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 AboJPMCM
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.