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Asia Connections Scotland Meeting

Date: Thursday, 9 February, 2017 - Sunday, 19 February, 2017

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Location: The New Club, 86 Princes Street, Edinburgh

The Castle Room: Tea, Coffee and Biscuits will be served from 1.45 pm 

New Club Dress Code: Business Attire, with ties as well as jackets for gentlemen 

We shall be hearing from Geoff Pope on the Scottish Government's Asia Pacific Team post Brexit; he will introduce us to the new China Desk Officer, now that we have lost the redoubtable and committed Hannah Graham. Martin Bell, Deputy Director (Global Affairs) for the Scotch Whisky Association will give us a short update on SWA's perspective on trade relations with APAC countries and the implications of Brexit for them. We shall also hear from Caroline Boddie, Deputy Head of International (East Asia and Eurasia) at the University of Glasgow, on where her University travels, its partners and student numbers. More contributions will be very welcome: just let me know!