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Belt and Road Conference Programme

4 November 2021 (9am 5:30pm)

Programme (All the time in HKT (GMT+8))

8:30am – 9:00am Registration
9:00am – 9:45am Opening Ceremony

  • - Mr. C. M. Chan
  • - Mr. Liu Chunhua
  • - The Hon Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, GBM, GBS, SC, JP
9:45am – 10:15am Keynote speech on “Global Recovery and Harmony through the Belt and Road Initiative”

  • - Mr. Liu Guangyuan
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 12:00pm Session 1 - “National and regional initiatives as roadmaps to global economic recovery”

In this session, law-makers, businessmen and legal professionals come together to discuss the opportunities and challenges of various national and regional initiatives such as the Belt and Road Initiative, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), Greater Bay Area plan and “Dual Circulation” as roadmaps to global economic recovery, enabling lawyers to reflect on and consider how to seize the opportunities and tackle the challenges.

  • - Mr. Nick Chan, MH, JP (Panel Chair)
  • - Ms. Shahareen Begum
  • - Mr. Bernard Charnwut Chan, GBM, GBS, JP
  • - Mr. Johannes C. Sahetapy-Engel
  • - Mr. David Yu
12:15pm – 1:45pm Luncheon
2:00pm – 3:30pm Session 2 - “How law and legal professionals can help businesses to manoeuvre in geo-politically troubled waters?”

Businesses do not operate in a vacuum from politics. How can we, lawyers around the world, help businesses navigate geo-politically risks, sanctions, taxation in the digital economy, trade war, currency wars, resource crunch in an evolving new world order?

  • - Mr. Huen Wong, BBS, JP (Panel Chair)
  • - Mr. Lawson Chen
  • - Mr. Konstantin Dobrynin
  • - Mr. Jerome C. Roth
  • - Mr. Albert Zaw Min
3:30pm – 3:45pm Break
3:45pm – 5:15pm Session 3 - “Building harmony in diversity through strengthening effectiveness of dispute resolution mechanisms applicable in the BRI jurisdictions”

Diversity, inclusion, openness and building win-win partnerships are synonymous with the BRI. With over US19 trillion in trade across 140 BRI partner countries and regions, how best can we resolve disputes when they arise, so that we can focus on building and sharing prosperity?

  • - Ms. Melissa Pang, BBS, MH, JP (Panel Chair)
  • - Dr. James Ding Kwok-wing
  • - Mr. Prashant Kumar
  • - Ms. Pui-ki Emmanuelle Ta
  • - Prof. Zhao Yun
5:15pm – 5:30pm Closing Remarks

  • - Mr. Fred Kan


Opening Ceremony

Keynote speech

(Speakers in alphabetical order)
Panel Session I

Panel Session II

Panel Session III