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UK-China Infrastructure Academy

Alliance Manchester Business School is working with The Department for International Trade and Infrastructure and Projects Authority, as well as a consortium of leading UK and international businesses, to deliver the UK-China Infrastructure Academy.

This major initiative, backed by the UK Government, is designed to strengthen opportunities, and understanding between Chinese and UK businesses; and attract high-quality Chinese investment into the UK. It forms a key pillar of the UK-China Infrastructure Alliance, announced during the 2016 UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogues as a key platform to enhance UK-China commercial cooperation in infrastructure in each other’s markets and in third markets.

The Academy is an executive education programme offering courses, seminars, and workshops over the next three years (2018-2020) to senior executives from Chinese businesses and to officials from the Chinese Government. 

Delegates learn from world-leading Alliance Manchester Business School academics to establish a deep understanding into the requirements, methods, and best practices for delivering major infrastructure, energy, and regeneration projects in the UK.  They will also access practical examples and case studies - with first-hand exposure to live projects around the UK - through our partner organisations. 

During the programme’s first cohorts in 2018, delegates heard speakers including the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham; Former Chief executive of Manchester City Council, Sir Howard Bernstein; Chief Executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Eamonn Boylan; Chinese Consul General to Manchester, Dr Sun Dali; and senior officials from a variety of government departments such as Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Department for International Trade. 

Delegates also visited Manchester City Football Stadium, Manchester Airport and Drax Power Station. 

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The UK-China Infrastructure Academy programme is incredibly important. We’re excited to be involved in attracting foreign investment to UK regions through initiatives like this.

Graham Stuart, Minister for Investment

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