One Belt, One Road | EU SME Centre Policy Meeting

  • Date
    12 November 2015 - 12 November 2015
  • Beijing Time
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Venue
    Four Seasons Hotel, Tang III 48 Liang Ma Qiao Road ,Chaoyang District, Beijing 100125 China
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The EU SME Centre is pleased to invite you to join the next Policy Meeting which will take place on 12thNovember 2015, starting at 09:00 AM.

At this meeting we will have the honour and pleasure to welcome Mr. David Kelly, Director Research at China Policy and Mr. Peter Williams, Director atBritish Business Centre Beijing. Mr. Kelly will deliver a presentation on “Going Global 2.0′: Belt and Road and other risky ventures” and Mr. Williams will present the lasted report“One Belt, One Road”, produced by CBBC and UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

The OBOR initiative is a development strategy and framework, that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries primarily in Eurasia, which consists of two main components, the land-based “Silk Road Economic Belt” (SREB) and oceangoing “Maritime Silk Road” (MSR). The strategy underlines China’s push to take a bigger role in global affairs, and its need to export China’s production capacity in areas of overproduction such as steel manufacturing.


9:00am-9:30am: Registration

9:30am-9:40am: Opening remarks Mr. Xavier SansPowell, EU SME Advocacy Senior Manager

9:40am-10:00am: Presentation Mr. David Kelly, China Policy

10:00am-10:20am: Presentation Mr. Peter Williams, Director at British Business Centre Beijing

10:20am-11:00am: Input from stakeholders

About the Speaker

David Kelly, Director Research, China Policy

With interests encompassing a sweep of issues affecting China’s domestic reforms and its strategic positioning, David leads the governance and law, and geopolitics teams at China Policy. He has a particular interest in the external impact of China’s governance model. A skilled workshop facilitator and driver of organisational learning on China, David is known for leading tough, China-grounded debate in corporate boardrooms. A sought-after international media commentator, he frequently appears on the BBC, Voice of America, Australian ABC, Al Jazeera and in leading print media. David is concurrently a Visiting Professor at Peking University. He holds an honours degree in anthropology and philosophy and a PhD in Chinese studies from the University of Sydney. He has held a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Chicago and senior academic positions in Australia, Singapore and China. Early IT training led to the development of ChinaBase, a bilingual software system specialised for tracking China’s policy realm. The system underpins the evidence-based research methodology at China Policy.

Peter Williams, Director, The British Centre

Peter Williams joined the China-Britain Business Council and British Chamber of Commerce in 2014. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford. Peter moved to China in 2010 to study at Beijing Language and Culture University on a Chinese Government Scholarship, and from 2011-2014 was senior sales manager for a large education group, representing more than 20 UK & EU universities in China. He made his first visits to China while still a student, leading groups of Oxbridge students who organised summer camps in Guangdong province in 2001 & 2002. He qualified as a teacher at the University of London and taught History in comprehensive schools in Oxford and London before working in the Student Recruitment and International Offices of the University of Oxford and London School of Economics where he was responsible for markets including China, South-East Asia, Middle East and Latin America.

Meeting Registration and Cancellation This is a closed meeting open to consortium partners management and relevant stakeholders of EU SME Centre Phase II including embassies or consulates only. If you meet the criteria and would like to attend, please send your information to Erica Wang, with subject line and your information by COB 9th November. You will receive a confirmation email.Maximum of two representatives from each stakeholder are allowed.

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