Position Paper - Shanghai Event

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  • When:
    Thursday, 22 August 2019, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Where:
    Houston Meeting Room, ATLAS Workplace, 3F, Shanghai Agile International Plaza, 寰图办公空间,休斯顿会议室 ,雅居乐国际广场三楼
    525 Xizang Middle Road
  • Price:
    RMB 100 for members, RMB 200 for member guests.

Early in May this year, the British Chambers of Commerce in China launched the inaugural Position Paper to provide advocacy and representation on behalf of British businesses operating in China. The launch of the Position Paper was in response to demand from member companies, and it was the first time that British business in China took a united stance on the business environment in China.

The Paper is the product of a process collecting the voice of British business on the regulatory barriers that they face, areas of opportunity for bilateral cooperation and recommendations for market access reform. Since its launch in May, the Paper communicated the needs of British business to the UK and China governments and brought positive effect in helping to encourage further dialogue and enact meaningful change. In the past two months, a delegation of members of the Chambers have presented the Paper to a number of key governmental officials in both China and the UK, including:

  • Mr. Hu Chunhua, Vice Premier of China
  • Mr. Yu Yuantang, Deputy Director General, Department European Affairs, Ministry of Commerce of China
  • Madam Bao, Minister Counselor, Chinese Embassy to the UK
  • Mr. Fang, Chairman, Chinese Chamber in the UK
  • Richard Graham MP, Chair of All Party Parliamentary China Group
  • Baroness Fairhead CBE, Minister for Trade and Export Promotion, Department for International Trade
  • Richard Burn, HM Trade Commissioner to China
  • Sir Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary of HM Treasury
  • Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce in the UK

On 22 August, we are delighted to invite the delegation to share with the Shanghai members

  • the key findings of the Position Paper
  • the outcomes of the delegation’s recent meetings with the British and Chinese governmental officials, and
  • the plan for future Position Papers and how members in Shanghai can get involved


Registration and Networking

Opening Remarks by James Dunn, Head of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai

Position Paper Presentation by Nicholas Holt, Former Chairman of British Chamber of Commerce in China, Head of Research at Knight Frank

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Steven Lynch, Managing Director of British Chamber of Commerce in China

Rosie Hawes, Chair of The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai; Partner at Control Risks
Ray Chisnall, At-Large Member (Co-opted) of The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai; Asia Pacific Regional Director & Country Manager (China) at Gleeds;
St. John Moore, Chairman of British Chamber of Commerce in China; Partner & Head of Beijing at Brunswick


Networking and Event Closes

To find more about the Position Paper or download a digital copy, please click here (both English and Chinese versions are available).


No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100. 

Walk-in Policy: Walk-in is not allowed for this event. 

Speaker Introduction

Nicholas Holt

Head of Research, Asia Pacific, Knight Frank; Former Chairman, BritCham China

Nicholas has worked in the property industry in France, Vietnam, Singapore and China, and has headed Knight Frank’s Asia Pacific research for the last five years. A regular commentator on the property industry in international media, Nicholas looks forward to working with the committee to ensure the Chamber acts as a clear and powerful voice for British business in China.

Steven Lynch

Managing Director, The British Chamber of Commerce in China

Steven grew up in Cambridge and moved to Beijing in 2012 working in events while studying Chinese. Steven has worked for the British Chamber for over four years as Assistant Director in charge of Events and Business Development. Steven has an MSc in Business strategy from Warwick Business School and a BA (hons) from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Rosie Hawes

Partner, Control Risks; Chair, British Chamber Shanghai

Rosie Hawes is a Partner in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in Greater China and North Asia. In this role, she leads a team of consultants in advising clients in areas of business intelligence, pre-transaction due diligence and reactive investigations. Rosie has more than a decade’s experience conducting comprehensive due diligence research and enquiries across all major sectors.

Prior to this role, Rosie ran the Moscow-based Russia and Central Asia Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence team, where, in addition to leading pre-transaction due diligence and business intelligence projects, she was responsible for managing fraud investigations and anti-corruption training. Before joining Control Risks, Rosie worked at the British Embassy in Moscow as deputy head of the Organised Crime Liaison Office for Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

Ray Chisnall

Asia Pacific Regional Director & Country Manager (China), Gleeds; At-Large Member (Co-opted), British Chamber Shanghai

In a career spanning 30 years, Ray has lived & worked in China for 19 of them and before Gleeds worked for ABB, Johnson Matthey and ICI. Ray was Chair of the Construction & Property Focus Group for the British Chamber Shanghai; as well as being active with the Manchester China Forum & the Chamber’s Manchester Working Group; he sits on the Advisory Board of the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus. Ray was co-author of the inaugural Position Paper on behalf of all four British Chambers in China and was part of the London outreach delegation presenting the Paper to the UK government and other stakeholders.

St. John Moore

Partner & Head of Beijing, Brunswick; Chairman, BritCham China

St. John has over 15 years’ experience in Beijing working with foreign companies operating across China, and Chinese companies going global. He regularly advises on government engagement, public policy issues, market access challenges and cross-border M&A and looks forward to bringing these experiences to the Exco.

Event contact

Hilary Wu