Now that China’s has shifted its approach from a strict Zero-Covid policy to a rapid reopening up, what does this mean for British businesses and how can you capitalise?  

To help companies plan for 2023, this webinar will firstly provide an update on the current COVID and economic outlook, with an update from colleagues based in China.   

Following this, China based CBBC Sector Leads will provide a sector-by-sector overview of the key tradeshows, events, and business development opportunities in China for 2023.  

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Agenda

9:00am – 9:25am - Update on China’s reopening 

  • Mark Harrison, Partner – Deal Advisory, KPMG Shanghai
  • Kiran Patel, Senior Director, Commercial, China-Britain Business Council 

9:25am – 9:50am - Overview of the key activities and events in China for 2023. Overview of the key growth sectors

  • Food and Beverage
  • Consumer
  • Creative Industries
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Advance Manufacturing and Transportation
  • Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Education and Training
  • Tech and Innovation 

9:50am – 10:00am - Opportunities for Q&A 

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Mark Harrison, Partner – Deal Advisory, KPMG Shanghai

Mark began his career in London where he spent 5 years working first in audit and then specialising in cross-border transactions work across Europe. He subsequently worked in the KPMG Paris office for over four years focusing on cross border engagements including spending 6 months stationed in Chicago. In 2008, Mark transferred to the KPMG Shanghai office where he advises clients on investments in China including due diligence, joint ventures, vendor assistance, SPA drafting and completion accounts. Mark has advised on over 250 transactions in China during 15 years working in China. Mark speaks English and French fluently, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese.

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Kiran Patel, Senior Director, Commercial, China-Britain Business Council

Kiran Patel is Senior Director, Commercial, CBBC China. He has been living in China since 2004 and has a comprehensive skillset in business development, marketing, and communications, cutting across both the private and public sectors. Kiran joined the China-Britain Business Council from the British Council where he held a diplomatic post in China on behalf of the Cultural & Education Section of the British Embassy. Prior to this, he worked in the Professional Services sector. At CBBC, Kiran leads our commercial, sector, marketing and communications teams across China. Kiran is deeply knowledgeable on China and has been an active member of the UK-China business community over a prolonged period.