Wolverhampton Business Week has this year attracted interest from as far afield as China.

City of Wolverhampton Council will be playing host to a prestigious delegation from Anqing between Tuesday 27 September and Friday 30 September.

The relationship has been forged with the help of the Midlands Engine for Growth.

Anqing is located in the southwestern part of the Anhui province, a short flight from Shanghai.

Business Week will enable the 10 strong party of visiting civic and business leaders to network and exchange ideas, with a view to entering into future investment and partnership opportunities in Wolverhampton.

Cabinet Member for City Economy, Councillor John Reynolds, said: "This is the third annual Wolverhampton Business Week and it is really helping put the city on the map.

"We are honoured to be hosting the Anqing delegation and look forward to showing them more closely what the council and its partners have to offer as a city.

"Hopefully we can build a lasting relationship with them that benefits both our cities.

"It makes the message clear to the rest of the world: Wolverhampton is a great place to invest and is open for business."

The delegation will be greeted by City of Wolverhampton Council's Leader, Councillor Roger Lawrence, Managing Director, Keith Ireland, and Strategic Director for Place, Tim Johnson, at the start of their four-day visit.

A business tour of the city will see them shown around the i54 site, Tata Steel in Wednesfield, and Marston's Brewery in the city centre.

The delegation will also be attending the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Barry Findlay's Investors Reception, Business Week's flagship Breakfast event, and a meeting with strategic city partners.

  • released: Friday 23 September, 2016