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Liverpool @ Shanghai World Expo 2010 May 27, 2009

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expoReaching Out to a Global Market – Benefits and Opportunities

Liverpool is the only city in the UK outside London to have a dedicated presence at the world Expo, Shanghai, in 2010.

The city will represent and promote the entire North West region at the event, which is expected to attract over 70m visitors. Located on the banks of the Huangpu River, this purpose built site of 5.26km2 will attract visitors from over 140 countries during May to Oct 2010.

This is a unique opportunity to showcase your organisation on a world stage, access the fastest economy of China at the biggest ever World Expo and establish how your organisation exploits the opportunity to its fullest.

You are invited by Liverpool Vision and Liverpool Chamber of Commerce to attendthis event. We will explainwhat Expo is, the business opportunities for Liverpool’s creative industry and answer your questions.

Time: 14:00-15:30, Friday 19th June, 2009
Venue: Liverpool Chamber of Commerce (Number One Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9HG)

Agenda: 14:00-14:30  networking and registration
14:30-14:35  open remarks
14:35-14:40  Expo video
14:40-15:15 “Liverpool Pavilion at Expo: opportunity to your business”, presentation by Phil Southward, Project Director
15:15-15:30 Q&A

Please RSVP to chinalink@liverpoolchamber.org.uk with your company and contact details.

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Want To Trade With China’s Regional Cities? May 6, 2009

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Chinese FlagLooking to do business in China? This event on Friday 15 May can help you do just that.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) are delighted to announce a seminar, sponsored by Cathay Pacific and supported by the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce to help companies in the North-West of England identify and explore opportunities in China’s regional cities.

Building on the research from UKTI’s recently-published report on ‘Opportunities for UK Businesses in China’s Regional Cities’, you will learn about the dynamic business environment outside traditional centres such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

This roadshow is suitable for:

  • Companies considering entry into the Chinese market for the first time
  • Companies already operating in China, but wishing to expand their markets
  • Companies interested in learning about how the current economic climate is affecting the
  • attractiveness of China as a whole as a place to do business
  • Companies interested in learning about how the UK government can help support your business development in China.

Programme

10:00 – Registration / Welcome Coffee & Tea
10:30 – Chair’s Welcome – Clive Drinkwater, North West Director, UK Trade & Investment
10:45 – Introduction and Overview of the Opportunities in Regional Cities and Key Findings from the
Research Team – Chen Wu, Assistant Director, Research and Consultancy, CBBC
11:15 – Your Gateway to regional cities in China – Shanghai Expo 2010 – Phil Southward, Liverpool Vision
11:30 – Coffee /Tea
11:45 – Case Study
12:10 – Q & A / Discussion
12:25 – Chair’s Closing Remarks
12:30 – Event Finish & Networking Lunch

Win tickets and hotel stay in China with Cathay Pacific and Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts – A chance to win one of two Business class tickets flying to any destination in China on the Cathay Pacific and Dragonair network, including a stopover in Hong Kong AND two-nights complimentary stay at either Island Shangri-La or Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong plus three-nights stay at any hotels in China under the Shangri-la chain.

The prize draw will only be available to registered delegates who attend the Regional Cities events. Full details will be provided at the event.

Cost per ticket – £34.50 per person (£30 + £4.50 VAT)

Download the more info and booking form here or emailEcho.Wang@cbbc.org for more details.

Opportunities For UK Businesses In China’s Regional Cities March 31, 2009

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chinese_drum_set Thursday 16 April 2009

10am – 12.30pm (including lunch)

Venue – One Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9HG

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the China-British Business Council (CBBC) invite you to this seminar, sponsored by Cathay Pacific and supported by the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce to help companies in the North-West of England identify and explore opportunities in China’s regional cities.

The seminar is suitable for:

  • companies considering entry into the Chinese market or already operating in China and wish to expand their markets
  • companies interested in learning about how the current economic climate is affecting the attractiveness of China as a whole as a place to do business
  • companies interested in how the UK government can help support business development in China.

Plus the chance to win tickets and hotel stay in China with Cathay Pacific and Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts –

A chance to win one of two Business class tickets flying to any destination in China on the Cathay Pacific and Dragonair network, including a stopover in Hong Kong AND two-nights complimentary stay at either Island Shangri-La or Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong plus three-nights stay at any hotels in China under the Shangri-la chain.  The prize draw will only be available to registered delegates who attend the Regional Cities events. Full details will be provided at the event.

Cost per ticket –  £34.50 per person (£30 + £4.50 VAT)

For further information please contact Echo Wang at CBBC London, tel: 020 7802 2029 or email: 4Echo.Wang@cbbc.org

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China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) Promotion Event February 20, 2009

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Chinese FlagWednesday 18th March 2009
15:30-17:00pm
Council Chamber
Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
Ground Floor
One Old Hall Street
Liverpool L3 9HG

The China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) is the largest trade fair and business platform in China, with over 170,000 overseas buyers and 22,000 exhibitors at last session.

Canton Fair provides one of the most effective and directs solutions for sourcing from or selling in China. Now, it’s coming to Liverpool, and you have a fantastic opportunity to know more about how taking part could benefit your business.

