CWM 2020 is a not-for-profit project established by the Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham, Birmingham Business Focus and Birmingham China Business Forum.

The project aims to promote deeper understanding, greater collaboration and mutual prosperity between the West Midlands and China.

The Planning Team

The Planning Team consists of the Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham (CCC-B), Birmingham Business Focus (BBF) and Birmingham China Business Forum (BCBF), and individuals providing support in design, social media and project management. The Planning Team is responsible for encouraging partnerships, seeking sponsorships, promoting CWM 2020 and ensuring financial accountability.

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The Steering Group provides advice to ensure that CWM 2020 projects are of appropriate cultural and artistic quality and oversight to ensure probity.  Steering Group members consist of:

Julian Lloyd Webber

Julian Lloyd Webber

Principal, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Chair)

Beverley Nielsen

Director, IDEA, Birmingham City University

Alex Yip

Councillor, Birmingham City Council

Didi Xiao

Classical Pianist

Peter Cannon

Silverware & Trophy Manufacturer

Yeow Poon

Chair, Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham

If you like to join the Planning Team or the Steering Group please contact

CWM 2020 aims to enable:


A deeper understanding of Chinese and British values and culture to inspire ways of thinking, doing and cooperation that meet the challenges of the 21st Century.


Photos by Wai Chan

Photos by Wai Chan


Greater collaboration in business, education, sports, arts and culture to encourage creativity, innovation and opportunities between the West Midlands and China.


Building and sustaining long term business, civic and cross-cultural relationships that promote mutual benefits for the West Midlands and China.

Photos by Wai Chan