Meet the Expert – China Creative Sector Clinic

Meet the Expert – China Creative Sector Clinic

There is a huge booming demand for creative and cultural products and services..

There is a huge booming demand for creative and cultural products and services in China. The cultural industries are vital part of the government’s plan to upgrade from a manufacturing based economy to an innovation and knowledge based economy. Demand for digital content in China has exploded with the introduction of smart phone technology, construction of cinemas, a high level of internet penetration as well as the near complete coverage by traditional TV broadcasters. This has been reflected in the high growth rate in revenues in these sectors: TV and Radio grew by 11.1% (annualized) between 2012-2017, film by nearly 50% in 2015 (though slowed to single digit growth in 2016 and 2017) and games expanded by 15.1% in 2016 to revenues of $24.4 billion and is now the largest single games market in the world. These staggering rates of growth are not expected to slow.

On a one-to-one basis, our sector leads will discuss matters ranging from the market potential for your products or services, to how to establish a presence in the market, as well as the support and services available to help you develop your business in China in a cost effective way.

Yu Li -China-Britain Business Council’s UK creative sector lead. Prior to joining CBBC she spent more than 20 years working for various industry leaders in Greater China region such as Reuters, Getty Images and One Stop China – a joint venture between Universal, Sony and Warner. She has extensive experience helping western companies set up from scratch in even the most challenging sectors such as media and image/music. She has led initiatives ranging from registering businesses - rep office, WFOE and JV - hiring, regulatory compliance, government lobbying, sales, marketing and distribution.

RSVP:
Jessica Zhang: jessica.zhang@cbbc.org
Li Yu: Li.yu@cbbc.org

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