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Horasis China Meeting

17 Oct, 2017

5-6 November 2017, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Top executives coming from or working in China will gather at the Horasis Meeting in Sheffield. There Brian Grim, President of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, will discuss how tapping into traditional Chinese values – including religious faith – is good for sustainable business.

Horasis will convene the 2017 Horasis China Meeting on 5-6 November in Sheffield, United Kingdom, co-hosted by the Sheffield City Region and the China Federation of Industrial Economics. More than 300 participants from business and government will join an intense two-day programme designed for senior decision makers from China and the world to identify business opportunities and innovative approaches to economic development.

Participants will discuss a wide range of issues related to China and its new economic leadership role. With the UK’s historic decision to leave the European Union, the summit will reflect on the implications for Chinese firms. The UK wants to build on its relationship with China, which has strengthened significantly in recent years, and establish a sound post-Brexit dialogue. The UK could be central to China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, with the UK developing into a hub for construction and design competencies as well as other professional services linked to China’s outbound plan. Chinese partners are a major and growing part of Sheffield City Region’s unfolding success story, with the biggest Chinese investment outside London coming to the city centre earlier this year.

The Horasis China Meeting is the foremost annual gathering of Chinese business leaders and their global counterparts. The location of the meeting rotates annually, and has been held in Geneva/Switzerland (2005, 2006), Frankfurt/Germany (2007), Barcelona/Spain (2008), Lisbon/Portugal (2009), City of Luxembourg/Luxembourg (2010), Valencia/Spain (2011), Riga/Latvia (2012), The Hague/The Netherlands (2013), Lake Como/Italy (2014), Cascais/Portugal (2015) and Interlaken/Switzerland (2016).

Horasis: The Global Visions Community is an independent international organization committed to enacting visions for a sustainable future. In addition to the Horasis China Meeting, Horasis hosts the Horasis Global Meeting as well regional events focusing on India, Russia, South East Asia and the Arab world.

The co-chairs are: Anson Chan, Chairman, Bonds Group of Companies, Hong Kong SAR Guan Jianzhong, Chairman, Dagong Global Credit Rating, China Roger King, Member of the Supervisory Board, Orient Overseas (International), Hong Kong SAR Lu Yuebing, Chairman, TsingRay Investment Management, China Pierce Riemer, Director General, World Petroleum Council, United Kingdom Sun Ho, Chairman, Chang Cheng Insurance Brokers, China David Wright, Senior Advisor, Barclays International, United Kingdom Deborah Wince-Smith, President, United States Council on Competitiveness, USA Wu Yijian, Chairman, Ginwa Investments Holding Group, China William Y. Zhang, Chairman, EU-China Municipal Development Commission, China Zhao Jiasheng, Vice Chairman, China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, China


Horasis is a global visions community committed to enact visions for a sustainable future. (http://www.horasis.org) For more information, please contact: Communications and Public Affairs Horasis. The Global Visions Community phone: +41 79 305 3110 fax: +41 44 214 6502 e-mail: visions@horasis.org