Venue: Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238879


Monday, 28 November 2016 – Day 1



Invited Speakers

08:45 – 09:30 Registration with served coffee and tea.
**Registration counters will be closed at 09:15**
09:30 – 10:00 Opening Session

  • Welcome Remarks
Mr George Abraham
MD & Chairman, GA Group
10:00 – 10:15 Keynote Speakers
The keynote speakers will share insights into the opportunities brought about by the ‘Silk Route & Maritime Route ’ and the impact on the economies of China, ASEAN, India and West Asia.
Jemal Inaishvili (Asia Pacific Region)
President, Confederation Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Lu Jianzhang(China Region)
Founding Chairman, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce
10:15 – 12:00 Panel Session I :
Presentation on SRCIC
The Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC) was founded in December 2015, the first association of chambers named after the Silk Road in the world. SRCIC is composed of national business associations and chambers of Silk Road countries, possessing substantial commercial strength, rich resources.
By pooling up projects, funds, information, technology and talents from its members,SRCIC aims to be a platform to boost collaborations in productivity and projects.

  • eSilkRoad
  • Silk Road International Development Fund
  • Silk Road International Commodity Exchanges
Mr. Douglas Foo
President, Singapore Manufacturing Federation
Founder and Executive Chairman of Sakae Holdings Ltd

David Kiang 
Chairman of Finance Committee, SRCIC President of Silk Road International Development Foundation
Wang Bin
Deputy-Secretary General of SRCIC; The project manager of eSilkroad
Aloysius Wee
Managing Partner, Aquinas Law Alliance, ASEAN Legal Alliance
Panel Discussion:
Representatives from participating countries

  • Georgia

    Maia Melikidze

    Adviser to the President of Georgia on economic affairs

  • Kazakhstan

    Siddique Khan

    CEO of Globalink Logistics Group

  • Nepal

    Pradeepkumar Shrestha

    Vice President, SAARC CCI (Nepal Chapter) & Former President FNCCI

12:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:15-16:00 Panel Session II – Partnerships with ASEAN
The developments in China and the region underline the opportunities for closer partnerships between China, India and ASEAN. ASEAN as a whole is the seventh-largest economy in the world, home to more than 600 million people and the third-largest labour force in the world, only behind China and India. This panel will highlight valuable perspectives from the prominent business leaders in ASEAN on the prospects of regional prosperity, projects opportunities in ASEAN, and how the ASEAN Economic Community may bring about more opportunities for foreign businesses.

  • The global economy in transition – what are the business opportunities?
  • Where will the centres of Trade & Investment be?
  • The post Brexit effect on ASEAN and the region
  • A new era of regional cooperation in infrastructure, financing, logistics investment and international trade.
    Panel Discussion: What are the challenges ahead?
    Q & A
Dato’ Ramesh Kodammal
MD, Goldtex Exim (M) Sdn Bhd
Member of ASEAN Business Advisory Council
Co-Chair ASEAN India Business Council

Panel Discussion:
Representatives from Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia and ASEAN Legal Alliance
Apisith John Sutham
Managing Partner, Apisith & Alliance, ASEAN Legal Alliance
Dato Seri Matthew Yeoh
Managing Partner, Yeoh Mazlina & Partners, ASEAN Legal Alliance
DAR Wong
Vice President of ASEAN-China Commerce Association
16:00- 17:00 Innovative Business Products: Traditional & Modern
SPYDER Wireless ECG Monitoring System
Modern twist on old time favourites: Uncle Saba’s Poppadoms
17:00 – 18:00 Coffee Break, Networking and Business Match
To bring investors, project owners and service professionals together to build business partnerships through exchanging ideas, networking and matching
19:00 onwards Diaspora Networking Dinner

