Chairman of Asia House Lord Green to focus on Asia's future prospects in his inaugural speech

As the world enters a new era, Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint will, in his inaugural speech as Chairman of Asia House, provide an outlook for Asia's future prospects and address the challenges for global business. This invitation-only event will bring together senior business figures, the diplomatic community from Europe and Asia, and UK government representatives. It will be followed by a reception.

Tuesday 24 January

18.00 - 20.00

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'Dozens of countries are preparing to expand their trading links to the UK': Dr Liam Fox

British Prime Minister Theresa May has this week in a historic speech set out her vision for the UK's exit from the European Union. In an article in The Daily Telegraph today the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox wrote: "Dozens of countries are preparing to expand their trading links to the UK. As the Foreign Secretary discovered when he visited the United States, the UK is no longer 'at the back of the queue' with our largest single trading partner." At this event Dr Fox will exclusively brief Asia House corporate members on the UK’s trade prospects post-Brexit, with a particular focus on Asia.

Wednesday 8 February

08.00 - 09.30

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Ex-WTO chief Lamy to shed light on UK-EU relations before and after Article 50 is triggered

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 post-leaving and what kind of deal the UK can expect.

Friday 17 March

11.00 - 12.00

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India sees Brexit as “an opportunity”: High Commissioner of India YK Sinha

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The newly appointed High Commissioner of India to the UK H.E. Mr Y.K. Sinha made a speech to journalists this week in which he said Brexit was a challenge, but India saw it "more as an opportunity." He also said it was "exciting times" for UK-India relations.

Alok Sharma to throw light on UK-Asian trade relations post-Brexit

Alok Sharma, the UK's Minister for Asia and the Pacific, will join Asia House corporate members for a briefing as part of the Asia House Brexit Series. Mr Sharma will discuss the UK Government's trade plans post-Brexit, particularly in Asia and the Foreign & Commonwealth priorities for the Asia-Pacific region.

Thursday 2 February

08.00 - 09.30

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Mark Bowman to discuss HM Treasury's role in supporting macroeconomic stability

Mark Bowman, Director General, International Finance at HM Treasury, will brief Asia House corporate members about the responsibilities of HM Treasury, as well as HM Treasury’s role in promoting macroeconomic stability and maintaining confidence in the macro policy framework.

Tuesday February 7

08.00 - 09.30

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Asia House to be transformed into bustling marketplace

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.

Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 March

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Explore the world of geishas, arranged marriages and love in 19th century Japan

Join critically acclaimed author Lesley Downer for a special pre-Valentine’s Day talk on love in Old Japan. Drawing on her extensive research, Downer, author of 'The Shogun Quartet', a series of four historical novels set in Japan, will discuss love, romance, arranged marriages and geisha in 19th century Japan.

Wednesday 8 February

18.45 - 20.00

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Film and talk will examine the life of leading Cambodian modern architect Vann Molyvann

Documentary 'The Man Who Built Cambodia' follows one of Cambodia's leading modern architects Vann Molyvann, now aged 90. Molyvann has been described as Cambodia’s Le Corbusier and his buildings came to signal an era when the country was emerging from independence from France in 1953. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with film director Christopher Rompré.

Thursday 16 February

18.45 - 20.00

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Kurdish, Azeri, Armenian and Afghani fused music will feature in Karaj Collective's Asia House gig

Iranian contemporary music band Karaj Collective will perform live at Asia House presenting new compositions, improvisation and original fusion music, bringing together influences from jazz, blues, Kurdish, Azeri, Afghani and Armenian folk music.

Thursday 26 January

18.45 - 20.15

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


The speech will provide an outlook for Asia’s prospects and challenges.


Experience a fusion of jazz, blues, Persian, Kurdish, Azeri, Afghani and Armenian folk music.

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