A delegation of senior Chinese officials from Changzhou had visited Israel and held several meetings with Israeli business representatives in order to discuss future joint projects. Among the latter were representatives from John Bryce Training, Matrix's training and implementation group, which has a training unit in China. The Chinese visitors also paid a visit to Matrix Global in Modi'in Illit in order to study the company's unique offshore model.
The delegation, headed by the Deputy Governor of Wujin District, also included the Director of the Administrative Committee of Jiangsu Wujin Economic Development Zone, as well as three senior officials in charge of administration, business development and government reform implementation in the region. The visit was planned and organized by the management group - PTL Group, which helps Israeli companies with their operations in China.
The delegation, which promised to return, was much impressed with the technological innovation of John Bryce Training, and with the link between the training arm of the company and Matrix Global's development centers.
A billion Chinese can't be wrong. Delegation head Jang Jianshin presents Eran Laser, Joint Director of John Bryce Training, with an antique Chinese coin.
Changzhou is located in the Yangtze delta, not far from Shanghai. Its population consists of 4.5 million, and it is home to over 3,000 companies under foreign ownership, 45 of which are among the 'Fortune 500' list. In the "Most Competitive Chinese Cities" list for 2009, the Changzhou local authority won first prize for "Openness and Innovation". Western IT companies in that city enjoy quality relationships with the authorities.
PTL Group's CEO, Zvi Shalgo, said: "This is the first delegation from the Wujin Economic Development Zone to visit Israel so far. This area has enjoyed rapid development in recent years and the purpose of this visit is strengthening the links between the Wujin Economic Development Zone and the Israeli industry, and to promote our clients' future projects".