China's economy is in the media every day, but what is the reality for UK companies in 2017?

Find out at the UK's leading China business event. Hosted by the China-Britain Business Council. The 5th Annual China Business Conference will analyse the key business issues affecting UK companies in 2017. From macro policies to the day-to-day business environment on the ground, our expert speakers - drawn from business, academia and government - will equip you to make the right China business decisions.

The 5th Annual CBBC China Business Conference will draw 500 business delegates learning from the expertise of over 40 topical speakers. The venue for the 2017 Conference will be the QEII Centre in Broad Sanctuary.

  • International trade is more important than ever for UK companies – and a key goal for the UK Government.
  • What does China think of Britain’s change in direction?
  • Is the UK now better positioned to export to China, receive investment and partner around the world with China’s new globetrotting companies?

Attend the UK's key China business event to find out


Themes for this year’s conference include:

Opening plenary : A new stage in the UK/China relationship

UK-China bilateral trade and investment has never been better, with growth on both sides.  However, it is clear that more can still be done to realise the full and great potential of the relationship, not least given new opportunities following Brexit.

Building Britain - Prospects for capital flows from China

Investment into the UK has risen sharply in recent years and many regions across the UK are now looking to Chinese investors to address their infrastructure, regeneration and housing needs. Are such expectations reasonable? To what extent can Chinese capital fill the UK’s infrastructure gap? How can the UK make Chinese investors aware of investment opportunities?

UK and Chinese Companies - A Conversation

UK and Chinese companies have increasingly common goals and aspirations.  This plenary will explore what it’s like for UK companies in China, and for Chinese companies in the UK: what are the opportunities, what are the challenges, what can make it easier and more effective?

The format will be a conversation between a facilitator and representatives from two companies: one British and one Chinese.

Challenges and opportunities for companies new to the China market

Now more than ever, British companies should be exploring the China market – but there are perceptions that it’s difficult, costly and time-consuming.
China is indeed a complicated market, but there is a huge amount of help available for companies new to the market. 

This session will look at the fundamentals of doing business in China, offering practical solutions, and examining real-life case-studies.

Healthy China – Delivering Integrated Care

A recent joint report from the Chinese Government, the World Bank and the World Health Organisation recommended that China moves from its current model of hospital-centric healthcare delivery to one that focusses on health outcomes from care for the patient, delivered in the community, providing a cost effective and high quality service.

The healthcare session at the China Business Conference ‎will focus on the outcomes of the recent healthcare mission to China in December 2016 and will highlight the range of opportunities that exist for UK organisations across the integrated health and care sector in China.

The changing taste of China – Digital and innovation as the new drivers for food and drink sales

Content coming soon!

Education: Employability, entrepreneurship and innovation

Much happened in 2016 around the overall innovation agenda, including the following milestones: China released its 13th Five Year plan with innovation as a core tenet of the Plan, demonstrated by the subsequent Innovation Driven Development Strategy. In September, the UK was the Country of Honour at the Pujiang Innovation Forum in Shanghai which was attended by Ministre for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Jo Johnson who also opened the UK China Innovation is GREAT Showcase in Shanghai. During that event the CBBC Innovation & Joint R&D in China Toolkit was launched.

In December 2016, during the UK-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue, China and the UK signed an agreement to jointly develop a strategy for future UK-China science and innovation collaboration, which will identify key areas, new models and funding mechanisms for collaboration. Much more happened and we expect increased activity around innovation and entrepreneurship to continue in 2017.

So join us for an exciting session that will explore the latest trends and opportunities on employability, entrepreneurship and innovation!

British brands – Winning China’s curious new consumers

Content coming soon!

Hong Kong as the Super-Connector for UK businesses in Asia

Internationally Hong Kong is known for its ease of doing business, sound legal environment, and advantageous geographical location.

The session will provide an overview of the business climate and opportunities in Hong Kong, mainland China and the wider region. What does Hong Kong have to offer UK companies? What help is available to do business in and via Hong Kong?






Members (Early Bird) - £140+VAT

Non Members - £350+VAT




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