Knowledge Exchange


January Member Briefing

20 Jan 2022 08:00 - 10:00
  • Member Price: Free
  • Non-member Price : RMB 200 (registration upon approval)
  • In-person event

Updates on Chamber key activities in 2022; HMTC’s Briefing; An outlook into 2022: managing business in an evolving risk landscape

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Event details

BritCham Shanghai is delighted to invite members to our January Member Briefing. Kicking off the new year, BritCham Shanghai Chair Ray Chisnall and Executive Director James Dunn will introduce the key activities and cooperation opportunities in 2022.

Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for China (HMTC), John Edwards, will share with attendees the recent updates from the UK government.

At the briefing, we are also delighted to invite two guest speakers from Control Risks, Chris Torrens and Zhixing Zhang, to share observations of the key risk trends to watch for and the critical areas of focus in future-proofing China – and global – businesses in 2022. Key topics cover:

  • Top risks for multinational organisations to watch in 2022
  • China-EU and China-UK relations in challenging times
  • Key trends faced by UK companies in the China market in 2022

After two years of uncertainty and lockdowns, 2022 will offer ample opportunities for growth – but red and amber lights continue to flash on the risk register dashboard for business. As geopolitical competition between China and western countries intensifies, issues such as digital sovereignty and ESG threaten to further complicate and disrupt the risk landscape. Against the backdrop of the 20th CPC National Congress, China will continue to focus on socio-economic reform and re-emphasising its long-term political and regulatory priorities.

Businesses need to recalibrate their strategy accordingly to ensure success in the new year – if resilience was one of the defining characteristics of 2021, then adaptability and resourcefulness will be at the core of 2022.

The Member Briefing is also an opportunity for members to get first-hand updates on the Chamber’s key activities in 2022 and get acquainted with Chamber staff of membership, marcoms, committees and events, as well as the Chamber’s Executive Committee members.


  • 8-8:30 am: Arrival and networking
  • 8:30-9 am: Welcome remarks and Chamber updates by Ray Chisnall and James Dunn
  • 9-9:15 am: HMTC’s briefing by John Edwards
  • 9:15-10 am: An outlook into 2022: managing business in an evolving risk landscape


In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email before 5 pm, 18 Jan. Due to the service charges of Glueup and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for a cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe.  

The speakers

BritCham Updates
Ray Chisnall
BritCham Shanghai Chair;
Regional Director (Asia Pacific) & Country Manager (China), Gleeds
BritCham Updates
James Dunn
Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai
HMTC’s Briefing
John Edwards
Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for China (HMTC)
Guest Speaker
Chris Torrens
Partner, Control Risks
Guest Speaker
Zhixing Zhang
Senior Analyst, Control Risks


BritCham Shanghai Office


Room 1108, South Tower, M Place, 333 Chengdu Bei Lu, Shanghai




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