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Phil Glover, Humber Growth Hub Programme Manager (fourth from left) with delegates from Qingdao, China at Modal Training Centre, Immingham

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) welcomed a delegation of government officials from Qingdao, China as part of a UK and China marine company mission.

Delegates were greeted at the Guildhall in Hull, before heading to Modal Training Centre in Immingham on Tuesday 19th September, where the guests were shown around the facility and its state-of-the-art training simulators in ports, offshore and marine sectors.

Kishor Tailor, Chief Executive of Humber LEP said:

“We were delighted to welcome the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Qingdao to the region. The Humber was selected by the delegation as one of two locations to visit whilst in the UK due to its world class capabilities in offshore wind and the wider marine sector. It was our aim to facilitate and encourage trade and investment between Qingdao and Humber.”

Phil Glover from the Humber LEP who hosted the delegation commented:

“The opportunities for Humber businesses to trade with China are significant particularly in offshore wind where Qingdao is playing a leading role. We understand that our guests from Qingdao enjoyed their visit to Hull, the Humber and Modal Training Centre where we were able to demonstrate the very latest in maritime simulator training.”

The event organised by RTC North and the Enterprise Europe Network in cooperation with the Chinese EU Project Innovation Center (EUPIC), and enabled UK businesses to personally meet Chinese counterparts to establish collaboration in the maritime industry.