China Zhongshan Britain Trade and Investment Seminar & The Greater Bay Area Forum (UK)

China Zhongshan Britain Trade and Investment Seminar
& The Greater Bay Area Forum (UK)


10:00 – 12:30, 18 October 2018

Lincoln Suite, Mansion House, De Vere Wokefield Estate,Goodboy’s Ln, Reading RG7 3AE

You are cordially invited to attend this unique event for the trade and investment opportunities of the City of Zhongshan, a leading hub of manufacturing in China.

Zhongshan has an international reputation in clusters of manufacturing such as advanced engineering & equipment, electronics & ICT, household electric and electronic appliances, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, and lighting among its 38 industrial production bases of national significance and 18 technology innovation towns of regional importance.

Demands are soaring from the world second largest importer and one of the main source countries for foreign investment globally, especially from the leading economic region of Guangdong Province and its 21 cities such as Zhongshan. The trade and investment opportunities are readily available for British companies, yet China only accounted for 3.6% of UK exports and 7.0% of all UK imports in 2017. Unlocking the potential urgently requires much in-depth understanding of the local markets and connections with specific cities.

Led by the Leader of Zhongshan City, Mr. Xudong Chen, a high-level government and business delegation is visiting the UK to promote trade and investment opportunities in the City of Zhongshan. They will be at the seminar to showcase those market opportunities and how companies from the UK can get support in Zhongshan.

The City of Zhongshan has expressed a strong desire to work with the UK in the advanced equipment manufacturing, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, e-vehicles & auto technologies and business service platforms among many other sectors.

The keynote speakers will be joined by a panel of British and Chinese companies who have done businesses between the UK and the City of Zhongshan who will share their valuable experience in doing business with China.

Keynote speakers

Xudong Chen, Leader of the City of Zhongshan

Weiqiang Lin, Director-General, Bureau of Commerce, City of Zhongshan

Panel Discussion – Case studies from companies operating in Zhongshan

Fei Chen, Head of Business Development, AstraZeneca – on healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors

Kaiyuan Chen, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Tatwah Smartect plc (002512.SZ) – on the market for solutions and applications for smart cards and Internet of things.

Dr Howard Dryden, Founder and CEO, Dryden Aqua – on water and environment sector

Dr Kegang Wu, Chief Representative of China Guangdong Economic and Trade Office in the UK, will introduce the panel members and facilitate questions from the audience.

At the heart of a thriving 11 city cluster including Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Zhongshan is poised to be the land of opportunities for next decade in the new Greater Bay Area, designated to be a world class bay area economy for China and beyond.

London and Southeast (including Thames Valley regions) accounted for 34% of UK import from China and 22.5% of UK’s export to China in 2017, however separately neither London nor Southeast exported more than Scotland to China. This event is timely given the growth momentum to be unleashed by the Greater Bay Area strategy at the time of Brexit uncertainly.

For more information about key industries of Zhongshan please contact the organiser.

For an introductory video about the thriving economic opportunity of Zhongshan please visit:

This seminar is organised by the Bureau of Commerce and supported by BCC LinkToChina and Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, which is organising a well-supported Market Visit to Zhongshan in November 2018 with places still available for British companies.

To reserve your place, please register on the event registration webpage below:

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50 Chinese Companies Stage Trade Seminar at London Fashion Week

The Profiles of 50 Shenzhen companies at the London Fashion Week, 17th September 2018

The companies listed below will be at the China Shenzhen Trade & Investment Promotion Seminar and Fashion Product Show at 0930 on Monday, 17th September in London Hilton on Park Lane. They will be exhibiting at their stands after the show and will attend the networking after the seminar. Audience admitted to the seminar and show will be free of charge and will have opportunity to discuss with the companies. To obtain an admission ticket, register at the link below:

To see the 1809 China Shenzhen company profiles – products and interests in working with British designers, buyers and brand owners, agents, distributors, wholesalers and retailers please download the PDF files.

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China Shenzhen Trade and Investment Promotion Seminar & Fashion Products Show

London Hilton on Park Lane | 22 Park Lane | W1K 1BE London | United Kingdom
Monday, 17 September 2018 from 09:30 to 13:00 (BST)

50 Top Chinese companies from the most creative and dynamic city in China — the City of Shenzhen, Guangdong — will come to London Fashion Week to offer trade and investment opportunities to British companies. Many are well-known brands and companies in China and manufacture for European designers.

The visit includes a trade and investment seminar on the market opportunities in Shenzhen and its creative sectors, a trade exhibition and the fashion shows – catwalks. Speakers at the seminar are from DIT, the Chinese Embassy, the Shenzhen CCPIT Committee, London & Partners, London Fashion Week and Shenzhen businesses.
The over 1000 high quality products on display will cover lingerie, leisurewear, fashion collections, fashion accessories including handbags and footwear, jewellery and watches as well as collections with particular emphasis on technology and innovation with regard to materials and manufacturing processes. A full list of exhibitors and exhibits can be supplied

The Chinese companies are seeking buyers, agents, distributors, importers / exporters as well as collaboration with British designers in the relevant sectors. They are also interested in investment opportunities in the UK.

