Where is the Belt and Road Headed?


Albert Park, Loletta Chow, Biliang Hu
Thursday 13 December 2018 at 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Hong Kong time, GMT +8)
EY, 22/F CITIC Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Admiralty, Hong Kong

In this panel discussion, three leading experts on China’s Belt and Road Initiative will take stock of what has been learned to date about the implementation of the Initiative from the perspectives of business, policy, and research. They will discuss the key issues that will shape opportunities and risk factors for businesses investing in Belt and Road countries.

Albert Park, Director of the HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies, will summarize early findings from a Hong Kong government-supported research project on trade and investment under the Belt and Road, including quantitative analysis of the economic and political determinants of investments in different B&R countries, and qualitative country case studies that highlight how factors such as government leadership, regulatory environment, public sentiment, and labor relations, are influencing the success of B&R projects.

Biliang Hu, Director of the Belt and Road Research Institute, and Dean of the Emerging Markets Institute at Beijing Normal University, will discuss the Chinese government’s current plans and objectives for the Initiative, and the factors leading to successes and failures of Chinese businesses making investments in Belt and Road countries.

Loletta Chow, Global Leader, EY China Overseas Investment Network, Belt and Road Taskforce Leader and Asia-Pacific Growth Markets Leader, will discuss the opportunities created by the BRI and the challenges faced by B&R projects, and share her views on how the BRI drives the fulfillment of corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals. She will also discuss how EY assists Chinese enterprises address challenges and achieve sustainable growth globally.

This event is part of the HKUST IEMS & IPP - EY Emerging Market Insights Series.   


Notes to Participants

Light refreshments and beverages will be served to registerants only, from 12:15pm - 12:30pm on a first come first serve basis.   

This event supports the USTFood initiative. Find out more here.

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