A CEAB delegation consisting of 13 persons visited Glasgow between June 18th and June 19th 2015.
In Glasgow, the delegation was addressed by Mr. Neil Francis, the Director of International Trade and Investment Operations at Scottish Development International. Glasgow is a major port and exports to China are continuing to grow. In fact, the Scottish First Minister, Mrs. Nicola Sturgeon is due to visit China in July in order to further propel trade and investment between both sides.
Ms. Adeola Paterson from the Scottish Investment Bank also addressed the delegation with a brief introduction to investment banking in Scotland. After this talk, the delegation visited the Digital Design Studio (DDS), which is a research and commercial centre of the Glasgow School of Art which explores uses of advanced 3D digital visualisation and interaction technologies.
The delegation also visited the University of Glasgow where Professor James Conroy, Vice Principal of Internationalisation reported on the accomplishments of the university.
The delegation then visited the Glasgow City Depute Lord Provost, Mr. Gerry Leonard, at the city hall. He addressed the delegation and said he thought more British people should study Chinese and Chinese culture and expressed the wish for relations between Glasgow and China to further grow in strength.
The delegation also met with Mr Richard Muir, Deputy Chief Executive of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. The visit served as a base to build upon for further trade and investment exchanges and cooperation between CEAB and the Glasgow region.