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Shenzhen Partner Agreement

A twinning agreement has been in place between the up-and-coming Chinese business metropolis of Shenzhen and the Canton of Bern since 2015. Situated not far from Hong Kong, Shenzhen and its innovative high-tech industry are a stand-out example of China’s economic rise.

Innovation has a long tradition in the Canton of Bern – an ideal bridge for companies looking to cooperate with businesses in the innovative, vibrant hub that is Shenzhen. To remain competitive, businesses in the precision industry (watches, instruments, surfaces, miniaturi-zation, automation etc.) never stop innovating, including in relation to digitalization. The medtech and life sciences sectors (high-tech, implants, ophthalmology etc.) have grown out of this industry and have undergone rapid expansion, producing some of the world’s leading international companies in these fields. Quality, innovation and Swiss Made are key ingredi-ents in the recipe for success of every company here.

Success in the Canton of Bern

Located at the heart of Switzerland and Europe, the Canton of Bern is an ideal business location renowned for outstanding economic, political and financial stability, a highly skilled workforce and many active networks encompassing research, development and business. Asian companies that have settled here greatly appreciate these factors as being vital to their success in Switzerland and Europe. One example is the leading global ICT solutions provider Huawei in Köniz-Liebefeld. 

Intensifying cooperation and exploring business opportunities

Are you a Bernese company interested in exchanging views and ideas with businesses in Shenzhen? Then contact our specialist Vicky Riesen by email at or by phone on +41 31 633 41 23.

Are you an Asian company interested in locating your business in the Canton of Bern? Find out more at Business and industry hub.

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