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Smart China Expo 2019

The 1st UK-China Future Intelligence Summit

Chongqing, China | 26-29 August


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About the event

The Department for International Trade (DIT) invites UK companies, institutes, and organisations specialised in ‘smart’ technologies to attend Smart China Expo 2019. This is one of the most influential events in the country, and will take place in Chongqing, the economic powerhouse of Southwest China.

The UK and Chongqing governments will co-organise the first UK-China Future Intelligence Summit as a flagship event during Smart China Expo 2019. DIT is now recruiting a delegation comprised of experts from UK industry and academia to participate this international event, to discuss emerging ‘smart’ technologies, to share insights, opportunities, and challenges of smart city development in UK and China at the UK-China Summit, to explore business opportunities, and to meet buyers via tailored programme. The delegation will be led by Richard Burn, Her Britannic Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for China, and potentially joined by a UK Trade Minister (TBC).

Who should join us?

  • UK companies, institutes and organisations interested in exporting and opening up opportunities in the Chinese market.
  • In-market UK companies would like to expand business relations in the emerging and less-competitive Southwest China region.
  • UK companies, institutes and organisations specialised in the area/technology of:
    • Smart Cities design, city planning;
    • Data analytics;
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI);
    • Sensing and Internet of Things;
    • Smart manufacturing and solutions supporting industrial upgrading;
    • Digital solutions across sectors

Benefits of joining:

  • Gain access to Smart China Expo 2019 including Forums, exhibition, competitions etc.;
  • Speak at the UK-China Future Intelligence Summit;
  • Meet buyers and future partners through DIT qualified and pre-arranged one-to-one business meetings;
  • Attend networking reception with UK VIP guests and Chinese leading companies;
  • Join a side events / visit programme to a district of Chongqing in need of ‘smart’ technologies based on your sub-sectors.
  • Showcase your product/service and raise company profile at UK Pavilion
  • Host company seminars at UK Pavilion;
  • Opportunities to access or speak at other Summit or high-level forums during SCE;
  • PR exposure through various media channels supported by DIT and FCO.


We are also offering premium sponsorship options, which include a wide range of additional benefits. Please contact us for more information.

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Agenda (Working in Progress)

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Sponsorship: A Unique Opportunity for Our Partners

DIT is seeking Partners for this event. Our partners will enjoy significant benefits at the Smart China Expo 2019. 

Full Sponsorship Benefits: £5,000

Access and Passes

  • Access to the Smart China Expo 2019 including forums, exhibition, and summit, etc.

UK-China Future Intelligence Summit

  • A secured slot for the Summit panel discussion;
  • Logo inclusion on the Summit backdrop;
  • Acknowledgement in the opening speech;
  • Opportunity to put marketing materials in the Summit gift bags for all attendees.

Business Reception

  • Invitation to networking reception with UK and Chinese VIPs;
  • Acknowledgement in the opening speech;
  • Logo inclusion on the Reception backdrop.

Business Matchmaking

  • Meet buyers and future partners through DIT qualified and pre-arranged one-to-one business meetings.

Side Events

  • Join a visit programme to a district of Chongqing in need of ‘smart’ technologies;
  • Join close door VIP meetings.

Media and Digital Exposure

  • Logo inclusion on Smart China Expo-related social media posts on UK Government’s digital platforms in China;
  • Sponsors will be mentioned in relevant UK Government press releases relating to the Expo;
  • Option to co-create articles and assets for WeChat.

* The places of sponsorship are limited and first come first served.

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Get Involved

Contact us to find out more about how to partner with DIT or join the UK business delegation at Smart China Expo 2019


Connie Liang, connie.liang@fco.gov.uk

Michelle Wang, michelle.wang@fco.gov.uk


Ryan Jackson, ryan.jackson@trade.gov.uk