The discussion focused on the renewed optimism in Hong Kong about its role as a leading maritime hub. Moderator Conor Warde (Hong Kong) was joined by panellists from Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong, The Caravel Group, Invest Hong Kong and BMS Group Ltd and examined:
- Market recovery and prospects for growth;
- Role of Hong Kong as a ship finance centre in Asia; and
- Opportunities and challenges for Hong Kong: issues for lenders, shipowners and leasing companies, as well as the Hong Kong Government's new leasing and marine insurance tax incentive proposals.