CBBC Chairman’s Visit to China Members & Partners Reception


China-Britain Business Council
requests the pleasure of your company
on the occasion of the CBBC Chairman’s Visit Reception
to be held at the Ambassador’s Residence
on Monday, 21st May 2018
from 18.15 to 20.15 hrs

时间:晚上,18:15 – 20:15

The China-Britain Business Council is pleased to invite members and partners to attend a reception which will take place during the visit to Beijing by CBBC Chairman, Lord Sassoon.
英中贸易协会诚挚邀请会员企业和合作伙伴参加将于北京举办的欢迎协会主席詹诚信(沙逊勋爵 Lord Sassoon)和董事会成员年度访华招待酒会。

The reception will offer an excellent opportunity to meet senior business leaders, hear insights about the future of UK-China trade and investment, and exchange views.

The reception is free of charge. Only 2 places can be offered to each company.


  1. To comply with Embassy security requirements, advance registration for this event is essential – walk-ins will not be admitted.
  2. All attendees must bring their passport or 身份证 for entry, and Chinese attendees should register with their Pinyin name not their English name.


  1. 为遵守英国使馆官邸的安检要求,本次招待酒会需要提前报名注册。未能提前报名注册的人员,无法进入招待酒会现场。
  2. 所有需要进入英国使馆官邸的人员,需携带本人护照或身份证用于现场通过安检。请务必使用护照或身份证上的名字或拼音注册。

Please register to reserve your place by Thursday, 17th May 2018. Places are limited and attendance will be on a first come first served basis.

Curriculum vitae

Lord Sassoon, Kt is Chairman of the China-Britain Business Council. He was President of the EU-China Business Association from 2013 to 2017.

James began his career at KPMG, before joining SG Warburg (later UBS Warburg) in 1985, where he became a Managing Director and Head of the investment bank’s industry sector teams and global privatisation business.

He joined the Treasury Board in 2002 as a Civil Servant, where he had responsibility for Financial Services and Enterprise Policy.  Between 2007 and 2010, he chaired the Financial Action Task Force and, acting as an Adviser to the then Shadow Chancellor, he conducted The Tripartite Review of the United Kingdom’s system of financial regulation.

From May 2010 to January 2013, he was the first Commercial Secretary to the Treasury in the United Kingdom, and acted as the Government’s Front Bench Treasury spokesman in the House of Lords.  During his banking and government career, he had a consistent focus on international business, particularly relating to Asia; he has participated in each round of the UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue since 2002.

In 2013 he became an Executive Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings.

James was knighted in 2007 and joined the House of Lords in 2010.

He was born in London in 1955 and educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford, where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics.  He is a trustee of the British Museum and a former trustee of the National Gallery Trust.

Event Details

Start date: 2018-05-21

Start time: 18:15

End time: 20:15

Venue: The British Ambassador’s Residence

Directions: No.15 Guanghualu, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Phone: 010-8525 1111 ext. 367

Email: Emily.lin@cbbc.org.cn

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