This talk will open our conversation to a much wider perspective.
Starting from the concept that a rising power will cause fear in an established power, Patrick Horgan will broaden our conversation to a much wider perspective. Some of the issues that will be covered will touch upon the challenges and opportunities of China’s seemingly continual upward trajectory, the prospects for relations in the region and globally and how to continue to define this relationship based on shifting conditions and new situations.
Join us for a small group talk and Q&A over authentic Chinese food.
We invite Patrick Horgan, Vice President and Mats Harborn, President of EUCCC to discuss.
Patrick Horgan is Regional Director North-East Asia for Rolls-Royce, covering Greater China, Japan and Korea, based in Beijing. His background spans business, diplomacy and cultural relations, with Asia and China experience dating back more than 25 years. Previously, he was Managing Director of an international corporate advisory firm in China, advising leading MNCs on investment, market access and policy issues. Prior to that, Patrick worked at Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong from 1994-1998. He has been involved in the EUCCC since its formation, including chairing the IT & Telecommunications Working Group for several years and serving on the Executive Committee from 2012-2014 as State Representative. He served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China (2004-2006). He is a graduate of Oxford University and a Mandarin speaker.
Mats Harborn was the first Scania representative in China and set up its first representative office in 1985. He is fluent in Chinese and has over the years been a very active lecturer on various aspects of Chinese society and doing business in China. He is also the author of a number of China-related articles and three books published in China. Mr Harborn holds a degree from Lund University in Asian Studies and Business Administration. He has lived and worked in China for over 20 years.