On November 18, the “Hunan Meets Africa” 2022 China (Hunan) Healthy Industry Promotion and Matchmaking Conference was held in Changsha city, Hunan province. This conference is one of the series of activities to promote economic and trade with Africa during closing year of the China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo (CAETE), which aims to implement the ongoing nine initiatives for cooperation with Africa and promote in-depth cooperation with African countries in the health industry. It was held both in online and offline, domestic and foreign at the same time, with about 150 participants offline and more than 100 African health enterprises online. There were 8 online group negotiation areas for Chinese and African enterprises to exchange and negotiate.
As a key enterprise in the domestic health industry and co-organizer of the conference, Ms. Chen Aiping, Chairman of Arshine Group, was invited to give a presentation of Arshine's Africa development report.
Before the conference, Mr. Hassan Mohammed, Trade Commissioner of the Trade Office of the Consulate General of Nigeria in Shanghai, and eight representatives of African business associations visited Arshine. Ms. Chen Aiping, Chairman of Arshine Group, and Ms. Cheng Yan, General Manager of Overseas Market Development of Arshine Group, warmly received the guests and held a communication forum, which laid a solid and friendly foundation for the future international cooperation.
The conference started with a speech by Ms. Zheng Ping, Director General of Changsha Municipal Bureau Commerce. Then, Mr. Dai Zhongya, Inspector of Hunan Xiangjiang New Area, Mr. Chen Dayang, Inspector of the Department of Hunan Province, H.E. Siyabonga C. Cwele, Ambassador of South Africa to China, and H.E. Assem Hanafi, Ambassador of Egypt to China, delivered speeches one by one.
Ms. Zheng Ping, Director General of Changsha Municipal Bureau Commerce
Mr. Dai Zhongya, Inspector of Hunan Xiangjiang New Area
Mr. Chen Dayang, Inspector of the Department of Hunan Province
H.E. Siyabonga C. Cwele, Ambassador of South Africa to China
H.E. Assem Hanafi, Ambassador of Egypt to China
At 4:30 p.m., Ms. Chen Aiping, Chairman of Arshine Group, presented Arshine Group's Africa development report.
First of all, she introduced the profile of Arshine Group to the audiences. Arshine was founded in Shenzhen in 2007, then it was invited by Changsha High-tech Zone Government and moved to Changsha in 2013. Over the decades, Arshine has maintained sound development and rapid global expansion with an average annual growth rate of over 30%. Based on China and looking at the world, the Group has become a first-class and industry-leading professional health industry chain service group in China, with an annual turnover of over $150million. Arshine Group supplies more than 2,000 kinds of products, covering the whole field of health industry, including human APIs, veterinary APIs, food additives, natural nutrition ingredients, feed additives, cosmetic additives, intermediates, pharmaceutical equipment, medical and pharmaceutical packaging materials, medical devices, etc. With global sourcing advantages, the group is fully capable of meeting the one-stop sourcing needs of global customers. Today, Arshine's marketing network has spread over more than 100 countries and regions on five continents, providing professional service for global customers.
She then shared the journey of developing the African market from scratch and persistently working hard to break through many obstacles. Today, sales to Africa exceeded $27 million (Data from January to October 2022) and are expected to exceed $35 million for the whole year.
Arshine Group has always practiced the "One Belt, One Road" proposal and maintained close cooperation with African countries. In Africa, Arshine has developed 22 national markets. It is worth mentioning that Arshine Group joined the China-Africa Economic and Trade Promotion Council (CAETP) and became the Vice President Entity of the council in April this year. At the same time, Arshine launched the “451-project”, which includes Africa as a key strategic development area. Also, in July this year, Algerian, Mauritian and Congolese ambassadors visited Arshine.
In the last, Ms. Chen Aiping, the Chairman of Arshine Group, also shared Arshine Group's Africa strategy with the guests. At present, Arshine has already set up offices in Nigeria, and has launched recruitment plans in Egypt and Algeria, and set up local promotion teams, aiming to achieve the first market share and the first brand awareness in several major countries, and to achieve overall sales of $100 million in Africa by 2025.
In the signing ceremony, Hunan enterprises signed key projects in the big health industry with Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, Côte d'Ivoire and other African countries, the signing amounts was more than 45 million U.S. dollars, among which the signing amount of the project of Arshine Group was about 30 million U.S. dollars.
In the session of business matchmaking, many enterprises actively exchanged and interacted with Arshine Group to seek cooperation opportunities.
The “Hunan Meets Africa” 2022 China (Hunan) Healthy Industry Promotion and Matchmaking Conference was successfully concluded.
This conference further raised the image of China (Hunan) health industry and products in African countries, and also let more African enterprises get familiar with Arshine Group, also let the brand image and products as well as services of Arshine are more well-known in Africa.
As a key enterprise in the field of domestic health industry, Arshine will lead more Hunan enterprises to cooperate with Africa in the future, closely combine "Hunan's advantages" and "Africa's endowment", promote China-Africa health industry cooperation, establish a long-term communication mechanism, and jointly help China and Africa working together to achieve a win-win future through economic and trade cooperation.
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