Event Review: Welcome Reception for Sir Ciarán Devane CEO of the British Council

On Friday 2nd December the British Chamber of Commerce Southwest China’s Education and Training Focus Group met for the final time of 2016 to join a welcome reception for Sir Ciarán Devane CEO of the British Council.


Prior to the reception representatives from our Education Focus Group met for to discuss the group’s direction and future educational activities, such as our education forum planned early spring. Following the meeting we were delighted to welcome Sir Ciarán Devane and his delegation including,



During the reception Richard Han, Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Southwst China, introduced Southwest China, the current trends in the local education industry, and also highlighted the key cooperation’s between the British Chamber and the British Council. Sir Ciarán Devane also introduced the British Council, its global objectives and its key areas of in the China market, and also discussed where the future opportunities lie.


The event was a great success and attended by over 30 guests. We would like to express our gratitude to the British Council for spending the afternoon with our education focus group and we look forward to continued cooperation in the future. We would also like to thank the Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Centre for hosting the event.