Programme

Mr Chen Shuang
11-12 September 2019 (Wed-Thur)
11 September 2019 (Wed) - Day 1
07:30 - 08:15 Registration Opens
08:15 - 09:15 Welcome Coffee & Networking
09:15 - 10:10
Hall 5B
(Main Room)
Opening Session

    Welcome Remarks
    Dr Peter K N Lam, GBS
    Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

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

    Special Address
    HE Gao Yunlong
    Vice-chairman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference; Chairman of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce  

    Keynote Speech
    Mr Hao Peng
    Party Committee Secretary and Chairman, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of the State Council, the People's Republic of China  

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

    Mr Wang Bingnan
    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  

10:10 - 10:30
Halls 5C-E
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:45
Hall 5B (Main Room)

Policy Dialogue Session:

Facilitating Regional Co-operation through Five Areas of Connectivity under the Belt and Road Initiative

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

    Speakers
    HE Abdulla Al Saleh
    Under Secretary of the Foreign Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economy, the United Arab Emirates

    Mr Gabor Gion
    Minister of State for Financial Policy Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Hungary

    HE Sok Sopheak
    Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce, the Kingdom of Cambodia

12:15 - 13:45
Grand Hall
Policy Dialogue Session and Luncheon:

Fostering Closer Regional Co-operation on Economic Development and Commerce under the Belt and Road Initiative

    Introduction of Opening Remarks Speaker
    Mr Bi Mingjian
    CEO and Chairman of Management Committee, China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC))

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

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

    Speakers
    Ms Dana Meager
    Deputy Minister of Finance and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Government for Negotiations on Belt and Road Initiative

    Mr Angelo B. Taningco
    Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippines

    HE Mr Thaung Tun
    Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations; Chairman of Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Concurrent Events
14:15 - 15:30
Hall 5B (Main Room)

Plenary Session:

Investing for Value – Making Belt and Road Projects Viable

The Belt and Road Initiative harbours a window of opportunities which are closely observed by global investors thirsting for promising returns. An area of particular interest for many is the readily up-for-grab project opportunities in the market - projects which are well structured, properly risk-mitigated and commercially viable. What kind of projects will be most attractive to international investors? How could investors uncover projects with hidden value in the market? A panel of illustrious business leaders will share their investment philosophy and concrete experience in this session.

    Panel Chair
    Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan, GBS, JP
    President, Asia Financial Holdings Limited

    Speakers
    Dato’ Seri Cheah Cheng Hye
    Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Value Partners Group

    Mr Dhanin Chearavanont
    Senior Chairman, Charoen Pokphand Group

    Mr Victor L L Chu
    Chairman & CEO, First Eastern Investment Group

    Mr Li Xiaopeng
    Chairman, China Everbright Group Limited

    Dr Mochtar Riady
    Founder and Chairman, Lippo Group of companies

    Mr Song Zhiping
    Chairman, China National Building Material Group Co., Ltd.

14:15 - 15:30
Hall 5E
(Project Pitching Room)
Project Pitching Session

Session 1: Urban Development
15:30 - 16:00
Halls 5C-E
Coffee Break
Concurrent Events
16:00 - 17:15
Hall 5B
(Main Room)
Thematic Breakout Forum A1:  Sustainable Finance in Infrastructure

Co-organised with: 

Sustainable Finance has attracted growing attention in infrastructure development given its beneficial impact to the investors, financiers, project owners and the project location. This has been given further impetus by the participation of various economies in the Paris Agreement as well as the commitment of different countries and organisations in promoting an open, green and clean Belt and Road cooperation. With IFFO being an active player in facilitating infrastructure investments and financing, IFFO has recently advanced in setting up the Centre for Green Finance (CGF) to further promote green finance through acting as the focal point for capacity building and experience sharing as well as a depositary for knowledge and expertise. The panel, comprising both public and private stakeholders, will look into the business case of adopting sustainable finance in infrastructure projects and share insights on the latest industry trends and offerings in this aspect.


