SCMO attended the conference "Thailand : As the second largest economy in ASEAN, How does it rank as an investment destination?" organized by STEPHENSON HARWOOD in Hong Kong.
As Thailand comes out of the official mourning period for the late King Bhumibol, but a military government remains in power,
- how is the economy fairing?
- the legal framework for investment?
- investment incentives and structures?
- what to watch out for?
- how to address disagreements with investment partners?
SCMO attended the "HK Tech Conference 2017: How Innovation is Transforming Sectors" organized by PINSENT MASONS in Hong Kong.
The conference looked at how established players in existing business sectors such as banking, construction, infrastructure and law are embracing innovation and technology to stay ahead. How do you transform a traditional business into one of the future? What challenges do you face, externally and internally? Who gets left behind?
SCMO attended the seminar on “Greater Bay Area of China and the Belt and Road Initiative” organized by Professor Bruce McKern of HKUST - HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS SCHOOL in Hong Kong, and sponsored by the MARITIME SILK ROAD SOCIETY.
As part of the Smart Contracts Initiative, on the 28th July 2016, at the Blockchain Strategies for Business conference, the consortium's founder and Chief Architect Pindar Wong made an open call for participation to form an 'ICANN'-like body to facilitate the digitization of trade along the 68 Belt and Road Economies. Monthly meetings were held in Hong Kong on the last Thursday of each month.
As 1/3 of the Belt and Road economies follow the Muslim-faith, the first application of our Electronic-ID Dispute Resolution Process is to provide Shariah-compliant provenance for the trading of Halal-products along the Belt and Road (an open Halal Blockchain that implements Mudaraba, Musharaka, Murabaha, Ijara, Istisna'a, and Salam Islamic financing techniques). Additionally the Consortium will assist with Digital Green Finance to support greening of the Belt and Road Initiative. Together they define a Halal and Green Blockchain.
The consortium will provide input to the development of a Belt and Road Trade Arbitration framework.
For trade that originates or terminates along the 68 Belt and Road economies, the consortium is technically neutral but develops buy-side business standards for Electronic-ID Disputed Resolution Processes and standardized interoperable smart contract standards that increase trust and transparency in cross-border trade.