Speakers

DR. JONATHAN CHOI

Co-Chairman, WCES
Chairman, Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Sunwah Group


SPEAKING SESSIONS

Day 1 – 13 Nov 2017

Welcome Speeches | 9.00 am - 9.20 am

SESSION ONE: The New Geopolitics: The Role of China in an Uncertain World | 10.50 am - 12.30 pm


Dr. Jonathan K S Choi is Chairman of the Hong Kong-based Sunwah Group, Chairman of the Toronto-listed Sunwah International Limited, Chairman of the Hong Kong-listed Sunwah Kingsway Capital Group and Chairman of VinaCapital Group of Vietnam. Established in 1957, Sunwah’s business now covers seven principal areas: Seafood & Foodstuff, Real Estate, Financial Services, Technology, Media, Infrastructure and Education and training. Activities extend deep into Mainland China as well as to the environs of Macau, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore, Japan and across the oceans to Canada, the United States and Australia.

Dr Choi is active in community and international affairs which is evident in the wide range of public positions he holds. These mainly include: Deputy Director of the Committee for Education, Science, Culture, Health and Sports of the National Committee of CPPCC of the PRC; Hong Kong, China's representative to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council and Co-chair of ABAC Regional Economic Integration Working Group; Co-chair of SME Development Taskforce of B20 2016 Host Committee; Executive Director of China Overseas Friendship Association; Standing Committee Member of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce; Co-Chair of the Belt & Road Industrial and Commercial Alliance (BRICA); Council member of The Economic Development Commission of HKGSAR; Chairman of the Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce; Council Member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council; Chairman of the Small and Medium Enterprises Committee of HKSAR; Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong - Vietnam Chamber of Commerce; Founding Chairman of Hong Kong - Korea Business Council and Chairman of the China Hong Kong Israel Technology Cooperation and Promotion Center etc.

In 2015, Dr. Choi was conferred the ‘Friendship Order’ by the President of Vietnam and became an Honorary Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion for Korea respectively. In February 2017, Dr. Choi was conferred the ‘Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of France’ by the French Government. Dr. Choi has been awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) and Justice of the Peace (JP) by the HKSAR Government for his meritorious public and community service.