    Panel Chair
    Mr Darryl Chan, JP
    Executive Director (External), Hong Kong Monetary Authority; Deputy Director, HKMA Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office

    Speakers
    Mr Michael Barrow
    Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank

    Mr Herbert L W Hui
    Finance Director, MTR Corporation Limited

    Mr Mushtaq Kapasi
    Managing Director and Chief Representative, Asia Pacific, International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

    Mr Neil Johnson
    Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, Macquarie Asset Management

    Mr Mukhtar Hussain
    Group General Manager, Head of Belt & Road Initiative and Business Corridors, Asia Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

16:00 - 17:15
Hall 5E
(Breakout Room)
Thematic Breakout Forum B1:  Towards a Greater Success of Belt and Road Projects for Sustainable Investment – Hong Kong Can Lead

Co-organised with: 

Remarks: This session has been awarded 1 CPD point by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

The United Nations has set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) for the year 2030. More and more investors involved in the Belt and Road projects (BRI projects) now realize that the UNSDGs may provide a clear risk framework on the external costs (such as environmental damage or unresolved conflicts which might at some point in time be forced into their accounts) and some attractive investment opportunities for providing solutions to sustainability challenges. This session is graced with the presence of an array of distinguished experts sharing their insights, extensive experience and pragmatic legal strategies on how to harness opportunities, overcome challenges and achieve the UNSDGs, in particular, Goal 16 (to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”). They will deliberate how proper risk-management planning, good corporate governance and innovative dispute resolution mechanism help to sustain further investment and maintain long-term relationship with the business partners, local government and community in BRI projects. Hong Kong, as a leading international deal-making and dispute resolution hub, may offer relevant expertise and services to contribute towards further sustainable investment in the BRI projects.

Topics:
1. Project finance and risk management for clean energy and resilient infrastructure
2. Inclusive access to justice through modern technology
3. Appropriate dispute resolution for the BRI projects


    Welcome Remarks
    The Hon Ms Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, GBS, SC, JP
    Secretary for Justice, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

    Keynote Speech
    Dr Christophe Bernasconi
    Secretary General, Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH)  

    Panel Chair
    Dr Neoh, Anthony Francis, QC, SC, JP
    Chairman, Asian Academy of International Law

    Speakers
    Ms Winnie Tam, SC, JP
    Former Chairman, Hong Kong Bar Association; Chairman, Communications Authority  

    Ms Rebecca Silli
    President of The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong; Partner of Tiang & Partners  

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

16:00 - 17:15
Hall 5E
(Project Pitching Room)
Thematic Breakout Forum C1:  Risk Management as the Common Language amongst Stakeholders of the Belt and Road Initiative (“BRI”): Bridging Risk Transfer and Project Finance

Co-organised with: 

This thematic break out session intends to cover two important topics that underpin the commercial viability of State-owned enterprises (“SoEs”) investing in projects in Belt and Road (“B&R”) countries, namely risk transfer and project finance. The panel will discuss the following:

1. What important role does risk management play for SoEs investing in B&R projects? What are the requirements from SASAC* for B&R projects to safeguard assets and mitigate potential loss? Why risk transfer through insurance is the most important instrument for risk management?

2. Why risk management can be used as the common language amongst (re)insurers, banks and SoEs investing in B&R projects in exploring risk transfer and project finance solutions? How does risk management tie up all stakeholders together in B&R projects?

3. How can banks and (re)insurers address the risk management challenges of B&R projects in common? How risk management can enable project finance providers collaborate with insurance vendors? Why collaboration is a “must” between the insurance and the financing sectors in project finance for B&R projects?

4. Why Hong Kong can provide the ideal platform as an international (re)insurance hub and risk management center for dialogues and solutions related to B&R projects? How do relevant China authorities (e.g.SASAC) cascade their policies onto an operational level in Hong Kong to serve SoEs’ risk management?
There will be a live risk management dialogue on stage amongst risk managers, bankers, (re)insurers and SOEs. This panel discussion will provide practical insights on how all stakeholders work together to address their common interests and challenges in support of BRI.


