Public seminar by Mr CL Wang on the Outlook of HK Maritime Industry- 2 March 2017

Public Seminar on “The Outlook of Hong Kong Maritime Industry under the Belt and Road Initiative” by Mr CL Wang

Date: 2 March 2017 (Thursday)
Venue: HKUST Business School Central, 15/F Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
Language: Putonghua
Admission: Free of charge

Time (PM) / Programme:
2:00 Registration
2:30 Public seminar by Mr CL Wang
3:15 Q & A session (Putonghua / English)
3:45 Refreshments
4:00 End of Function

Hong Kong is the 8th largest trading economy in the world with its thriving international trade and an efficient port. Hong
Kong is also the 4th largest shipping register in the world after Panama, Liberia and the Marshall Islands. Recently, Hong
Kong appears to be losing out to other Asian ports as reflected in declining international ranking in container throughput
handled. How can Hong Kong capitalize on the new opportunities under the “Belt and Road Initiative”, leveraging its own
advantages as an international shipping centre?

In the face of weak global trade, slowdown in China’s economic growth and difficulties in the shipping industry, how can
Hong Kong’s maritime services sector meet these challenges? How can the shipping and logistics industries take
advantages of the “Belt and Road Initiative”?

Mr CL Wang, Advisor of Maritime Silk Road Society and Managing Director of Hong Kong Maritime Research Centre, will
conduct a public seminar on “The Outlook of Hong Kong Maritime Industry under the Belt and Road Initiative” to share his
in-depth analysis and timely suggestions for embracing the challenges and the new opportunities of the “Belt and Road