Linda Hepner heads to China

Surrey's mayor part of premier's trade mission.

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner will travel to China on a trade mission at the end of this month.

Hepner will be joining B.C. Premier Christy Clark on the trade mission that runs from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7.

Mission delegates will visit Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The focus will highlight several priority sectors in B.C., including information and communications technology, digital entertainment, clean technology, agrifood, seafood and liquid natural gas.

The trade mission will also focus on transit and transportation infrastructure and technology, the corporate report to council adopted Tuesday night states.

The cost of Hepner’s participation in the mission will be $20,000 for flight, food, hotels and meals. It will be covered within the mayor’s annual budget.

“I’m going to be having a lot of investor meetings and a lot of political meetings as well,” Hepner said Wednesday.


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