Rapid economic growth, internal urbanisation, increasing personal wealth and ambitious Chinese companies will see China's influence around the world continue to grow and opportunities for new partnerships with the UK emerge. The China Business Conference 2013 will explore where such partnerships lie and the implications for British business. See below for a draft programme and all speakers confirmed so far.
Full day tickets are GBP120 +VAT for members, GBP170 +VAT for non-members, but special early bird rates are available until 14 February. Book now to avoid disappointment.
New Opportunities, Changing Landscape: Opening Plenary
Sir David Brewer CMG, Chairman, China-Britain Business Council
Senior UK and China Government Representatives TBC
Bob Grace, President China, Jaguar Land Rover
Victor Zhang, CEO UK, Huawei
Urbanisation: As world leaders in liveable cities and planning, UK expertise will benefit from China's enormous social change. However, urbanisation goes far beyond physical buildings; this section covers issues of demographics, healthcare, employment, education and more.
Peter Budd, Director, Arup and CBBC Board Member
Alycia Draper, Director, International Government Affairs, AstraZeneca
Wei Yang, Managing Director, Wei Yang & Partners
Jaya Skandamoorthy, Director, Enterprise & Innovation, BRE
John McLean, Chairman, VSO and CBBC Board Member
Professor David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham
The Chinese Consumer: Enormous opportunities await UK companies as the spending power of Chinese consumers continues to increase. The UK is a strong magnet for the outbound Chinese consumer while other retailers and brands are also going directly to China to set up operations.
David Roth, CEO The Store, WPP
Dame Lucy Neville-Rolfe CMG, Formerly Executive Director, Tesco and CBBC Vice Chairman
Professor Sun Baohong, Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean of Global Programs, CKGSB
Mark Henderson, Director Walpole & Chairman of the London Luxury Quarter
Matthew Plowright, Head Of Research, FT - China Confidential
China Outbound: Chinese companies are looking across the world for opportunities. Not only can UK expertise attract investment to the UK, but the UK service industry is uniquely positioned to support Chinese investment around the globe. What support do Chinese companies want?
Professor Peter Nolan, ChongHua Professor in Chinese Development Cambridge Business School
Lance Browne, Vice Chairman, Standard Chartered China and CBBC Board Member
Bridget Walsh, Head of Greater China Business Service, Ernst & Young
Mike Ettling, CEO, NorthgateArinso
Professor Peter J Buckley OBE, Professor of International Business and Director of CIBUL, University of Leeds
Wayne Zhu, CEO UK, Bosideng
How to attend
|Prices for the full day event:||Members||Non-members|
|Early Bird (until 14 Feb)||GBP100 +VAT||GBP150 +VAT|
|Regular (after 14 Feb)||GBP120 +VAT||GBP170 +VAT|
|(including lunch and 3 networking coffee breaks)|
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2013 China-Britain Business Council