Roadshow to Hangzhou for the livestock cluster

The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Shanghai, China, in cooperation with NAFTC (Netherlands Agriculture & Food Technology Centre), organized a roadshow to Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang province on 19-20 September.  The aim was to promote Dutch know-how in the field of livestock production in Jiangsu province.

Meeting at Netease

Altogether 9 Dutch companies/organization representing all different areas in the livestock chain, participated in the Dutch livestock roadshow. 

Meetings & seminar

The event consisted of:

  1. meeting with Alibaba AI Agriculture Team
  2. meeting with Net Ease
  3. Sino Dutch Sustainable Livestock Seminar

At the seminar, Ms. Onny Jalink, Deputy Consul General, made a welcome speech, and Mr. Roland Brugger, Chief Innovation Officer, Royal AgriFirm Group, delivered a presentation -“Sustainable Animal Husbandry Development in the Netherlands”.  Ms. LIU Ying, deputy division chief, Zhejiang Provincial Animal Husbandry Office, highlighted “Animal Husbandry Green Development in Zhejiang province”.  More than 60 people from local pig breeding farms, researchers and government officials attended.

Potential for Dutch livestock cluster

There is a great potential for the Dutch livestock cluster in this area.  According to her speech, Ms. LIU, DDG of the  Provincial Agriculture Department, Zhejiang is the only demo province for green development in China. The Netherlands is well known for its high advanced technology in the livestock production.  She strongly believes Chinese companies can learn more from the Dutch counterparts. 

This was the first time for the livestock sector roadshow. In the past CG Shanghai organized 4 times roadshows in the Horti-Cluster, all in the neighboring provinces.  We will continue this effort upon the request from the clusters.  We got a lot of positive feedbacks afterwards. A few statements are quoted below:

“I really enjoyed this visit. It has brought me important insights that I can use immediately in our business approach. Thank you for all your effort, I can imagine it is not easy to arrange visits to these high profile companies.”

Gerard Weijers, Global Solution Manager for Pig Segment, Nedap

“I am happy to cooperate with the Dutch Consulate in organizing the roadshow. we received all positive feedback from our members.”

Berry Wang, Pig & Feed Cluster of NATFC

“It is nice to get acquittance with other potential companies.  And the seminar is probably the best chance to get to know potential companies that we can work with.”

Kyle Wang, General manager of Topigs Norsvin China

Below you will find some more pictures of the event.

Alibaba Canteen

Sino Dutch Sustainable Livestock Seminar

Roland Brugger, CIO AgriFirm, at the seminar