Business delegation from the Chinese advanced manufacturing hub – City of Foshan

China Guangdong (Foshan) – UK (Thames Valley) Business Seminar

10:00 – 13:00, Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Easthampstead Park Conference Centre, Peacock Lane, Bracknell, RG403DF.

This is a unique opportunity to meet a group of businessmen from the City of Foshan, Guangdong province, China. The group (contact BCC LinkToChina for their details profiles) is consist of 12 senior business leaders and managers from manufacturers, importers and exporters, chambers and government. The delegates are seeking to buy British as well as providing Chinese-made products. The Chinese products they represent covering a number of sectors:

Lighting, FMCG, textiles, ceramic products, building decoration, fur and leather products, household items, electronic and hardware, foods and wines, electric appliances, and porcelain machinery, etc.  There are also companies in IT products, real estate development, construction, building material, and porcelain manufacturing. There is also a OEM.

The group is organised by the official chamber of commerce in Foshan – Foshan CCPIT and recommended by the China Guangdong Economic and Trade Office in the UK.

Bracknell Forest Council, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, and BCC LinkToChina are co-hosting this seminar with CCPIT Foshan to afford this opportunity for local British companies to meet the group. There will be a number of presentations on the business opportunities of the City of Foshan, Bracknell and the Thames Valley Chamber’s Go Global initiative.

Foshan, located in the western suburb of Guangzhou (Canton), is at the heart of the famous ‘World Factory’ of Pearl River Delta area and one of the key prefecture-cites of Guangdong Province. It is known for its strong manufacturing in sectors such as household, electrical appliance, tool manufacturing, furniture, electronics and communications, stainless steel products, and ceramics.

The Foshan Government will make presentations on the economic and investment opportunities in a city that is ranked 15th in China 3rd in Guangdong and on the International Internet+ Expo.

British businesses that are interested in doing business with China and those that are already engaged with Guangdong are encouraged to make the most of this rare opportunity. To book a place please visit the link on the website of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce

The seminar programme: 

09:30   Arrive and registration at Easthampstead Park Conference Centre, Bracknell Forest, Berkshire.
10:00   Victor Nicholls, Assistant Chief Executive, Welcome Remark
10:10   Feng CHEN, Deputy Secretary-General, City of Foshan – speech on business opportunities of Foshan
10:25  Cllr Paul Bettison, The Council Leader and Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, Executive Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Bracknell Forest Council, presentation on Bracknell Forest a preferred business place for Guangdong companies
10:55   Hongzhan Chen, Vice-president, CCPIT Foshan, presentation on China (Guangdong) International Internet+ Exposition
11:10   Paul Britton, Chief Executive and Anne White, Head of International Trade and Compliance, Presentation on Thames Valley and Guangdong and The Go Global Initiative
11:30   Q&A session with contributions from the Foshan delegates and UK participants
11:50   Dr Kegang Wu, Guangdong Economic and Trade Office / BCC LinkToChina, Concluding Remarks
12:00   Lunch and networking
13:00 End of seminar

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Guangdong Leader Chunhua Hu visited the UK


A largest trade delegation consist of more than 200 businesses from the Chinese economic powerhouse Guangdong Province visited London today and staged a seminar that is attended by hundreds of British companies. The delegation is led by the Leader of Guangdong Mr Chunhua Hu who is seen here (left picture) shaking hand with Andrew Dumpsty, Chairman of The Enterprise Forum and asking him “Are you a fan of Guangdong” when he spots an badge of the Guangdong Britain Business Chamber that Mr Dumpsty is wearing. Mr. Greg Hands, MP and just appointed Minister of State for International Trade hours earlier, is seen here with Dr Wu and Mr Dumpsty before he delivers the welcome speech to the 700 audience at Guangdong business seminar.


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Vice Governor of Guangdong Province visited BCC LinkToChina


A senior government delegation, led by the Vice-governor of Guangdong Province, Mr. Zhongyou He, visited BCC LinkToChina and China Guangdong Economic and Trade Office in the UK today and discussed with Dr Kegang Wu the work of Guangdong British trade and investment.

