Senior Chinese government officials, together with CEOs of Shanghai's leading printers, will visit London next week for talks that seek to put Shanghai at 'the heart of China's next-generation printing'. The officials will talk about the investment in printing to coincide with 2010 World Expo, which is expected to attract 70 million visitors, including three million from outside China, and to generate an enormous demand for publications. On 18 March from 12.00, the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication (SCIPC) is hosting a buffet lunch at the Bridewell Hall, St Bride Foundation, off Fleet Street, in order that UK publishers and production directors can meet and talk with the leaders of this new development.
'Our Chinese guests,' says the Director of SCIPC, Andrew Wheatcroft, 'want to learn what their potential future customers see as the real priorities. We believe that UK publishers will welcome the chance to get those priorities embedded in this key new development. This will be one of those rare trade delegations that provide an opportunity to shape the future. We will also have up-to-the minute information on the Shanghai International Printing Week, which begins on 8 July.'
Those wishing to attend should contact Andrew Wheatcroft, SCIPC Director: 'ajmw1 at aol dot com'.