China's Belt and Road - update and opportunities

China is investing heavily into developing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and countries all along the route are being offered opportunities to participate. The UK is at the very end (or start) of this initiative so keeping up to date with developments and understanding how the international community view its achievements is vital to understanding China.

After Brexit and the failure of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), UK firms are being presented with new opportunities to get involved in the fast growing Chinese economy. BRI, previously known as the One Belt One Road, has opened up the old Silk Road between China and Europe. Understanding the significance of the BRI is critical both for manufacturers as well as professional advisers so this round table discussion will bring the latest updates on BRI progress as well as insights as to how to get involved.


William Franklin, CEO China Investors Club

After an intensive 2 months of business development in China including attendance at key conferences in Langfang and Beijing, William will share the latest insights into how BRI is being perceived by an international audience. William will also provide recent examples of helping UK firms enter commercial relationships with Chinese partners in the area of education and technology.

We will also hear from M&A specialists about how they see investment flows developing for UK firms along the BRI. With over $400bn of investment projects already identified out of an estimated $1trn, there remains significant scope for UK firms to participate. Discussions will also touch on the latest changes in SAFE (State Administration of Foreign Exchange) regulation that restricts flow of Chinese capital overseas and what UK firms can do to understand and manage such changes.

Who should attend?

If you are involved in the following industries then you will want to attend:
- education
- healthcare
- advanced technology (greentech)
- advanced engineering (automotive and robotics)
- cross border M&A

If you are responsible for developing business opportunities outside of the UK whether as CEO, CFO or Business Development Director then you will want to attend so you can become better informed as to the risks and rewards for working with China.



Who should attend


If you want to understand what drives Chinese investment into the UK then this event is a ‘must’. Aside from the expert speakers, you will also get to meet specialists from finance, law and business to network with ahead of your decision.

Professional advisors

Whether you are an education lawyer, financier, property expert or consultant, keeping track of the landscape for Chinese demand for UK investment opportunities can help inform you of trends in this power sector.


Access a deep pool of experts who can help you with your investment decisions.




Registration and Networking
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:15
17:15 - 18:00
18:00 - 19:00

Past Speakers

China Investors Club

Organiser of Chinese investment into UK Healthcare

A respected businessman in the UK and Chinese communities, William Franklin is passionate about connecting individuals and organisations for business development. Through the China Investors Club, William aims to consolidate the business relationships already established between China and the UK and ensure that future relationships flourish. 

The China Investors Club hosts monthly round table debates for the professional community interested in developing China trade. This programme of debates focuses on different industry themes from aviation to technology and property. With speakers sourced from both the Chinese and UK professional community, this has become a rich source of current knowledge of Chinese attitudes to international investment.