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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 Major Connector to Belt and Road Investment

Between 60 per cent and 70 per cent of all investment in infrastructure across the Belt and Road in 2016 flowed through Hong Kong in some way, says PwC’s Simon Booker – and Hong Kong has everything to gain in 2017. PwC’s Belt and Road Watch research for the past year shows that overall investment exceeded US$490 billion, with one third taking place or originating on the Chinese mainland.

Speakers:
Simon Booker, Partner, Corporate Finance, PwC
Gabriel Wong, Head, Corporate Finance, PwC China & Hong Kong 

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.