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    CANCELLED: The Outlook for China’s Economy

    Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled

    China is currently undergoing a period of rapid economic change. Global trade tensions have shaken markets, with rising concerns in relation to the widening fallout from US-China trade tensions. At the same time, Chinese demand for steel and crude oil is rising to meet the demands of the Belt and Road Initiative. China is also leading the way in investments in sustainable climate-change technologies, in step with the 13th Five Year Plan.

    The Chinese economy is being reshaped against this backdrop, throwing up important questions such as: Which industries will be prioritised to drive economic growth? How will global trends in demand and supply shape consumption and investment in China? How will these impact China’s current focus on green technologies?

    In this roundtable held in partnership with BHP, Arnoud Balhuizen, Chief Commercial Officer of BHP, will discuss the outlook for China’s economy and how business can tap into the opportunities that Chinese economic growth brings.


    Arnoud Balhuizen, Chief Commercial Officer of BHP

    Arnoud has been Chief Commercial Officer at BHP since March 2017, the world’s largest resources company, listed on the London and Australian Stock Exchanges. He leads BHP’s commercial strategy and global supply chain, including marketing, procurement and logistics. Prior to that, he served as the BHP President of Marketing and Supply from March 2016 to March 2017 and President Marketing at BHP Billiton from 2013. Arnoud started his career with Billiton in 1994, working for the Marketing and Trading division in the Netherlands. Since then, he has held various roles in marketing, including General Manager Marketing for Copper Cathodes, Vice President Iron Ore Marketing and Vice President Petroleum Marketing.

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      18 October 2018
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