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    On November 16, a delegation led by Mr. Ingemar Skogö, Governor of Västmanland, Sweden, visited Qingdao. Wang Jianxiang, Vice Mayor of Qingdao and Executive Director of the Executive Committee of Expo 2014, met with the delegation in Shangri-La Hotel, and signed with Mr. Skogö the Letter of Intent on Västmanland’s participation in Expo 2014.

    Västmanland, a county in central Sweden, is the “Cradle of Industry” of the country, and boasts a time-honored industrial tradition. With manufacturing as the dominant industry, the province mainly produces electrical equipment, metal and metal products. The capital city of the province, Västerås, is where ABB, a Fortune 500 company, was born and headquartered and home to the world-famous fashion brand H&M. Västmanland and Shandong established a friendly provincial relationship in 1995.

    Västmanland’s participation in Expo 2014 will be implemented by Sweden-based YES International Group AB which has rich experience in participating in exhibitions on behalf of Sweden including Expo 2010 Shanghai China and the 4th Shandong Cultural & Creative Industries Fair.

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