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Department for International Trade is pleased to invite companies, research institutes and industrial associations for the UK-China Green Manufacturing Cooperation Forum.

In partnership with the Center for International Economic and Technological Cooperation (CIETC), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (MIIT), this event will launch China-UK Green Manufacturing Report, a milestone document that accentuates the attributes, stakeholders and best practices of green manufacturing in both countries, identifies business opportunities and makes recommendations for governments, industries, and researchers.

Including key-note speeches and panel discussion, the forum will be a good platform to:

  • Discuss and generate consensus among stakeholders on where and how the UK and China could work together to achieve the goal of the carbon neutrality in manufacturing industry based on the findings of the report;
  • Exchange information and good practices from policy and industry level and showcase the respective advantage of the UK and China on green manufacturing;
  • Agree a long-term mechanism for sustained business matching and agenda setting, aiming for a specialist committee to guide the progress.



  • Mr Song Xiaoming, The Deputy Director of the Institute of Energy, Resources and Environment Centre of CIETC
  • Ms Aminda Tang, The Head of Advanced Manufacturing & Transport, DIT China

15:00 -15:05  Opening Remarks by the Chinese Official  

  • Ms Zheng Hong, The Director General of CIETC

15:05 -15:10  Opening Remarks by the UK Official  

  • Mr John Edwards, Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner  

15:10 -15:25  Keynote 1: China's strategy to achieve the carbon peak and carbon neutrality 

  • Mr Mao Tao, Section Chief of CIETC

15:25 -15:40  Keynote 2: UK's decarbonisation Strategy for Manufacturing Sector 

  • Mr Cornejo Enrique, Head of Supply Chains and Skills for Industrial Decarbonisation, UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

15:40  UK-China Green Manufacturing Report Launch

  • Mr Tony Clemson, The Deputy Director of Innovation &Industry, Department for International Trade

15:40 -15:50  Keynote 3: UK China Green Manufacturing report –China's Green system and Investment strategy 

  • Gao Junqi, Associate Professor, Institute of Energy, Resources and Environment Centre of CIETC

15:50 -16:00  Keynote 4: UK China Green Manufacturing report – Sustainable Manufacturing in the UK

  • Dr Miying Yang, Reader Sustainability School of Management, Cranfield University, UK

16:00-16:15  Experience Sharing and Showcase 1: China's supply chain capacity 

  • Ms Ivy Liu, Director of Quality Standards and Environmental Affairs, Lenovo Group

16:15-16:30  Experience and Showcase 2: UK's supply chain capacity 

  • Alexandre Audouard, Vice President, INEOS Styrolution Polymers Co., Ltd

16:30-17:00  Panel Discussion: Sino-UK green manufacturing cooperation under dual carbon target


  • Paulo Lopes, Director Strategic Partnerships Greater China, British Standards Institution (BSI)
  • Dr Shi Gongqi, Director of Industrial Members and Business Development, The Welding Institute (TWI) 
  • Shi Peijing, Deputy Director/Researcher, Institute of Remanufacturing Industry Technology, Jing-Jin-Ji
  • Liu Qiang, Director/Researcher, Institute of Quantitative & Technological Economics (IQTE), CASS