Prime Minister of Mongolia to brief corporate members

HE Chimed Saikhanbileg, Prime Minister of Mongolia, will join Asia House corporate members for an exclusive private briefing to discuss the trade and investment environment in Mongolia.

Thursday 2 July

08.00 - 09.30

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Prime Minister of Mongolia to speak at Asia House conference

His Excellency Mr Saikhanbileg Chimed, the Prime Minister of Mongolia, is a keynote speaker at our upcoming conference 'Mongolia: Open for International Business'. Other speakers include The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Jean-Sébastien Jacques, Chief Executive, Copper & Coal for Rio Tinto and Gordon Turley, Development Director – Major Projects, Mott MacDonald.

Thursday 2 July

09.30 - 12.30

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Asia House to launch book shedding light on North Korea

One day ahead of its UK release, Hyeonseo Lee, who fled North Korea, will discuss her memoir 'The Girl with Seven Names', which provides fascinating insight into the daily lives of North Koreans.

Wednesday 1 July

18.30 - 20.00

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This event is now sold out.

Korean dancers to re-create a day in a temple

Paris-based Korean traditional dancer Jaehyun An and Asia House’s former artist/choreographer in residence, Yong Min Cho, will re-create a day in a temple with four separate performances throughout the day. This unique event 'Silence' will give the audience the opportunity to drink tea and interact with the dancers, whilst exploring the interrelationship between meditation, silence and sound.

Monday 13 July

12.00 - 20.00

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Watch a Murakami translation slam

Rival translators Morgan Giles and Dan Bradley will enter a war of words over their English interpretation of a Murakami text which has until now never been formally translated into English. The event will be mediated by master of translation slams Daniel Hahn. Expect intriguing discrepancies and heated discussion as they introduce readers to another Murakami marvel and highlight what literary translation is all about.

Saturday 4 July

17.00 - 18.00

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Learn the art of Arabic calligraphy

Enjoy a morning learning the wonderful art of Arabic calligraphy with one of the UK’s leading exponents of Arabic calligraphy Moustafa Hassan, master calligrapher and Arabic calligraphy instructor at SOAS, University of London.

Saturday 4 July

11.00 - 13.00

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What will future infrastructure demands be in Asia?

Drawing on findings of the PwC report 'Infrastructure development in Asia Pacific (APEC): The next 10 years', this event will look at the key trends that will shape infrastructure development in the Asia Pacific over the next decades. Strategies and partnerships for maximising the wealth of opportunities in this region and sector will be discussed.

Tuesday 14 July

8.30 - 10.00

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Driving inward investment into the UK

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David Landsman, Executive Director of Tata Limited and representative of the Tata group in Europe, gave a speech about the attractiveness of the UK as an inward investment location at an exclusive networking reception held at Asia House in partnership with Lloyds Bank.

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Discover traditional Arish architecture

Dubai-based designer Khalid Shafar and architect, author and researcher Dr Sandra Piesik, will illustrate and discuss their interest in and inspiration from traditional Arish (palm-leaf) architecture. This event is presented as part of 'Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture,' London's largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture.

Monday 20 July

18.45 - 20.30

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Explore developing cultural centres from Istanbul to Japan

As international interest in contemporary art has grown, so have the number of influential art organisations, Biennials and events in cities around the world including Istanbul, Sharjah, Mumbai, Dhaka, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul. Does this reflect a shift in focus from a Eurocentric view of cultural production? Art collector and patron Judith Greer, who is Director of International Programmes for the United Arab Emirates Sharjah Art Foundation, will share her views.

Wednesday 8 July

18.45 - 20.00

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A North Korean defector will deliver a fascinating talk on her experience.


The Prime Minister of Mongolia will join Asia House corporate members for a private briefing.

The Prime Minister of Mongolia HE Saikhanbileg Chimed will speak at a business conference at Asia House on 2 July

Business and investment conference exploring new and growing opportunities in Mongolia.

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