27.05.2021 / Online B2B matchmaking event in Beijing
On 27.05.2021 LEF Network to China project hosted an Online/face-to-face B2B matchmaking event from Beijing, China. LEF companies presented themselves and their products using the ZOOM platform, but more than 300 Chinese participants were present during the event. LEF local sales representative in China represented us on-site and discussed cooperation opportunities in more detail with the potential clients and other stakeholders.
30.03.2021 / LEF Network to China Showroom opening ceremony
LEF Network to China successfully held a ceremonial opening of the focus companies products showroom in Changzhou city. Ceremony was visited by lots of important guests, like the Mayor of Changzhou municipality as well as representatives from the LEF embassies and several Chinese wood industry organizations. Showroom will continue to operate throughout the year of 2021 and partnership will work actively to attract potential clients and sales leads for the focus companies.
24.03.2021-26.03.2021 / China International Building Expo
Although due to travel restrictions, LEF Network to China project partners and focus companies were not able to travel to China. But project team made an effort to send the product samples to China and with a help of local partners, organized participation in China International building expo 2021 with a joint stand.
25.11.2019 / Export trainings in Latvia about China market (module 3)
Expert Joanna Lavan (Managing Director, ConnectChina Ltd) leading the 3rd China market training session in Riga. This time focus is mainly on business culture aspects, as well as about choosing distributor or sales agent in China and financial issues concerning exporting to China.
14.07.2019-20.07.2019 / Latvian, Estonian and Finnish companies study tour to China (Shanghai and Changzhou)
19 wood sector companies from Latvia, Estonia and Finland participated in a study tour to China. During the trip companies participated in several B2B matchmaking events with Chinese companies, as well as visited different Chinese wood sector related companies and visited International Green Architecture and Construction Materials exhibition.
14.06.2019 / Export trainings in Latvia about China market (module 2)
Estonian wood house producer "Saaremaa Houses" shared practical experience to Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry members about exporting to China and opening their factory in China.
10.05.2019 / Export trainings in Latvia about China market (module 1)
Experts from the EU-SME Center in China conducted the first training module in Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry premises. In the first part of the training, experts talked about the economy and specifics of the Chinese market, as well as the opportunities and challenges that Latvian entrepreneurs in the wood sector need to consider in order to successfully start exporting to China. The second part was devoted to legal issues, including contracting, intellectual property protection, partner verification and other details.
08.12.2018 - 15.12.2019 / Project partners study tour to China
20.06.2018 / Project kick-off meeting and opening dinner in Latvia
In the first part of the day project partners together with Central Baltic programme secretariat was discussing different project management topics and future plans. But in the evening project partners was hosting opening dinner together with local Latvian stakeholders and wood sector companies.