CBBC UK-China Business Forum 2024 Announced
China is the second largest global economy and, with Hong Kong, the UK’s second largest trading partner. Many UK businesses have found huge success in China, so it is imperative that there is an understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented by this vital market.
The 2024 UK-China Business Forum is a half-day conference which focuses on the geopolitics of trade, and analyses the risks and rewards in a year which promises significant change.
China and the UK face many of the same challenges: continued rebuilding of economies while making the transition to Net Zero, dealing with technological change, and addressing growing disparities in regional economic development.
Business links and trade and investment have a key role in tackling these challenges, though the investment, technology and expertise they mobilise - helping to accelerate the transition to a greener economy, catalyse innovation, and tackle regional inequalities.
There will be a focus on exploring opportunities in key strategic sectors including transportation/EV evolution, and biosciences /healthcare, as well as considering topics around supply chain and risk management.
With balanced analysis of key issues from leading China and global analysts, and senior company executives, the Forum will examine key trends and themes from a UK and China perspective, but we will also assess the impact of our peer nations, including US the EU and Australia.
1:30pm - Registration / Networking
2:00pm - Opening Remarks
- CBBC Chair
- Chinese Ambassador / Senior UK Minister
2:25pm - Opening Plenary: Setting the Scene
3:00pm - Panel Discussions (concurrent)
- New Energy
- Managing your China Business
3:50pm - Coffee Break
4:10pm - Panel Discssions (concurrent)
- Healthcare / Biosciences
- Supply chain management
5:00pm - CEO Fireside Chat
5:20pm - Closing Remarks
5:30pm - Business Networking Reception
We are delighted to have a range of sponsorship opportunities available to companies interested in getting involved in the Forum.
For direct enquiries please email Claire.Urry@cbbc.org