This event has ended
in partnership with the
All Party Parliamentary China Group
is delighted to host
UK - China Trade Boost Event
Event Theme: “Export your way out of a recession
Portcullis House, Macmillan Room, in Parliament
Houses of Parliament, Bridge Street, Westminster, London, SW1A 2LW
Thursday, 24 May 2012 at 6pm
This event is now fully booked
UK IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS, TRADE AND INVESTMENT Hails okra eXpressAlert - Copyright: Photo above of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Prime Minister David Cameron and
After meeting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao for talks, Prime Minister, David Cameron hailed what he said was a "deeper dialogue" and said the aim of the deal was to reach $100bn in bilateral trade by 2015.
" I believe Mrs. Thatcher's emphasis on enterprise was right. "Mr. Tony Blair, former Barrister, turned Prime Minister
We are thrilled to be joined by the following formidable speakers and industry experts who would shed some light on key areas.
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Alex is formally a business and financial reporter and presenter for the BBC. Alex worked for programmes including BBC2’s News Night, World Business Report and spent a year in Brussels as the BBC’s Europe Business Correspondent, reporting on business and economic events for BBC TV, Radio and Online. In 2007, he was BBC's Europe business reporter based in Brussels reporting on business and economic events for BBC TV, Radio and Online, working to tight deadlines and presenting live "2 ways" on breaking stories.
6pm Guests arrive at Portcullis House, Bridge Street entrance, Houses of Parliament for airport type security clearance
Welcome and opening remarks
Presentations - Q &
7.30pm Networking session, meet, greet and interact with guests
8pm Event Closes
This event will explore opportunities in Business, Trade, Investment opportunities between UK and China. Industry experts will throw some lighton the following key areas.
Discuss all this and lots more at the UK – CHINA Trade Boost Evening Event at 6pm, Thursday, 24
About the keynote speakers: Dr. Kegang Wu, Executive Director, BBC
LINKToChinaProgramme, British Chamber of Commerce
Alert - Copyright: Photo above, Dr. Kegang Wu, Executive Director, for the BCC
LINKToChinaProgramme, and Chief
Adviser, British Chamber of Commerce,
British Chamber of Commerce
About the keynote speaker,Dr. Kegang Wu PhD, MSc, BSc, DPSI, DipTran
Dr. Kegang Wu, has been a
Chinamarket specialist in the UK with a track record in leading and facilitating new business partnership development for British businesses, chambers, and public sector agencies. His hand-on approach in consultancy and projects benefits his clients with his extensive experience, in-depth market know-how and wide range of contacts internationally. He was Chairman of Liverpool
ChinaCommittee, Director of
ChinaLink, and Director of International Business of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. He is now Executive Director for the BCC
LinkToChinaProgramme, a Director of
ChinaDirectUK and Chief
ChinaAdviser to the British Chambers of Commerce. A native speaker of
Cantoneseand competent speaker of English, he is an established communicator for
internationalrelationship and business negotiator. He holds many advisory positions in on
internationalorganisations and he is a regular speaker in
internationaltrade and investment forums. He is the editor of the How To Do Business in UK – A Practical Guide (in Chinese). Dr. Wu studied his PhD at King’s College London. Prior to his
internationalbusiness roles he spent 20 years on environmental teaching, research and consultancy in
Nepal. Kegang has been also active in promoting the engagement and representation of local British
Chinesecommunities with the
UKmainstream society and politics. He was voted 2012 World Top Ten Cantonese Young Personality by the World Guangdong (
KCantonese) Confederation of Associations. Dr. Kegang Wu, is the editor of the How To Do Business in UK – A Practical Guide (in Chinese).
ABOUT THE BOOK: How To Do Business in the UK - A Practical Guide launched in Beijing will be launched at this okraeXpress event on UK -
Boost. Local and overseas journalists will be in attendance, including journalists from
China.keen to cover this event so that existing and prospective investors interested in
boostingtrade with the UK could feed into the swift, and punchy
sound bitesfrom this okra eXpress event.
The Synopsis of the book: How To Do Business in the UK – A Practical Guide launched in Beijing
The 120 page guide was launched in April 2012 at the flagship national Chinese Enterprise Outbound Investment Conference, which was attended by more than 1000 governmental and business decision makers, investment agencies, chambers and media.
Published in Chinese and distributed to over 40 provinces and cities in China, in addition to the 21 offices of the LinkToChinaprogramme, How To Do Business in the UK has been written specifically for Chinese investors. It covers a wide range of business topics including UK investment from a Chinese perspective, UK science and technology, banking, legal practices, accounting and taxation, M&A, properties and immigration. Case studies of Chinese investment in the UK are highlighted to showcase good practices of professional services and local authorities. Oxfordshire, Slough (and Segro Trading Estate), Bracknell and Swindon are illustrated as examples of good locations for Chinese investment, where local authorities work closely with business community in welcoming Chinese investors. The guide also provides advice on how to find investment projects in the UK through organisations such as the BCC LinkToChina Programme and the chamber networks. 25 UK business opportunities from the subscribers of LinkToChina are included as examples. Sound bites about the LinkToChina from Mr. Zhou Xiaoming, TheChinese Minister Counsellor of the Economy and Trade Office, Chinese Embassy in UK said: “This book offers exactly what the title says. It is very practical and offers excellent guidance. It is different from ordinary introductions of investment conditions about the country.” “What makes it especially valuable is that the book includes a large number of real investment project opportunities.”
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