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Q&A with UK Government, Virgin Atlantic and Industry Representatives

12 Apr 2022 11:15 - 13:00
  • Member Price: Free
  • Standard Price: Free
  • Online webcast

To understand more about the UK government support, current UK/China flight situation and the impact the current COVID outbreak is having on industries.

Event details

Note: Online registration is closed. If you wish to sign up for this webinar, please email directly.

To support members and the wider community of British companies and British nationals in challenging and uncertain times, this webinar brings the following representatives to share updates from various sectors: 

  • UK Government representatives to answer critical questions from the British Community;
  • Virgin Atlantic to discuss the challenges around UK/China flights, and;
  • Key industry representatives from EducationAdvanced Engineering & Manufacturing, and Hospitality & Leisure to discuss the impact the current outbreak is having on their industries and the longer-term implications.


  • This webinar is off the record and will NOT be recorded.
  • The chat function will be disabled during the webinar. All questions will be taken upon registration.

The speakers

Christina Scott CMG
Chargé d’Affaires, British Embassy Beijing
Chris Wood
British Consul-General Shanghai
Robert Xia
General Manager, Virgin Atlantic
Caroline Taylor
Head of College, Dulwich College Shanghai, Pudong
Hospitality & Leisure
Daniel Aylmer
Managing Director, Greater China, IHG
Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing
Ted Wan
President, Greater China, Smiths Group


  • 11:15-11:20 – Welcome
  • 11:20-12:00 – Q&A with UK Government (Christina Scott CMG, Chargé d’Affaires, British Embassy Beijing; Chris Wood, British Consul-General Shanghai)
  • 12:00-12:15 – Robert Xia, General Manager, Virgin Atlantic
  • 12:15-12:55 – Panel Discussion with Caroline Taylor, Head of College, Dulwich College Shanghai, Pudong (EDU); Daniel Aylmer, Managing Director, Greater China, IHG (H&L); Ted Wan, President, Greater China, Smiths Group (AE&M)
  • 12:55-13:00 – Close


This webinar will be conducted via ZOOM. You will receive an email with a ZOOM meeting ID and password around 10 am, 12 April. Please ensure your email address is valid, and please make sure to check your junk box as well.


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