The success of Sino-German business relations is a matter close to our hearts. With the Greater China Xceleration Days, we are bringing the biggest Sino-German event of the year to Shenzhen. The global AHK network has been building bridges between countries, businesses and markets for 125 years – This one will be our strongest yet.

Attendance: We expect at least 500 participants, including high-ranking political and economic decision-makers, market experts, corporate representatives from the modern industries as well as young entrepreneurs and innovators.

Target participants: Our goal is the expansion and deepening of Sino-German business relations. To this end, we invite corporate and government leaders from China and Germany to engage in talks about concrete projects and potential business opportunities. 


  • December 3, 2019

  • December 4, 2019

  • December 5, 2019

  • December 6, 2019

December 3, 2019

Day 1

12:00 PM
Registration at Hotel Lobby
Plan for an early arrival to get your event badge without delay.
5:40 PM - 6:00 PM
Opening of Contemporary Art Exhibition “Happiness Xcelerator” at 2019 Greater China Xceleration Days by German Ambassador
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Welcome Reception & AHK Innovation Night Finale
For our kick-off event, we let driven start-ups take the stage to present their innovative solutions to corporate challenges. After-party and networking: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Day 2

7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Day 2 Events

Day 3

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Day 3 Events

Day 4

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Optional: China Guangdong - Europe Investment Cooperation Conference

Event Description


Long-term competitiveness depends on innovative capacity. The AHK Innovation Night is a platform for established companies to meet and engage with the business generation of tomorrow. Since the introduction of this platform, it has become a highly popular format in our community across Greater China.

At the AHK Innovation Night in Shenzhen, corporate representatives will have the opportunity to share a pressing challenge or obstacle their business is currently facing. We will then help find the right innovators to tailor a solution. A pre-selection of corporate challenges is currently being made during a series of regional events organised by the AHK main offices across China.

The AHK Innovation Night in Shenzhen will be the final edition, where the regional winners will pitch their solutions to the corporate partners.


Be welcomed by high-profile decision-makers of government and the business world. Get inspired for an event full of professional engagement, intellectual discussion and networking.


Setting the Scene – Sino-German Corporations in 2020 and beyond

A high-profile panel about the main topics of the Sino-German business developments. Attendees can listen to renowned business and political leaders who will share and discuss their views.


During this session, delegates will be guided on a tour across the exhibition floor. The tour will present an ideal opportunity for our participants to get to know different regions of China and their diverse industrial landscapes, latest technological achievements, development trends and growth opportunities.


Our TALK@AHK format features inspiring speakers with unique perspectives or stories – beyond the business view. Join our session, gain new insights and broaden your horizon!


A variety of Chinese local food from different provinces in China. Enjoy the food and network!


We are bringing a popular tradition from the wine-growing regions of Germany to Shenzhen. Engage with fellow participants in a joyful atmosphere while sampling a selection of the finest wines! 


Sports Meet-ups are a great occasion to meet new people, get interactive and start your day the right way. There is no better way to connect than through a sporty session.

Choose between Chinese Kung-Fu training by Sifu Yuen Christ or a session in German Football powered by legendary Borussia Dortmund !

Art Exhibition "Happiness Xcelerator"

A contemporary art exhibition "Happiness Xcelerator" will be held in conjunction with Greater China Xceleration Days bringing German and Chinese artistic atmosphere and ideas to an economic event.

Project Sessions

In interactive 45- and 30- minute slots, companies and institutions will present current projects that they seek cooperation for. It's the chance to engage with each other directly, talk about concrete projects and discover potential synergies and opportunities for growth.

During each of our project sessions, attendees will be able to choose between 5 focus industries, which will be dissected respectively in parallel sessions:

Artificial Intelligence I Manufacturing, Robotics & Digitization I Mobility I Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals I Green Technology

Here you can find some of the projects that will be presented:

Opportunities for partners in waste treatment in China, ALBA Group

ALBA Group, established in 1968 in Berlin, Germany, is one of the top 10 recycling and environmental service providers in the world. Learn how to participate in their current waste treatment projects in Haikou, Hainan province and "Zero-Waste City" in Shenzhen.


Airbus China Innovation Center, Airbus

Airbus established their Innovation Center in Shenzhen in 2018 to develop new technologies in the various areas of aerospace and shape the future of mobility. They are looking for cooperation with Chinese partners for several projects including urban air mobility, new energy, connectivity, in-flight experience & smart production.


From traditional manufacturing to automatisation, The District of Bao An, Shenzhen

Bao An is one of the biggest districts of the High Tech metropolis Shenzhen and serves as the industrial hub of the Area. Therefore, Bao An wants its industry to develop up to the next level. We will discuss which technologies and processes are needed and how German companies can support in the Bao An Industry evolution.


Opportunities for digitalizing the chemical industry with BASF in East-Asia, BASF

BASF SE is a German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world. In their session, BASF will highlight digital lighthouse projects from various application areas and industries in the Asia Pacific region. The target is to trigger a discussion with current and potential customers and partners to engage with BASF in value creation through digitalization in these projects.


