What attendees are saying
Through synergy, anything we do will be more effective and have bigger impact. This is one of the most important lessons of this pandemic. And we can apply this lesson in many other areas, including the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation. The key to BRI cooperation is synergy.
H.E. Ir. H. Joko Widodo, President, Republic of Indonesia
As the world faces the pandemic and its economic fallout, and we experience the transformative impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, there is a greater need for more regional and global cooperation, mainly in four areas: digital trade and governance, tackling the COVID pandemic, investment in green infrastructure and global supply chains.
Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
Hong Kong also has a defining role in the Belt and Road Initiative, as its primary platform. Building on its economic strengths and local talent, Hong Kong can connect the various Belt and Road partners, which includes assistance with Chinese investments in such overseas countries as Hungary.
Mr Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary
It is such an important Summit; we have a very good gathering of important people. HKTDC has not really skipped a bit in terms of promoting Hong Kong during the pandemic, organising Summit and seminars online. If you are wondering what Belt and Road and the Greater Bay Area are, you have no better resource than HKTDC.
Professor KC Chan, GBS, JP, Chairman, WeLab Bank; Senior Advisor of WeLab
I gained a lot from the Summit from fellow panel speakers. I could also learn from panels of other sessions. I would recommend more friends from insurance industry to attend the Summit next year.
Mr Chan Pui Leung, Chairman, Committee on Insurance, The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association; General Manager, China Taiping Insurance (HK) Company Limited
The Summit is very high level, very helpful in bringing information about high level political and economic development of the Belt and Road countries. This is the best event in terms of gaining a full understanding of Belt and Road development.
Mr Pang Yat Ting Dominic, Chairman, Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited
The Summit is a good exchange platform for SMEs, to learn what’s happening in the market and policy updates for business, I will come every year for the Summit.
Mr Dominic Tam, Executive Chairman and CEO, Combine Will International Holdings Limited
Attending the Summit allows me to hear and see something that I would not have thought of, for example UAE being the hub for going into Africa. Maybe we thought about it, but not really listening from a speaker. This kind of interaction is very important to allow me as an audience to have a wider perspective. This is a very very good way of having a hybrid model.
Mr Sunny Tan, Executive Vice President, Luen Thai Holdings Limited