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 Walter Chan resized
Dr. Chan Man Wai Ir. Walter Chan

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

Walter is Managing Director and co-founder of TPMA. He is in charge of strategic business planning across HK, China, Australia and SE Asia. His role has specific focus on pursuits in Public Private Partnerships projects in China and overseas and, merging and acquisitions of engineering consultants in Australia and Singapore. Formerly, Walter Chan was Project Deputy General Manager with Shenzhen Everbright City Development Co. Ltd. China, responsible for the PPP financing solution and feasibility study of the Shenzhen Metro Line 3 East Extension, a Rail + Property model. He is also the Chairman of the Institution of Public Private Partnerships in Hong Kong advocating to create a platform for our members to maximize the PPP opportunities overseas and China.


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.