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Business Opportunities in Asia: Trinity Hall, Cambridge, June 27 2012

Following on from last year's hugely successful event we're delighted to confirm that our 2012 venue will be the fabulous Trinity Hall, starting in their auditorium at 14.00 for a seminar and discussions followed by drinks on the lawn at 17.00 (and punting on the Cam from the college's private mooring point) followed by a VIP dinner in the Graham Storey Room, which holds the oldest library in Cambridge still in its original setting and was re-opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2000.

Sir John Boyd, Sir Paul Judge and Prof Alan Barrell, Entrepreneur in Residence, Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and are all confirmed as speakers. Sir Paul will also deliver an after dinner speech in addition to hosting an afternoon session.

Graham Budd, ARM Chief Operating Officer with exec oversight of ARM Asia Pacific is confirmed to present on ARM Holdings and doing business in Asia Pacific. ARM Holdings is the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier and is at the heart of the development of digital electronic products. ARM has offices around the world, headquartered in Cambridge and employ over 2,000 people.

Satish Mishra, M.D of Strategic Asia is flying in from Jakarta to speak about the vast opportunities in Indonesia, he conceptualised and managed the UN Support Facility for Indonesian Recovery (UNSFIR) and led the 1st OECD Mission to Indonesia. Satish has wide experience in managing large inter-disciplinary teams of professionals in difficult economic and political environments, he studied Economics and Politics at Oxford and has a Doctorate in Economics from Cambridge University.

Alan Kell OBE, co-Chair of the UK- China Eco Cities Group will present on Sustainable Urban Development in Asia.

Sumi Ghose, Acting Chief Exec of Asia House will be speaking on creative and cultural opportunities in Asia, alongside leading authorities in this rapidly growing arena.

In short, it will be an action packed event!

The BBC will also be featuring, they interviewed Lord John Prescott at our Chinese New Year event live on-air on Feb 8 and they’ll be interviewing Sir Paul Judge and Sir John Boyd on June 27. We’ve suggested they also interview some other key speakers and VIPs. Our last broadcast achieved an audience of hundreds of thousands and we’re hoping for the same again on June 27!

We have various sponsorship packages which include branding opportunities, a presentation slot during the afternoon and / or joining a panel discussion and places at the seminar, drinks reception and VIP dinner. We can also include seminar, drinks reception and dinner places for your clients.

Our audience will be Asia House corporate members, see http://asiahouse.org/business-and-policy and business leaders from our extensive global network, many of whom attend events such as our Cambridge Chinese New Year and other world class events, see www.marchpublishing.co.uk/ccny2011.html and www.marchpublishing.co.uk for examples.


13.00 Doors open, networking & exhibition featuring the Cambridge Network, Cambridge Enterprise and Cambridge Cleantech
14.00 Sir John Boyd, Chairman, Asia House, opening address
14.10 Sir Paul Judge keynote speech
14.30 Sustainable Urban Development in Asia, Alan Kell OBE, co-Chair UK-China Eco Cities and Green Building Group
14.45 Coastal Low Carbon High Growth Development in Asia, the Challenges, Jeff Tucker, Publisher, International Trade Focus, M.D. March Publishing Ltd
14.55 High Value Opportunities in Asia, Zafar Masood , UK Trade & Investment
15.05 Opportunities in Indonesia, Satish Mishra, M.D. Strategic Asia (Jakarta HQ)
15.20 Case studies of UK companies developing their business in Asia and intellectual property considerations, Prof Alan Barrell Entrepreneur in Residence, Centre for Entrepreneurial learning, Judge Business School and session overview with Sir Paul Judge and Rob Lally, Deputy Head Asia, UK Trade & Investment
15.40 John Minards, PwC, session closing remarks
15.42 Break

16.10 Session 2: Introduction by Ashish Mishra, CEO (Europe) Strategic Asia
16.15 Smart / Digital Technologies in Asia, Graham Budd, COO ARM Holdings
16.30 Creative Industries in Asia, Jonathan Mantle
16.45 Discussion on creative, smart and digital opportunities led by Ashish Mishra featuring Graham Budd, Jonathan Mantle and Sumi Ghose, CEO Asia House
17.05 Sir Paul Judge leads open debate on the day’s discussions and closing remarks
17.20 Networking reception on the River Terrace
18.30 Networking reception ends

19.00 VIP dinner, Sir Paul Judge after dinner speech
21.30 End

Dress code: Business attire

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                                                                                    Sir Paul Judge

Sir Paul JudgeSir Paul is the Chairman of Schroder Income Growth Fund plc and a Director of ENRC plc, of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, of Standard Bank Group Ltd of Johannesburg, of Tempur-Pedic International Inc of Kentucky and of Abraaj Capital of Dubai.   