    Panel Chair
    Mr Simon Lam Sui-kong
    Executive Director (General Business), Insurance Authority, Hong Kong

    Speakers
    Mr Liu Ji-Feng
    Director & General Manager, Sinopec Insurance Limited

    Mr Ashish Makhija
    Director, Global Credit Insurance Group, Capital Structuring and Distribution Group, Standard Chartered Bank

    Mr Kade Spears
    Head of Specialty insurance, SCOR, Channel

    Mr Patrick Zeng
    CEO, Hong Kong & Greater China, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE

    Mr Robert Zhang
    Board of Director, The Risk Management Society (RIMS); Risk Management and Compliance Director, IKEA China

10:00 - 17:15
Hall 5E
Cultural Performance
10:15 - 15:15
Hall 5E
Open Forum - Business Partnership
10:15 - 17:00
Hall 5D
Open Forum - Global Investment
14:30 - 17:30
Hall 5E
(Business Matching Area)
One-to-one Business Matching Meeting


12 September 2019 (Thur) - Day 2
09:00 - 10:00 Registration Opens; Welcome Coffee & Networking
Concurrent Events
10:00 - 11:15
Hall 5B
(Main Room)
Plenary Session:

Collaboration in Greater Bay Area for Belt and Road Success

Supporting Organisation:   

Same as the Belt and Road Initiative, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development is a momentous national development strategy advocated by China with enormous economic prospect. Comprising two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and nine adjacent municipalities in Guangdong Province, Greater Bay Area is accorded with high priority to develop into an international first-class bay area ideal for living, working and travelling. In a miraculous transformation, the city cluster has grown from a very humble beginning to an alliance of the strong today. Yet creating our own version of Silicon Valley on par with, or even exceeding other famous city clusters is no easy task. How can the cities work in tune under different systems by harmonizing their respective practices? In the fast beating heart of Greater Bay Area, where lies the opportunities for Belt and Road businesses? Having been the place where East meets West for over a century, how would Hong Kong bridge the Greater Bay Area and the Belt and Road to unlock the unprecedented synergies created by the two visionary blueprints? In this session, a panel of renowned business leaders will provide you with insights to help you become a fast mover in this new world of opportunities.

    Panel Chair
    Dr Jonathan Choi, GBS, BBS, JP
    Chairman, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union; Chairman (Hong Kong), Mainland China-Hong Kong Belt and Road Business and Professional Services Council

    Speakers
    Mr Chen Shuang, JP
    Chief Executive Officer & President, CIMC Capital Holdings Limited

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

    Mr Gao Yingxin, JP
    Vice Chairman and Chief Executive, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

    Dr Hu Zhanghong
    CEO, Greater Bay Area Homeland Investments Limited

    Dr Thomas S T So
    Past President and Chairman of Belt and Road Committee, The Law Society of Hong Kong

    Mr Zheng Jianrong
    Director General, Department of Commerce of Guangdong

10:00 - 11:15
Hall 5E
(Project Pitching Room)
Project Pitching Session

Session 2: Energy, Natural Resources & Public Utilities
11:15 - 11:45
Halls 5C-E
Coffee Break
Concurrent Events
11:45 - 13:00
Hall 5B
(Main Room)
Thematic Breakout Forum A2:  New Investment Cooperation Opportunities in Building High-quality, Sustainable International Infrastructure under the Belt and Road Initiative

Co-organised with: 

In this session, representatives from leading Belt and Road enterprises are invited to discuss in depth what new investment cooperation opportunities can be uncovered under the Belt and Road Initiative in building infrastructure that are high-quality, sustainable, risk resilient, reasonably priced, inclusive and accessible. They will also examine opportunities in broadening financing channels, lowering financing costs and strengthening multilateral participation in investment and financing by financial institutions of various countries. Another focus of these experts is how Hong Kong can contribute its wisdom and power by leveraging its advantages in internationalisation and professionalism when cooperating with other Belt and Road participants in implementing the consensus items reached in the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing. Such cooperative efforts will help foster high quality and sustainable development and make Belt and Road cooperation deep and concrete, steady and extensive.


