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Deloitte and CXOs explore Greater Bay Area opportunities

On 5 February 2018, Deloitte China hosted a Greater Bay Area Forum titled "From 'World Factory' to World-class Metropolitan Area'".

Dennis Chow, Southern Region Managing Partner, delivered a welcome address wherein he thanked fellow guests, including Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary HKSAR, Wang Wei, Member of the Standing Committee of Heyuan Municipal Committee of CPC, Deputy Major of Heyuan, and Deputy Secretary-General of Shenzhen Municipal Government, and Li Jing-jing, Deputy Director, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Division of United Front Work Department of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee. Afterwards, the Financial Secretary gave an opening speech wherein he emphasized Hong Kong's unique competitive edge in supporting and benefiting from the development of the Greater Bay Area.

The two panel discussions focused on the role of the Greater Bay Area under the 'Belt and Road Initiative', and the impact the Greater Bay Area initiative will bring to talents, technology and financial services. The panels were respectively hosted by Norman Sze, Deloitte China Northern Region Managing Partner and National Leader of Government Affairs Unit, and Yvonne Law, CXO Program Senior Advisor.

Sitao Xu, Chief Economist & Partner, chaired the panel of the keynote symposium. Guest speakers included Li Guiping, Managing Director of China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd., Cui Li, Chief Economist and Head of Macroeconomic Research of CCB International, as well as Shen Gaoming, Chief Economist and Managing Director, GF Securities. They shared their views on the competitive strengths and relative challenges of the Greater Bay Area compared to other world-class metropolitan regions.

To round off the conference, William Chou, CXO Program National Managing Partner, gave a closing speech where he thanked all the guests for attending.

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