China Outbound Conference 2017


The 5th CBBC China Outbound Conference

Shenzhen, 29-30 November 2017

Facilitating Collaboration in Complementary Industries in China and the UK

According to China’s Ministry ofCommerce, Chinese overseas direct investment reached 170.1 billion USD in 2016, up 44% from the previous year. In the first half of 2017, ODI from China was 48.2 billion USD, down 45.8% from the previous year. One of the main reasons is the tighter capital control policy adopted from the end of 2016. However, the trend of Chinese companies investing overseas will continue. As Chinese companies become more experienced in overseas business, the quality and sustainability of Chinese ODI will improve.

The UK’s decision to leave the EU may have brought some uncertainty, but the depreciation of the pound has attracted international investors and the UK remains a top destination for Chinese investors. With its vibrant and open economy, world class research and innovation capability and high complementarity with Chinese industries, the UK is an ideal partner for Chinese companies. British companies are also well-positioned to work with Chinese counterparts in developing third markets.

The annual CBBC China outbound Conference has become a flagship event in the UK-China investment community. Last year’s conference in Shanghai attracted over 450 delegates, of which around 200 were Chinese investors from state owned enterprises and listed companies. Nearly 100 projects were promoted at the conference, alongside one-to-one match-making sessions.

This year, the conference will move to Shenzhen. With over 400 listed companies, Shenzhen has one of the most vibrant economies in China. Delegates will have opportunity to learn about the latest investment policies, new trends in key industries, and to hear case studies of successful investmesnts in the UK.

This year, we will be arranging project pitches and one-to-one meetings between project owners and financial and professional services companies/investors on the morning of the second day. Delegates will also have the opportunity to visit some of Shenzhen’s best known and most successful companies.

Conference Themes

Investment Opportunities in High-tech and New Technologies

  • Status quo and trends of the UK’s advanced technology sectors
  • Investment opportunities in electronic information, new energy, new materials, AI and VR
  • The UK’s experience in commercialisation of new technology
  • How Chinese investors can seize  these new opportunities

Modern Service Industries

  • Challenges and opportunities in transformation and upgrading
  • Financial services and fintech
  • Modern logistics

Life Sciences and Healthcare

  • Bio industry
  • Wearable technology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data and cloud computing
  • Big healthcare industry

Consumption and Creative Industries – Linkage between the City of Design and Country of Creativity

  • The global influence of British brands and its application in China
  • Investment opportunities in UK’s retail, media and leisure industries
  • Creative industries
  • Industrial design
  • Fashion design

Hong Kong’s Role in Chinese Outbound Investment

  • Belt and Road Initiative
  • HK as a financing platform for Chinese companies in overseas M&A
  • Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Bay Area Development

Intelligent Manufacturing: UK Manufacturing in 2050 and Made in China 2025

  • 3D printing
  • Robotics
  • Upgrading in the textile industries
  • Intelligent machinery
Project Pitches: Project Owners/FPS Meeting with Investors
  • One to one match-making between UK project owners and investors
  • Advisory sessions for investors by financial and professional service providers

Who Will Attend?

  • Chinese companies interested in learning about key industries, development and trends in the UK
  • Chinese companies interested in investment opportunities in the UK
  • 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

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Indicative Ticket Prices

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

Early Bird (until 30 October 2017)
CBBC Members RMB 1800; Non-members RMB 2800

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