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Mongolia Breakfast Briefing.

British Ambassador to Mongolia Philip Malone and British Trade Envoy to Mongolia Julian Knight MP came at a breakfast briefing meeting in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Room ( off Westminster Hall )in Parliament on Tuesday 22nd of May. This was a joint meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Mongolia Group and Mongolian British Chamber of Commerce.

Annual Parliamentary Reception in association with the All Party Parliamentary Mongolia Group

The Annual Parliamentary Reception of the All Parliamentary Party Group of Mongolia was hosted by John Grogan MP and Chair man of the British Mongolia All Parliamentary Party Group at House of Commons on Wednesday 21st of February.
The newly appointed HMA to Mongolia Philip Malone and the Mongolian ambassador Bayar Sanjaa were present.

The seventh in the series of Burns Suppers in Ulaanbaatar

The seventh in the series of Burns Suppers took place at the Kempinski Hotel in Ulaanbaatar on Saturday January 27th 2018.

The event marked 55 years of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the United Kingdom. It is organised in conjunction with the Honorary Consul for Mongolia in Glasgow.

 

Doing Business with Mongolia Seminar

This took place at 6.30pm on Thursday 30th Novermber 2017 at Norton Rose Fulbright, 3 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AQ.

The speakers at the event were

  • Introduction – Simon Cox, Norton Rose Fulbright;
  • Sustaining the Nomadic Way of Life – Jay Dulmaa, Modern Nomadic Solutions;
  • Mongolian Tourism – David Scott, Sandbaggers;
  • Update on Mongolian Economy – Ser-Od Ichinkhorloo, B2B Mongolia;
  • Importance of Evaluating Policies in Mongolia – Bolor-Erdene Battsen
  • Mongolian Capital Markets – Paul Brister, Said Business School;

 

A drinks reception followed the seminar in anticipation of the Christmas season.

 

 

Doing Business with Mongolia Seminar

This took place at 6.30pm on Thursday July 27th at Place Gowling WLG , 4 More London Riverside , London , SE1 2AU.

The speakers at the event were

Introduction and Welcome Dominic Prentis Gowling WLG

Iain Watt Callund Consulting
Mongolian Pensions

Una Jones Sustainable Fibre Alliance
Mongolian Cashmere

Saranzaya Manalsuren University of South Bank
Expectations of Mongolian investors and investees

 

 

SIXTH MONGOLIA LONDON BUSINESS FORUM

The Sixth Mongolia London Business Forum took place at Bloomberg on Wednesday April 5th 2017. Over 160 people were in attendance . Please find links here to the final agenda, the slides used and a presentation from the Mongolian Ministry of Finance.

On the same day the HR Mr Davaasuren , State Secretary of the Mongolian Foreign Ministry also opened the London Stock Exchange and was the guest of honour at a reception at the House of Commons hosted by Lord Bowness from the All Party Parliamentary Mongolia Group.

 

 

Doing Business with Mongolia Seminar

This took place at 7pm on Wednesday 22nd Feburary 2017 at Pricewaterhouse Coopers at 7 More Riverside, London , SE1 2RT

The speakers at the event were

Bruce Lawrence of H.B.L Consultancy will speak about Mongolian Capital Markets

Erdenechimeg Ulziisuren of the London School of Economics will give a talk on the theme of Mongolia in 5 numbers

Odontuya Adiyadorj CEO of the Association for the Development of Mongolian Women in Europe will speak about the work of the organisation

Fraser McColl will finish the evening with a presentation about the Lotus Children’s Centre in Ulaanbaatar.

The event took place just days before the Mongolian holiday of Tsagaan Sar and a drinks reception including the finest Mongolian vodka concluded the evening.

The Sixth Burn Supper in Ulaanbaatar

The Sixth Burn Supper in Ulaanbaatar organized by David Scott, Honorary consul of Mongolia in Scotland in association with the Mongolian British Chamber of Commerce held on 28th January 2017 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

 2016 Christmas reception

MBCC members and guests have attended the annual Christmas Drinks at the London offices of Clyde and Co on 19th December 2016.

