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AmCham Trade & Investment Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Jan 9, 2017 (Mon) - 12:30pm

Monthly Networking Drinks

N/A

Hosted by Apparel & Footwear Committee and Transportation & Logistics Committee

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Jan 9, 2017 (Mon) - 6:30pm

AmCham Human Resources Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

N/A

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Jan 10, 2017 (Tue) - 8:00am

Logistics Tech – Embracing Next Generation Supply Chain Visibility, Data Analytics and Network Optimization Tools

*Mark Millar, Managing Partner of M Power Associates
*Jim Whalen, President - INTTRA Asia
*Anthony Chen, Director of Special Projects, Flexport
*Michael Beer, Asia Pacific Transportation & Logistics Research, Citibank and AmCham Transportation & Logistics Committee Co-Vice-Chair (Moderator)

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Jan 11, 2017 (Wed) - 8:00am

Corporate Governance for Listed Companies – a new era in Greater China?

*Jamie Allen, Founding Secretary General, ACGA
*Ivy Wong, Special Counsel, Baker McKenzie
*Dr. Daphne Yiu, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Management, CUHK Business School
*Imelda Kwong, Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC Hong Kong (Moderator)

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Jan 11, 2017 (Wed) - 12:00pm

InterCham Women Cocktail: Women on the Roof

Jointly hosted by AmCham Women of Influence Committee, CanCham, DutchCham, Finnish Chamber, French Chamber, Italian Chamber and Swedish Chamber

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Jan 11, 2017 (Wed) - 7:00pm

The Changing Outlook of Global Mobility

*Victor Lee, Partner, Tax Services, PwC Hong Kong
*Bruce Lee, Director, PwC Global Mobility Services, Hong Kong

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Jan 12, 2017 (Thu) - 8:00am

LGBT Inclusion for Business Success

*Fern Ngai, Chief Executive Officer, Community Business Limited
*Marion McDonald, Chief Strategy Officer, Asia Pacific Region, Ogilvy Public Relations
*Robert Ronneberger, Corporate Strategy Group, BlackRock
*Paul Choi, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Head of Goldman Sachs University and Talent Branding, Goldman Sachs (Moderator)

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Jan 13, 2017 (Fri) - 12:00pm

How Can Business Benefit from Mainland Travelers?

Angel Young
Managing Director, Nielsen Hong Kong and Macau

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Jan 18, 2017 (Wed) - 12:00pm

2017 International People's Choice Whiskey Tasting

N/A

Jan 18, 2017 (Wed) - 6:30pm

Opportunities in Business Innovation for Smart Aging

*Mrs. Rebecca Choy-Yung, Founder & Chair, Golden Age Foundation
*Mrs. Karen Kulp, President and CEO, Home Care Associates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Hosted By the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Jan 19, 2017 (Thu) - 8:00am

AmCham Corporate Social Responsibility Committee Meeting (AmCham Members only)

Hosted By the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Jan 19, 2017 (Thu) - 9:30am

Travel Trends 2017 - What You Need to Know About Travel Habits in the Year of the Rooster and Beyond

*Andrew Cowen, Chief Executive Officer, HK Express
*Michael Burke, Assistant Director, Commercial, Hong Kong Airlines
*Michael Beer, Asia Pacific Transportation & Logistics Research, Citibank and AmCham Transportation & Logistics Committee Co-Vice-Chair (Moderator)

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Jan 20, 2017 (Fri) - 8:00am

2017 Chairman's Inaugural Address

Walter Dias
Managing Director
Greater China & Korea Sales
United Airlines

Jan 20, 2017 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Online Piracy – Physical and Digital - Criminal and Civil Legal Options

*Evan Williams, Regional Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator for Asia, United States Department of Justice
*Jessica Bartlett, Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hosted by the Intellectual Property Committee and the Law Committee
(Kindly note that this event has been rescheduled from January 17).

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Jan 23, 2017 (Mon) - 12:00pm

AmCham Insurance & Healthcare Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

N/A

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Jan 24, 2017 (Tue) - 12:30pm

Trump's Impact on US Corporate Taxation

*Ivan Strunin, Managing Director, U.S. Tax Services, Deloitte Asia Pacific International Core of Excellence
*Peter Guang Chen, Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm

(Please note that this event has now been re-scheduled to Thursday, February 23, 2017. Others remain unchanged. A new flyer has been posted for registration. Thanks).

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Jan 25, 2017 (Wed) - 4:00pm

Hong Kong 2030+ Towards a planning vision and strategy transcending 2030

Phyllis Li, JP, Deputy Director of Planning / Territorial, Planning Department, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Jan 26, 2017 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Joint Business Community Luncheon with The Honourable Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of the HKSAR

The Honourable Leung Chun-ying
Chief Executive of the HKSAR

Jan 26, 2017 (Thu) - 12:15pm

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Founding - In 1968, a group of executives formed an organizing committee to propose the establishment of an American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. This new chamber was designed to represent the ever-growing range of American business interests in the colony. In addition, the Chamber was to serve as a forum for the exchange and development of ideas among members of the business community, both in Hong Kong and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Membership - Importantly, the founding Articles of Association included an item on membership that reflects American - and as well as Hong Kong - inclusiveness: "The Chamber shall be international in its character and shall be open to persons of all races and nationalities." This idea of having an 'American Chamber with international characteristics' has remained a foundation principle of AmCham since its beginnings and is a continuing matter of pride for the organization.

Early History - The Chamber's registration was approved by the Hong Kong government in March 1969. The first office was opened at 322 Edinburgh House and the first official Chamber meeting was held on May 17, 1969 at the American Club. The 1970 membership directory lists 128 corporate charter members and 13 individual charter members. An early goal of the Membership Committee was to recruit all of the estimated 400 American companies and individuals resident in Hong Kong. By year-end 1970, total membership had increased to 319.

Founding Member of APCAC - The officers of ACCHK, as the Chamber was then known, participated as observers in the first meeting of the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) October 6 and 7, 1969. The very first item on the agenda was the "Gore Amendment' which proposed to eliminate the statutory tax exemption for income earned by overseas U.S. citizens. The amendment was subsequently dropped from the final tax reform bill - a major victory for APCAC!

Advocacy History - Soon after its founding, the Chamber began lobbying the U.S. Administration to liberalize Foreign Asset Control restrictions on non-strategic trade with China. The subsequent modification of these regulations represented the first political action victory for the Chamber and set the stage for decades of public policy initiatives for Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the United States.

From modest beginnings, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has emerged as one of the most influential business organizations in the Asia-Pacific region and remains actively engaged in a broad range of local and international public policy issues of importance to our membership.

Throughout its history the AmCham HK has based all its activities on its core mission, values, and objectives -

Mission

 

  • To foster commerce among the United States of America, Hong Kong and Mainland China
  • To enhance Hong Kong's stature as an international business center

Values
 

  • Private Enterprise
  • Free Trade
  • Rule of Law
  • Ethical and Responsible Business Practices
  • Transparency and the Free Flow of Information

Objectives

 

 

  • To represent our diverse membership on issues of common interest
  • To provide a forum for networking and access to information
  • To serve as a trusted and influential advocate with governments
  • To encourage civic-minded participation in the Hong Kong community
  • To promote the Chamber's core values