PROGRAMME

AGENDA

Day 1 – 13 Nov 2017

  • 8.15 am - 9.00 am
  • Arrival and Registration
  • 9.00 am - 9.20 am
  • Welcome Speeches

TAN SRI DATO’ DR. MICHAEL YEOH
Chairman, WCES & CEO, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI)
MR. VINCENT LO
Co-Chairman, WCES
Chairman, Hong Kong Trade and Development Council
Chairman, Shui On Group
DR. JONATHAN CHOI
Co-Chairman, WCES
Chairman, Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Sunwah Group
  • 9.20 am - 9.35 am
  • Special Address

THE HON. DATO’ SRI LIOW TIONG LAI
Minister of Transport, Malaysia and Honorary Adviser to WCES
  • 9.35 am - 9.50 am
  • Special Address

  • 9.50 am - 10.00 am
  • Special Address

H.E. XIE FENG
Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • 10.00 am - 10.20 am
  • Opening Address

THE HON. MRS. CARRIE LAM CHENG YUET NGOR, GBM, GBS, JP
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • 10.20 am - 10.25 am
  • Presentation of Memento by Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah AO, Chairman, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institue (ASLI)
  • 10.25 am - 10.30 am
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • 10.30 am - 10.50 am
  • Morning Refreshments
  • 10.50 am - 12.30 pm
  • SESSION ONE: The New Geopolitics: The Role of China in an Uncertain World

2016 has been a year of surprises and uncertainties with Brexit and the election of President Trump which has increased global political risk. Trump's elections will usher in a period of uncertainty regarding US policies in Asia-Pacific. How will the Trump presidency impact on China-US relations and on Asia? How will increased geopolitical risks impact on Asian business? What are the major risks to factor into business planning and strategic decisions? What are the major geopolitical trends to look out for? What will be China's strategic role in the new geopolitical order?

Panelists

THE RT. HON. LORD JONATHAN MARLAND
Chairman, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council
Former UK Minister of Energy and Climate Change
Former Prime Minister’s Special Trade Envoy UK
DR. JONATHAN CHOI
Co-Chairman, WCES
Chairman, Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Sunwah Group
MR. CLYDE PRESTOWITZ
President, The Economic Strategy Institute, Washington D.C.
PROF. DR. XIANG BING
Founding Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Beijing
MR. SUDHEENDRA KULKARNI
Chairman, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai
H.E. BARON VON PFETTEN-ISEUX
President, Institute for East-West Strategic Studies, U.K.
Former UN Ambassador and Member of Parliament
DR. JIN PARK
Chairman, Asia Future Institute
Former Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee National Assembly of Korea
Former Presidential Press Secretary
MR. CEDRIK NEIKE
Board Member, Siemens AG
MR. NAOKI TANAKA
President, Center for International Public Policy Studies, Japan
PROF DR. DIN SYAMSUDDIN
Chairman, Center for Dialogue and Cooperation Among Civilisations
MR STEVE HOWARD
Secretary-General, The Global Foundation, Australia

Moderator

MR. RONNIE CHAN
Chairman, Hung Lung Group & Asia Society

Co-Moderator

DR. TIM SUMMERS
Senior Consulting Fellow (Asia), Chatham House
  • 12.30 pm - 2.00 pm
  • Lunch (Hosted by Invest Hong Kong) & Special Luncheon Address: Maritime Silk Road - Succeeding in the New Model of Cooperation Between China, Hong Kong & ASEAN

Welcome Speech & Special Presentation

DR JIMMY CHIANG
Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Special Address

H.E. LINDA DESSAU, AC
Governor of Victoria
H.E. GENERAL PERVEZ MUSHARRAF
Former President of Pakistan
  • 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
  • SESSION TWO : Regionalisation and Geo-economics: Making Regional Economic Integration Succeed: Challenges & Opportunities

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is expected to be concluded by the end of 2017. How will RCEP drives growth in East Asia with the demise of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement? Will the China initiated Free Trade Agreement for Asia Pacific (FTAAP) replace the TPP? What is the future of globalization and regional integration? How can the benefits of globalization and regionalization be better explained to gain greater public support? What will be the future regional economic architecture? What will China's role be? Where are the opportunities for business?

