London Event: Career & Startup Opportunities for Brits in China – CKGSB 2nd April 2019

Career & Startup Opportunities for Brits in China


Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) is China’s leading independent business school. CKGSB was founded with the generous support from Li Ka-shing Foundation.

About The Event

CKGSB sincerely invites you to join us for an afternoon looking at the “Career and Start-up Opportunities in and with China” at Asia House, London from 16:00-19:30 on April 2, 2019.

  • Time/Date: 16:00-19:30, April 2nd, 2019
  • Location: Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St, Marylebone
  • Audience: ~100 young professionals seeking a career change or to launch their business in China


While there are uncertainties regarding Brexit, there are enormous opportunities for young British entrepreneurs to work in or with China. The event will introduce some of the opportunities in China, including startups, the Belt and Road initiative and companies keen on recruiting.

This event will give participants a better idea of the business landscape in China. CKGSB’s seasoned Professor of Economics, Leslie Young, who previously taught at Oxford and University of Texas at Austin, will be talking about the Belt and Road Opportunities in the Context of Brexit. CKGSB’s Assistant Dean Ji Bo, who runs China Start, a program that links up European entrepreneurs with Chinese angel investors, will be sharing information on how start-ups can attract investment from China. Two CKGSB alumni Rory Bate-Williams and Travis Ralph-Donaldson will be sharing their personal career stories and why they choose to study in China.

We will also be launching, Changing Careers, Changing Lives: CKGSB MBA Alumni Stories, a book which follows the life journey of 23 young graduates, all of whom came to CKGSB for their MBA program to find more meaning in their life, whether transitioning to a new career or finding opportunities in China.

Since its establishment in 2002, CKGSB has played a critical role in fostering innovation, entrepreneurship and social responsibility among aspiring global leaders. Today, CKGSB’s English-language MBA program and short-term China Start program offer a world-class education to future business leaders and entrepreneurs through our school’s globally acclaimed faculty, influential alumni network and collaborations with leading networks around the globe. With over 10,000 alumni—half of whom are CEOs and Chairmen of 1/5 of China’s most valuable brands—CKGSB has established itself as a leader for insight into China’s economic and business transformations, as well as trends in emerging markets.

16:00-16:30     Registration
16:30-16:35     Introduction
Jessica Wang, Global Marketing and Communications Manager, CKGSB
16:35-17:05 Keynote Speech: Belt and Road Opportunities in the Context of Brexit   
Leslie Young, Professor of Economics, CKGSB
17:05-17:40 Dialogue: Global Economic Trends and Impact on Business Education  
Leslie Young, Professor of Economics, CKGSB
Andrew Jack, Business Education Editor, Financial Times
17:40-17:55 Keynote Speech: Attracting Investment from China for Start-ups
Ji Bo, CKGSB Assistant Dean and Chief Representative of CKGSBEurope
17:55-18:05 Book Launch: Changing Careers, Changing Lives 
Jessica Wang, Global Marketing and Communications Manager, CKGSB
18:05-18:45 Panel Discussion: Transforming Your Career and Launching Your Business
Rory Bate-Williams, Founder of Voodoo Chicken and Glow Save, CKGSB Alumnus
Travis Ralph-Donaldson, CEO and CTO of Perfect Score, CKGSBAlumnus
Moderator: Jessica Wang, Global Marketing and Communications Manager, CKGSB
18:45-18:55 Introduction to CKGSB’s MBA Program and Scholarship Announcement 
Susan Zhao, Director of the MBA Program, CKGSB
18:55-19:05 Introduction to China Start and Next-gen Program
Ji Bo, CKGSB Assistant Dean and Chief Representative of CKGSB Europe
19:05-19:30 Networking (Wine and canapés will be available)



We sincerely hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you on April 2! Seats are limited so please register in advance by completing the form below.

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