Events: Business

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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.
In this talk, Leeds alumnus Andrew Disbury will explain how learning to speak Chinese has shaped his life, career and global outlook.
A unique opportunity to learn about living, working and operating effectively in China from long term resident, highly regarded lawyer and successful entrepreneur Jeremy Sargent OBE.
Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas will take a broad look at China’s fashion industry.