In the second decade of the twenty-first century, Britain continues to be an attractive platform for Chinese entrepreneurs to realize their business aspirations. However, as foreign entrepreneurs in the UK, not only do they have to help their start-ups survive and grow in a competitive business environment, they also have to overcome cultural barriers and cope with risks and uncertainties in operating overseas. Through a series of intellectually stimulating dialogues, the panel of diverse young entrepreneurs will provide some personal insights into the secret behind their stories and hopefully inspire young entrepreneurs who wish become the leaders of tomorrow themselves.
Focusing on cross-cultural business communications and technology-lead investment, Grace currently acts as the Director and Principal consultant of InVigor Communications, a London-based cross-border business communications consulting firm. She is also the Operating Director of London Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship under Yangtze Delta Region Institute of Tsinghua University. With years of experience with working with entrepreneurs across different industries, Grace has a deep understanding of the key to success for businesses in a cross-cultural environment.
Mr Zhang is the Chief Executive Officer of Made in London Media as Brand Cultural Innovation Centre. He founded the company in 2012, and with appreciation of multiple cultures, Mr Zhang aims to create a platform truly for creatives in order to realise collaborations between China and the UK in the fields of branding, talent-discovery and media. Mr Zhang also has years of experiences in developing branding strategy for UK and Chinese businesses and collaborating with international talents.
Mr Wang is the founder and Managing Director of Convoy Education and a British Council certified Advanced educational consultant. With over 10 years of experiences in supporting Chinese students and educational institutions and projects both in China and the UK, Mr Wang has gained a deep understanding of the education systems in both countries, and the importance of success as an entrepreneur into the competitive international education market.
Mr. Chen is the managing editor for Foremost 4 Media and Senior Vice President of Innova Press. Foremost 4 Media is the only English language news magazine China Report, focusing on China and its interaction with the UK and the wider world. Mr. Chen also had a successful career with the BBC, working as the China Editor, launching and developing BBC’s Chinese websites and China coverage. Strategic in thinking and resilient in execution, Mr. Chen also advised UHN Chinese individuals and institutions on brand image and strategic investment.