Hong Kong

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

Belt and Road Summit 2017: Hong Kong Connection for e-Commerce

Thai e-commerce solution provider TARAD.com is aiming to expand its overseas business along the Belt and Road Initiative through Hong Kong says CEO Pawoot Pongvitayapanu. He says Hong Kong is a key gateway for Thai and other ASEAN companies. The Summit has stimulated understanding of infrastructure to come along the Initiative.

Speaker:
Pawoot Pongvitayapanu, CEO, TARAD.com

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Belt and Road: Hong Kong as Treasury Centre

Tax incentives and financing expertise for Belt and Road Initiative projects offer huge opportunities for Hong Kong as a treasury centre, says Paul She of global accounting and consultancy firm, Mazars. The firm is focusing on technology clients related to the Belt and Road – some for IPO launch on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange – companies “often missed by the market”.

Speaker:
Paul She, Practising Director, Mazars CPA Limited

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Express Luck Industrial – Seizing opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe

Express Luck Industrial, a manufacturer of high-technology TVs founded and headquartered in Shenzhen, ships its products to various parts of the globe. The firm has offices in different places, from Hong Kong to Hungary to Mexico. Among these branches, the one in Hong Kong plays a pivotal role in central management and raising capital for the company.

 

Art Hub for the Belt and Road

Hong Kong’s success as an art hub for the Belt and Road includes “perfect” logistics, a proliferation of arts venues and international trade connections, says Kevin Ching of top auction house, Sotheby’s. With Hong Kong being Sotheby’s headquarters for Asia, he says the emergence of Chinese and Southeast Asian art in global markets are joined by work by other talented artists from Belt and Road areas that include the Caucuses and Central Asia. 

Speaker:
Kevin Ching, CEO Asia, Sotheby’s 

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Festivals for the Belt and Road

Hong Kong-based Branded, a live media company, increasingly holds festivals and other events in Belt and Road countries and CEO Jasper Donat sees the Initiative as enhancing business, while Hong Kong is an easy and entrepreneurial centre for operations. With many events like music and YouTube festivals in Southeast Asia, Branded has most recently initiated events in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Speaker: Jasper Donat, Co-Founder & CEO, Branded

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Belt and Road Railway Brains

The MTR Academy offers intense courses on professional and managerial railway expertise, aiming to improve railways on the Belt and Road Initiative, according to Academy President Morris Cheung. This is essential for management development, says participant Kyaw Kyaw Myo of Myanmar Railways. Azerul Fahmi Mohamed of Malaysia’s Mass Rapid Transit enhances his railway management while Deddy Gamawan of MRT Jakarta looks to MTR’s high-speed expertise.