CBBC Chair & Chief Executive Arrive in China
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CBBC Chair attends Greater Bay Area (GBA) Working Group Preparatory Meeting in Shenzhen
The first stop on Sir Sherard’s visit to China took him to Qianhai, Shenzhen, where he attended the CBBC Greater Bay Area (GBA) Working Group Preparatory Meeting on Wednesday, 17th May.
Also attending the meeting were WANG Jinxia, Deputy Director of Qianhai Authority, Matt Moody, Consul General, British Consulate General Guangzhou, and Tom Simpson, Managing Director, China, China-Britain Business Council.
During the working group preparatory meeting, Member companies including HSBC, RELX, SWIRE, Standard Chartered Bank, Thoughtworks and IHG shared their thoughts and expectations for the working group. CBBC’s GBA Working Group aims to promote greater collaboration between the UK and the GBA in across key sectors through advocacy, cooperation with local partners, and sharing the latest research and information on the region.
"The British business community is watching the development of the Greater Bay Area with great interest. For UK companies consider it to be an important driver for their Greater China operations."
- Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, Chair, China-Britain Business Council
Tom Simpson gave an introduction of the CBBC GBA Working Group.
CBBC signs an MoU with Qianhai
After the roundtable, CBBC signed an MoU with Qianhai, which represents an important step in the strengthening of cooperation between Qianhai, a key region in the GBA, and the UK.