Scottish Connections Business Breakfast – with Guest Speaker Scottish Enterprise CEO

  • When:
    Wednesday, 08 May 2019, 7:20am - 9:00am
  • Where:
    The Sukhothai Shanghai, Beans & Grapes, 2M, 上海素凯泰酒店
    380 Weihai Road, Shanghai
  • Price:
    RMB 220 for members, RMB 270 for member guests. Price includes breakfast. Members can bring guests. RSVP required, places are strictly limited.

Since launched by the Chamber’s Scottish Focus Group (SFG) at the St. Andrew's Ball in November 2018, the 'Scottish Connections'  business network has continued to grow and is proving to be a useful network for all those companies and other organisations associated with Scotland and doing business in China. 

After a successful Burns Night Scottish Connector in January, the SFG is delighted to invite members and guests to a very special Scottish Connections Business Breakfast on Wednesday 8th May.

  • Come and meet other members of the Scottish Connections business network.
  • Meet and hear from special guests Steve Dunlop, CEO Scottish Enterprise and Paul Lewis, MD of Scottish Development International.
  • Hear the latest on Scotland’s Trade and Investment performance and plans - and let them know what’s on your mind.
  • Enjoy a hearty Scottish breakfast to kick start the day.
  • Event designed to encourage maximum circulation, networking and dialogue. For that reason, places are strictly limited.  
  • Open to all members of British Chamber Shanghai and member guests. Priority will be given to members.

F&B Offers at the Event (available from 7.20am)

  • Fresh breakfast Juices
  • A bowl of creamy Scottish porridge 
  • Fresh yogurt and berries
  • Egg and Lorne sausage Muffins
  • Pastries
  • Freshly made coffees and teas

Running order
7:20am - 7:50am Arrival and registration and networking (breakfast is available)
8:00am - 8:05am Opening by Blair Kelly, Chairman of Scottish Focus Group
8:05am - 8:20am Speech by Steve Dunlop and Paul Lewis 
8:20am - 8:35am Interactive Q&A
8:35am - 9:00am Continued networking
9:00am Event ends

Event supported by Scottish Development International


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 is not allowed for this event.

Speaker Introduction

Steve Dunlop

Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise

Steve Dunlop has spent over 30 years working to rebuild and regenerate local and national assets in order to grow the economy and support communities and families.

Just under a year ago Steve took the helm as CEO at Scottish Enterprise – Scotland’s national economic development agency – with a vision to create an economically vibrant Scotland that benefits those who call Scotland home and has a positive impact on the world stage.

Steve has become a leading public sector entrepreneur with a reputation for innovative and disruptive thinking in traditional environments. In roles across public service – from national infrastructure to local government – Steve has re-imagined some of Scotland’s most important industrial assets.

Steve started his professional career as a teacher and is passionate about building confidence in Scotland’s young people to participate early in the economy of the future. Steve lives in Stirling - the gateway to the Scottish Highlands and the scene of the famous ‘Battle of Bannockburn’ – with his wife Fiona and daughter Becky.

Paul Lewis (VIP guest)

Managing Director, Scottish Development International

Paul is responsible for working in partnership with the Scottish Government, HIE, SDS, VisitScotland and others to build Scotland’s reputation as a modern and progressive place to invest and work.

This includes leading the work of Scottish Development International (SDI), Scotland’s Trade & Investment Agency, which supports Scottish-based businesses to trade and export internationally, and seeks to attract inward investment and mobile capital to Scotland, working through a network of more than 30 overseas offices.

Paul also leads Scottish Enterprise’s work with International companies that have a presence in Scotland to help them grow, as well as the activities that aim to harness global networks to secure more trade and investment for Scotland.

Paul has worked for Scottish Enterprise for over 25 years and was previously Managing Director of Operations - Sectors, High Growth Ventures & Investment and Senior Director of Infrastructure responsible for a £100 million annual investment programme across Scotland.

In his career to date, Paul has helped deliver a range of flagship projects across the industry sectors such as Edinburgh’s £200 million life sciences BioQuarter, Clyde Waterfront £1 billion Regeneration and Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Financial Centre.

He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh where he gained a BSc (Hons) and has an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School.

Event contact

Marie Zapletalova