CBBC holds Business Breakfast in Shanghai with Secretary of State Dr Liam Fox MP

China-Britain Business Council, in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the British Consulate General Shanghai, held a Business Breakfast for over 130 UK and Chinese businesspeople in Shanghai, on Friday 2 February. The breakfast was held prior to the China-UK Business Forum, and provided a platform for business interaction between UK and Chinese companies. The breakfast brought members of the Prime Minister’s senior business delegation together with key local business leaders, including CBBC member companies, for sector-focused discussions.  Lord Sassoon, CBBC Chairman, and Richard Burn, Head of DIT in China, welcomed the Secretary of State for International Trade, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP to the breakfast, where sectors such as Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing, Food & Drink, Education, Energy & Infrastructure, Technology, and Healthcare were represented.

Prime Minister Theresa May visited China for three days from 31 January to 2 February 2018, stopping in Wuhan, Beijing and Shanghai. Lord Sassoon stated that, ‘I’m very pleased that the Prime Minister has chosen to return to Shanghai, recognising this important global hub for trade, investment and China’s commercial relationship with the world.’

He continued, ‘Whether it is looking at new trends for the Chinese consumer; the expanding financial and professional services sectors needed for Chinese industry; innovation in advanced manufacturing or any number of commercial areas, Shanghai is the pacesetter for China’s development.’

According to BBC News  Mrs. May announced that trade deals worth over GBP9bn would be signed during her visit to China, across sectors where the UK is a world leader. With a network of 13 offices across China, covering all sectors and sizes of businesses, CBBC is here to further support cooperation, trade and investment between UK and Chinese companies.