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Hotel Development on the Belt and Road

With sights set on extending its reach across developing markets, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels is developing new properties in Turkey and Myanmar, both countries fitting well with the Belt and Road Initiative, says Clement Kwok. The company’s CEO expects the Initiative to provide long-term impetus in developing countries to support the luxury hospitality sector.

Speaker:
Clement Kwok, CEO, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels


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Iconic Interchanges for the Belt and Road

Hong Kong’s historic Peak Tram and The Peninsula are iconic landmarks for visitors while the Belt and Road Initiative provides long-term opportunities for their owner, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels. CEO Clement Kwok says the key to success is the company’s focus on people-to-people relationships.

Speakers:
Clement Kwok, CEO The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels
Kim Wedderburn, Lawyer, IT sector
Antonia Theresa Rodriguez, Chief Order Taker, Room Services, The Peninsula Hong Kong
Henry Ho, Guest Relations Executive, The Peninsula Hong Kong

BillionGroup Technologies Ltd - Providing energy and environmental consultancy services to Belt and Road countries

BillionGroup Technologies Ltd, an energy and environmental consultant in Hong Kong founded in 1991, has established an international presence through providing public and private sectors with a diversity of consultancy and implementation services related to energy conservation and pollution prevention.

China Construction Bank (Asia) – Leveraging the Hong Kong platform to facilitate mainland enterprises “going global”

Based in Hong Kong with a history spanning more than a century, China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Ltd (“China Construction Bank (Asia)” or “CCB (Asia)”) is the flagship subsidiary of China Construction Bank Corporation (“CCB”) with the largest and most comprehensive operation, the most diverse range of products, and a pool of exceptional talents for CCB’s overseas business.

Czech Republic’s Growing Bilateral Ties with China

There is a long list of bilateral projects between China and the Czech Republic, says Klara Jurcova, Deputy Ambassador in Beijing. These range from machinery and engineering, to agriculture, health care, certification and culture, showing that the Czech Republic is very active in the Belt and Road Initiative.  She says 2018 will see the Czech Republic move faster in developing trade in the Pearl River Delta, including Hong Kong.

Speaker: Klara Jurcova, Deputy Ambassador, Czech Republic, Beijing.

Czech companies embarking on business in Belt and Road countries

Hong Kong is an important development location for Czech companies embarking on business in Belt and Road countries, says Ondrej Koc of CzechInvest. Hong Kong is also an excellent market itself, with some 80 percent of the glass and lights required by major hotels made by Czech companies. At the same time, the Czech Republic is attracting increasing numbers of Chinese mainland players, particularly in the technology sector.

Speaker: Ondrej Koc, Director, China and Southeast Asia, CzechInvest.

Belt and Road: the Czech Republic Launchpad

The Czech Republic is a starting point for China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Europe, with mainland companies like Hisense, Huawei and ZTE all present, says Andrej Koc of Czech Invest. Equally, Czech projects in China include engineering, agriculture, healthcare and certification, say Klara Jurcova, the country’s Deputy Ambassador in Beijing. Ms Jurcova says Hong Kong is a safe and clear cut gateway for new Czech companies investing on the mainland.

Speakers: Klara Jurcova, Deputy Ambassador, Czech Republic, Beijing Ondrej Koc, Director, China and Southeast Asia, CzechInvest

Hong Kong’s School for Belt and Road Success

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel & Tourism Management is rated the best in Asia and second globally – linking hospitality, tourism and high quality education across China’s Belt and Road Initiative culturally, socially and economically. So says Brian King, Associate Dean, while students say they plan to use their expertise learned in Hong Kong to benefit their home countries on the Belt and Road.   

Pinsent Masons – Advising infrastructure projects in Pakistan

Pinsent Masons, an international law firm with a presence in Hong Kong for more than 30 years, represented a mining company and a power company involved in the Thar II project in Pakistan, one of the first projects to be financed under China's Belt and Road Initiative and the first of the planned US$ 46 billion of investments under China-Pakistan economic cooperation agreements.