Market Day: China

Date and Time

Fri, 20th September 2019

10:00 – 13:30 BST



Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Elliot House

151 Deansgate


M3 3WD


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Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with are hosting an event on the Chinese market this 20th September, companies will also have the opportunity to book one-to-one meetings with our Chinese market experts.


Why Consider China?

  • Predicted to become the world’s largest luxury goods market by 2020
  • in 2017, UK exports to China were worth £22.3 billion
  • China accounted for 3.6% of UK exports and 7.0% of all UK imports.
  • China is the UK’s 6th largest trade partner for UK-China exports, and the 4th largest trade partner for Imports


Why attends this seminar?

  • It is true that the Chinese market is vast and holds a lot of potential for UK companies, but whether you are already in the market or looking to start doing business with China for the first time, there are a few key considerations that need to be taken in to account to achieve success.
  • This event will aim to equip you with better ways to help you succeed with the Chinese market, developing the right business model, communicating effectively with the Chinese, adapting to a digital China, managing talent acquisition, and engaging Chinese investors;
  • There will be opportunity to book one to one meeting with our Chinese market experts should you want to gain a more in-depth insight into the Chinese market.


Who are

As GMCC’s trusted partner for all things relating to the Chinese market, is the go-to platform for better engagement with China powered by technology. Whether you want to find trusted translators, consultants or other business professionals that have experience with the Chinese market – Crayfish’s innovative online platform allows you to source your own talent and team. Crayfish also offers knowledge-sharing and handholding to make sure you get the right support concerning China.



10:00am – 10:30am Registration

10:30am – 10:40 am Opening speech by Clive Memmott, CEO GMCC

10:40am – 12:30am Presentations: Lord Wei, House of Lords; Representative from the Chinese General Consulate; Ting Zhang & Jiao Li from

12:30 Networking & Lunch

Optional: 121 meetings with experts in the Chinese market in the afternoon

*This agenda may be subject to change without prior notice.


Who are the speakers?

Lord Wei of Shoreditch is the first British-born person of Chinese origin to have become a member of the House of Lords. He is the creator of the Wei report which assessed how Manchester could do more with China, one of whose recommendations led to the creation of the Manchester China Forum, of which he is a founding member of the Board. He is also founding and former partner of the Shaftesbury Partnership, Teach First, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. With insight and deep experience in technology, innovation, management consulting, venture capital and social enterprises, he is passionate about building enterprises with China and brings a shared vision for helping more UK SMEs to trade with China.

Ting is the Founder & CEO of She has 20+ years experience of UK-China international business, trade and investment and has personally guided many British entrepreneurs and helped them achieve better results in doing business with China. She previously established China Business Solutions which then became one of the most reputable China specialist consultancies in Europe. In her continuous pursuit for a more efficient and affordable way to facilitate international trade with China, Ting launched in 2017, the first online platform dedicated to English-Chinese bilingual business services.

Jiao Li is an e-commerce and digital marketing professional and the Co-Founder of After achieving top marks at the London School of Economics, she went on to become Unilever’s E-commerce and Digital Manager, where she led a cross-functional team in UK and China to relaunch a key range of 60 products in e-commerce, and developed and led successful social media and website campaigns. Jiao is passionate about digital marketing and she is keen to help Western brands to reach out and interact with their Chinese audiences in a smarter and more engaging way.


Who should attend?

Companies who are actively do business with China or are looking to expand/set operations, export and/or import to/from China. Spaces for service providers that offer services relating to the Chinese market are limited, and your registration on this page is not a guarantee of attendance.


Registrations will be confirmed at least week before the event.


Costs: This event is free of charge, but registration is required.


Cancellation Terms

In case you are no longer able to attend this event, please note you must cancel your place at least 5 working days before the event. The cancellation must be in writing and sent to indicating the event you are cancelling for and delegate(s) details. Failure to do so will incur in a cancellation fee as follows: £10+VAT for members per delegate and £15+VAT for non-members per delegate.



Registration is subject to availability and registration details will be shared with event’s partners.


Please note: There may be photographs taken at our events that will be used for marketing purposes and on our social media channels. If you do not wish to appear in any of our marketing materials or on our social media channels, please inform a member of the team on the day.