Session Summaries


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18 May 2016 (Wednesday)
Opening Session
  • Welcome Remarks

    Mr Vincent H S Lo, GBS, JP
    Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

  • Opening Remarks

    The Hon C Y Leung, GBM, GBS, JP
    Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • Keynote SpeechSummary

    Mr Zhang Dejiang
    Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee;
    Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China

Panel Session I - Investment in Belt and Road Countries: Policymakers’ PerspectiveSummary

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is expected to drive growth of economies both along and outside the routes for the coming decades. Global investors are also looking for opportunities in new sectors and regions which will help revitalise the global economy. In this session, policymakers representing major Belt and Road economies will share their views from their respective country’s perspective.

  • Panel Chair

    Mrs Laura M Cha, GBS, JP
    Chairman, Financial Services Development Council, Hong Kong

  • Panel Speakers

    HE Eng Sultan Saeed AlMansoori
    Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates

    HE Ong Ka Chuan
    Second Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia

    Mr Franky Sibarani
    Chairman, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)

    The Hon Gregory So Kam-leung, GBS, JP
    Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Panel Session II - Enhancing Cross-sector Connectivity along the Belt and Road Summary

Promoting connectivity between economies along the Belt and Road is a major goal of the Initiative. The connectivity will bring in new dimensions of co-operation in infrastructure development, finance, logistics and maritime, investment, international trade, etc. In this session, a panel of speakers representing international renowned conglomerates will offer insights into closer co-operation across sectors along the Belt and Road.

  • Panel Chair

    Dr Victor K Fung, GBM, GBS
    Group Chairman, Fung Group (Hong Kong) (Established in 1906, the Fung Group is a privately-held business entity and the core businesses are trading, logistics, distribution and retailing spreading over 40 economies worldwide.)

  • Panel Speakers

    HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem
    Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World (The UAE) (DP World is a leading marine terminal operator in the world with businesses covering marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services as well as technology-driven trade solutions. It has a portfolio of 70 terminals in 31 countries across six continents.)

    Professor the Hon K C Chan, GBS, JP
    Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

    Mr Douglas J Flint, CBE
    Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc (The UK) (HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations serving more than 47 million customers. Headquartered in London, HSBC operates through an international network of around 6,000 offices in 71 countries and territories.)

    Dr D J Pandian
    Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank with an authorised capital of US$100 billion. AIIB is dedicated to provide financial support for infrastructure development and regional connectivity in Asia. Its investment focus includes energy, transportation, rural development, urban development and logistics, etc.)

    Mr Lin Jingzhen
    Deputy Chief Executive, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (Hong Kong) Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited ("BOCHK") is a leading commercial banking group in Hong Kong with strong market positions in all major businesses. BOCHK is also one of the three note-issuing banks and the Clearing Bank for Renminbi business in Hong Kong.

Keynote Luncheon

The US$40 billion Silk Road Fund was established to finance the Belt and Road Initiative, mainly in infrastructure and resources, as well as projects related to industrial and financial cooperation. The discussion will shed light on the implications of the Fund for global investors, as well as the business opportunities for project owners and investors.

  • Opening Remarks

    The Hon John C Tsang, GBM, JP
    Financial Secretary, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • Lunch

  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker

    Mr Han Weiqiang
    Chairman of the Supervisory Committee, China International Capital Corporation Limited (The Chinese Mainland) (CICC is one of Chinese mainland's leading investment banking firms that engages in investment banking, securities, investment management, and other financial services primarily with institutional clients. It was successfully listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange in November 2015.)

  • Keynote AddressSummary

    Ms Jin Qi
    Chairman, Silk Road Fund (The Chinese Mainland) (Silk Road Fund Co., Ltd.(SRF) is a 40-billion-USD medium to long term development and investment fund, endeavoring to enhance the connectivity of the Chinese economy with the rest of the world. As a commercial investment institution, SRF makes outbound investment mainly in the Belt and Road areas and primarily through direct equity investment in broad sectors, such as infrastructure, energy & resources, industrials and financial services.)

Panel Session III - Partnerships with ASEAN: Why Crucial under the Belt and Road Initiative?Summary

Continuing to outperform its regional peers in economic performance, ASEAN remains one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world. The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 created an enormous market that offers easier movement of goods, services, investment, and people across the region. Hong Kong’s negotiation with ASEAN for a free trade agreement underlines the opportunities for closer partnerships between Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and ASEAN. In this session, renowned business leaders will share their views on the prospects of this tripartite collaboration.

  • Panel Chair

    Mr Kevin Sneader
    Chairman, Asia, McKinsey & Company (Hong Kong) (McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm which provides advisory service to many of the world's most prestigious businesses and institutions for nine decades. It has consultants in 109 offices in 61 countries and regions.)

  • Panel Speakers

    Mr Narong Chearavanont
    Vice Chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group (Thailand) (Charoen Pokphand Group is a major conglomerate in Thailand, with core businesses covering agro-industry and food, marketing and distribution, and telecommunication. It operates through 200 subsidiaries in 18 countries, with the engagement of over 300,000 employees worldwide.)

    Dr Jonathan Choi, GBS, BBS, JP
    Chairman, Sunwah Group (Hong Kong) (Established in 1957, Sunwah’s business activities cover food, real estate, financial services, technology, media, and infrastructure. The portfolio has expanded to the Chinese Mainland, Macao, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore, Japan, Canada, the United States and Australia.)

    Mr Suryo Bambang Sulisto
    Chairman, KADIN Indonesia Honorary Council;
    Founder, PT Satmarindo Group (Indonesia) (PT Satmarindo Group was established in 1975 as a service provider for the petroleum industry. The Group has now expanded to cover agribusiness, natural resources, energy, property and logistics.)

    Ms Teresita Sy-Coson
    Vice Chairperson, SM Investments Corporation (The Philippines) (SMIC is a leading and dynamic conglomerate in the Philippines with substantial businesses in retail, shopping mall development, banking and property development.)

    Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, CBE
    Managing Director, YTL Group (Malaysia) (YTL Group is a multi-disciplinary conglomerate comprising several listed entities covering businesses of utilities, land development, construction, technology, REIT etc. YTL Group also owns and manages regulated utilities and infrastructural assets.)

Dialogue On The Way ForwardSummary
  • Mr Vincent H S Lo, GBS, JP
    Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

  • Mr Wang Zhan
    President, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences;
    Executive Vice President, Yangtze Council (The Chinese Mainland)

    Mr Chen Dongsheng
    Chairman and CEO, Taikang Life Insurance Company Limited;
    President, Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum (The Chinese Mainland)

Concurrent Investment and Business Matching Workshops

Three concurrent thematic workshops to bring investors, project owners and service professionals together to build business partnerships through exchanging ideas, networking and matching.

  1. Workshop 1: Infrastructure
    Enhancing Connectivity through Transportation and Logistics Infrastructure
  3. Workshop 2: Urbanisation
    From Urban and Rural Development to Opportunities in International Trade
  5. Workshop 3: Utilities
    Energy and Telecommunications: Powering Development and Connecting the Belt and Road


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