China Outbound Conference Investment Project Collection 2017


Monday 30 October 2017



China Outbound initiative facilitates links between investors in China and organisations in the UK seeking investment.

The 5th CBBC China Outbound Conference takes place in Shenzhen on 29-30 November 2017 and facilitates collaboration in complementary industries in China and the UK.

According to China’s Ministry of Commerce, Chinese overseas direct investment reached 170.1 billion USD in 2016, up 44 per cent from the previous year. In the first half of 2017, ODI from China was 48.2 billion USD, down 45.8 per cent from the previous year. One of the main reasons is the tighter capital control policy adopted from the end of 2016. However, the trend of Chinese companies investing overseas will continue. As Chinese companies become more experienced in overseas business, the quality and sustainability of Chinese ODI will improve.

The UK’s decision to leave the EU may have brought some uncertainty, but the depreciation of the pound has attracted international investors and the UK remains a top destination for Chinese investors. With its vibrant and open economy, world class research and innovation capability and high complementarity with Chinese industries, the UK is an ideal partner for Chinese companies. British companies are also well-positioned to work with Chinese counterparts in developing third markets.

The annual CBBC China outbound Conference has become a flagship event in the UK-China investment community. Last year’s conference in Shanghai attracted over 450 delegates, of which around 200 were Chinese investors from state owned enterprises and listed companies. Nearly 100 projects were promoted at the conference, alongside one-to-one match-making sessions.

This year, the conference will move to Shenzhen. With over 400 listed companies, Shenzhen has one of the most vibrant economies in China. Delegates will have opportunity to learn about the latest investment policies, new trends in key industries, and to hear case studies of successful investmesnts in the UK.

This year, we will be arranging project pitches and one-to-one meetings between project owners and financial and professional services companies/investors on the morning of the second day. Delegates will also have the opportunity to visit some of Shenzhen’s best known and most successful companies.




Forthcoming Events

January 17 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Peterborough
January 18 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Cambridge
January 19 2018 / 12.30-2.30pm
Peterborough Construction Networking Lunch
January 23 2018 / 7.45-10.00am
Cambridge Safari Networking Breakfast
January 24 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Fenland
January 25 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Beer Tasting and Networking - Ely
February 1 2018 / 9.30am-12.00pm
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