Monthly Archives: April 2012

Dr Ji Bin: China`s Economic Growth and Transformation – June 2012

Event Date: 14/06/2012

Join us for the fourth lecture in the Spring 2012 Business Lecture Series on China.

The lecture series aims to deliver awareness and stimulate debate on Scotland and Scottish business engagement with China.Over a series of lectures in spring and autumn 2012 the global context in which the Scotland-China business relationship needs to be understood will be examined.

Dr. JI Bin is vice president of the All China Federation of Taiwan Compatriots, vice chairperson of the China Youth Federation and member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (China’s Upper House).

He will consider what lies behind China`s economic development and economic relations with Taiwan.

For full details and to book a space at this event please visit our microsite

Stephen Perry: Everyone should understand China – May 2012

Event Date: 10/05/2012

Join us for the second lecture in the Spring 2012 Business Lecture Series on China.

The lecture series aims to deliver awareness and stimulate debate on Scotland and Scottish business engagement with China.Over a series of lectures in spring and autumn 2012 the global context in which the Scotland-China business relationship needs to be understood will be examined.

Stephen Perry has been involved with China since his earliest days. With decades of practical experience the company of which he is head will this year mark its 60th anniversary of trade with China.

His talk `Understanding China is essential for everyone` will reveal where he thinks China is going and focus on how western companies should respond

For full details and to book a space at this event please visit our microsite.

Adam Dupre – China/Scotland:the Global Context – June 2012

Event Date: 26/04/2012

Join us for the first lecture in the Spring 2012 Business Lecture Series on China.

The lecture series aims to deliver awareness and stimulate debate on Scotland and Scottish business engagement with China.Over a series of lectures in spring and autumn 2012 the global context in which the Scotland-China business relationship needs to be understood will be examined.

Adam`s talk `China/Scotland: the global context` will address the general themes of the whole series – the economic, commercial and political background dynamics that underlie present and future commercial relationships with China.

For full details and to book a space at this event please visit our microsite.

Business Lecture Series – April – June 2012

Join us at one or more of our five spring lectures to hear from leading business figures each with decades of China experience whose insightful talks will provide insights into the dynamics of engaging with China.

Full details and booking can be found at www.confuciusinstitute.ac.uk/csw

  • 26 April – Adam Dupre of China Company Research Services will address the general themes of the whol seires – the economic, commercial and political background dynamics that underlie present and future relations with China.
  • 10 May – Stephen Perry, London Export Corporation and Chair of 48 Group Club. 2012 is the 60th anniversary year of trade with China. Stephen`s father was the leader of the Icebreaker group to China in 1953 which restarted UK-China trade relations.
  • 6 June – Jim O`Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs and the man who coined the acronym BRICs will focus his talk on `Education meets Business`
  • 14 June – Dr Ji Bin, Vice President of the All China Federation of Taiwan Perspectives will give us a perspective from the east on China`s economic growth and transformation.
  • 21 June – Peter Budd, Chairman of Arup Scotland and leader of Arup`s airport business globally. Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital Int`l Airport gateway to China for many Scots, is just one of the projects developed by Arup. Peter will be the final speaker in the spring series.

The autumm series is currently being planned. Confirmed speakers included David McNish, CEO of Standard Life and Jim McColl of Clyde Blowers.

Book now to secure your seat www.confuciusinstiute.ac.uk/csw