Conference Programme

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5th CBBC China Outbound Conference - Draft Programme 

 

Agenda

 

Day 1: Tuesday evening, 28th November

17.00-18.00

Registration

18.00-18.30

Welcome speech

18.30-20.30

Reception (up to 100 pax)

 

 

Day 2 : Wednesday, 29th November 

08.30-09.30

Registration & networking

Plenary Session

09.30-09.40

Opening Remarks: Lord Sassoon, Chairman, China-Britain Business Council

09.40-09.50

Keynote Speech 1:  Senior UK Government Representative

09.50-10.00

Keynote Speech 2:  Senior Chinese Government Representative

10.00-10.10

Keynote Speech 3: Shenzhen Government

10.10-10.30

Keynote speech 4: Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor, the Economist

10.30-11.15

UK Region Focus - London Calling: Opportunities in London

James Murray, Deputy Mayor of London, Housing and Residential Development

Catherine McGuinness, Chairman of Policy and Resources Committee, City of London

John Zai, CEO, Cocoon Networks

Jeff Cao, Head of Asia Pacific, London & Partners

Suwin Lee, Head of Greater China Services, EY

11.15-11.30

Networking Break

11.30-12.15

Plenary Panel Discussion: Trends, opportunities and challenges of Chinese investment in the UK

Chair: Gordon Orr, Non-Executive Director, Swire Pacific, Lenovo

Panelists:

David Harmon, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Huawei Technologies

Neil Robinson, Global Communications Director, ABP

Wang Yunfan, CEO, Morning Whistle

Hytera (speaker tbc)

12.15-13.30

Networking and Lunch

1st Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Choose 1 from 3)

13.30-13.45

Opening speech by a panellist for each breakout session

13.45-14.45

Breakout Sessions 

 

Breakout Session A:  Innovation and Technology

  • Status quo and trends of the UK’s advanced technology sectors
  • Investment opportunities in UK’s high tech, new energy, new materials, AI and VR space
  • The UK’s experience in commercialisation of new technology
  • How can Chinese investors seize these new opportunities

ModeratorKirk Wilson, Executive Director, CBBC

Panelists:

Liu Renchen, Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen

Dr Aijuan Wang, Strategic Development Director, China Going Out, Mott MacDonald

 

Breakout Session B:  Financial Service Industries

  • Strengths of UK financial services industry
  • Collaboration between China and the UK in this sector
  • Impact of Brexit on the financial services industry
  • Opportunities in the financial services industry and fintech in the UK

Rupert Gather, CEO, InvestUK

Dr Rui Wang, Head of Investment, China, Invest Northern Ireland

 

Breakout Session C:  Healthcare and life sciences

  • Best practice sharing in the healthcare from the UK
  • Showcase of leading life sciences technology in the UK
  • Investment opportunities in health industry
  • Application of AI and big data in healthcare sectors

Keynote speech: Eva Yin, President - Hong Kong and Macau, AstraZeneca

14.45-15.00

Tea Break and Networking

2nd Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Choose 1 from 3)

15.00-15.15

Opening Speech by a panellist for each breakout session

15.15-16.15

Breakout Sessions

 

Breakout Session D :  Consumer and Creative Sector

  • Overview of UK’s creative industries
  • Case studies of collaboration between the two countries
  • The rising Chinese middle class consumers
  • Chinese acquisition of British retail brands

Lander Sports (speaker tbc)

 

Breakout Session E:  HK’s role in China’s Outbound Investment

  • Important role HK plays in Chinese Outbound Investment
  • HK as a financing platform for Chinese cross border transactions
  • Hong Kong in the Belt and Road Initiative
  • The Greater Bay Area integration

Andrew Seaton, Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce HK

Francis Ho, Associate Director General, Invest HK

 

Breakout Session F:  Intelligent Manufacturing

  • UK’s strengths and opportunities in intelligent manufacturing
  • Chinese investment in this sector
  • Made in China 2025 and UK Manufacturing 2050
  • 3D printing, Robotics and Intelligent machinery

Panelists:

John McLuskie, Deputy General Manager, Shanghai GKN Huayu Driveline Systems Co., Ltd

16:15-17:30

Networking

18:00-21:00 Reception

 

Day 3 : Thursday, 30th November 

08.30-09.30

Registration

09.30-12.00

Project pitches & Project one-to-one matchmaking & FPS one-to-one advisory session

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-16.00

Company visits ( registration in advance)