Below are Organisations, in addition to DIT, that can assist UK companies:

British Council Touring Exhibitions group & brochure

China-Britain Business Council

The China-Britain Business Council is the leading organisation helping UK companies grow and develop their business in China. Our mission is to help companies of all sizes and sectors, whether new entrants or established operations, access the full potential of the fastest growing market in the world.

CBBC have offices in thirteen cities across China including all major first and second tier cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shenyang, Xian, Changsha and Wuhan. For more information, including market reports and research, please visit:

Our Services:

  •         Business Opportunities: CBBC posts regular business opportunities on-line from Chinese companies looking for British partners, goods and services across a full range of sectors.
  •         OMIS: British companies can make use of our Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) to identify local contacts, arrange events and meetings as well as conduct market research.
  •          Membership Services: members of CBBC receive access to a range of member only and member discounted services including Launchpad, hot desk, recruitment, company check and practical support services such as visa invitations, translation and interpretation.
  •          Launchpad: Launchpad provides a simple, cost-effective, low-risk and legal means of having a presence in China, before you set up your own office there. CBBC will employ a ‘Launchpad Manager’ dedicated to helping you take your business forward in China.

Our Creative/Experience Team:

Sector Head (China): Tom Simpson (Beijing) –

Sector Head (UK): Fenella Barber (London) –

Project Manager: Darcy Shi (Beijing) –

Project Manager: Sally Jin (Shanghai) –

Project Manager: Rachel Hu (Shenzhen) –

Project Executive: Hannah Tu (Chengdu) –

Download pdf of CBBC - About Us

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Tom Simpson
Sector Head (China): Creative Industries, Experience Economy & Sports
英中贸易协会 - 北京
China-Britain Business Council

Mobile: +86 18680200163
Tel: +86 10 8525 1111 (ext 323)

The British Business Centre, Room 1001, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Avenue, Beijing, 100020
英中贸易协会北京办事处, 北京朝阳门外大街16号, 中国人寿大厦1001室, 100020

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The British Council has put together a brochure on British museums that are offering Touring Exhibitions & Exhibits. Profiles and contact details for each museum can be seen on this website.

UK museums care for some of the world’s greatest collections. They are treasure houses, holding internationally important collections of art and contemporary art, social history, fashion, archaeology, science and industrial heritage, and world cultures. Together, these magnificent collections represent the material culture of humanity.

Even though the way we access information has been revolutionised by digital technology, the intrinsic power of the object – whether it is a painting by JMW Turner or David Hockney, a Roman mosaic or an Ancient Egyptian mummy – remains. Museums in the UK have a rich history of sharing their collections across the globe and working in partnership to unlock stories. These international relationships, formed through research, staff exchanges, loans and touring exhibitions, ensure UK museum collections are shared with the world. The first museum in the UK was founded over three hundred years ago. Since then, over 2500 museums have opened in the UK. Today, together they welcome over 100 million visitors a year, many from overseas.

This brochure can only offer a snapshot of the wealth of collections held by museums in the UK. Loans and touring exhibitions from British collections are much in demand, from Russia to China, the USA and Latin America. All the museums in this brochure have experience of managing international touring exhibitions.

To make contact with one of the museums included in this brochure, please contact the National Museums Directors Council or using their entry on this website: