Spearheaded by the Chinese Government, this initiative is designed to boost economic, trade, investment and other ties of 65 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa covering 63% of the world’s population. It offers unprecedented business opportunities in such sectors as infrastructure, transportation, logistics, financing and investment in the beginning. It will also unfold a myriad of opportunities for companies to promote products and services to these markets. And these opportunities are not exclusive for companies in the Belt and Road Region. Canadian companies can also tap these possibilities. A strategic way is to leverage the Hong Kong platform as their Super Connector. Updated information on the Belt and Road initiative can be obtained from the HKTDC Belt and Road Portal: http://beltandroad.hktdc.com/en/index.aspx.
To facilitate delegates to leverage the 2nd Belt and Road Summit and the additional programmes to:
- obtain first-hand and up-to-date market intelligence of the Belt and Road initiative from international thought-leaders, senior ministers from countries along the Belt and Road, and world-renowned business leaders;
- explore potential business opportunities in the markets covered by the Belt and Road initiative and make informed decisions on strategies and business plans; and
- meet new contacts, potential partners and clients (e.g. through the Summit’s Business Matching services)
- Land Transportation: Suppliers of technologies, services and products, e.g intelligent transportation systems (ITS), etc. which enhance the connectivity and management of infrastructure facilities like railways and highways
- Banking and Financial Services: Bankers, financiers, fund managers, assets management professionals, and private equity managers;
- Logistics and Maritime Services: Owners and operators of railways, terminals, ports, airlines, shipping companies, freight forwarders, and third-party logistics services providers;
- Professional Services: Lawyers, accountants, business management consultants, experts in arbitration and dispute settlement;
- Infrastructure Development: Developers, engineers, surveyors, architects, landscape architects, town planners, and contractors;
- Cross-border Investment: Heads of sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, CEOs, entrepreneurs, corporates’ decision makers, CFOs and finance directors of conglomerates;
- International Trade and Manufacturing: Supply chain management professionals, owners and operators of industrial zones, industrialists, and traders; and
- Governments and Institutions: Senior officials in charge of economic development and regional co-operation; representatives from finance and commerce ministries, trade and investment promotion agencies; heads of think tanks, academic scholars and researchers.
September 10, 2017 (Sunday): Arrival in Hong Kong, (optional) networking activities amongst fellow Canadian delegates
September 11, 2017 (Monday): Participation in the Belt and Road Summit
Participation in the Belt and Road Summit
Business Matching Services
Interested delegates (Investors, Services Providers and Owners of Belt and Road Region projects) will be provided with pre-scheduled business matching meetings. In addition, thematic project presentation sessions will also be organized to facilitate networking and partnership building for delegates with common interest in such selected sectors as Transportation & Logistics, Energy & Resources, and Urbanization & Rural Development. More arrangement details will be announced later.
September 12 2017 (Tuesday) Optional programmes in Hong Kong (complimentary) OR day trip to the Chinese Mainland (delegates to share the costs of the programme).
The Hong Kong programmes will showcase what Hong Kong has to offer as the Super Connector to the Belt and Road Initiative and opportunities. These programmes will cover areas in infrastructural and railway development, logistics and supply chain management, maritime, and urban development. The day trip to the Chinese Mainland is designed to give participants a first-hand experience and understanding of the development of a major economic zone in China, and the co-operation synergies of it with Hong Kong under the Belt and Road Initiative. More details will be announced later.
September 13, 2017 (Wednesday): Extended stay in Hong Kong for self-arranged activities OR Departure from Hong Kong.
- Early bird rate before July 14, 2017 is US$240/PAX.
- Standard Conference registration fee is US$300/PAX.
- A limited number of fully-sponsored registrations offered by HKCBA are available for “Canada-based” Canadian delegates, first-come-first-served.
Delegates are responsible for making their respective air travel and hotel accommodation arrangements. For assistance, interested parties please contact our mission travel agent: Janice Hung of Sogo Travel (based in Richmond Hill, Ontario), Tel: 905-707-1199, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, a list of “Value for Money” hotel options will be available from the Summit website later on:
Pre-registration for this mission is necessary. For details, please contact Andrew Yui, Director, Canada, Hong Kong Trade Development Council – Toronto Office, at Telephone: (416) 366-3594 or email: email@example.com