More speakers revealed… Second Batch of Speakers for 2019 Sino British Summit

2019 Sino British Summit - “Dialogue for the Future: opportunities for two societies” will be held at The Dorchester Hotel on the 21st of February.

The summit will consist of three panels:

  • Our Diverse Economies - New Challenges and Opportunities

  • Sustainable Development - Pursuing Opportunities for Our Shared Future

  • Education - What’s Next?

Following from our first speaker announcement, we are pleased to share with you two more speakers that will be joining us at the summit.

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Dr Louise Liu

Managing Director, Greater China, The Economist Group

Deputy Director for Access China of The Economist Intelligence Unit

Dr. Louise Liu is the Managing Director for The Economist Group’s business in Greater China. She looks after the group’s strategic steps in the region while building relationships with MNCs, governments, and local media. Dr. Liu was the first Chinese analyst to join The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a research affiliate of the group. She later became Deputy Director of Access China within EIU, and the division has expanded into a global team of analysts covering China’s 31 provinces and providing analysis on Chinese outbound investments. Graduating with a PhD in Economics from Uppsala University in Sweden, she spent a year as a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research articles have been published on Oxford Economic Papers, the China Economic Review and the China Economic Quarterly. Dr. Liu has also been a guest lecturer at New York University and Tsinghua University. She is a regular commentator on media outlets including BBC, CNBC, CNN, Financial Times and CCTV.


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Professor Becky Francis

Director of Institute of Education – University College London

Professor Becky Francis has been Director of Institute of Education at University College London since July 2016. She has previously been Professor of Education and Social Justice at Kings College London with academic expertise in educational inequality. Professor Francis has combined academic research and policy work in education throughout her career. She serves as an education policy consultant to the UK government and international agencies, and previously served as Standing Advisor to the UK Parliamentary committee responsible for government policy on education. She is also involved in “Chain Effects”, an annual piece for Sutton Trust, which looks at relative successes of disadvantaged pupils in different academy chains.


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