Establishment of a modern economic region in northern China
The Tianjin Economic Technological Development Area (TEDA) is one of China's most successful special economic zones. Located in the northern part of the country, its role as a logistics center and local economic engine is comparable to that of Shenzhen in the south or Pudong in the east. After an initial period in which the focus was on attracting industrial investors, TEDA is now developing into a region with a modern economy and service providers.
Carl Duisberg Centren has been offering training and further education programs in Germany for management personnel from the administration of this special economic zone since 2003. In these six-week courses, which take place every year, topics such as public administration, regional economic development and municipal management are dealt with. The seminars are supplemented by short subject-specific programs in which the participants can discuss things such as the field of logistics.
These further education measures are designed to ensure that the management skills of Chinese executives correspond to international standards. These managers are thus able to create a basis for working together efficiently on the same level with international investors who locate in the special economic zone. At the same time, they are able to obtain important expertise that is necessary for the development of optimum economic and social conditions in the TEDA region.