ABCP 2019, the first ABCP Annual Conference was a showcase event for ground-breaking research and innovations from members and guests of ABCP and the wider community in the UK and China to celebrate decades of successful UK-China collaborations in research, education, innovation and culture exchange.

Venue: School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey, Daphne Jackson Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7AL, UK (Google Maps)
Date: 10-12 July, 2019

Online Registration

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abcp-annual-conference-tickets-53135567914

Organisers

General Chair

Prof Sai Gu, ABCP Executive Vice President, University of Surrey

Conference Organising Committe

Prof Jianguo Lin, ABCP President, Imperial College London
Prof Daqing Ma, ABCP Vice-President & General Secretary, Imperial College London
Prof Jihong Wang, ABCP Vice-President for Finance, University of Warwick
Prof Hongming Xu, ABCP Vice-President for Policy & Membership, University of Birmingham
Prof Hongbiao Dong, ABCP Vice-President for Industrial Liaison & Fund Raising, University of Leicester
Prof Shujun Li, ABCP Vice-President for Internal Communications & Public Relations, University of Kent

Speakers

Bios of selected speakers can be found here (PDF file, 833KB).

Programme

Day 1 – 10th July 2019

9:00Registration
9:30Opening Ceremony

Speech from Mr Yongli Wang, Minister Counsellor of Education Section, Embassy of China, London
Speech from Mr Orlando Edwards, Regional Manager, Americas and East Asia, British Council
Speech from Professor Max Lu, Vice Chancellor, University of Surrey
Speech from VIP visitor: Mr Kean Liu, Executive Director & General Manager, Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co., Ltd
Speech from VIP sponsor: Ms Min Yang, Executive Chairman, BSF International Ltd
Speech from VIP sponsor: Mr Hao Zhang, President, AsiaInfo
Speech from sponsor: Golden Arrow Overseas Consulting, presented by Professor Bo Chen, University of Leicester
11:00Strategic Partnership and Sponsorship Award

BSF International Ltd
AsiaInfo
Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation
Sino British Cultural Education Exchange Center
Golden Arrow Overseas Consulting
China Academy of Electronics and Information Technology UK Office
11:20Coffee Break and Group Photo
11:40Session 1: Higher Educations and Internationalisation (chaired by Professor Max Lu)

Keynote Speech by Mr Sunan Jiang, Minister Counsellor of Science and Technology Section, Chinese Embassy
Keynote Speech by Professor Richard A. Williams, Vice Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University
Keynote Speech by Professor Jenny Higham, Principal, St George's, University of London

Panel questions and answers
13:10Lunch Break
14:10Session 2: Science & Technology (chaired by Professor Sai Gu, University of Surrey)

Presentation by Professor Jianguo Lin, FREng, Imperial College London: "Innovation and Commercialisation for Traditional Manufacturing Technologies"
Presentation by Professor Tao Dong, University of Oxford: "Cancer specific cytotoxic T cells: what can we learn from the patients?"
Presentation by Mr Vincent Li, CRRC Zhuzhou Institute, Director of UK Innovation Centre
15:40Coffee Break
16:00ABCP Member General Assembly Meeting
17:00End of Session and Networking
18:00Formal Conference Dinner at Holiday Inn Guildford (Egerton Rd, Guildford GU2 7XZ)

Welcome speech from Professor Max Lu
Speech from ABCP President Professor Jianguo Lin
Report from ABCP Executive Vice President Professor Sai Gu on ABCP key activities
Report from ABCP General Secretary Professor Daqing Ma on ABCP action plan
Report from ABCP Vice President Professor Jihong Wang on finance
Report from ABCP Vice President Professor Shujun Li on public engagement
19:00Dinner and group discussion

Day 2 – 11th July 2019

9:00Arrival
9:30Session 3: Science & Technology (chaired by Professor Jianguo Lin, Imperial College London)

