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The Centre for Policy Studies is delighted to announce that the Margaret Thatcher Conference on China and Britain will be held in Central London on Tuesday 19 June 2018 in partnership with the City of London, HSBC, and The Telegraph.

Tickets are available now.


Programme

Below is the provisional schedule for the Margaret Thatcher Conference on China and Britain.

11.45 REGISTRATION

 

12.15  WELCOME REMARKS 

  • Catherine McGuinness, Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London 
  • Lord Saatchi, Chairman, Centre for Policy Studies
  • Mark Tucker, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings

 

12.40 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Martin Jacques, Author and Academic  

 

12.55 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Dr Dambisa Moyo, Author and Economist

 

13.10  PANEL SESSION - THE BIG PICTURE: THE CURRENT STATE OF UK-CHINA RELATIONS 

 

14.20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Minister Zhu Qin, Deputy Head of Mission, Chinese Embassy

 

14.35 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Dr Andy Palmer, President & CEO, Aston Martin

14.50 REFRESHMENTS

 

15.20 PANEL SESSION - DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA 

 

16.35 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Gregory Hodkinson, Chairman, Arup Group 

 

16.50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Chen Lifang, Corporate Senior Vice President & Director of the Board
Huawei Technologies Co.

 

17.05 PANEL SESSION - TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

 

18.00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Carrie Gracie, Former BBC China Editor

 

18.10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS 

Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Minister without Portfolio and Chairman of the Conservative Party

 

18.20 CLOSING COMMENTS

Lord Saatchi

Speakers

   

Carrie Gracie

Former BBC China Editor

Zhu Qin

Deputy Head of Mission,
Chinese Embassy

Brandon Lewis MP

Chairman, Conservative Party

  

Dr Xiang Bing

Dean of Cheung Kong Graduate 
School of Business

Ray Bingham

Co-founder and Partner, Canyon Bridge

Peter Budd

Consultant, Arup

 

Professor Niall Ferguson

Professor of History at Harvard University

Rt. Hon. Mark Field MP

Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific

Sir Gerry Grimstone

Chairman, Standard Life Aberdeen plc,
and Chairman, Barclays Bank plc

 

 

 

Gregory Hodkinson

Chairman, Arup

Martin Jacques

Author and academic

Dr Keyu Jin

Associate Professor of Economics, LSE

 

 

 

Chen Lifang

Director of the Board, Huawei Technologies

Sherry Madera

Special Adviser for Asia, 
City of London

Catherine McGuinness

Chairman of the Policy and Resources
Committee, City of London

 

 

 

Dr Dambisa Moyo

Economist and bestselling author

Dr Andy Palmer

CEO, Aston Martin

Lord Powell

Former Private Secretary for
Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister

   

Andrew Ratcliffe

Former President, ICAEW, and Chair of
ICAEW Sustainability Committee

Rt. Hon. Sir Malcolm Rifkind

Former Foreign Secretary

Lord Saatchi

Founder, M&C Saatchi and 
Chairman, Centre for Policy Studies

   

Lord Sassoon

Chairman, China-Britain Business Council

Professor Steve Tsang

Director of SOAS China Institute

Mark Tucker

Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings PLC

   

 

 

Dr Huiyao Wang

President of the Centre for 
China and Globalization

Sun Yu

General Manager, 
Bank of China London Branch




The Margaret Thatcher Conference on China and Britain is kindly supported by:

 

In addition to our headline sponsors, this conference is also kindly supported by Ashurst, ICAEW, Canyon Bridge, Westwin, CRCC Asia, Huawei, and Bank of China.



Media Enquiries

Please contact Emma Barr, Head of Communications, on [email protected] or call 07876 161196.

General Enquires

Declan Pang, Head of External Engagement - [email protected] or call 07462 434 423

Callum Price, Events Officer - [email protected] or call 07796 565 754