Doing business with the Chinese Greater Bay Area of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao



29 November 2022 (in-person) (08:30 – 11:00)

 The Waterloo, 116 Pall Mall, Institute of Directors, London SW1Y 5ED

To book a place via Eventbrite website please follow the link below :


Presenting a UK seminar, the “2022 The Global Investment Conference for Guangdong- Hong Kong – Macao Greater Bay Area”

When will China ease its zero COVID-19 restriction? What has it been like doing business in China during the pandemic? Is it possible now to travel to China for business? Will China maintain the open-door and reform policy after the recent CPC 20th Congress? How will the Chinese market change as a result of the recent global events including the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical tension?

These are just some of the vital questions this seminar will address. With an impressive list of speakers sharing with you the exciting prospects of the key challenges and opportunities for British companies in the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macao (the GBA).

The GBA initiative was first announced in 2018 and is now being re-launched with an open invitation for British businesses to get involved after the disruption of COVID-19.

In time, It will integrate Guangdong’s 9 cities plus Hong Kong and Macao into a mini EU style common market with a unique and powerful combination of the global finance centre (Hong Kong), the world manufacturing and shipping hub (cities and ports along the Pearl River in Guangdong & Hong Kong),  the Chinese high-tech innovation and service centre (Shenzhen & Guangzhou) — all within an one hour transport zone.

Despite the recent disruption and the short-term Zero Covid-19 restriction, the GBA will be the next big growth engine of China if not Asia or the world.

The seminar will have a line-up of speakers from both China and the UK as well as panel list from British businesses that are currently doing business with China.

Speakers and panellist will include:

  • Madam Bao Ling, Minister, Chinese Embassy in London Opening Remarks
  • Ms Huijuan Zhang, Chief Representative, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade London Office, Opening remarks
  • Mr Xinlin Fan, Vice-Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangdong Sub-council (Video link) Opening remark
  • Ms Kaifang Xue, Deputy Director, Guangdong Bureau of Investment Promotion, Business opportunities of the Chinese Greater Bay Area of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao
  • Ms Yanmin Fu, Guangdong Department of Industry & Information, Manufacturing of Guangdong 2021-2025 and the Top Twenty Industrial Clusters & Emerging Clusters
  • Mr Klaus Zenkel, General Manager, Imedco / Vice President, European Chamber of Commerce in China
  • AstraZeneca, Case Study – Investment Experience in the City of Guangzhou
  • Mr Jian Wang, Director, Nasha Bureau of Investment Promotion, Case Study – Nasha District’s plan in key sectors of chip and semiconductors, commercial aviation, biomedicines, new energy vehicles, shipping and logistics, and finance.
  • Panel Discussions and Q&A (Lead Panellist — Stephen Perry, Chairman, The 48 Group Club, and the speakers. Moderated by Dr Kegang Wu, BCC LinkToChina)
  • Jonathan Geldart, Director General, Institute of Directors, Closing Remarks

This will be an in-person event.

Registration and refreshment will start from 08:30 with presentations start at 09:00.

The seminar is sponsored by China Council of International Trade Guangdong Subcouncil, Guangdong International Chamber of Commerce and supported by Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Useful links to video about the Greater Bay Area

Chinese Greater Bay Area of Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macao

Chinese Greater Bay Area in Numbers

City of Guangzhou in the Greater Bay Area – investment promotion

Nasha District in Guangzhou China – a quick tour

China Guangdong Manufacturing 2021-2025 and 20 Key industrial clusters (policy presentation)

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