Supporting Event: Distinguished Speaker Breakfast with Lord Mandelson, Former European Trade Commissioner & UK Secretary of State for Business
|Host / Sponsor:||BritCham|
|Event Time:||6 July 2017, 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM|
|Venue:||Oasis Room, 8/F, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai|
Join us as Lord Mandelson discusses the outlook for relations between the UK and the European Union in light of the start of the Brexit negotiations; and the UK and Europe’s relations with China.
Lord Mandelson is a former European Trade Commissioner and British First Secretary of State where he effectively deputised for the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown between 2008-10. As Trade Commissioner between 2004 and 2008, he negotiated trade agreements with many countries and led European negotiations in the WTO Doha World Trade Round.
Prior to this, he was Minister without Portfolio, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Northern Ireland Secretary and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in British governments under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown from 1997. He was Member of Parliament for Hartlepool in the UK from 1992 until 2004 and Director of Campaigns and Communications for the Labour party between 1985 and 1990.
He is Chairman of Global Counsel, a policy consultancy he founded in 2010, with offices in London, Brussels and Singapore. He became President of the Great Britain China Centre in 2015, a non-departmental public body that encourages dialogue and collaboration between Britain and China. Lord Mandelson is also President of the Policy Network think tank and Chairman of Lazard International.
He has written two books, The Blair Revolution, published in 1996 which set out a policy agenda for the New Labour government in 1997 and his memoirs The Third Man published in 2010. He is Chancellor Manchester Metropolitan University, a post he took up in 2016.
Member of a national European Chamber: HKD450.00
Please click here to register for the event. If you are a member of a national European Chamber please contact Ms. Yammie Yuen, to qualify for the members’ fee rate.