20th - 21st November 2018

Cambridge China Forum

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Cambridge China Forum 2018, a must-attend bespoke event driving UK |China business relationships and opportunities.

20 November 2018


Registration | Exhibition Space | Networking



Jinzhao Li, Founder and Director, Cambridge China Centre


Keynote: Cambridge – a remarkable example for university-industry cooperation

John Bridge OBE DL, Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce


Keynote: China’s latest progress in science, technology and innovation & Sino-UK cooperation prospects

Sunan Jiang, Minister Counsellor for Science & Technology, Chinese Embassy in the UK


Plenary 1: Cambridge-China Collaboration Opportunities

Chair: Ting Zhang, Founder and CEO, Crayfish.io
Alan Pain, Regional Director, DIT
Dr Yunming Shao, Vice President and Head of Investment, TusPark Holdings (UK) Limited
Martin Rigby, Managing Director, ET Capital
Ian Sandison, CEO, Cambridge BID


Break | Exhibition Space | Networking


Track 1: Smart City and CleanTech

Chair: Dr Xiangyu Sheng, Technical Director, Capita
Dr Weimin Li, Founder, CFCC
Paul Bourgeois, Head of Sustainability, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
Sylvia Lu, 5G Tech Lead of u-blox AG; UK5G Advisory Board Member; Board Director of CW

Track 2: BlockChain

Chair: Dr Wei Sun, Lead Software Engineer at Beweb Direct Limited; Chairman of the Cambridge Chinese Community Centre; Adjunct Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology
Humayun Sheikh, CEO & Founder, Fetch.ai
Apolline Blandin, Research Manager, Cryptoasset and Blockchain Technology at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, CJBS
Lester Haoda Li, Head of Huobi UK, Head of Global Institutional Business, Huobi Global
Dr Derek Long, Head of Telecoms and Mobile, Wireless and Digital Services, Cambridge Consultants


Lunch | Exhibition Space | Networking


Keynote: How AI and Machine Learning can help accelerate business?

Simone Warren, Managing Director, UKI & Nordics, Alibaba Cloud


Plenary 2: AI and Machine Learning

Chair: Cheng Shen, Senior Data Scientist, Elsevier/RELX, Board Member of China Britain Artificial Intelligence Association
Dr Richard Dybowski, AI Researcher & Mathematical Modeller, University of Cambridge
Simone Warren, Managing Director, UKI & Nordics, Alibaba Cloud
Dr Steve Marsh, Founder & CTO, GeoSpock
Dr Vivian Chan, CEO, Sparrho


Track 3: FinTech and Ecommerce

Chair: Qun Yang, Co-founder of Biorbyt
Ray Anderson, CEO and Founder, Bango
Guy Brandon, Founder, Blockworm
Lester Haoda Li, Head of Huobi UK, Head of Global Institutional Business, Huobi Global

Track 4: The Life Science Forefront

Chair: Dr Li Su, ARUK Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
Alan Hirzel, CEO, Abcam
Professor Chris Lowe OBE, FREng, FInstP, FRSC, Director, Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences
Alan Barrell, Chairman, Cambridge Worldwide Associates


Break | Exhibition Space | Networking


Plenary 3: When East Meets West – Chemistry and Compatibility

Chair: Dr Eden Yin, University Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Director of the MPhil in Management Programme, CJBS
Ting Zhang, Founder and CEO, Cra yfish.io
Dr Stephen Pattison, VP Public Affairs, ARM
Dr Anna Cupani, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Imperial College London
Dr Simon Haworth, Founder at The Sino-UK Fund, Dynasty Biotechnology and Dynasty Youth Exchange


Closing Remarks

Jinzhao Li, Founder and Director, Cambridge China Centre

Gala Dinner

Old Hall, Queens’ College, Cambridge


Reception drinks | Networking


Gala Dinner Keynote: Unicorn or dragon – How to tap into Chinese Market?

Bo Ji, Assistant Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

UK based Delegation One-Day Ticket for the 20 November 2018 excl. Gala dinner: £ 220+VAT
UK based Delegation Gala dinner on the 20 November 2018: £80+VAT
UK based Delegation One-Day Ticket for the 20 November 2018: £ 300+VAT

Welcoming UK |China delegates, the ticket includes plenaries, tracks, business lunch, exhibition, tea/coffee breaks, and Gala Dinner on the 20th November 2018.

Designed as an intimate, bespoke event, only 50 one-day tickets available to purchase.

Day 2 of the Forum includes bespoke seminars, meetings and business visits, and only available to delegates travelling from China

For 2 Day Ticket please contact enquiry@cambridgechinacentre.org