Midlands Engine focus at largest Chinese investment conference

Chinese investors matched with 100 UK projects as bilateral China/UK trade reaches $80 billion

The largest conference matching Chinese investment with British projects will open its doors in a week’s time, with a key focus on projects in the Midlands Engine.

As new figures show the Chinese economy remains the single largest contributor to world GDP growth*, 100 live UK projects will be showcased to investors including 30 in the Midlands region.

The one day conference run by the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) will present over 100 live UK opportunities to private investors.

The China Outbound Conference will be held at the Mandarin Oriental in Shanghai on 3 November and is supported by the Department for International Trade, Midlands Engine and Invest Northern Ireland, amongst others.

Over the next 15 years the UK government plan to generate an additional £34 billion for the Midlands economy and between 2011 and 2015 there were no fewer than 880 foreign direct investment projects in the region**.

Outbound China Conference highlights include:

  • Senior British and Chinese Government representation
  • Key speakers including An Qiyi, Vice Chairman of ACFIC; Kong Jun, CEO, House of Fraser; Liang Xinjun, CEO, Fosun; Wang Chaoyang, President, China Equity Group; Kevin Sneader, Asia Chairman of McKinsey and Mark Rogers, CEO, Birmingham City Council
  • Sector focus including advanced engineering, technology, retail and healthcare
  • A project catalogue featuring 100+ live investment projects
  • A focus on the 11 regions of the Midlands Engine plus 6 other UK regions
  • 400 attendees including 200 Chinese investors

E2There’s never been a better time to bring Chinese investors and UK project owners together. We know investors are eager to discuss the many live opportunities from a diverse range of projects” comments Stephen Phillips, chief executive of CBBC.

“This year we’re highlighting 11 midlands regions across the Midlands Engine plus a further 6 regions across the UK, in a range of sectors.”

He adds:

“The China Outbound Conference really is a unique environmen t for networking and learning on both sides and the conference provides dedicated breakout sessions as well as wider conference sessions and targeted 1-2-1s.”

This is the fourth time the China Outbound conference has been held. For the latest conference and speakers news: http://www.cbbc.org/coc2016/

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