The 5th Annual CBBC China Business Conference (2017)

 

 

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        Morning Session

Time Tuesday, 28 March - 2017
08:30 Registration - Coffee/networking - PICKWICK SUITE
09:30

Opening Plenary

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  • Lord Sassoon, Chairman, China-Britain Business Council (CBBC)
  • H.E. Amassador Liu Xiaoming, Chinese Ambassador to the UK (via video)

Speakers to be announced shortly

10:15

UK and Chinese Business - a conversation

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Speakers to be announced shortly

11:15 Coffee/networking - PICKWICK SUITE
11:45 Churchill Auditorium Westminster St James

Building Britain - Prospects for capital flows from China

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  • Christopher Walters, Senior Consultant – Development and Regeneration, London & Partners

Moderator -  Stephen Phillips, Chief Executive, CBBC

Other speakers to be announced shortly

British brands – Winning China’s curious new consumers

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  • Duncan Innes-Kerr, Regional Director Asia, Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Sohail Shaikh, Managing Director Asia, Mothercare
  • Mark Batty, Head of International Development, Boden
  • Tom Griffith, Qumin

Other Speakers to be announced shortly

Developing your China Market Strategy

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  • Paul Stepanek, President, Complete Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Jeff Astle, Executive Director, China-Britain Business Council

Other speakers to be announced shortly

 

 

 

12:30 Keynote Speech: TBC
12:45 Lunch/networking - Gielgud, Burton, Olivier & Redgrave Rooms

 

        Afternoon Session

Time Churchill Auditorium Westminster St James
14:00 Breakout Sessions

Entrepreneurship & Innovation as a driver of the UK-China Partnership

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  • Simon Bond,  Innovation Director, SETsquared Partnership  
  • Alistair Tebbit, Head of Government Affairs, UK RELX Group
  • Jiang Sunan, Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of the PRC in the UK

Moderator: Nathalie Cachet-Gaujard, Director - Education & Innovation, CBBC

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

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  • Tim Render, Director - Food and Farming, DEFRA
  • TBC, Delamere Dairy
  • Antoaneta Becker, Director - Food & Drink Sector, CBBC
  • Nick Miles, Head of Asia-Pacific, IGD

Moderator: Claire Urry, Executive Director, CBBC

Practical Guide to Doing business in China

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Speakers to be announced shortly

 

14:50 Break
15:00 Breakout Sessions

Healthy China’ – Delivering Integrated Care

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  • Deborah Kobewka, Managing Director, Healthcare UK
  • Emma Sheldon, Group Marketing Director, Vernacare Limited
  • Daljit Lally, Deputy Chief Executive, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mike Robson, Health, Social Care & Enterprise Director, Agencia Consulting Ltd
  • Dr Richard Lewis, Partner and Healthcare Lead, Ernst & Young LL

Moderator: Chris Cotton, Director, CBBC

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

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Speakers to be announced shortly

China Digital & Ecommerce Workshop

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  • Chris Townsley, Director of Sales, CDNetworks
  • Peter Heather, Managing Director, Access To China
  • Aman Anand, Sales Director, Ispirare
  • Tom Nixon, Client Services Director, Qumin

Other Speakers to be announced shortly

16:30

Closing Plenary

  • Alok Sharma MP, Minister for Asia and the Pacific
  • Stephen Perry, Chairman, 48 Group Club
  • Stephen Phillips, Chief Executive, CBBC
   
17:00 Networking Reception - Gielgud, Burton, Olivier & Redgrave Rooms
18:00 Close

 

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Themes for the 2017 Conference:

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.

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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?

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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.

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Entering the China Market Workshop

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. 

These workshop sessions will look at the fundamentals of doing business in China, offering practical solutions, and examining real-life case-studies. The workshop will include sessions covering:

  • Developing your China Market Strategy

  • Practical Guide to Doing business in China

  • Ecommerce & Digital

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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 focuses 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.

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

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation as a driver of the UK-China Partnership

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 Minister 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 entrepreneurship and innovation!

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British brands – Winning China’s curious new consumers

China’s economic growth rate is higher than 6%, and official policy is pushing for a shift towards increased consumption to drive GDP increases – indeed it is said that consumption is now the greatest driver of growth in China. But who are these new consumers, what do they want, how do they spend, and how do you reach them? As the upper-middle class burgeons over the coming years and we see increasingly savvy consumers, knowing your customer and developing a strong brand impression will be ever-more important as the national economic landscape develops.

The Consumer session at CBC 2017 will focus on understanding where the growth in China will come from, and what can be done to equip British consumer-facing companies with the tools they need to make the most of the opportunity this presents.

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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?

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