This workshop is designed to serve as the Capstone of the Belt and Road Cross-Professional Advancement Programme workshop series. Through integrated project studies, the total project life cycle from inception, feasibility, funding, design and construction, risk management as well as facility management in relation to OBOR projects will be discussed.

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The key issues of cross-cultural management and international dispute resolution will be simulated. Participants will participate in role play and simulation workshops. Challenges of major programme management will also be discussed with special reference to OBOR projects. The following topics will be covered:

  • Recent political, financial, cultural, technical and other challenges of OBOR projects.
  • Challenges of major programs/ projects internationally.
  • Conceptual review of Program Management, Project Management and Total Facility Management.
  • Public-private partnership (PPP) and selected cases.
  • Case studies of OBOR projects from inception and financing to execution.
  • Role play and project simulations.

Details of cases to be shared by Guest Speakers 


Facilitator and Guest Speaker

Chan Man Wai ws4 7

Dr. Chan Man Wai

Professor of Practice 
Department of Building
and Real Estate, PolyU


Guest Speaker:
Walter Chan resized

Ir. Walter Chan

Managing Director, TPMA Ltd.
Chairman, The Institution of
Public Private Partnerships 


Quick Summary

Date & Time:

8 November 2019 (Fri), 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and
9 November 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Medium of Instruction:

Cantonese with training materials in English

Guest Speaker Sharing:

Cantonese / Putonghua / English


Hotel ICON, Kowloon

Workshop Fee:

HK$800 (includes HK$400 workshop fee and HK$400 self-funded lunch and dinner fee)

Workshop Size:

A maximum of 50 participants

Click HERE to register the Belt and Road Cross-Professional Advancement Programme workshops

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the workshop, participants are expected to:

  • experience the total life cycle of OBOR projects.
  • understand the public-private partnership (PPP) process as one of the key procurement approaches for OBOR projects.
  • appreciate and recognize the challenges of major programmes management in Belt and Road Initiatives.
  • be equipped to tackle upcoming OBOR projects.

Facilitators and Guest Speakers


Chan Man Wai ws4 7

Dr. Chan Man Wai 
Professor of Practice 
Department of Building and Real Estate, PolyU

Dr. M W Chan is currently Professor of Practice of PolyU with 40 years working experience in the academia and industry both locally and overseas.  His main research interest is in cross cultural management of major program.  

Professionally, he is a Chartered Surveyor, Project Manager, Professional Facility Manager as well as an Authorized Person (Surveyor) of the Building Authority of HKSARG.  He was formerly the Executive Director (Project Delivery) of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA).  Prior to joining WKCDA he was the Vice President (Projects & Facilities) of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP).  He had worked in the private sector and was Partner of Vigers HK Chartered Surveyors in 1980s.  He had also worked many years in North America in construction and real estate.

Academically, he holds a BSc in Building Surveying, MSc in Construction Project Management, MIPA in International & Public Affairs and a PhD. Recently, he studied at the Oxford University (St. Catherine College) and obtained the MSc (MPM) in Major Program Management. 

He is the Founding President of the Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management (HKIFM) and was the Chairman of the Project Management Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS).  He was also member of the Building Tribunal, HKSARG and an Adjunct Professor of the University of Hong Kong.


Guest Speakers:

 Walter Chan resized

Ir. Walter Chan 
Managing Director, TPMA Ltd.
Chairman, The Institution of Public Private Partnerships

Walter is Managing Director of TPMA Ltd. He is responsible to lead the business development in Hong Kong, China, Australia and SE Asia. His main specific focus is on pursuit of Public Private Partnerships projects in China and overseas and, merging and acquisitions of engineering consultants in Australia and Singapore. He is also the Chairman of the Institution of Public Private Partnerships in Hong Kong advocating to create a platform for the members to share the PPP knowledge and maximize the PPP opportunities overseas and China.

Formerly, Walter Chan was Project Deputy General Manager with Shenzhen Everbright City Development Co. Ltd. China, responsible for the feasibility study of Shenzhen Metro Line 3 East Extension and the PPP financing solution using Rail and Property model. Prior to this, Walter was the Director of URS Hong Kong in charge of the infrastructure group with responsibility for building, railway, tunnelling, highway, bridge, urban development and water projects.  With 40 years’ experience in managing and designing multi-disciplinary engineering projects, Walter is an expert in managing complex, large scale infrastructure projects in urban development, most notably in Hong Kong but also in Australia and Mainland China. Walter Chan graduated from King’s College London with a BSc in Engineering and Imperial College London with an MSc in Concrete Structures. He also holds an MBA from Deakin University in Australia. 


Case Sharing

Guest Speakers:

Walter Chan resized

Ir. Walter Chan 
Founder Member and Chairman, The Institution of Public Private Partnerships 
Managing Director, TPMA Consulting 
ex-Director, URS Hong Kong 

Ir. Walter Chan will share with participants on the good practices of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) collaboration model on international infrastructure projects. The latest development of PPP applications will also be shared in the workshop including comparative studies of PPP cases under OBOR initiative.