CKGSB’s 5th China Economic Symposium
2018-06-24  - London

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

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

116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED

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)

Watch it Live: This event will be livestreamed in English on our Facebook page this Thursday July 19 from 9:00am-12:00pm (UK time). Follow our Facebook page to receive a reminder. To watch the event in Chinese, tune into our livestream channel on


Supporting Organizations: 


08:00-09:00 Registration

Welcome Remarks

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

New Investment Opportunities in China

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


Belt & Road Initiative: Opportunities for the UK

Sir Douglas FLINT, UK Government’s Special Envoy to the Belt & Road Initiative


China’s Transformation and Its Global Implications

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


The Role of the International Entrepreneurship Network and Its Impact on the Global Value Chain

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


UK Economic Outlook: Prospects for Businesses

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

The Trends – China’s Economic Outlook

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

XU Chenggang, Professor of Economics, CKGSB


An Insiders’ Look: Upgrading China’s Industrial Economy

LI Wei, Professor of Economics, CKGSB


Experts’ Dialogue: China’s 2018 Outlook 

  • LI Wei, Professor of Economics, CKGSB

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


Vincent NI, Senior Journalist, BBC 


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


CEO Dialogue: China’s Innovation Trends and Investment Opportunities

  • Suwin LEE, Partner, Ernst & Young

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

  • Leslie YOUNG, Professor of Economics, CKGSB

  • SUN Yu, CEO, Bank of China (UK)

  • Angelica ANTON, Founding Partner, SILK Ventures


Jonathan MOULES, Business Education Correspondent, Financial Times


Signing Ceremony Partnership Agreement between United Nations Conference on Trade & Development and CKGSB


Concluding Remarks

David STRINGER-LAMARRE, Chairman, Institute of Directors London Region

JI Bo, Assistant Dean of Global Executive Education and Chief Representative of CKGSB Europe, CKGSB




VIP Lunch (*Invitation-only)

Some remarks & comments from Mr. Jochum HAAKMA, Chairman of the Board, EU-China Business Association


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


Registration: This is an INVITE-ONLY event.  To register your interest, please click HERE. Places are limited so unfortunately we are not able to guarantee everyone a place at this stage.  We will reply as soon as possible to confirm your attendance.  By registration, you are also expressing an interest to receive the live streaming details 5 days prior to the symposium date.  Thank you for your interest.


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