Date

Friday 12 May 2017
9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Theme

“The Belt and Road:
A Catalyst for Connectivity,
Convergence and
Collaboration”

Venue

N101 Hong Kong Convention
and Exhibition Centre,
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai
Hong Kong

CPD

5 CPD points
will be accredited

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Programme Rundown

08:00 – 09:15Registration
09:30 – 10:30Opening Ceremony
10:30 – 10:50Coffee Break
10:50 – 12:30Plenary Session – “The Belt and Road: A Catalyst for Connectivity, Convergence and Collaboration”
12:40 – 14:00Lunch
14:10 – 16:50
Breakout
Session 1

Opportunities and Challenges for Bilateral and Multilateral Trade

The Belt and Road Initiative has brought vast opportunities for cross-border business. Speakers will examine legal, tax, financing and insurance issues relevant to bilateral / multilateral trade and M&A.

  • Part IEfficient tax system: Navigating and harmonising local and cross border tax regimes
  • Part IIFunding and developing essential infrastructures
  • Part IIIThe future of insurance
Breakout
Session 2

E-tools for International Trade

In the age of big data, block chain, cloud computing and virtual currencies are redefining international trade making it more efficient. However, could businesses harness the power of big data and prepare themselves for any possible backlash?

  • Part ISettling trade with virtual currencies and block chain technology
  • Part IIFostering a favourable environment for innovation and creative industry
  • Part IIIFacilitating international trade through an e-commerce ecosystem
Breakout
Session 3

Resolving Disputes in Cross-border Trade

Demands for international dispute resolution services have grown significantly in the past decade. Speakers will examine different areas of dispute resolution practices.

  • Part IProtecting consumers from trade disputes: Is international arbitration the answer?
  • Part IIAnti-corruption and anti-money laundering in the Belt and Road region: Trends in policy, practice and technology
  • Part IIIThe role of maritime law and investor-state arbitration in settling disputes in the Belt and Road region, and the needs for enhancing fairness, transparency and efficiency
16:50 – 17:50

Coffee Break and Business Speed-dating Session

In this “speed-matching” session, the floor is open for each interested participant to give a 3-5 minute presentation of his or her organisation and potential projects. The session aims at providing participants with an opportunity to meet delegates from other jurisdictions and to extend their network internationally for future collaboration.

17:50 – 18:00Closing Ceremony
18:00End of Conference

*Note: The conference will be conducted in English. Simultaneous interpretation in English/ Mandarin will be provided.