Friday, 7 April 2017, Meeting Room S221, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Full day conference
Secretary for Development, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR
Ir Eric MA was appointed Secretary for Development on 13 February 2017.
He is an engineer by profession with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He is a fellow member of a number of professional bodies including the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportations, and the Institution of Structural Engineers, United Kingdom. He also served as Hong Kong Branch Chairman of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
Ir MA was appointed Under Secretary for Development on 6 January 2014, and Acting Secretary for Development on 16 January 2017. Before joining the Government, Ir MA held a number of senior positions in large consulting firms and contributed to the planning and implementation of various development projects in Hong Kong.
Vice Chairman, Shanghai Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
ZHOU Hanmin, Professor of Law, tutor of doctorate students, honorary doctor of law conferred by University of Liverpool of United Kingdom, currently serves as the Standing Committee Member of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Vice Chairman of China National Democratic Construction Association (CNDCA), Vice Chairman of Shanghai Committee of CPPCC, Chairman of Shanghai Committee of CNDCA, President of Shanghai Institute of Socialism. He is also the Chairman of the National Association of Vocational Education of China, Shanghai Branch, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Public Diplomacy Association, Vice President of Shanghai Outstanding Youth Federation, Vice President of Brand China Industry Union, and President of the World Economic Forum’s Regional Agenda Council on China.
He was a teacher in Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) from 1983 to 2000. He has ever served as the Vice President of SIFT and Dean of its Law School. From 2000 to 2003, he served as the Deputy Chief Commissioner of Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Government. In the year 2002, as the Chinese Delegate to BIE residing in Paris, France, he was fully engaged in the whole process of bidding for World Expo. 2010, Shanghai. From October 2003 to February 2009, he served as the Deputy Director General of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination. He served as the Deputy Director General of the Executive Committee of Expo 2010 Shanghai China from February 2009.
For the past three decades, Professor ZHOU has been devoting himself to the teaching and research of International Economic Law, International Trade Law, GATT/WTO, Sino-US Relations, the development and opening-up of Pudong New Area, and World Expositions. He also holds current positions, including Senior Consultant of China Society for WTO Studies, Vice-chairman of Law of WTO, China Law Society, Executive Director of China International Law Society, Executive Director of China Private International Law Society, Executive Director of Society of China International Economic Law, Vice President of Shanghai Society for Study of America, Honorary Chairman of International Law Association of Shanghai Law Society, Honorary Dean of Law School of SIFT. He is the Visiting Professor or Honored Professor in many famous universities, including Venice University of Italy, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Xiamen University, Tongji University, Dongbei University of Finance & Economics, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai University, Donghua University and also Shanghai University of Economics & Trade.
Professor ZHOU has chaired or participated in the editing of the following publications: Introduction to International Economic Law(1993), International Trade Law(1995), Survey of GATT(1993), Survey of WTO(1995), China’s Accession to WTO(2000) and its latest edition(2001)，Steps of Minds: Essays on China’s Regaining GATT and Entry into WTO(2002), In Tandem with WTO Rules: New Rules & Regulations on China’s Foreign Trade & Economy(2003), Foreign Trade Remedies and Investigation of China(2005), A Chinese-English-French Dictionary of Expo 2010(2008), Expo Participation of Regions in World Expositions(2009), Ten Years: Expo 2010 & Me(2011). Meanwhile, he has published more than 200 essays in the above-mentioned fields.
Deputy Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Mr Raymond YIP is the Deputy Executive Director, of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the statutory organisation responsible for promoting and developing Hong Kong's international trade in products and services.
Mr YIP has worked in a variety of positions and offices at the HKTDC, including in New York, Tokyo and London. His recent postings include: Director, Industry Promotion; Director, Exhibitions; Director, Information Service (E-commerce development); and Regional Director, Western Europe/Middle East and Africa (based in London).
In his present position, Mr YIP is responsible for the HKTDC’s marketing and external relations, as well as the organisation’s network of more than 40 offices worldwide. He also oversees promotion of product and service sectors, in addition to corporate marketing and communication.
Mr YIP graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with an honours degree in Business Administration. He attended the Columbia Senior Executive Programme in 2003, and holds a Graduate Professional Diploma in E-Business, awarded by Michigan State University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing of the UK.
