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Southend hosts Chinese visitors

Published Wednesday, 20th August 2014

Council Chamber

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is preparing to welcome a distinguished Chinese delegation.

The visitors from Shanghai in China are coming to the borough on Tuesday 26th August to share information and learn about the best ways to improve and maintain successful management structures, training, and risk prevention.

On arrival at the Forum Southend-on-Sea, the six guests from Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality & Technical Supervision will meet the Council’s Deputy Leader, Councillor Ian Gilbert, Chief Executive, Rob Tinlin, and other senior Council officials.

After hearing about the Council’s improvement journey, people and performance management and other procedures, the delegation will be treated to a tour of the borough.

Their journey culminates in a meeting with the Worshipful the Mayor of Southend, Councillor Chris Walker at his official residence, Porters.

Deputy Leader, Councillor Ian Gilbert said: “We are very honoured to welcome our visitors from Shanghai and hope their trip will begin a continuing dialogue between our two regions. “We are extremely proud to be able to share with them the Council’s best practices, and to showcase our borough.

“At the same time, we are also greatly looking forward to learning from our guests too.”