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Doing Business with China (Guangdong) Roundtable

14:00 – 16:30, Monday, 31st October 2016,

Thames Room, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, 150 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough SL1 4SS

A high-level delegation from the Guangdong Government is visiting the UK on the invitation of BCC LinkToChina and Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Guangdong and Thames Valley have been working closely over the last few years through the BCC LinkToChina programme. A roundtable meeting will be organised for chamber members and the partners of the LinkToChina programme and other organisations to meet the delegates. The speakers will provide updates on the economic and trade opportunities in the China market, the recent policy changes such as the newly setup Free Trade Areas and how can British regions and companies can work in the Guangdong. The group is also keen to listen to UK companies on their interest in China market, including export to China and engaging with Chinese investors.

Roundtable Programme:

14:00 Opening
14:05 Doing Business in Guangdong – China’s most open economy region Zhaoxian Qiu, Vice Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangdong Committee (including a short video about Guangdong)
14:35 Thames ValleyUK’s Silicon Valley Paul Brittan, Chief Executive Officer, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
14:55 China (Guangdong) Free Trade Areas – the Case Study of Nansha Yuan Yao, Director, CCPIT Nansha, China (Guangdong) Free Trade Areas – Nansha Area (including a short video about Nansha)
15:15 Guangdong and the UK: New Opportunities – updates on recent initiatives. Dr Kegang Wu, Director of BCC LinkToChina and Chief Representative, Guangdong Economic and Trade Office in the United Kingdom
15:40 Questions and Answers
16:15 Networking 16:30 Conclusion

Guangdong Province makes up 10% of China’s GDP and is the international trading hub that channels through one quarter of China’s global import and export. It also has the Chinese Silicon Valley – Shenzhen – arguably and is the largest manufacturing hub in China. It has been a hotbed of doing business with China over the last three decades.

Attending of this roundtable is by invitation only, if you are interested in attending please contact BCC LinkToChina based in Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce on 01753 870 752 on send an request through the contact us page

Due to restriction on places, please only attend if you receive an offer of place after your request.

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Guangdong Shenzhen to stage International Finance Expo

The City of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province is rapidly developing as a hub of financial services since its Nanshan District has become a part of China (Guangdong) Free Trade Areas to pilot more open-door policies and further reform.

Thousands of new companies have registered and Nanshan is poised to build an international finance service centre with the increasing demands from Guangdong, Hong Kong and the wider Pearl River Delta regions as well as the whole of South China.

The details of the 10th International Finane Expo can be found in the link below.


BCC LinkToChina is organising a trade mission to Guangdong in November and mission members will have the opportunities to visit the Expo on 7th November. The trade mission details are available below.

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Trade Mission to Guangdong, China


Opportunities to work with China’s leading economic power house

05 – 13 November 2016

This mission, with its full support services, is for both beginners and seasonal visitors to China. BCC LinkToChina has teamed with the Guangdong Province to offer the much needed support and is organising a trade mission to visit Guangdong from 05 – 13 November 2016.

The mission is supported by the Guangdong Economic and Trade Office in the UK and will be hosted by the business departments and Guangdong Government and various cities and will visit key business cities such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan

  • Seminar and match-making session with pre-selected Guangdong business (1 day)
  • Group visit to selected business parks, Free Trade Zones and other trade facilities (one day)
  • Promotion of UK investment opportunities seminar to Chinese investors (one day) (please enquire about speaking or project promotion opportunities)
  • Individual tailor-made meeting programme (1-2 days)
  • Tour of Guangzhou (1 day)

The mission will include the following elements of support:

  • Official invitation from Guangdong Government and access to Chamber’s visa service
  • Chinese government support of Guangdong Province
  • Meetings with the provincial chamber of commerce
  • Pre-mission market briefing about the market in the UK
  • One-to-one China market clinic on request
  • Market briefing on arrive in Guangzhou
  • Ice-breaking session with fellow mission members
  • A dedicated Chinese – English bilingual mission manager

To obtain further information and application pack please contact BCC LinkToChina based in Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce on 01753 870 752


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China is still the global driving force for growth

IMF has recently upgraded its estimate for China’s growth in 2016 from 6.3% to 6.5% (source: IMF) despite it has lowered its global growth projection from 3.4% to 3.2%. The world’s second largest economy expanded by 6.9% in 2015. Although this was as fast as it has been in the last 25 years, China’s growth is still higher than the US and the euro zone.

It is quite easy to get bogged down in the short-term volatility of the stock markets as it affects global economic confidence. However, one must not overlook the bigger picture that the Chinese economic fundamentals are sound. One strong indicator is China’s outbound investments which have grown steadily over the last decade. China’s overseas direct investment in 2015 in the UK increased three times in deal values in comparison with 2014 and 40% across the EU, according to Grant Thornton.

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