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5:30 PM - 10:00 PM


The Wilson Art Gallery/Museum
Clarence Street
GL50 3JT


Are You Ready For China? Doing Business In The Year Of The Monkey

China is a highly important export destination for British businesses; Gloucestershire companies are encouraged to join in with this fantastic celebration of traditional Chinese cuisine whilst learning about opportunities that are available to local companies in the world’s most populous country.

Join us at The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum for a fabulous opportunity to hear from Richard Graham MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary China Group, and Stephen Phillips, Chief Executive of the China-Britain Business Council, and discover the wonders of exporting to China. Afterwards you are invited to a celebratory meal at The Mayflower Restaurant located opposite the Museum.

Our keynote speaker, Stephen Phillips, joined CBBC as Chief Executive in June 2006. Stephen has been actively engaged in business with China since 1989 and his experience spans a number of sectors including aerospace, oil, gas and petrochemicals, infrastructure, ICT and financial services. China is an increasingly competitive market, and not just for international firms.

The UK’s expertise is well recognised within China, but British firms still need to be proactive to win business and not forget that the competition from international and local competitors becomes more intense every year. China is THE great economic success story of the past 30 years. China has risen from poverty to become the world’s second largest economy. While the rise of China is easy to acknowledge, businesses constantly need to keep up with the latest developments in China’s large and complex market. Whether selling, trading, investing or franchising, China offers opportunities in abundance to UK companies, large or small.


17:30-18:00: Registration and networking at the Wilson Museum

18:00-18:05: Welcome and Intro

18:05-18:15: Richard Graham MP and chair APPCG

18:15-18:30: Stephen Phillips: Doing Business in China in the Year of the Monkey

18:30-18:45: Case Study 1

18:45-19:00: Case Study 2

19:00-19:10: Jonathan Smith: What CBBC can do for your business

19:10- Dinner and networking at the Mayflower Restaurant

More information: UKTI Events South West

01275 370849

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