05 Jul 2021

Belt and Road Summit 2021

The Belt and Road Summit organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the HKSAR Government will take place from 1-2 September.

The Summit will be held in a combination of virtual and physical formats this year, in which the Business Matching and Project Pitching session will be conducted virtually via online platform and webinar means. 

2020 Highlights

  • 80+ prominent international speakers
  • ~80 participating countries and regions
  • 17,000+ viewers of the webinar and live broadcast
  • 250+ investment projects and 750+ one-to-one business matching meetings

All Summit participants can apply for Project Pitching Presentation (subject to selection) and Business Matching (for investors / projects owners). Please find the below updates of individual elements:


1) Project Pitching Presentation

Project pitching sessions will be staged throughout the Summit (1-2 Sep) with below four themes:

  • Energy, Natural Resources & Public Utilities (e.g. renewable energy, waste treatment)
  • Transport & Logistics Infrastructure
  • Technology & Innovation (e.g. smart city technologies, health-tech, med-tech, bio-tech, building and construction tech)
  • Urban Development (e.g. town/city planning, real estate)

Project presenters, once selected, will be offered:

  • 10-minute speaking slot at the Project Pitching Session (via online and webinar style)
  • Pre-arranged two (2) to three (3) Business Matching meetings in the Summit
  • Project presenter to be featured on Summit website
  • Project to be featured on Belt and Road Portal

The list of project pitching presentations in 2020 Summit can be found by clicking here.


2) Business Matching

Same as last year, the Summit will also provide business matching services to participants who are investors and project owners on dedicated online virtual platform. The list of BM projects in 2020 Summit can be found here.


For more information, please find below a leaflet and fact sheet on the Summit:

Belt and Road Summit 2021 - Leaflet Belt and Road Summit 2021 - Fact Sheet



Jana Psarska

Jana Psarska

Policy Manager, International Trade, techUK

Jana is techUK’s Policy Manager for International Trade.

She supports techUK members in navigating international markets, including market access and regulatory challenges, and assists the tech sector in taking full advantage of UK’s trade deals. Her responsibilities also include driving the UK digital trade policy agenda. Jana is committed to promoting UK digital trade by engaging businesses, UK government and international partners.

Jana has several years of experience in trade promotion, public policy, and providing strategic advice on international expansion strategy to companies across a variety of sectors. Prior to techUK, she worked for the Department for International Trade, helping UK SMEs expand abroad.

She holds a MA in International Political Economy from King’s College London.

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