The CBI's President, Sir Roger Carr, will be visiting China from 02-08 November. During his week-long trip he will visit Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai with his trip culminating in the British Business Awards Gala Dinner in Shanghai on Thursday 08 November.
In addition to meetings with member companies and engagements with key stakeholders Sir Roger will be speaking at a series of British Business Luncheons hosted in Hong Kong on 02 November and in Shanghai on 07 November respectively.
Please find Sir Roger's Biography (English & Chinese versions) attached below:
The CBI Annual Conference 2011 will be held on 21 November in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Our focus this year will be 'Accelerating Growth' — breaking and entering new markets.
The CBI has lined up an impressive array of international business leaders and politicians who will participate in a stimulating blend of keynote addresses, panel debates, and answer sessions. Guests will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions, and network.
Speakers will include John Cridland (Director-General, CBI), Sir Roger Carr (President, CBI), Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint (Minister of State for Trade and Investment), Paul Freeston (UK Chief Executive, Apetito), Emma Harrison (Founder and Chairman, A4e), Laura Kuenssberg (Business Editor, ITN), Gary Lydiate (CEO, Kilfrost Group), Sergio Marchionne (CEO Fiat & CEO of Fiat SpA and Chairman & CEO of Chrysler Group), Charlie Mayfield (Chairman, John Lewis Partnership), Jim O’Neill (Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management), Ali Parsa (Managing Partner, Circle Health), Jeff Randall (Presenter, Sky News), and Steve Varley (UK & Ireland Managing Partner, Ernst & Young).
Harvey Nash and Ernst & Young are the headline sponsors of the conference and dinner while Barclays Corporate, E.ON, and Jones Lang LaSalle are the principal sponsors.