Chinese President Xi Jinping first raised the idea of the Silk Road Economic Belt two years ago. It will involve major infrastructure projects like railways, roads, pipelines and power grids. The 'belt' includes countries situated on the original Silk Road through Central Asia, West Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.How will Hong Kong based businesses benefit from this China-led initiative?
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KPMG & CanchamHK Presents- The China Series:
One Belt, One Road
Based in Hong Kong, Nick was formerly with Standard Chartered Bank, acted as the bank’s Asia Chief Economist and Head of Research, East, during 2005-2012. In Standard Chartered, Nick managed a team of about 100 economists and other research professionals in foreign exchange, rates, credit, commodities, equities and support functions, located across eight different Asian cities from Seoul to Jakarta. Before Standard Chartered, Nick worked at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) for seven years as a senior manager, specializing in macro-economic and policy research. Prior to the HKMA, Nick was the Regional Chief Economist of Merrill Lynch covering the Asia Pacific region from Korea to India, having based in Singapore and Hong Kong for 11 years. Nick is an economics graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with an MBA from Warwick University in the UK and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Partner of Jones Day, Past Deputy to the National People's Congress of China
Carson Wen has practiced law for 30 years and is a partner of Jones Day, a leading global law firm. He is also Chairman of the Sancus Group of companies with investments in sectors such as new energy and logistics. Mr.Wen has been named as a leading adviser on Chinese law, mergers & acquisitions and capital markets work in Who's Who of the Law, Asia Pacific Legal 500, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, Chambers Asia and China's Top 200. He is also named in the International Who's Who and Who's Who of the World.
Mr.Wen was a three-term Deputy to the National People's Congress of China representing Hong Kong. He is also a Justice of the Peace of Hong Kong and held various public service appointments in Mainland China and Hong Kong.
He was the Vice-Chairman and currently Advisor of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong ("DAB").
Mr. Wen is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and Chairman of its Green Business Task Force. He is also a Director of the Pacific Basin Economic Council.
Associate Director - Content Solutions, The Economist Group
Barrett Bingley, Director for CanCham HK’s Executive Committee, is an experienced international manager with background in consulting, government, entrepreneur and corporate strategy.
Currently as the Associate Director for Content Solutions at The Economist Group, Barrett Bingley delivers integrated content, advertising, events and research projects for the commercial banking, asset management, private banking, insurance, technology, telecoms, and internet, legal and consulting/advisory sectors. He specializes in Thought Leadership, Strategic Branding, Content Marketing, Business Development with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
In 2008, Barrett became the Senior Policy Advisor to Hon. David Emerson in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). He oversaw all major policies on file including the Afghanistan/Pakistan file, Africa, and International Governance and Organizations such as the G8. Barrett was also involved with crisis response, most notably when Russia invaded Georgia, the Pakistan Marriot bombing, and the response to the chaos in Somalia.
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