Seed Forum Shanghai

About Seed Forum in The People’s Republic of China

The 1st Seed Forum in China was organised in Shanghai on the 16th of May 2006 as an activity affiliated with the City of Oslo “Fjord Exhibition” and according to a grant by Innovation Norway. Following this major first success the 2nd forum in Shanghai was organised in combination with the 1st Seed Forum in Beijing late autumn 2006. Seed Forum was also organised in Shanghai spring 2007, spring 2008 and spring 2012.

Seed Forum was organised again in Beijing on the 7th of April 2017 and in Shanghai on the 8th of April 2017 as a part of the business program to the official visit of the Prime Minister of Norway to China.

The first Seed Forum pitch training for Chinese companies was hosted by DLA Piper in their premises in the World Trade Centre in Pudong in Shanghai on the 30st of May 2012. All Seed Forums until 2008 presented Norwegian and Swedish companies, and Seed forum Shanghai on the 31st of May 2012 also presented Chinese companies from the 1st pitch training.

Seed Forums in China has been opened by the Norwegian Ambassador to China, by the Norwegian Consul General to Shanghai and by the CEO of Innovation Norway, Anita-Krohn-Traaseth. Seed Forum venues in Beijing has been the Radisson BLU Hotel and the China World Hotel. Seed Forum venues in Shanghai has been the Hyatt Pudong Hotel, the Radisson New World Hotel, The Four Seasons Hotel, the Ramada Plaza Hotel, the J.W. Marriot Hotel and the Le Royal Méridien Hotel.

The evening receptions to Seed Forums in China has been hosted by the Norwegian Ambassador in His Residence in Beijing and by the Norwegian Consul General in Club Shanghai.

Seed Forums in China has been very well visited by a high volume of investors.

Seed Forum managers in China:

2006 – 2012Kaifan Cai
2017+Ulf Borbos