Panelists

MR. ZHOU LI
Editorial Board Member, China Daily Group
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, China Daily Asia Pacific
DR. YAN LIJIN
President, Centre for Law and Globalization, Beijing
Co-Chairman, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Council
DR. WANG HAIFENG
Director, International Trade and Investment, Institute for International Economic Research, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
MR. ANDREW WEIR
Chairman, Pacific Basin Economic Council
Regional Managing Partner, KPMG
MR. BUNDIT LIMSCHOON
Secretary-General, Asia Cooperation Dialogue, Kuwait
AMBASSADOR DELIA ALBERT
Former Foreign Secretary of the Philippines
Senior Adviser, SGV & Co, Philippines
DR. GUO WANDA
Executive Vice President of China Development Institute (CDI)
Vice Chairman of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong & Macau Studies
PROF. DENIS GALLIGAN
Director, OBOR Institute, Oxford University, U.K.
MR. JOSE LUIS U. YULO, JR.
President, Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Island
PROF. DATO’ DR. CHIN YEW SIN
Chairman, One Belt One Road Strategy /
Research College, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
DR. MERUERT MAKHMUTOVA
Director, Public Policy Research Center, Republic of Kazakhstan
MR ATAUR RAHMAN
Secretary-General, ICC Bangladesh

Moderator

TAN SRI DATO’ DR. MICHAEL YEOH
Chairman, WCES & CEO, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI)

Co-Moderator

  • 3.30 pm - 4.45 pm
  • Parallel Session A: Urbanization, Smart Cities and Innovation in Property Development: Regional Trends and Opportunities

Rapid urbanization in China and across Asia is accelerating property development. There is growing concern of rising property prices and whether there will be property bubble in China and some Asian cities going forward? What are the future trends and risks? How will smart cities and innovations enhance the quality of living for the urban population?

Panelists

DR. WILFRED WONG
President, Sands China Ltd
Former Chairman, Pacific Basin Economic Council
TAN SRI LEE KIM YEW
Chairman, Country Heights Group
DATUK SERI MOHAMED IQBAL
Deputy Chairman of Farlim Holding Ltd, the developer of the ASEAN International Eco City in Shandong Province, PRC and Deputy President of China ASEAN Business Association
CR. CRAIG CHUNG
Councillor, City of Sydney Council
MR. EDMOND YEO
Chairman, China Information & Advice Centre, London
Former Councillor, London
MR. TAN SEIN-WAY
Chairman & CEO, Green World City Organization, Sydney
MR. NG KOK SIONG
Chief Executive Officer, Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Development Co. Ltd.
MS. ROSANA WONG
Executive Director, Yau Lee Holdings Limited
MR ATAUR RAHMAN
Secretary-General, ICC Bangladesh

Moderator

DATO’ SRI DAVID YEAT
Chairman, GD Holdings
  • 3.30 pm - 4.45 pm
  • Parallel Session B: Digital Disruption and the Digital Economy: Benefitting From the e-Commerce Wave

China is a leading player in the digital economy with the rapid growth of Alibaba and Tencent. The digital economy will transform nations and accelerate the fourth industrial revolution. E-commerce has made online shopping more popular and trendier than shopping in malls. What is the future of e-commerce? Where are new opportunities in the digital economy? How will the digital disruption impact on brick and mortar business? Where are the opportunities for collaboration with China technology companies?

Panelists

MR. GOH PENG OOI
Executive Chairman, Silverlake Group
MR STEVEN WANG
Vice President, Didi Chuxing
MS. HELENA PHUA
Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, The New York Times
CR. PHILIP LE LIU
Councillor, City of Melbourne
DR. GIOVANNI BUTERA
Managing Director, Nixora Group, Melbourne
DATO’ CHEVY BEH
Founder & CEO, BookDoc
MR. EETU KUNEINEN
Director of Technology Strategy at Bank of Asia
MS NG YEEN SEEN
Chief Executive officer, Center for Research, Advisory & Technology

Moderator

PROF. EDWARD CHEN KWAN YIU
President, Qianhai Institute for Innovation Research, Hong Kong
  • 3.30 pm - 4.45 pm
  • Parallel Session C: Logistics and Supply Chain: Enhancing and Innovating Connectivity Between China, Hong Kong and ASEAN

The Global Supply Chain will enhance connectivity between China, Asia and Europe. The Belt and Road initiative will develop transport connectivity by rail, road, sea and air. China is a major player in ASEAN's transport connectivity, particularly in the construction of ports and high speed rail links. How will these benefit business? Where are the growth opportunities in the infrastructure development and transport connectivity?

