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February 17, 2017

Penang Institute Invitation : One Belt, One Road -What’s in it for us?

Filed under: from the editor — mollyosc @ 6:24 am

PENANG INSTITUTE


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Invitation

ONE BELT, ONE ROAD : WHAT’S IN IT FOR US?

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Dear Friends,
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Penang Institute is proud to bring you a forum entitled One Belt, One Road – What’s In It For Us.
You are cordially invited to attend this seminar as scheduled below:-
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Date     : 25 February 2017 (Saturday)

Time    : 2.30pm – 4.30 (Registration start at 2.00pm)

Venue  : Conference Hall 1, Penang Institute

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DESCRIPTION

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Back in 2013, President Xi Jinping of People Republic of China (PRC) introduced his concept of ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR), or otherwise known as “Belt and Road” initiative. This initiative is derived from President Xi’s vision of an overland ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ and a ‘21st-Century Maritime Silk Road’. These are the two major routes along which China proposes to economically link Europe to China through countries across Eurasia and the Indian Ocean. The OBOR initiative also links to Africa and Oceania. In March 2015, the PRC issued an action plan for realising this initiative.The opportunities for countries along the ‘Belt and Road’ include large-scale developments in sectors such as infrastructure development, financial & professional services, e-commerce, cultural tourism & education, energy & resources, advanced manufacturing, and agriculture.However, there must be various questions that arise following the incident on 1 November 2016, when Malaysia signed 14 agreements with China amounting to RM 144 billion.Among others, what opportunities will be in store for Malaysian companies and individuals as a result of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative? What are the challenges? How do we prepare for these opportunities and challenges beforehand? Will Malaysians be confined to bilateral trade and investment with China? Will there be business opportunities of a multi-lateral or multi-national nature?Join us at this lecture to hear from the industrial economist, Dr Peter Thong, regarding his perspectives to some of the questions raised above.

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ABOUT  THE  SPEAKER  
 Dr. Peter Thong is an Old China Hand living and working in China for 30 years. He experienced the transformation of China from poverty to prosperity. He is a much sought after subject matter speaker on China business. He spoke in international conferences in Australia, Greater China, Malaysia, the Philippines, UK and USA.Peter Thong is a Director of China International Council for the Promotion of Multinational Corporations (CICPMC). He was formerly managing director of the British Centre comprising of China Britain Business Council and the British Chamber of Commerce in China.Peter was also the Chief Representative of Malaysia Rubber Export Promotion Council in China, providing market information and advising on matters related to access to the Chinese market for Malaysian rubber product manufacturers.
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FREE ADMISSION! Due to limited seats, registration is encouraged.
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Kindly register your interest at this link.
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Steven Sim
Director
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