2017 Programme

11 September 2017 (Monday)
08:15 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:45
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
Opening Session
  • Welcome Remarks

    The Hon Vincent H S Lo, GBM, GBS, JP
    Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

  • Keynote Speech

    The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS  
    The Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

    Mr Ning Jizhe 
    Vice Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission, the People’s Republic of China

    Madam Gao Yan  
    Vice Minister, Ministry of Commerce, the People's Republic of China

    Mr Xie Feng  
    Commissioner, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

09:45 - 10:45
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
Session 1:
Investing in Belt and Road: Dialogue with Policymakers 

Over the past few years, the Belt and Road Initiative has evolved from a strategic vision into concrete action plans. A cooperation framework for diversified global development has taken shape. With facilities connectivity being one of the main focus areas, Belt-Road economies are bound to benefit greatly from infrastructure investments. Nonetheless, facilitating and enhancing cooperation among these Belt-Road economies to realise transnational and cross-regional connectivity remains challenging. In this session, policymakers will share their insights on infrastructure investment needs and developments, as well as the implications for multilateral collaboration.

  • Panel Chair

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

  • Speakers

    HE Mr Virasakdi Futrakul
    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Kingdom of Thailand

    Ms Justyna Skrzydło 
    Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Construction, the Republic of Poland

    Mr Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP 
    Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

10:45 - 11:00
Halls 5F-G
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:15
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
Session 2:
Partnerships with ASEAN: Growth through Infrastructure 

Amidst anaemic global economic growth, economic performance in ASEAN remains tantalising, with clear potential in its infrastructure sector. Not only will such developments bring immediate economic benefits such as boosting employment and industrial demand, they will also oil the wheels of long-term development in manufacturing, international trade and logistics. In this session, a panel of Asian business leaders, representing a wide range of industries, will share their first-hand experience for investing into infrastructure projects, how they worked together with Hong Kong companies in realising these, as well as insights into the dynamic Asian economies.

  • Panel Chair

    The Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan, GBS, JP
    President, Asia Financial Holdings Limited

  • Speakers

    Mr Keith Griffiths
    Founder and Chairman, Aedas

    Prof Frederick Ma Si-hang, GBS, JP
    Chairman, MTR Corporation Limited

    Mr Meng Fengchao
    Chairman of the Board of Directors, China Railway Construction Corporation Limited

    Mr Chairul Tanjung
    Chairman, CT Corp

    Mr Wen Gang
    Vice President, China Communications Construction Company Limited

    Mr Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ayala Corporation

12:30 - 14:00
Grand Hall
Keynote Luncheon

The Belt and Road Initiative is in essence a dynamic interplay of different flows of people, goods, trade and capital. The need for increased infrastructure development funds to enhance the regional connectivity has never been stronger. Multilateral developmental bodies are leading this drive, with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) at the forefront, offering a new platform for supporting infrastructure projects for its 80 member economies. This session will shed light on AIIB’s latest move and its implications for global infrastructure investments.

  • Opening Remarks

    The Hon Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP 
    Financial Secretary, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker

    Mr Bi Mingjian
    Chief Executive Officer, China International Capital Corporation Limited

  • Keynote Address

    Dr Luky Eko Wuryanto 
    Vice President and Chief Administration Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Concurrent Events: Thematic Breakout Forum, Investment and Business Matching Session (Halls 5E, F-G)
14:15 - 15:45
Halls 5F-G
(Main Room)
Capturing Infrastructure Investments and Financing Opportunities through Hong Kong 
(Co-organised with HKMA Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office)

Comprising of a panel of infrastructure project sponsors and financing experts, this session will discuss the opportunities and challenges arising from the Belt and Road Initiative, and how Hong Kong, with the recent establishment of the HKMA Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO), can further serve as a gateway to these opportunities.

  • Panel Chair

    Dr the Hon Victor K Fung, GBM, GBS
    Group Chairman, Fung Group

  • Speakers

    Mr Chen Xi
    General Manager, China Hua Neng Group Hong Kong Limited

    Mr Darcy Lai
    Managing Director, Regional Head of Global Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking, Greater China & North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

    Mr Vincent Lee, JP
    Executive Director (External), Hong Kong Monetary Authority;
    Deputy Director, HKMA Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office

    Dr Ram Mahidhara
    Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation

    Dr Wang Chunxin
    Senior Economist of Economics and Strategic Planning Department of Bank of China (Hong Kong)

14:15 - 15:45
Hall 5E
(Room A)
Using Hong Kong as a Platform for Infrastructure Dispute Resolution 
(Co-organised with Department of Justice, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)

As a result of the upsurge in investments in and development of large-scale infrastructure brought about by the Belt and Road Initiative, it is expected that infrastructure disputes will increase significantly in the coming years. In this session, a distinguished panel of arbitrators and legal professionals will discuss how Hong Kong as Asia’s premier dispute resolution centre could contribute to resolve such disputes, and thereby enhance cross-border infrastructural investments in the region. The panelists will, in particular, exchange views on the strategies and practical tips for the avoidance, management and resolution of disputes for Belt and Road projects with an emphasis on infrastructure investments in Asia.

  • Opening Remarks

    Mr Rimsky Yuen, GBM, SC, JP
    Secretary for Justice, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • Panel Chair

    Prof Teresa Cheng, SC 
    Chairman, Asian Academy of International Law

  • Speakers

    Mr Justin D’Agostino 
    Global Head of Disputes and Asia Managing Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

    Dr Colin Ong, QC
    President, Arbitration Association Brunei Darussalam; Barrister and International Arbitrator

    Mr Paul Starr 
    Partner and Practice Leader of Dispute Resolution and Infrastructure, King & Wood Mallesons Hong Kong

This session has been awarded 1.5 CPD points by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

14:15 - 15:45
Hall 5E
(Room B)
Sharing by Young Business Leaders on Belt and Road Opportunities 

The Belt and Road Initiative aims to usher in decades of prosperity for countries along the routes, bringing plenty of new opportunities from new markets for young entrepreneurs. In this session, a panel of young business leaders from different economies, representing a diverse range of businesses, will exchange views on the Initiative’s implications for entrepreneurship and business opportunities.

  • Panel Chair

    Mr Joe Ngai
    Managing Partner, Greater China, McKinsey & Company

  • Speakers

    Ms Glendy Choi
    Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, D&G Technology Holding Co., Ltd.

    Mr Nicholas Ho
    Deputy Managing Director, ‎hpa

    Mr Pawoot Pongvitayapanu
    CEO, TARAD.com

    Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh
    CEO & Managing Director, Fusionex

14:00 - 18:00
Halls 5F-G
(One-to-one Business Matching Area)
One-to-one Business Matching Meetings

Through one-to-one business matching meetings, Summit participants will be able to meet with potential business partners based on their shared areas of interest through pre-arranged meetings. Participants include investors, project owners, operators and services providers.
16:00 - 18:00 Project Presentations & Networking

Three concurrent project presentation sessions will be led by project owners from various countries to showcase their project ventures, enabling investors and service professionals to obtain a holistic view of the project prospects. Each session will be followed by networking to bring together investors, project owners and service providers for potential cooperation opportunities. The sessions will include:
Session 1: Transport &
Logistics Infrastructure

Halls 5F-G
(Investment Project Presentation Area A)
Session 2: Energy,
Natural Resources &
Public Utilities

Halls 5F-G
(Investment Project Presentation Area B)
Session 3: Urban

Hall 5E
(Room A)

Information as at 21 Aug 2017. Programme is subject to change without prior notice.