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The second Belt and Road Summit

The 2nd Belt and Road Summit

Co-organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the second Belt and Road Summit was held on 11 September 2017. Taking the theme of “From Vision to Action”, the Summit received overwhelming response from many different sectors. It attracted senior government officials and business executives from countries along and beyond the Belt and Road, who discussed the latest policies and business opportunities arising from Belt and Road Initiative. Over 3,000 participants from more than 50 countries and regions joined the Summit. The Summit’s investment and business matching session including the "one-to-one business matching meetings" were particularly well-attended.

Programme of the Summit included:

Morning

    • (2) Partnerships with ASEAN: Growth through Infrastructure
      The session was chaired by Mr Bernard Chan, President of the Asia Financial Holdings Ltd. Panelists from Hong Kong, the Mainland and the ASEAN exchanged views on their first-hand experience of investing in infrastructure projects and how they worked together with Hong Kong enterprises in realizing these projects.

Afternoon

    • (2) Using Hong Kong as a Platform for Infrastructure Dispute Resolution
      The forum was co-organised with the Department of Justice and chaired by Professor Teresa Cheng, Chairman, Asian Academy of International Law. Mr Rimsky Yuen, the Secretary for Justice of the HKSAR gave a welcome address at the forum. The panelists discussed how Hong Kong as Asia’s premier dispute resolution centre could contribute to resolving disputes related to Belt and Road Initiative, thereby enhancing cross-border infrastructural investments in the region.
    • (3) Sharing by Young Business Leaders on Belt and Road Opportunities
      The forum was chaired by Mr Joe Ngai, Managing Partner, Greater China, McKinsey & Company. In the forum, a panel of young business leaders from different economies and a diverse range of sectors, exchanged views on the business opportunities brought about by the Belt and Road Initiative and implications for young entrepreneurs.

  • Investment and Business Matching Session
    • “One-to-one Business Matching Meetings”
      Over 200 project owners, investors and services providers participated in the one-to-one business matching meetings.
    • Investment Project Presentations and Networking
      More than 600 project owners, investors and service providers participated in the session with more than 170 investment projects presented at the Summit under three different themes: transport and logistics infrastructure; energy, natural resources and public utilities; and urban development.