China Going Global Forum in Partnership with Silk Road Cities Alliance (SRCA)



“Engaging Professional Services and SME’s along OBOR initiative”
China’s outward foreign direct investment (FDI) has increased substantially over the past decade and the rise of Chinese companies ‘going global’ is increasing still and supported by the Chinese government. The British chamber of commerce believes in pooling UK & China’s strengths and wisdom together, furthering bilateral collaboration through launching a new forum ‘China Going Global’ being Chaired by Gaston Chee (Exco at large member). This kickoff event will be the first in a series of events of China Going Global, so we invite all chamber members and non-members to attend this high level forum.
Host: Helen (CCTV Presenter and News Anchor)
13:30-14:00 Registration and reception, photos
14:00-14:05 Opening speech – Massimo D’Alema (Former Italy Prime Minister)
14:05-14:20 Keynote speech – Minister Yu Hongjun (Vice-Minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC), and President of China Center for Contemporary World Studies)
14:20-14:25 Speech – Minister Lv Fengding (Vice President of the China Public Diplomacy Association (CPDA), Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Group of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and Former Chinese Ambassador to Sweden)
14:25-14:30 In support of President Xi’s OBOR initiative, the launch of Silk Road City Alliance SRCA-SME Development Alliance and China Going Global Forum of the British Chamber
14:30-15:00 Introduction of the investment programme and environment along OBOR by Latvian Diplomat
15:00-15:45 Session 1: How SMEs ultilise the opportunities under the Belt and Road Framwork
Moderator: Mr Sanyuan (Chair of SMEDA, Senior Diplomat)
Panelists: Liu Renfei (Senior Advisor UNDP), Xu Rui (Chairman of China Urban Construction Group), Feng Yishu (President of China Volant) and Lionel Tan (President of Chuangyi Group)
15:45-16:00 Tea Break
16:00-16:45 Session 2: How professional services such as finance, accounting, law, logistics, security, etc. could capitalise on the opportunities presented in OBOR and provide services to enterprises for OBOR demands
Moderator: Liu Zhiqin
Panelists: Clare Pearson (Chair of British Chamber of Commerce), Yang Jiantao (Chief Partner of Ruihua Certified Public Accountants), Edward Lehman (Founder of LEHMAN Law Firm), Wu Guohua (Deputy Director of Beijing Lawyers Association)
16:45-17:30 Mr Simon Pierre Adovelande, Ambassador of Benin, introduces domestic and West Africa Investment Projects
18:00-19:00 Dialogue on Easter and Western Culture through Tea sipping and wine tasting; discussion by D’Alema (Former Prime Minister of Italy), Zhao Qizheng (Dean of the School of Journalism of Renmin University and former Vice-Mayor of Shanghai), Clare Pearson (Chairwoman of British Chamber of Commerce) and Mrs Gloria Minguez, Cultural Counsellor of Spain
18:15-18:25 Dinner speech – Zhang Wenkang, Former Health Minister of China
18:30-20:30 Dinner (Invitation only)
         Show: ⑴ Fashion show – APEC designer Chu Yan
                      ⑵ Kun Opera
                      ⑶ Sand painting – Su Dabao
                      ⑷ Performance by Huluge
21:00 Event Ends
To register for the event, please contact Steven Lynch at the address above.

Event Details

Start date: 2017-05-18

Start time: 13:30

End time: 20:30

Venue: Grand Ballroom on 2nd floor, Grand Millennium Beijing 北京千禧大酒店二层大宴会厅

Directions: No.7 Dongsanhuanzhonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100020 北京市朝阳区东三环中路7号,邮编100020


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