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The Belt and Road Initiative is gaining momentum in Latin America, and the region continues to be the "bright spark" for Chinese investment throughout 2020, as more than a dozen Latin American countries have already signed up to the initiative. China is now Latin America's second-largest trading partner as bilateral trade has grown at a phenomenal pace, from just US$17 billion in 2002 to almost US$315 billion in 2019.

Although the BRI is often viewed as outbound Chinese investment, it also encourages a bilateral flow of trade and investment. This is ever more apparent with the growing trade flows into China from Latin America, and often the Greater Bay Area is the strategic bridgehead for companies planning to enter China's vast market.

As a key entry point to the GBA, Hong Kong's physical and logistical connectivity, world-class professional services industry, and thorough understanding of China's business environment helps LATAM companies access the China market.

What sectors are Latin American companies interested in accessing in the GBA and beyond? How will this translate into the wider Belt & Road Initiative? What are their challenges and what role can Hong Kong firms play to facilitate the growing LATAM-China trade?

Evaristo Trevino Berlanga, Partner of La Nao Group and Susana Muñoz Enríquez, Managing Partner of GBA LatAm Trade and Investment Advisors will speak at this webinar on recent business developments and prospects of LATAM companies focusing their China strategy from the GBA. They will also share their experience on how Hong Kong businesses can cooperate to facilitate two-way trade and investment. Dr Jinyue Dong, Senior China Economist at BBVA, will give members an update on China's key macro indicators based on BBVA's forecasting models, and analyze its growing trade and investment relations with LATAM.

AGENDA

Speakers:
- Susana Muñoz Enríquez, Managing Partner of GBA LatAm Trade and Investment Advisors and New President of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
- Evaristo Trevino Berlanga, Partner, La Nao Group Ltd
- Jinyue Dong, Senior China Economist at BBVA

Q&A Session

Moderator:
Andrew Wells, Convenor of Belt and Road Working Group


To minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus, this session will be conducted online via Zoom. Upon successful registration, members will receive a confirmation email with a specific link to access the webinar 2 days before the event. Please familiarize yourself with the usage of Zoom before the event.

Speaker(s) Susana Muñoz Enríquez, Managing Partner of GBA LatAm Trade and Investment Advisors and New President of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Evaristo Trevino Berlanga, Partner, La Nao Group Ltd
Jinyue Dong, Senior China Economist at BBVA
Language English
Date and Time 2020/10/28 13:00 to 14:00
Venue This event will take place online
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Kari Yu
Tel: 2823 1266
Email: kari@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
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