He is also an Alderman of the City of London and the President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and of the Association of MBAs.  He is the Chairman of the Enterprise Education Trust, the British-North American Committee, the North American Advisory Council at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce and St Dunstan’s College and Deputy Chairman of the American Management Association based in New York.  He is a Member of the Council of the Crown Agents and of the President of Togo’s International Advisory Council and a Member of the Advisory Boards for the UK-India Business Council, HEC in Paris, the Athens University of Economics and Business and RANEPA in Moscow.   He has honorary degrees from Cambridge, Westminster and City universities.

Sir Paul was born and grew up in London.  He was educated firstly at Christchurch School and subsequently at St. Dunstan's College, both in Lewisham, South London.  He was awarded an Open Scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied Natural Sciences and Management Studies, graduating in 1971.  He then gained a Thouron Fellowship to the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with his MBA in the top 5% of his class.

He spent the first twelve years of his business career with Cadbury Schweppes, working initially in the Overseas Group finance department and becoming Group Deputy Finance Director in 1978 at the age of 28. He was then Managing Director of Cadbury Schweppes Kenya which had three factories and 600 employees. In 1982 he was appointed as Managing Director of Cadbury Typhoo, which had 3,000 employees and a turnover of £150 million.  In 1984 he became Group Planning Director and a member of the Group Executive Committee.

In 1985 he initiated and led the £97 million buyout of the UK, Irish and French food businesses of Cadbury Schweppes to form Premier Brands with 6,000 employees and a turnover of £400 million. The company was turned round and developed well, winning the 1989 Grocer/IFE Award as having "the best overall performance of any British food company". Premier Brands was successfully sold for £310 million in 1989 and is now the UK’s largest food manufacturer.

He then moved into the public and political sectors and became a government-appointed Member of the Milk Marketing Board and Chairman of Food from Britain which led to his being voted the 1992 Food Industry Personality of the Year. He was subsequently Director General of the Conservative Party and a Ministerial Adviser at the Cabinet Office. 

He has more recently been Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts (2003-6), President of the Chartered Management Institute (2004-5), Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors (2005-6), Chairman of Teachers TV (2005-8) and a Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (2008-2010).  He was the key benefactor of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. 


                                Sir John Boyd KCMG

Sir John Boyd was born in 1936 in Cambridge, England. He was educated at Westminster School. After national service in the RAF he went up to Clare College, Cambridge, in 1956, reading first Natural Sciences and then Modern Languages. Captained the Cambridge University fencing team. Attended Yale University as a Clare Fellow, 1960-62, studying Chinese language and history. MA in Far Eastern Area Studies. Travelled in US and Europe with the Yale Russian Chorus.

John Boyd joined the British Diplomatic Service in 1962. Spent two years in Hong Kong as a Chinese language student before being posted for a first spell in Peking (1965-67) at the outset of the Cultural Revolution. Returned as First Secretary to the Foreign Office, going on to serve in Washington (1969-73) and again Peking (1973-75). On promotion to Counsellor, Boyd was on loan to the British Treasury before taking up assignments in Bonn, in charge of economic reporting, and the UK Mission to the UN, where he specialised in ECOSOC issues and the “Global Negotiations”. He returned to London as Assistant Under Secretary for Asia at the FCO before being seconded to the Hong Kong Government as Political Adviser to Governor Edward Youde in the period of initial implementation of the 1984 Joint Declaration with China concerning Hong Kong. Boyd was involved in cross border negotiations in a variety of fields and travelled extensively in the mainland.

On return to London from Hong Kong, served under Sir Geoffrey Howe (now Lord Howe) as Deputy Under Secretary for Defence Policy and under Mr. Douglas Hurd (now Lord Hurd) as “Chief Clerk”, the DUS responsible for Diplomatic Service administration. The first job meant frequent travel to the US. The second meant close involvement in long term modernisation of FCO personnel, training and communications systems, and in the search for cooperative solutions to problems facing all foreign services.

Boyd was Ambassador to Tokyo 1992-96, at a time of vigorous growth in UK/Japan relations across the board: over forty British ministerial visits to Japan during this period, a widening shared agenda and marked gains in investment both ways as well as scientific, educational, cultural and defence exchanges. He retired from the Diplomatic Service in January 1996.

