Holly White speaking at Institute of Directors' City China Group

The strong and fast economic recovery reflected in the Q2 Chinese economic data shows that the country continues to provide significant opportunities for Western firms, whether in exporting, eCommerce or sourcing and manufacturing.

On the other hand, the China digital landscape changes quite swiftly yet unpredictably, with new regulations coming nearly on a weekly basis. As a British business or entrepreneur, it is important to understand what the latest trends are in Chinese economy and tech so you could make the most of the opportunities presented in the rest of 2021 and beyond, while in the same time protecting your valuable digital assets including data.

Host Ting Zhang, a member of the IoD City China Committee, will be joined by Holly White from Rouse. Together they will bring you the latest updates on China's digital trends, sharing insights on the world's 2nd largest market, and focus on how best to approach the Chinese market efficiently and safely as a foreign business.

17:30 to 20:00, 29th September 2021

Bright Courtyard Club, 43-45 Baker St, London W1U 8EW


5:30pm Registration opens and networking

6 - 7pm Speaker presentations

7 - 8pm Networking

8pm Event closes

Rouse is kindly sponsoring the drinks and snacks for the networking. Event attendees are welcome to make their own dinner arrangements directly with Bright Courtyard Club.

Ting Zhang, Founder & CEO, Crayfish.io

Ting Zhang is one of leading China business experts in the UK. In her previous consulting career, her clients included hi-tech SMEs, FTSE100 corporates, as well as UK / European government agencies and financial institutions in the US. She was also a China Venture Partner for a leading European VC. Based in Cambridge, Crayfish.io is the first digital platform that offers businesses the quality services and global connections needed to accelerate their international expansion, with a focus on Asia..

Ting also holds various other volunteering roles including Co Vice-Chair for UK-China Tech Forum, and Advisory Board member for the UK National Committee on China (UKNCC), tirelessly helping a wider community between the UK and China to better understand and engage with each other.

Holly White, Senior Consultant at Rouse

Holly White has been supporting cross border activity between the UK and China for over 7 years. Specifically focusing on technology, Holly supports clients to exploit new commercial and R&D opportunities. She enables businesses to understand the complex landscape in China and how to optimise their strategy.

Prior to working for Rouse, the leading intellectual property business for foreign firms in China, Holly served as the Counsellor for Science and Innovation at British Embassy in Beijing, where she lived for four years.

ABOUT The IoD City China Group

The IoD City China Group was established in 2006 to promote greater understanding and interaction with China with a view to enhancing business and other relationships between the UK and China. The chair is Mei Sim Lai OBE DL. More info is on  https://www.iod.com/events-community/regions/special-interest-groups/iod-city-special-interest-china-group

17:30 to 20:00, 29th September 2021

Bright Courtyard Club, 43-45 Baker St, London W1U 8EW