Driving commercial and political engagement between Asia, the Middle East and Europe

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    Carrie Lam will explain how Hong Kong fits into Belt and Road initiative

    The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road, also known as the Belt and Road initiative, focus on connectivity and cooperation among up to 60 countries. Hong Kong benefits from its strategic location at China’s doorstep and it is close to the Pearl River Delta. How can Hong Kong capitalise on the opportunities offered by the Belt and Road initiative? The Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam will discuss this and the opportunities it offers for UK companies with Asia House corporate members.

    The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS, JP

    Carrie Lam, 59, joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in August 1980 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2006. She became a Principal Official in 2007 when she was appointed Secretary for Development. During her 27 years as an Administrative Officer, Mrs Lam served in various bureaux and departments. She was Director of Social Welfare from August 2000 to October 2003, Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands) from November 2003 to May 2004, and Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London from September 2004 to March 2006. She was Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs before assuming the post of Secretary for Development.

    Mrs Lam was appointed Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration on July 1, 2012.

    Carrie Lam wrote on A hyper-connected world city for the Asia House publication, Asia 2025, which was launched in March of this year.

    This briefing is for Asia House corporate members only. To register, please contact Conor Paterson in the Business & Policy Team at conor.paterson@asiahouse.co.uk or call 0207 307 5439.

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      26 September 2016
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