UK Business Secretary to recognise achievements of Hitachi chairman at annual Asian Business Leaders Award

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The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will present the Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award 2016 to Hiroaki Nakanishi, Chairman of the Board, Representative Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd., at a gala event to be held at Westminster’s Banqueting House.

Australian Trade Minister: post-Brexit outlook for UK trade

The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, will give a public speech at Asia House during an official UK trip on the outlook for UK trade relations with Australia in particular, and Asia in general, following the Brexit vote earlier this year.

Tuesday 6 September

16.00 - 17.15

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By invitation only

Ashdown to speak on risks and opportunities of Brexit and impact on trade

Former Liberal Democrat Leader Paddy Ashdown is set to share his thoughts on the risks and opportunities of the EU referendum result and how UK businesses might respond. Lord Ashdown, now a Senior Adviser to G3 Good Governance Group, will also brief Asia House corporate members and invited guests on the Cabinet reshuffle and the UK Government, as well as the wider impact of Brexit on Europe and on global trade opportunities. Lord Ashdown, who spent two years studying Mandarin Chinese and who famously said he would 'eat his hat' if the exit polls in the 2015 UK general election were true, was in the 'Remain' camp in the run-up to the referendum.

Tuesday 6 September

08.00 - 09.30

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By invitation only

City chief: how China and other global stakeholders view London post-Brexit

Mark Boleat, Chairman of the City of London Policy and Resources Committee, will provide an overview of the City's position on Brexit and offer key implications from the City’s perspective at this private briefing. He will also share his impressions of international stakeholders’ feelings on the City’s future, including those gained on his brief visit to Beijing in July. He will also talk about his current activities and next steps for the future.

Friday 23 September

08.00 - 09.30

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For corporate members only

London after Brexit: keeping the City's global status

There is uncertainty about the future status of London as a global financial and insurance market following the EU referendum result. Banks in London may have to shift parts of their operations overseas owing to the possible loss of passporting rights; UK insurers too may have have to shift operations to an EU country if they lose direct access to the single market. At this private briefing, Chief Executive Officer of Lloyd’s Inga Beale will share her insights on how the City of London can retain its unique status.

Friday 7 October

08.00 - 09.30

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For corporate members only

Battle for power in Southeast Asia: the emergence of ASEAN

Asia House will examine Southeast Asia’s changing role in the global economy and opportunities for UK companies at a signature conference in September. The conference will draw on KPMG’s recent report, 'Southeast Asia in transition', and will feature speakers including Lord Green, the former Minister of State for Trade and Investment and former Group Chairman of HSBC; Tham Sai Choy, Chairman, KPMG Asia Pacific Region (pictured); and Andy Cheah, General Manager, United Overseas Bank Limited.

Friday 16 September

08.30 - 13.00

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Former BP boss to share insights on fluctuating global energy markets

Global energy markets are undergoing one of the most significant restructurings in decades. The economic slowdown in China, US shale production, climate change and a glut in supply are just some of the factors changing the global energy landscape. Lord Browne, former CEO of BP and Executive Chairman of L1 Energy, will share his insights on the energy markets and their impact across all sectors at a private briefing for Asia House corporate members.

Tuesday 20 September

08.00 - 09.30

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For corporate members only

Long-standing divisions in Turkish society examined after failed coup

Acclaimed writer Kaya Genç will introduce his latest book 'Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey' which delves into a country deeply divided along historical, social and geographical lines. Genç has met activists from both sides of Turkey’s political divide: supporters of Erdoğan’s conservative vision and the Gezi Park protestors who fought against Istanbul’s gentrification.

Monday 12 September

18.45 - 20.00

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Rising Asian stars of classical music to perform at Asia House festival

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Asia House and Talent Unlimited are excited to be holding the Music Futures Festival for the second year running featuring the best emerging talent from across Asia and Eastern Europe. The Festival will run from 26 September until 29 September at Asia House. Top musicians performing include Turkish pianist AyşeDeniz Gökçin, Kazakh-born pianist Samson Tsoy and soprano Nazan Fikret.

Islamic Calligraphy: Art and Practice - A lecture by Master Calligrapher Dr Nassar Mansour

Nassar Mansour is most famous for his calligraphic works and is one of the most accomplished contemporary calligraphers in the Arab world. Some of his pieces are considered iconic works of Islamic art in the 21st century. This lecture addresses why calligraphy is so important in Islam, bringing together history, philosophy and artistic practice. Dr Mansour will explore the early development of Arabic calligraphy and its association with the Divine word of God, the Qur’an. There will be a reception following the lecture.

Thursday 25 August
19.30 - 21.00

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Image credit: Dr Nassar Mansour

‘I bought dead crows from eBay’ says Taiwanese artist

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Ting-Tong Chang 's work explores the ecosytem and the Darwinian nature of the artworld.

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The first London solo exhibition by Taiwanese artist Ting-Tong Chang.

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Master Calligrapher Dr Nassar Mansour will explain why calligraphy is so important to Islam.

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