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A New Horizon – Manchester Beijing Connectivity

October 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Manchester/Beijing Connection – why, what, when and how?

What are the impacts of this new horizon for Greater Manchester and the wider North?


International connectivity, and the trade it enables, is key to the economic performance of city regions. The greater the global connectivity between cities, the stronger the potential for enhanced wealth creation and economic growth.

This seminar will consider how the direct Manchester-Beijing flight route is acting as a catalyst for growth and resilience, and explore the impacts of this new horizon for Greater Manchester and the wider North.

Our specially-selected expert panel will discuss the various ways in which this direct connectivity can lead to broader, sustained economic benefits, including the associated infrastructural investment, added value to the skills and knowledge base and enhanced trade performance.

The speakers

Adam Jupp, Head of External Affairs, Manchester Airport Group

Marian Sudbury, Director, Global Operations, Northern Powerhouse – Exports and Investment, Department for International Trade

Richard Cotton, Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach, University of Manchester

Rhys Whalley, Executive Director, Manchester China Forum

Peter Chi, Finance Director, Beijing Construction Engineering Group

* Tickets allocated on a first come first served basis. Limited availability.


October 11, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Steer Davies Gleave
SDG Economic Development


Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, Lecture Room
Manchester, M2 3JL United Kingdom
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