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30 November 2016

One Belt One Road and a Prosperous Africa (OBORPA)

Date: 30 November 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Room 4.36, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.

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China has formulated the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) framework with a view to ensure economic development by integrating a number of countries in Asia, Africa and Europe through two main components, the land-based "Silk Road Economic Belt" (SREB) and oceangoing "Maritime Silk Road" (MSR) to which the Indian Ocean and the South China Seas are central. The Seminar will focus on opening a dialogue on how greater synergy can be achieved between the Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the OBOR and Hong Kong’s role as a platform for financing of infrastructure projects and its related financial services.

Thematic Discussions
- People to people connections, infrastructure investments, agricultural potential and greater synergy with Agenda 2063 of the African Union
- Educational collaboration, cultural exchanges, science and technology cooperation and innovation are central pillars of collective development. Infrastructure development and Maritime connectivity being areas of growth.

08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:07 Welcome Reamrks by Consul-General of South Africa, Mrs Phumelele Gwala
09:07 - 09:15 Welcome Remarks (HKU) tbc
09:15 - 09:45 Session 1: Mr Jacque De Vos, Investec
09:45 - 10:15 Session 2: Ms Pansy Yau, Deputy Director of Research, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee/Tea Break
10:30 - 11:00 Session 3: Mr CL Wang, Chairman of the China League International National Group. Hong Kong Maritime Research Centre
11:00-11:45 Panel Discussion

- Mr Duke Malan, Vice President of FleishmanHillard Hong Kong
- Dr F Tesfaye, Africa Studies Program HKU
- Ms Pansy Yau, HKTDC
- Mr CL Wang, Hong Kong Maritime Research Centre

11:45 - 12:30 Networking Lunch

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