Consul-General, Consulate General of Malaysia, Hong Kong
Mr TENGKU Sirajuzzaman is the current Consul-General of Malaysia for Hong Kong and Macau.
After graduating from the UK with a law degree, he at first worked at a computer company in Pahang, Malaysia at the early days of the personal Internet era. He still takes great pride in still being able to build together a personal computer from separate parts. After working in a legal firm and finding the repetitiveness of work in a small firm was not for him, he joined the civil service with encouragement from his late father.
2017 marks the 20th year the Consul-General have been in the civil service. In those 20 years he has spent half his time serving in Malaysia and the other half overseas at his various postings which have included the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong SAR. In his job he has been lucky enough to travel to far-flung places, including among others Khabarovsk in Siberia and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. All this was in the efforts in strengthening Malaysia’s relations with friendly nations.
In Malaysia he has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in various departments including being the desk officer for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the South Pacific islands. He was also in the Administration and Security Division and the Parliament and Corporate Affairs Division.
He has been in HKSAR since August 2014 and has seen increased interest in Malaysia especially with the Belt and Road initiative by China.
Apart from the normal diplomatic functions at the consulate, he is also tasked with managing the Malaysian Building in Wanchai. Apart from a few stories being used by the Malaysian Consulate and agencies, the other floors are rented out. This gives him a different and wider perspective to Hong Kong.
Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Hungary in Hong Kong and Macau
Dr Péter GARAI serves as Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Hungary in Hong Kong and Macau since 2015. During his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade he has covered a wide range of European Union affairs including Hungary’s EU Presidency in 2011. His public sector experience includes serving several years at the Constitutional Court of Hungary. He holds a law degree (dr. jur.) from Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Since 2010, Hungary has introduced a string of measures aimed at reshaping the country’s economy into an investment friendly environment. Building on the country’s strong traditions in education and innovation, changes to the tax, labour and incentive legislation as well as the government’s new strategy of strengthening economic ties with Asia are now bearing fruit. Learn more about Hungary, its participation in the Belt and Road initiative and how it has become a hub of Chinese investment in Central Eastern Europe.
Special Representative for China, The Institution of Civil Engineers
Ir Dr Douglas E OAKERVEE has had a distinguished career as a Civil Engineer and has vast experience of delivering major projects. These have included his role as Chief Tunnel Engineer of the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Authority, then Senior Resident Engineer and later Construction Manager for the tunnelled sections of the Railway in North Kowloon and the Tsuen Wan Extension. He went on to set up his own company, undertaking in Hong Kong the Tai Po Gas Reforming Works and associated submarine pipelines, the Eastern Harbour Crossing, and the Kwun Tong By-pass and in the UK in JV with the Babtie Group Ltd (now Jacobs) the Jubilee Line Extension from London Bridge to Waterloo including Southwark. In1991 he was appointed to the Hong Kong Airport Authority as Project Director and was wholly responsible for planning, design, procurement, and construction of the new Hong Kong International Airport on a man-made island in the South China Sea.
In the UK, he became Director of P&O’s London Gateway Port in 2004 and from December 2005 Executive Chairman of Crossrail Ltd, until his retirement in May 2009. In July 2009, he was appointed Chairman of Laing O’Rourke Construction (Hong Kong) Limited and in parallel was the Non-Executive Chairman of High Speed Two Limited (HS2) from April 2012 until December 2013.
In 2003 he was installed as The Institution of Civil Engineers’ 139th President and was awarded the Institution’s prestigious Gold Medal in 2008. He was until December 2010 Chairman of Engineers Against Poverty and in June 2011 was elected as the International President of the Lighthouse Club, the charity supporting the Construction Industry. He was awarded the OBE in 2000 and the CBE in 2010. In 2010 the was inducted into the HKIE “Hall of Fame” and in 2015 was elevated to Hon. Fellow in the Institution of Civil Engineers.
President, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ms Mabel CHAN is the Deputy Managing Partner and National Head, Outbound Market Development of Grant Thornton Hong Kong Limited.
She has over 20 years’ experience of providing assurance services to listed, international and private companies. She also has substantial experience in a wide range of services, including transaction support, IPO, risk management, internal audit, financial due diligence, business valuation, as well as forensic investigation.
