Internationalisation Series: Trade and Logistics Opportunities in the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor

This programme is focused on experiential learning and incorporates case studies workshops, panel discussions, site visits and class presentations to enable participants to achieve the following:

  • Explore opportunities relating to the third national project between China and Singapore, the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative New International Land-Sea
  • Trade Corridor (CCI-ILSTC) 中新 (重庆) 战略性互联互通示范项目国际陆海贸易新通道
  • CCI-ILSTC links 155 ports in 71 countries and regions globally
  • CCI-ILSTC provides multi-dimensions of connectivity including trade, logistics, data, technology, talent & finance to link Southeast Asia, Western China, Central Asia and Europe seamlessly
  • Manufacturers and retailers leverage on the connectivity and the local partners in Chongqing to pursue CCI-ILSTC + Guangzhou opportunities
  • Shippers and logistics players leverage on the connectivity in Chonqqing to optimise their transportation time and cost for the Southeast Asia-Western China-Central Asia-Europe supply chain
  • Understand the trade & logistics opportunities in Chongqing and Guangzhou
  • Benefit from business networking sessions, including Chongqing University alumni (business owners & senior management), Singcham Guangdong 
  • Design a business strategy for implementation

Course Details

Course Dates:
No dates available 

6 days


Who Should Attend


Business owners and senior management from trading, manufacturing and logistics ecosystem


  • Basic knowledge in international trading & logistics

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives
  • Acquire the latest knowledge on the ILSTC-related trade & logistics opportunities in Chongqing and Guangzhou
  • Evaluate potential partnerships from business networking sessions, including Chongqing University alumni (business owners & senior management), Singcham Guangdong 
  • Evaluate the business opportunities  
  • Create a business strategy for implementation 
Day 1

Pre-trip in Singapore: Strategy Workshop: CCI-ILSTC Opportunities in Chongqing for Singapore Trade & Logistics Ecosystem organizations. In 2022, Chongqing became China’s fourth largest city in terms of GDP, surpassing Guangzhou.

Seminar, Networking Session and Dinner in Chongqing (Sunday)

Day 2

Site visit: Chongqing Coldchain Ecosystem

  • Chongqing Shuangfu International Agricultural Trade City 重庆双福国际农贸城 (Cold Chain & Wholesale Trade / e-Commerce)
  • Opportunities for Coldchain Trade & Logistics ecosystem in Chongqing which connects the massive markets in Western China, Central Asia, Europe & Southeast Asia
  • Seminar, Lunch and Networking Session 
  • Networking 
  • In-depth partnership discussions with Chongqing Shuangfu International Agricultural Trade City

Site visit: Guoyuan Port (果园港), Yuzui Railway Container Station鱼嘴货运站

  • Guoyuan Port (果园港) is the newly built 670,000 sqm Multi-Modal Distribution and Connectivity Centre (DC Centre), jointly developed by Singapore and Chongqing companies to manage operations across road, rail and river in the upper reaches of China's Yangtze River
  • Logistics Exhibition Hall at Guoyuan Port 

Sharing & Networking Session with Chongqing Logistics Association and Chongqing Coldchain Association

  • Panel discussion by selected Chongqing business leaders & SUTD participants
  • Networking with potential local partners
Day 3

Site Visit: Chongqing TuanJieCun Railway Container Distribution Center and Railway Port Station 团结村铁路集装箱运输主要集散地和铁路口岸站

  • Understand the latest updates on the railway cargo flow from Qinzhou to Chongqing to Xinjiang and Europe (Poland, Hungary, Germany etc)
  • Explore opportunities to leverage on Chongqing Connectivity to expand business and to optimize transportation time and cost for Western China, Central Asia and Europe
  • YUXINOU Railway (渝新欧铁路) is a freight rail route linking Chongqing with Duisburg, Germany
  • Chongqing Logistics Exhibition Hall, TuanJieCun

Lunch and Networking Session 

  • Networking 
  • In-depth partnership discussions with TuanJieCun Railway Container Distribution Center

Workshop: “AI and Big Data in Trade & Logistics Ecosystem in China”

  • Instructor: Dr Yang Jun
  • Dean & Professor, School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA), Chongqing University
Day 4

Site visit: Chongqing Trading Firm (Group) 重庆商社(集团)有限公司 

  • Chongqing Trading Firm (Group) is a Fortune 500 Chinese company and is the largest trading corporate group in Western China
  • Total revenue is RMB67.5 bn, and Total Assets is RMB 26 bn
  • Better understand trading & logistics ecosystem in Chongqing
  • Explore partnership opportunities

