Burns Night Scottish Connector [Fully Booked]

  • When:
    Monday, 13 January 2020, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Where:
    Central Shanghai, Near British Consulate, Garden Square, Shanghai, (Details of exclusive private venue to be provided upon successful registration).
  • Price:
    RMB 350 for members, RMB 450 for member guests. This is a prepaid event and no refunds will be made.


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The Chamber's Scottish Focus Group invites members to join us at 2020's first 'Scottish Connections' get-together on the evening of Monday, 13 January and celebrate Burns Night in advance!

The 'Scottish Connections' business network has continued to grow and is proving to be a useful network for all those companies and other organisations associated with Scotland and doing business in China. It now has over 120 members and 5 specific events were held in 2019 which proved very popular. We’re looking to maintain that momentum in 2020.

The event will be structured to combine the best of a Scottish Connections networking event with key elements of a traditional Burns Night. It will be held at an exclusive location in central Shanghai and places are strictly limited.

Provisional Running Order

18.00-18.35 Arrival and networking* (Drinks and Scottish canapés available)
18.35-18.40 Opening comments - Blair Kelly, Chair of Scottish Focus Group, and Alan Hepburn, Vice Chair of British Chamber Shanghai and Event Host
18.40-18.50 Reflections on 2019 and looking forward to 2020 - Chris Wood, HM Consul-General Shanghai
18.50-19.00 Outlook for Scotland in 2020 by key sectors - Kevin Liu, Head of Scottish Development International, China
19.00-19.10 Round the Room Reflections – Comments, Questions, Answers
19.10-19.20 Address to the Haggis (poem recital and toast) - Craig MacKenzie, Managing Director of Continuum Ltd
19.20-19.40 Warm bowl of haggis, neeps and tatties to be served & continued networking
19.40-20.10 The poems and music of Robert Burns - Musical Recital by renowned Scottish folk singer and Shanghai resident Alan Cowell
20.10-20.15 Closing remarks and toast to the immortal memory of Robert Burns
20.15-21.00 Continued networking (Drinks and selection of Scottish Confectionery available)
21.00 Event ends

*due to nature of venue, no admittance after 18.35.


 Walk-in is not allowed for this event. 

Event contact

Nathalie Xu