Past events: 2014

18 December: Doing Business with Mongolia seminar and Christmas reception.

18:00-21:00. Hosted by Ernst & Young, London. Speakers included: Craig Kinnell, President and CEO Oyu Tolgoi (tbc); Kirsten Livermore, Former Australian MP;Tom Kendon and Helen Eccles of Cambridge Assessment.

November 26th: Doing Business with Mongolia seminar

Hosted by Anglo American at their London headquarters: 20 Carlton House Terrace SW1Y 5AN, the seminar featured the following speakers:

  • Graeme Hancock, Anglo American: Anglo American in Mongolia
  • George Hunt, Sunderland University: Sunderland University and Mongolia
  • Dale Choi, Current Mongolian Chevening Scholar at Cambridge University and Independent Analyst: The Current Political and Economic Situation in Mongolia
  • Jane Isaacs, Association of British Mining Equipment Companies: Impressions of Opportunities in Mongolia Gained from Trade Missions.

26 September: Focus on Ulaanbaatar

The Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, Mr Bat-Uul Erdene was the keynote speaker at this free morning seminar of the Mongolia London Business Forum. Sponsored by Baz International, Clyde & Co, and Golomt Bank, the seminar focused on opportunities for British businesses and investors in Mongolia’s capital city. The agenda included:
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09:00 – Opening Remarks by John Grogan, Chairman, Mongolian-British Chamber of Commerce and Michael Payton, Chairman of Clyde & Co LLP;
09:10 – A vision for Ulaanbaatar, by Mr Bat-Uul Erdene, Mayor of Ulaanbaatar
09:35 – Ulaanbaatar as a Central Asian Financial Centre, by Temuulin Enkhmunkh, Director of Economic Development Agency, City of Ulaanbaatar

10:00 – Panel of leading Mongolian businesses accompanying the Mayor: Mr. Ch. Gankhuyag, Ard Financial Group; Mr. B. Byambasaikhan, NovaTerra LLC; Mr. Batsaikhan, Mongolian Opportunity Fund; Mr. Amaraa, MGC Aurora
10:50 – British Businesses contributing to the development of Ulaanbaatar: Yury Mandzhiev, Bank of New York Mellon; Iain Watt of Cairneagle Associates; Philip Rogers, Clyde & Co LLP; Graham McDarby, Gradon Architecture; Peter Head, Ecological Sequestration Trust
12:00 – Closing remarks: Mr. Byambatsogt Sandag MP, Leader of the Mongolian
People’s Party in the Great Khural; Mr. Stephen Tricks, Clyde & Co LLP

22-26 September. Seminar for Construction and Mining Equipment, Services and Skills, Ulaanbaatar

UKTI ran its third five-day seminar mission to Ulaanbaatar to showcase the best of UK manufacturing, skills and expertise in the construction equipment and mining sectors. It was delivered by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA), giving UK companies a platform to present their products to an audience of around 75–100 targeted Mongolian delegates of equipment end users, government representatives, mine operators, developers and owners, contractors and equipment distributors with 30-minute formal presentations followed by a networking lunch and one to one meetings with delegates. The rest of the week was taken up with group visits and individual meetings.

7 September. Camel Race Day in Kent

Camel race photo (compressed)This fundraising afternoon at Hole Park in Rolvenden, Kent, was organized by the Wild Camel Protection Foundation to protect the wild double-humped camel. Activities included camel racing and camel rides, Mongolian wrestling and musicians. We hope for a fuller report on the event soon.


19 June 2014 Book launch

A lively crowd showed up for the launch of John Man’s book The Mongol Empire at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies. John used the occasion not only to launch his impressive new book, but also to publicize a project that he and others (including the Mongolian Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency N. Tulga) are working on: the creation of a Mongolian Studies programme at SOAS. The evening included music by the Mongolian Khöömii Overtone Singers.

5 June, 18.00-21.00. Doing Business with Mongolia seminar.

Hosted by Standard Chartered Bank, London. The distinguished list of speakers included Matt Cartwright, of Twelve Architects and Masterplanners, who recently visited Mongolia on a UKTI trade Mission; Matthew Hayes, British Home Stores, who described a store in Ulaanbaatar; Trudi Lang of the World Economic Forum; and John Hare, Wild Camel Protection Foundation. Read more…

13 May, Third Annual Mongolia Trade & Commodity Finance Conference

Blue Sky Tower, Ulaanbaatar. The Mongolia Trade & Commodity Finance Conference returned to Ulaanbaatar in May 2014 for the third edition of this annual series, the only such event for the Mongolian trade and commodity finance community.

30 April, Parliamentary Reception

Held in the Inter-Parliamentary Union room at Westminster Hall, this event provided an opportunity for members of the Mongolian British Chamber of Commerce to meet with MPs in the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mongolia.

10-14 March, UK Market Visit to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (Multi Sector)

Event Organiser: UK Trade and Investment. This UKTI Birmingham-led visit aimed to get British companies tapped into the rapid growth that is forecast for Mongolia during the coming years. Opportunities in agriculture, construction, professional, financial and business services, education, and tourism are rapidly developing for UK business.

27 January 2014. Doing Business with Mongolia 2014

Ushering in the Year of the Horse, this seminar took place at PricewaterhouseCoopers at 1 Embankment Place, London. A full description of the evening is described here.

The speakers were Carolyn Clarke, PWC; Stephen Tricks, Clyde & Co LLP; John Digby-Rogers, Investment Capital Ltd; John Man, Historian (author of Genghis Khan: Life, Death and Resurrection); Paul Watson, Football Coach, Bayangol FC. A drinks reception followed the seminar to mark the Mongolian New Year, Tsagaan Sar (White Moon).

22 February, 9:30 to 10:30. UKTI Webinar: Opportunities in Mongolia (Multi Sector)

Location: (Online), British Embassy Ulaanbaatar. The objective of this webinar session was to make UK companies aware of the genuine opportunities in Mongolia. By attending this session UK companies got the opportunity to know: General overview of Mongolian Market; Commercial opportunities on offer; Legal aspects of doing business in Mongolia. Webinar speakers included:

Julian Pearson – Deputy Head of Mission British Embassy Ulaanbaatar

Christopher Melville – Partner at Hogan Lovells

Elbegsaikhan Ayush – UKTI Trade and Investment Officer British Embassy Ulaanbaatar

This webinar provided a platform for UK companies to ask questions directly from speakers. Main Contact: Elbegsaikhan Ayush. Tel: +976 (11) 458133 (2024) Email:

11 January: Burns Supper in UB

The 3rd in the series of Ulan Bator Burns Suppers on Saturday 11th January 2014 brought to an end in Mongolia celebrations of 50 years of Mongolian British Diplomatic Relations. This was organised by David Scott, the Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Scotland in association with the Chamber. KPMG was the principal sponsor.