Greater Bay Area:

The $4.6 trillion opportunity you don't want to miss

China’s ambitious Greater Bay Area (GBA) initiative could become the world’s largest bay area economy by 2030.

The initiative’s scale provides exciting opportunities for Asian clients in the global market and the rest of the world entering Asia.

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The GBA initiative: What you need to know

The Greater Bay Area initiative is set to transform the region into a world-class hub of innovation and services, facilitate trade and investment and become a global leader in tech.

The GBA initiative will link 11 cities into an integrated economic hub and deepen cooperation among Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and the Guangdong region.

The GBA will serve as a connection point for China’s other important economic and trade initiative, Belt & Road, connecting the region to Asia, Europe and Africa. Each of the 11 urban economies offers unique, distinctive and complementary attributes which are highlighted in the fact sheet.

Joining forces - multiplying opportunity

The GBA combines 11 economies worth US$1.64 trillion in 2018.

Attracting world-class talent

The 68 million population is set to grow as the GBA attracts talent from all over the world.

Going for growth

The GDP of the GBA is expected to reach US$4.6 trillion by 2030.

Why you need to pay attention?

The GBA scores higher on some indicators when compared to the other world famous bay areas, and with an impressive GDP projection, it is forecasted to become the world’s largest bay economy

GDP Growth Rate


Greater Bay Area


Tokyo Bay Area


New York Bay Area


San Francisco Bay Area

Land Area (

  • Greater Bay Area – 56,000
  • Tokyo Bay Area – 37,000
  • New York Bay Area – 21,000
  • San Francisco Bay Area – 18,000


  • Greater Bay Area – 68 million
  • Tokyo Bay Area – 43 million
  • New York Bay Area – 23 million
  • San Francisco Bay Area – 8 million

Do you want to discover how to unlock opportunities in the GBA?

Our experts bring you all you need to know in one simple factsheet:

  • What are the key opportunities for businesses in the GBA?
  • Which of the GBA cities provides the best opportunity for your sector?
  • What challenges might you face in the GBA?
  • How you can achieve a competitive advantage in the GBA?
  • And more…

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We’re ready when you are

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia, we have the know-how to help you unlock opportunities in Asian markets. Combining an unrivalled depth of expertise and breadth of relationships in our core markets, our experts are ready to connect you to the Asian market.

Sue Kench

Global Chief Executive,
Hong Kong

Hayden Flinn

Partner, Co-Chief Executive,
Hong Kong

Haidi Teng


Helena Huang

Partner, Co-Chief Executive,
Hong Kong

Zhang Yi

Chairman of China Mgmt Committee, Beijing

Minny Siu

Hong Kong

Wang Rongkang

EUME Managing Partner,

Ling Huang

International Partner,
New York

James Zeng


Michael Lawson


Wang Lixin


Wu Ye


King & Wood Mallesons, your partner in the GBA

With a significant footprint in the region, including offices in key GBA cities, our ability to identity opportunities and help you navigate the intricate regulatory, legal, cultural and business landscape is second to none.

With KWM by your side, you will have access to:



Offices in China including full service offerings in the GBA (Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong)

Locations across the world with a depth of talent


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