China-Britain Business Council is delighted to invite you to attend the 3rd British Business Briefing of 2017 in the British Centre on Tuesday, 31 October. The British Business Briefing series runs every quarter, and is designed to update you on important policy changes, economic trends and high-level visits that affect British businesses in China. As well as CBBC’s senior team and our strategic partners in both the British and Chinese governments, we will also be joined by representatives of the devolved administrations and other government bodies. This allows the Briefings to act as a channel of dialogue between businesses and governments.
Please note that this is most suitable for D-level and above to attend.
The Briefings are predominately for CBBC members although we welcome non-members who are interested in joining. All participants are encouraged to come prepared – please submit 1-2 questions for our speakers ahead of time when you confirm your registration.
14:00 Registration and Networking
14:30 Opening remarks – Tingting Yang, Regional Director, East China, China-Britain Business Council
14:35 Analysis on the 19th Congress, impact on British business – John Edwards, Consul General, British Consulate-General Shanghai
14:55 Overview of China Market Access Survey – Jeff Astle, Executive Director, China-Britain Business Council
15:15 Vision of Women (VoW), Female Business Leadership Programme – Tingting Yang, Regional Director, East China, China-Britain Business Council
15.35 Reflection on Best of British, a new way of promoting British brands – Lynn Hu, Project Manager, Media 10
15:55 Update on China International Industry Fair (CIIF) and UK’s status as Country of Honour – Tony Clemson, Deputy Consul-General, British Consulate-General Shanghai
16:10 Interaction – Floor open to audience for questions or raise their business concerns and challenges
Tingting Yang, China-Britain Business Council
Tingting is responsible for the overall success of CBBC in East China Region – enhancing CBBC’s reputation and impact, maintaining and developing stakeholder relationships and member engagement, nurturing and developing commercial opportunities, and strengthening CBBC’s outreach work in the provinces. She sits in the Shanghai Office with an oversight of the offices in Hangzhou and Nanjing.
Prior to CBBC Tingting headed the outreach work of the British Consulate-General in Shanghai, developing working relationships with local stakeholders and has led on a number of high-profile projects in the region and nationally.
John Edwards, British Consulate General Shanghai
John took up his position as British Consul-General Shanghai in June 2015. He leads the British Government’s engagement in East China: Shanghai, Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangsu.
John has been with the Foreign and Commonwealth since 1996. Before taking up the Consul-General post he worked at the British Embassy for four years as Minister Counselor (Prosperity) with the overall responsibility for UK-China policy collaboration on climate change, urbanisation, energy and healthcare, along with strategic oversight of the science and innovation network.
Jeff Astle, China-Britain Business Council
Jeff is based in Shanghai, but his role as CBBC Executive Director covers the whole of China. He has a wealth of business, management consultancy, research and corporate training experience, and his 20-year career includes trade and product marketing, business analysis, market analysis, international business development, and financial management.
Jeff has 15 years’ experience working in the Asia-Pacific region, with the last six years in China, in the education, media, entertainment, and sports & leisure sectors. Before Shanghai he worked in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shenzhen.
Tony Clemson, British Consulate General Shanghai
Tony Clemson has been the Deputy Consul General in Shanghai since 2016. He is responsible for strengthening UK relations with local governments, businesses and civil society across the whole of East China.
In previous diplomatic roles Tony covered international cyber security policy in London, and political and economic issues in South Korea and New Zealand. Before joining the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2004, Tony served as a Warfare Officer in the Royal Navy for eight years, deploying to the Atlantic, Caribbean and Middle East.
Register online here or for more information contact: Anna.Zhou@cbbc.org.cn