Chinese New Year banquet to boost west business

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Come down to Dynasty to see how your business could forge links with others

Bristol’s business and Chinese communities will welcome in the year of the Rooster at a special Chinese New Year celebration banquet at one of the city’s top restaurants.

Anyone who has business links with China or who would like to forge links with other businesses should attend the annual celebration, which this year will be held at Dynasty Restaurant in St Thomas Street.

The gala banquet has been organised by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, which works to connect businesses in the Bristol region with businesses in China, on Wednesday February 8.

China Bureau Chief Executive Dianne Francombe said: “As well as traditional Lion Dancers providing entertainment and a banquet we are planning a firecracker of an evening where businesses can network and meet up.

“It is a great tradition in China for business to be done over a meal and at this event will be members of the Bristol Chinese community and West of England businesses who have already forged links with China, as well as those who want to forge links.”

The Lord Mayor of Bristol Councillor Jeff Lovell will lead the celebrations, honouring Bristol’s Sister City relationship with Guangzhou.

With major Chinese investment in Hinkley Point under way and a desire to form further trade links between the South West and China following the Brexit vote, the dinner comes at a pivotal time in the region’s relationship with China.

Dianne Francombe said: “Almost every day now there is a new initiative linking the UK with China. Just this week a trans-continental freight train service was announced. There are challenges in forming alliances between our two very different countries but many businesses are now enjoying positive links.”

Individual tickets or tables can be purchased through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chinese-new-year-extravaganza-tickets-28621696264 or through the China Bureau website: http://www.chinabureau.co.uk/

 

 

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