Conference - Belt & Road: Towards a new world order - How to be involved? How to benefit from it and what are the risks?

November 20, 2017


The countries of Europe & China are increasingly integrating together economically, logistically and politically via China's Belt & Road initiative. 

China’s Belt and Road (B&R) initiative is a global connectivity program of USD 1 trillion or more, focused on infrastructure development across East and Central Asia, the subcontinent, Africa and Europe, encompassing 68 countries. It goes beyond roads and ports, to include airports, power plants, pipelines, waste and water management facilities and telecommunications. It will have an impact on a population of about 4.4 billion and one third of the global economy. Foreign companies based in China wonder how to be involved in this unprecedented scale project. Join us for a joint chambers seminar organized by French Chamber of Commerce, BenCham (the Benelux Chamber of Commerce) and PwC. 



8:00 - 8:30: Registration
8:30 - 9:00: Belt & Road: What is about? A global Game changer by Gabriel Wong.
9:00 - 9:30: Belt & Road: Strategies for MNCs by David Wijeratne.
9:30 - 10:00: Q&A

PwC Innovation Centre
Unit W18, 3/F, 168 Hu Bin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai



Mr. Gabriel Wong
Partner – Corporate Finance
PwC China Corporate Finance Leader

One Belt One Road Leader

With 26-years of corporate finance experience, Gabriel heads the PwC China Corporate Finance. Gabriel is also the One Belt One Road Leader responsible to develop and execute PwC’s strategy for this China Country’s initiative.
Since 1991, Gabriel has been working in China in international consulting firm, renowned MNCs and investment bank including Arthur Andersen, Anheuser Busch, BNP Peregrine, Chinadotcom Corp.
Gabriel was awarded “The Best Corporate Finance Advisory Service" by China M&A Association in 2009 and 2013, and he won the “Deal of the Year” award in 2016 and he is now the sub-committee member of China M&A Association.
Gabriel received his MBA from Warwick Business School of UK and is a Fellow member of ACCA.


David Wijeratre
PwC Partner (Singapore) 
Growth Markets Centre Lead 

David leads PwC’s Growth Markets Centre, which is a global team focused on supporting companies enter and expand into the growth markets. This team brings companies the full benefit of PwC’s global expertise, including Strategy, Operations, Deals, Talent and Tax, to support them successfully navigate these volatile markets throughout their growth markets journey.
David has over 16 years global experience in Management Consulting, Sales and Marketing, having previously worked with leading firms such as ICI and Accenture, before joining PwC.
His international experience includes several years living and working with companies in Japan, Europe, Middle East, India and most recently Singapore.
In his previous role, he led PwC’s Indian market entry initiatives, working with global clients to assist them in assessing and identifying growth opportunities within their respective industries in the Indian market.
David and his team publishes regular reports and points of view about the growth markets which can be accessed via




Date: Monday 20th of November 2017
Time: From 8:00 am to 10:00 am
PwC Innovation Centre
Unit W18, 3/F, 168 Hu Bin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Language: English



Reserved to CCI France Chine's Members: Free


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