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The Greater Bay Area (GBA) aims to create a globally competitive mega-region, and by 2035 build a productivity cluster. The GBA is a national initiative highlighted in the Chinese Government's 13th Five Year Plan, and also serves as a key facilitator of the Belt and Road Initiative. The Chinese term "mega-region," which can be translated as a cluster of cities, may serve as the most appropriate definition in the context of the GBA.

Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou are expected to be the key office clusters in the GBA. In order to support this mega-region, it is estimated that an additional 21 million square meter of office space will be needed. Yet, bridging the gaps between the different economic, legal and labour systems in the Mainland and Hong Kong, as well as the costs of intra-city travel, could be challenging.

The Chamber has invited the authors of a joint paper between Colliers and RICS entitled "Greater Bay Area: A 2030 Outlook" to speak at an upcoming roundtable. Rosanna Tang, Head of Research, Hong Kong SAR and Southern China, Colliers International, and Sean Ellison, Senior Economist, Asia Pacific, RICS, will outline the key findings of the report to give members an insight into the opportunities and risks emerging as the GBA develops.

Speaker(s) Rosanna Tang
Rosanna Tang has joined Colliers in 2019 as the Head of Research for Hong Kong and Southern China.

With 14 years' research experience Rosanna has a deep understanding of all property sectors, research products and client requirements. Prior to joining Colliers, she worked in the Corporate Planning & Strategic Investment Department of Sun Hung Kai Properties where she led and contributed to research analysis for Hong Kong and overseas property markets. Prior to SHKP she was with CBRE in their Hong Kong and Asia Pacific research teams, where she led numerous research papers and client orientated initiatives.

Rosanna graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor of Law degree majoring in Political and Public Administration, with a double degree in Sociology. She then went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Michigan.

Sean Ellison
Sean Ellison is responsible for the RICS Economics team's research into the Asia Pacific property sector, identifying market risks to the sector and analysing economic events and their effects on real estate. Sean manages the RICS regional surveys and proprietary data, including the Global Commercial Property Monitor, a market-leading report on commercial property occupier and investor sentiment from property professionals worldwide. In addition to contributing economic insights, market intelligence and analyses to RICS business strategy, his work also contributes to RICS advisory capacity to international policy organisations.

Sean joined the RICS Economics team after working as a strategist in the Hong Kong and Singapore financial services industries, where he advised global institutional investors on strategies for Asian equity, foreign exchange, fixed income, commodity and derivative markets. Sean also modelled and maintained forecasts across asset classes and provided a top-down analysis of major economic events. He did his undergraduate work at the Royal Military College of Canada and Brock University (Canada), and his graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University (USA).
Language English
Date and Time 2019/11/25 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Open to media
Enquiries West Lam
Tel: 2823 1265
Fee Members @ HK$190 / Non-Members @ HK$400
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