Brexit - What's Nexit?

  • When:
    Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Where:
    Tomson Ballroom, 2/F, InterContinental Shanghai Pudong, 上海锦江汤臣洲际大酒店2楼汤臣堂
    777 Zhang Yang Lu, Pudong
  • Price:
    RMB 250 including buffet lunch. Members only.

Are you and your company in China prepared for Brexit?  And what’s next…?  What scenario looms large for China and the UK in the Year of the Pig?  Please join us to hear experts in economics, finance and law help make sense of the geo-political and economic implications of this monumental change.

The British Chamber Shanghai's Financial Services Focus Group, in conjunction with EU Chamber and Irish Chamber, welcomes members to this panel discussion of specialists from banking (LI Wei, Senior China Economist at Standard Chartered Bank), the legal sector (Susan Munro, Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP) plus a foreign correspondent (Tom Hancock, China Consumer Correspondent at the Financial Times), all moderated by Mary Boyd, Director at The Economist Intelligence Unit.  The panelists will discuss the latest Brexit situation, its impact on UK-China trade & investment and other Brexit issues affecting individuals and companies in the UK, Europe and China. 

No one can guarantee that there will be any clarity on the UK’s Brexit strategy by 16th January, however we can guarantee a lively discussion that will ensure you are informed on the latest Brexit developments and prognosis around this momentus event.

Running Order

  • 11.30am-12.00pm Registration and Networking
  • 12.00pm-12.05pm Opening
  • 12.05pm-1.00pm Panel Discussion and Questions
  • 1.00pm-1.30pm Networking

*Buffet lunch will be available from 11.30am.


EU Chamber      Irish Chamber

No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100. 

Walk-in Policy: Please note that members who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged an extra walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Speaker Introduction

Mary Boyd (Moderator)

Director, Economist Corporate Network Shanghai, The Economist Group

Mary Boyd is responsible for programme development and client servicing in Shanghai. She also provides research and conceptual support on China for Economist Corporate Network programmes.

Before joining the Economist Group Mary Boyd was in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, serving on assignment in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and China (in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing).

Since leaving government service she has researched and published on economic development and governance issues in China, and has undertaken consultancy work for the World Bank and other international institutions, as well as multinational companies. She has written for a number of Economist Intelligence Unit publications, including Country Report, China Hand and Business China. She co-authored the Economist Intelligence Unit report Taking on the Competition: Domestic Companies in China.

Ms Boyd has an MA (area studies) and an MSc (public policy and management) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and has also completed language studies at Nanjing University. Her research interests include local governance and decentralisation policies and public-sector reform.

LI Wei

Senior China Economist, Standard Chartered Bank

LI Wei re-joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2017 as Senior China Economist.  Prior to this role, Wei was Director and Asia economist at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and China economist at Everbright Securities.  Wei provides analysis on key economic and policy developments in China to the bank’s internal and external stakeholders.

Susan Munro

Managing Partner, China, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Susan Munro is a partner of law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP and head of the firm’s Beijing office.  She has advised financial institutions, multinational companies and investment funds on China-related business and investment matters for more than 18 years.  She regularly assists clients with China market entry and exit strategies, mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments.

Tom Hancock

China Consumer Correspondent, Financial Times

Tom Hancock is China consumer correspondent at the Financial Times, based in Shanghai, where he reports on corporate news, pharmaceutical and retail, commodities, and Chinese society and politics.

Prior to joining the FT, Hancock spent four years as Beijing correspondent for Agence France-Presse. During his time with AFP, he covered issues from human rights activism to human hair exporters, striking factory workers and factory bosses fuelling demand for private islands. He has also worked at the Chinese financial media outlet, Caixin.

Hancock graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in philosophy. He studied Chinese at Renmin University in Beijing on a Confucius Institute scholarship.

Event contact

Hilary Wu