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An Evening with the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University - Charting a Course for China-UK Relations

An Evening with the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University - Charting a Course for China-UK Relations

The Guanghua-Kellogg Executive MBA Program would like to cordially invite you to a reception and presentation at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel in London. 


Invited by Global China Dialogue, YES Global, and UVIC Group, the Dean of Guanghua School of Management (Peking University), Dr Cai Hongbin will lead a group of distinguished speakers in discussing UK-China relations and economic issues. The forum will take place on 28th Feb 2016 at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel in London. 

During the past 30 years, economic and financial developments in China occur at startling speed — how do these developments critically impact the global economy? What insights can be offered on the China-UK innovation and cooperation?

We expect a thorough, enlightening and engaging discussion from all industry and business professionals involved. We hope that you can join us for this event so that we might together discuss channels for bilateral cooperation and the future of China-UK business relationships.

Event Details

Date: Sunday, 28 February 2016

Time: 6:00PM – 8:30PM

Place: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London

Address: 66 Knightbridge, London SW1X 7LA, UK


Organizer: the Guanghua-Kellogg Executive MBA Program

Co-organizers: Global China Dialogue and YES Global

Co-hosts: Learning without Borders and UVIC Group

Media partnerInteractive Media Britain

Registration: Write to edu@uvic.co.uk for registration by the 25 February

Note: This event is by invitation only. We offer few seats on a first come first served basis.


6:00PM – 6:30PM Registration & Networking

6:30 – 7:30PM Speech

7:30 – 7:45PM Q & A

7:45 – 8:30PM Reception

Speakers in Alphabetical Order

                 Dr. Hongbin Cai is currently Professor in Economics and Dean of Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. He taught at University of California, Los Angeles before moving back to Peking University. He is a National Chang Jiang Scholar (awarded by Ministry of Education of China) and a National Outstanding Young Researcher (awarded by National Science Foundation of China). Professor Cai has published many academic papers in top international journals in economics and finance, in a wide range of areas including game theory, Chinese economy, industrial organization and corporate finance. He is elected as a Fellow and a Council member of the Econometric Society. Professor Cai is a member of the National People’s Congress, and a member of the Central Committee of China Democratic League and Vice Chairman of its Committee of Economic Affairs. He was the founding president of The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA, overseas).


                Mr. Xu Jin brings a wealth of experience in the field of international trade and commerce to his post as Minister Counsellor of the Economic and Commercial Office at the Chinese Embassy in London. Educated at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, and with management and export training from Harvard Business School and Trinity College Dublin respectively, Mr. Jin has been an official in the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) since 1984. In his time at MOFCOM, Mr. Jin has held important positions such as President of the Academy for International Business Officials and Deputy Director General of the Department of American and Oceania Trade Affairs and more.


                 H-J Colston Called a ‘friend of China’ by President Xi Jinping during his State Visit to the UK in October 2015, Ms. H-J Colston has been at the forefront of the China-UK space for over 20 years. As Joint CEO of Chopsticks Club, the UK’s largest, independent China-UK professionals’ membership network, Ms. Colston supports both Chinese & UK organisations, including schools and universities, to build their in and outbound businesses through a portfolio of services, networking events, cultural training and China briefings. She is dedicated to building positive bi-lateral relations through the Chopsticks Club network, founded in 1993 and now comprising 4,000 people – 50% of whom are Chinese.


                    Mr. David Stringer-Lamarre is the Chairman of the Institute of Directors (IoD), City of London, which has 1000+ business leaders and entrepreneurs as members. The branch covers the City of London and Canary Wharf. IoD City of London has several Special Interest Groups including: China, Property, Financial Services & Young Executives. The Institute of Directors as a whole has 34,000 members. Mr. Stringer-Lamarre is the Managing Director of Fortis Consulting London leading a group of experts focused upon organisational development, with a particular focus upon effective communication and engagement. Cross cultural communication is a central part of the company’s work. 37 countries are covered including China & the UK.


                      Mr. Xingang Wang‘s professional experience includes engineering consulting and investment banking. He is currently working in the City and recently published his first book to give career advice. He was the Parliamentary candidate for Manchester Central in 2015 General Election. During his spare time he served as a Magistrate, a local councillor and writing his own political column. He studied Engineering at Imperial College London, Mathematics at Oxford and Harvard Business School.



About the Guanghua-Kellogg Executive MBA (GK-EMBA) Program

Blending both Guanghua and Kellogg’s long histories of academic excellence and superior management research, the Guanghua-Kellogg Executive MBA program features an integrated curriculum that equips executives with the business acumen and network necessary for success in China and worldwide. The program is designed to meet the needs of the 21st century executive and to facilitate networking with the world’s most dynamic multinational companies and their executives. It emphasizes the on-the-ground business practices and public policies that define the “real China.”


Photos Of Speakers

Speakers from left to right: Professor Hongbin Cai, Mr. Xu Jin, Mr. David Stringer-Lamarre, Mr. Xingang Wang, Ms H-J Colston and Mr James Bannerman.

From left to right: Ms LIU Xiaoxi, the Deputy Director of The Guanghua-Kellogg Executive MBA Program, was introducing the programme, interviewing Mr Jin Xu, Minister Counsellor of the Economic and Commercial Office at the Chinese Embassy in London, and discussing with Mr. David Stringer-Lamarre is the Chairman of the Institute of Directors (IoD), City of London.

At the event


Co-organizers with some speakers

Co-organizers with some speakers from left to right: Global China Dialogue (Professor Xiangqun Chang, middle), YES Global (Ms Amanda Wang, left), UVIC Group (Ms Tanya Wang, right), Professor Hongbin Cai, Mr. Xu Jin and Mr. Xingang Wang.

Co-organizers, VIP guests with some speakers. Speakers from left to right: Professor Hongbin Cai, Mr and Mrs. David Stringer-Lamarreme, Ms H-J Colston and Mr James Bannerman.


Speakers discuss with participants






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