Start date: 06/07/2017 13:30

End date: 06/07/2017 18:00

Venue: Auditorium Deloitte

Costs: Free

Open for: All welcome

Address: Auditorium, 1st floor, 2 New Street Square, London,EC4A 3BZ

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CEIBS 3rd Europe Forum 2017 (London)

Supported Event

July 06

China’s Outbound Investment: New Opportunities for the UK to Gain a Slice of China’s Growing Economic Pie

The UK has long been a Mecca for Chinese investors by virtue of its favorable investment climate and the complementary advantages in economy between China and the UK. Despite the spill effects of the Brexit Referendum and government reshuffle, China-UK relationship continued to grow in 2016, which marked the beginning of a golden era for the bilateral ties. Industrial cooperation and mutual investment between the two nations have made huge strides: Chinese enterprises’ investment in the UK ran the gamut from real estate to new energy, finance, top brands, sports and life services, covering almost all of its dominant sectors; China and the UK not only scaled up cooperation in infrastructure, energy, transportation, and industrial manufacturing, but also tapped into the third-party market, which was expected to be a new engine of growth for the two sides. In light of the Belt and Road Initiative, how will businesses in China and the UK identify new opportunities based on existing cooperation? How will they push forward Chinese companies’ investment in the UK for industrial integration and complementarity? Flush with funds, Chinese enterprises excel in manufacturing and Internet-based business, while their UK counterparts boast cutting-edge technologies and a large talent pool. How will the two sides work together to make inroads into the third-party market? How will the financial industry, an important bond connecting China and the UK, boost bilateral commercial cooperation?

CEIBS, a world-class center of excellence in China-related issues, is organizing the 2017 China-UK Forum, which will bring together top-level officials and experts from China and the UK, and a delegation of Chinese entrepreneurs, Chinese investors, and executives of Chinese banks. The Forum will combine the discussions that center on investment with case studies at thematic sessions to provide you with not only insights into new trends and prospects for China-UK cooperation, but also opportunities for interaction with enterprises from the two sides.




Welcome Address

  • Prof. Li Mingjun, President & Professor of Management, CEIBS
  • Mr. Sun Yu, President, CCCUK; General Manager, Bank of China London Branch
  • Mr. Angus Knowles-Cutler, Vice Chairman, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Services, Inc.
  • Moderator: Prof. Katherine R. Xin, Associate Dean; Professor of Management; Bayer Chair in Leadership, CEIBS


Opening Address

  • H.E. Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador, the People’s Republic of China to the UK

Session I: Belt & Road Initiative: Implications for the UK


Keynote Speech: Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

  • Prof. Yang Jiemian, Chairman, Council of SIIS Academic Affairs, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies


Keynote Speech: Belt and Road Initiative: New Opportunities for China-UK Cooperation

  • Ms. Catherine McGuinness, Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee, the City of London Corporation


Keynote Speech: Pattern, Path and Trends for Chinese Enterprises’ Outbound Investment

  • Prof. Ding Yuan, Vice President and Dean, Cathay Capital Chair in Accounting, CEIBS


Coffee Break

Session II: China-UK Investment: Approaches to Win-Win Cooperation


Roundtable I: Greenfield Investment: Creating Value for Win-Win Outcomes

  • Moderator: Mr. Zhou Xin, Editor-in-Chief, Yicai Global
  • Panelists:
    • Mr. Han Ruixiang, CEO, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (London) Plc
    • Mr. Henry Sun, Chairman, NVC Lighting UK
    • Ms. Rita Liu, Head of Europe, Middle-East and Africa, Alipay


Roundtable II: Mergers and Acquisitions: Generous Returns from the Chinese Market

  • Moderator: Mr. David Percival, Managing Director of International Business Development at Deloitte
  • Panelists:
    • Mr. Frank Slevin, Senior VP, Sanpower Group; Chairman, House of Fraser
    • Mr. Yuan Ye, Managing Director, Hytera Communications Corporation Limited UK Branch
    • Mr. Chris Gubbey, CEO, the London Taxi Company
    • Mr. Xu Lingjiang, Chief Representative, Fosun Group Lisbon & London Offices


Roundtable III: Cases about China-UK Cooperation in the Third-Party Market

  • Moderator: Prof. Ding Yuan, Vice President and Dean; Cathay Capital Chair in Accounting, CEIBS
  • Mr. Lu Ruquan, Director of International Department, China National Petroleum Corporation
  • BP UK ( Invited )


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