The China Business Conference 2014

34 speakers will address 500 delegates on China in Transformation and Opportunities for Britain


On Tuesday 14 January 2014 in central London, 500 delegates will attend the China-Britain Business Council’s (CBBC) annual conference. Endorsed by the Prime Minister, this sold-out conference will look at China in Transformation and Opportunities for Britain.

The China Business Conference 2014 is extremely timely. With increased UK-China trade and investment, renewed ministerial visits and recent CCP meetings in Beijing, there is much to discuss and be updated on at the China Business Conference 2014.

Key sessions at the full day conference will look at China in Transformation, Opportunities for Britain, The Emergence of the Chinese Consumer, China’s Industrial Transformation and China Outbound.

Lord Sassoon, Chairman of the China-Britain Business Council remarked:

“Fantastic opportunities are out there for UK companies across the board. The China Business Conference brings the most relevant speakers and content to all those interested in UK-China business. There is no comparable event in the UK to do that.”

Stephen Phillips, Chief Executive of China-Britain Business Council added:

“UK companies must get up to speed and stay informed about the fast-changing China market or miss the boat. We have strong competitors from other countries as well as from China. The UK offers Chinese companies fantastic advantages. Our services and advanced manufacturing lead their respective fields globally. But we can’t be complacent. There is phenomenal competition globally for Chinese investment. We have to stay informed, competitive and ahead of the competition.”

Lord Sassoon, Chairman of the China-Britain Business Council also commented on the work and development of CBBC: “The last year has been extremely important for CBBC and for UK-China trade and investment. CBBC played an important role in a succession of ministerial visits and we now aim to build on this momentum to maximise the potential of UK-China business in 2014. CBBC is gearing itself up to provide significantly increased support to UK and Chinese businesses. We will deepen our partnership with UKTI and expand our team in China and the UK over the coming months.”

The China Business Conference 2014 Highlights:

  • Keynote speeches will be given by HE Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, Chinese Ambassador to the UK, the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State at the FCO and Sir Andrew Cahn, Chairman Huawei UK Advisory Board.
  • Expert speakers from McKinsey, Grant Thornton, King & Wood Mallesons, The Financial Times, Caixin Media, Alibaba, Huawei, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Cheung Kong Business School, Royal Mail, STG Aerospace, Rolls and Royce and others. Practical insights will be provided by Priestmangoode, Imagemakers, Brooklyn Brothers, Tangle Teezer, and TP-Link.
  • Gold sponsor at the conference is Huawei. Silver sponsors are China Construction Bank, King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin and HSBC, Lunch sponsor is Locate Jersey and our SME sponsors are Klako Group, MNI Group, thenetworkone and Qumin.

The conference has now sold out; to follow what is happening we will be live tweeting all day. Follow us on twitter #ChBiz2014.

For a copy of the full programme please email [email protected] or visit

For press enquiries please contact

Fenella Barber, China-Britain Business Council

[email protected] /+44 (0)20 7802 2008 / 07876 177422

Hannah Murray, China-Britain Business Council

[email protected] /+44 (0)20 7802 2013 / 07753 129508

About CBBC

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC): CBBC is the leading organisation helping UK companies grow and develop their business with China. We help companies of all sizes and sectors, whether new entrants or established operations. We offer practical in-market assistance, services, industry initiatives and a membership programme providing access, seminars and networking. Our advantage lies in our 23 local offices, Chinese language understanding, impartial advice, a network of 1000 members, unique government relations and key contacts in China and the UK. CBBC has worked with China for 60 years and our team has extensive China business experience.

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