Facilitating Collaboration in Complementary Industries in China and the UK
According to China’s Ministry of Commerce, 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. This year, the conference was held in 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 investments in the UK.
This Outbound Conference included 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.
The 2018 China Outbound Conference will be announced shortly
For images of the 2017 Conference - click here
To view a video of the 2016 Conference - see below
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