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AmCham Women of Influence Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

(This meeting has been postponed to Friday, October 10, 12:30-2pm. Venue to be confirmed. An announcement has been posted for registration. Thanks)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Oct 3, 2014 (Fri) - 12:30pm

Changes to the Trade Descriptions Ordinance – A Year On

*Eugene Low, Senior Associate - IP & TMT Group, Mayer Brown JSM
*Alan Chiu, Partner - IP & TMT Group, Mayer Brown JSM

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Oct 6, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Monthly Networking Drinks

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Oct 6, 2014 (Mon) - 6:30pm

Best Practice Energy Saving in Buildings – A Property Owner and Manager’s Perspective

Ir. Cary Chan, Head of Technical Services and Sustainability, Swire Properties Limited and Director, Hong Kong Green Building Council

(This event has been postponed to Tue, Dec 9, 4-5:30pm. A new flyer will be posted for registration shortly).

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Oct 7, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

From the PRD to Southeast Asia: Comparing Manufacturing Tradeoffs in Vietnam and Beyond

Alberto Vettoretti
Managing Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Oct 9, 2014 (Thu) - 8:00am

AmCham Human Capital Conference Planning Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Oct 10, 2014 (Fri) - 8:30am

How do leadership team in Asia perform: Trends from research and actual company experience

*Mitya New, Managing Director, Leading Organisations and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
*Prof. Elizabeth George, Professor of Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
*Karel Bakkes, Senior Advisor, Strategic Client Programme, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, China

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Oct 10, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

UPDATE OF VENUE - AmCham Women of Influence Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Oct 10, 2014 (Fri) - 12:30pm

China's Antitrust Escalation

Nathan Bush
Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Oct 13, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Influencing, Persuasion and Negotiation

Eric Sampson, Senior Executive Consultant, Connect Communication Limited

Oct 14, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

The Megatrends for Emerging Chinese Cities

Dr. Liu Qian (Louise)
Deputy Director, China Service, Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist Group

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Oct 15, 2014 (Wed) - 8:00am

Aerial Drones and Your Business: Using Small Unmanned Aerial Systems for Enterprise Solutions

Michael Perry
Public Relations Manager, DJI

Hosted By the Information & Communication Technology Committee

Oct 16, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

2014 AmCham SME Forum: Where Is Your Business Heading?

*Jim Haybyrne, Chairman & CEO, Strategic Thinking Group
*Tom Gorman, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief, FORTUNE China
*Simon Squibb, CEO & Founder, NEST Investments
*Elizabeth Thomson, Chairwoman & Founder, The Amber Foundation Ltd.
*Brendan Blumer, CEO, ii5 Ventures Ltd.
*Claire Fenner, Founder & CEO, Heels & Deals Ltd.
*Melissa Guzy, Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
*Kevin Leung, CEO, Muku Labs
*Katie McGregor, Marketing Consultant & Founder, Conduit Communications
*Gabriella Zavatti, Founder and CEO, ZAVVA Concepts Ltd.

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Oct 16, 2014 (Thu) - 1:45pm

Storytelling "In The Now": How Brands and Companies Are Evolving to Meet the Challenges of A Content-Obsessed, Converging, Real-Time World

Cathy Calhoun
Chief Client Officer, Weber Shandwick

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Oct 17, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Is your company future ready?

Dr. Yvonne Sell, Head, UK & Ireland leadership and talent (L&T) practice; Director, Hay Group

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Oct 20, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Liberalization of the PRC Legal Market – is it within reach?

Huen Wong, BBS, JP, Past President, The Law Society of Hong Kong

(Please note that this event has been postponed to Wed, Nov 19. A new flyer has been posted for registration. Thanks).

Hosted By the Law Committee

Oct 21, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

AmCham HK Business Leadership Delegation to Guangzhou

Guangdong Government officials

Oct 21, 2014 (Tue) - 8:30am

Ebola: What are the risks in Asia? What should we be doing?

Dr. Sarah Borwein, Partner, Central Health Medical Practice, Hong Kong

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Oct 21, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

The Economic Impact of Xi Jinping's Anti-Corruption Campaign

Arthur R. Kroeber
Head of research, Gavekal Dragonomics
Editor, China Economic Quarterly

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Oct 22, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

The U.S. Mid-Term Elections and Beyond

Frank Lavin
CEO and Founder, Export Now

Oct 23, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Occupy Central Movement - Longer Term Implications for Hong Kong

Steve Vickers
Chief Executive Officer, Steve Vickers & Associates Ltd

Oct 27, 2014 (Mon) - 8:00am

Cambodia Updates: H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce

Sun Chanthol
Senior Minister, Minister of Commerce and Vice Chairman, Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC)

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Oct 27, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Funding Healthy Urban Aging: Public/Private Partnerships – nice or necessary

*Richard Yuen, Permanent Secretary for Health, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR
*David Alexander, Head of Business Development Asia, Swiss Re
*Bonnie Lui, Chief Life Product Officer, AXA Hong Kong
*Geoffrey Lieu, Chairman, Hong Kong Healthcare Corporation Limited & Chairman Emeritus, Institute for Health Policy and Systems Research
*Maryan Broadbent, Group Corporate Solutions, AIA (Moderator)

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Oct 28, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

AmCham Apparel & Footwear Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Oct 30, 2014 (Thu) - 8:00am

IP Strategy for SMEs

*Gabriela Kennedy, Partner, Mayer Brown JSM
*Ruth Stackpool-Moore, Managing Counsel, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Oct 30, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

2014 AmCham Inter-Chamber Golf Tournament

Hosted By the Sports & Entertainment Committee

Oct 31, 2014 (Fri) - 10:00am

Success secrets of the world’s most inspirational women

Anthony A. Rose, Chairman and CEO, House of Rose Professional

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Oct 31, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

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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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