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June 19 2008
Venue: The City Marketing Suite, Guildhall, London EC2. For a map click here

Networking lunch from 12.45

Seminar programme 14.00 to 17.00

The event is now full although we do have a limited number of dinner places, allocation upon arrival - please enquire here. Admittance not permitted without pre-registration. Seminar spaces are now full and there is a waiting list - click here to be added to the waiting list.

Outline Day Programme

Those attending the seminars are automatically invited to the VIP drinks reception at 17.45 which features the seminar speakers and Rosie Winterton MP, Minister for Transport (& Yorkshire) and other invited MPs & VIPs etc. The dinner starts at 18.45, speeches end at 21.30 and the dinner ends at 22.00, so those from further afield can easily get their last trains home. (There are trains to Leeds from Kings Cross at either 22.00 or 23.30). The dress code is business suits.

The speakers mentioned below are confirmed as at 03/06/08. Refer to this page for regular updates.

14:00 Welcome by Tom Goldberg, CBBC Board member, Chairman Regional International Trade Board (Click here for more information).
14.01 Keynote John Prescott MP, past recent Deputy Prime Minister "Cleaner, greener, safer, healthier... how lessons learned in Yorkshire can help China".
14.10 Professor Alan Barrell, Entrepreneur in Residence, Cambridge University, (click here for more information) Visiting Professor Xiamen and Fudan Universities, "Education & Innovation".
14.25 Jan-Peter Onstwedder, The London Accord, "Evaluation of investment opportunities & potential solutions to the impact & mitigation of climate & environment change" (click here for more information).
14.40 Michael Smith, Head of Sustainable Development, Yorkshire Forward, "Sustainability development".
14.55 Li Shirong, Chongqing Foreign Trade & Economic Relations Commission, (Click here for more information) "Building Sustainable New Towns".
15.10 Coffee.
15.50 Dr Qin Feng, Chinese Government Representative, energy specialist. Click here for more information.
16.10 Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of State for Energy. (click here for more information)
16.30 Jon Lloyd CEO, UK Coal, (Click here for more information) Old Technologies, Useful in New Ways. The coal industry (and textile industry) are reinventing themselves in the 21st Century. Yorkshire has dealt with many of the issues facing many Chinese industrial towns, so is perfectly placed to become a global hub of expertise in these arenas.
16.50 General discussion.
  Ian Pearson MP, Minister of State for Science and Innovation is invited, speaking time t.b.c.
17.30 End (transfer to VIP drinks recep at 17.45).

The dinner dress code is business suits.

The event is now full although we do have a limited number of dinner places, allocation upon arrival - please enquire here. Admittance not permitted without pre-registration. Seminar spaces are now full and there is a waiting list - click here to be added to the waiting list.

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