Scaling the Great Wall of Chinese opportunities in a post-Brexit era

Oct 7, 9.00 AM

China has quickly evolved from being a sourcing destination to being the world’s strongest sustainable growth market. China’s economy is the second-largest in the world, and the country is currently experiencing rapid changes in demographics and spending power.

With the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, British businesses are fighting to expand into other markets as they face an unknown future with Europe. Likewise, where British wages have stagnated, China’s burgeoning population of middle-class consumers is growing, alongside its proportion of ultra-rich citizens.

Exciting new sectors and opportunities are opening up on the Chinese market, but ‘scaling the wall of opportunity’ comes with its own unique set of challenges. Finding the right business partners is key in navigating cultural attitudes, government touchpoints and stakeholders.

At Envestors we’ve spent the last 3 years building relationships on-the-ground in China to help high-growth companies take advantage of the opportunities there.

To illustrate what British companies can expect when operating in China, we’re organizing a live event, for which we’ve assembled a panel of guests with first-hand experience in operating on and expanding to the Chinese market.

We will discuss:

  • Why UK companies should consider China
  • How to successfully secure strategic Chinese investment and M&A partners
  • Understanding the importance of support available from provincial government organisations, including grants and incentives
  • Incorporation and joint ventures in China
  • Protecting IP in joint ventures in China
  • AgPlus: Expanding into China – a UK company’s perspective and journey

This digital event takes place on Wednesday, October 7.

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Our speakers:

Bin YU – Director of the Fintech department of Shenzhen Securities Information Co. Ltd., Responsible Person  – Shenzhen Stock Exchange Platform

Bin YU leads a cross-border matchmaking platform (V-Next) for growth finance and aims to bridge global innovation with Chinese capital and know-how. The platform is dedicated to building a global ecosystem of innovation, which has covered 41 countries so far and has attracted more than 20,600 Chinese institutional investors and 2,500+ listed Chinese corporations.

 

Dr. Li Wu, Partner – Anjie Law Firm, IP expert

Dr. Li Wu is an attorney at law and patent attorney qualified to practice in both China and the US. His practices cover all aspects of intellectual property law. He mainly focuses on providing a full spectrum of patent services and helping clients set up their IP protection and enforcement strategy, in particular concerning their complex and advanced technology. He regularly represents clients in matters arising from patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and technology transfer.

 

Mark Hedley – Regional Director, Great London, and Sector Lead for Technology at the China-Britain Business Council

Mark works with UK tech start-ups on their China go-to-market strategies and advises Chinese investors looking for a presence on the UK market. In his previous position in a Shanghai-based consulting firm, he has helped a range of clients with opportunity assessment and market validation, on-the-ground business development, corporate structuring, and licensing agreements.

 

Christopher Getley – Chairman, AgPlus Diagnostics

AgPlus Diagnostics has developed a diagnostic technology platform that satisfies the market requirement of a fully connected, rapid quantitative PoC test for use across a wide range of clinical applications. The company successfully attracted Chinese investment and also set up a joint venture with its Chinese partner in Suzhou, China. Christopher has over 25 years of experience at senior level in financial services and now is the chairman of AgPlus Diagnostics.

 

 

Chloe Zhang – VC, head of UK at G5 Capital

G5 Capital is a corporate venture capital of Jiangong Real Estate Group. Before joining G5, Chloe was Managing Partner at a Silicon Valley based angel investment firm and co-founder of the firm’s Shanghai-based accelerator. Previously, Chloe was a partner at Dark Horse Group, running global strategy and international business growth.

 

 

 

This digital event takes place on Wednesday 7th October, at 9.00am.

Register now