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Horsten participating in the Antwerp Mission in December 2016

From 10 to 17 December 2016 a delegation from Antwerp visited South-Korea and China, headed by Bart De Wever, mayor of Antwerp. The delegation visited Seoul and Shanghai and consisted of members of the city council, Port of Antwerp, Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and a broad group of corporate leaders. The mission was actively supported by the local Belgian embassies and consulates, and enjoyed the cooperation of Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). Also Bart Horsten, managing director of Horsten International, participated in the Shanghai program.

Antwerp and Shanghai are sister cities and have so far enjoyed 32 years of close cooperation. Shanghai tops the global port ranking, making it an attractive partner for Antwerp, the second most important European port. China, with Shanghai in particular, is an important diamond market.

As a preparation for the trip, on 9 November 2016, Bart Horsten gave a lecture about doing business in China to all the participants to the trade mission.

More information can be found at the following link.

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