CBBC Programmes 2013
China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) has three new programmes that will form the cornerstone of CBBC events during 2013. Each programme relates to the key priorities in China’s 12th Five-Year Plan where there is potential for commercial cooperation between the UK and China.
The programmes are:
(Click on the titles below to learn more about each of the programmes, with an outline of planned activities, how to get involved, and who to contact at CBBC.)
|Liveable Cities encompasses environmental technologies, energy reduction technologies, and all of the issues that relate to the on-going urbanisation process taking place in china. Increasingly, this will look at fairly complex areas such as meeting the needs of an ageing population, a population with a growing middle class and the related healthcare needs of that population over the coming years.|
|The Chinese Consumer|
|There is much talk about growing domestic demand in China, but the ways in which British companies can reach the individual consumer are changing very rapidly. This stream will look at purchasing and demand patterns, both at luxury end of the market as well as at the mass market level, to encompass all consumer segments.|
|China Outbound relates to UK companies helping Chinese companies in their internationalisation process. This goes beyond just foreign direct investment. It is also about helping Chinese companies on the M&A trail around the world, and looking for opportunities for British companies to collaborate with Chinese companies in any country, either in greenfield projects or in joint ventures.|
These three broad themes will be of interest to the vast majority of CBBC members and they will form the cornerstone of the CBBC events programme across China and the UK throughout 2013. In particular, The China Business Conference 2013 (14 March) was one of the first opportunities to explore these themes in greater depth. In China the plan is to dove-tail these three programmes with the activities in regional cities to provide a very clear focus for members to visit cities throughout the year, as well as featuring in events in first tier cities.
Whilst these main themes will form the backbone of our events schedule, events and activities will continue to be held on topical business issues, developments in key cities and provinces as well as sectoral events.
These new programmes are designed to help members understand the nature of the opportunity in each of the three areas. The events that form part of these programmes will provide an opportunity both to learn about the nature of the opportunity and to network with relevant British and Chinese companies and Chinese Government officials in these fields. A major emphasis will be placed upon identifying real business opportunities in all of the events. We also believe that having a sustained programme of activities focusing on each of the three areas, rather than just ad hoc events, will build significant momentum and interest from the Chinese side. This should lead to better business opportunities for UK plc.