British Chamber of Commerce in China

The British Chamber of Commerce in China is based in Beijing and we are a membership organisation for British business focused on boosting UK-China trade and investment. We operate as an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a strong and diverse membership. With over two decades’ worth of business experience in China, we provide intelligence, advice, and networking opportunities for our members, helping their business grow in one of the world’s fastest growing markets.

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Agenda

September 18, 2019

Main Schedule

8:30 AM
Arrival & Registration
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Opening Keynote Speech
Michael Blythe (Chief Economist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia)
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Green Finance: Panel Discussion
From 2016 to 2018 sustainable investments grew by a third, to assets of over $30 trillion. With some governments hesitant to act, can the private sector step up? A panel of three, consisting of; a financial expert, a policy advisor, and leader in green industry, will be moderated through a discussion that will seek to explore; the latest innovations and challenges in sustainable investing, as well as predictions for the future.
Grace Rui Guan (Deputy General Manager at SynTao Green Finance)
Mark Peacock (Director, Sustainable Finance of Commonwealth Bank of Australia)
Dan Wang (Senior Analyst at Economist Intelligence Unit)
Jason Yu (Head of Multi-Asset Product at Schroder Investment Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Retail Waste: Presentations
By 2030 the UN has set the target of; halving per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses. Is it time for businesses to start building a more circular economy? A series of short presentations aim to detail; 1. What is the scale and scope of the retail waste problem? Are consumers ultimately responsible? 2. How is business using new technologies and techniques to reduce harmful waste? 3. What further action can be taken? What does the future hold?
Maxime Van
Arnold Wang (China Plastics Program Manager at The Ellen MacArthur Foundation)
Dr. Peter Schrooyen (VP Head Research & Development at Unilever (China) Ltd)
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Tea Break
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
The Future of Transport: Panel Discussion
Globalisation has led to an increasingly interconnected global economy. The expansion of international trade and travel has created many opportunities for individuals, businesses and countries. As people and goods move across borders with increasing ease, the sector has become a one of the biggest contributors to pollution. Due to the scale, is a sustainable model of transport achievable? A panel will be composed of a representative from; a global logistics company, the aviation industry, and sustainability consultant. A moderator will guide in-depth discussion seeking to examine; the current state of the sector, what steps can be taken to improve sustainability, and what exciting developments are in the pipeline.
Josh McBain (Consultancy Director of Foresight Factory)
Boyong Wang (Strategic Partnerships Director of Smart Freight Centre)
Tian Ying (Bloomberg News)
Gloria Zhou (Director, Strategy & Business Portfolio China of BP (China)Holdings limited Beijing Branch)
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Danae Dholakia speaks about the recent launch of the 'Green is Great' Campaign. The Green is Great campaign focuses on three main points: Green Finance, Renewable Energy and Marine Plastics.
Danae Dholakia (Minister-Counsellor Prosperity at British Embassy Beijing)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Networking
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch
We have arranged a reduced rate of RMB198 for the Makan Kitchen Lunch Buffet, a delicious selection of Malaysian and South-East Asian food for those who would like to eat and continue networking after the event!

Speakers

Michael Blythe (Chief Economist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia)

Michael Blythe

Chief Economist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Danae Dholakia (Minister-Counsellor Prosperity at British Embassy Beijing)

Danae Dholakia

Minister-Counsellor Prosperity at British Embassy Beijing

Grace Rui Guan (Deputy General Manager at SynTao Green Finance)

Grace Rui Guan

Deputy General Manager at SynTao Green Finance

Josh McBain (Consultancy Director of Foresight Factory)

Josh McBain

Consultancy Director of Foresight Factory

Mark Peacock (Director, Sustainable Finance of Commonwealth Bank of Australia)

Mark Peacock

Director, Sustainable Finance of Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Dr. Peter Schrooyen (VP Head Research & Development at Unilever (China) Ltd)

Dr. Peter Schrooyen

VP Head Research & Development at Unilever (China) Ltd

Maxime Van

Maxime Van 't Klooster

General Manager at 1421 Consulting

Arnold Wang (China Plastics Program Manager at The Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

Arnold Wang

China Plastics Program Manager at The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Boyong Wang (Strategic Partnerships Director of Smart Freight Centre)

Boyong Wang

Strategic Partnerships Director of Smart Freight Centre

Dan Wang (Senior Analyst at Economist Intelligence Unit)

Dan Wang

Senior Analyst at Economist Intelligence Unit

Tian Ying (Bloomberg News)

Tian Ying

Bloomberg News

Jason Yu (Head of Multi-Asset Product at Schroder Investment Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd)

Jason Yu

Head of Multi-Asset Product at Schroder Investment Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

Gloria Zhou (Director, Strategy & Business Portfolio China of BP (China)Holdings limited Beijing Branch)

Gloria Zhou

Director, Strategy & Business Portfolio China of BP (China)Holdings limited Beijing Branch

Sponsors and Partners

Member Ticket

Exclusive to members of BritCham, AustCham or CBBC

Standard PriceRMB 150

Non-Member Ticket

Standard PriceRMB 200

Venue

Venue

Hilton Beijing (Signature Ballroom B)
东三环北路东方路 1号
Hilton Beijing, China

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