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Design for the Belt and Road

Hong Kong’s Design Icon has been developing products for global and regional clients – and finds its’ own new, branded photographic solution is picking up interest from companies in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, among others, after launching it at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition). Director Kevin O’Doherty sees the Belt and Road Initiative introducing new countries and consumers to its design services.  

Speaker:
Kevin O’Doherty, Design Consultant, Director, Design Icon

Arup – Advising the construction of Bangladesh’s first underwater tunnel

Arup, an international firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services, has been active in Hong Kong for more than four decades. The firm recently worked with China Communication Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC) to conduct an economic and engineering investigation to examine the economic viability and technical feasibility for the construction of the Karnaphuli River-crossing Tunnel, Bangladesh’s first underwater tunnel that connects the two halves of the commercial city of Chittagong.

On Time Express Ltd. - eTotal e-Commerce Logistics Solution

Established in Hong Kong more than 20 years ago, On Time Express Ltd (OTEL) is a leading provider of freight forwarding and logistics services with a global presence. In 2014, OTEL set up a specialised eTotal team to handle small-sized parcels and develop e-commerce logistics solutions. Leveraging OTEL’s extensive logistics network, eTotal provides e-tailers with a comprehensive logistics solution that includes booking for air and sea freight shipping services, overseas warehousing, delivery by local post and localised pre- and after-sales services.

Tracking Trade on the Belt and Road

Hong Kong-based Eliron Cargo Tracking uses a bespoke, GSM-based system to update clients on shipments door-to-door across the Belt and Road Initiative routes. CEO Elias Heikar says the high-technology cargo tracking business is well fitted for operating from Hong Kong, with the SAR’s scalable services in areas such as office access, book-keeping and data collection, as well as a super connector to Belt and Road countries. 

Speaker:
Elias Heikari, CEO, Eliron Cargo Tracking 

Connect Schemes Fit Belt and Road Advances

The Shenzhen and Shanghai Stock Connect schemes accommodate the demand for multi-faceted investment opportunities on the Chinese mainland and in Hong Kong, fitting Belt and Road priorities such as Rmb internationalization, says MF Jebsen’s Clifford Wong. He believes the Initiative encourages increased business activities: good for MF Jebsen’s travel industry operations, for example.

Speaker:
Clifford Wong, Deputy Group Managing Director, MF Jebsen International Ltd

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