About the programme
Join our free 12-month initiative for London scaleups to help and support your expansion plans in China.
Duration: 12-month initiative
Sector Focus: Cross sectorial but applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment to the Chinese market
About: China is the world’s second largest economy and the largest measured on a purchasing power basis. With over 100 cities of more than a million people, there is a fast-growing business and consumer market. China’s economy, therefore, offers huge potential for London scaleups looking to expand into Asia. Join the Mayor’s International Business Programme (MIBP) China to support your business to expand to one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. In conjunction with our main programme, this free 12-month initiative will consist of a mix of focused events, virtual meetings, panel sessions, mentoring, roundtables and exclusive connections to top corporates and investors – all individually tailored towards your expansion plans in China. Gain world-class support and advice for your international business success, including bespoke, on-the-ground support from our team in China, alongside our market and industry specialists. Companies join the programme in cohorts, giving you a unique opportunity to collaborate and share knowledge with others across key sectors.
Format: This free 12-month initiative, in conjunction with our core programme, will give you the opportunity to participate in a mix of focused events, virtual meetings, panel sessions, mentoring, roundtables and exclusive connections to top corporates and investors – all individually tailored towards your expansion plans in China. You are still expected to attend events on our main programme, but the focus of this initiative will be to specifically support your business development in China. In order to ensure the events programme is tailored to your specific growth objectives in-market, please spend 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire as your answers will support the planned activities we run across the year.
Events may include:
- Meet the Accelerators
- Meet the Corporate
- Department for International Trade roadshow activity
- Knowledge building: intellectual property, legal & accounting, human resources, Chinese social media landscape
- One-to-one matching with Chinese companies