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Doing Business in China

This seminar is targeted to those companies who are intending to join the exciting mission led by Derby and Derbyshire Councils, the Midlands Engine and DIT to the World Manufacturing Convention in Hefei, Anhui Province in September this year.

The session will ensure companies are well prepared to make the most of this opportunity.

China is shifting its business focus from being a manufacturer of quantity to one of quality. This is providing new opportunities for UK exporters, as well as for innovative UK businesses, to add value to the manufacturing supply chain.

There has never been a better time for companies to engage with China.


08.00 Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee

08.30 Opening Remarks

Cllr Tony King, Cabinet Member, Economic Development and Regeneration, Derbyshire County Council

Introduction to the programme for the upcoming mission and business delegation, being led by Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils, to the World Manufacturing Convention in Hefei, Anhui Province in Sept 19.

08.40 Made in China 2025

David Gregory, China Business Adviser, China-Britain Business Council

An introduction to the strategy, the sectors it touches and the opportunities it presents to UK companies.

08:55 Royal Crown Derby’s China Story

Steve Rowley, Sales Director, Royal Crown Derby

With over 40 years of experience of selling famous international brands into export markets, Steve has been at the forefront of Royal Crown Derby’s rapid expansion into China over the last few years and is here to share his thoughts on how to succeed in this market.

09.10 DIT – Support and Services

Kathryn Borg, International Trade Adviser, DIT East Midlands

An overview of the support that DIT can offer to exporting businesses, both in general and specific terms relating to the mission to the World Manufacturing Convention in Sept 19.

09:25 TrainFX’s China Story

Hansoon Han, Managing Director, TrainFX Ltd

An opportunity to hear from Hansoon about the company’s ongoing successes in China.

09.40 Mission Preparation

David Gregory, China Business Adviser, China-Britain Business Council

Tips and advice on what to expect on the mission and preparation.

10.00 Closing Remarks

Frank Horsley, Head of Economic Regeneration, Derbyshire County Council

10.10 Networking and Buffet Breakfast

10:45 Close

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  • Markham Vale Environment Centre, Chesterfield S44 5HY


  • 8am - 10:45am

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