Start date: 13/06/2019 10:45

End date: 13/06/2019 14:00

Venue: The British Centre

Open for: Invitation Only

Address: The British Centre, 10F, China Life Tower, 16 Chaowaidajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing

2019 Launchpad Networking and Lunch Event (Beijing)

CBBC Event

June 13
You are cordially invited to our annual Launchpad networking event to connect and exchange information with other members and get the latest CBBC updates. This will be a good chance to learn about the organisation you work with, the team sitting around you, and how we can work together more effectively.

We will also be joined by UK Visas and Immigration’s (“UKVI”) and a partner company, Lee & Lee Associates. They will share some case studies on visa application issues, as well as how to avoid common problems in starting a business in China.

A light lunch will be served at the end of the event.

Event Agenda
Time 时间 Programme 内容
10:45-11:00 Registration
11:00-11:05 Welcome Remarks from CBBC
Anne Zheng, Director, Launchpad Service, CBBC
11:05-11:25 CBBC: Recent Updates
Kiran Patel, Senior Director, CBBC
11:25-11:45 UKVI: UK Visa Policy Updates
Jingjing Jiang, Customer Account Manager, UKVI
11:45-12:15 Lee & Lee Associates:  Common Issues from Company’s Management and Operation in China
Macia Lin, Business Consulting Director, Lee & Lee Associates
12:15-12:30 Q&A
12:30-14:00 Lunch and Networking
14:00 The End of Event

Speaker Profiles
Kiran Patel, Senior Director, China-Britain Business Council
Kiran Patel is based in Beijing and as Senior Director: Business Development leads on the commercial strategy of CBBC across China. He has been living in China since 2004 and has a comprehensive skillset in business development, marketing, and communications, cutting across both the private and public sectors.
Kiran joined the CBBC from the British Council, where he held a diplomatic post in China as Director of Strategic Communications and Corporate Relations (First Secretary – Communications) on behalf of the British Embassy in Beijing. He is deeply knowledgeable on China and has taken various positions of responsibility within the UK-China business community, being previously elected onto the British Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee Board for two terms. Kiran previously managed his own consulting business and comes with extensive experience in the professional services sector.

Macia Lin, Business Consulting Director, Lee & Lee Associates
 Ms. Marcia Lin is Business Consulting Director of Lee & Lee Associates. With more than 10-year work experience, she is professional in providing investment and business consulting services to foreign invested enterprises in China. She is also a speaker for various foreign embassies and commercial chambers on how to do business in China. She was Young Professional Forum Co-chair of British Chamber of Commerce in China in 2016. She became board supervisor of Expat Connection since March 2019.

Jingjing Jiang, Customer Account Manager, UK Visas and Immigration
With 8 years of experience at UK Visas and Immigration, Jingjing Jiang is an expert in UK immigration rules and visa application process. As the Account Manager covering education and government sectors, Jingjing has a rich experience in developing partnerships, implementing projects and managing government relations.
Prior to joining UKVI, Jingjing was engaged in the non-profit sector with a focus on the provision of educational programme to disadvantaged youth.