Dear Partners & Stakeholders,
The EU SME Centre and European Union Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to join the next Policy Meeting which will take place on the 2nd November 2017 starting at 15:00.
At this meeting, we will have the honour and pleasure to welcome Mr. Andrew Polk, Co-founder and Head of Economic Research at Trivium/China and Mr John Russell, Managing Director of North Head to speak about the main outcomes of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (NCCPC) and their implications for businesses.
On October 18th, the 19th NCCPC started with Secretary General Xi Jinping presiding and delivering the Report ‘Secure a Decisive Victory in Building a Moderately Prosperous Society in All Respects and Strive for the Great Success of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era’. During the 19th NCCPC, the policy direction for the next five-year period will be set and the Constitution of the PRC could review and change the Constitution. On the 25th October, one day after the conclusion of the NCCPC, the composition of the new Politburo Standing Committee will be announced. These changes will reflect whether Secretary General’s Xi has been able to consolidate its power within the Party.
According to XI Jinping when delivering the above report, China is in a new historic juncture of its development and, by 2050, China will become a global leader in terms of composite national strength and international influence. In his own words, China will be ‘a great modern socialist nation’.
What does all this mean for business in China?
In order to answer this question, Andrew Polk will discuss the outcomes of the 19th Party Congress, particularly as they will impact economic policy and the business environment in China and John Russell will discuss the implications for how markets are managed in China and how this will translate into headwinds and tailwinds for business.
14:30-15:00 Registration & Networking
15:00-15:10 Opening Remarks by Mr. Chris Cheung, Director of the EU SME Centre
15:10-15:40 Presentation by Mr. Andrew Polk, Co-Founder and Head of Economic Research at Trivium
15:40-16:10 Presentation by Mr. John Russell, Managing Director at North Head
Mr Andrew Polk is a co-founder at Trivium/China and head of the firm’s economic research. He was previously director of China research at Medley Global Advisers and resident economist at the Conference Board’s China Center.
Mr John Russell is Managing Director of North Head, a China-focused public affair and strategic communications consultancy. Prior to North Head, John led Weber Shandwick’s government relations and corporate communications practices in the Asia-Pacific region.
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 Ms QIAN Xiwen and copy Mr Xavier-Lluis Sans Powell with subject line and your information by COB Wednesday, 1st November 2017. You will receive a confirmation email. Maximum of two representatives from each stakeholder are allowed if the capacity permits it.