On Sunday 22nd July 2018, the Sino-UK Business forum was held at Tsinghua University. This forum brought together experienced Chinese and UK business professionals to network and discuss the opportunities and challenges of doing business in China.
This year, the key speakers included the Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China Mr. Nicholas Holt, Deputy General Manager from New China Asset Management Ms. Alice Fan Yang, and the founder of Venture Education Mr. Julian Fisher.
今年的主旨演讲人包括中国英国商会会长Nicholas Holt先生、新华资产管理股份有限公司副总裁杨帆女士以及问创教育的创始人Julian Fisher先生。
The forum covered a wide range of topics from the challenges of being a successful small business entrepreneur in China, to the opportunities which are likely to arise from the Belt and Road initiative. In addition to setting out the developing trends in each of their sectors, the key speakers also provided their views on how to operate as an effective bridge between China and Britain and how to navigate the cultural differences between the two nations in order to create successful and durable business relationships. Following the presentations, the speakers received questions from the audience and participated in an informal discussion and networking event.
The forum has been held annually for the last three years and forms an important part of the Tsinghua-LSE Future Leaders Programme. The participants in this programme spent two weeks in Beijing at Tsinghua University where they received a series of intensive lessons, participated in activities to accelerate their learning of the Chinese language and to deepen their understanding of Chinese culture and business.