After a relaxing Sunday, we met at 8 am at the lobby. While heading to the Expo by Metro, one could tell that all participants were very excited to explore this huge exhibition, where many fantastic pavilions were built during the last year. Even though the Expo opened its doors at 9 am, the queue was already enormous twenty minutes before this time. Continue reading
After staying overnight in a luxury hotel in Suzhou, we were heading to the industrial park which is located in the same city. Currently, half a million people are living in this industrial zone. Most of them are employees of one of the 3200 companies which have their facilities there.
The Suzhou Industrial Park is divided into clusters such as biotech or software technology to ensure a knowledge transfer between those companies. To improve the standard of living, the industrial park has several recreation areas, three huge lakes, two golf courts, movie theatres and several other leisure facilities.
The short history of the Suzhou Industrial Park is quiet amazing. Opened 15 years ago as a joint venture with the State Singapore Investment Fund, it is nowadays Asia’s most modern development zones. It hosts subsidiaries of 77 of fortune