An Inspiring Festival

The UK recently put its best foot firmly forward at The Inspire Me Festival, held in Ulaanbaatar on 11-12 November at Ulaanbaatar’s Shangri-La Mall. The event showcased Britain’s education, technology and culture, and the relationship between the UK and Mongolia.her-excellency-jak_6642-94

HM Ambassador Catherine Arnold explained that, “This wasn’t a normal trade fair. It was a dynamic two-day programme of events tailored to engage and inspire businesses, students, families and anyone interested in knowing more about the UK.” The festival featured everything from a Mini car parade to Harry Potter book readings, British food, IMAX films, practical events like workshops on how to write a CV, and popular British TV formats such as “Mongolia’s Got Talent.”

Other events focused on UK-Mongolia partnerships such as supporting traditional herders to produce high-end fashion with Mongolian yak wool; UK Government Chevening scholarships; and the Embassy’s work to support transparency in Mongolian governance. As well, 15 UK universities were represented at an “education zone” which provided information and advice to Mongolians interesting in studying in the UK.

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October 2016 Doing Business with Mongolia Seminar

The October 20th seminar was hosted by the London Office of Brown Rudnick, 8 Clifford Street, London,W1S 2LQ.  Featured speakers were:

  • Dr Rebecca Empson and Dr. Bumochir Dulam, University College London, who are leading an EU funded study of the Mongolian economy.
  • Dr. Troy Sternberg, University of Oxford, who has studied the impact of mining in the Gobi
  • Ser Od Ichinkhorloo, founder and CEO of the NGO Mongolian Business Database (MBD) and B2B Mongolia (“Bridge of your Business”), who will be leading a business delegation from Mongolia
  • Chris Guinness, Double Check Translation
  • Alan Sanders, author of Mongolia – Culture Smart! A guide to Mongolian Culture and Customs, who spoke about the Mongolian elections.
  • Oliver Reed, Endeavour Fund Mongolia, who is leading a group of ex-servicemen on an expedition to Mongolia in 2017

We were joined at the seminar by a small delegation of businesses from Mongolia.

 


Fifth London Mongolian Business Forum
London Stock Exchange, Tuesday April 26th 2016

The following is the final order of speakers at this highly successful Business Forum. We thank the London Stock Exchange and all of our sponsors (see below).

9.00am Opening plenary

Nikhil Rathi , CEO London Stock Exchange
Ambassador Tulga
Bolor Munkhsaikhan
, CEO Mongolian Stock  Exchange

 9.25am Oyu Tolgoi

Nicholas Archer, Rio Tinto

 9.55am Panel Discussion: Perspectives on the Mongolian economy 

Munkhbat Nanjid, Development Bank of Mongolia
Zula Luvsandorj, Ulaanbaatar Development Corporation
Aza Ulziitogtokh,EBRD
Shigeru Abo, JPMCM
Olga Savran OECD
Lee Cashell Asia Pacific Investment Partners

 10.50am Latest developments in Mongolian Law  and the Business Environment.

Christopher Melville, Hogan Lovells

 11.30am Panel Discussion: Perspectives on how to invest in Mongolian capital markets (market infrastructure)

Zorig Gongorjav, Golomt Bank, Custodian Banking Division
Orkhon Onon, Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia
Munkhbaatar Myagmar, UB Capital LLC
Amarbayasgalan Enkhsaikhan, Golomt Securities

12.00am Panel discussion: Perspectives From Companies Preparing Forthcoming IPO’s on Mongolian Stock Exchange

Nandinjargal Ganbold, MSE
Gangtugs Damdin, MIK JSC

12.30am Panel Discussion:Perspectives From  British Companies and Organizations doing Business in Mongolia.

Gareth Evans, De La Rue
Claudia Bickford Smith, Cambridge International Examinations
Jane Fowles, Novell Tullett Landscape Architects
Ros Lund, UKTI High Value Mining and Infrastructure

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4 February: Doing Business with Mongolia seminar

Location: Hemsley Fraser, 13 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HH
6pm – Registration, coffee, tea; 6.30-8pm – Seminar; 8pm – Drinks reception
This first seminar of 2016 featured:

• Sir Paul Judge, Alderman, City of London on the possible development of UB as a financial centre
• David Tang, UK Export Finance with responsibility for Mongolia
• Dr Caroline Upton, School of Geography, University of Leicester who is developing a conservation project in Mongolia
• Dr Alan Sanders discussed his new book Mongolia – Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture and shared his views on the upcoming elections
• Chris Guinness of Double Check Translation advised on language and doing business in Mongolia.

