Business Lecture Series

In 2012 the Institute organised its first annual Business Lecture Series with the stated intention of “bringing voices and views from Chinese and Western speakers with deep knowledge of trade and links between Scotland and China”. Every year since the Institute has attracted a range of eminent speakers from varied backgrounds but all with deep, specific knowledge of aspects of doing business with and in China.

Previous speakers are listed below. Podcasts and more information on several of these lectures as well as talks by distinguished Chinese scholars are available via this link.

  • Lord Stephen Green, former chair, HSBC
  • Shen Dingli, former advisor to Kofi Annan
  • Victor Zhang, President, Brussels Office, Huawei Technologies
  • Sir Sebastian Wood, British Ambassador to China
  • Lord Clement Jones, DLA Piper
  • Lord Powell of Bayswater
  • Lord Davidson of Glen Clova
  • Chen Liming, President, BP China
  • Peter Budd, Chairman, Arup Scotland
  • Nathan Parnaby, CEO Asian & Emerging Markets, Standard Life
  • Jim McColl, Founder, Clyde Blowers PLC
  • Dr Liu Li, Managing Partner, Werkhart Int’l
  • Jim O’Neill, Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Dr Ji Bin, Vice President, All China Federation of Taiwan Compatriots
  • Stephen Perry, Chair, 48 Group Club
  • Adam Dupre, Founder, China Company Research Services
Chen Liming, President of BP China, 2013

Q & A Session