Huge market potential and turbo-charged tech opportunities.
With a population of over 1.4 billion and a growing middle class, China offers huge market potential for savvy businesses. ‘Global Trade Month: China’ is the first in our international trade series, bringing together industry figures, government representatives and thought leaders from across the world.
In this panel event, you will discover how to diversify your portfolio, increase your revenue and competitiveness and tap into China’s technological advancements. Delivered in partnership with the British Chamber of Commerce in China and WTA, this is an unmissable event.
Julian MacCormac is Country Director for Rolls-Royce, China. Julian first came to China in 1993 and has spent much of the past twenty-five years living in or working on China. Julian joined Rolls-Royce in 2016, serving as Director for Business Development for Rolls-Royce’s civil nuclear business in China. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce Julian spent ten years in the UK Civil-Service. He worked on research, science and innovation policy, with a particular focus the commercialisation of publicly-funded research. Julian spent four years as Commercial Counsellor at the British Embassy in Beijing and led UK-China trade and investment work on infrastructure and energy. Julian currently serves as Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in China. He has a degree in Chinese and Management. He is a recipient of the prestigious Frank Knox Fellowship and received his Master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. In 1997 he received the Lotus Prize, awarded to exemplary Foreign Experts working in China.
Julian spent nearly a decade teaching history and history of art in Harrow Beijing while also working as an IELTS examiner for the British Council, before founding Venture Education, an education consultancy that supports schools, universities and education organisations to thrive in China. Julian is the Vice Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in China and Chair of the Chamber’s Education Forum which includes driving initiatives such as Employability Week and the Young Professionals Development Programme. He is also a mentor for Durham University, former president of the China North Entrepreneurs’ Organization and a strategic advisor for the innovative edtech platform Globiliti. He graduated with a joint degree in History of Art from UCL and SOAS and has a masters in Antiques from UCLAN.
More speakers to be announced shortly!
Anne-Marie Martin FCMI
Director Membership UK & International, British Chambers of Commerce
Anne-Marie Martin leads the Membership Directorate of the British Chambers of Commerce and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Anne-Marie is responsible for developing and executing a membership strategy that delivers value to the Chamber network and its business members both across the UK and internationally. Anne-Marie also leads the international trade programme and network development strategy of the organisation.
An experienced senior businessperson, Anne-Marie Martin has worked in industry and the business representative sector at executive level over many years. Most recent roles have included that of former CEO of COBCOE, the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe and before that CEO of the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce.