Attendees at the Chinese Overseas Investment conference

On 16 September 2016 a group of business leaders, academics and policy makers gathered together at the University of Northampton to discuss the impact of Chinese overseas investment.

Contributors included:

  • Minister Counsellor Mr Xu Jin at the Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Office of the Chinese Embassy in London
  • Professor Nick Miles OBE, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham
  • Professor Jeremy Clegg at the University of Leeds
  • Mr Edward Brewster Communications Director of Huawei (UK)
  • Mr Stephen Catchpole CEO of South East Midlands LEP (SEMLEP)

Delegates discussed a range of important issues associated with Chinese overseas investment such as the role of universities, sister-city relationships, demands of Chinese investors and the impact on British businesses. Delegates agreed that this is an extremely timely and important cross-sector dialogue on a very important issues.

Watch the conference videos on YouTube.

This conference was organised and facilitated by the China and Emerging Economies Centre.