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*Nation-and Institution Building in Africa in the 21st Century: The Role of
Chinese Firms*

November 6-7, 2015

Shangri-La, Jing An, Shanghai, China

We are pleased to invite you to the 1st UNNC CHINA-AFRICA SUMMIT 2015 (

*Interplay between Theory & Practice*

Let's take a break from the all-day plenary preaching format with its
20-something minute rhythm and jump out of the conference room.
Internationally recognized intellectuals will inter-act with leading global
voices on globalization and emerging markets.

The *1st UNNC CHINA-AFRICA SUMMIT 2015* will offer a rich format of rather
intimate and exclusive session to address different questions of global
concern. We aim to stimulate interaction between participants with shared
interests and offer great opportunities for meaningful connections.

*The Speakers*

Come and learn from famous experts about on-going and future activities of
Chinese firms in the African. Our expert team includes:

   - Weijun Xie, General Manager of Resources, Minmetals
   - Gunagze Jin, Deputy CEO & Executive Vice President, China-Africa
   Development Fund
   -  Zhao Changhui, Chief Country Risk Analyst, China Eximbank
   -  Paolo Scaroni, Deputy Chairman, Rothschild Group, former CEO of ENI
   - Sheila Khama, Director, African Development Bank Group
   - Professor Pang, Dean, School of International Studies, Sun Yat-Sen

*Who Should Attend?*

·         Entrepreneurs and business owners

·         Chief executive officers and general managers

·         Presidents, board members and chairs

·         Business development executives

·         Corporate counsels and legal advisors

·         Government officials and policy makers

·         Professors, scientists, researchers

·         Intergovernmental & non-governmental sector

*Academic Track*

During the summit we will discuss and invite abstracts to papers which
address following major research questions that will guide the 1st UNNC
China-Africa Summit:

1.       What are the on-going and future activities of Chinese firms in
the African extractive and infrastructure sector, including their social
and environmental impact?

2.       What are the conditions and mechanisms for knowledge transfer and
capacity building for African host countries institutions to best benefit
from China’s massive investment into natural resources and infrastructure
in Africa?

3.       How can China’s massive investment in the African extractive and
infrastructure sector contribute to the continent’s industrialization and
become a catalyst of the nation-and institution building process of African

*Research tracks*:

1.        Trade and investment

2.        National versus corporate strategy

3.        Project governance and contracting

4.        Sustainable finance

5.        Industrialization

6.        Capacity building, capabilities and knowledge transfer

7.        Environmental governance

8.        Social impact, stakeholder engagement and conflict resolution

9.        China-Africa relations and resource diplomacy

For the submission and further information on papers please see:

*Dates and Deadlines*

·         Submission open:                July 1, 2015

·         Submission deadline:         October 1, 2015

·         Notice of acceptance:          October 8, 2015

·         Conference:                          November 6-7, 2015

*Registration Fee*

   - Business Delegate                 $1,500.00
   - Government Delegate          $1,000.00
   - Academic Delegate               $500.00
   - Students                                  $250.00

Track size is limited, so enrol today! For additional information and
online registration please our website at: !

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Shanghai.

Kind regards,

Ulf Richter


*Dr. Ulf Henning Richter*

Assistant Professor of Strategy

Nottingham University Business School China

Office: AB 356

199 Taikang East Road

Ningbo, Zhejiang, China 315100

Tel:    +86 574 88186342

Mob: +86 1886785 9353

Fax:   +86 574 88180188

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