Dear friends,


I wanted to share a few photos from an exciting event which we held this afternoon here in the House of Commons.

We brought together Manchester business leaders, academics and politicians with a group of Chinese investors to make the case for further Chinese investment in Manchester.

I chaired the proceedings and we had presentations from a stellar cast of speakers,

-          Lucy Powell MP for Manchester Central

-          Mike Kane MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East

-          Mike Emmerich, Chief Economic Adviser to Greater Manchester Combined Authority

-          Tim Newns, Chief Executive MIDAS

-          Clive Memmott, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

-          Lau Yew Cheong, Executive Director, Beijing Construction Engineering Group (BCEG)

-          Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP Salford and Eccles


The event was covered by UKJS, a link to the article can be found here.