The Chamber thanks Trade Development Limited for their kind support of the seminar.

 


23 January 2016: Burns Supper in UB!

This was the 5th Burns Supper organised by the Honorary Consul for Mongolia in Scotland in association with the Chamber (for details click here). It featured Scottish bagpiper Ally McCallum, and swing jazz musician Dave Neigh. Sponsors of the Supper were invited to a whisky-tasting event on the early evening of Friday January 22nd, with guests from the top ranks of Mongolian business and politics.


30 September Doing Business with Mongolia seminar

The seminar was held on Wednesday 30 September at Hemsley Fraser, 13 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7HH. Speakers included:

  • Anita Breslin from BG Group talked about its Mongolian activities. BG Group has recently taken a significant interest in some of the projects of Petro Matad, the first substantially owned Mongolian company to be listed on an International Stock Exchange. It is involved in petroleum exploration and development.
  • Ser-od Ichinkhorloo of B2B Mongolia spoke about the latest economic developments in Mongolia and introduced the ten members of a visiting delegation from Mongolia.
  • Saranzaya Manalsuren of London South Bank University described her research on “Soft Assets – the culture of the Mongolian workforce.”
  • Ulsbold Harper from Asia Pacific Investment Partners discussed the Property Market in Mongolia.
  • Joyce Aleksic and Malcolm Aldcroft of Aviareps spoke about the Mongolian International Airline MIAT.

The Chamber is grateful to Trade Development Limited for their kind support of the seminar.

PM Saikhanbileg’s successful visit

The MBCC is very pleased to have been associated with the successful working visit of Prime Minister Ch. Saikhanbileg to the United Kingdom.  From June 30 to July 3, the Prime Minister and an impressive delegation of Mongolian officials and business figures met with their British counterparts, and visited some of the UK’s most important institutions. Widely reported by the media, some of the highlights of the visit such as the Prime Minister opening the London Stock Exchange and meeting with British PM David Cameron can be viewed here.

MBCC members had an number of opportunities to see and interact with the delegation, including a reception at Asia House and aWestminster Tea at the House of Commons. The Tea also celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Mongolian British Chamber of Commerce (photos courtesy of Mr Soheil Ramanian; click on photos to enlarge).

UB Mayor beside Thames (MONGOLIAN MEETING-2)

The Mayor of Ulaanbaatar E. Bat-Uul (centre) enjoys the sunshine on the House of Commons Terrace during the Westminster Tea.

Saikhanbileg and Rosindell (MONGOLIAN MEETING-10)

The Mongolian PM is introduced by Andrew Rosindell MP, Chairman of the Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Mongolia Group. The reception was organised by the Chamber and kindly sponsored by JPMCM and Trade Development.

The PM and two ambassadors

The Prime Minister with Britain’s ambassador to Mongolia, HE Catherine Arnold, and Mongolia’s ambassador to Britain, HE N. Tulga.

 

25th February 2015. Doing Business with Mongolia seminar

The seminar was attended by over 70 people, and was hosted by Ernst & Young LLP at Becket House in London.
The speakers included:

• Tim Pinkstone, Ernst & Young
• Robert Court, Rio Tinto
• Tom Kendon and Helen Eccles, Cambridge Assessment
Peter Markey, Mongolia and Mining and Metals Leader, Ernst & Young
• Batzaya Erdene, Judo wrestler
• Bataa Tserenbat, Invest Mongolia Club
• John Hare, Wild Camel Protection Foundation.

After some lively discussion, the meeting toasted the recent Mongolian New Year (Tsagaan Sar) with fine Mongolian vodka. Photographs from the event can be seen here.

24 January 2015: Fourth Ulan Bator Burns Supper

UB Jazz Club, Ulaanbaatar. Organised by Honorary Consul for Mongolia in Scotland and MBCC, and sponsored by KPMG and UFC.