Seminar attendees will be invited afterwards to watch the catwalk, view the products on show and attend a networking session with the Chinese companies.

Registration can be done on the event website:

A list of the exhibits and website are available on request and will be published on

List of Chinese companies from Shenzhen on display and fashion shows:
Embry (China) Garments Ltd.
Cosmo Lady (China) Holdings Company Limited
Shenzhen Queen’d Fashion Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Tanboocel Ecological Garment Co.,Ltd.
Eve’s Temptation clothing (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Kaidi Industry Development Co.,Ltd.
Shenzhen Coodoo Technology Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Boyi industry Co.,Ltd.
Shafeini Clothing (Shenzhen) Co,, Ltd.
Shenzhen ATOZ Smart Garments Technology Co.,Ltd.
Shenzhen Smart Clothing Technology Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Yiheng Clothing Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Yiselle Garments Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Weilong Industrial Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Guimi Apparel Ltd.
Shenzhen Anyform Garment Ltd.
Shenzhen Five Ziniu Clothing Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Yijuhui Fashion Co.,Ltd.
Shenzhen Zhenshangyin Branding Development Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Jinzhizun Jewelry Co.,Ltd
Shenzhen Meng Xiang Cultural Creative Industry Development Co., Ltd.
Shezhen Polucy Smart Technology Co., Ltd.
Fiyta Holdings Ltd
Tian Wang Eletronics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Golgen Watch Industry Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Ruihui Watched Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Starking Group
Mesheen Design Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Continental Wireless Co.,Ltd
Amsu (Shenzhen) New Technology Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Laole Health Technology Co., Ltd.
V-WAN Smartwear (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Weilun Garment Co., Ltd.
LU Zhuo(Shenzhen)Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Anlan Weisi Garment Co.,Ltd.
Shenzhen Meimo Clothing Co., Ltd.
ShenZhen Zhidao Apparel Design Co. Ltd.
Shenzhen Chenzy Garment Co. Ltd
Qingshan original Aesthetic Apparel Co., Ltd
ShenZhen Xichao Garments Co. Ltd
Shenzhen Yizhou Creative Fashion Co., Ltd.50 Top Chinese companies from the most creative and dynamic city in China — the City of Shenzhen, Guangdong — will come to London Fashion Week to offer trade and investment opportunities to British companies.

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China – A Wealth of Opportunities

10:00 – 14:00 19th September 2018   Green Park Conference Centre, Reading, RG2 6GP

This is a free seminar to provide a China market update with focus on its leading economic region the Guangdong Province, a briefing on the upcoming trade mission to Guangdong and an interative Q&A for questions.

China remains the fastest growing and a major potential market for export growth for British firms. As the country continues to open its doors to the west, coupled with new changes and reforms in fintech, health care, automotive, education and training sectors, it has become more attractive to the UK. However, it also remains one of the most challenging for newcomers in these sectors, which have become newly opened to foreign companies.

The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and BCC LinkToChina are arranging a joint-trade market visit to Guangdong, scheduled to take place between the 3 to 11 November 2018, incorporating an intensive visit programme for UK companies keen to penetrate this unique and robust market.

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Kegang Wu of BCC LinkToChina, who have been advising British companies in doing business with China for the last two decades.

Booking can be done either on the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce’s website or the through the Eventbrite page:

Or contact:

Call: 01753 870500 for our bookings hotline

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Thames Valley International China event

We are delighted to invite you to the Thames Valley International China Event.

Thursday 24th May 08.00 – 10.30am
The Gateway Building, Thames Valley Science Park, TVSP Shinfield Campus, RG2 9LH

We are delighted to invite you to the Thames Valley International China event on 24th May at The Gateway Building, Reading.

The China event is a great opportunity for the owners and leaders of exporting businesses to meet, and understand more about China and how to work with other businesses in China. Past events have been well attended and received excellent feedback.

We are delighted to confirm that  Dr Kegang Wu, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce will be our first speaker and will provide a China market update highlighting recent market changes as a result of the economic rebalancing in the last few years. He will also inform new challenge and opportunities for British companies, which has will result from new policies introduced, further opening-up of sectors and new initiatives. He will cover what business support and service in the 21 cities and the Guangdong Province. Kegang will be happy to take questions including those on the Belt & Road Initiative, the view of Chinese investors on Brexit, Guangdong’s Free Trade Zones and the Greater Bay Area strategy, and other market priorities announced. Details of incoming Guangdong Forum event,  Chinese trade delegations and organised trade visits to Guangdong will be available.

