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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


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)


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


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)


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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The AmCham Charitable Foundation Prize Book Awards

Introduced in 1986, this is an annual educational incentive scheme involving 20 Hong Kong secondary schools and colleges. A prize book and check for HK$1,000 is awarded to students in the next to graduating class who combine excellence in scholarship with achievements in community service, leadership, and other related fields.

2015 / 2016 Prize Book Awards 

  • American International School
  • Carmel Divine Grace Foundation Secondary School
  • Chinese International School
  • Diocesan Boy's School
  • Diocesan Girl's School
  • DMHC Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School
  • German Swiss International School
  • Hong Kong Academy
  • Hong Kong International School
  • International Christian School
  • Island School
  • King George V School
  • Munsang College
  • Sha Tin College
  • South Island School
  • St. Paul's Co-Educational College
  • Textile Institute American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Woo Hon Fai Secondary
  • West Island School
  • Yew Chung International School
  • Yuen Long Merchants Association Secondary School


Lyn Edinger US Scholarship

The Lyn Edinger U.S. Studies Scholarship was established in 2002 to present a one-time scholarship to secondary school graduates from Hong Kong who have been successfully admitted to a U.S. university for a full-time undergraduate program. The students are recognized for exceptional academic records with a good combination of leadership skill and community service work. Each winner receives a HK$24,000 scholarship and a Certificate of Merit from the Foundation. This program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

2015 /2016 Award Recipents

  • Laurice Wong, Diocesan Girls School
  • Jimin Kang, Chinese International School
  • He Jeffrey Ding, Hong Kong International School

(Left to Right, Peter Levesque, AmCham Charitable Foundation Chairman and Award recipent Laurice Wong)

Eligibility Requirements

Students must fulfill ALL the following criteria to apply.

  1. Permanent resident of Hong Kong
  2. Received at least 5 years of continuous education in a Hong Kong secondary school.
  3. Currently enrolled as a full-time student in Secondary 6 of a Hong Kong secondary school for the year 2016-2017; and
  4. Successfully gained admission to an undergraduate degree program from a U.S. four-year college or university as a first-year student in the fall of 2017.

How to Apply

The completed application form and supporting documents should be submitted together, in person or by mail, directly to the Institute of International Education at:

AmCham Charitable Foundation U.S. Studies Scholarship
Institute of International Education,
Room 201, 2/F, General Commercial Building,
156-164 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong

Application forms and detailed instructions can be obtained from the Institute of International Education's office. They can also be downloaded and printed directly from the Institute's website at:

All application materials must be received by May, 2017 to receive full consideration. The scholarship recipient will be announced on the program website in  June 2017.

Past Scholarship Recipients

2016 - Laurice Wong (Diocesan Girls School), Jimin Kang (Chinese International School, He Jeffrey Ding (Hong Kong International School)

2015 – Chan Won Yauu, Celeste (German Swiss International School), Huang Hung Ying, May (Chinese International School), Wang Yun Yi (Chinese International School) 

2014 - Rosemarie Ho (Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School), Edward Tian (Hong Kong International School), Canny Lam (St Paul's Co Educational College)

2013 - Elizabeth Tse (Chinese International School), Kenneth Lee (Chinese International School), Long Ip  (Wah Yan College)

2012 - Michelle Ko (St Paul's Co-Educational College)

2011 - Laurelle Cheng (King George V School), Adrian Lo (Li Po Chun United World                   College), Lu Kay Yan (Chinese International School)

2010 - Andrew Boyce (Chinese International School), Vivian Tsang (St. Stephen's Girls'               College), Zoe Wu  ( Li Po Chun United World College)

2009 - Rosy Yang Yung Yung (St. Paul's Co-educational College)

2008 - Eunice Chow (Hong Kong International School)

2007 - Fung Yue Kwong (Li Po Chun United World College)

2006 - Chau Yuen Kit (Queen's College)

2005 - Derek Ho (Queen's College)

2004 - Stephanie Kwong (St. Paul's Convent School)

2003 - Vincent Woo (Wah Yan College)

2002 - Dennis Ho (La Salle College)

The AmCham Charitable Foundation Scholar Award

Introduced in 1977, the Scholar Award aims to recognize full-time MBA students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and the University of Hong Kong who have achieved outstanding academic results during the first year of their studies. The award winner from each university receives a check for HK$15,000 and a Certificate of Merit.

2015 / 2016 Award Recipents

(From Left to Right) Flora Xu, The University of Hong kong ; Stephen Cheung, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology ; Alvin So, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


The Ira Dan Kaye Community Service Award

Introduced in 1986, this annual award recognizes the services of individuals who have performed outstanding service to the Hong Kong community on a voluntary basis. Recipients of the award receive a check for HK$30,000 for a charity of his/her choice and an engraved silver plate. The award was renamed the Ira Dan Kaye Community Service Award to pay special tribute to our past chairman who passed away on June 6, 1999. Please contact the Foundation's Secretary for further nomination details or to obtain an application form from the link below : -

Ira Dan Kaye Community Service Award - Nomination Form

Past Awardees: 

  • 2016 - Dr. Thomas Chan, World Vision Hong Kong
  • 2015 - Mr. Mike & Mrs. Kay Rawbone, Hebe Haven Sailability Trust
  • 2014 - Sunny Mak, Sunshine Action Ltd
  • 2013 - Jeremy H. Greenberg, The Children's Institute of Hong Kong Limited
  • 2012 - Liz Chamberlain, The Samaritans
  • 2011 - Patricia Ip Lai Sheung, Against Child Abuse
  • 2009 - Dr. Elizabeth ("Jadis") Blurton, The Harbour School 
  • 2008 - Donation to the Salvation Army - HK & Macau Command for Victims of the Sichuan Earthquake
  • 2005 - Malcolm & Sally Begbie, Crossroads International
  • 2004 - Sister Helen Marie Kenny, Maryknoll Sisters
  • 2003 - John R. Budge, MBE, JP, Hong Chi Association
  • 2002 - Kathy Nichols, Focus On Children's Understanding in School (F.O.C.U.S.)
  • 2001 - Joyce Rasmussen, American Women's Association and Cecilia Chen, HK Legal Education Trust Fund
  • 2000 - David & Wendy Nesbitt, Hong Kong Vocational Centre
  • 2009 - Bridget Nisbet, Springboard Project Ltd
  • 1998 - Sister Maureen McGinley, MBE, the Society for AIDS Care
  • 1997 - Amy Tso, the Caritas Jockey Club Lok Yan School
  • 1996 - Sharyn Van Reepinghen, The Springboard School
  • 1995 - Jonathan Chamberlain, Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association
  • 1994 - Peter Newbery, Youth Outreach
  • 1993 - Ira Dan Kaye, MBE (Past Chairman of AmCham)
  • 1992 - John and Patricia Torgrimson
  • 1991 - Helen Stephens, Mother's Choice
  • 1990 - Rev Dr Louis Jasper, Lutheran School for the Deaf
  • 1999 - Valerie Conibear and Wendy Blackmur, Home of Loving Faithfulness
  • 1988 - Father Sean Burke, Helping Hand
  • 1987 - Jackie Pullinger, St. Stephen's Society
  • 1986 - Chris Bale, Methodist Study Trust

AWA Awards Tea supported by AmCham Charitable Foundation

The AmCham Charitable Foundation partners with the American Women’s Association (AWA) ( and provides financial assistance to smaller and lesser known charities helping children, elderly, and disadvantaged people with health and special needs.