A working visit of the Tianjin Commerce Commission to Lyon and Barcelona was implemented from 16 to 19 June 2015.
The delegation was headed by Mr SUN Jiannan, Deputy Director General at Tianjin Commerce Commission and included representatives of the Ziya Circular Economy Zone of Tianjin and the Wuqing Economic Zone Development Zone. The programme in Lyon included a visit to TUBA – the Urban Test Tube of Lyon (www.tuba–lyon.com). Discussions with representatives from TUBA and ONLYLYON focused on application fields for Big Data including mobility, energy management and environmental protection. Delegates also visited the Maison de la Confluence in order to learn about the Confluence district with a focus on smart cities and mobility projects: http://www.lyon-confluence.fr/.
In Barcelona, Chinese delegates attended a meeting with the Municipality of Barcelona and discussed cooperation chances on the smart-city development and trade exchange through Tianjin’s Special Economic Airport Zone. Delegates then participated in a workshop organised by Casa Asia (www.casaasia.es) that involved selected economic institutions from Barcelona (including Invest in Catalonia, Barcelona Activa, Port de Barcelona and Caixaban).