Belt and Road Conference 2018

To mark the 40th Anniversary of China's Reform and Opening-up, China Daily and Silk Road Economic Development Research Center are pleased to jointly present the 4th edition of Belt and Road Conference which follows up on the theme of the new opportunities for Hong Kong in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development. We are trying to address how as a contributor and beneficiary of China’s reform and opening-up, Hong Kong might be able to build an international technology and innovation hub in cooperation with other economies in the Greater Bay Area?

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08:30-09:30 Delegate Registration and Reception
09:30-09:40 Welcoming Remarks by organizers
09:40-10:00 Keynote Address:
Mr. Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP
Chief Secretary for Administration, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
10:00-11:00 Panel Discussion 1: “Unleashing Innovation and Technology Potentials for Intra-Regional Cooperation in the Greater Bay Area”

Prof. K.C. CHAN, Adjunct Professor of Finance, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology & Former Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, HKSAR

Mr. George HE, Senior Vice President, Lenovo & President, Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group

Mr. Arnold CHENG, Director-Hong Kong & Pearl River Delta, John Swire & Sons (China) Limited

Dr. Zhihuan E, Chief Economist, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Ms. Doris LUEY, Head of Social Innovation, New World Development Company Ltd.

Prof. CHEN Guanghan, Associate Dean & Chief Expert of Institute of Guangdong Hong Kong and Macao Development Studies, Sun Yat-sen University

Prof. WONG Kam Fai, Associate Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
11:00-11:15 Open Q&A for Delegates
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-11:45 Keynote Address:
Mr. Rashid ALIMOV, Secretary-General, The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
11:45-12:45 Panel Discussion 2: “When the Belt meets the Road in Hong Kong”

Dr. Thomas CHAN Man Hung, Director, Chu Hai College of Higher Education One Belt One Road Research Institute

Mrs. Regina IP LAU Suk-yee, Co-Chair, The Maritime Silk Road Society

Mr. TENGKU Sirajuzzaman, Consul General, Consulate-General of Malaysia to Hong Kong SAR

Mrs. Myat Thuzar THAN, Consul General, Consulate-General of Myanmar

Mr. Paul MCCOMB, Director General Trade & Investment, British Consulate-General Hong Kong
12:45-13:00 Open Q&A for Delegates
13:00-14:30 Luncheon Discussion: “Turning Corporate Compliance into Competitive Advantage”

Representatives from leading companies investing in the Belt and Road countries

Sponsors & Partners