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BillionGroup Technologies Ltd - Providing energy and environmental consultancy services to Belt and Road countries

BillionGroup Technologies Ltd, an energy and environmental consultant in Hong Kong founded in 1991, has established an international presence through providing public and private sectors with a diversity of consultancy and implementation services related to energy conservation and pollution prevention.

Hong Kong Major Connector to Belt and Road Investment

Between 60 per cent and 70 per cent of all investment in infrastructure across the Belt and Road in 2016 flowed through Hong Kong in some way, says PwC’s Simon Booker – and Hong Kong has everything to gain in 2017. PwC’s Belt and Road Watch research for the past year shows that overall investment exceeded US$490 billion, with one third taking place or originating on the Chinese mainland.

Simon Booker, Partner, Corporate Finance, PwC
Gabriel Wong, Head, Corporate Finance, PwC China & Hong Kong 

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. 

Kevin Ching, CEO Asia, Sotheby’s 

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China Construction Bank (Asia) – Leveraging the Hong Kong platform to facilitate mainland enterprises “going global”

Based in Hong Kong with a history spanning more than a century, China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Ltd (“China Construction Bank (Asia)” or “CCB (Asia)”) is the flagship subsidiary of China Construction Bank Corporation (“CCB”) with the largest and most comprehensive operation, the most diverse range of products, and a pool of exceptional talents for CCB’s overseas business.

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. 

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.