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 – Day 2

Time Topic Invited Speakers
09:00 –
Global Trade & Services Summit 2016

  • Multi Modal Transport & Trends in Global Trade & Services – OBOR Experience
Siddique Khan
CEO of Globalink Logistics Group
  • Facilitation of Maritime Transport for Global Trade
Biju Ninan Oommen
Senior Port and Maritime Transport Specialist, The World Bank
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
Assoc. Prof. Shunsuke Kamijo
Intelligent Transport Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Tokyo University
Steering Committee Member, IATSS Forum
  • Export Credit Guarantee/Bond for International trade


AU Group
  • Potential legal issues under One Belt One Road
Apisith John Sutham
Managing Partner, Apisith & Alliance, ASEAN Legal Alliance
Mao Samvutheary
Managing Partner, HML Law, ASEAN Legal Alliance
Climate Change and Food Security Summit 2016
  • Harmonisation of Food standards as part of the Eco system for ensuring food security
Siti Noorbaiyah Abdul Malek, PhD
Director, Asia Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA)
  • One Village One Product (OVOP)- The Nepal Experience


Pradeepkumar Shrestha
Vice President, SAARC CCI (Nepal Chapter) & Former President FNCCI
  • Carbon Offsetting-can it help the organisation deal with climate change?
 Tejas Ewing
CEO, Ewing Communications
  • Saving the Rain Forest with a Stethoscope


Dr. Monica Ruth Nirmala
Executive Director, Yayasan Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI)
An innovative non-profit organization that dovetails environmental & human health in rural Indonesia
09:00 –
ASEAN Legal Conference:
Introduction to the ASEAN Legal Alliance Legal Conference and welcome address
Presentation and panel discussion on “Growing your business in the ASEAN Economic Community and with the OBOR initiative”:

    • Growth of the AEC and the High Net Worth Market
    • Challenges in the services sector vs products sector
    • Working in different legal systems and different regulatory regimes
    • Dealing with inter country trade in goods and services
    • Industry entry in different countries for different industries
    • What are the risks involved?

Panel Discussion and Q & A

Aloysius Wee
Managing Partner, Aquinas Law Alliance, ASEAN Legal Alliance
Naveed Irshad
President and CEO, Manulife Singapore
Kang Leap
Managing Partner, HML Law, ASEAN Legal Alliance
Michael Min Sein
Managing Partner, ALA Myanmar, ASEAN Legal Alliance
Jose Emmanuel G. Hernandez
Partner, GSMH Law, ASEAN Legal Alliance
11:00-11:30 Tea Break
Handling cross border disputes along the developing economies around China

  • What law to use?
  • National Courts Vs Arbitration
  • Dispute Resolution Mechanism
  • Developments in ADR
  • Issues relating to dispute resolution for the ASEAN Economic Community and the OBOR economies
  • Enforcement issues
Prof Steve Ngo
Arbitration Specialist, Aquinas Law Alliance, ASEAN Legal Alliance
Prof Zhao Jinsong
Dean of International Shipping Law School,
East China University of Political Science and Law
Robin Cheok
Managing Partner, Cheok Advocates & Solicitors, ASEAN Legal Alliance
Wong Che Ming
Managing Partner, Wong Poon Chan Law & Co, Hong Kong
Wincent Zhang
Partner, Wong Poon Chan Law & Co, Hong Kong
13:00- 14:00 Lunch  



Real Estate Legal Technology – Towards the next era of decentralised digital real estate transactions & ownership recording system

Signing of Collaboration Agreements

    • ASEAN Legal Alliance signing with Estate Planning Council
    • ASEAN Legal Alliance signing with OA International Holdings Pte Ltd
    • Aquinas Law Alliance signing with Guangxi Wanyi Law Firm, Nanning, China

Book Launch of “The Chinese Approach to International Commercial Arbitration” by Prof Steve Ngo

Elizabeth Siew W.K. LL.B (Hons) CLP
Damien Leong C.H. LL.B (Hons) MMU
15:30-16:00 Tea Break


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Written by Shreya Patil