Chengdu and Harbin trade mission: June 2019

June 15, 2019 – June 23, 2019

We (the Province of Friesland, Equimira, First Class Business Travels, Globally Cool and WTC North Netherlands) are organising a trade mission to Friesland’s sister provinces Sichuan and Heilongjiang in June 2019.

From the 15th until the 23rd of June 2019, representatives of the province of Friesland and Frisian companies are visiting Chengdu and Harbin. The goal of this trip is to strengthen the ties and to follow up on trade opportunities.

Vice governor Klaas Kielstra is the delegation leader for the mission. The focus is on these sectors:

  • agrifood and dairy
  • circular economy
  • education
  • equine industry
  • tourism
  • water technology

The programme includes:

  • a meeting with the Dutch Ambassador to China
  • a tailor-made matchmaking programme
  • seminars and network meetings with governments and companies
  • a permanent exhibition of Frisian companies, knowledge institutes, products and services at the World Trade Centre in Harbin

[ Download Trade Mission brochure ]

For questions about the trade mission, please contact: Gert Bakker ( or Evert Jan Schouwstra (