China

The German Chamber of Commerce in China is the official member organization which represents German companies doing business in China. The German Chamber helps its members succeed by providing up-to-date market information and practical advice. It offers a platform for the Sino-German business community and represents its members’ interests towards stakeholders, including governmental and public stakeholders. The Chamber was founded in 1999 and currently has more than 2,100 members in China.

Sanlongwan Sci-Tech City,

 Foshan International Talents Hub