Technology and Innovation

Mission Statement

The ‘Technology and Innovation Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai’ is the first and only Sino-UK technology-focused platform. Led by a diverse group of industry experts, we combine advocacy, resource sharing and regular events to help improve commercial ties between the British and Chinese technology sectors.

  • Advocate the synergies, innovations and economic opportunities for British-Sino cooperation in the technology sector
  • Inform members and partners of the latest innovations, industry news, market trends and committee activities
  • Promote the technology, innovations and vitality of the British and Chinese ecosystems
  • Connect innovators, investors, corporates and organisations from both countries through members networks, formal dialogue and chamber events
  • Collaborate with a network of partners (both private and public) through various channels and mediums to drive commercial cooperation

Committee Members

Chair: Benjamin Speyer, CEO, Serica Group


David Messenger, CEO, LianLian Pay
Yuzhou Yang, Partner, Dentons
Fred Zhu, Head of Technology, Hays
Yitong Li, CEO, NatGenEco
Vicky Mao, General Manager, BITE Investments
Jake Watkin, Managing Director, Sino European Innovation Centre

Ex-Officio Members:

Tony Clemson, Deputy Director of Innovation & Industry, Department of International Trade (DIT)
Lin Yu, Assistant Director of Technology & Innovation, China Britain Business Council (CBBC)

Chamber Executive Committee Sponsor:

James Gathercole, Partner, Odgers Berndtson

Chamber Office Facilitator: 

Jun Wang 

If you would like to apply to become a member of this committee or recommend an event, please contact the Chamber Staff Jun Wang