Edinburgh International Asia Conference 5 Feb 2016

Scotland’s first ever student-led Asia conference will take place on Friday February 5th 2016 at the University of Edinburgh’s Playfair Library. Registration is from 09.00 and the day will finish with a drinks reception from 17.30-18.30.

The conference theme “Will the 21st Century belong to Asia – Pioneer your future in Asia” will see up to 200 student delegates, contemplating a career in Asia, meet with professionals from a wide range of organisations. Students and businesses are invited to register via the EIAC website. Any business which wishes to send a representative can receive a sponsored place.  Please simply send us an email to info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk giving us the name of the representative, their position and the company name and we will provide you with a booking code to use when registering on the site.

Keynote Speakers will be Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary and Lord Stephen Green, formerly Minister of State for Trade and Investment and Group Chairman of HSBC.  Guest speakers are the Principal of the University of Edinburgh, Sir Timothy O’Shea and Consul General of the PRC in Edinburgh, Mr Pan Xinchun.

In addition to the above there will be a number of workshops offered by businesses including:

Stewart Investors
Goldman Sachs
DLA Piper
Skyscanner
China-Britain Business Council
JET Programme
RioTinto
Scottish Government
Financial Times
LeapFrogInvestment
CRCC Asia
CGIF
Trust Fund of Asian Development Bank

The organisers and sponsors are keen to attract a wide range of businesses to attend the event to take advantage of the opportunity to engage and connect with Scotland’s most ambitious international students from across the globe.

The  fundamental goal for the event is to launch an Asia-focused community aimed at fostering relationships between students and businesses.

For more information please download EIACprogramme-11,  visit the EIAC website or Facebook page.

This event has been sponsored by the University of Edinburgh, The Scottish Government and the Confucius Institute for Scotland.