Theme one: How can Chinese and European companies partner to better navigate recent global events?
What underlying implications does Brexit, China-US trade tensions and the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement have on trade and investment between China and Europe? What effects has China’s opening up policies had on China-Europe business in the first decade of the new century? And what new changes can be expected in 2020? For Chinese companies with a global vision and foreign companies seeking to engage with China more, how can they best utilise such global forces and China’s foreign policies? As well as shelter from the risks?
Theme two: How can financial institutions from China and Europe work together to better support multilateral trade and investment?
From a banking and finance perspective, what are the main difficulties that Chinese companies are facing when doing business in Europe? And vice versa? In what ways can Chinese and European financial institutions work together to make it easier for their client companies to conduct international business? What innovative financial services will be released in 2020?
How can financial institutions from China and Europe work together to better support multilateral trade and investment?
What has each Mayor’s respective cities done to support foreign investment and help local businesses expand internationally? How has technological advancements – such as big data, internet of things and cloud computing – affected companies entering into a foreign market? What new initiatives can be expected from each of the cities in 2020?
Q&A from business leaders.
Transition and development
China is transforming from a low-cost labour provider to a leader in smart manufacturing. This trend is accelerated by ‘Made in China 2025’. What does this mean for Chinese manufactures? How will it affect manufacturers in Europe? Moreover, how can companies from the two regions work together to create synergy and win-win partnerships?
China is also going through another major transformation - strengthening its protection for the environment. Due to this, some traditional manufactures in China are overhauling their businesses. They seek to utilise their existing capabilities for new and more sustainable ventures. Under this context, what collaborative opportunities exist for Chinese and European companies?
Introducing Chinese delegates
1. Octopus Investments on investing in renewable energy
2. Equitix on infrastructure investment and private-public partnerships
3. Zouk Capital on investing in EV charging infrastructure
Introducing Chinese delegates
1. Sustainer on sustainable
2. Bristol City Leap Programme
3. Aberdeen Hydrogen Development Programme
4. Pivot Power
I Industrial: Institute of Directors
116 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5ED
II Cultural: Cartier
175-177 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 4RN
I Roundtable on future cooperation for infrastructure and BRI
Scotstoun House, South Queensferry EH30 9SE
II Roundtable on Economic Development and Investment
Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EN
III Financial investment followed by a Scotland- Shandong Partnership Workshop
Calton Square, 1 Greenside Row, Edinburgh EH1 3AN
Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LR
Killashee Hotel, Kilcullen Road Naas County Kildare W1K 1QA
I Opening Ceremony
II Plenary Session
III Signing Ceremony
III Healthcare and Medtech