Looking back on UK-China Business Leaders Summit

Hampton Group has successfully facilitated the first and second UK-China Business Leaders Summit. The purpose of the summit is to create a platform for UK and Chinese companies to engage in dialogue.

The first summit saw attendance from over 400 UK and Chinese guests including business leaders from China’s private sector, including top property developer China Vanke, leading Chinese private equity firm China Minsheng Investment (CMI) and other well-known financial services companies. The second summit received increased interest from UK and Chinese businesses with over 600 business leaders attending.

The summit strengthened UK China business relations. It resulted in a pledge of a £1.5bn investment from China Minsheng Investment Corporation (CMI) which announced it was opening its European HQ in London. The investment targets advanced technology, financial services, off-shore engineering, new energy and environmental protection. Most recent investments include a £76.7m lead in the funding of UK’s eToro. MAP Environmental and ZNShine Solar also announced a joint venture to purchase, develop and construct £400m of UK solar assets.

Hampton Group is committed to continue providing a platform for UK-China business exchanges. In 2019 the World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention (WCEC) will be hosted in London. The WCEC is the largest and most important independent event that brings together Chinese entrepreneurs from around the globe. This will be the first time the WCEC has been held in Europe. Hampton Group’s Chairman Chris Yang has been officially appointed by the WCEC Secretariat as the Executive Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 15th WCEC. The Convention expects to attract over 3,500 delegates from around the world and will provide a unique opportunity to engage with Chinese business leaders.