Online Meeting for Automotive and Manufacturing Sector - with DIT

  • When:
    Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Where:
    This is an online meeting via ZOOM, 线上会议
  • Price:
    Free of charge. By invitation only.

In association with the Department for International Trade (DIT), the British Chamber Shanghai is delighted to invite our members to join an online meeting for Automotive and Manufacturing Sector companies. Key speakers include Tony Clemson, Deputy Director, Innovation and Industry, DIT, Dr. Simon Duan, Sector Specialist - Advanced Manufacturing and Transport, DIT, and Mark Harrison, Partner, Advisory, KPMG China. This online meeting is by invitation only.

Over the past three months, BritCham members have participated in two surveys and shared feedback on the impact of COVID-19 on their companies’ 2020 strategy, operations and forecast, as well as what support is needed from the UK government. To respond to British companies’ needs, DIT and BritCham Shanghai are co-hosting this session to cover the following topics:

  1. Challenges faced by the sector, including a summary of BritCham's survey findings and DIT stakeholder engagement
  2. How the UK government is responding to support British businesses in China  
  3. Updates & insights into the sector during the recent three months
  4. Sector forward-looking and planning for the recovery


  • 3.45-4.00pm ZOOM login
  • 4.00-4.15pm Opening remarks & summary of BritCham surveys by John McLuskie, President, GKN Automotive China, and James Dunn, Executive Director, BritCham Shanghai
  • 4.15-4.35pm Summary of DIT stakeholder engagement and UK government response by Tony Clemson and Dr. Simon Duan
  • 4.35-4.55pm Updates & insights of automotive sector during the recent three months by Mark Harrison
  • 4.55-5.20pm Roundtable discussion
  • 5.20-5.30pm Closing remarks



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Event contact

Hilary Wu