Report seeks to strengthen Chinese business links
The report, "Developing a UK & Chinese Partnership for Business Education", focuses on the special relationship between Leeds and Hangzhou in the Zhejiang province of China and outlines the potential for business and academic links between the two cities to further strengthen.
Lead author of the report Professor John Shutt from the Leeds Business School explains: "The Chinese economy is still growing fast and in cities like Hangzhou there is strong interest in entrepreneurship and business development, employment and skills training and talent management and in Chinese companies going global and investing in the UK. Hangzhou is the fourth largest city in China and has a special relationship with Leeds, developed over the last 28 years and this extends to the two universities. This event brings together those with an interest in China in Leeds and Yorkshire with Leeds Met and ZJUT staff and students from Hangzhou and the UK."
The report was commissioned by the British Councils Prime Ministers Initiative for China and seeks to outline the potential for further growth being Leeds and Hangzhou in the next ten years.
A number of high profile speakers will be making presentations at the event including .John Law, Director of the PMI2 Programme at the British Council, Professor Huifang Cheng, Research Dean of the College of Business Administration at Zhejiang University of Technology, Professor Paul Iles, now professor of Human Resource Management at Salford Business School. Paul Stephens from UKTI will also be speaking as well as the Dean of Leeds Business School, Barbara Colledge.
The event takes place on Friday 11 May from 11:00-13:00 at the Rose Bowl building, to book your place or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chinese Olympic Committee has chosen the City of Leeds as its training camp base for over 300 athletes prior to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Approximately 40 athletes and officials will be based at the Leeds Metropolitan University's Headingley Campus as they train and acclimatise to the conditions in England shortly before the Olympics begin on 27 July.
A number of Leeds Metropolitan University students and alumni will be hoping to compete at London 2012 including Commonwealth Gold medallist Johanna Jackson, Triathlon World Champion Alistair Brownlee and synchronised diver Sarah Barrow.