Institute of Directors Holding China Symposium on the 19th July 2018

The Insitute of Directors are holding a China Symposium on the 19th of July at the Insitute of Directors in Pall Mall.

The event is being help with the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and features acedemics and business leaders and speeches from Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese Ambassador to the UK and Sir Douglas Flint, UK Government's Special Envoy to the Belt & Road Initiative.

The day will be full of talks discussing opportunities in China

You can apply to attend on the IoD website:




08:00 - 09:00 - Registration

09:00-09:10 - Welcome Remarks

 JI Bo, Assistant Dean of Global Executive Education and Chief Representative of CKGSB Europe, CKGSB (Confirmed)

 Stephen MARTIN, Director General, Institute of Directors (Confirmed)

The Context – UK-China Relations in A New Golden Era

09:10-09:20 - New Investment Opportunities in China H.E. LIU Xiaoming, Ambassador, the People's Republic of China to the UK (Confirmed)

09:20-09:30 - Belt & Road Initiative: Opportunities for the UK Sir Douglas FLINT, UK Government's Special Envoy to the Belt & Road Initiative

09:30-09:45 - China’s Transformation and Its Global Implications XIANG Bing, Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, CKGSB (Confirmed)

09:45-09:50 - The Role of the International Entrepreneurship Network and Its Impact on the Global Value Chain Tatiana KRYLOVA, Head of the Enterprise Branch, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

09:50-10:00 - UK Economic Outlook: Prospects for Businesses Sir Victor BLANK, Senior Advisor, TPG Capital; Chairman of CKGSB European Advisory Board, Former Chairman at Lloyds TSB (Confirmed)

The Trends – China’s Economic Outlook

10:00-10:20 - An Insiders’ Look: The Chinese Economy – Its Potential and Challenges XU Chenggang Professor of Economics, CKGSB (Confirmed)

10:20-10:40 An Insiders’ Look: Upgrading China’s Industrial Economy LI Wei, Professor of Economics, CKGSB (Confirmed)

10:40-11:10 - Experts’ Dialogue: China’s 2018 Outlook

 LI Wei, Professor of Economics, CKGSB (Confirmed)

 XU Chenggang, Professor of Economics, CKGSB (Confirmed)

 Jon GELDART, Chair of Yorkshire & Humber, Institute of Directors (Confirmed)

 Linda YUEH, Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE (Confirmed)

Moderator Vincent NI, Senior Journalist, BBC World Service

11:10-11:30 - Coffee Break

Business Practices – Opportunities and Strategies to Win in China

11:30-11:45 - Keynote Speech: Best Practices to Succeed in the Chinese Market Dr. Ralf SPETH, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover, Chairman of the UK-China CEO Council, CKGSB Europe Advisory Board Member (Confirmed)

11:45-12:25 - CEO Dialogue: China’s Innovation Trends and Investment Opportunities

 Suwin LEE, Partner, Ernst & Young [Confirmed]

 Malcolm SWEETING, Senior Partner, Clifford Chance; CKGSB European Advisory Board Member (Confirmed)

 Leslie YOUNG, Professor of Economics, CKGSB (Confirmed)

 SUN Yu, CEO, Bank of China (UK) (Confirmed)

 Angelica ANTON, Founding Partner, SILK Ventures (Confirmed)

Moderator Jonathan MOULES, Business Education Correspondent, Financial Times (Confirmed)

12:25-12:30 - Signing Ceremony Partnership Agreement between United Nations Conference on Trade & Development and CKGSB

12:30-12:40 - Concluding Remarks David STRINGER-LAMARRE, Chairman, Institute of Directors London Region (Confirmed) JI Bo, Assistant Dean of Global Executive Education and Chief Representative of CKGSB Europe, CKGSB (Confirmed)

12:40-13:00 - Networking

Peter Manning
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Extensive 'in market' experience in China, India and the UK. 15 years in the fields of inward investment, international trade, international realtionships and business development. His experience of helping UK and Chinese businesses, universities and governments do business together has given Peter detailed knowledge of how to do business in China and a wide range of contacts. Peter has an MBA from Henley Business School (Reading University), and was awarded an OBE in 2019 in the New Year’s Honours List for UK/China Relations.