Working for Net Zero in the Automotive Industry
Tuesday 26th April
David Bailey, Professor of Business Economics at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham has written extensively on industrial and regional policy, especially in relation to manufacturing and the auto industry.
He shared insights on how the auto industry in the UK is making the transition to EVs and zero emissions. He also highlighted some of the key policy issues if we are to make the 2030 target work and commented on the West Midlands relationship with the automotive industry in China.
England China Business Forum Annual Dinner 2022
Tuesday 15th February
Chinese Community Centre - Birmingham
This was our first face to face event since early 2020. We met at the Chinese Community Centre - Birmingham for ECBF Annual Dinner. Due to Covid-19 precautions we limited numbers to a maximum of 40 people.
Dr Yeow Poon, President of ECBF, shared his thoughts on how ECBF can go forward given the current geopolitics around China. He emphasised that ECBF should continue to encourage business, trade and investment between UK and China. ECBF can without taking political sides speak up for the interests of businesses and also the impact of geo-political rhetoric and Sinophobia on the British Chinese, East and Southeast communities.
Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority, gave some examples of trade and investment between the West Midlands and China and his thoughts on future opportunities. James Wong, the Patron of the Chinese Community - Centre, shared a vision on how Chinatown could develop in the next 20 years, followed by Zo Hoida, President of Birmingham China Business Forum who presented a lifetime achievement award to Dr Yeow Poon.
Speech by Dr Yeow Poon
Speech by Andy Street
Speech by James Wong
Speech by Zo Hoida