She is the president of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a past president of the Society of Chinese Accountants and Auditors, a past president of the Association of Women Accountants (Hong Kong), a member of the Council of the Hong Kong Baptist University, a member of the Barristers Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, a member of the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee and a member of Appeal Panel (Housing). Besides, she is an accounting specialist appointed by Ministry of Finance of the PRC, and a vice president of Hong Kong China Chamber of Commerce.
She is also a member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of CPA Australia.
Vice-President, The Law Society of Hong Kong
Ms Melissa K PANG is the Vice-President of the Law Society of Hong Kong. She has been a Council Member of the Law Society since 2005, and currently serves as the Chairman of Greater China Legal Affairs Committee, Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Committee, and Consent Committee. She is a member of the Belt and Road Committee and several other committees overseeing compliance, developments in employment law, international relations, and community relations. Ms PANG has a strong interest in access to justice and led the setup of the Pro Bono Committee and the International Legal Affairs Committee in 2010. Ms PANG is also an Executive Committee Member of LAWASIA since 2012.
Ms PANG was qualified as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia, England and Wales, and Hong Kong. She is also a Notary Public, Civil Celebrant, accredited mediator and a China Appointed Attesting Officer. Ms PANG is a founding partner of Pang & Associates and has substantial experience in commercial and company litigations involving both local and international commercial disputes, corporate restructuring, employment disputes, and representing land developers in land related issues and disputes. Also, Ms PANG has wide spectrum of experiences on handling assets planning, probate, estate protection, and cross-border estate litigations.
For community work, Ms PANG is currently Chairman of the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education, Member of Legal Aid Services Council, Independent Police Compalints Council, Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries & Conditions of Service, and Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption. With her devotion on public services on various statutory and professional bodies, Ms PANG was awarded Medal of Honor and Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong by the Government of Hong Kong SAR.
Executive Vice President, Macao Association for Studies of the Belt and Road
Mr Antonio KUAN is a translation and legal expert, and fluent in Chinese, English and Portuguese languages. He was a former assistant commissioner against corruption, director of Anti Corruption Bureau and adviser of multiple government officials. He coordinated and participated in a number of legislative researches and drafting work as well as police working group.
He participated in meetings and works related to international organisations. He is also the first Chinese assessment team expert since 1999 from the Special Administrative Region of Macau on United Nation Anti Corruption Convention. He was invited as a member of Advisory Committee of Experts on the prevention of corruption in Guangdong Province, and participated as leader in Administrative appeal, Macau’s public servant asset declaration and disclosure system research.
He has taught successfully in different classes of different bachelor and master course of Faculty of Law of Macau University, and judicial training center as well as many other public and private institutions as training instructors, with a lot of legal textbook translated and academic articles published, in which he received numerous awards.
General Manager, China Aerospace Science & Technology Consulting Co Ltd
Ms WANG Li has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Engineering in Aeronautical and Astronautical Science & Technology, and the EMBA from China-Europe International Business School. She has been working as research fellow in Beijing Institute of Tracking and Telecommunications Technology, followed by Vice President of China Spacesat Co Ltd. Currently she is the General Manager of China Aerospace Science & Technology Consulting Corp as well as Director of the International Cooperation Center of China Satellite Navigation Office.
Ms WANG has been engaged in overall technology of space engineering, satellite application industry research and promotion, and consulting in international space cooperation for a long period of time. She has been involved in drafting multiple governmental plans, e.g. “National medium and long term development program on satellite navigation industry” and “National medium and long term development program on civil space fundamental facility”.
Ms WANG established the Aerospace Internationalisation Forum in 2013, which has been successfully held in the past four consecutive years. In the forum, Ms WANG proposed to build a “Space-based Silk Road” to support the “Belt and Road” initiative. The book series based on the forum under her general editorship attracted considerable attention and recognition from the community. Ms WANG received National Science and Technology Progress Award (First Class) and several prizes for science and technology at Ministry level.
Senior Project Manager, MCC Overseas Hong Kong Limited
Mr FONG Shun Yiu, a Senior Project Manager for MCC Overseas Hong Kong Limited, holds Master degrees of Engineering Management. He is a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Member of The Chartered Institute of Building, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and Senior Construction Engineer of China.
He has extensive experience in real estate and project management. Prior to joining China Metallurgical Overseas, he had worked in a number of prestigious institutions, including Wharf Holdings, Hong Kong Industrial Group and Chevalier Group, and engaged in estate development and construction projects for more than 20 years.