Breakfast Seminar: China’s One Belt, One Road: Opportunities for Europe

Host / Sponsor: European Chamber
Event Time: Fri 11-March-2016 8:00 AM To 10:00 AM
Venue: FTI Consulting, Level 22, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong


Date & Time: 11 March 2016, 8:00am to 10:00am
Venue: FTI Consulting, Level 22, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
Fee: HKD 380 for members of a European National Chamber; HKD 450 for non-member

(Limited seats, first-come; first-served basis)

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The European Chamber of Commerce is delighted to invite you to join the breakfast seminar “China’s One Belt, One Road: Opportunities for Europe”.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stated that China’s proposed “Silk Road Economic Belt” and “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”, also known collectively as “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) will impact upon three billion people and will unite the biggest market in the world with “unparalleled potential”. The seminar will explore the major ambitions for institutional, financial and infrastructure projects that are currently underway and in the planning stage across the entire region.

In this seminar our experts will also discuss:

  • An overview of China’s ambitions through “The Belt” and “The Road” initiative
  • Potential problems and longer term impact of China’s OBOR initiative on Europe
  • Identifying the commercial opportunities for China’s OBOR initiative within China and outside China, what it means for foreign ‘business’, especially European companies.

About the speakers:

Ben_Simpfendorfer Mr. Ben Simpfendorfer, Founder & Managing Director of Silk Road Associates, Author of the books The Rise of the New East: Business Strategies for Success in a World of Increasing Complexity, and The New Silk Road: How a Rising Arab World is Turning Away from the West and Rediscovering China.
Chris_Devonshire-Ellis Mr. Chris Devonshire-Ellis, is the Founder & Chairman of Dezan Shira & Associates, a foreign investment tax/law firm formed in China in 1992 and with multiple offices across Asia. He is author of the acclaimed recent book “China’s New Economic Silk Road”.
Julia Charlton Ms. Julia Charlton, is the Managing Partner and Principal of Charltons, which she founded in 1998 as a focused corporate finance firm. Julia was admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in 1985 and has practised as a solicitor in Hong Kong since 1987. Julia is an experienced practitioner in the field of corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment, securities, capital markets, investment funds, restructuring and regulatory issues. Julia has extensive experience of China work and is a Mandarin speaker.
Pansy_Yau Ms. Pansy Yau, Deputy Director of Research, HKTDC Research is responsible for the overall supervision of the Department’s research programme and for overseeing the HKTDC Research portal. The areas of Research are: Relations with Greater China, China’s economic reforms and development, China’s consumer market, International supply chains and sourcing.
Daniel_dBvS Moderator:

Mr. Daniel De Blocq Van Scheltinga, Founding Partner Polarwide Ltd – financial & strategic advisory firm with strong links in China, Singapore, Australia and other key Asia Pacific countries.

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If you are unable to register online, please email Mr. Alfred Tsang ( your details (name, job title, company name, email, direct number/ mobile, membership of chamber of commerce, contact person email, and direct number/ mobile) to register. [Please state N/A if you are not a member of any European national chamber]



Full payment of the aforementioned fee shall be arranged by 9 March, 2016 via one of the methods listed in the link below:

Payment Instructions

It is reminded if you are paying by Cheque, please STATE the Ref. “China’s One Belt, One Road: Opportunities for Europe” 11 March 2016” on the envelope and at the back the cheque.


– Business Attire is required. No jeans or sports shoes.

– Reservations and payment in advanced are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.

– Registration Deadline: 9 March 2016. The organizer reserves the right to decline any application.

– The full event fee is immediately payable upon submission of the registration.

– Full payment is due 9 March 2016. *A payment receipt will only be provided upon request.

– If you cannot attend the event for which you have registered, please cancel it by 9 March 2016, 6:00pm.

– If you fail to notify us of your cancellation in a timely fashion, you will still be charged for the event fee.

– Payments are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organizer.

– When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled.

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