On March 11, the European Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong will hold the “China’s One Belt, One Road: Opportunities for Europe” breakfast seminar, in which a group of experts will gather to discuss China’s new Silk Road initiative.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has stated that China’s proposed “Silk Road Economic Belt” and “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”, also known collectively as “One Belt One Road” (OBOR), will impact three billion people, uniting the largest market in the world with “unparalleled potential”. The breakfast seminar will examine the project’s major ambitions for institutional, financial, and infrastructure change and analyze how it will unfold across the entire region.
Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Founder and Chairman at Dezan Shira & Associates, will be speaking at the seminar. In 2015, Chris released his China’s New Economic Silk Road: The Great Eurasian Game & The String of Pearls book to much critical acclaim. One of the first major studies into the new Silk Road, the book explores the regional reforms, potential problems, opportunities and longer term impact that the initiative will have upon Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.
Other speaks include Ben Simpfendorfer, Founder & Managing Director of Silk Road Associates; Pansy Yau, Deputy Director of Research at the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council; and Daniel De Blocq Van Scheltinga, Founding Partner of Polarwide Ltd.
Major talking points will include:
- An overview of China’s ambitions through “The Belt” and “The Road” initiative
- Potential problems and longer term impact of China’s OBOR initiative on Europe
- Identifying the commercial opportunities for China’s OBOR initiative within China and outside China, what it means for foreign ‘business’, especially European companies.
Fee: HKD 380 for members of a European National Chamber; HKD 450 for non-members
For more information on the event, please visit the website of the European Chamber of Commerce.
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