Meet Shenzhen: Network and Expand in China's Leading Tech City
2:00 PM14:00

Meet Shenzhen: Network and Expand in China's Leading Tech City

Meet and network with the Shenzhen European Office, one of China's leading cities for technology and business

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About this Event

As one of China's most dynamic and important cities, Shenzhen is home to some of China's largest technology companies and businesses such as TencentHuawei, and BYD:

• Find out how to expand your UK company into Shenzhen and be part of its growth

• Meet and network with Shenzhen European Office, including its UK branch

• Learn more about Shenzhen's development plans and other opportunities you can tap into



2.00 pm - Coffee and Networking

2.30 pm – Event starts

• Welcome by TusPark Eagle Labs

• Welcome by Newcastle

• Welcome by North of Tyne Combined Authority

• Opening Speech (LIN Yi, Chief Representative of the Shenzhen European Office)

• Shenzhen the Innovation City (Michelle WANG, Representative, Shenzhen European Office, UK Office)

• How TUS UK supports Newcastle businesses entering Shenzhen (Colin TAN, TUS UK)

• Presentation: The UK-China Centre (Peter Hood)

• Presentations by 3 Companies from Newcastle Interested in Shenzhen

3.45 pm - Event Ends / Networking


The Shenzhen European Office has presence in Belgium, Germany and U.K.

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Lunch & Learn: Succeeding in China with Cultural Intelligence
12:00 AM00:00

Lunch & Learn: Succeeding in China with Cultural Intelligence


Join us for a one-hour session with thought provoking and practical understanding of what culture really is and how it can help to overcome barriers in doing business with China. What if cultural differences can be just part of the past? What if using science and tools can help to reduce the barriers of cultural differences? Tuspark UK and Cambridge Science Park in collaboration with Expature brings forth an exciting event -- Lunch & Learn: Succedding in China with Cultural Intelligence


Session 1 (12:30 – 12:40): Welcome, by TusPark UK

Session 2 (12:40 – 13:30): Main Lecture, by Expature

Expature speakers Eva Tarabichi and Zarine Jacobs combine their rich experience in helping people develop cultural intelligence.

Eva is an intercultural coach and trainer who carries a degree in Sinology and has worked in both Beijing and Shanghai. Zarine is an experienced leadership coach & facilitator across cultures for over 16 years, designing & delivering leadership development work internationally. She is a founder member of the Human Conductivity Institute, a global interdisciplinary think-tank empowering relationships, people & planet 

The event will offer you key insights into working effectively with China using cultural intelligence:

- Key concepts to be aware of to excel in your Chinese business relations

- Effective intercultural communications in the Chinese context

- Understand the key findings from Neuroscience to enable effective intercultural working

Lunch and drinks will be served from 12:00, we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

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Lunch & Learn: What Failed Badly for Foreign Companies in China
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: What Failed Badly for Foreign Companies in China

Join us for a one-hour session with knowledge, interesting stories and lunch served. What China is like for a Westerner who has spent most of his life there? What is the greatest challenge for small and medium sized foreign enterprises to do business in China? TusPark UK and the Cambridge Science Park collaborate with King & Wood Mallesons LLP, CBBC and Tech UK to produce an exciting lecture -- Lunch & Learn: What Failed Badly for Foreign Companies in China.


Session 1 (12:30 – 12:40): Welcome, by TusPark UK

Session 2 (12:40 – 13:30): Main Lecture, by Mark Schaub

Mark Schaub, Senior Partner at King & Wood Mallesons, who has lived in China since 1993 and specialise as a lawyer in foreign direct investment, cross border M&A, intellectual property, and private equity investment in China. He has rich experience in helping foreign enterprises entering China in fields of retail, automotive, autonomous cars, blockchain fintech and manufacturing. In this lecture, he will give a lecture focusing on:

  • Address general circumstance of China, from the perspective of a foreign lawyer;

  • Why China market is significant;

  • China’s law issues that should be paid attention to.

Lunch and drinks will be served from 12:00, we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

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Lunch&Learn: Business Opportunities in China’s Fast-Growing Technology Sector
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch&Learn: Business Opportunities in China’s Fast-Growing Technology Sector

Today the pace and scale of technology innovation in China is truly remarkable. China’s evolution from an economy based on “made in China” to proprietary technology innovation i.e. “invented in China” represents a huge opportunity for Cambridge companies.

Since they arrived at the Cambridge Science Park last year, the team at TusPark Cambridge have become an important player in the Cambridge eco-system, not just investing in companies and buildings, but also helping companies here to access the Chinese market via their extensive network of contacts.

In this second meeting in our series on China, this event focuses on China’s technology sector. With talks by TusPark as well as two of China’s tech giants, in this one-hour lunch time session you will discover what China has to offer and how to exploit the business opportunities arising in this fast-growing sector.

The new event in this series will focus on life sciences and will be held in the spring of 2019.


Session 1 : Overview of the Technology Sector in China

How TusPark Can Help British Companies access the Chinese Market

by Wei Meng, Director of Operations, TusPark Cambridge

Session 2Company Presentations -- Meet 3 of China’s technology giants

Huawei – Henk Koopmans, CEO, Huawei Technologies Research & Development (UK) Ltd

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

Alibaba - Alan Shen, Cloud Business Development Manager

Alibaba is a Chinese multinational conglomerate specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, AI and technology. Founded in 1999, the company provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals, as well as electronic payment services, shopping search engines and cloud computing services. It owns and operates a diverse array of businesses around the world in numerous sectors, and is named as one of the world's most admired companies by Fortune. - Chao Zhang, AI Research Europe, Founding Advisor is a Chinese e-commerce company headquartered in Beijing. It is the world's leading company in high tech and AI delivery through drones, autonomous technology and robots, and possesses the largest drone delivery system, infrastructure and capability in the world. It has recently started testing robotic delivery services and building drone delivery airports, as well as operating driverless delivery by unveiling its first autonomous truck.

Lunch and drinks will be served from 12:00, we're looking forward to seeing you there.

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Ageing 2.0
12:30 PM12:30

Ageing 2.0

The launch event of the Aging2.0 Newcastle Chapter will tell you all about the Aging2.0 global network and kickstart our own community here in Newcastle.  We already have great strength within ageing in our city and the launch of the Chapter will allow us to build on this strength and join the Aging2.0 global community.  We're fortunate to have one of the most vibrant tech startup scenes in the UK and the Chapter will be encouraging local founders to consider the wealth of opportunities presented by the largest underserved market opportunity on the planet.  We want to make Newcastle the epicentre of disruptive innovation within ageing and completely change the tired old narrative about the ageing process and our older adults.  There's a lot more to it than you think!

Founded in New York in 2012 and run by a team in HQ in San Francisco, Aging2.0 supports innovators taking on the biggest challenges and opportunities in ageing.  Aging2.0 is international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational - focused on changing the conversation from 1.0 (focused on local, clinical, siloed approaches) to 2.0 (collaborative, lifestyle oriented, opportunity driven) - hence the name: Aging2.0.

Over the past 4 years, Aging2.0 has hosted more than 300 events around the world and relies on 50+ volunteer Chapters to build and connect our 15,000 person community in 20+ countries.

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