Panelists

TAN SRI DAVID CHIU
Chairman, Far East Consortium International Ltd.
MR. RAYMOND YIP
Deputy Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
MR. GERRY YIM
Chief Executive Officer, Hutchison Port Holdings Trust
MS. PAMELA MAR
Director – Sustainability, Fung Academy
PROF. GUILLERMO GALLEGO
Department Head & Chair Professor of Industrial Engineering & Logistics Management, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and Crown Worldwide Professor of Engineering
DATUK M. SUPPERAMANIAM
Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Former Ambassador to WTO
MR ALEXANDER WAN
Senior Advisor, China Daily Asia Pacifc / President, China CEO Roundtable

Moderator

  • 3.30 pm - 4.45 pm
  • Parallel Session D: Law and Investment on One Belt One Road and China's Outward Investment Strategy: Implications and Issues for Belt and Road Countries

China has become a major investor in USA, Europe, Australia and the ASEAN countries. Hong Kong has also benefited substantially from China’s outbound investments. What are new trends and factors in China’s outbound investment strategy? How will the Belt and Road countries benefit?

“One Belt One Road” is one of the significant strategies of Chinese economic development. Throughout promoting bilateral and multilateral cooperation, we can build up a brand new relationship with most countries and regions along the routes including political trust, economic integration, cultural blending. China and other countries are willing to become one community of common destiny.

There is a need to guarantee that market participants shall be treated equally under the One Belt One Road initiative. Also there is a need to ensure free flow of capital, talent and technology with adequate supervision and protection of law in different countries and regions covered by the Belt and Road.

Panelists

DR. WANG HUIYAO
Councillor to State Council of China
President, Centre for China & Globalization
MR. WILLIAM LYE, OAM
Barrister at Law / National Vice President, Asian Australian Lawyers Association / Chair, Asia Practice Section, Commercial Bar Association of Victoria / Australia Day Ambassador / Past President, Chinese Professional Business Association
PROF. YING YU
Research Fellow in Law, Justice and Society, Wolfson College
Deputy Director, One Belt One Road (OBOR) Institute, Oxford University, UK
MR. BEN SIMPFENDORFER
Founder and CEO of Silk Road Associates
MR. HANNES MEISSNER
Senior Researcher and Lecturer in the Competence Centre for Black Sea Region Studies at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna and a lecturer at the University of Vienna
MR. SYED MUNIR KHASRU
Chairman, The Institute for Policy, Advocacy and Governance (IPAG)
MR. DAVID MORRIS
Chief Representative, Pacific Islands Forum (China) Trade Commissioner,
Pacific Islands Trade & Investment Commission
MR. JOHNSON CHNG
Partner, Silk Road Finance Corporation Ltd

Moderator

DR. YAN LIJIN
President, Centre for Law and Globalization, Beijing
Co-Chairman, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Council
  • 4.45 pm - 6.15 pm
  • SESSION THREE: Entrepreneurship and the Global Chinese Diaspora – Enhancing Connectivity, Strengthening Business Relationship

At the 6th WCES held in Chongqing, China the Vice-President of PRC Li Yuanchao revealed that 60% of investment into China comes from the Global Chinese Diaspora. How can the Global Chinese Diaspora contribute to economic development? How to better connect with the Global Chinese Diaspora? What are the trends in entrepreneurship?

Panelists

TAN SRI LIM GAIT TONG
Oversea Advisor of the ALL-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese and Hononary Chairman of the World Lin's Association
PROF. ON KIT TAM
Vice President, Australia-China Business Council
MR. MARTY MEI
Multicultural Affairs Adviser to Premier of Victoria
MS. KAREN TANG
Executive Director, The Better Hong Kong Foundation
MR. CHARLES TANG
President, Brazil China Chamber of Commerce
MS. DIANA CHOU
Chairman, L’Voyage Limited, Hong Kong
MR. CHIEW KOK PENG
Chairman, Zhongchuan Dongli (Beijing) Media Co. Ltd.
Secretary-General, One Belt One Road Economic Friendship Association
MR. GEORGE YUEN
Independent Director, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd

