WITH BRIGHTENING PROSPECTS, AND RECENT RESUMPTION OF CHINA TRAVEL, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO LOOK AHEAD TO THE OUTLOOK FOR UK-CHINA BUSINESS. MAKE SURE YOU JOIN THE CHINA-BRITAIN BUSINESS COUNCIL SUPPORTED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS AND TRADE AND THE MANCHESTER CHINA FORUM FOR AN EVENT KINDLY HOSTED BY KPMG TO EXPLORE UK-CHINA TRADE RELATIONS, THE POLICY ENVIRONMENT IN BOTH COUNTRIES, AND HOW UK BUSINESSES CAN CAPITALISE ON GREEN TRADE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
China is the second largest global economy and the UK’s third largest trading partner. Total trade between the UK and China was worth £111 billion in 2022. UK exports to China amounted to £37.6 billion, a 37.7% year-on-year increase. Of this £27.6 billion was goods exports (+53.6% YoY) and £10 billion was service exports (+7.2% YoY).
Many UK businesses have found huge success in the China market. But the global economic slowdown, the covid pandemic, and geo-political tensions have all had an impact on the environment for international business there.
Our line-up of speakers from business, academia and government will discuss the prospects for trade with China supporting post-pandemic economic growth, revitalising UK exports, and stimulating regional investment opportunities.
Indeed, China and the UK face many of the same challenges: rebuilding economic growth while making the transition to Net Zero, dealing with technological change, and addressing growing disparities in regional economic development.
Business links and trade and investment have a key role to play in tackling these challenges, through the investment, technology, and expertise they mobilise helping to accelerate the transition to a greener economy, catalyse innovation, and tackle regional inequalities.
KPMG, One St Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 3AE
2pm Arrival and Registration
2:30pm Welcome Remarks
2:45pm Plenary Session
3:45pm Coffee Break
4pm Thematic Breakout Sessions x 3 (Consumer, Healthcare and Green Technologies/Net Zero)
6pm Event Ends
1 St. Peters Square
Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3AE