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Five years after being launched, China's Belt and Road Initiative is gaining momentum. Projects continue to be announced across South Asia, Central Asia, Africa and beyond. There are huge opportunities for Hong Kong businesses in transportation, logistics, maritime, finance, telecommunications, real estate, information technology and legal services.

Investors, including SMEs, must be aware of the opportunities available and also the risks involved.
This event is co-organized by the Chamber's new Belt and Road Group and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. It is the first of a series of sector-specific events planned by the Working Group.

Behzad Mirzaei, Partner of Basio Consultants & Services, will share his expertise in and outside the Middle East to highlight issues of which companies need to be aware when doing businesses in Belt & Road countries.

John Yeap, Partner at Pinsent Masons, and Maria Tan Pedersen, Partner at Jones Day, will discuss the typical risks associated with Belt and Road projects world-wide and how to mitigate them.

Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, will consider how disputes during Belt and Road projects can best be resolved, with a particular focus on ASEAN.

The speakers will also discuss how Hong Kong's SME's can best position themselves to take advantage of the Belt and Road initiative.

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Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.

Speaker(s) Behzad Mirzaei, Partner and Senior Advisor, Basio Consultants & Services Ltd / Chairman of the Asia & Africa Committee
John Yeap, Partner, Pinsent Masons
Maria Tan Pedersen, Partner, Jones Day
Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Language English
Date and Time 2018/12/11 12:30 to 14:15
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Open to media
Enquiries Kari Yu
Tel: 2823 1266
Fee Members @ HK$190 / Non-Members @ HK$400
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons.
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