Routes to Growth Conference 2017

Following the success of last year’s Routes to Growth conference 2016, Cathay Pacific in partnership with HSBC will hold a one-day conference on the 15th November 2017 to celebrate and explore trade between Britain, China and North and South East Asia. It will include workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Explore how to navigate these markets as a UK-based SME, whether you are already exporting, off-shoring or just thinking about trading in the region. Hear from key business experts, on their experiences in Asia. You can also network with entrepreneurs already doing business in China and South-East Asia.

The conference is brought to you by Cathay Pacific in association with HSBC and is a platform for UK-based SMEs to share their experiences and successes of doing business in China and South-East Asia.


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Wednesday 15th November 2017

Session 1 (11:00 – 12:40)

11:00 – 11:30


11:35 – 11:45

Welcome Speeches
James Ginns, General Manager Europe, Cathay Pacific
Ian Tandy, Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance UK, HSBC

11:45 – 12:10

Appealing to the Millennials market
William Kim, CEO, AllSaints

12:10 – 12:35

Outlook for growth – rise in opportunities and challenges for UK businesses
Margaret Manning, CEO, Adelphi Digital
Patrick Ryan or Jes Jethwah, Owners, Mission Communications
Emma Alesworth, Associate Director, WWT Consulting

12:40 – 13:25


Session 2 (13:25 – 15:10)

13:30 – 14:00

Making e-commerce work in China
WeChat and Alibaba can help the smallest of SMEs
Domenica Di Lieto, CEO, Emerging Communications
Giles Corbett, COO & Co Founder, Ksubaka
Gillian Anderson, Traveltek
Vicky Bell, Head of E-commerce, Astley Clarke

14:05 – 14:35

One belt, one road
How to get a slice of a $1 trillion project
Sue-Ann Tay, Director, China & RMB Internationalisation Group Strategy, HSBC
Peter Budd, Director, Arup
Oliver Treneman, Director, DP World London Gateway

14:40 – 15:05

Interview / Q&A China
Julie Deane, Cambridge Satchel Co

15:10 – 15:40

Break / Networking

Session 3 (15:45 – 18:00)

15:45 – 16:10

Getting in on fintech
Cryptocurrency, banking, insurance
Kara Byun, Investment Director Innovations Team, HSBC
Rav Sandhu, CEO, The Market Mogul
Ismail Malik, Blockchain Lab

16:15 – 16:35

Cautionary tales of copyright
Sean Maddocks, Sales Director, Davanti Tyres – developing new brands
Russell Brown, Global Commercial Director, Arrayjet
Dr Jim Shaikh, CEO, Yoomi
Tim Smith, Principal, Rouse

16.40: – 17:10

How do British goods play in the East
What is the essence of Britishness?
Henrietta Lovell, Founder, Rare Tea Company
Sebastian Lazelle, Managing Director, Denby
Simon Baker, Marketing Director, Kent & Curwen
Robina Hill, Managing Director, Loomes Watches

17:15 – 17:45

Exporting goes in cycles
Will Butler Adams, Managing Director, Brompton Bikes

18:00 – 19:00

Cocktail reception and networking

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