CEIBS Insights | UK Forum 2019
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2 October 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 47th anniversary of ambassadorial-level diplomatic relations between China and the UK. As such, it represents a valuable opportunity for the deepening of ties in the current “Golden Era” of China-UK relations. At this historic juncture, the UK stands to benefit from opportunities brought on by China’s consumption upgrade and supply-side structural reform, the wider opening of the Chinese market, and the Belt and Road Initiative. As both technology and business models continue to evolve, the changing landscape of the global industrial chain will undoubtedly create unprecedented opportunities for co-operation between Chinese and the UK businesses.
After four decades of sustained development, China is currently evolving from “the factory of the world” to “the market of the world” as its population of 1.4 billion is re-imagined as consumers instead of labourers. Led by the growing purchasing power of consumers as well as technological innovation, China’s increasing domestic consumption will benefit companies and brands worldwide. On October 2, 2019, more than 300 scholars, entrepreneurs and senior executives from China and the UK will gather in London for the CEIBS Insights UK Forum to offer their insights into new opportunities for the UK created by China’s consumption upgrade. As “China Essence, Global Significance” is the new tagline of CEIBS 25th anniversary, this event is expected to facilitate industrial collaboration and integration, and advance cooperation among the political, business and academic communities from both China and the UK.