Chopsticks Events

We have been welcoming guests to our China-related events since the start of China's global rise in 1993. Consequently our network is built upon face:face meetings and trusted relationships.

 

Our members want to understand how to do business in China and how to do business in the UK. We deliver on that need by sharing insight from leading experts and peers, generating debate and discussion, sharing insight into Chinese and British culture. We run various speaker events and debates adopting different styles to meet specific aims and suit diverse audiences. From our regular dinner-speaker events to round-table, intimate discussions for senior executives on relevant trends and current affairs to high-profile networking conferences, we offer something for every personal preference and budget. We partner with brands eager to inform an audience about the rapid changes in China that effect trade and geo-politics or who wish to reach a specific target audience.

 
 

 

Previous Events

Panel Discussion

How the US Election & Brexit impact on China's ascendancy, trade and geopolitics? FREE event but pre-registration is essential. Priority for Chopsticks Club members.

With a panel of experts, the various ramifications of President Xi's state visit for both sides of the UK-China relationship were discussed.

High profile networking conference with Hurun Report and Chinese billionaires, supported by Chopsticks Club, June 2015 Unique opportunity to engage with the people whose business success tells the story of modern China "There are currently 350 Chinese US$ billionaires listed in the Hurun China Rich List.

"In China, the concept of PR means 'pay the reporter!'" Not so in the West, obviously! Our speaker highlighted 5 key relationships that are needed in order to get things right; cited how important it is for brands to be managed well and how a "hands-off" approach to management will make the local company entity run most efficiently.

Panel discussion with Chopsticks Club CEO Theresa Booth, business consultants Jeremy Gordon and Matthew Crabbe, July 2014 Chaired by Club CEO, Theresa Booth, our speakers entered into an animated interview dialogue regarding market entry into China. The discussion highlighted how much due diligence and on-the-ground research can minimise threats to investment.

Chinese New Year Dinner & Hurun Report Awards at the Corinthia Hotel - huge success SOLD OUT (31 Jan 2018)

The very talented Artistic Director, Nicholas Smith, OBE conducted this event & we were joined by world renowned jazz pianist, David Braid,  and the Mandarin Voices Choir. All pieces were sung in Mandarin.

Our Christmas networking event included a Christmas banquet  and excellent talk by Austin Williams on China's Eco Cities. Austin revealed that the definition of an Eco city is so broad, many of those classified in China as being 'eco' are not what we in the West would consider Eco Cities.

The Huawei "run-away success story;" keeping control of brand reputation; being mindful of generational trends and government policy in China; maintaining visual brand equity across multiple markets and channels and responses to brand logos were all part of the interesting mix at our panel-led discussion on branding at the Museum of Brands.

Other China Related Events

Please note: these are Not Chopsticks Club events

Fundraising Chinese Cultural Fair

Venue: China Exchange & includes the following:

  • paper-cutting
  • calligraphy
  • Mandarin and Chinese character-writing workshops
  • Vietnamese Coffee and Malaysian Old Town White Coffee
  • Chinese wine (baijiu), tea and food stalls
  • 3 sessions of live instrumental music performances: erhu @12:30; clarinet @13:15; pipa@14:00 
Date:
Sat, 03/03/2018
Event End Date:
Sat, 03/03/2018
Member Discount:
None