Sustainable Dairy Production Delegation to China

Hohhot (Inner Mongolia), from 13-16 May 2024

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC) and the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing invite you to participate in an export delegation to China with a focus on sustainable dairy production. The delegation visit will take place in and around the city of Hohhot in Inner Mongolia. The six northern provinces of Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Hebei, Shandong, Xinjiang and Henan account for nearly 66% of the total Chinese fresh milk production. Inner Mongolia is ranked as the No. 1 producer with an annual output of 6 million tons of milk. The top 3 dairy companies in China (Yili, Mengniu and Shengmu) are all located in Inner Mongolia, and the province therefore provides good commercial opportunities for Danish companies with products and solutions along the dairy value chain. Although China already has a significant dairy production, it is estimated that both the Chinese production and consumption of dairy products will continue to grow. In terms of production, there is also a strong Chinese focus on continuous improvement of production efficiencies and lowering of production costs. Denmark is well positioned to offer both solutions and products to the Chinese dairy industry, and the delegation visit will give the participating companies an opportunity to present their products and solutions directly to the Chinese dairy industry.


Who should join?

Danish companies engaged or interested in the dairy production value chain, incl. providers of:

  • Dairy breeding and genetics.
  • Feed and feed supplements for dairy production.
  • Dairy farm solutions, including stable equipment, animal welfare solutions etc.
  • Milking technology, storage and transport solutions.
  • Quality and food safety testing and analysis solutions.
  • Processing technology, including dairy production ingredients.
  • Dairy production management and consultancy.

Your benefits

  • First hand insights into the Chinese market trends and demand for sustainable dairy products, solutions, technologies, equipment, and know-how.
  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of the challenges within the Chinese dairy industry including regulatory requirements.
  • Opportunity to explore business opportunities and meet with potential clients and partners through targeted B2B sessions with representatives from the Chinese dairy industry.
  • Visibility and increased creditability towards Chinese customers and partners.


PROGRAMME 13-16 May 2024


Monday, 13 May 2024 in Hohhot (Day 1)

  • Arrival in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia (China).
  • Briefing and programme introduction by the Danish Agriculture & Food Council and the Royal Danish Embassy in the afternoon incl. informal get-together by company representatives in the evening.

Tuesday, 14 May 2024 in Hohhot (Day 2)

  • Introductory meeting on the Inner Mongolia dairy industry with provincial officials and industry organisation representatives.
  • Tailored dairy industry seminar between the Danish delegation and Chinese companies.
    - Welcome speech by Katja Majbom Goodhew, Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing.
    - Presentations by the delegates from the Danish companies.
    - Presentations by and introductions to the Chinese companies.
  • B2B interactions between the companies.
  • Networking reception incl. participation of Chinese customers, stakeholders, and potential partners.

Wednesday, 15 May 2024 in Hohhot (Day 3)

  • Visit to two major Inner Mongolia dairy industry companies.
  • Field visit (For biosecurity reason it may not be possible to go inside local dairy farms).

Thursday, 16 May 2024 in Hohhot (Day 4)

  • Company visit 3 to a major player in the dairy industry in Inner Mongolia. Company visit to be based on constellation of the group of companies.
  • Wrapping up at the hotel in Hohhot by the Danish Embassy and the Danish Agriculture & Food Council.


The total price for participation in the export delegation to China, Hohhot (Inner Mongolia) is 20,500 DKK excl. flight, hotel, and VAT per company for one representative after deduction of 50% subsidy from The Trade Council. The price for an extra representative is 3,000 DKK per person.

NOTE: The Danish company is free to have its local representatives represent your company in full during the event. On the registration form you can, if relevant, therefore add the contact information of the local participating person/company. However, only Danish companies in Denmark with a Danish CVR number can register for participation, and the invoice will always be issued in DKK to the Danish company address.

We reserve the right to offer you participation at a different price should any of the above criteria change. Should this result in a higher price than quoted, you have the right to cancel your participation. Other expenses not mentioned above are at own expense including visa, flights, dine & drink, and hotel.

NOTE: The price is based on 7 participating companies, who are all eligible for subsidy, and 50 percent subsidy (already granted) from the Trade Council of Denmark. If your company is not eligible for subsidy due to de-minimis issues (having received more than 1.5 million DKK in de-minimis subsidy within the past 3 years, including the present) you are binding yourself to pay the full price, meaning without the subsidy. The same conditions apply if you do not wish to receive subsidy.

Package includes

  • Tailored B2B matchmaking sessions with relevant Chinese authorities, industry associations and dairy industry business representatives.
  • Transportation in China throughout the entire programme (excluding flights).
  • B2B Seminar on Sustainable Dairy Production between the delegation and Chinese companies.
  • Networking reception with relevant Chinese authorities, industry associations and dairy industry business representatives.
  • Assistance from the Royal Danish Embassy and the Danish Agriculture & Food Council during the visit.


Please register at the top of the page no later than Friday 15 March 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Mathias Sandholt Knauf, - +45 2336 9061.

Contact further information

Danish Agriculture & Food Council
Mathias Sandholt Knauf, Advisor
Phone: +45 2336 9061

Royal Danish Embassy, Beijing
Katja Goodhew
Minister Counsellor for Food and Agriculture
Direct Phone: +86 10 8532 9955
Cell Phone: +86 132 6956 5787

Royal Danish Embassy, Beijing
Vivian Jiang
Commercial Officer (Food and Agriculture)
Direct phone: +86 10 85329924
Cell phone: +86 18610285790