ChinaLink of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is working closely with Guangzhou-based China Foreign Trade Centre to organise a visit to Liverpool by a delegation from Ministry of Commerce of China and the Canton Fair organiser.

If you are interested in trading with China, or have been involved in the Chinese market already, this is a great chance for you to get the first hand information on import & export opportunities, regulations and best practices. It is of particular interest for companies seeking to outsource, manufacturers requiring components made, importers and exporters, international trade advisers, wholesalers and policy officials from local authorities. If you would like to develop your business in China market, you just can’t miss it.

The event is free to attend however places are limited, allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Agenda:
3:30 Registration & networking
4:00 Welcome address by Chamber
4:10 Speech from Ministry of Commerce of China
Presentation from China Foreign Trade Centre
4:30 Canton Fair Video
4:40 Q&A

To book your place, please email chinalink@liverpoolchamber.org.uk with your name, company details and delegate numbers, or download and complete the attached booking form.

Chinese Delegates Visit City February 3, 2009

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chinese_premier_09Chinese delegates visited Liverpool last week ahead of Liverpool’s exhibition in the Urban Best Practice Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

The chief planner of the World Expo site was amongst the delegates, along with the chief planner of the Urban Best Practice Pavilion. The delegation was met by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr. Steve Rotherham, Liverpool City Council leaders Warren Bradley and Mike Storey, and a number of other high level members of Liverpool’s civic and business communities.

The delegates were given a tour of the city, which included the Albert Dock and Liverpool One, before being taken to the university to view a student exhibition showcasing potential designs for Liverpool’s place at the World Expo. The party then moved on to the town hall for a drinks reception.

The purpose of the visit was to reinforce Liverpool’s commitment to strong relations between China and the UK – a message which was reinforced in London by the visit of Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao to hold talks with Gordon Brown about increasing trade between the UK and China (pictured above).

Nominate For China Awards January 13, 2009

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small_ox18:30 – 22:00, Thursday 5 February 2009
Haydock Park Racecourse, WA12 0HQ

Liverpool Chamber, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment and the North West Development Agency, would like to invite you to a banquet dinner to welcome Chinese New Year (Year of OX).

At the dinner, we will recognise and reward North West England business and individual’s dynamism and success in Greater China. Courtesy of Finnair, a business class flight ticket to China will be presented to the Award winners.

The Awards have two categories:

Business Award

Entries are invited from companies doing business in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, demonstrating a strategic approach to at least one of the three markets.

Download nomination form here

Recognition Award

Nominations are invited for an individual or organisation that has made a significant contribution to develop business links with mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.

Download nomination form here

Download award criteria details here.

Places are limited, so register now to guarantee your place!

Tickets are £55 +VAT per person, or £480 +VAT for a table of ten.

Download the booking form here.

Go China – Chinese New Year Dinner And Greater China Awards January 12, 2009

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18:30 – 22:00, Thursday 5 February 2009
Haydock Park Racecourse, WA12 0HQ

China is one of the world’s most rapidly growing economies, with GDP growth figures of around 9 percent per annum in the past quarter century. In 2007, total UK export were worth £3.9bn – an increase of 13% over 2006. This makes China the UK’s 11th largest export market.

Many businesses are aware of the massive potential for success in China, but they may not know how to capitalise on those opportunities. The potential market for UK products will develop rapidly as China’s economy moves towards selling more sophisticated products and services in to competitive market place.

Liverpool Chamber, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment and the North West Development Agency, would like to invite you to a banquet dinner to welcome Chinese New Year (Year of OX).

At the dinner, we will recognise and reward North West England business and individual’s dynamism and success in Greater China. Courtesy of Finnair, a business class flight ticket to China will be presented to the Award winners.

The Awards have two categories:

Business Award

Entries are invited from companies doing business in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, demonstrating a strategic approach to at least one of the three markets.

Recognition Award

Nominations are invited for an individual or organisation that has made a significant contribution to develop business links with mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.

Places are limited, so register now to guarantee your place!

Tickets are £55 +VAT per person, or £480 +VAT for a table of ten.

Download the booking form here.

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Pre-dinner reception sponsored by The Consultancy Company.

China Market Seminar And Trade Clinics November 28, 2008

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chinese_drum_set1430 – 1700 pm, 12th December 2008
Council Chamber, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

Seminar: Impacts of Credit Crunch on Post-Olympics China Market
1430 – 1530

What should British business make of the impacts generated by the Beijing Olympics? Will China or Beijing suffer a post Olympics blue?

Will China be affected by the credit crunch? Will China’s economy slow down significantly or will China be the new opportunity for the global economic growth? What are the policies of Chinese government toward UK-China trade and investment? How should the importers, exporters and investors reposition themselves and change their China strategy under the new global uncertainty? Will China continue to be the workshop of the world? Where will be the new growing hotspots in China? What are other potential new challenges and opportunities?

