China Business Clinic – Tech & Innovation (London)
China Business Clinic – Tech & Innovation
China is now one of the fastest growing global tech markets. Home to 802m internet users, China is now a hotbed of digital innovation, and leading the way in the pioneering technologies of the fourth industrial revolution – AI, Blockchain, 5G, Big Data and IoT. China boasts world-leading tech giants, such as Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, and a vibrant ecosystem of tech incubators, VC investors and start-ups.However, China is a complex and unfamiliar environment for UK tech companies to do business, with an array of regulatory, technical and cultural barriers creating market access challenges.
On a one-to-one basis, our Tech sector lead will discuss matters ranging from the market potential for your products or services, to how to establish a presence in the market, as well as the support and services available to help you develop your business in China in a cost effective way.
Please note: the format will be individual, confidential meetings lasting 45 minutes, and appointments can be made from 10.00am onwards.
Mark Hedley, UK Tech Sector Lead
A fluent Mandarin speaker, Mark has spent 15 years travelling to and living in China, including 6 years permanently based in China. He is a fluent Mandarin speaker, holds a Masters in Chinese Business from the University of Sheffield. Prior to joining CBBC, Mark worked for a leading market research consultancy specializing in business-to-business research, undertaking a wide range of market landscaping projects for clients in different sectors. He was previously based in Shanghai, where he worked for an China market access consultancy, helping Western technology firms to enter the China market.