2018 Annual General Meeting

06/06/2018 @ 16:00 – 17:30
Grand Hyatt Chengdu
Ben Metcalf
028 6830 5159

The British Chamber of Commerce in Southwest China will hold its 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 6th June 2018, 16:00 – 17:30 hrs at Grand Hyatt Chengdu.  We encourage as many members as possible to attend this meeting!

What is an Annual General Meeting (AGM)?
The AGM is the Chamber’s most important business meeting of the year. It is where we review the activities for 2017/18 and look forward to the next year. The main goals of the event are:
–    A year in review
–    Chairman Report
–    Treasurer Report
–    Elect the Board of Directors

Election Notice!

We are officially accepting candidate nominations for the 2018/19 Executive Committee for the British Chamber of Commerce Southwest China (BCCSWC) until 30th of May 2018.

Available Positions

There are 10x Executive Committee positions available for nomination, which are;

  • 4x Officers: Including one Chairman, two Vice Chairmen, and one Treasurer, who will be responsible for the day-to-day business of the Chamber and be entitled to vote on all issues before the Committee; and
  • 6x At-large Committee Members: Who will assist the Officers in carrying out the day-to-day business of the Chamber and be entitled to vote on all issues before the Committee.

Applicant Requirements 

Please note, only Voting Corporate Member Company Representatives* may run and are eligible to vote at the AGM.  

Please also note that if your company is over 2 months in arrears of membership renewal payment you will not be eligible for nomination or to vote. Please contact info@britchamswchina.org to check your membership status or complete your renewal process.

*A voting corporate company is any company, or other organisation which is incorporated or registered in any part of the United Kingdom or which satisfy the Committee of a substantial connection with the United Kingdom. The representative is the person nominated in your application form to join the Chamber as the representative for your company.

Executive Committee Responsibilities

To help you better understand what is involved in becoming a committee member, please see the following links:

How to Apply / Nominate A Candidate?

To apply or nominate a candidate for one of the above positions, please contact with us.

You must be proposed and seconded by two separate member company representatives before giving your own consent for the position you’d like to run for. The proposing and seconding representatives must all fill in the same form which then needs to be returned to BritChamSW at the above email address before the deadline.

Please note that all applications (each candidate can only run for one position) must be sent to ben.metcalf@britchamswchina.org (CC returning officer qingyun.ma@wales-uk.com) by Wednesday 30th May 2018 or they will not be accepted. 

Election Process

Wednesday 16th May 2018: Nominations Open

Wednesday 30th May 2018: Nominations Close

Friday 1st June 2018: Candidates Announced

Tuesday 5th June 2018: Proxy / Postal Vote Closed

Wednesday 6th June 2018: Annual General Meeting / Elections 

Who can attend the AGM?
Any employee from any of our member companies can attend – and it is fine to have multiple attendees from one company. No distinction is made between “CBBC members” and “BritCham members”. Individual members may also attend but may not vote. Non-members may not attend! 

Who can vote at the AGM?
Each member company has one vote. Each member company has one “nominated person” who is the main point of contact with the Chamber and normally this will be the person who attends the AGM to vote. However, we can easily transfer the vote to another company representative if that person agrees. If more than one person attends from the same company then only one may vote.

To register please click here or scan the below QR code.