Hong Kong

Belt and Road Summit: collaboration is key

Under the theme “Collaborate for Success” the third Belt and Road Summit illuminated major Initiative developments. Shinta Widjaja Kamdani of Indonesia’s Sintesa Group spoke of Hong Kong playing a vital role as her company developed an eco-tourism special economic zone. Meanwhile, Mark Moseley of the Global Infrastructure Hub said Hong Kong has a huge advantage for handling significant public-private infrastructure project risks.

Speakers:
Vincent HS Lo, Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Belt and Road Summit: Hong Kong-Indonesia connection

Hong Kong’s “connector” role to ASEAN through the recent free trade agreement is a very important factor for Belt and Road investment, according to Shinta Widjaja Kamdani of Indonesia’s Sintesa Group. With Sintesa Group’s construction of a new eco-tourism zone and Indonesia’s increasing demand for public-private partnerships, she says at the Belt and Road Summit 2018 that Hong Kong is a bridge to such projects with the Chinese mainland.

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Belt and Road: saving lives, reducing risk

Medical and security risks have brought global players Control Risks and International SOS together as partners in professional services for over 10 years, including on the Belt and Road Initiative. Hong Kong provides a centre for Control Risks’ large business growth, says the firm’s Neal Beatty, while International SOS’s Lim Hui Ject views Hong Kong as “a mega operational hub”. 

Speakers:
Neal Beatty, Partner and General Manager, Control Risks
Lim Hui Ject, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Asia, International SOS


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Managing risk on the Belt and Road

Global special risks consultancy, Control Risks, is working in Hong Kong with international and Chinese mainland firms to ensure they are “secure, compliant and resilient,” says the company’s Neal Beatty. Client firm Environmental Resources Management (ERM) meanwhile works closely with Control Risks as it aims to solve sustainability challenges on the Belt and Road. Hong Kong is an important centre for such professional services, says ERM’s Piers Touzel.

Speakers:
Neal Beatty, Partner and General Manager, Control Risks
Piers Touzel, Country Manager, China, ERM

Belt and Road: blazing an entertainment trail

Hong Kong-based Outblaze aims to pioneer a path on the Belt and Road Initiative with its digital entertainment and educational media, covering areas such as movies and games. Founder Yat Siu says Hong Kong is strategically situated for diverse cultural exchange while Outblaze’s location in a smart space centre at Hong Kong’s Cyberport is valuable for its dynamic, innovative community.

Speaker:
Yat Siu, Founder, CEO, Outblaze

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