School of Law

Doing business in China: challenges and opportunities

02 May 2013 | 08.15h - 10.00h | Workshop
Addleshaw Goddard LLP

With the Eurozone and US economies still struggling, China's targeted growth in GDP of more than 7.5% in 2013 is a stand out figure. With a rapidly expanding middle class and a new commitment by government to enforce the rule of law, the attraction of doing business in China is clear. Perceptions about the challenges that are to be faced remain widespread. However, more and more companies are concluding that short term difficulties are significantly out-weighed by the potential for long term success.

We will be discussing the risks and challenges when doing business in China, regional differences within China, as well as common gift and hospitality customs. Our panel of speakers, who include Peter van Veen from Transparency International UK, Russell Wallace of PwC, Dr Sophia Tang from Leeds University, and Dr Liying Zhang from the Confucius Institute at Bangor University will draw on their own extensive experience and attempt to demystify the issues that often arise.

There will then be an opportunity to network with business people and the speakers to share ideas and discuss opportunities.

We hope you and/or your colleagues will join us for what promises to be an invaluable forum for understanding the Chinese business landscape.


8.15 - 8.30 Registration and breakfast

8.30 - 9.10 Introduction and panel discussion

9.10 - 9.30 Q&A

9.30 - 10.00 Closing remarks and networking

RSVP: Please RSVP to Alison Day, including details of attendees.

Location Details

Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Sovereign House
Sovereign Street
LS1 1H

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