A Strong Start of 2021: Aden Group and the SCODA Signed the Strategic Cooperation Agreement
As the new year began, Liu Jianjun, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Qingdao Committee, Secretary of the CPC Jiaozhou Committee and Director of the Administrative Committee of the SCODA, led a delegation to the headquarters of Aden Group in Shanghai and held talks with Joachim Poylo, Founder and President of Aden Group, Francois Amman, Co-founder and Co-president, and Jiang Zhe, President of Smart Industry. Two sides signed a formal strategic cooperation agreement on cooperation between the SCODA, Jiaozhou and Aden Group.
A world-renowned permanent intergovernmental international organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has a China-SCO Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Demonstration Area (SCODA) in Jiaozhou, Qingdao, that serves as an important platform for building a community with a shared future for mankind and an important approach for China to advance the development of "the Belt and Road Initiative". The Qingdao International Business Club for SCO Countries and the "International Business Club for Central SOEs and local government cooperation" within this demonstration area represent the specific practices to facilitate the implementation of such strategy. The strategic cooperation between the two sides focuses on the Qingdao International Business Club (France) in the SCODA. Aden Group will use its technological innovation and experiences in integrated facility management, smart park/zone, energy optimization and smart services and management platform to take part in the development of F4.0 intelligent industry exchange center and local industrial upgrade. Meanwhile, the two sides will also promote in-depth cooperation between China and France in industrial technology exchange, smart industry, smart medical services, smart new energy, financial leasing and other areas. It is foreseeable that the strategic cooperation will further strengthen intergovernmental and business cooperation as the two sides will work together to set up an exemplary platform for industrial ecosystem and smart city cooperation.
The SCODA is an international cooperation area whose establishment was announced by President Xi Jinping of China. The SCODA is situated on the lower part of Jiaozhou Bay. It is in a 15-minute economic circle and is a hub of the sea, highway, air and railway transportation. It has a well-developed transportation network composed of one cross-sea bridge, two stations, three ports, three highways and four passenger railways. The SCODA is striving to build a new Belt and Road international cooperation platform by leveraging its role in the development of the economic corridor of the Belt and Road New Eurasian Land Bridge and in maritime cooperation and is fostering the five centers, namely, the international logistics center, modern trade center, two-way investment cooperation center, business travel and cultural exchange development center, and marine cooperation center. It is also stepping up efforts to build the International Business Club for SCO Countries and an International Business Club for Central SOEs and local governments.
About Aden Group
With its roots in Asia, Aden is an International Integrated Facility Management (IFM) specialist with 20-plus years of experience in China, ASEAN and other regions. It is headquartered in Shanghai, China. It has over 26,000 employees in 25 countries around the world and operates business in nearly 80 Chinese cities. It provides partners with multi-dimensional and high-quality IFM services. Aden has clients in various sectors including commercial property, industry and others. Many Fortune Global 500 companies choose Aden as their strategic partner.