From 1996 Boyd served for ten years as Master of Churchill College, Cambridge. This period was marked by continued broadening of the College's external links and by the acquisition for the Archives Centre of the papers of Lady Thatcher and subsequently former Prime Minster, Sir John Major. Also in this period Boyd served as Chairman of the British Museum, a governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Vice-Chairman of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, Chairman of Bedales School and later the Cambridge Union Society. He is also a trustee of the Wordsworth Trust in the English Lake District. On the US/UK front he is a trustee of RAND (Europe) UK. Boyd also co-chaired the Nuffield Languages Inquiry, an examination of Britain's future foreign languages needs. His chief Cambridge engagement now is as Chairman of the Trustees of the Joseph Needham Institute, specialising in the history of Chinese and wider Asian science and technology. He continues to travel to East Asia and is on the board of the 21st Century Group which helps steer the strategic relationship with Japan. In January 2010 John Boyd became Chairman of Asia House, the leading pan-Asian organisation in London.

Boyd is an Honorary Fellow of Westminster School and Clare College and a Life Fellow of Churchill College. He is holder of the Grand Cordon of the Rising Sun, a Japanese decoration.


                                                                                       Prof Alan Barrell

Alan BarrellEntrepreneur in Residence, Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Distinguished Guest Professor at Xiamen University, Visiting Professor at Shanghai College of Science and Technology and at the Fujian International School of Economics and Business, Fuzhou. Alan has spent almost 30 years in senior executive positions in technology based industries and has become one of Cambridge's most articulate promoters of entrepreneurship. Following a scientific training and six years working in clinical laboratory medicine in the NHS at the start of his career, he worked around the world with Baxter Healthcare and was its UK Chief Executive for six years. Subsequently, he joined Domino Printing Sciences plc as Managing Director. Domino became a public company and now has a market capitalization of more than half a billion euros. Following six years with Domino ,he joined Willett International Group, an industrial electronics company, and was its CEO, building its global business into a major success.

He was then instrumental in launching the Cambridge Gateway Fund, a 70millions Euros fund, to support early stage technology businesses in the region and became its Managing Partner,and has been involved with a number of charities including the Papworth Trust, the Royal Society of Arts, the Centre for Tomorrow's Company and The Prince's Trust. He is currently International Advisor to Youth Business China. He works closely with a number of Science Parks and Innovation Centres in Cambridge, elsewhere in the UK and overseas. He received The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2006. In October 2009 The Regional Strategic Health Authority for the East of England appointed Alan Chairman of the NHS Innovation Council and in November he accepted an invitation to act as Chairman of the External Advisory Board of NACUE – the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs, an organization which grew in its first year to have 40,000 members and embrace 80 University Enterprise Associations. Alan is a member of Cambridge Angels and Sophia Business Angels ( France ) and advises numerous early stage companies internationally. Alan is also the Founding Partner of Cambridge Worldwide Associates.


                                                                               Alan Kell OBE

Alan KellCo-Chair of the UK - China Eco Cities and Green Building Group; Managing Director, Intelligent & Green Systems Limited. Alan Kell is a renowned leader of world-class research and consultancy programmes focussed on delivering the wide-ranging benefits of intelligent & green innovation in buildings, communities and cities. He operates as a governmental advisor, programme director, and international consultant in this field. His career achievements include:
- Founder of Intelligent & Green Systems Limited, providers of international consultancy, research and programme management on the integration of ICT into the built environment.

- Research director for the development of the UK-China road-map for the delivery of world- class eco-cities.

- Industry co-chair of the UK-China Eco-cities and Green Building Working Group.

- Leader of the British delegation to the Beijing Intelligent, Green and Energy Efficient Buildings Expo since its launch in 2005.

- Co-founder of the INTEGER intelligent & green buildings programme in the UK, Hong Kong and China.

- Co-founder and first chairman of the world's first MSc in Intelligent Buildings at the University of Reading.

- Founder of the Centre of Excellence for Intelligence in Buildings and Executive Director of the European Intelligent Building Group.


                                                                           Graham Budd

GB ARMGraham Budd was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of ARM in July 2008. Prior to this he was EVP and General Manager of the Processor Division from July 2005. He joined ARM in 1992 as a VLSI design engineer and led the development of several of ARM's early system-on-chip designs. He has been involved in ARM’s activities in Asia for 15 years and has recently taken on executive responsibility for the APAC region. He is a Fellow of the IET and holds an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University.


                                                                          Sumantro Ghose

Sumantro GhoseSumantro Ghose is Acting Chief Executive of Asia House, London.  He joined Asia House as  Director of Public  Programmes in January 2009 and became Acting CEO in November 2011.

