The Chamber's Scottish Focus Group invites members to join us at 2020's first 'Scottish Connections' get-together on the evening of Monday, 13 January and celebrate Burns Night in advance!
The 'Scottish Connections' business network has continued to grow and is proving to be a useful network for all those companies and other organisations associated with Scotland and doing business in China. It now has over 120 members and 5 specific events were held in 2019 which proved very popular. We’re looking to maintain that momentum in 2020.
The event will be structured to combine the best of a Scottish Connections networking event with key elements of a traditional Burns Night. It will be held at an exclusive location in central Shanghai and places are strictly limited.
Provisional Running Order
Arrival and networking* (Drinks and Scottish canapés available)
Opening comments - Blair Kelly, Chair of Scottish Focus Group, and Alan Hepburn, Vice Chair of British Chamber Shanghai and Event Host
Reflections on 2019 and looking forward to 2020 - Chris Wood, HM Consul-General Shanghai
Outlook for Scotland in 2020 by key sectors - Kevin Liu, Head of Scottish Development International, China
Round the Room Reflections – Comments, Questions, Answers
Address to the Haggis (poem recital and toast) - Craig MacKenzie, Managing Director of Continuum Ltd
Warm bowl of haggis, neeps and tatties to be served & continued networking
The poems and music of Robert Burns - Musical Recital by renowned Scottish folk singer and Shanghai resident Alan Cowell
Closing remarks and toast to the immortal memory of Robert Burns
Continued networking (Drinks and selection of Scottish Confectionery available)
21.00 Event ends
*due to nature of venue, no admittance after 18.35.
Walk-in is not allowed for this event.