The 4th CBBC China Outbound Conference

Shanghai, 3 November 2016

New opportunities for Chinese investors in the UK 

Following the highly successful visit of President Xi Jinping to the UK last year, British companies, cities and regions are now seeking more substantive, long term engagement with China. With China’s foreign direct investment continuing to increase year on year, the potential for cooperation is better than ever. UK advantages include a strong and vibrant economy, world class research and innovation capabilities, along with sector strengths that match China’s needs. Together, these have made the UK China’s favoured investment destination in Europe.

Last year’s CBBC China Outbound Conference in Beijing attracted some 500 delegates and showcased more than 100 UK investment projects. CBBC’s 4th China Outbound conference will take place in Shanghai on 3 November 2016. Delegates at this year’s conference will enjoy updates on investment policies from senior members of the Chinese and UK governments, find out about new trends and opportunities in key sectors and learn from case studies of leading Chinese businesses investing in the UK. 

There will also be ample opportunity for networking and to discuss the real investment projects featured in CBBC’s latest China Outbound Investment Project Catalogue.

Conference Themes

Infrastructure, Regeneration and Energy
  • The current priorities and opportunities in UK infrastructure and regeneration
  • Trends in UK energy projects
  • Key projects and how to get involved
  • Operations and facilities management
  • Belt and Road Opportunities
Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing
  • World-class technology in the UK and its application in China and around the world
  • Made in China 2025
Creative and Consumer Sector
  • The power of UK brands and their extension to China, and globally
  • The retail, media and entertainment investment landscape in the UK
Innovation & Technology 
  • UK innovation, education  and R&D capabilities
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Business incubators
Business Issues
  • M&A – challenges for Chinese enterprises
  • Strategy and motivations for going global 
  • Cross cultural management
  • International talent

Life Sciences & Healthcare 

  • The UK’s continuing position as a global leader in the life science and healthcare sector
  • Sector wide investment opportunities for Chinese organisations 
  • Successful industry collaborations

Who Will Attend?

  • Chinese companies keen to learn about how and where to invest in the UK
  • Chinese firms interested in partnering with leading UK companies to do projects overseas
  • British companies seeking partners for cooperation at home or abroad
  • Chinese and British professional and financial service providers
  • British cities, regional inward investment promotion agencies and local government departments 

To be featured in the China Outbound Conference 2016 Investment Catalogue please contact Charlotte Zhang.
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Indicative Ticket Prices

CBBC Members: RMB 2600; Non-members: RMB 3600

Early Bird (until 15 October 2016)
CBBC Members RMB 1800; Non-members RMB 2800

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    Draft Agenda

Time 时间

Conference Agenda 会议日程


Registration, exhibition & networking



Plenary Session 全体会议


Opening Remarks: Lord Sassoon, Chairman, China-Britain Business Council



Keynote Speech:

Senior UK Government Representative

演讲1:Joanna Roper, Minister and Acting Director General, DIT China


Keynote Speech 2: An Qiyi, Vice Chairman, ACFIC



Keynote Speech 3:  Mme Shang Yuying, Chairwoman, Shanghai Commission of Commerce



UK Business Location Showcase: The Midlands Engine - an overview of investment opportunities in this dynamic region of the UK


Chair: Graham Cartledge, Chairman, Benoy

  • Ian Curryer, CEO, Nottingham City Council
  • Councillor Bob Sleigh, Chair, West Midlands Combined Authority
  • James Lin, General Manager, Shanghai LTI Autombolie Co Ltd, Geely Group
  • Patrick Horgan, Regional Director, North East Asia, Rolls Royce


Networking Break



Investing in the UK

A moderated discussion including leading Chinese investors

Chair: Chen Yaosong, 陈耀淞, Managing Partner, 业务总监, Egon Zehnder

  • Neil Robinson, Director of Global Communications, ABP London
  • Bagrin Angelov, Executive Director, China International Capital Corporation Limited
  • Kenneth Xu, Senior Investment Director, Fosun
  • Liu Chaochen, Senior Partner, Managing Director, China Equity Group
  • Kelvin Wang, Senior Operations Director and General Manager, House of Fraser


Exhibition and Lunch  赞助商展示和自助午餐


Three concurrent panel discussions:






Breakout Session A: Infrastructure, Regeneration and Energy


A panel of advisers will discuss recent developments and investment opportunities in the UK’s infrastructure sector, including regeneration, property and energy projects, and also outline the implications for Chinese firms in engaging in and operating such projects.


