Partnership Opportunities for UK and Chinese Businesses
2015-11-03  - Beijing

CKGSB partners with China-Britain Business Council on the annual China Outbound Conference in Beijing on November 3

China’s outbound foreign direct investment reached $116 billion in 2014, an increase of 15.5 percent from 2013, making China a net capital exporter for the first time ever. Among China’s investments in Europe, the UK continues to be the most attractive destination. In 2014, the UK gained $5.1 billion of Chinese investment, close to 30% of Europe’s total.

What sectors in the UK should Chinese investors watch out for? What are some of the best practices and lessons learned from Chinese companies that succeeded in their investments abroad?

China-Britain Business Council’s (CBBC) annual China Outbound Conference—to which CKGSB is a Knowledge Partner—sheds light on the latest investment policies, trends and opportunities in key UK industries, including infrastructure, energy, real estate, innovation and technology, as well as the creative and consumer sectors. More importantly, the conference offers a rare opportunity for British companies and Chinese firms who seek investment or partnership opportunities in the UK to network.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Michael, Charlton, Acting Director-General, UK Trade & Investment
  • Gordon Orr, Senior Adviser, McKinsey
  • Sir Tom Troubridge, Chairman, China Business Group, PwC
  • Mark Wareing, Minister Counsellor, British Embassy
  • Stephen Barter, Chairman, Real Estate Advisory, KPMG
  • Sam Boyling, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Yuan Haihai, Greater China Head, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Wang Yanzhi, President, Silk Road Fund
  • Wu Gang, Managing Director, Sanpower Group

To register or learn more about this conference, please click here. CKGSB students and alumni can enjoy a 10% discount by entering the code “CKGSB15”.

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February 19, 2020

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Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business