Forum on "Belt and Road: Risks and Rewards"

Date: 20 Oct 2016
Location: Beijing Exhibition Center (Lecture Hall)

CGA hosts forum on “Belt and Road: Risks and Rewards”

CGA had been successfully hosting a forum at the China Overseas Investment Fair (COIFAIR):

Why attend?

  • Unique opportunity to learn about the relatively unexplored topic of political risk in the context of China’s infrastructure investments.
  • Invited speakers include senior executives from:
    • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, China Development Bank, other leading financial institutions
    • Official partner of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    • Pioneering Chinese state-owned enterprises and private sector investors

Read about previous CGA Forums at the COIFAIR: 2015, 2014, 2013.


  • 13:30 - 14:00  Registration
  • 14:00 - 14:10  Welcome Remarks
    • Jesse T H Chang, Managing Partner, TransAsia Lawyers & Founder & CEO,
  • 14:10-14:40  Tools serving the OBOR – Political Risk Insurance,Green Infrastructure Finance Accreditation (view the speech)
    • Zheng Xiaoping, Director, China Multilateral Investment Advisors Limited
  • 14:40-15:00  The Importance of Compliance with Immigration Laws and the Risks of Non-Compliance (view the speech)
    • Nadine Goldfoot, Partner, Fragomen Worldwide
  • 15:00-15:15  How to Navigate the United Sates Government Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) Review Process (view the speech)
    • Violet Ho, Senior Managing Director, Greater China - Investigations and Disputes, Kroll
  • 15:15-15:30  Managing "China Going Abroad" Risks (view the speech)
    • Yangchew Ooi, Managing Director, Crowe Horwath Global Risk Consulting
  • 15:30-16:15  Panel Discussion: Political Risks & Business Opportunities
    • Moderators
      • Jesse T H Chang
      • Zheng Xiaoping
    • Panelists
      • He Zhenwei, Secretary General, China Overseas Development Association
      • H.E.Zsolt Csutora, Deputy Minister of State for the Opening to the East, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
      • H.E. Soegeng Rahardjo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the People’s Republic of China
      • Rabko Yuri Pavlovich, Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of Belarus in China
  • 16:15-16:30  Travels on the Silk Road
    • Michael Yamashita, Renowned international National Geographic photographer
  • 16:30 - 17:00  Q&A Panel

What is the COIFAIR?

  • A 2-day annual event organized by the China Overseas Development Association (under the National Development & Reform Commission) and the China Development Bank.
  • A series of seminars and workshops alongside an exhibition for companies and government investment agencies.
  • Attended by over 5,000 delegates from China and around the world.
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