04 February 2019
Birmingham’s historic trade links with China will be celebrated at a dinner to mark the Chinese New Year of the Pig next week.
The event, organised by the Birmingham China Business Forum in association with Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC), takes place at OPUS restaurant in Cornwall Street on Tuesday, February 12 (6.30pm).
Russell Jeans (pictured), chief operating office of the GBCC, said: “As well as celebrating the Chinese New Year, the dinner will also cement the excellent working relationship the Chamber has with the Forum and the Chinese community.
“While the West Midlands is the only region in the UK to have a positive trade balance with China, we cannot afford to be complacent.
“This dinner therefore marks the start of a new relationship of mutual partnership and support between Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and Birmingham China Business Forum, taking forward the collaboration of Greater Birmingham businesses trading with China to a new level.”
Birmingham’s trade relationship with China began in 1866. Since then, business between Birmingham and the wider region and China has grown and the West Midlands accounts for a quarter of the UK’s goods exported to China.
Spaces are limited but anyone interested in attending the £65-a-head event should book at: