Burns Night Scottish Connector

  • When:
    Monday, 13 January 2020, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Where:
    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.

Online registration for this event is not available.

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 canapés available)
18.35-18.40 Opening comments by Blair Kelly, Chairman of Scottish Focus Group, and Alan Hepburn, Vice Chair of British Chamebr Shanghai and Event Host
18.40-18.50 Reflections on 2019 and looking forward to 2020, by Chris Wood, HM Consul-General Shanghai 
18.50-19.00 Outlook for Scotland in 2020, by Kevin Liu, Head of Scottish Development International, China
19.00-19.10 Address to the Haggis (poem recital and toast) by Craig MacKenzie, Managing Director of Continuum Ltd
19.10-19.35 Warm bowl of haggis neeps and tatties to be served & Continued networking 
19.35-19.55 Business Leaders Panel – Outlook for 2020 by key sectors (Engineering, Energy, F&B, Consumer Goods, Travel and Hospitality) 
19.55-20.10 Burns Musical Recital followed by toast to the immortal memory of Robert Burns 
20.10-21.00 Continued networking (Drinks and selection of Scottish Confectionery available)
21.00 Event Ends 

*Please kindly note due to nature of the venue and event, no admittance can be made after 18.30

 Walk-in is not allowed for this event. 

Event contact

Nathalie Xu