Knowledge Exchange


Sino-British Synergies and Opportunities in The Technology Sector

23 Mar 2021 14:00 - 18:00
  • Member Price: RMB 100
  • Standard Price: RMB 200
  • In-person event

The official launch event of BritCham Shanghai’s ‘Technology & Innovation Committee’.

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Event details

This event is for senior executives of Chinese and British companies in the technology sector, including corporates, state-owned enterprises, investors, innovators and startups.

The interactive event will focus on understanding, discussing and driving bilateral commercial and investment opportunities in the technology sector.

The event will be divided into three parts.

1. Sector Briefings

  • A deep dive into four high-growth sectors in which the UK and China have great mutual potential – fintech, cleantech, life sciences and mobility.
  • Keynotes from industry experts will shine a light on the key opportunities available and how the committee can help companies in each respective sector.

2. Roundtable

  • Exploring the key challenges and solutions faced when entering the UK or China.
  • Covering IP & technology transfer, recruitment, management, commercialisation, investment, government and more.

3.  Q&A / Networking

  • Interactive practical advisory and insight session between all speakers and guests.
  • Time will be allocated for quality networking between guests to advance mutual opportunity. 

The event is limited to a maximum of 30 people and tickets are available on a first-come, first serve basis to registered executives. To ensure that the event is relevant and effective for everyone, only executives from the technology sector are invited to attend. Invitations will be confirmed by the BritCham Shanghai after registration review. 

About the Technology & Innovation Committee

Founded in December 2020the ‘Technology & Innovation Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai’ is the first Sino-UK tech-focused platform in China that brings together industry leaders, government departments, and non-profit organisations. Our mission is to improve cooperation and commercial ties in the technology sector through a combination of advocacy, promotion, resource sharing, and interactive events.


  • 1400-1430 Arrival and Networking
  • 1430-1435 Welcome Remarks
  • 1435-1440 Opening Remarks (Benjamin Speyer)
  • 1440-1455 Keynote: British-Chinese Technology Sector (Tony Clemson)
  • 1500-1515 Keynote: Fintech (David Messenger)
  • 1520-1535 Keynote: Cleantech (Dr Yitong Li)
  • 1535-1555 Tea/Coffee break
  • 1605-1620 Keynote: Life Sciences (Dr Sharon Chan)
  • 1625-1655 Roundtable: Market Entry – Challenges & Solutions (Vicky Mao • Simon MacKinnon • Jake Watkin • Yuzhou Yang • Fred Zhu)
  • 1700-1800 Interactive Q&A / Networking

*BritCham Shanghai reserves the right to alter the above schedule at any time.


Note: In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the BritCham Shanghai Event staff before 2 pm, 19 Mar. Due to the service charges of Event Bank 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

Benjamin Speyer
Chairman & CEO of Serica Group
Tony Clemson
Deputy-Director of Innovation & Industry at Department of International Trade (DIT)
David Messenger
CEO of Lianlian Global
Dr Yitong Li
CEO of NewGenEco Tech Co. Ltd.
Dr Sharon Chan
Head of JLABS @ Shanghai at Johnson & Johnson
Vicky Mao
General Manager at BITE Investments
Simon Mackinnon
China Chairman at Xeros Plc
Jake Watkin
Managing Partner at Sino-European Technology & Innovation Centre
Yuzhou Yang
Partner at Dentons
Fred Zhu
Business Director of Hays



77 Zhengxue Lu, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China

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