The China-Britain Business Council will be present in the Hub for the week of 30 June - 4 July to advise businesses interested in learning more about trade, investment and other commercial opportunities in China and Hong Kong.  The week will also feature a UKTI/LCCI seminar focused on this huge and growing market.

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC – is the leading organisation helping UK companies grow and develop their business with China. It helps companies of all sizes and sectors, whether new entrants or established operations. CBBC has extensive experience of doing business with China and can offer practical in-market assistance, services, industry initiatives and a membership programme delivering access, seminars and networking.

Outside of the Hub, there is a full programme of conferences and events with a strong focus on challenges and opportunities facing businesses operating in the financial and professional services sectors in the UK and globally. The programme includes The Business of Health, UK Property Forum, 5th International Banking and Finance Forum, UK Business Angels Investment Summit and Leading Across Culture.

Many of the delegates to these and other IFB events will visit the IFB Hub at Mann Island to take advantage of the free business services and facilities available to registered IFB Business Club members.


HUB events – China and Hong Kong

Qingdao International Economic Cooperation Zone/Sino-German Ecopark: 30 June
Presentation followed by a Q&A session on the Qingdao International Economic Cooperation Zone and Sino-German Ecopark - a cooperative project based on sustainable development and the first ecological project the countries have collaborated on. The event, which is aimed at advanced manufacturing and mechanical engineering companies, consultants and potential investors, will highlight the current state of development of the park and the investment incentives available. For more information on the Ecopark see

UKTI/LCCI China Focus: 4 July
A one-day event to provide information on business opportunities and challenges in Mainland China and Hong Kong for UK businesses. This event is organised by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the support of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) London and RBS, and in partnership with the China-Britain Business Council and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

The programme will include two panels with experts on urbanisation and consumption in Mainland China, followed by a plenary session and a third panel on High Value Opportunities in Hong Kong. During the afternoon, it will be possible to organise one-to-one pre-arranged meetings with experts from  UKTI, HKTDC, RBS, CBBC and DLA Piper to get advice on how to start your business in China or on how to maximise your trading potential.

For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive, E: or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

In order to attend, please register here:


HUB events – other themes

  • Isle of Man. Where You Can Manage Your Family Office with Confidence: 1 July
    A breakfast event hosted by the Isle of Man Government focussed on the advantages of managing a Family Office in the Isle of Man.
  • The Single Market - Looking Back and Looking Forward: 1 July
    Organised by the Law Society, a panel of experts will reflect on Single Market advances to date from both a business and consumer perspective and then turn to issues in the path ahead, including where they see the key priorities lie over the next half decade.
  • 60 Minute Business Boost: Energise, Fortify and Flourish: 2 July
    Breakfast seminar event specifically organised for Finance Directors, Company Directors, Business Owners and Managers who would like to discover the latest strategies to help them achieve the critical objective of growing their bottom line and also realise their business ambitions for 2014 and beyond
  • Professional and Business Services - Internationalise Your Business: 2 July
    This free UKTI event, which is specifically for organisations within the Professional and Business Services sector, will provide advice on advice on developing business internationally.
  • Welcome to Liverpool: Options for Foreign Law Firms &Lawyers in England and Wales: 2 July
    As law practice becomes increasingly globalised this session looks at options for foreign lawyers and law firms in the UK and Europe. The event will be of interest to foreign law firms who want to develop their business in England and Wales; foreign law firms interested in a UK office and foreign lawyers who want to dual qualify as a solicitor of England and Wales via the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme.
  • Red Tape & Business Interference - Guiding SME's through the Maze: 3 July
    Law Society events looking at the key ways in which SMEs are able to reduce their regulatory burden and grow under the existing regulatory 'burden', with the support of legal professionals.



UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has produced a Country Guide and other information outlining opportunities in Mainland China and Hong Kong: visit for more information.



In addition to attending events, visitors to the Hub will be able to discuss opportunities and seek advice from a range of exhibitors including:

China-Britain Business Council:

The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development:


The Peel Group:

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce/British Chambers of Commerce:

Qingdao Group

UK Trade and Investment:

Maersk Line:

Confederation of British Industry (CBI):

Institute of Directors (IoD):

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB):

EEF – the Manufacturers’ Organisation:

Trade Association Forum (TAF):

Exhibitors will be happy to have one-to-one meetings with delegates to discuss specific matters and areas of interest. To arrange a one-to-one appointment with one or more of the Exhibitors, please contact Anne Marie Kerwin at



Full details of the impressive array of IFB business-focused events can be found on the IFB website ( The following events may be of particular interest:



  • The Business of Health: 26 June–3 July
    A programme of events focusing on a range of key themes including Internationalisation and Health, Stratified Medicine, Digital Health and Health Gain through Research Partnerships. 
    The event is targeted at the global health sector including business, health education providers and academics.
  • The UK Property Forum: 1-2 July
    The Forum will provide a national and international platform for property developers, investors, end users, agents professionals to consider the latest industry trends and network on a global platform.
  • UK Business Angels Association National Investment Summit 2014: 1-2 July
    The two-day UKBAA Investment Summit will feature an extensive and diverse programme of workshops and seminars, providing a unique opportunity for knowledge exchange, market intelligence, thought leadership and business showcasing.
  • 5th International Banking and Finance Forum: 2-3 July
    Focused on the theme of “Restoring Growth & Confidence in World Markets”, the event will bring together policymakers, industry practitioners as well as economic and financial experts to discuss, among other issues, the role of financial services in Financing economic growth and the need for more responsible banking practice worldwide to restore confidence in banking and finance to support economic growth.
  • Leading Across Culture: 3 July
    Leading across cultures is a full day conference aimed at a wide cross section of business leaders. The cultural aspects of doing business will be analysed and contrasted from a sports business and corporate perspective.

Delegates are advised to consult the IFB website to see the full range of more than 50 events scheduled for the week.