28 Jun 2017 ABP ROYAL ALBERT DOCK GROUNDBREAKING
Department for International Trade Minister and Minister for London The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, H.E. Liu Xiaoming, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and the Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales officially marked the start of construction on the landmark £1.7 billion development at Royal Albert Dock.
The ceremony was followed by the business conference ‘Embracing business opportunities in London through China’s Belt & Road Initiative’, which attracted more than 250 attendees from UK and Chinese government representatives, embassies, and corporates.
A series of conference panel discussions were chaired by Chief Executive of the Think Tank Asia House, Michael Lawrence, and the speakers included Sajid Mehmood Raja, Commercial Counsellor at Pakistan High Commission in the UK; David Sayer, Senior Partner & Member of the Board of KPMG UK LLP; Richard Lilleystone, CEO of Gazasia; Simon Young, Chief Executive of COSCO (UK) Ltd.; Jimmy Yan, General Manager of China Taiping Insurance (UK) Co Ltd; Peter Budd, Director of Arup and Sue Anne Tay, Director for China and RMB Internationalisation, Group Strategy at HSBC Holdings Plc.