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CKGSB’s 5th China Economic Symposium

2018-07-19 · London

What’s Next for the Golden Era of UK-China Relations

09:00-14:30, July 19th, 2018 London, Institute of Directors




Audience: Approx. 180 attendees*—comprised of executives and business leaders of Chinese and European companies, as well as scholars, economists and journalists


Language: English and Chinese (with simultaneous interpretation)


Co-organiser: Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), Institute of Directors (IoD)


Supporting Organizations: China Chamber of Commerce in the UK, Founders Forum


Tentative Agenda

08:00-09:00 Registration

Welcome Remarks


  • JI Bo, Assistant Dean of Global Executive Education and Chief Representative of CKGSB Europe, CKGSB (Confirmed)
  • Stephen MARTIN, Director General, Institute of Directors (Confirmed)
The Context – UK-China Relations in A New Golden Era

UK-China Economic Relations

The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade


New Investment Opportunities in China

H.E. LIU Xiaoming, Ambassador, the People's Republic of China to the UK


UK Economic Outlook: Prospects for Businesses

Sir Victor BLANK, Senior Advisor, TPG Capital; Chairman of CKGSB European Advisory Board, Former Chairman at Lloyds TSB (Confirmed)


Trends in Global Trades and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Tatiana Krylova, Head of the Enterprise Branch, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)


China’s Transformation and Its Global Implications

XIANG Bing, Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, CKGSB (Confirmed)

The Trends – China’s Economic Outlook

An Insiders’ Look: The Chinese Economy – Its Potential and Challenges

XU Chenggang, Professor of Economics, CKGSB (Confirmed)


An Insiders’ Look: Upgrading China’s Industrial Economy

LI Wei, Professor of Economics, CKGSB (Confirmed)


Experts’ Dialogue: China’s 2018 Outlook 


  • LI Wei, Professor of Economics, CKGSB (Confirmed)

  • XU Chenggang, Professor of Economics, CKGSB (Confirmed)
  • Jon GELDART, Chair of Yorkshire & Humber, Institute of Directors (Confirmed)
  • Linda YUEH, Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE 


Vincent NI, Senior Journalist, BBC World Service (Confirmed)


Coffee Break

Business Practices – Opportunities and Strategies to Win in China

Keynote Speech: Best Practices to Succeed in the Chinese Market


Dr. Ralf SPETH, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover, Chairman of the UK-China CEO Council, CKGSB Europe Advisory Board Member (Confirmed)


CEO Dialogue: China’s Innovation Trends and Investment Opportunities


  • Angelica ANTON, Founding Partner, SILK Ventures (Confirmed)

  • Donald BRYDON, Chairman, London Stock Exchange Group 

  • Gordon LUO, CEO, Huawei Technologies UK & Ireland 

  • SUN Yu, CEO, Bank of China (UK) (Confirmed)

  • Malcolm SWEETING, Senior Partner, Clifford Chance; CKGSB European Advisory Board Member (Confirmed)

  • Malcolm SWEETING, Senior Partner, Clifford Chance; CKGSB European Advisory Board Member (Confirmed)
  • Mark TUCKER, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings Plc 

  • Leslie YOUNG, Professor of Economics, CKGSB (Confirmed)


Jonathan MOULES, Business Education Correspondent, Financial Times (Confirmed)


Q&A with Audience


Concluding Remarks


David STRINGER-LAMARRE, Chairman, Institute of Directors London Region (Confirmed)




VIP Lunch (*Invitation-only)


*Participants: CKGSB EMBA London Module students, CKGSB European Advisor Board members, speakers and selected participants from the 5th China Economic Symposium