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Department For International Trade (DIT)

China Britain Business Council (CBBC)

Manchester Science Partnerships

In the context of progressive change in the Chinese life science market, and a growing interest from UK companies, the UK Department for International Trade is organising a series of one-day seminars across the UK. This event will feature expert speakers on important topics for UK businesses that are considering exports/operations in China, or that are already active there.

This event will also include the opportunity for 1-2-1 meetings with senior life science focused DIT trade and investment specialists who based in China, and a delegation of Chinese partner organisations that specialise in helping foreign life science businesses to access the Chinese market.

8:30-9am

Arrivals & Registration

09:00-09:15

Welcomes/Introductions

09:15-09:45

China Life Science Opportunities

Simon Mellon, HM Consul, Assistant Director South China - Life Sciences, Health and Social Care UK Consulate Guangzhou

09:45-10:15

Regulatory update/navigating the CFDA

Kevin Holland DIT Minister-Counsellor & Director for Life Sciences, Health and Social Care in China, UK Embassy Beijing

10:15-10:45 

Coffee break/Networking

10:45-11:15

IP protection

Patent & Intellectual Property Expert, Marks and Clerk

11:15-11:45

UK company case study, Learnings from experience TBC

11:45-12:15

Begin or grow your activity in China – Support available to UK business

(DIT Josh/Kevin, UKEF Hitesh, CBBC Chris/Wendy)

12:15  Chinese Business Delegates Arrive

12:15-13:30

Lunch/networking 12:30pm

13:30-15:30

Chinese company introductions & 1-2-1 business matching

15:30

Event Close

Please email ditlifesciences@brayleino.co.uk to sign up.