China-Hong Kong-Canada Infrastructure and Construction Symposium

HKTDC SME Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong View in Google Maps

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13 September 2019
8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. Local time

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Canada is one of the world's leading infrastructure markets, with numerous government agencies using tried-and-true Public Private Partnership (PPP) policies and methodologies to attract investment from around the world.

China plays a critical role in the development of infrastructure across Asia and around the world through large-scale project development, active strategic investment and critical involvement in government lead procurements worldwide.

The clarity, predictability and attractiveness of Canadian PPP processes helps to drive down costs, improve project outcome certainty and improve investment attractiveness for key global players. The scale and vision of China’s Belt and Road initiative, its investment in AIIB and its commitment to international market integration through infrastructure project development make China and Asia one of the most exciting places for infrastructure investment. 

This China-Hong Kong-Canada BRI Infrastructure and Construction seminar will look at key developments and emerging opportunities evolving in Canada and examine possible opportunities for continued collaboration, investment and cooperation amongst China, Hong Kong, Canada and other economies.

Please join senior representatives from the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao, the Institution of Public Private Partnerships (Hong Kong), the Government of Alberta, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and Gowling WLG and other global infrastructure thought leaders for a half-day of learning, discussion and analysis.

Registration is complimentary but space is limited. Please RSVP early to reserve your spot.


Time Speaker & Subject
8:45-9:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
9:00-9:05 a.m. Introduction to the day Thomas J. Timmins, Partner, Gowling WLG
9:05-9:15 a.m. Welcoming remarks Jeff Nankivell, Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao
9:15-9:40 a.m. Emerging opportunities in Canadian markets & invitation to the CCPPP Conference Thomas J. Timmins, Partner, Gowling WLG 
9:40-10:20 a.m. Root Causes of Conflict and Conflict Resolution Mechanisms in Public-Private Partnerships: Lessons Learnt from some Belt and Road Countries Professor Albert PC Chan, Head of Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
& A
10:20-10:40 a.m. Coffee break
10:40-11:20 a.m. Deep dive: Why projects stumble Thomas J. Timmins & Luc Lissoir, Partners, Gowling WLG
11:20-11:35 a.m. The new Alberta Government's "Open for Business" approach to Asian investment Ron Hoffman, Alberta Senior Representative for the Asia Pacific Basin
11:35-11:50 a.m. Q & A
11:50-12:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks – Canadian Resources Available in Hong Kong to Help Make Your BRI PPP Project a Success Sophia Chan-Combrink, Executive Director, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
12:00 p.m. Adjournment of Seminar




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