Speakers at the seminar to cover the topics include:

  • Jack Stopforth, CEO, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Ni Jian, Chinese Consul General in Manchester (to be confirmed)
  • Dr. Kegang Wu, CEO ChinaDirect UK and Consultant to Liverpool Chamber

China Market Trade Clinics
1530 – 1700

You will have an opportunity to book an one to one session with Dr. Kegang Wu, consultant to Liverpool Chamber and a leading China market adviser in the UK market to discuss specific project or issue of China market.

The Chamber have been operating a number of services and programme in supporting Merseyside companies in international trade and a member of the Chamber’s team will be available to discuss with you about our current / future programmes, please specific one of the following topics when you  book:

  • Finical support for SME companies in Merseyside
  • ERDF China programme

The seminar and trade clinics are free. You could attend any one of them or both of them.

For more information or to book, please email: chinalink@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

Lunch with Beijing Olympics – A Celebration At The European Capital of Culture July 18, 2008

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12:00 -14:30 noon,
08.08.08
Harbour City, 27-35 Berry Street, Chinatown, Liverpool L1 9DF

You Don’t have to be in Beijing to watch the Olympic Opening live!

“At lunchtime on Friday 8 August, the world will turn its eyes to the Olympic Stadium in Beijing for the spectacle and splendour of the Opening Ceremony. Millions of people worldwide will view this historic event, which marks the beginning of 16 days of world-class competition.” (BBC Sport).

This luncheon event is organised by ChinaLink for hundreds to share in this special celebration. Dr. Kegang Wu, Chief China Adviser for British Chambers of Commerce and Director of ChinaLink, said “This Olympics is of extra significance for those of us who are connected both with China and the UK because London will take over the Olympic torch from Beijing at the end.”

If you are disappointed about not being able to be in Beijing, why don’t you join us at this specially organised luncheon to celebrate?

If you have been looking for a unique event to entertain your clients or staff, what can be more special than to invite your guests on such a memorable occasion?

If you like Chinese culture or share an interest in the local Chinese community, this is the opportunity to rub shoulders with the locals at the heart of Liverpool Chinatown.

If you are ChinaLink clients who have been doing business with China, what better to do than coming to toast ‘Gan Bei’ for your business success?

If you are just starting to put China on your business agenda, you won’t find a better crowd to network with at the lunch.

If you are Chinese businessmen, officers, and students visiting the UK or British Chinese, you will be proud to share the moment simultaneously with the 1.3 billion Chinese in China who will be also watching live on TV.

The cost of the event, including drink at arrival and a three course Chinese lunch is £35.25 per head (or £30 concession) inclusive of VAT. (Cheque to be made payable to Liverpool Chamber of Commerce), or a table of 10 at £300 plus VAT.  We anticipate this to be a popular event.

(Car parking: free customer car park at the rooftop of the restaurant, access via Knight Street)

Programme:

·12:00 Network & China market updates, invited guests including the Chinese Consul General, Mr. Jianzhong Gong
·13:00 Watch BBC One live coverage of the opening ceremony on 50″ TVs
·13:08 Join the celebration ( 08:08 pm Beijing time)
·13:15 Enjoy delicious Chinese sit-down lunch

Booking

To book your place, please email ChinaLink at chinalink@liverpoolchamber.org.uk or call us on 0151 227 1234.

Can You Help Our China Earthquake Appeal? May 21, 2008

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Over a week after the devastating earthquake measuring a massive 7.9 on the Richter scale in Sichuan province, China and the rest of the world, are still coming to terms with the magnitude of this tragedy.

  • An estimated 71,000 thousand have been killed, buried or remain unaccounted for.
  • 5,000,000 are now homeless and in need of support.
  • 220,000 have been injured, many of them children.
  • The devastation zone measures an area of approximately 100,000 square kilometres (40,000 square miles) — an area roughly three quarters the size of England. Entire towns in mountainous Sichuan province were flattened in Monday’s quake, and have subsequently been hit by further aftershocks and landslides, making the ongoing search for any remaining survivors impossible.

With rescue operations across Sichuan continuing, providing accommodation and medicine to those lucky to survive is now critical.

Tents, medicines & equipment are in short supply and are urgently needed. We appeal to the business community in the UK to help in supporting the effort to collect donated and purchased tents and medicines for China’s earthquake zones. The Chinese Embassy and Consulate General will help in making arrangements at the China end to ensure a speedy delivery to the Earthquake area.

Please contact ChinaLink (0151 227 1233 email: chinalink@liverpoolchamber.org.uk if you are able to help in one or more of the following areas:

1. Donation of tents (family size / unused in original package)
2. Donation of medicines & other equipment (see the list below)
3. Offer of discounted supply of tents and medicines
4. Donation of cash (we will use these to purchase discounted supply of tents and medicine)
5. Offer of airfreight the tents and medicines to China

Any enquiry should be directed to Dr. Kegang Wu, Director of ChinaLink / Chief China Adviser, British Chambers of Commerce on kegang.wu@britishchambers.org.uk / 07974753528

This document and the list of medicines and equipment is also available at www.chinalink.org.uk

This appeal is supported by:

  • The Consulate General, The Peoples’ Republic of China in Manchester
  • The British Chambers of Commerce
  • ChinaLink
  • Liverpool Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Susino (UK) Ltd.

Click ‘more’ for the full list of medicines and equipment needed.

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