Sharing & Networking Session with GKC & Singcham Guangdong

  • The new Chongqing-Guangzhou freight trains transport raw materials from Japan, South Korea and the Middle East, plus chemical products and machines to be exported to Africa, Europe, America and South Asia. Freight trains run between Guoyuan port in Chongqing and Nansha port in Guangzhou
  • “Trade & Logistics Opportunities between Chongqing & Guangdong” Panel discussion by selected Singcham Guangdong & SUTD participants
  • Networking with potential local partners
Day 5

Site visit: China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (CSGKC) 

  • CSGKC, a joint venture company established by CapitaLand and Guangzhou Development District (GDD), is positioned as a vibrant and sustainable city that is highly attractive to both talents and knowledge-based industries. 
  • Better understand trading & logistics ecosystem in Guangzhou
  • Explore partnership opportunities 

Site visit: WeRide 文远知行 

  • WeRide, a L4 autonomous driving technology company, has driverless test permits in the U.S. and China. It operates one of the largest autonomous driving fleets in more than 25 cities globally. WeRide’s products include Robotaxi, Mini Robobus, Robovan, Robo Street Sweeper and Advanced Driving Solution which empower smart services in ride-hailing, on-demand bus, urban logistics, environmental sanitation.
  • Understand innovation & commercialisation process at WeRide
  • Explore collaboration opportunities 

Site visit: EHang 亿航

  • EHang (NASDAQ: EH) is a world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company which aims to make safe, autonomous and eco-friendly air mobility accessible to everyone. EHang’s AAV products and commercial solutions include air mobility (including passenger transportation and logistics), smart city management and aerial media solutions. 
  • Understand innovation & commercialisation process at EHang
  • Explore collaboration opportunities 
Day 6

Site visit Port of Nansha, Guangzhou 
Nansha Terminal of Guangzhou Port (#5 globally) is located at Longxue Island, Guangzhou. It is the only deepwater container terminal on the west Pearl River Delta (PRD) region. Nansha Port is rail-linked with Chongqing Guoyuan Port.

  • It covers 14 dynamic city clusters including Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhongshan, and Jiangmen. It currently possesses 16 container berths of 150,000 tonnage class with a 5718m quay length Better understand trading & logistics ecosystem in Guangdong
  • Explore partnership opportunities

Hands-on Strategy Workshop on CCI-ILSTC + Guangzhou

  • Participants to use a strategy framework to create their respective CCI-ILSTC + Guangzhou Strategy for trade & logistics

Roundtable on CCI-ILSTC & Digital Transformation 

  • Panel Discussion 
    • Singapore Logistics Association (SLA)’s Head of Delegation 

    • Dy CEO, China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (CSGKC)  

    • Regional Director (Guangzhou), Enterprise Singapore 

  • All participants to share with their respective CCI-ILSTC + Guangzhou Strategy for trade & logistics
  • Presentation of company's business strategy to capture business opportunties

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  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

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  • For SME - Sponsored employees

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Chin Min Han Andrew
Lead Instructor, SUTD Internationalisation Series
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With close to 25 years of experience in education and publishing industry in Asia, Andrew Chin's multi-sector career has enabled him to experience the full spectrum of the education ecosystem in his roles as a Singapore EDB officer handling the World-Class University portfolio and the Specialist Information & Publishing Industry portfolio, Chief Representative & Country Manager (China) at Thomson Learning (Fortune 500 company), Cofounder & CEO for an early childhood education business, and Business Development Director (Universities) at Sodexo Group (Fortune 500 company) for Asia Pacific region.

After working 10 years in Beijing, China, Andrew returned to Singapore to work closely with the top leadership at Singapore Management University (SMU) on SMU China & East Asia Initiatives in Sept 2012. He is currently Program Director of SMU Executive Certificate in China Business, and Program Director of SMU Internationalisation Series. He teaches as an Adjunct Faculty of Strategy & Organization at SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business since Jan 2017. He teaches undergraduate courses, Masters courses and Executive Education courses effectively in English and Chinese.

Andrew Chin graduated from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China with a Tsinghua-MIT Sloan International Masters of Business Administration degree under the Singapore Government’s Asian Business Fellows (ABF) Scholarship Program. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration with Second Class (Upper) Honours degree from National University of Singapore.

With Singapore Management University (SMU)'s nomination, Andrew is recognized as a Specialist Adult Educator (Curriculum Development) under the Adult Education Professionalization (AEP) initiative, a national level initiative under Singapore’s SkillsFuture.

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