The Hongqiao Business District has gathered 357 domestic and foreign enterprises with headquarters functions, including 118 foreign-funded headquarters and 239 domestic headquarters and listed companies. A considerable portion of domestic headquarters and listed companies come from private capital in the Yangtze River Delta region.
After the pilot free trade zone Lingang New Area and the Yangtze River Delta Ecological Green Integration Development Demonstration Zone, the Hongqiao International Open Hub has become another important carrier for Shanghai to implement the national strategy of integrated development in the Yangtze River Delta. In recent years, more and more private enterprises in the Yangtze River Delta have placed their "brains" - headquarters or functional headquarters such as management, marketing, trade, and financing - at the "core" of the Hongqiao International Open Hub - the Hongqiao Business District.
Attracting headquarters gathering due to location and transportation advantages
Two years ago, on February 14th, the Shanghai headquarters of Hongyang Group, a Fortune 500 company in China, was officially opened. Chairman Zeng Huansha said that this is the day when he "tied the knot" with Dahongqiao. Hongyang Group, which came from the ancient capital of the Six Dynasties, officially opened its dual headquarters in Nanjing and Shanghai.
Hongqiao Business District is home to the largest modern comprehensive transportation hub in China. During the 13th Five Year Plan period, the functions of the "Big Transportation" hub were comprehensively improved, with a cumulative passenger flow of 1.84 billion people, an average annual passenger flow of 368 million people, and a daily passenger flow of 1.033 million people. It has basically achieved one hour commuting with major cities in the Yangtze River Delta; The agglomeration effect of "big business" has initially emerged, with 49000 corporate enterprises settling in the business district; The brand image of "Big Exhibition" is increasingly prominent, and the National Convention and Exhibition Center has successfully held three CIIE sessions. The accumulated exhibition area during the 13th Five Year Plan is 28.31 million square meters. The Hongqiao Business District has also accelerated the construction of the "Big Exhibition" ecosystem, introduced more than 200 exhibition promotion institutions and professional service enterprises related to exhibitions, and successfully implemented the cloud based exhibition function. This cannot be achieved without the Shanghai headquarters, "said Zeng Huansha.
Jiangsu Shenma Electric Power Co., Ltd., founded in 1996, also tells the same story. In order to comprehensively plan for development, Shanghai Shenma Power Holdings Co., Ltd., also known as the headquarters of Shenma Power Group, was registered and established in the Hongqiao Business District in 2016. In addition to the manufacturing sector of Jiangsu Shenma Electric Power Co., Ltd., its engineering sector of Shanghai Shenma Electric Power Engineering Co., Ltd. has also settled in the Hongqiao Green Valley Square located in the core area of Hongqiao Business District.
I chose Hongqiao Business District mainly because of its location and transportation advantages. Wu Yanan, Assistant Chairman of Shenma Power, said: "It is less than 2 hours' drive from our manufacturing base and test base of Industrie 4.0 Digital Factory in Sutong Industrial Park, which can closely integrate Shenma's manufacturing industry and service industry. Hongqiao Business District is not only the bridgehead of Shanghai Unicom in the Yangtze River Delta, but also a gateway to the world and a bridge to the world. It can effectively manage factories in different regions, reduce enterprise management costs, and achieve intensive and Strategic development."
The CIIE will be held at the "doorstep"
In addition to its location and transportation advantages, the high-quality business environment and "big exhibition" advantages of Hongqiao Business District also provide sufficient impetus for the development of enterprises. For example, providing talent apartments and solving the problem of long commuting between up and down shifts. The annual CIIE is held at our doorstep, and our long-term clients such as ABB, GE, and Siemens all attend. This is a great opportunity for us to have face-to-face communication with our clients on the latest technology and achieve potential cooperation. " Next to version ◆ 6
(Continued from version 1) Over the past four years of settling in the Hongqiao Business District, the development of Shenma Power Group has taken two further steps: in August 2019, Jiangsu Shenma Power Co., Ltd. was officially listed on the main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange; Shanghai Shenma Electric Power Engineering Co., Ltd. has made significant strides overseas and is accelerating the development of local teams in its subsidiaries in Brazil, India, the United States, and Latin America.
As the first stock in Wenzhou's pharmaceutical industry, in 2018, Cheng Yi Pharmaceutical came to Hongqiao Business District from a small island in Dongtou District, Wenzhou City. Vice Chairman Ren Bingjun said that after inspecting multiple cities in China, they finally decided to settle headquarters functions such as the Technology Development Center, Marketing Center, and Securities Affairs Center in the Hongqiao Business District.
