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).
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 City 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).
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
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