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. 

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.

b2match Business Matchmaking Platform

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Participants who registered and paid successfully will get an email invitation to use b2match. 

Start using the tool to find all the relevant event information, profiles of interesting business partners and arrange meetings with those you are interested to talk to during the event!

Don't forget to select your attendance of sessions and manage your available time slots for matchmaking ("Select all" is recommended). 

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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, Basketball training with ALBA Berlin or a session in German Football powered by legendary Borussia Dortmund (TBC)!

"Happiness Xcelerator - A new approach to economy?

Art Exhibition in conjunction with German Chamber's Greater China Xceleration Days from December 3 - 5 in Shenzhen. 

Through their works five German and Chinese artists raise the awareness and self-reflection on happiness and explore the relationship between business, art and happiness.

Click here to learn more about the exhibition.

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.


A New Journey of Smart Manufacturing--From the Industry Cluster Perspectives, China Fortune Land Development Co., Ltd.

Under the global economy slowdown and the overall manufacturing slump, smart manufacturing is the prospect for industrial upgrading. Through years of practices in industry cluster, CFLD will share insights on characteristics, trends, and landscape of the smart manufacturing industry cluster, and outlook the potential growing-tracks for leveraging and upgrading the smart manufacturing industry.


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.


German-Chinese International Innovation Incubation Seminar, China Merchants Group

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.

In their session, they will introduce the various opportunities for Incubation and Innovation support in the group.


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.


Develop 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.


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.


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"


Cooperation in Global Enterprise Intelligence, GIANCE

GIANCE is a young Sino-German AI startup with offices in Beijing and Berlin. It was founded in 2018 as a spin-off company of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Berlin. Based on proprietary language and knowledge technologies, GIANCE develops and provides advanced solutions for global enterprise intelligence. The AI-based services help corporate clients to monitor their suppliers, partners, competitors, clients and products all over the world. To this end, the technology detects and analyses relevant information mentioned in millions of sources across administrative, linguistic and economic borders. 


Hamburgs Intelligent Transport Systems Project, City of Hamburg

The English technical term "Intelligent Transport Systems" (ITS) can be translated as "intelligent traffic or transport systems". This refers to the entirety of information and communication technology systems, which can make transport or logistics processes safer, more efficient, more comfortable and more environmentally friendly. Hamburg wants to take advantage of the opportunities offered by this digitalisation of transport and logistics. Learn about opportunities for cooperation in this project


We are the link between the real and the digital world, Infineon Technologies

Who is IFX? How semiconductor technology link the real and the digital world? Emerging applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. Learn how to cooperate with Infineon through their various projects in Asia.


Hong Kong's unique position as China's international Innovation and Technology Hub, InvestHK


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.


Fuel Cell Powertrain – how to redefine electric mobility

Regarding the lowest carbon footprint mobility concept worldwide, kraftwerk has developed a completely new compact fuel cell. It runs on gas – LPG, CNG, LNG, Propane, Butane – as well as on hydrogen. It's the only low cost, light weight fuel cell capable of repeated cycling and quick startups. It ca be used for stationary, portable und transport devices. 

With their partners they are currently working on an automotive full electric powertrain that runs 1400 km by ¼ of current costs and a 'charging' time below 5 minutes. Within their second project scope we developed a drone powertrain with a flight duration of up to 24 hours. To enter the Chinese market kraftwerk are seeking for the right partners who have the expertise for the specific guidelines, standards and right market entry input.


Industrial services drive development of Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Industry, Kuntin Group

A precise market positioning and optimized regional strategic layout is key to the development of healthcare & Pharmaceutical enterprises. We help our clients gain all-round development advantages in location, marketing, industrial clustering and talents availability by facilitating site selection and following operation process.


How we explore and build new viable business for Merck through working with startups and other stakeholders in the ecosystem?, Merck

Merck focusses on AI enabled health solutions, Bio-sensing and interfaces, Liquid Biopsy and Clean Meat, that they explore within their global Innovation Ecosystem e.g. in Germany, China, Silicon Valley and Israel.

In their session they will introduce the opportunities for cooperation in their Innovation Hub in Shanghai and newly opened Hub in Guangzhou.


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).


Operation Theatre 4.1, SAP SE

While data-driven services are already widely used in various industries in the context of Industry 4.0, in healthcare the use of networked machines and data is still in its infancy. The OP 4.1 technology and business platform aims to revolutionize this: it plans to offer companies of all sizes a technical and commercial basis for the development, distribution, and simple implementation of innovative apps in the operating theatre environment. The purpose of the platform is to simplify and significantly accelerate the transfer of research results into clinical practice for the greater benefit of patients.


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


New trade and business opportunities for German and Chinese companies in the automotive sector in the current US-China trade dispute, StepsBridge Consulting

New market trends with a decline in internal demand in China and its trade conflicts with USA brings uncertainty to the industry. The problem with the overcapacity of Chinese OEM plants could be solved by the OEMs reorienting its sales to Africa and South America but the Chinese Tier1s will need to address the problem differently. Learn about current projects to cooperate in China and Germany.


