Hosted by China Business Committee
& Infrastructure and Construction CommitteeThe Greater Bay Area: Power Shift in the Making
The “Greater Bay Area” plan links nine mainland cities and two special administrative regions spanning the Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macau region. The GBA aims to create a world-class metropolitan cluster as part of an advanced economic area that will play a core role in promoting connectivity to economies along the countries that make up the Belt and Road Initiative.To kick-start our GBA delegation series, AmCham HK is organizing a two-day study mission to Guangzhou & Shenzhen, to meet with government officials and business leaders, and explore opportunities in the infrastructure and technology sectors.
One of the key objectives of the GBA is to build a “one-hour living circle” through continuous improvement in the transportation network; infrastructure is key to build greater connectivity of the GBA.A Tale of Two Cities…
Guangzhou: The capital of Guangdong province is the economic center of the Pearl River Delta and one of China’s main commercial and trading hubs. Guangzhou’s sophisticated infrastructure system includes an extensive network of expressways and railroads that connects the city nationwide and transports about 540 million tons of cargo each year. Completion of the fourth and fifth runways at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is expected to expand its capacity to 80 million passengers by 2020. Guangzhou Metro, the third-largest city transit system in China, opened four new lines in December 2017 comprising 11 stations.
Shenzhen: The home of tech giants Tencent and Huawei and one of China’s most important R&D and manufacturing centers, this former fishing village bordering Hong Kong was transformed into today’s bustling metropolis after it was chosen as the nation’s first Special Economic Zone in 1978. In 2016, Shenzhen recorded China’s highest GDP per capita (RMB 167,411). As the GBA initiative unfolds, Shenzhen’s role as a pioneer high-tech hub will help turn the region into a center of advanced manufacturing and innovation.
Designated Hotel: LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou (广州花园酒店)
For those who will stay at the designated hotel, you are entitled to a special rate of RMB 800 per room per night (inclusive of one buffet breakfast, 16.6% service charge and tax) offered by LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou.Who Should Participate in the Delegation? Senior executives of industries including but not limited to the following:
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