Epic’s Chief Executive Jonathan Satchell has joined the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) on a trade mission to China from the 14-16th October.
Epic has been invited to join an exclusive group of technology-focused subject matter experts (SMEs) on this five-day mission, led by Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon George Osborne MP.
“It’s a real honour to be joining the UKTI trade mission led by the Chancellor. I will be joining some of Britain’s most innovative tech companies and I’m delighted to represent the learning technologies industry. We’ve found tremendous value from our partnership with the UKTI and this visit is an excellent opportunity for Epic to explore new opportunities in China,” said Jonathan Satchell, CEO.
The trade delegation is made up of some of Britain’s most innovative technologies companies. The delegation will visit some of China’s leading tech companies and platforms, including Baidu and Sina and will feature networking lunches, briefings and round table meetings.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon George Osborne MP, said: “I want to use my visit to China this week to strengthen strategic ties between Britain and China in areas that will drive both our countries’ growth. The Chinese economy is changing. Those who think it is just a low wage, low tech economy are making a mistake; it is becoming a cutting edge player in industries like tech. This is a huge opportunity for Britain – we have some of the most innovative tech companies in the world and China can be a huge market for their exports. That is why I am taking a tech delegation with me to China and will travel to Shenzhen to see some of China’s leading tech firms.”
In the past three years, Epic has successfully opened two international offices, including Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and New York in the United States. The success of both offices, in combination with Epic’s strong partnership with the UKTI, led to a visit by Minister of State for Trade and Investment Lord Green to Epic’s headquarters in Brighton.