Dr. Kegang Wu specialises on the China market for the last two decades in the UK with a track record of helping British SMEs across sectors. He advises on strategy, trade and investment promotion, contract negotiation and cross-cultural issues in partnership.   In recent years he has been focusing on linking the UK with China’s most prosperous region Guangdong Province and its 21 cities, for which He is responsible for the China-Guangdong Economic and Trade Office in the UK (中国广东省驻英国经贸代表处). He also runs BCC LinkToChina (英国英中商会) and the China Desk of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (泰晤士谷商会).  Bilingual in Chinese and English, he has travelled over 80 times to China over the years and guided hundreds of British companies in China market, and more recently Chinese companies in the UK.  Kegang obtained his PhD in Geography from King’s College London.

Our second speaker is James Hardy, Chief Executive of Avenue51, which is a business takes British brands into China via e-commerce channels.  James was formerly Head of Alibaba in Europe. He was based in San Francisco for 10 years and Sydney for 3 years, and was formerly general counsel of the world’s largest technology communications agency, managing acquisitions and operations in the US, Europe, India and China. He holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and is a UK qualified solicitor.

Parking is available for all visitors.

The International Event is supported by Barclays Bank, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and Avenue51.


08:00 Registration, breakfast and networking
08:30 Welcome & Open
08:35 Dr Kegang Wu from the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
09:15 James Hardy Chief Executive of Avenue51
09:45 Martin Preater, Barclays
10:00 Panel Q&A followed by Networking
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China Guangdong – UK Business Seminar on Green, Recycling and Low Carbon Opportunities

Date and Time: 16:30 – 18:45, 27th July 2017

Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Tower of London, London

This business seminar and reception has been organised for the visit of a senior group of Chinese delegates consisting of Vice-Mayors or senior officials of 12 Chinese cities and Deputy Commissioners or heads of departments from 12 functional/sector provincial authorities of the Guangdong Province, China. (see the attached 20170727 Guangdong – Seminar speakers and government delegates-V6).

City of Zhaoqing


The keynote speaker is Mr. Zehua Lai, Leader of Zhaoqing City Government and Head of the delegation, who will be speaking about the opportunities of doing business in Guangdong in particularly using the Li Zehua V7City of Zhaoqing and the green, recycling and low carbon sectors as case studies.

Mr Lai has thirty years of Chinese government experience at levels district, county, city and central government after obtaining his law degree. His range of experience covers market reform, economic development, high-tech development park, district governor, city mayor and central government department on price reform. Most of his work have been in the City of Heyuan and since 2015 the City of Zhaoqing where he is leading a number of initiatives to make Zhaoqing one of the most business-friendly cities in Guangdong. Environment industry is one of the five sectors Zhaoqing aim to build a £1 billion industrial output (see the attached 2016 Zhaoqing Environmental Industrial Parks).

images (1)As the hub of world manufacturing, China’s leading region in technology and enterprising, and a global trade & investment centre, Guangdong has been, in the last four decades, the Chinese economic power house where the Belt and Road Initiatives and the new strategy for a Greater Bay Area of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao is overlapped to promise much future opportunities (see ‘1705 About Guangdong China 2017’ for details).

The 35-member strong group is visiting the UK to explore on the new development models of green, recycling and low carbon economies, although the group collectively covers government departments responsive for land resources, environmental protection, housing, urban and rural development, forest protection, industry and commerce administration, fisheries, food and drug administration, maritime education, health and safety and agriculture.

The seminar will be most suitable for British companies from all sectors above which is interested in China market and well as those in green energy, recycling and low carbon sectors. The seminar and reception is free and we have only 35 places for the UK attendees. Registered interest for a place will be confirmed by a formal invitation via email.

Other speakers include

Mr. Wenmu Huang, Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Department, Guangdong Province;

Dr Kegang Wu, Chief Representative, Guangdong Economic and Trade Office in the UK;

John Lelliott OBE, Chair of ACCA’s Global Forum for Sustainability and Chair of the Natural Capital Coalition, the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts


1630 arrival / coffee & tea

1700 presentations and Q&A

1845 reception & networking

1945 carriage

To register online:


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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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Thames Valley Chamber forged new partnership with BCC LinkToChina

Thames Valley – Going Global Launch

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce today launches a brand new initiative to support more of its members in the Thames Valley for global markets. Further to an agreement signed last week between BCC LinkToChina and The Chamber. Dr. Kegang Wu, who is Executive Director of BCC LinkToChina, will work with the Chamber to advise the chamber and its members as the China Market Specialist.

“Both the Thames Valley region and China, particularly Guangdong, have much to offer each other. The China Desk, as a part of the Chamber’s Global Membership, will help businesses in the area to tap into the huge opportunities available in the country through a great group of resourceful partners and services. It is an exciting time ahead. I am delighted to be continuing my long association with chambers of commerce and working closely with global members in this region,” said Dr. Kegang Wu

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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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