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Who is Xi? An Assessment of China's President Three Years after Taking Office

Professor Kerry Brown
Executive Director of China Studies Centre and Professor of Chinese Politics, University of Sydney

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Oct 2, 2015 (Fri) - 8:00am

AmCham Women of Influence Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Oct 2, 2015 (Fri) - 12:30pm

Monthly Networking Drinks

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Oct 5, 2015 (Mon) - 6:30pm

Discovery Without Boundaries

Professor David Roblin, FRCP FFPM, COO and Director of Scientific Translation, The Francis Crick Institute

NOTE: Change of meeting room. Thanks.

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Oct 7, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

The Scenes at Home behind Xi’s Visit to the U.S.

Professor Chenggang Xu
Chung Hon-Dak Professor in Economic Development, The University of Hong Kong

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Oct 7, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

Dr. Alejandro Ponce, Chief Research Officer, World Justice Project

Hosted By the Law Committee

Oct 8, 2015 (Thu) - 8:00am

Challenging Times Ahead for Hong Kong Banks

* Paul McSheaffrey, Partner and Head of Banking for KPMG Hong Kong, KPMG China
* Wilson Pang, Partner, Financial Advisory, KPMG Business Advisory (China) Co. Limited

Oct 8, 2015 (Thu) - 8:00am

US Tax, Estate Planning and Investment Issues for Americans Residing Abroad

*Erik Wallace, Partner, Withers Hong Kong
*Mark Scher, Senior Wealth Manager, MAESCO Private Wealth
*Wayne Bewick, Partner, Trowbridge Professional Corporation

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Oct 8, 2015 (Thu) - 4:00pm

Recovery or Bust? Prospects for Asian Markets

*Simon Cox, Managing Director and Investment Strategist, BNY Mellon Investment Management Asia Pacific
*Jessica Cutrera, Managing Director, EXS Capital
*Ernest Ng, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Sumeru Capital
*Dr. Qian Wang, Senior Economist, Asia, Vanguard Investments Hong Kong Limited
*Steven Xavier Chan, Vice President, Head of Regulatory, Industry and Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, State Street (Moderator)

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Oct 9, 2015 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Visit to the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Oct 12, 2015 (Mon) - 10:15am

AmCham Entrepreneurs/SME Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Oct 13, 2015 (Tue) - 12:30pm

Jing Ulrich on China

*Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
*John Dawson, Director, Artemis Associates (Moderator)

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Oct 14, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop: International School or Local School

Dr Maggie Koong, the Chief Principal of VEO and school director of VSA

Oct 14, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

College Education in the New Era

David Oxtoby
President, Pomona College

Hosted By the Education Committee

Oct 14, 2015 (Wed) - 2:15pm

Navigating US Enforcement Risk in Asia

Adam Siegel, Regional Managing Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, US LLP

Hosted By the Law Committee

Oct 14, 2015 (Wed) - 4:00pm

AmCham Taxation Committee Meeting (Members Only)

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Oct 15, 2015 (Thu) - 4:00pm

Gateway to the STARs: Want to sell your services outside Hong Kong? Using APEC's STAR Database as a key to entering new markets

David Dodwell
Executive Director, the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Group and
Chief Executive, Strategic Access Limited

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Oct 16, 2015 (Fri) - 8:00am

Global Residential Investment Markets On Focus: Australia, Canada, London, and America

*Doris Lam, Senior Manager, Head of North America Desk, Hong Kong, Savills
*Gareth Hart, Director, Colliers International
*Martina Hui, Leading Edge Real Estate
*Sam Van Horebeek, Managing Director, East-West Property Advisors

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Oct 16, 2015 (Fri) - 12:00pm

What drives your leader in a VUCA world: Global leadership

*Ken Belanger, Managing Director, TMC
*Lynne Elaine Putz, Managing Director, Client Services, TMC
*Lingfu (Jeffrey) Dong, PhD, Director of APAC, Berlitz Corporation

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Oct 19, 2015 (Mon) - 8:00am

Busting Myths! Understanding current trends in international school placements, enrollment and admissions.

