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BritCham Shanghai hosts Member Roundtable with Chair of IoD and CUKBDC

20 Jul 2023

On 14 July, BritCham Shanghai hosted a member roundtable with John McLean OBE, Chair for the Institute of Directors (IoD) for the City of London and Chair of China UK Business Development Centre (CUKBDC).

This event was part of the Chamber’s Global Visionary series, dedicated to fostering robust business connections, providing invaluable global business insights, and facilitating meaningful interactions among Chamber members and distinguished visiting global senior management and VIPs. Each session in this exclusive series presents a unique opportunity for members to directly engage with influential leaders from multinational corporations, paving the way for collaborative ventures and collective growth.

The gathering commenced with a warm welcome from Stuart Dunn, BritCham Shanghai Executive Director. The discussions were moderated by Jeff Astle, IoD China Group Ambassador and APCO’s Managing Director. Diverse topics were explored, encompassing the current economic environment, business prospects, and challenges both in Shanghai and other regions. Drawing from his recent engagements with Chinese business delegations and meetings with the BCC China delegation in the UK, John McLean OBE provided invaluable insights on UK-China cooperation across diverse industries.

This roundtable served as an exceptional platform, not only enriching the businesses of the participating members but also contributing to the overall strength and prosperity of the Chamber’s vibrant community. Attendees included representatives from BritCham Shanghai members Barclays, Bank of East Asia, Bridgepoint Investment Consultants, Capital Eight, Collinson Group, Grant Thornton, Hawksford, HSBC, Knight Frank, Linklaters, Modern Water, Next Beauty, SEB Bank and STAR Accounting & Consulting.

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