Moderator

PROF. DR. KRIENGSAK CHAREONWONGSAK
President, Institute of Future Studies for Development
Former Member of Parliament and Adviser to Prime Minister of Thailand
  • 6.15 pm - 6.30 pm
  • Closing Address

HON. EDWARD YAU
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • 6.30 pm
  • Afternoon Refreshments / End of Day 1 Summit
  • 6.45 pm - 10.00 pm
  • Patron's Dinner and Award Presentation Ceremony
  • 6.45 pm
  • Arrrival of Participants and VIP Guests
  • 7.40 pm
  • Welcome Speech
  • 8.00 pm
  • Keynote Address
  • 8.05 pm
  • Dinner commences
  • 9.00 pm
  • Presentation of World Chinese Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 9.25 pm
  • Acceptance Speech
  • HON. C.Y. LEUNG
    Vice Chairman, China People's Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC)
    Former Chief Executive of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • 9.35 pm
  • Introduction of WCES Special Benevolent Awards by Patron WCES
  • 9.40 pm
  • Presentation of WCES Special Benevolent Awards
  • 9.45 pm
  • Special Address
  • 10.00 pm
  • End of Dinner

Day 2 – 14 Nov 2017

  • 9.00 am
  • Opening Address

HH PRINCE ZAIN ABIDIN
President, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)
  • 9.15 am - 12.00 pm
  • PARALLEL WORKING / SESSIONS - WCES Young Entrepreneurs Roundtable

This roundtable will gather young entrepreneurs from China and the region to discuss ideas and share experiences and develop networking. The session will also discuss family business and succession planning and how to succeed in global entrepreneurship

Panelists

MR. ZHANG CHUNHUI
Chairman & President Beijing Carsmart Technology Co. Ltd.
MR. CHHEANG VANNARITH
Co-Founder and Chairman, Cambodian Institute for Strategic Studies
MR. CHANDRAN NAIR
Founder & CEO, Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT)
MR. EHON CHAN
Executive Director, ASEAN Centre of Entrepreneurship and Community & Outreach,
Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity (MAGIC)
MR. JASON MA
Founder, CEO & Chief Mentor, ThreeEQ Inc., USA
MR BUDDHI PRASAD SHARMA
General-Secretary/Chief Researcher, Nepal-China Dialogue and Development Forum (NCDDF)
DATO’ HENRY GOH
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, MACROKIOSK Group of Companies
MR CH’NG HUCK THENG
President, CHTNetwork
MR STANLEY LOH
Chief Executive Officer, World Capacity Builders
DR MABEL MIAO
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY GENERAL, CENTER FOR CHINA & GLOBALIZATION (CGG), CHINA
MR MICHAEL A. JOHNSON
Chief Executive Officer, Kokoda Capital Group, Australia
MR XIE CHUNYU
Chairman of the board of Dalian Huaji Holding

Moderators

DATO’ SRI DAVID YEAT
Chairman, GD Holdings
  • 9.15 am - 12.00 pm
  • PARALLEL WORKING / SESSIONS - WCES Woman Entrepreneurs Roundtable

This roundtable will promote interaction and networking amongst women entrepreneurs and share success stories and lessons to be learnt. It will also promote and develop women Entrepreneurship Skills and knowledge

Panelists

MS. S. ALICE MONG
Executive Director, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre
MS. DEBORAH BIBER
Director-General, Pacific Basin Economic Council, Hong Kong
DR. MERUERT MAKHMUTOVA
Director, Public Policy Research Center, Republic of Kazakhstan
DATO’ SERI OOI CHEAN SEE
Conductor (Music)
Former Tourism Ambassador Malaysia to Germany
MS. PENNY LOW
Founder & President, Social Innovation Park, Singapore
MS. LYDIA KULIK
Managing Director, Business Council for Cooperation with Malaysia (Moscow, Russia)
Former Vice President, SUN Group, India
MS ALICE MEISSNER
Attorney-at-Law / Senior Manager, SCWP Schindhelm
MS FIONE TAN
Co-founder & CEO, 28Mall.com
MS HELEN TSE
Partner, Clarke Willmott Solicitors, London

Moderator

DATO’ DR. JANNIE CHAN
Chairman, Save our Planet Investments, Singapore
Founder, The Hour Glass
  • 12.00pm
  • End of Summit

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