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AmCham Intellectual Property Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Aug 5, 2014 (Tue) - 12:30pm

AmCham Trade & Investment Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Aug 6, 2014 (Wed) - 12:30pm

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: Understanding Your Strengths – Using the MBTI® Instrument

Mr. Robin Ball, founder and Managing Director, MDS Ltd

Aug 7, 2014 (Thu) - 8:00am

Mid Year Employment Outlook - (current trends in employment market in Hong Kong, outlook for rest of the year plus trends in compensation levels)

Kirstin MacLaren, Director - Financial Services and Human Resources at Michael Page

Hosted By the Young Professionals Committee

Aug 8, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Monthly Networking Drinks

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Aug 11, 2014 (Mon) - 6:30pm

Same Same but Different - Putting Purpose into Practice in Asia

Jonathan Sanchez
Co-Founder, STAND

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Aug 12, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

Manufacturing operations in Vietnam After the Anti-Chinese Riots

Lane Aldred
Security Director Hong Kong, International SOS and Control Risks

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Aug 12, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Talent Retention & Engagement – Differentiating through Employee Benefits

Cedric Luah, Director, Client Development, Group Corporate Solutions, AIA Group

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Aug 19, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: The Twitter Pitch: Updating the Elevator Pitch in the digital age

Ms. Linda Garrett, Managing Director, Garrett Global

Aug 20, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Taxes and the Economy – Luncheon with Dr. Arthur B. Laffer

Dr. Arthur B. Laffer
Founder and Chairman, Laffer Associates and Laffer Investments

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Aug 20, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

What’s new in Qianhai?

* Peter Tao Peng, Section Chief of Business Promotion, Qianhai Authority
* Peter Kung, Regional Senior Partner, Southern China, KPMG China

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Aug 22, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Into the East: Exploring the US Pivot to Asia

David Carden
Former US Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and
Partner-in-Charge of Asia, JONES DAY® - One Firm WorldwideSM

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Aug 26, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

The New PRC Trademark Law - What Does this Mean For Your Business?

*Benjamin Choi, Partner - IP & TMT Group, Mayer Brown JSM
*Alan Chiu, Partner - IP & TMT Group, Mayer Brown JSM

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Aug 26, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

The 56th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail

Aug 26, 2014 (Tue) - 6:30pm

BEPS – A New Era in International Tax: Action 6 – Preventing Treaty Abuse

* Wade R. Wagatsuma, Principal-In-Charge (US Tax), KPMG China
* Chris Xing, Tax Partner, KPMG China
* John Kondos, Tax Partner, KPMG China
* Justin Pearce, Senior Tax Advisor, KPMG China

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Aug 27, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Real Estate Transparency & Global Investment Flows in 2014

*David Green-Morgan, Global Capital Markets Research Director, JLL
*Alistair Meadows, Head, International Capital Group, Asia Pacific, JLL

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Aug 28, 2014 (Thu) - 12:30pm

“Cracking the Code” Gender Research Programme 2013, 30% Club UK

*Sean Dineen, Managing Consultant and Head, YSC Hong Kong
*Dr. Claire Garner, Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Aug 29, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

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Cover Story: A Catalyst In Driving "Smart" Urbanization

The journey of United Technologies Corporation in pursuing new ways to meet the demand of future development is a family affair long in the making.  Amid the formation of UTC Building & Industrial Systems (BIS) by combining the expertise of Carrier, Chubb and Otis - a family of innovation dating back to the early 1800s...

  • Keeping Hong Kong On The Map

    An AmCham Hong Kong delegation of Chamber leaders and staff was in the nation's capital for the annual "Washington Doorknock" during the week of June 16-20, meeting with senior US adminisitration officials, congressional leaders and staffers as well as respected China/Asia scholars and think tank researchers in roundtable discussions...

    • American Airlines Inaugurates HK-DFW Nonstop Service 

      America's namesake airline launched in June a daily direct nonstop flight between Hong Kong and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), for the very first time flying its own branded aircraft between Hong Kong and the United States for a 16-hour journey.  Victor Lee, Commercial Director for Hong Kong and Macau at American Airlines, talks about the airline's longest flight...