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CKGSB's 5th China Economic Symposium

19 Jul 2018
Institute of Directors, London
On the morning of 19th July 2018, the Institute of Directors (“IoD”) - in partnership with the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (“CKGSB”) - will be hosting CKGBS’s 5th China Economic Symposium: “What’s next for the Golden Era of UK-China Relations” at our HQ on Pall Mall.

The symposium aims to address opportunities and obstacles under the new China-UK relationship in light of Brexit, China’s Belt and Road Initiative and 19th Party Congress; thus to promote joint prosperity in economic and trade exchanges and encourage more sustainable collaborations between the two countries.

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Key details

Date & time: 19 Jul 2018 09:00 - 14:30
Location: Institute of Directors, London
CPD Hours:

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Event manager:
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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)

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)

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

13:00-14:30 - VIP Lunch (*Invitation-only)

*Participants: CKGSB EMBA London Module students, CKGSB European Advisor Board members, speakers and selected participants from the 5th China Economic Symposium

This is an invite-only event. To register your interest please e-mail Places are limited so unfortunately we are not able to guarantee everyone a place at this stage. We will reply as soon as possible to confirm your attendance.




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  • Institute of Directors
  • 116 Pall Mall
  • London
  • SW1Y 5ED

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