ABOUT

China-Britain Business Forum 2019

‘Empowering PartnershipS in Turbulent TimeS’

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The LSESU China Britain Business Forum (CBBF) is an annual forum bringing together business elites, professionals and students interested in exploring and discussing business opportunities and potential cooperation between China and the UK.

After steadfast development over half a decade, the Forum has now grown phenomenally to become one of the most influential student-led business forum over the Europe.



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OUR MISSION

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NETWORKING PLATFORMS

Connect business elites and future leaders through a broad range of interactive and intellectually stimulating activities


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WORLD-CLASS PENALS

Establish a platform for insightful discussions and debate about the opportunities and challenges behind Sino-Britain relations between business leaders, professionals, academics as well as perceptive students

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EXCHANGE OF IDEAS

Promote mutual understanding between China and Britain on a wide spectrum of issues related to business including but not limited to business environment, government policy, enterprise philosophy and development trends

2019 CBBF Forum Guide


Paul Davies    Partner at Latham & Watkins

Paul Davies

Partner at Latham & Watkins

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Keynote speach 1-

“Green Growth: A Delicate Balance”

Mr Davies is a partner at Latham & Watkins, with a special practice focus on the environmental aspect of corporate transaction. He is one of the leading environmental lawyers in the country and was described by Chambers 2018 as the ‘most commercial and deal-focused environmental lawyer in London’.

With the enactment of new environmental legislations from 2014 onwards, China sent an unprecedented signal to the world about its ambition to protect the environment. Nevertheless, this could have a negative impact on the entrepreneurship, especially for those in the manufacturing sector due to the problem of factory closure. Given the importance of manufacturing sector as a driver of the Chinese economy, the new environmental legislations might have a negative impact in China’s economic growth. In addition to that, due to the increasing rate of globalisation, the rising cost of production of China’s manufacturing businesses could be passed on to the British consumers. In order to avoid these problems, solutions must be found to secure a balance between economic growth and environmental protection. Mr Davies would seek to explain how businesses could retain profitability while complying with the new legislation. In particular, how to address the factory-closure problem. By striking the right balance between ‘green’ and ‘growth’, business profitability can be retained, economic growth can be ensured and consumer welfare of global consumers can be protected.


 

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Aman Wang    Partner & Head of UK-China Business at KPMG

Aman Wang

Partner & Head of UK-China Business at KPMG

 

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A Partner of KPMG and the head of China Business Practice, Mr Wang leads a specialized team and is responsible for the advisory and execution of bilateral investments between the UK and China. As a Board Member of the 48 Group Club and the Head of China Business Practice at KPMG, Mr Wang spearheaded multiple large international bilateral investments in various industries, including infrastructure, energy and financial services. He holds superior expertise in China-UK business investments due to his years of experiences in China business practice.



 
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Andrew Cainey    Co-Founder of Asiability Ltd    Past Managing Partner at Booz & Company    VP & Director at Boston Consulting Group

Andrew Cainey

Co-Founder of Asiability Ltd

Past Managing Partner at Booz & Company

VP & Director at Boston Consulting Group

 
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keynote speach 4-

“building links that last between east and west”

Mr Cainey is the Co-Founder of Asiability Ltd, an advisory firm helping companies engage with China. He is also an Associate Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House, and a Senior Fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. Mr Cainey previously served as Managing Partner for Booz & Company in Greater China and led the Asian Financial Institutions Practice at the Boston Consulting Group.

The scale and growth of China’s markets have long attracted the interest of Western companies, while China has increasingly looked for investment opportunities in Europe, especially in technology of all kinds. Cultural and contextual differences have often made it challenging to reap the benefits of combining technology and scale and for Western firms to prosper in China. While both East and West have learned important lessons on working together, the challenges are now also heightened: business and geopolitical concerns are becoming more intertwined and protectionist pressures are growing. Mr. Cainey will discuss how firms can best succeed in this changing context and what the opportunities for entrepreneurs and young professionals are.


 

 

Panel Discussions

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Navigating through interconnected and unpredictable markets

Panel Discussion 1


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Leaders of Tomorrow: The Key to Success as an Entrepreneur in the UK

Panel Discussion 2

PAST EVENTS

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2018

SHIFTING OPPORTUNITIES AND EMERGING CHALLENGES

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2017

POST-BREXIT CHINA BRITAIN RELATIONSHIP: THE END OF HONEYMOON OR THE BEGINNING OF THE GOLDEN AGE

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2016

BRIDGING GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITIES: CHINESE INVESTMENT IN THE UK

PAST SPEAKERS

Gordon Orr   Senior Advisor and former Chairman Asia-McKinsey, Non Executive Board Member at Meituan-Dianping, Lenovo, Swire Pacific

Gordon Orr

Senior Advisor and former Chairman Asia-McKinsey, Non Executive Board Member at Meituan-Dianping, Lenovo, Swire Pacific

Sir Richard Heygate   Founder of SinoFortone and 88 Initiative, Board Advisor at Fortone Group

Sir Richard Heygate

Founder of SinoFortone and 88 Initiative, Board Advisor at Fortone Group

Christopher Davies   Chief Executive Officer International of HSBC Bank plc

Christopher Davies

Chief Executive Officer International of HSBC Bank plc

Steve Varley   Chairman and Partner of EY United Kingdom & Ireland

Steve Varley

Chairman and Partner of EY United Kingdom & Ireland

Xilai Feng   CEO of China Construction Bank London

Xilai Feng

CEO of China Construction Bank London

Stephen Phillips   Chief Executive of China-Britain Business Council

Stephen Phillips

Chief Executive of China-Britain Business Council


Cao Yuanzheng   Chief Economist of Bank of China International

Cao Yuanzheng

Chief Economist of Bank of China International


Stephen Perry   Chairman of the 48 Group Club

Stephen Perry

Chairman of the 48 Group Club

Matt Jackson   Head of High Growth Markets at KPMG

Matt Jackson

Head of High Growth Markets at KPMG

Jennie Gubbins   Senior Partner at Trowers & Hamlins

Jennie Gubbins

Senior Partner at Trowers & Hamlins

Henry Tillman   CEO of Grisons Peak

Henry Tillman

CEO of Grisons Peak

Geoffrey Yu   Executive Director Investment Strategist UBS Wealth Management

Geoffrey Yu

Executive Director Investment Strategist UBS Wealth Management

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