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​A long-time enthusiast for Chinese language and culture, James Halstead manages IMD Legal Translation and Interpreting Ltd and has a wealth of professional and personal experience working as a language specialist in and with China. In this lecture, James Halstead will introduce the global language service providing industry. What does it look like to work in the industry? How can you become a Chinese-English specialist in the UK?
An all-female panel of non-Chinese natives currently working in Beijing share their tips and personal experiences to inspire others who want to start a career and build a network in China.
University of Leeds alumnus Andrew Seaton, Chief Executive of the China-Britain Business Council, will talk about his work and provide a perspective on UK-China business.
In this talk Gary Izunwa will discuss the benefits of having China experience, drawing from his personal story and professional work experience. A passionate advocate for social mobility, Gary will consider the barriers some people face and the advantages of making China experience accessible to a wider population. 
Leeds alumni Sean McGibney and Oliver Leach share the story behind The Chairman’s Bao, the most comprehensive online news-based graded reader for students of Chinese. How did they turn their knowledge of Chinese into a business, and how does their business fit into the wider Mandarin-learning landscape? 
Georgia Yexley, Head of Growth at micro-mobility company Beryl, will share an insider’s view on her time at fast-growing Chinese tech startup Mobike and talk about her experience of marketing a Chinese brand around the world.  
Join us to learn about the successful career of Leeds alumnus Guy Dru Drury MBE, Chief Representative in China for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Are you interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how Chinese culture differs from your own and the implications for doing business? In this seminar, Dr Peter Peverelli will apply Fons Trompenaars 7-Dimensional model to Chinese culture, providing us with a means to not only identify and analyse cultural differences, but also to reconcile them.
Open to all. Make an appointment to speak to a Business Confucius Institute staff member for personalised information and advice about which of our activities are most relevant for you. Come along with specific questions or just for a chat!
This session, organised by the Leeds Enterprise Partnership for Leeds Digital Festival, will feature some of the world’s fastest growing global tech firms, many of which are headquartered in China. They will share their journeys, innovative new approaches, and the opportunities they bring to local UK business.