    Welcome Remarks
    Dr Patrick Lau
    Deputy Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

    Mr Fang Qiuchen
    Chairman, China International Contractors Association (CHINCA)

    Panel Chair
    Mr Nicholas Kwan
    Director of Research, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

    Speakers
    Mr Wen Gang
    Vice President, China Communications Construction Company Limited

    Mr Xu Xiangchun
    Vice President, China Metallurgical Group Corporation

    Ms Catherine Li
    Managing Director, Asia, Atkins

    Mr Hu Nan
    Vice President, International Business President, TBEA Co. Ltd.

    Mr Lee Siu Ming
    Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Capital Markets/Corporate Finance, VPower Group International Holdings Limited

11:45 - 13:00
Hall 5E
(Breakout Room)
Thematic Breakout Forum B2:  FinTech to Reshape the Cross-border Trade along Digital Silk Road

Co-organised with: 

The Belt and Road Initiative aims to improve the infrastructure along the 60 countries, from Asia to Europe, Oceania and East Africa. Starting from 2013, the conception of “Economic Corridor” has been proposed in order to stimulate the economic growth of underdeveloped Belt and Road countries. However, the differences between countries, especially the financial policies and law, financial practice and supply chain, still lie as important obstacles to SMEs and individuals. The impediment in cross-border business could not unleash the potential of new markets along the Belt and Road Countries, hindering the economic growth. Technological innovation enriches smart living and increases the flexibility of business activities between countries, enabling businesses to reach overseas markets. The emergence of FinTech solutions and technologies helps to connect capital, goods and services along the Digital Silk Road. It ensures the financial supply chain of businesses and encourages local business to reach Belt and Road markets through online platforms. The digitalization of financial activities lifts the iron curtain of governments and enables rapid economic growth in Belt and Road countries and regions.


    Welcome Remarks
    Dr Lee George Lam
    Chairman, Hong Kong Cyberport

    Keynote Speech
    Mr Henry Tillman
    Founder and Chairman, China Investment Research

    Panel Chair
    Mr Charles Lam
    Senior Manager - FinTech & Blockchain Cluster, Cluster Team, Hong Kong Cyberport

    Speakers
    Mr Ningwa Lau
    Co-Founder & Executive Director, Joy Rich Ventures Limited

    Mr Gianluca Pizzituti
    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Velotrade Management Limited

    Mr Benjamin Wong
    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Transwap Limited

11:45 - 13:00
Hall 5E
(Project Pitching Room)
Thematic Breakout Forum C2:  Managing Geopolitical Risks

Belt and Road projects are inextricably linked to risks among which the ever-evolving geopolitical risk appears to be most unpredictable, thus challenging for the companies to manage. Failing to evaluate and address geopolitical risks properly can be a costly mistake which renders all collective efforts futile. What geopolitical fundamentals and caveats must we recognise before setting foot on the Belt and Road soil? How can the business sector rise to the challenge of today’s geopolitics? How can Hong Kong’s service professionals help tackle this high hurdle and de-risk project ventures to make them more investable? This panel offers thought-provoking insights and practical takeaways for managing geological risks.

    Keynote Speech
    Sir Richard Shirreff
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Strategia Worldwide  

    Panel Chair
    Mr Andrew Weir, MBE
    Regional Senior Partner and Global Chairman of Real Estate and Construction, KPMG

    Speakers
    Mr Peter Burnett
    Managing Director, Corporate & Institutional Banking and Corporate Finance, Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

    Mr Nicholas Ho
    Deputy Managing Director, hpa (Ho and Partners Architects)

    Mr Ralph Lai
    Commissioner, Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation

    Sir Richard Shirreff
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner Strategia Worldwide

    Mr Chris Torrens
    Senior Partner, Control Risks

Lunch Sessions
13:00 - 14:15
Halls 5C-E
Free Networking (with Light Refreshment Provided)
13:15 - 14:15
Chancellor Room
Breakout Luncheon [By Invitation]

Hong Kong as an International Capital Formation Centre for Belt and Road

Co-organised with:         

Hong Kong is an ideal fundraising hub for Belt and Road projects with its highly developed banking industry, syndication and bond markets, international network and deep pool of global expertise. This session will explore Hong Kong’s roles in:
•  bringing more private sector capital for the Belt and Road while offering risk management tools;
•  increasing the participation of institutional investors via Hong Kong’s capital markets;
•  developing standards for high quality Belt and Road financing;
•  being a key platform for accessing the China capital markets and its implications on the Belt and Road, and
•  promoting sustainable financing for Belt and Road projects.


