The Chinese mainland’s support and investment on Belt and Road prospects in the Philippines are welcomed by both the public and private sectors, says Manuel Pangilinan, Chairman of Metro Pacific Investments. He said Metro Pacific Investments is open to great opportunities for infrastructure contracting such as toll ways and bridges while Hong Kong can be the hub for Belt and Road business from Asia to Europe.
With over 1,000 tech companies and start-ups, Hong Kong Cyberport is a Hong Kong ICT leader and hub for the “Digital Silk Road”, said Chairman Dr Lee George Lam. Speaking beside the Belt and Road Summit, he said Cyberport start-ups offer a full range of new technologies including AI while Hong Kong as a leading financial technology centre is set to assist the rest of the Belt and Road market.
Hong Kong digital transcription service Scribe Intelligence sees huge opportunities in artificial intelligence under the Belt and Road Initiative. Founder Christopher Choi aspires to dominate the transcription business in Asia – thanks to help from Hong Kong startup incubator, Zeroth.AI.
A Hong Kong company billed as Asia’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) incubator is making waves in the global start-up scene. Zeroth.AI runs an early stage funding programme for various start-up sectors including physical fitness. Managing Partner Tak Lo says he would like to see Hong Kong generated AI solutions tackle health issues in Belt and Road Initiative countries, where healthcare infrastructure may be lacking.
China’s Belt and Road and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area initiatives enhance Alberta’s international diversification push, says the Canadian province’s trade minister.
Hong Kong has been chosen as the Asian hub for Canadian rare resource and jewellery company Korite International Inc. The Alberta-based company controls nearly all of the world’s resources of ancient Ammonite fossils and the jewellery made from them, Ammolite. Korite’s CEO Martin Bunting said Hong Kong’s world-beating trade shows and location offer huge regional potential, with connections to the Belt and Road and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area initiatives.
Martin Bunting, CEO, Korite International Inc
Blackpanda, a Hong Kong special risks consultancy, draws on the image of the panda to show its community development credentials. But it also aims to show “risk” as an important aspect of the Belt and Road Initiative, with cyber security a major challenge, says CEO Gene Yu. Hong Kong’s connector role is all-important to clients as the firm opens markets in Southeast Asia.
Hong Kong-based special risks consultancy firm Blackpanda has developed methods to reduce concerns to investors and project developers under the Belt and Road Initiative.