China Moves Up the Value Chain at Home and Overseas: How Will it Achieve This and Will it Work?

21 September 2009 - 12:00am to 11:00pm

Chatham House, London


Sue Bishop, former Head of the Centre for Global Finance, University of Nottingham Ningbo and British Consul-General, Shanghai (2003-2006)
Stephen Clarke, Vehicle Systems, Global Product Group Director
Benjamin Schmittzehe CEO, Schmittzehe & Partners China Advisory
Paddy Horgan, Managing Director, EMEA, Asia Business, APCO Worldwide
Chair: Dr Kerry Brown, Senior Fellow, Asia Programme Chatham House



'Made in China' has long been synonymous with low value and low quality. However, with a fast-growing consumer fervour seeking out brands, a rise in the number of creative entrepreneurs and government-led emphasis on innovation, China is set to shift from being a producer of cheap goods for export to emerge as a creator of quality goods of increased value and design.

This seminar will look at what challenges Chinese organisations may face to be recognised internationally and how they will manage in the competitive, international market-place, and the opportunities for UK Plc in light of these developments.

This seminar is organized by the Asia Programme in conjunction with Schmittzehe & Partners China Advisory and Chopsticks Club.

Ticket price: £45.00 (£35.00 for Chatham House and Chopsticks Club members). 

This event is the second in a series of three events. The third seminar will take place in November.