*Ruth Benny, Founder, TopSchools
*Angela Reilly, Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement, Hong Kong Academy
*Vicky Seehafer, Director of Admission, Hong Kong International School
*Jonathan Straker, Head of Student Support, ESF

Hosted By the Education Committee

Oct 20, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

“Against the Odds” - Asian leaders share what it took to get to the top of a multinational company

*Yat-Chung Koh, President Asia, American Express International, Inc.
*Christine Ip, Managing Director / CEO Hong Kong, United Overseas Bank Limited
*Elaine Lo, Senior Partner, Chairman of the Asia Board, Mayer Brown JSM
*Linda Garrett, Managing Director, Garrett Global Consulting (Moderator)

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Oct 20, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Analytics: How business leaders can drive greater value from big data and create a competitive advantage

* Scott Likens, Analytics and Digital Consulting Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
* Philip Reschke, Director, Analytics Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Hosted By the Information & Communication Technology Committee

Oct 20, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Technical Analysis in Patent Litigation

*Peng Meng Kou, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Materials Chemistry Practice, Exponent
*Nareg Sinenian, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Practice, Exponent

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Oct 23, 2015 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Domain Management and Protecting Brands in a Changing Environment

Troy Fuhriman, Director, Domain Management of MarkMonitor, Thomson Reuters

Hosted by Intellectual Property Committee

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Oct 26, 2015 (Mon) - 12:00pm

What Does HR Need to Know About the Competition Ordinance?

*Julia Gorham, Head of Employment, Asia, DLA Piper
*Anita Lam, Of Counsel, Solicitor Advocate, DLA Piper

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Oct 27, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

A View from Washington & Why it Matters for Global Companies

Juanita Duggan
President and CEO, American Apparel & Footwear Association

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Oct 27, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Influencing, Persuasion and Negotiation

Eric Sampson, Executive Consultant, Connect Communication Limited

Oct 28, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: Organizational Change Through “Systemic Coaching”

Adrian G. Tsukamoto
Partner, Executive Coach, COACH A (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd

Oct 29, 2015 (Thu) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Summer programs and study options in Hong Kong, USA and Switzerland

*Jonathan Hilton, Director of Admissions, Far East, Leysin American School in Switzerland
*Gerry Chu, Director, Kaplan International
*Valerie Cheung Koo, Asia Pacific Regional Manager, School Choice International

Oct 29, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Securing Better Access for Hong Kong's Goods, Services and Investments Abroad: Update on Latest Developments

Kenneth Mak
Director-General, Trade and Industry
Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Oct 30, 2015 (Fri) - 8:00am

Building HR capability for a future focused HR function

*Chris Meyrick, Vice President, Human Resources, Asia Pacific, American Express
*Kabir Julka, Director HR, Hong Kong & Taiwan, American Express

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Oct 30, 2015 (Fri) - 12:00pm

B2B Marketing: What’s New and What’s Working

Ruth P. Stevens
President, eMarketing Strategy

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Oct 30, 2015 (Fri) - 4:00pm

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Competition in China and beyond – new challenges for old Multinationals

12:00pm Registration/ Networking
12:25pm Lunch
  1:10pm Remarks
  2:00pm Close

China is fast becoming the competitive battlefield on which global winners are determined. An increasing number of Chinese companies are moving towards a dominating position in some segments. What are the global implications of the enormous economies of scale in the attractive China market? How do MNCs respond to the local competition?

Table bookings (10-12 persons) are welcome!


Hellmut Schütte, Distinguished Professor of International Management, Vice President and Dean, CEIBS

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Professor Hellmut Schütte is Distinguished Professor of International Management, Vice President and Dean at CEIBS since February 2013. He officially joined CEIBS in September 2009 as Distinguished Professor of Management and European Chair for Sino-European Business Relations. He is particularly interested in aspects of business competition in China and other BRICs.

He is also Emeritus Professor of International Management at INSEAD whose faculty he joined in Fontainebleau, France, in 1981 after a career in the areas of marketing and investment banking. He teaches and does research in the area of international business with a special focus on Asia and Emerging Markets. Professor Schütte studied economics and business administration in Germany and obtained his doctorate from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. For 11 years he worked as executive in the area of marketing and investment banking. During his academic career at INSEAD, he was visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, visiting professor at Boston University, and visiting scholar at Harvard University. Up to the fall of 2006, Professor Schütte was the Dean of INSEAD’s fast growing Asia Campus located in Singapore.

China is Professor Schütte’s tenth country in which he lives and works. He has taught in seminars in another 40 countries all over the world. He is a well-known speaker in conferences and business meetings, a regular contributor to the World Economic Forum in Davos and other places in the world, and actively involved in various executive programmes, board and advisory roles and consulting assignments. Among others, he is an Executive Director and Partner of BAF Spectrum, a business angel firm that invests in young enterprises.

Professor Schütte is the author of many articles and nine books, among them the best-seller ‘Strategies for Asia Pacific’ (co-authored with P. Lasserre).


Date: Nov 11, 2013

Time: 12:00pm - 02:00pm

Member: HK$550
Non-member: HK$650
Corporate table: HK$6,600

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong
Board Room 6 (Mezzanine Floor)
1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Ms. Katherine Lau
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