Presentation by Professor Paul Boyle, Vice Chancellor, Swansea University
Presentation by Professor Ziqiang Zhu FREng, University of Sheffield: "Electrification – the revolution continues"
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Session 4: Economy & Global Challenge (chaired by Professor Sai Gu, University of Surrey)

Presentation by Professor Bo Chen, FAcSS, University of Warwick: “Network Games of Dynamic Traffic Flows”
Presentation by Professor Yaping Wang, University of Glasgow: "GCRF and Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods"
12:00Lunch Break
13:00Session 5: Science & Technology (chaired by Professor Sai Gu, University of Surrey)

Presentation by Professor Hua Zhao, FREng, Brunel University London: "Zero environment effect & Industry 4.0: internal combustion engine and powertrain systems"
Presentation by Professor Jihong Wang, University of Warwick: "Energy Storage – Enabling Technology for Renewable Energy Integration"
14:00Coffee Break
14:20Session 6: Science & Technology (chaired by Professor Shujun Li, University of Kent)

Presentation by Professor Yang Gao, University of Surrey: “Future AI & Robotics for Space”
Presentation by Professor Shuang Zhang, University of Birmingham: “Topological metamaterials”
15:20Questions and Answers on Intellectual Property (chaired by Professor Qihai Huang, Keele University)

Presentation by Prof Ryan Abbott, University of Surrey
Presentation by Dr Ge Chen, Durham University: “Recent development of China’s intellectual property law in times of global protectionism”
Presentation by Dr Hong Fang, GD Billionhome Fund Management Co, Ltd.: "From IP to Commercialisation"

Panel discussion on IP and Innovation, IP via Collaboration, IP Commercialisation.
17:00End of Session and Networking
18:00Conference Dinner at Holiday Inn Guildford (Egerton Rd, Guildford GU2 7XZ)

Day 3 – 12th July 2019

9:00Arrival
9:30Session 7: Science & Technology (chaired by Professor Jihong Wang, University of Warwick)

Presentation by Professor Shujun Li, University of Kent: Socio-technical Aspects of Privacy Protection
Presentation by Professor Jiangzhou Wang, FREng, University of Kent: "The future of 5G technology"
Presentation by Professor Yulong Ding, University of Birmingham: title to be announced
11:00Coffee Break
11:15Session 8: Science & Technology (chaired by Professor Daqing Ma, Imperial College London)

Presentation by Professor Christopher Huang, University of Cambridge: "Experimental insights on mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias"
Presentation by Professor Wenguo Jiang, Cardiff University: "Cancer metastasis, progress of the past two decades and new(er) opportunities for treatment"
12:15Lunch Break
13:15Session 9: Economy & Global Challenge (chaired by Professor Xiaolan Fu, University of Oxford)

Presentation by Professor Kent Deng, London School of Economics: “Globalisation vs Localisation in the 21st Century”
Presentation by Professor Gang Li, University of Surrey: “Tourism Growth, Economic Development and Regional Inequality: Evidence from China”
Presentation by Professor Yu Xiong, Northumbria University: title to be announced
14:45Coffee Break
15:00Questions and Answers on Start-up Companies (chaired by Professor Sai Gu, University of Surrey)

Presentation by Dr Ning Zhang, Co-founder, Limejump: "How to start up a company in the UK"
Presentation by Dr Xiao Ma, Head of WMG Accelerator, University of Warwick: "Breeding Environment for Industry-led Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Business Transformation"
Presentation by Ms Suwei Jiang, PwC Partner: "Driving Intelligent Growth with China in Post Brexit Era"

Panel Discussion
16:30End of Session and Networking

Sponsors

A number of organisations are supporting the Annual Conference as sponsors.

  • BSF International Ltd
  • AsiaInfo
  • Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation
  • Sino British Cultural Education Exchange Centre
  • Golden Arrow Overseas Consulting
  • China Academy of Electronics and Information Technology UK Office