Past event

Research Event

China-UK Business Forum 2012: Global Innovation Exchange

Chatham House, London

Asia Programme


Sir Tom Hunter, Founder, West Coast Capital
Professor Christoph Loch, Director, Cambridge Judge Business School
Stuart Popham QC, Chairman, Chatham House
David Roth, CEO, WPP EMEA
Professor Teng Bingsheng, Associate Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
Professor Xiang Bing, Founding Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
Professor Leslie Young, Faculty, Executive Education, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)


This half-day forum aimed at senior business executives and government officials provides a unique opportunity for those interested in accelerating their understanding of the opportunities of complementary Eastern and Western innovation techniques to network with 60 leading Chinese and European CEOs.

As Western economies manage a period of austerity, the adaptive innovations that Chinese companies have practised are emerging as a competitive advantage in the 21st century, creating value for hundreds of millions of consumers around the world. In response, multinationals are increasingly locating research and development centres in China to combine Western technology with Eastern ingenuity to gain technological advantage in China and around the world.

This forum will provide complementary perspectives from leading CEOs in China and Europe on how their companies manage the creation and commercialisation of ideas.  The panelists will have just completed a three-day Executive Education programme where Chinese and European participants will learn about each other's economies, cultures and perspectives.

This event is held jointly with the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

Please note this is a fee-paying event. To register please visit here.