Open Innovation with FC Bayern – How technology creates new B2C and B2B opportunities

Legendary German football club FC Bayern continuously develops new fan experiences and keeps on striving for new innovations. They showcase new ideas and approaches to constantly bring the club to the next levels in various areas – from state-of-the art stadium experiences through virtual & augmented reality to large scale infrastructural projects.

They are looking to cooperate with business leaders, entrepreneurs, creative people, innovators and of course fans to create ideas that master both current and future challenges in the dynamic entertainment world.


AI in 3D mapping opportunities with 4DAGE, China-Germany Artificial Intelligence Institute

4DAGE has established the first 3D digital reconstruction center in China. It is dedicated to the studies and application of AI in the field of 3D reconstruction and digitization algorithm. With their latest invention, the eight lensed 4DKanKan Pro, the world's first 3D consumer-grade camera they enable new forms of indoor-mapping. Find out how to cooperate with their current projects.


Project Session from China Merchants Shekou Holdings

China Merchants Shekou is the flagship enterprise of the comprehensive development and operation sector of China Merchants Group, and is also the core asset integration and an important business collaboration platform.

China Merchants Shekou was founded in 1979 in Shekou, Shenzhen. It is the birthplace of China's reform and opening up, and has made important historical contributions to China's economic development as well as found companies like China Merchants Bank, Ping An Insurance, CIMC Group and China Merchants Port.


Chemical Innovation powered by sustainability to make the world a brighter place, Covestro

With 2018 sales of EUR 14.6 billion, Covestro is among the world's largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, and electrical and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself.

Learn how to cooperate with their sustainability projects in Asia.


Develope autonomous warehouse solutions, Dorabot

Founded in 2014, Dorabot develops automated warehouse solutions using cutting-edge AI and robotics, including computer vision, motion planning, mobility and deep learning, etc. For their current projects, they are seeking potential partners in logistics, express and ecommerce firms, hardware manufacturing companies, sensor suppliers and integrators.


Certification for KI - the competence platform KI.NRW,

Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS

In its vision for artificial intelligence, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia focuses on a human-centered AI. One goal of the competence platform KI.NRW is therefore to develop a certification for AI, which not only ensures the technical reliability but also the responsible use of the technology. The current status of the development of a test catalog and test procedure as well as planned next steps will be presented.

The project will be presented within the project session of "NRW Invest"


Industrial IoT and Smart Factory - Driving new business models and smart operations

The Startup Factory Kunshan is a business incubator for small and mid-sized European enterprises that are looking for assembly or production facilities, a repair workshop or a job shop in China to extend their business activities. It currently runs subsidiaries for more than 30 European companies. By enabling companies to access a pool of shared resources, manufacturing in China becomes much easier and more accessible.

IoT One's core focus is on consulting and research around Industrial IoT. The services IoT One provides help companies manage the threats and opportunities created by rapid technological change.


Smart Manufacturing and the upgrade of a whole industry, City of Foshan

The City of Foshan, just next to Guangzhou, looks back on a long tradition of manufacturing and doesn't aim to change this. But what they will change is, that they want to upgrade their whole manufacturing industry. Smart Manufacturing in the way to go ahead and the City of Foshan has understood that quite clearly. And what they are planning to do and what concrete support from German companies are needed will be presented in this project session.


Artificial Intelligence in the age of digitalization –

Opportunities for chinese companies in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany, NRW Invest

Learn how to partner with and in North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous, and economically most powerful state of Germany.

In their 90-minute session, three projects will be presented:

Certification for KI - the competence platform KI.NRW,

Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS.


Sensors as a base of IoT and AI - Machine Learning

Turck China

codecentric AG


PROJECT 1: Smart Infrastructure Ventures Fund, Invest in Saxony

The Federal State of Saxony develops more and more to an R&D center of Germany. For this reason, Saxony has established a Smart Infrastructure Venture Fund to boost this Development. Chinese companies can benefit from that and strengthen their presence in the "land of engineers", Germany.

PROJECT 2: A german mobility region looking for Partners

Saxony ist emerging as the region where the future of mobility materializes in new production lines, the development of new technologies and a transformation within the local economy. Within the presentation we want to present matching points of leading research institutes in this field which would welcome the cooporation with chinese companies in the field of mobility, battery cells and new materials (lightweight).


Cooperation for tracing system in pharma industry, Siemens Ltd. China

MindSphere + Digital Enterprise makes intelligent tracing work

The National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) is driving to make tracing systems mandatory in the pharma industry. Cooperate with SIEMENS, to introduce cloud-based tracing in: vaccines, anesthesia products, spirit products, blood products


Market opportunity for energy innovation in Taiwan, Sinogreenergy

Sinogreenergy is one of Taiwan's largest solar power developers. Cooperate with their several projects across Asia


Tencents AI Lab and cooperation potentials for German-Sino cooperations, Tencent

Tencent is one of the most innovative and biggest Tech corporations in the world. Artificial Intelligence plays an extraordinary role for Tencent, so let's talk about how German companies can get involved in their Tencent AI Lab.


