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.
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