UK-China Business: The prospects ahead & the role of the RMB

Date: Wednesday, 15th July 2015
Time: 13.00-14.30
Venue: Dining Room B, House of Commons

Chaired by Richard Graham MP (APPCG Chair)

  • Chris Davies (CEO International, HSBC Bank plc)
  • Gordon Orr (Director and Chairman of McKinsey Asia)
  • Stephen Phillips (Chief Executive, China Britain Business Council)

The inaugural meeting of the APPCG in this Parliament will be a lunchtime roundtable on 15th July, and we invite Parliamentary members of the APPCG to join this conversation with UK-China business leaders on the trade links between our two countries.

All across the UK, China’s maturing economy presents real opportunities for people and businesses. There’s more opportunities for the British service sector, more Chinese money available to invest in UK business and infrastructure than ever before, and the development of London as a centre for Chinese renminbi (RMB) sits at the core of this, maintaining the UK’s status as a global financial powerhouse.

Our wide-ranging discussion will cover the importance of the China-UK economic partnership for British exporters and for companies and infrastructure projects seeking Chinese investment. We will also be considering the opportunities and risks that the increasing importance of the Renminbi will have for Britain.