Chair: Mr Graham Cartledge CBE DL, Chairman, Benoy, Vice Chairman, CBBC

  • Dr. Shengke Zhi, China Business Manager, Clean Energy, Amec Foster Wheeler  
  • Sam Boyling, Partner, Pinsent Masons
  • Xin Xiuming, Secretary General (辛修明秘书长) CHINCA
  • Neil Robinson, Director of Global Communications, ABP London
  • Chas Pope, Associate Director, Arup
  • Paul Wills, 1st Secretary, Head of Environment & Infrastructure China, DIT

Breakout Session B: Innovation and Technology


Chinese investors and British experts will explore the investment environment for innovation and technology in the UK, in respect of technologies sought by China, intellectual property, incubation and set-up support.


Chair: Prof. Chris Rudd, Pro Vice Chancellor & Provost, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), CBBC Board Member

  • Andrew Laxton, EVP, Managing Director, Europe & Asia, Racepoint Global
  • Xue Liqun, Executive Director, Global MI Lenovo
  • Mike Zhang, VP Strategic Development, Northwest Innovation Works
  • Nick McDonald, Partner, Potter Clarkson
  • Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of University of Derby

Breakout Session C : M&A & Post Acquisition Management

分会C: 企业并购和收购后的管理

This practical session will consider how Chinese enterprises should approach M&A in the UK, what to expect, along with the possible pitfalls and challenges. The panel will also explore post acquisition challenges, such as change management.


Chair: Duncan Clark, Chairman, BDA, CBBC Board Member

  • Yan Lu, Consultant, Egon Zehnder International (Shanghai) Company Limited
  • Tim Cullen MBE, Chairman, TCA Limited
  • Suwin Lee, Head of Greater China Business Services for UK & Ireland, EY
  • Fabrizio Carpanini, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
  • Rubert Gather, CEO, Invest UK



Break  休息


Three further concurrent panel discussions:





Breakout Session D: Consumer and Creative Sector


In this session, panellists will review recent developments and investment opportunities available in the UK’s consumer and creative sectors, including retail, brands, media and entertainment.


Chair: Kevin Sneader, Asia Chairman, McKinsey

  • Xuemei Bennink-Bai, Consultant, Egon Zehnder
  • Gina Fegan, Director of Culture Zhong Ze Culture Investment Holdings Ltd
  • Kenneth Xu, Senior Investment Director, Fosun
  • Chris Pulham, Rosenblatt Solicitors
  • Jeff Cao, Head of Asia Pacific, London & Partners

Breakout Session E: Life Sciences and Healthcare


This session will discuss the UK’s continuing position as a global leader in the life science and healthcare sector, explore sector wide investment opportunities for Chinese organisations and also highlight successful industry collaborations.


Chair: Anna Zhao, Director, Sector Lead Healthcare & LifeSciences (China), China-Britain Business Council

  • Wu Xu, CEO, Creat Group
  • Wang Rui, Head of FDI, China, Invest Northern Ireland
  • Kevin Holland, Minister Counsellor, Department for International Trade
  • Lane Ji, Medical Service Director, BSI Healthcare
  • Dr Liu Yu, Founder - VP for medical affairs, Chunyu International

Breakout Session F: Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing


Experts and case study firms will review the recent developments and investment opportunities offered by the UK’s advanced engineering sector with a focus on the automotive sector


Chair:  Dr Andrew Moss, President, GKN China, CBBC Board Member

  • Dr Mark Wareing, Minister Counsellor, Department of International Trade
  • Simon Hingley, Senior Business Development Manager, MIRA Technology Park
  • James Lin, General Manager, Zhejiang Geely
  • Brett Stewien, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
  • Councillor Bob Sleigh, Chair, West Midlands Combined Authority


Networking & Exhibition: including  wrap up and closing remarks


09.00 - 17.00

Pre-booked 1-2-1 Project Matchmaking & Clinics Session