- Date: Tuesday 29 January 2019
- Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
- Venue: University House, Cromer Terrace, The University of Leeds
- Tickets: £72
- Categories: Business
Join other businesses from around the region to celebrate the successes of the previous year and mark the arrival of the Year of the Pig at a special gala dinner at the University of Leeds.
This black tie business dinner is an opportunity for representatives of firms and organisations engaged with China to network and share their experiences. As a key date in the Chinese cultural and business calendar, Chinese New Year is the perfect occasion to celebrate with business contacts, colleagues, and clients.
The After-Dinner speech will be given by Patrick Horgan, the Rolls Royce Regional Director of Global Government Relations.
More about the speaker
Patrick Horgan is Director of Global Government Relations for Rolls Royce. Previously he was Rolls Royce Regional Director North-East Asia, based in Beijing. Before that he was managing director of an international corporate advisory firm in China, advising leading MNCs on direct investment and on policy issues, both in China and in other Asian emerging markets. Patrick has also worked at Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong.
In 2007 he was awarded an OBE for services to the British business community in China. Patrick has also held various external roles and advisory appointments, such as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China (2004-06), and member of the China Advisory Council for the EU. From 2009-2011 he also served as Counsellor for Education at the British Embassy in Beijing and Director of the British Council’s programmes across Greater China. He is currently Vice President of the European Chamber of Commerce in China. He is a graduate of Oxford University, a Mandarin speaker and first came to live and work in China in 1989.
Tickets for the Chinese New Year Business Dinner cost £72 per person and are available online now.