UK government's major trade priorities to be outlined at briefing

John Alty, Director General, Trade Policy at the Department for International Trade (DIT), will brief Asia House corporate members on the process of delivering an independent trade policy for the UK once it leaves the EU. This event is part of Asia House's The New Global Trade Order series which will examine the shifting global trade architecture following recent political changes.

Thursday 9 March

08.00 - 09.30

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Former US Ambassador to the EU to brief Asia House on the prospects for a UK-US trade deal and Trump’s position on Asia

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The election of President Trump, the UK's decision to leave the European Union, and growing protectionist policies have rattled the world’s trading structures. A new global trading architecture is evolving. This new Asia House programme will assemble decision-makers and influencers to brief corporate members as this new architecture takes shape. The first event in the series is with former US Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner. It will take place on Tuesday, 21 February.

The future of globalisation

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham Sir David Greenaway and the Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Sergei Guriev will discuss how globalisation will ensure more inclusivity in the future at this event, which is being held in partnership with The University of Nottingham.

Tuesday 14 March

18.00 - 20.00

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UK post-Brexit trade priorities on the agenda at briefing with Liam Fox

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Discussion points at Wednesday's briefing with UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox included the feasibility of transferring existing EU free trade agreements (FTAs); the prospect of new FTAs with key Asian markets; and the UK’s future relationship with the World Trade Organization.

Shriti Vadera to share insights on the future of financial services in the City

Chairman of Santander UK Baroness Shriti Vadera will brief Asia House corporate members on post-Brexit prospects for the City of London. Vadera has been chair of the European Financial Services Chairmen’s Advisory Committee since the referendum vote in June. The group was set up to act as a senior sounding board for Ministers during the EU exit negotiations.

Wednesday 22 March

08.00 - 09.30

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Former WTO Director Pascal Lamy to share his inisghts on the UK's future post-Brexit

Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and former European Trade Commissioner, has repeatedly said that the Brexit negotiations will take a long time and that the UK economy will face a number of challenges in the process of leaving the EU. At this briefing, he will shed light on UK-EU relations during both the process of leaving and after leaving and what kind of deal the UK can expect.

Friday 17 March

11.00 - 12.00

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India's reaction to changing global architecture

Former UN Under-Secretary-General Dr Shashi Tharoor will brief Asia House corporate members on India in the ‘post-globalisation’ world. Currently a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, Dr Shashoor will also outline the prospects for UK-India relations and US-India relations.

Friday 3 March

08.00 - 09.30

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The Silk Road Investment Forum

The premier event for Eurasian infrastructure investment, the Forum will bring together the leading investors, advisors, officials, contractors and suppliers contributing to successful Silk Road initiatives. Key topics of discussion will include trade, infrastructure, development finance, public-private partnerships, risk management, and the policy environment. Among the speakers are H.E. Tamar Beruchashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to the United Kingdom and H.E. Baiba Braže, Ambassador of Latvia to the United Kingdom.

Thursday 6 - Friday 7 April

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Iranian artist will give talk about her work which explores coping with trauma

As part of the Arts & Learning theme of subcultures for 2017, Asia House is exhibiting a selection of works on paper by Paris-based Iranian artist and psychologist Hanieh Delecroix in the Asia House reception area. Delecroix’s work focuses on the special bonds between mother and child and all she knows about psychoanalysis. “In this art I am trying to show that people can bear it even if something horrible has happened to them and at the end of the day something beautiful will come out of whatever has happened and they will make a better life out of it," she said.

Thursday 23 February
18.45 - 20.00

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Free entry, booking required

Vintage kimonos and Uzbek textiles on sale at the Asia House Fair

The annual Asia House Fair returns in March showcasing the the best in arts, crafts, fashion, food and design from across the Asian region. This is a unique opportunity to pick up handcrafted and unsual products. Asia House’s chef Paul Bloomfield will once again host an Asian street food pop-up café all day from Friday to Sunday serving food stretching from the bento boxes of Japan and tiffin boxes of Mumbai to street food from China. A preview night will take place on Thursday evening.

Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 March

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Looking ahead: the biggest and best book launches of 2017

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Ahead of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival, Hande Eagle picks out some of the most exciting, exhilarating and empowering books by both established and emerging writers that are being released in 2017.

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See the Paris-based artist and clinician’s work on display in the Asia House reception.

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The Paris-based artist & clinician will discuss her work at this talk which coincides an exhibition.

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Watch a live performance of Ottoman art music by a London-based Turkish ensemble.

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