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Next Step China: Accessing the Fintech & Investment Powerhouse

BGTA Accelerator

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 from 14:30 to 19:00 (GMT)

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Bringing together leading industry experts, Next Step China shines a light on the fintech industry and investment potential for UK companies looking to expand into the Chinese market.

Next Step China will provide discussion and insight into how to scale into the market, what’s next for the industry in the years ahead and a look at the strategies and insights of Chinese corporates. Featuring speakers from Sequoia China, the UK Department of International Trade, ICBC Standard, and TechUK, among others.

Following panel conversations from leading industry experts, the event will also feature the first look at the Global Fintech Report by Professor Yang Dong, Director of the FinTech and Internet Security Research Centre. In addition, attendees will benefit from learning more about the UK - China Fintech Alliance, launching at the event and bringing together trusted corporations from China and the UK to speed-up commercial inertia.

The event is co-hosted by Innovate Finance, ICBC Standard and BGTA, the corporate-backed and China rooted accelerator paving the way for UK companies to enter the Chinese market through investment and strategic partnerships.

Host organisations: BGTA, ICBC Standard, Innovate Finance

MC: Helen Wang, CEO, BGTA
       Jinny Yan, Chief China Economist, ICBC Standard Bank


14.30 – 15.00              Registration

15.00 – 15.15              Opening remarks - Welcome speech by a
                                   senior executive from ICBC Standard Bank

15.15 – 15.30
              Keynote: Dr. Gerard Lyons - Chief Economic Strategist,
                                   Netwealth Investments. Director Bank of China (UK).
                                   (For bio please see here

15.35 – 16.15
              Panel : UK-China Tech & Investment, what’s on the horizon?  

                                    1. Dr. Gerard Lyons - Chief Economic Strategist,
                                    Netwealth Investments; Director, Bank of China (UK)     
                                    2. Simon Spier - Head of International Trade at TechUK  
                                   (For bio please see here)
                                    3. Peter Radcliffe - Ambassador of Innovate Finance 
                                    4.Cicy Shuang - Senior Trade & Investment Officer,
                                    Financial and Professional Services at 
                                   (For bio please see here)        
                                    5. Christopher Lowe - Moderator & Co-founder,
                                    NOTWICS (For bio please see here

16.15 – 16.45
              Fireside Chat: How to scale from the UK to China

                                    1. Helen Wang – Moderator & CEO of BGTA
                                     (For bio please see here
                                    2. Michael Hoffman – Founder and Chairman of Palamon Capital
                                    Partners, Chief Advisor to BGTA (For bio please see here)
                                    3. Oscar Jazdowski – Market Manager, Silicon Valley Bank

16.45 – 17.15
              Launch of the Global Fintech Report – Professor Yang Dong, 
                                   Director of the FinTech and Internet Security Research Centre (RUC)                                    
                                   (For bio please see 

17.15 -17.45
                UK - China Fintech Alliance Launch Ceremony

17.45 – 18.45
               Drinks & Networking

About the organisers: 

BGTA (BBD Global Tech Accelerator)

Headquartered in London, with China-based operations, BGTA has an open innovation network gathering world class investors, technology companies, academic organisations and government agencies. It is committed to fostering the development of a global tech and investment ecosystem that accelerates tech companies from the UK, the EU, the US and China. The corporate accelerator is building a full spectrum innovation ecosystem to scale businesses into China. 

ICBC Standard 

ICBC Standard Bank is a leading financial markets and commodities bank operating across both developed and emerging economies. ICBC Standard Bank Plc was formed in February 2015 when Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) acquired a 60% stake in Standard Bank Plc Global Markets division. As a result, a compelling strategic platform was formed, one that benefits from a unique Chinese and African parentage and an unrivalled global network and level of expertise.

ICBC Standard Bank Plc is a strategic platform for serving the growing demands of our clients in Global Markets products, as well as distributing African risk. We specialise in global commodities, fixed income, currencies and equities. Headquartered in London, ICBC Standard Bank Plc also has operations in Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, New York, and Tokyo. For more information please visit

Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community. Founded in 2014 and supported by the City of London and Broadgate, Innovate Finance is a not-for-profit that advances the country’s leading position in the financial services sector by supporting the next generation of technology-led financial services innovators. More than 250 global members have joined the Innovate Finance ecosystem to date. These companies range from seed stage start-ups to global financial institutions and professional services firms. 

Do you have questions about Next Step China: Accessing the Fintech & Investment Powerhouse? Contact BGTA Accelerator

When & Where

ICBC Standard Bank
20 Gresham Street
EC2V London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 from 14:30 to 19:00 (GMT)

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BGTA Accelerator

Cambridge Innovation Academy, based in St John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge, is a research driven academy partnered with innovation institutes and supported by academic leaders and experienced entrepreneurs. As a “think-tank” and a provider of educational programmes, Cambridge Innovation Academy enables Chinese leaders and practitioners to fully understand and carry forward innovation strategies to achieve transformation goals by equipping them with relevant knowledge and techniques based on real life examples and experiences. The Academy has extensive experience providing structured programmes for senior education in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and has organised education through Venture Camps for a variety of early stage and growth company entrepreneurs. Cambridge Innovation Academy has been offering in entrepreneurship and innovation training programs for several European countries as well as various groups of executives, government officials and entrepreneurs from China. 

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