S-CITA has been appointed by the government of Liaochen City,  Shandong Province to host a 2 days technology and talent exchange programme in Scotland for an official delegation led by their Mayor. In order to encourage long-term engagement between Liaocheng City and Scotland, S-CITA has identified South Ayrshire as a potential twin city for Liaocheng and a Letter of Intent for twinning was signed during the Mayor's visit to South Ayrshire and a number of aeras of exchange and collaboration were discussed and will be taking forward in 2019.