This decision is too correct. Because when we arrive in Shanghai, we can find efficient ways to connect with various fields and resources. After moving to the Hongqiao Business District, we established cooperative relationships with a group of research institutions such as the Shanghai Institute of Pharmacy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and quickly connected with foreign raw material suppliers and equipment manufacturers. "He said, these professional resources also include talent, At present, there are about 60 management personnel in the Shanghai headquarters of Cheng Yi Pharmaceutical, half of whom are recruited in Shanghai, including those living in Shanghai and those from other cities in the Yangtze River Delta. The transportation convenience of Hongqiao Business District makes double city life possible.
On August 20th, Cheng Yi Pharmaceutical released its 2021 semi annual report, achieving a revenue of 358 million yuan, an increase of 8.4% compared to the same period last year; The net profit attributable to shareholders of the listed company was 78.349 million yuan, an increase of 23.87% compared to the same period last year; After deducting non recurring gains and losses, the net profit was 79.1291 million yuan, an increase of 37% compared to the same period last year.
Building a New Highland for the Agglomeration and Development of Headquarters Economy
Statistics show that the Hongqiao Business District has gathered 357 domestic and foreign enterprises with headquarters functions, including 118 foreign-funded headquarters and 239 domestic headquarters and listed companies. A considerable portion of domestic headquarters and listed companies come from private capital in the Yangtze River Delta, including well-known ones such as Shunyuan Holdings, Staples, Huace Navigation, Antarctic E-commerce, Zeyi Supply Chain, Red Star Macalline, Yuyue Medical, Hongyang Group, Shenma Power, Cheng Yi Pharmaceutical, etc.
At the same time, in order to better settle down these headquarters economies in the Yangtze River Delta, as of now, the Hongqiao Business District has nurtured the headquarters park of listed enterprises in the Yangtze River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta E-commerce Center, the Yangtze River Delta Hongqiao Jiashan International Innovation Center, the Yangtze River Delta Hongqiao Suzhou (Xiangcheng) Industrial Innovation Linkage Center, the Yangtze River Delta Smart Travel Industrial Park, the Shanghai New Hongqiao International Medical Center, and the Shanghai Alibaba Center Smart Industrial Park A large number of characteristic industrial parks and buildings, including the Hongqiao Import Commodity Exhibition and Trading Center, the Hongqiao Overseas Trade Center, and the Yangtze River Delta Conference Business, Tourism, and Sports Demonstration Zone Linkage Platform, have been provided with relevant policy support. The Hongqiao Business District has become the most concentrated "Yangtze River Delta element" among the major CBDs in Shanghai.
In February of this year, the State Council officially approved the "Overall Plan for the Construction of Hongqiao International Open Hub". By 2035, the Hongqiao International Open Hub will be fully completed, forming a functional layout of "one core, two belts", covering two provinces and one city in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang. As the "core" of Hongqiao International Open Hub, the goal of Hongqiao Business District is to become a strong and active growth pole in the Yangtze River Delta, and a "Rainbow Bridge" connecting the international and domestic markets.
The person in charge of the Hongqiao Business District Management Committee told reporters that at the end of July this year, the Shanghai Municipal People's Government had officially issued the "14th Five Year Plan" for the Hongqiao International Open Hub Central Business District. In the plan, the Hongqiao Business District clearly stated that it should build a new highland for the agglomeration and development of headquarters economy, attract various top enterprise headquarters such as regional headquarters of multinational corporations, private enterprise headquarters, second headquarters of central enterprises, and manufacturing headquarters.
Relevant sources have stated that on the one hand, we need to promote the upgrading of regional headquarters of multinational corporations to Asia Pacific headquarters and global headquarters, and to optimize and strengthen the headquarters parks of Fortune Global 500 enterprises and international enterprise headquarters; On the other hand, we need to accelerate the construction of the Yangtze River Delta Regional Urban Exhibition Center and the Yangtze River Delta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Headquarters Park, create Zhejiang and Jiangsu headquarters parks, and support more private enterprises in the Yangtze River Delta to base themselves on the advantages of the Hongqiao International Open Hub Central Business District. Here, we will find the best channel to fully utilize the two international and domestic markets and resources, invest and prosper, grow and strengthen.
Article source: Liberation Daily