    Welcome Remarks
    Ms Mary Huen
    Chairperson, The Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB)

    Panel Chair
    Ms Diana Cesar
    Group General Manager and Chief Executive, Hong Kong, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

    Speakers
    Ms Ding Chen
    Chief Executive Officer, CSOP Asset Management Limited

    Ms Carmen Ling
    Global Head, RMB Internationalisation / Belt & Road, Standard Chartered Bank

    Ms Lu Ying
    General Manager of Global Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

    Dr Wang Tao
    Chief China Economist, Head of Asia Economics, UBS Investment Bank

Concurrent Events
14:00 - 15:30
Hall 5B
(Main Room)
Thematic Breakout Forum A3:  Belt and Road Opportunities for SMEs

Small and medium enterprises have long been a key backbone of the global economy and a driving force of growth. In Hong Kong, the 340 000 SMEs constitute 98% of the business establishments and employ about half of the workforce in private sector. SMEs have and will continue to play an important role in the future development of the Belt and Road Initiative. In this session, entrepreneurs from SMEs who have excelled in the Belt and Road will share the first-hand experience and knowledge behind their success. Coupled with the practical information from facilitators, such as banks and insurers on their supports to SMEs, this session will provide valuable reference for SMEs as they venture into the less familiar yet promising world of Belt and Road.

    Panel Chair
    Dr Tse Kwok Leung
    Head of Policy and Economic Research, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

    Speakers
    Mr Li Yadong
    Assistant President, China Merchants Group

    Ms Lena Ng
    Chief Investment Officer, AMATA Corporation PCL

    Ms Pauline Ngan, BBS, JP
    Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Mainland Headwear Holdings Limited

    Mr Xiang Yu
    Deputy General Manager, Guangdong Branch, China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

    Mr Yang Tao
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kilimall International Ltd

14:00 - 15:30
Hall 5E
(Breakout Room)
Thematic Breakout Forum B3:  Belt and Road Opportunities for the Young Generation

In Association with:   

With its long-term development goals, the Belt and Road Initiative offers immense opportunities and promising future for the younger generation. With the right mindset, skills and knowledge demanded by the Initiative, young professionals, executive and entrepreneurs are bound to benefit substantially from this visionary blueprint. The successes of young pioneers who have already ventured into Belt and Road economies show that opportunities are indeed abound along the new Silk Road. In this session, a panel of young business leaders from across Asia, representing a diverse range of businesses, will share their experiences and views on how the younger generation can grasp opportunities raising from the Belt and Road Initiative.

    Panel Chair
    Mr Jason Chiu
    Founder & CEO, Cherrypicks

    Speakers
    Mr Joe Chan
    Director - Technology, Tenderfield Pty Ltd  

    Mr Joseph Chan
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AsiaPay  

    Mr Joe C Lee
    Co-Founder, Kuaidi Group; Chairman, Greater Bay Area Youth Home Association; Founding Partner, GBC Founders Fund

    Mr Simon Loong
    Founder and CEO, WeLab

    Mr Eliott Suen
    Executive Director, Marga Group

14:00 - 15:15
Hall 5E
(Project Pitching Room)
Project Pitching Session

Session 3: Transport & Logistics Infrastructure
10:30 - 16:00
Hall 5E
Open Forum - Business Partnership
10:30 - 15:45
Hall 5D
Open Forum - Global Investment
10:00 - 16:00
Hall 5E
(Business Matching Area)
One-to-one Business Matching Meetings
11:15 - 15:30
Hall 5E
Cultural Performance

(subject to change without prior notice)