China’s robust economic growth continues to help create new business opportunities for British companies across many industry sectors.

Hosted by Hilton Worldwide and China-Britain Business Council and with an introduction from Richard Harrington, MP for Watford, this event will provide the chance for businesses to learn more about the opportunities and support services that exist for companies looking to do business in and with China.

Agenda - Thursday 6th June 2013

08:00 Registration and breakfast
08:30 Welcome by host venue, Hilton Worldwide

08:45 Introductory remarks - Richard Harrington, MP for Watford
China: the opportunity for UK companies - & why it matters; HMG support and the
ongoing investment in this support.

09:00 Why trade with China? Lise Bertelsen, Executive Director, China-Britain Business Council
To include an overview of UK-China trade and summary of the areas of opportunity for
UK companies; the importance of demographic changes in China; the growing
significance of the Chinese consumer; the importance of China's regional cities;
background on CBBC.

10:00 Focus on trade services for UK companies Michael Macartney, International Trade Adviser, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)
UKTI services & support; working with CBBC, the “one stop shop” for UK businesses for
all issues relating to China.

10:30-11:00 Open Discussion / Q&A


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