“Lianghui” NPC & CPPCC Business Review Forum (Beijing)

  • Date
    23 March 2015 - 23 March 2015
  • Beijing Time
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Venue
    Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town No 3 Sanfeng North Area, Chaoyang District (next to British Business Centre) 北京市朝阳区三丰北里3号 悠唐皇冠假日酒店
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Each March Beijing hosts the “Two Sessions” or “Lianghui” (两会), the annual meetings of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC). While Western media often dismiss it as stage-managed, the Lianghui is in fact a key chance to take the social and political temperature of China, and its decisions set the direction of travel for the year ahead.

This half-day forum on the proceedings of the Lianghui will help you to cut through the jargon and acronyms to understand the implications for your business and your market, and equip you to position yourself to capitalise on opportunities and sidestep pitfalls in the year ahead.

The British Chamber and CBBC are delighted to be hosting this event jointly with the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, combining our high-level networks and authoritative insight into China.

Bringing together over 100 experts and business leaders, the review will serve as a platform for high-level analysis and critique from leading British and Chinese academics, industry professionals and commentators to delve into precisely what lies ahead for businesses in China as the environment changes and the boundaries shift.


08:30-09:15 Registration

09:15-09:20 Welcome Remarks – Paul Atherley, Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce in China

09:20-09:40 Keynote Speech – Prof. Cai Hongbin, Dean, Peking University, Guanghua School of Management

09:40-10:00 Keynote Speech – Andrew Key, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy

10:00-10:45 Panel Discussion I: Financial Reforms


Lucy Hornby, China Correspondent, Financial Times


Stephen Baron, Senior Account Executive, Z-Ben Advisors

Howard Gough, Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Middle East, CIGNA Insurance

Prof. Liu Qiao, Professor of Finance, Peking University, Guanghua School of Management

MK Tang, Senior China Economist & Executive Director, Goldman Sachs


10:45-11:00 Tea Break

11:00-11:45 Panel Discussion II: Implications for Business


John Sinclair Foley, China Editor, Reuters Breakingviews


Paul Atherley, Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce in China

Peter Batey OBE, Chairman, Vermilion Partners

Gordon Orr, Director & Chairman (Asia), McKinsey & Company

Prof. Jeffrey Towson, Professor of Investment, Peking University, Guanghua School of Management


11:45-12:00 Closing Remarks – Stephen Phillips, Chief Executive, China-Britain Business Council

12:00-13:00 Networking and Light Lunch


Please contact James Zhu, Events Executive:


+86 (0) 10 8525 1111 ext. 360

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