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Strength in numbers: how cooperation in education drives UK-China growth

Date(s)
11 September 2013 (17:30-18:35)
Description

Sir David Brewer, former Chairman of the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) and President of the EU-China Business Association will deliver a lecture on how cooperation in education drives UK-China growth.

About the lecture

The lecture will cover:

  • changing nature of Sino-British trade relationship
  • offer personal insights and experience as CBBC’s Chairman for the last 5 years, such as working with political/business leaders/royalties
  • education and leaders of tomorrow, plays an ever important part in ensuring Sino-British cooperation and partnership

Speaker biography

Sir David Brewer was Chairman of the China-Britain Business Council and President of the EU-China Business Association from 2007 to July 2013. He chairs the CBBC/CityUK Financial Services Committee and is a Member of UKTI's Overseas Promotion Committee (China Champion) and the China and Asia Task Forces. He is a Holder of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government Magnolia Gold Award as well as a Vice President of the Great Britain-China Centre and a Non-Executive Director of LIFFE Administration and Management, Tullett Prebon SITICO (China) Ltd and the National Bank of Kuwait (International) PLC, and a Senior Adviser to Travelex.

Sir David’s career has been in insurance broking, with Sedgwick and Marsh. For Sedgwick he opened their offices in Japan in 1976, in China in 1981 and in India in 1986.

He was Lord Mayor of the City of London for the year 2005–2006 and was appointed Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London in 2008.