This year Rotterdam and Shanghai are celebrating their 40 years sister city relationship. Last June Mayor Aboutaleb visited Shanghai in light of this special occasion accompanied by a large business delegation. On November 19th The Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Innovation Center will visit the Netherlands for the official Opening Ceremony & MoU signing with CIC Rotterdam. Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Innovation Center will open it’s European overseas talent office in Rotterdam. Mr. Peng Song, Deputy Director Office for Advancing Shanghai’s Science and Innovation Center Development will be visiting Rotterdam to attend the ceremony.

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), Municipality of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Partners, Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Innovation Center and the Shanghai Business Association in the Netherlands hereby cordially invite you to join this special occasion and to the reunion of the participants of the mission last June. We are looking forward to welcoming all the mission participants from last June and Dutch companies looking for business opportunities in Shanghai and Chinese businesses based in the Netherlands.

SUBJECT: Opening Ceremony CIC Rotterdam and Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Innovation Center

DATE: Tuesday November 19, 2019

WALK IN: 10:10
TIME: 10:30 – 12:30
LOCATION: CIC Rotterdam, Stationsplein 45, 4th floor, 3013 AK Rotterdam


10:10 – 10:30    Walk in

10:30 – 10:40    Kick off by Wilbert Lek, Managing Director Rotterdam Partners

10:40 – 10:50    Opening Speech by Joyce Kornet-Vreugdenhil, General Manager, CIC Rotterdam

10:50 – 11:05    Opening speech by Peng Song, Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Innovation Center

11:05 – 11:20    Short Introduction of Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Innovation Center and CIC Rotterdam

11:20 – 11:30    Presentations by enterprise representatives from both sides

11:30 – 11:40    Official signing ceremony between CIC Rotterdam and Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Innovation Center

11:40 – 11:50    40 years sister city relationship between Shanghai and Rotterdam, what have we achieved and what is our mission in the future? by Managing Director Rotterdam Partners

11:50 – 12:00    Q&A session

12:00 – 13:00    Networking lunch

End of Program

Please send us your R.S.V.P. before November 13th and register by sending a confirmation email to

We hope to welcome you on November 19th at the Opening ceremony!