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

Dr. Clemens von Goetze

Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to China

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.)

Michael Byczkowski (Vice President, SAP User Experience at SAP SE)

Michael Byczkowski

Vice President, SAP User Experience at SAP SE

Miguel Ángel Casas (Automotive Consultant at Stepsbdrige Consulting)

Miguel Ángel Casas

Automotive Consultant at Stepsbdrige Consulting

Katrin Göring-Eckardt (Member of the German Bundestag, Chairman of at Parliamentary group "Bündnis 90/Die Grünen")

Katrin Göring-Eckardt

Member of the German Bundestag, Chairman of at Parliamentary group "Bündnis 90/Die Grünen"

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

KH Chen

Co-Founder & Executive Director of Sinogreenergy

Xingliang Feng (Chief Representative at NRW Invest Beijing office)

Xingliang Feng

Chief Representative at NRW Invest Beijing office

Bella Guan (COO at Galixir)

Bella Guan

COO at Galixir

Weiya Guan (Vice President at China Fortune Land Development Co., Ltd.)

Weiya Guan

Vice President at China Fortune Land Development 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

Carolina Held (Manager at NRW Invest)

Carolina Held

Manager at NRW Invest

Michael Hochgürtel (Member of the Executive Board at Codecentric AG)

Michael Hochgürtel

Member of the Executive Board at Codecentric AG

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

Michael Maeder

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

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

Clas Neumann (Senior Vice President, Head of Global SAP Labs Network)

Clas Neumann

Senior Vice President, Head of Global SAP Labs Network

Sean Li (Senior-Consultant at TÜV Rheinland)

Sean Li

Senior-Consultant at TÜV Rheinland

Jie Huang (AI Solution Expert at Geek+)

Jie Huang

AI Solution Expert at Geek+

Denny Hui (Head of Process Engineering Department at ZAMA Precision Industries (Huizhou) Co., Ltd.)

Denny Hui

Head of Process Engineering Department at ZAMA Precision Industries (Huizhou) Co., Ltd.

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

Dr. Xueming Ju (CEO of LiangDao Intelligence)

Dr. Xueming Ju

CEO of LiangDao Intelligence

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

Christoph Kaiser

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

Oliver Krischer (Member of the German Bundestag at Parliamentary group "Bündnis 90/Die Grünen")

Oliver Krischer

Member of the German Bundestag at Parliamentary group "Bündnis 90/Die Grünen"

Izaac Leung (Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer at Customindz)

Izaac Leung

Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer at Customindz

Charles Ng (Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong)

Charles Ng

Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong

Martin Pentenrieder (Co-Founder of kraftwerk Inc.)

Martin Pentenrieder

Co-Founder of kraftwerk Inc.

Hong Wa Poon (Manager and PMO - China Innovation Hub | Group Strategy and Transformation at Merck)

Hong Wa Poon

Manager and PMO - China Innovation Hub | Group Strategy and Transformation at Merck

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

Dr. Michael Schmidt

Vice President of Innovation at Covestro Asia Pacific

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

Dr. Stephan Wöllenstein

Chief Executive Officer at Volkswagen Group China

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

Cheehow Tan (General Manager at Infineon Greater China Shenzhen

Cheehow Tan

General Manager at Infineon Greater China Shenzhen

Dr. Volker Treier (Member of the Executive Board at Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V. (DIHK))

Dr. Volker Treier

Member of the Executive Board at Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V. (DIHK)

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

Dr. Han Xiao

Engineering Lead at Tencent AI Lab

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

Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit

Founder and Chief Scientist of Giance

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

Justin Ye

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

Maeve Zhang (Branding Director of Dorabot)

Maeve Zhang

Branding Director of Dorabot

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

Mingxi Zhao

General Manager at ALBA China Recycling Solutions Ltd.

David Wang (Chief Representative Berlin Office at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.)

David Wang

Chief Representative Berlin Office at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Daniel Weitze (Head of Digital Mobility at Siemens Mobility Ltd.)

Daniel Weitze

Head of Digital Mobility at Siemens Mobility Ltd.

Shilu Wu (Business strategy director of Horizon Robotics)

Shilu Wu

Business strategy director of Horizon Robotics

Agnes Wun (Co-founder & CEO of Neufast Limited)

Agnes Wun

Co-founder & CEO of Neufast Limited

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

Philipp Wunderlich

Head of Partnerships & Projects at Bayern München

Dijia Xin (Startup Community Lead at Startup Autobahn China Lab1886 – Daimler’s Incubator)

Dijia Xin

Startup Community Lead at Startup Autobahn China Lab1886 – Daimler’s Incubator

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

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 Shekou and Residence G.



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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