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China Business Forum 2023
Founded in 2012, London Business School China Business Forum is one of the largest student-led China-focused business forums in Europe
The forum is committed to offer its participants opportunities to
LEARN the latest business trends
SHARE innovative business ideas
DISCUSS potential business opportunities
NETWORK with world business leaders
After hosting the last two events virtually due to the impact of the pandemic, we are thrilled to bring the 12th China Business Forum back to the London Business School campus through a hybrid model that allows attendees and guest speakers to join either in-person or live-streaming!
2023 Forum Topics
9:00 - 9:40 London Time / 16:00 - 16:40 Beijing Time
Economy: China and World Economy Outlook
9:40 - 11:05 London Time / 16:40 - 18:05 Beijing Time
2023 continues to be a year of turmoil and change. Factors such as geopolitical tensions are shaping the economy landscape. This year, China is undergoing much-anticipated post-covid recovery as well as a major economic transition, exploring ways to navigate external and domestic challenges and actively promoting multilateralism in a fragmented world. We are excited to welcome seniors from academia, think tanks, and the industry, to share their insights of challenges, opportunities, and solutions ahead for the growth of China and the world.
Technology and Investment: Survive and Thrive through Uncertainty
11:20 - 12:20 London Time / 18:20 - 19:20 Beijing Time
The uncertainty of macro environment brings new challenges and opportunities to China's technology development and investment. Global growth slowing down, geopolitics intensifying, competition and cooperation between countries in science and technology entering the next stage, regulatory environment changing, how entrepreneurs and investors survive and develop? What changed and unchanged? How to envision the disruptive technologies that are changing the way people live?
Consumers and Retail: Consumer Insight Driven Product Innovation and Value Creation
13:20 - 14:50 London Time / 20:20 - 21:50 Beijing Time
Despite the economic headwinds, and the decline in consumer confidence, China’s economy continues to exhibit a certain level of resilience. With the reopening of borders by China, it is essential to understand the changing trends of Chinese consumers to design corporate strategy and market approach accordingly to attract consumers. Consumer companies in China are consequently scrutinizing their strategies. Will the economy—and consumer sentiment—get worse? Or will they improve? If, and when, consumers bounce back, what are their consumption priorities and unmet needs?
Sustainability: Innovating for Sustainable Growth
15:00 - 16:00 London Time / 22:00 - 23:00 Beijing Time
Sustainability has become an increasingly crucial topic in China as the country strives to balance economic development with environmental protection. The Chinese government and organizations have launched initiatives to promote sustainable development, shift towards renewable energy, and protect ecosystems. How to balance short-term gains and long-term environmental goals? How can businesses leverage innovation to drive sustainable growth?