Hong Kong

Belt and Road: The Green Route

Environmental protection is critical to China’s Belt and Road Initiative to parallel economic goals, says Steve Wong of Hong Kong’s BillionGroup Technologies. The firm develops solutions like waste-generated energy, solar power and industrial efficiency projects in Belt and Road locations including the Chinese mainland, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Dubai. He sees Hong Kong as an ideal location for green solutions to replicate in Belt and Road countries. 

Speaker:
Prof. Ir Steve Wong, Managing Director, BillionGroup Technologies Ltd

Careers Connector to the Belt and Road

A new Hong Kong online platform connects jobseekers and employers across Asia’s multi-faceted hospitality sector. At the HKTDC Education & Careers Expo 2017, May Chan of AsiaHospitalityCareers.com says China’s Belt and Road Initiative will have a positive effect while Co-Founder Danny Li aims to establish a “digital connector”. Bangladesh and Cambodian exhibitors also expect to leverage on Belt and Road education and careers opportunities. 

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.

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.   

Beacon of Quality for the Belt and Road

Hong Kong’s highly rated Hotel ICON is a unique experience combining hospitality and learning for China’s Belt and Road Initiative, says Brian King, Associate Dean at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel & Tourism Management. Students from the Chinese mainland, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka and Hungary evaluate their experiences while Professor King says the school and hotel engage prospective industry leaders of the future.

Dream Connector for Cyber Belt and Road

Hong Kong has an online environment that other countries can “only dream about”, says Michael Gazeley of locally-based but global cyber security firm, Network Box.  He says China’s Belt and Road Initiative consists of online (as well as land and sea) trading links and Hong Kong can rely on its fast, stable Internet and world class infrastructure to safely connect up the cyber Belt and Road. Catch Part 2 on Hong Kong’s expertise in cyber security.

Speaker:
Michael Gazeley, Managing Director, Network Box Corporation Limited 

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Hong Kong Connector for Global Port Network

Hutchison Ports regards its Hong Kong headquarters as the right place to run its global network – including connecting people, cultures and systems across the Belt and Road, according to Group Managing Director Eric Ip. Particularly relevant is Hutchison Ports’ award-winning nGen high technology operations system, which was developed in Hong Kong.

Speaker:
Eric Ip, Group Managing Director, Hutchison Ports

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Hong Kong Trade Development Council
http://www.hktdc.com