Asia House is the UK’s leading pan-Asian organisation, a charity with a mission to foster understanding of the cultures, economies and societies Asia, from the Persian Gulf to the Pacific Ocean, through programming across arts, business and policy.  

Sumi is responsible for the strategic management of Asia House public engagement and communications and he directs the Asia House Cultural Programme, which includes talks, symposia, performance, exhibitions and film, centred on two annual festivals, the Pan-Asia Film Festival and the Festival of Asian Literature.

He has over 15 years of experience in arts administration and management, public engagement and creative programming, audience development, cultural strategy and international relations.  Prior to joining Asia House in January 2009 he was Public Programmes Manager at the National Portrait Gallery, where he conceived and delivered innovative, multi-disciplinary public programming for a wide range of audiences. 

Sumi has extensive knowledge of visual art and European and Asian history and culture, and has worked and consulted for a range of cultural and educational institutions including Tate, National Portrait Gallery, Frieze, Sotheby’s Institute, Richmond University and the American Institute for Foreign Study.  As a freelance writer and art critic Sumi has had features published in the Independent, the Guardian and Modern Painters and he was the winner of the Guardian/Modern Painters Art Writers’ Prize in 2004.  He has an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.                                                                     


                                            Satish Mishra

SatishPrior to heading Strategic Asia, Satish Mishra conceptualised and managed the United Nations Support Facility for Indonesian Recovery (UNSFIR) project funded by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). His other professional experience includes high-level assignments at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), including leading the first OECD Mission to Indonesia during the Asian crisis, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank in over 40 countries across Asia, Africa and Europe. Satish Mishra has a wide range of experience in managing large inter-disciplinary teams of professionals in difficult economic and political environments. He studied Economics and Politics at Oxford University and has a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Cambridge.


                                                                            Jonathan Mantle

JMJonathan Mantle was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge.  He is a writer, filmmaker and playwright whose books have been published in over thirty countries including Japan, China, Taiwan, India, South Korea and Indonesia.  He has worked for over twenty years with local, national and global corporates in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  Most recently he spoke at the 'Implementing MP3I' conference in Jakarta on the subject of communications and foreign private sector investment.  He has two children and lives in London.



                                         Ashish Mishra


Ashish is the CEO of Strategic Asia Europe and Co- founder of Strategic Asia and has over 20 years of global business experience. He is a Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan Business School in Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism and a Professor at the Centre for International Business and Sustainability. He is also a China and creative industries expert and advises a number of firms on Asian strategy and was formerly in charge of The Emerging Markets Programme for China and India at the London Development Agency on behalf of the Mayor of London. 
His achievements include pioneering work at the Barbican Art Centre on China Olympic Programming and the development of a House of Asia centre and was a speaker at the House of Lords on 'Creative Economies and Creative Industries'. He launched a European office at the Barbican and is proud of stating that Strategic Asia Europe focusses on 'unconventional disruptive innovative projects that will change the world.'


                                                                                    Rob Lally

Rob LallyRob Lally is a Deputy Director in UK Trade & Investment covering high growth Asia markets with a responsibility to ensure that UKTI's overseas teams meet value targets for British business and a focus on delivering business outcomes through UK Ministerial engagement with their Asian counterparts. After an early career working for De Beers, Rob has spent time for UKTI in both Korea and Vietnam. He has also been a Private Secretary for three Ministers of State and has led a team looking at market reform in UK domestic energy markets.  


                                                                                Zafar Masood

Zafar MasoodDeputy Head , Construction Sector    
Strategic Trade Group, UK Trade & Investment, London
Tel (0044) (0)20 72154621 Fax: (0044) (0)20 7215 4288 Email: zafar.masood@ukti.gsi.gov.uk

Zafar joined UKTI from BIS in 2007 as Deputy Head of the construction sector unit. Zafar's
role is to help British construction firms to export their expertise in overseas countries. UKTI
recognises the importance of the international construction sector and has set up a
dedicated team to support British companies and professionals seeking to do business in an
increasingly competitive international market place. The team works to identify opportunities,
showcase the breadth of expertise and experience that British companies have to offer in the
construction sector. Zafar covers the sectoral responsibilities in Australasia, South Asia Pacific
countries, the Middle East and North African countries. Zafar actively supports
British companies to take advantage of
the construction and infrastructure opportunities through inward and  overseas  outward missions,  roadshows and workshops in the UK. In 2009 Zafar spent three
months in Saudi Arabia on secondment. Zafar's secondment was to identify and produce a
report on construction and infrastructure opportunities for the British companies,
including sub-sectors such as mass transport (airport, ports and railways) and education.



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