Repaving the Ancient Silk Routes - Realising Opportunities along the Belt and Road

Mark Rathbone, Capital Projects and Infrastructure, Asia-Pacific Leader, Partner, PwC Singapore; David Wijeratne, Growth Markets Centre Leader, PwC

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : June 01, 2017

Time : 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Price : $0.00

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China’s Belt and Road initiative presents numerous opportunities for foreign companies to be involved. It is a global connectivity programme focused on infrastructure development across East and Central Asia, the subcontinent, Africa and Europe. It goes beyond roads and ports, to include airports, power plants, pipelines, waste and water management facilities and telecommunications. These are supported by extensive ecosystems, providing opportunities for international professional and project management expertise.


However, identifying the right B&R project and preparing for success raises a number of complex questions.

- What are the risks associated with B&R projects?

- How do I evaluate which B&R project to be involved in?

- Which factors will position me for success?


In conjunction with the recent launch of the publication 'Repaving the Silk Routes' in the World Economic Forum ASEAN 2017 in Cambodia, PwC Growth Market Centre explores the range of opportunities for foreign companies to get involved in China's Belt and Road initiative and how to best position themselves for success.



About the Speakers


Mark Rathbone

Capital Projects and Infrastructure

Asia-Pacific Leader, Partner

PwC Singapore


Mark is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience in delivering complex infrastructure transactions as an advisor to both public and private sectors. He leads capital projects and infrastructure advisory team in Singapore and South East Asia advising both public and private sector clients in solving complex infrastructure procurement and financings.

Mark has advised on transactions in the following sectors: transport, oil and gas, sport, leisure and stadiums, power/renewables and utilities (including water), education, healthcare and IT. He has also worked on transactions in UK, South Africa, Singapore, HK/China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines and Brunei.

Specialties: Deal Advisory, Project Finance, PPP/PFI, Risk, Fund Raising and Negotiation, Debt Advisory, Secondary Market and Corporate Finance Transactions in Infrastructure.



David Wijeratne

Growth Markets Centre Leader



David leads PwC’s Growth Markets Centre (GMC), which is a global team focused on supporting companies enter and expand into the growth markets. This team brings companies the full benefit of PwC’s global expertise, including Strategy, Operations, Deals, Talent and Tax, to support them successfully navigate these volatile markets throughout their growth markets journey. 

He has over 16 years global experience in Management Consulting, Sales and Marketing, having previously worked with leading firms such as ICI and Accenture, before joining PwC. His international experience includes several years living and working with companies in Japan, Europe, Middle East, India and most recently Singapore.  

During this time he has supported multi-nationals and mid-sized companies from both developed and growth markets overcome strategic and operational growth issues, including market entry strategies location analyses, partner identification, operating model design, channel management, corporate finance and customer experience. 

David has served clients from a variety of sectors, including Industrial Products, Retail & Consumer, Infrastructure, Healthcare, Telecoms and Electronics from both the developed and emerging markets. 

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