Don't miss the new silk road to China

Luxembourg and China keep knotting close ties. Shortly after the official Luxembourg visit in June, the Chamber of Commerce organizes a trade mission to Hong Kong, Zhengzhou and Shanghai on September 10-15 2017. The visit has a strong focus on E-Commerce and logistics and you are invited to participate to the mission dedicated to the Belt and Road initiative. The Belt and Road initiative provides a visionary blueprint for global economic development in the new world order. Taking reference from the historic Silk Road, which transformed the nature of international trade links in ancient times, the Initiative offers a modern-day solution that fosters inclusive growth and development in the 21st century.

E-Commerce in focus:

Exporters get a good view about the opportunities in China with help of Luxembourg's logistics specialists. They can empower you to sell your goods and services in the region.

The highlights of this mission are the visit of the airports in Hong Kong and Zhenghzou, both strong Cargolux hubs. Zhengzhou Airport's growth will change airport logistics in China. Like Luxembourgs Findel, the airport is a distribution hub for the whole region with Apple provider Foxconn as a local champion. The main airport of the Henan province, is situated between Beijing and Hongkong and is well connected to Shanghai, the last destination of the visit. Cargolux is cooperating with its stakeholder Henan authority for over three years and operates currently 15 flights per week which our Prime minister Bëttel calls "Silk Road in the Air". Per year, already 120,000 tons of goods are transported by Cargolux via this airport. And the expansion in the region is impressive. The 415-sq.-km. Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone evolving around Zhengzhou International Airport (CGO) is China’s fastest growing.

Satellite Picture of Zhengzhou Airport

Hong Kong Airport has a long standing relationship with Luxembourg as well and the airport operators lux-Airport and Hong Kongs HACTL created the first GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certified air freight corridor in 2015. This certification regulates the handling of pharmaceuticals and ensures a high standard in the supply chain.

 In case of interest, you are kindly requested to duly complete the registration form no later than July 14, 2017. 


For further information, 
please kindly contact China(at) or call 
Ms. Na SHI at International Affairs, +352 42 39 39 – 364.

With a focus on logistics, cross border E-commerce as well as financial services sectors, the mission aims to showcase Luxembourg infrastructure and competitiveness in the above-mentioned fields, to better understand the advantages of the cities of Hong Kong and Zhengzhou as China’s logistics portal and hub, and to boost the connection between Luxembourg and China.

The programme comprises the participation in the Belt and Road summit in Hong Kong, the visit of air freight facilities in Hong Kong and Zhengzhou, the visit of Luoyang free zone where a Luxembourgish production site is established, the participation in business seminars and workshops in Zhengzhou and in Shanghai, and most important and essential, the organization of the B2B matchmakings between Luxembourg delegates and their potential Chinese clients and partners, in view of the mutual understanding, the setup of contacts, and the deepening of further exchanges and cooperation between Luxembourg and Chinese companies.


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Call for participation:

For this visit, the Chamber of Commerce is especially looking for Luxembourg products and services from SME's to the Chinese market for the ‘Luxembourg day’ logistics and Cross Border E-Commerce fair in Zhengzhou on Wednesday Sept. 13th.

The visit also includes B2B matching sessions on demand.

Download the detailed programme:

Sunday 10 Sep. Hong Kong

Arrival in Hong Kong and Reception in Hotel

Monday 11 Sep.: Hong Kong

Participation to BELT AND ROAD SUMMIT and the concurrent Investment and Business Matching Workshops series
Networking with local business community

Tuesday 12 Sep.: Hong Kong/Zhengzhou

Presentation and visit of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl)

Flight to Zhengzhou
Networking reception in Zhengzhou

Wednesday 13 Sep.: Zhengzhou

‘Luxembourg day’ logistics and Cross Border E-Commerce fair
Call for participation of Luxembourg products and services to Chinese market
B2B matchmaking session

Thursday 14 Sep.: Zhengzhou (Luoyang)/Shanghai

Visit Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone and Henan Cargo Airlines
Visit China (Henan) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Louyang)

Friday 15 Sep.: Shanghai

Luxembourg Logistics and Cross border E-Commerce business workshop
Speakers: Alibaba Group; BenCham Shanghai; Cluster for Logistics
Presentation of the Sino-Benelux Business Survey 2017 by Moore Stephens


In the past, the Chamber of Commerce and the Cluster for Logistics dedicated seminars to the Belt and Road initiative.

Check out the latest report here