After a week-long series of meetings and workshops, SMEs from the European Union and China have established close commercial contacts and the promise of future cooperation. The SMEs were brought together by the Sino-European Multisectoral Enterprise Meeting on Industrial and Enabling Technologies, held in the city of Nanjing from 29 November to 3 December 1994. It was supported by the European Commission, DG I and DG XXIII, as part of its strategy to develop business-to-business contacts for EU entrepreneurs in Asia. The event was the latest in a series of initiatives to link SMEs in the EU and China. Some 50 SMEs from five Member States attended the meeting, grouped into complementary teams to offer potential Chinese partners cooperation at every stage of the production process, from product development to marketing and sales. Over 100 Chinese companies attended the meeting. The key sectors targeted were industrial technologies, advanced materials, and information technology. The outcome was the establishment of close commercial cooperation and detailed discussions on future business links.