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Tue, 02 Jul


Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Unlocking Trade Opportunities in China - July 2024

This insightful event will be focusing on trade and business opportunities for UK traders in China.

Unlocking Trade Opportunities in China - July 2024
Unlocking Trade Opportunities in China - July 2024

Time & Location

02 Jul 2024, 09:30 – 12:00

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD, UK


About the event

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with WTA Group, is holding a market event focusing on China and trade opportunities for UK exporters and importers. 

Commonly seen as an Import Hub thanks to its strategical position and role as a manufacturing powerhouse, China also present significant export potential for UK businesses. With the largest country in the world by population and a fast-growing business and consumer market, China's need for high quality products is growing. As of January 2024, China is the UK’s 6th largest export market for UK businesses with an estimated £37.5 billion worth of exports in 2023. 

Why attend?

  • British Companies could be realising an additional $1.4tn worth of exports to China across a number of sectors.
  • According to DBT,  the top sectors for UK exports are automotive, crude oil, medicinal and pharmaceutical products and scientific equipment.
  • China is UK's 6th largest exporting market and as of 2023 Q3,  UK Exports reached £37.5bn!               
  • China's geographical position offers strategic access to Asia Pacific markets.
  • Challenges remain but the environment and access for exporters to China has improved.
  • China's consumer market is one of the largest, with a population of over 1.4bn! 


9:30 a.m.      Registrations and Coffee Networking

10:00 a.m.   Welcome and health & safety remarks by GM Chamber 

10:05 a.m.   Welcome by Tang Rui, Consul General of The People's Republic of China in Manchester 

10:10 a.m.   UK, North West and Greater Manchester Trade with China & Exporting Opportunities (Susana Cordoba, Head of International Trade, GM Chamber)

10:30 a.m.    Unlocking opportunities in China (Keri Barton, Sales & Marketing Director, WTA Group)

10:55 a.m.    Case Study: Successes and Challenges in China (TBC)

11:10 a.m.    Panel Discussion :

  • Keri Barton, WTA Group
  • Philomena Chen, Department for Business and Trade 
  • Mr Pengfey Kang, Head of Chinese Corporate Team, Bank of China
  • Additional Panellist to be confirmed shortly

11:30 a.m.     Q&A Panel

11:45 a.m.     Closing Remarks  & Networking 

*This agenda may be subject to change without prior notice.

Who should attend?

UK traders seeking to grow their business in China and Asia.  Whether you are an exporter seeking to grow your export sales or establish a physical presence in market to strenghten your market position. Also relevant to companies seeking to diversify their supply chain.


This event is free and open to members and non-members.  However, please refer to our last minute cancellations and no-shows terms and conditions.

Last Minute Cancellation & No Shows Terms & Conditions

In case you can no longer attend this event, please note you must cancel your place at least 5 working days before the event. The cancellation must be in writing and sent to indicating the event you are cancelling for and delegate(s) details. Failure to do so within this timeframe, will incurr in a cancellation/no-show admin fee as follows:

• Members: £15+VAT per delegate

• Non-Members: £20+VAT per delegate

We are aiming to reduce catering waste, for this reason we will enforce this late cancellation/no-show fee. If you book and fail to attend three or more times on free events, we reserve the right to restrict access for future events.


This is a sponsored event, therefore delegates' contact details will be shared with event's partners.

Please note: There may be photographs taken at our events that will be used for marketing purposes and on our social media channels. If you do not wish to appear in any of our marketing materials or on our social media channels, please inform a member of the Chamber team at the start of the event.


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