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Registration for this month's Talks at the Bell has now closed. No walk-in tickets will be available on the night. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Join us for our November edition of Talks at the Bell, the British Chamber's new monthly series of insightful panel discussions and events hosted at the British Embassy Beijing's on-site pub. This members-only event is an opportunity to hear more about sector insights, network with members of the Chamber and Embassy staff, and enjoy a drink at one of Beijing's oldest pubs!

This month, join us for a discussion on China's role as a manufacturing powerhouse. With FDI into China slipping into the negative, and mixed sentiment over onshoring and offshoring amongst international business in China, what does 2024 hold for the manufacturing industry in China? We'll be assembling a panel of experts from across the manufacturing sector to discuss how businesses have responded to China's efforts this year to promote foreign investment, as well as topics such as R&D investment, IP protection, China+1 strategies, and more. This off-the-record discussion is an excellent chance to hear from fellow Chamber members on their business sentiment – in a topic that has implications for companies across industries.

Talks at the Bell is intended to be an informative evening of talks and debates, introducing different sectors each month to a non-specialist audience. Members from all industries and member companies are warmly invited to participate.


Member tickets are available to purchase for RMB 25, which includes a complimentary drink token on arrival; further drinks can be purchased from The Bell's cash bar.

Ticket purchases are limited to members. If you are not already registered in GlueUp as a member, please email with your name, job title, and company to be approved as a member; we will manually process the ticket from our end. You must be registered with your work email to be approved.

Security and Logistics

As the event takes place on Embassy grounds, please take note of the following important pointers:

  • ID/Passport details must be provided upon registration, and the same document must be brought with you to the event. No copies or photographs will be accepted.
  • Please ensure that you arrive by 6:25pm at the latest to check in for the event. No latecomers will be admitted to Embassy grounds.
  • You may be required to store electronics, including laptops, mobile phones, and smartwatches, for safekeeping during your visit to the Embassy. To speed up the security process, please consider leaving larger electronics in the office or at home for the event.
  • The Bell bar will be cash only for this event. All tickets include one complimentary drink; further drinks can be purchased in cash on the night.

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