Cross-Cultural Management of Belt and Road Projects

A thorough understanding of the cross-cultural challenges and opportunities is imperative for the successful planning and delivery of Belt and Road projects.

All 60+ countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative have very different national and work cultures, which can place significant impact on the risk assessments, financing, organisation formation and management approach to accomplishing the project goals.


In this workshop, speakers will introduce the essential theoretical background knowledge that underpins cross-cultural management studies to shed light on the effective management of Belt and Road projects. Through practical case studies, interactive games and direct interaction with guest speakers, participants will experience resolving cross-cultural management challenges in order to reap the opportunities in Belt and Road projects. The following topics will be covered:

  • Cross-cultural management studies, notably by Hofstede and other researchers.
  • Contemporary study by Meyer on ‘Cultural Relativity’ and her bestseller, “The Culture Map”.
  • Published international cases on cross-cultural management of major projects.
  • Recent Hong Kong’s cross-cultural management cases.
  • Cross-cultural management of Belt Road projects.

Details of cases shared by Guest Speakers


Facilitator and Guest Speakers


Dr. Chan Man Wai 

Professor of Practice 
Department of Building
and Real Estate, PolyU


Guest Speakers:    

Mr. James Law, JP

Chairman and CEO,
James Law Cybertecture

Mr. Eliott Suen

Executive Director,
Marga Group 

Mr. Zhou Jiayi

Executive Vice President,
POWERCHINA International
Group Limited 


Quick Summary

Date & Time: 14 June 2019 (Fri), 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and
15 June 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m. – 5:45 p.m
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese with training materials in English
Guest Speaker Sharing: Cantonese / Putonghua / English
Venue: 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

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