Trade discussions with Lord Maude

carl_lord_maudeI was fortunate to secure a sit-down discussion with UK Trade Minister Lord Maude this week. This formed part of our ongoing involvement in the Go Global mission to China.

Lord Maude and myself discussed how we might best realize UrbanThings’ ambitions to bring our mobile apps and platforms to a global audience here in China. It was invaluable to get an insight into how we might tackle these exciting growth markets and what support we can expect.

On a more general note, I’ve been very impressed by the FCO’s support throughout our time here in China – their representatives been a constant source of advice and useful information. Did you know, for example, that Bristol City has been twinned with the city of Guangzhou to explore opportunities in connected city innovation? Cities throughout the world face the same challenges and the opportunities in this global marketplace are varied and exciting.