CHINA READY Global Executive Chairman Mr Garry Crockett, and Director Mr Geoff Buckley, were privileged to have attended a special international VIP dinner last week which was held in a discreet and majestic venue hidden away in the heart of historic London.
The event was hosted by Lord Tim Clement-Jones CBE and Mr Christopher Rodriguez CBE.
Lord Tim Clement-Jones is a member of the British House of Lords, and became a life peer in 1988 with the title Baron Clement-Jones.
He is Deputy Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on China, a member of the House of Lords Communications Committee, and a former member of the International Advisory Committee of Huawei Technologies.
A highly experienced politician, Lord Clement-Jones has served, and continues to serve on the Boards of a wide range of government, education and charitable organizations.
As well as being a respected figure in public affairs, he is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, as well as being the London managing partner and Chairman of the China Desk for international law firm DLA Piper.
Mr Christopher Rodrigues, the secondary host, is a highly accomplished company director and chairman, and among other roles is Chairman of VisitBritain and Chairman of International Personal Finance.
Mr Rodrigues was a former manager at McKinsey and Co, before spending an extended period with American Express and then as President and Chief Executive of Visa International.
He is an Executive Committee Member of the World Travel and Tourism Council and became a Commander of the British Empire in 2007 for Services to British business interests and charitable works in the UK and USA.
The magnificent venue coupled with a select cohort of invited guests from different parts of the world ensured in-depth discussion across a range of topics of international interest, including a special focus on China and the CHINA READY Program®.