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Monthly Networking Drinks

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Nov 2, 2015 (Mon) - 6:30pm

An American Outlook on the U.S. and China

John E. Silvia, Ph. D.
Managing Director, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Wells Fargo & Company

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Nov 3, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

Air Quality Hong Kong – status update and what needs to be done next?

Prof. Alexis Lau, Director, Atmospheric Research Center, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Nov 3, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Update on Global Shipping Reform

Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr.
Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Nov 4, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

Office Feng Shui

Susanne Schutz, Founder & Managing Director, Suzhong Consulting Limited

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Nov 4, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Expert Series: Trajectory of the Chinese economy – will the fundamentals of growth save the day?

Dr. Nicholas R. Lardy
Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Nov 5, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

AmCham 12th Annual Women of Influence Conference & Awards - Evolution or Revolution: how will you succeed and excel at work in 2030?

*Ronald Lee, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC (Opening Keynote)
*Deborah Kan, New Media Entrepreneur (Luncheon Keynote)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Nov 6, 2015 (Fri) - 8:00am

Hong Kong Property Without Tears

Christopher Dillon, author of the Landed series of real estate books

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Nov 9, 2015 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Is London still the best place to invest in the UK?

Robert Pearce, Director, Blackfish

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Nov 10, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

Supply Chain Panel - What is Hong Kong’s evolving role in regional sourcing?

*Anthony Sutcliffe, Managing Director, Home Retail Group (Asia) Limited
*Colin Browne, Vice President & Managing Director of Asia Sourcing, VF Corporation
*Dominic Jephcott, CEO, Vendigital Ltd
*Pansy Yau, Deputy Director of Research, HKTDC

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Nov 10, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

Cyber Security Law in China, a comparison with the U.S. and what does it mean to businesses operating in China

Ronald Cheng, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Hosted By the Law Committee

Nov 10, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

10 Top Tips for How to Use LinkedIn (and some for what not to do)

Chris J. Reed
Global CEO and Founder, Black Marketing Global and Asia Pacific Office

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Nov 11, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Founding and growing a successful hyper-growth business

Greg Patti, former VP International Finance, GoPro

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Nov 12, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

E-Commerce, Online Shopping and Delivering in the Digital Age

Karen Reddington, President, FedEx Express Asia Pacific

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Nov 12, 2015 (Thu) - 12:30pm

Evasion vs. Avoidance

Edward Ng, Attaché-IRS Criminal Investigation Division, US Consulate General Hong Kong

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Nov 12, 2015 (Thu) - 4:00pm

60th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail

Nov 12, 2015 (Thu) - 6:00pm

Presentation by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications

* Dorte Kristoffersen, Executive Director, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications
* Andrew Ho, Head and Registrar, Qualifications Assessment, Hong Kong Council of Academic & Vocational Qualifications

Hosted By the Education Committee

Nov 13, 2015 (Fri) - 8:00am

HKSAR Government Series: The Legal Landscape of Hong Kong: An Update

The Hon. Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, SC, Secretary for Justice, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Hosted By the Law Committee

Nov 13, 2015 (Fri) - 11:45am

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: Extracurricular Activities for University Admissions – Less is More

Mark A. Montgomery, Ph.D., President, American Academic Advisors

Nov 16, 2015 (Mon) - 8:00am

Smart Grid, Smart City - A journey to a sustainable city

Wayne Pales
Head of Smart Grid Program, CLP Power Hong Kong

Hosted By the Energy Committee

Nov 16, 2015 (Mon) - 12:00pm

AmCham Human Resources Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Nov 17, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

Climate Change – The Road to COP in Paris

Dr. Jeanne Chi Yun Ng, PhD, Director – Group Sustainability, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Nov 17, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Party Plenums, 5 Year Plans and the New Normal for Foreign Business in China

James McGregor
Greater China Chairman, APCO Worldwide, China

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Nov 18, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Finding your authentic professional voice

David Pope, Executive Voice coach, All Voice Talent Ltd

Nov 18, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Patent trolls: the trends and how to defend against them

*Christopher Kao, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
*Karen Cheung, Senior Business Development Manager, Orangefield

Hosted By the Information & Communication Technology Committee

Nov 19, 2015 (Thu) - 8:00am

AmCham Apparel & Footwear Committee Meeting (AmCham Members only)

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Nov 19, 2015 (Thu) - 8:00am

Estate and Related Tax Planning for American Expatriates in Hong Kong

*Jessica Cutrera, Founder, Managing Director, Head of Operations & Compliance, EXS Capital
*Carlo Gray, Partner, Buzzacott
*Ellen Tong, Tax Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Nov 19, 2015 (Thu) - 4:00pm

China’s New Normal: How Far, How Deep, and What Sort of Impact?

Brent Carlson, Director, AlixPartners Hong Kong Limited

Hosted By the Law Committee

Nov 20, 2015 (Fri) - 4:00pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - What does it mean to American companies’ businesses and disputes in the Asia Pacific?

*Chiann Bao, Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
*Romesh Weeramantry, Foreign Legal Consultant, Clifford Chance

Hosted By the Law Committee

Nov 23, 2015 (Mon) - 12:00pm

What you need to know about Hong Kong’s Hospitals: A patient's perspective

Shalini Mahtani, MBE, Chairperson, The Zubin Foundation

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Nov 24, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

The Rise of FinTech and its Impact on the Financial Services Industry in Hong Kong and Asia

* Janos Barberis, Founder,
* James Lloyd, Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, AMP Credit Technologies
* Lawrence Morgan, Chief Operating Officer, NEST Hong Kong
* Alister Musgrave, Managing Director and Founder,
* Henri Arslanian, Head of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships, APrivacy (Moderator)

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Nov 24, 2015 (Tue) - 6:30pm

APEC business gets “inclusive”: the Philippines puts a distinctive stamp on 2015 – and sets the scene for Peru’s 2016 chairmanship

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

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Nov 25, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

China's Connected Consumers - When 10,000 Chinese shop... Insights from a 2015 survey

Anson Bailey
Principal, Business Development, KPMG China

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Nov 25, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon 2015


Nov 26, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Wealth and Succession Planning - Series II

* Alfred Ip, Partner, Oldham, Li & Nie
* Scherzade Burden, Registered Foreign Lawyer, Private Client Group, Oldham, Li & Nie

Hosted By the Law Committee

Nov 27, 2015 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Successfully Selling Your Ideas: If You Can't Sell, You Can't Win!

David Goldsmith, President, Goldsmith Organization, LLC.; Author of the best selling book "Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future"

Nov 30, 2015 (Mon) - 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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