Netherlands Embassy and Consulates, China

The Netherlands as Guest Country of Honor at the China Shanghai International Technology Fair (CSITF)

Innovation mission with Minister for Agriculture Martijn van Dam

The China Shanghai International Technology Fair (CSITF), which will take place from April 20 to 22, is the most important national technology fair in China.

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST), and Shanghai Municipality jointly organise this fair. Over 900 companies and institutes are expected to exhibit at CSITF this year, attracting over 50.000 visitors. This year the Netherlands is Guest Country of Honor.

The Netherlands as Guest Country of Honor

The Netherlands is invited to be this year’s Guest Country of Honor for CSITF on 20 to 22 April 2017. As Guest Country of Honor, the Netherlands has the opportunity to promote itself as knowledge partner for China. Dutch companies and knowledge institutes present themselves at the Holland Innovation Pavilion, which will be visited by Chinese and Dutch officials, press, and technology experts. At the Holland Innovation Pavilion, we will showcase the Netherlands as an innovative, technology-driven and cooperation-minded country.

Innovation missions

This year, four innovation missions will be organised around the CSITF. The themes of the innovation missions are:

  1. Agricultural Technologies
  2. Green Technologies
  3. High Tech Systems and Materials
  4. Chemistry

As Guest Country of Honor, the Netherlands will organise seminars and symposia on these topics.  We offer Dutch companies and institutes the opportunity to position themselves as innovative partners and knowledge providers in the Chinese market.

More information and registration

For more information and registration for the innovation missions, visit the website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. You can also follow the Holland Innovation Network on LinkedIn or send an e-mail to