Ideas in Practice Seminar Series

09:00 - 16:30
One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA
Who can attend:
Directors and managers from UK businesses with a specific interest in Chinese politics, economics and business opportunities. Consultants with expertise in business with China are also welcome.
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China and Brexit: Let’s Talk Trade, Investment and Finance

Whatever the pros and cons of Brexit, the process of leaving the EU has given rise to a great deal of uncertainty for businesses. The situation looks set to continue as politicians grapple with both the general election and the prospects for Brexit negotiations. The outcomes for international trade and business investment still remain very unclear. Whilst the economy has so far been resilient, post-Brexit forecasts are that business investment will fall and numerous employers, in particular banks and financial services, have already or are seriously considering moving jobs to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris or Dublin. 

But are there any gems of opportunity in the post-Brexit reality? What is the voice of business and international business experts on the imperatives for the UK? What stance might China take in the future as Britain cuts its ties with the EU? What hope does China represent in terms of business opportunities? Will Chinese investment (FDI) in the UK continue and gain momentum or will it be directed to other major European business centres?

Join Leeds University Business School at their London China-Brexit seminar and discussion forum to have your say on a topic vital for the future of the UK’s international trade, investment and finance.

Event format

9.00 am Registration and refreshments
9.20 am Welcome and introduction: Dr Giles Blackburne of behalf of Leeds University Business School
Overall theme: ‘What are the implications for UK-China business?
Chair for the morning: Dr Giles Blackburne
9.30 am Session 1: Implications for Trade
Keynote speaker 1
Panel and forum on trade with Q&A and comments
10.30 am Tea/coffee break
10.50 am Session 2: Investment Expectations Pre and Post Brexit
Keynote speaker 2
Panel and forum on investment with Q&A and comments
11.40 am Session 3: Financial Implications of Brexit
Keynote speaker 3
Panel and forum on investment with Q&A and comments
12.30 pm Networking lunch
1.30 pm Chair for the afternoon: Dr Hinrich Voss
Part 1 - Round table discussion forum on business imperatives for the Brexit international trade deal
3.00 pm Tea/coffee break
3.20 pm Part 2 - Round table discussion forum on business imperatives for the Brexit international trade deal
4.30 pm Close

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