Not long ago, Mr. Song Hailiang, Vice President of CCCC, General Manager of the Unit of Equipment Manufacturing and Heavy Marine Equipment, Chairman, Party Secretary and President of ZPMC attended the sixth Hamburg Summit of China-Europe Forum and gave a speech. As the only representative of the delegation of Chinese entrepreneurs, Song Hailiang was received by Premier Li Keqiang, who also attended the Hamburg Summit of China-Europe Forum, as well as had a cordial talk with Premier Li Keqiang. During his visit to Europe, Song Hailiang also paid visits to important members of the government and clients, and investigated the subsidiary company of ZPMC in Germany.
From 10th to 11th, November, the sixth Hamburg Summit of China-Europe Forum with the theme of “China meets Europe” was held in Hamburg, Germany. On the first day of the summit, Song Hailiang took part in the group discussion on “More Chinese investment in Europe – Challenge and opportunity”, and delivered a speech as a guest on the forum. He introduced to the representatives the developments of CCCC and ZPMC with full analyses and explanations of the investment opportunity for enterprises as well as existing risks and advice on their developments, which had attracted wide attention from the guests on the forum.
Song Hailiang was warmly received by Premier Li Keqiang at this summit. Premier Li Keqiang affirmed the development of ZPMC and expressed his hope that ZPMC would further develop, so as to improve the global influence of China’s equipment manufacturing.
On the noon of 11th, November, at the invitation of Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Song Hailiang attended the closing luncheon and later also the dinner as an important guest. Participants on the same table included Chinese representatives Premier Li Keqiang, Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Li Yizhong, Chairman of the China Federation of Industrial Economics (the former Minister of Industry and Information Technology) as well as foreign representatives of Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign Minister, etc. Song Hailiang introduced the latest developments of CCCC and ZPMC to all the distinguished politicians and entrepreneurs and made exchanges with them. Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, gave praise to the port machinery of ZPMC and expressed his hope that ZPMC could keep its leading position in maritime work and other emerging areas as well as make fruitful achievements.
During his stay in Europe, Song Hailiang met with Mr. Yang Chuantang, Minister of Transport, who was then visiting Berlin. He introduced the main situation and the development ideas of CCCC and ZPMC to Minister Yang Chuantang, and expressed his hope that Minister Yang Chuantang would visit CCCC and ZPMC. Minister Yang Chuantang highly affirmed the impressive results CCCC and ZPMC had achieved and hoped they could continue to better expand their overseas business through effective use of Chinese enterprises and all resources.
Song Hailiang also led a delegation to Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Governor of the State of Hamburg, Vice Mayor of the City of Hamburg and President and all the members of Parliament of Suffolk County, London, UK. Song Hailiang extended gratitude to Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, one of the oldest of its kind in Europe with a long history, for its continuous support to the company. Fritz Horst Melsheimer, President of Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, said they would promote the expansion of ZPMC in Europe with committed efforts and seek for more economical support in policies from the government. Olaf Scholz, Governor of the State of Hamburg, on behalf of Hamburg City, thanked ZPMC for its remarkable contributions to the economy of Hamburg, such as a total amount of 43 port cranes offered to Hamburg City. As a port city, Hamburg sees almost one third of its population dedicated to port-related work. Mr. Song Hailiang expressed thanks for the support of Hamburg City and said ZPMC would further expand the market of Hamburg, Germany. During his visit to the parliament of Suffolk County, London, UK, both sides exchanged opinions and had an in-depth discussion on issues such as the establishment of a new subsidiary company of ZPMC in UK.
During his stay in Germany, Song Hailiang paid visits to various clients and potential partners, including HHLA Group, the biggest container handler in Hamburg, the Port of Bremerhaven in Germany, which boasts the longest bank in the world, the TÜV Nord Group, Siemens AG, and the Port of Felixstowe, the busiest container port in UK. Song Hailiang met with seniors on the clients’ side, presented them the current development of ZPMC, learned further about the clients’ needs and requirements for the products, and exchanged opinions with them on the areas of future cooperation.
In Germany, Song Hailiang visited employees of the subsidiary company of ZPMC in Germany and listened to the work report by the German subsidiary company. He highly affirmed the achievements made by the German subsidiary company since its establishment, encouraging the German subsidiary company to intensify development in major fields. Song Hailiang also visited the after-sales service team of ZPMC in Hamburg, expressing sincere thanks to the overseas employees for their hard work.
During Song Hailiang’s visit in Europe, NDR Fernsehen, a famous German media, had an exclusive interview with Mr. Song Hailiang, further enhancing the company’s brand reputation in the world.