Sensors as a base of IoT and AI - Machine Learning

Turck China

Turck is one of the leading manufacturers in industrial automation. With about 4650 employees in over 30 subsidiaries as well as sales partners in further 60 countries. The company will present opportunities and challenges for a familiy-owned business and how to cooperate with them in their various projects in China.


Dr. Till Backhaus (Minister at Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)

Dr. Till Backhaus

Minister at Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Dr. Holger Bingmann (President at The Federal Association of Wholesale, Foreign Trade, Services (BGA e.V.))

Dr. Holger Bingmann

President at The Federal Association of Wholesale, Foreign Trade, Services (BGA e.V.)

KH Chen (Co-Founder & Executive Director of Sinogreenergy)

KH Chen

Co-Founder & Executive Director of Sinogreenergy

Dr. Gabriele Hühn (Head of Strategy at Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS)

Dr. Gabriele Hühn

Head of Strategy at Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS

Sebastian-Hartmut Schenk (Head of Digitalization of Businesses and Functions Asia Pacific at BASF)

Sebastian-Hartmut Schenk

Head of Digitalization of Businesses and Functions Asia Pacific at BASF

Christoph Kaiser (Managing Director of Turck (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd.)

Christoph Kaiser

Managing Director of Turck (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd.

Dr. Stephan Wöllenstein (Chief Executive Officer at Volkswagen Group China)

Dr. Stephan Wöllenstein

Chief Executive Officer at Volkswagen Group China

Justin Ye (Chief Technology Officer at 4DAGE Technology Co.,Ltd.)

Justin Ye

Chief Technology Officer at 4DAGE Technology Co.,Ltd.

Andreas Lippert (Head of Department Akquisition / Inward Investment at Invest in Saxony)

Andreas Lippert

Head of Department Akquisition / Inward Investment at Invest in Saxony

Mingxi Zhao (General Manager at ALBA China Recycling Solutions Ltd.)

Mingxi Zhao

General Manager at ALBA China Recycling Solutions Ltd.

Michael Maeder (Cofounder & Manag. Partner of Ward Howell International & IOT ONE  Shanghai)

Michael Maeder

Cofounder & Manag. Partner of Ward Howell International & IOT ONE Shanghai

Maeve Zhang (Branding Director of Dorabot)

Maeve Zhang

Branding Director of Dorabot

Dr. Michael Schmidt (Vice President of Innovation at Covestro Asia Pacific)

Dr. Michael Schmidt

Vice President of Innovation at Covestro Asia Pacific

Werner Steinmüller (Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific; Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG at Deutsche Bank)

Werner Steinmüller

Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific; Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG at Deutsche Bank

Dr. Volker Treier (Member of the Executive Board at DIHK)

Dr. Volker Treier

Member of the Executive Board at DIHK

Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit (Founder and Chief Scientist of Giance)

Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit

Founder and Chief Scientist of Giance

Philipp Wunderlich (Head of Partnerships & Projects at Bayern München)

Philipp Wunderlich

Head of Partnerships & Projects at Bayern München

Dr. Han Xiao (Engineering Lead at Tencent AI Lab)

Dr. Han Xiao

Engineering Lead at Tencent AI Lab

Charles Zhu (General Manager Pharmaceutical Industry Vertical Management Digital Industries at SIEMENS Ltd. China)

Charles Zhu

General Manager Pharmaceutical Industry Vertical Management Digital Industries at SIEMENS Ltd. China

Dr. Clemens von Goetze (Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to China)

Dr. Clemens von Goetze

Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to China

Dongguan Delegation Opportunity

China (Guangdong) - Europe Investment Cooperation Conference

Right after the Greater China Xceleration Days, you also have the chance to join a delegation trip to Dongguan, and attend China Guangdong - Europe Investment Cooperation Conference on the 6th of December. Transportation to Dongguan and hotel on 5th is provided.

The delegation is targeted German and European Companies' cooperation with Guangdong Province. If you are German or European Companies would like to attend the conference, please contact and register with Ms. Wu Tong: or tel: 020-38786686 

Download the agenda in both English and Chinese please click here.

Organizer, Sponsors & Partners

Standard Ticket

RMB 2,400 (
EUR 290 ( = Price include tax: EUR 310.00

Standard PriceRMB 2,400
Standard Price€310.-

Member/Friends of Chamber Ticket

For members and friends of chamber only: RMB 1,875 (
EUR 225 ( = Price include tax: EUR 240.00

Standard PriceRMB 1,875
Standard Price€240.-

Hotel Choices

Once your registration has been successful, you will receive a confirmation letter together with the bank information for payment and the hotel booking link.

We have three partner hotels to select from options for you to choose: Hilton ShekouResidence G and Langham Shenzhen.



Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai
No. 1177 Wanghai Road, Nanshan District
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please email gcxdays.shenzhen@gz.china.ahk.deYou can also reach us at +86 75586350485

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