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Facebook's Role and Impact for Small- and Medium-Sized Business (start-ups) in the Era of Digital Economy

Elizabeth Hernandez
Head of Public Policy, Asia-Pacific, Facebook

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

May 6, 2016 (Fri) - 8:00am

Heading: Inside Look at the US Presidential Race

Frank Lavin
CEO and Founder, Export Now;
Former US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade; Former US Ambassador to Singapore

May 9, 2016 (Mon) - 8:00am

[SPOTLIGHT SESSION] Do Independent Directors Provide a Valuable Service to Shareholders? (FREE for members)

Kasper Meisner Nielsen
Associate Professor
Academic Director
HKUST-NYU Stern MSGF Program

May 9, 2016 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Monthly Networking Drinks

N/A

Hosted By the Hospitality & Tourism Committee

May 9, 2016 (Mon) - 6:30pm

Marketing & Communications: Growth acceleration lessons - A Conversation with Mr. Roberto Guidetti, CEO of Vitasoy International

Roberto Guidetti
CEO, Vitasoy International Holdings

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

May 10, 2016 (Tue) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: “Mind the Gap” – managing conflict between the generation gaps in the workplace

Katie O’Hara
Assoc CIPD, ACC
Executive Consultant & Corporate Coach
CONNECT COMMUNICATION

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

May 10, 2016 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Smart City Series: "How do Hong Kong's regulations promote or impede innovation?"

* Brett Cooper, General Manager, Hong Kong & Macau, Philip Morris International (PMI)
* Isabel Fan, Country Director, Tesla Motors Hong Kong and Macau
*Crystal Pang, Head of Community Relations, Uber
* Jong Lee, Founder and Chairman, Bonham Strand and Chairman and Managing Director, RGL Holdings, Ltd (Moderator)

Hosted By the Information & Communication Technology Committee

May 11, 2016 (Wed) - 12:00pm

APEC Series: Assessment on the Impact and Impediment of Non-tariff Barriers to Food Trade and Food Security

Nathaniel Thompson, Researcher, APEC Business Advisory Council, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

Hosted By the Food & Beverage Committee

May 13, 2016 (Fri) - 8:00am

How Susceptible is Your Business to Tax Audit in Hong Kong

*Kaiser Kwan, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Hong Kong
*Helen Mok, Senior Tax Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Hong Kong

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

May 13, 2016 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Gas-Fired Power Generation in Hong Kong – A Secure and Sustainable Future

Graham Holland
Director - Project Development, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

Hosted By the Energy Committee

May 16, 2016 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Cloud Technology Adoption – Insights and Recent Trends in APAC

*Frederic Giron, Vice President, Research Director, Forrester
*Neal Suggs, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

Hosted by the Law Committee

Hosted By the Information & Communication Technology Committee

May 17, 2016 (Tue) - 8:00am

AmCham Human Resources Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

N/A

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

May 17, 2016 (Tue) - 8:00am

China Customs Update: The New Landscape for Consumer Product Importers in China

William Marshall
Partner | Leader, Asia Pacific Customs & Global Trade
Deloitte China

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

May 17, 2016 (Tue) - 12:00pm

13th InterCham Connecting People Cocktail

N/A

May 17, 2016 (Tue) - 6:30pm

Timing and Why it Matters: Connect with your audiences at the right time to seal the deal

*Henry Wood, VP, Head of I&A and Creative, Asia Pacific, WE
*Harold Li, Head of Communications, North Asia, Uber
*Fiona Foxon, Marketing Manager - APAC, Mattel East Asia Limited

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

May 18, 2016 (Wed) - 12:00pm

AmCham Taxation Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

N/A

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

May 19, 2016 (Thu) - 4:00pm

Global Economic & Commercial Real Estate Outlook: Ongoing impact of increasing capital flows, continued stimulus, and forecasts for the major global cities

Kevin Thorpe, Chief Economist & Global Head of Research, Cushman & Wakefield

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

May 20, 2016 (Fri) - 8:00am

AmCham Corporate Social Responsibility Committee Meeting (AmCham Members only)

Hosted By the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

May 20, 2016 (Fri) - 11:00am

CSR 1.0 to 4.0 – taking your CSR initiatives to the next level

Pat-Nie Woo
Principal, Strategic Development, KPMG

Hosted By the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

May 20, 2016 (Fri) - 12:00pm

The Block-Chain, Cryptocurrency and Traditional Business Administration

*Edmund J. Lowell, Managing Director, Far Horizon Capital Inc.
*Michael Michelini, Founder, Global from Asia

Hosted By the China Business Committee

May 20, 2016 (Fri) - 3:00pm

New Member Welcome Breakfast (AmCham Members Only, First-time Attendees Only)

May 26, 2016 (Thu) - 8:00am

Cyber Risk Trends 2016: How to protect your business

Edward Stroz
Executive Chairman, Stroz Friedberg

May 27, 2016 (Fri) - 8:00am

Cotton Credentials: Evolving the Global Supply Chain

Karin Malmstrom
Director, China and Northeast Asia, Cotton Council International

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

May 30, 2016 (Mon) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Be Smart About Corporate Travel Cost Savings and Traveller-centric Solutions

Mabel Leung
Head of Sales - Corporate Travel, Swire Travel

May 30, 2016 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Interview with Zach Nelson CEO of Cloud-Technology Leader NetSuite

*Zach Nelson, CEO, NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N)
*Tara Joseph, Chief Correspondent, Asia, Reuters TV (Moderator)

May 31, 2016 (Tue) - 8:00am

Financial Planning & Investing Workshop

Jessica Cutrera
Co-Founder & Partner
EXS Capital

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

May 31, 2016 (Tue) - 12:00pm

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EVENT DETAILS

AmCham China Conference - Managing in a Maturing China

8:00am Registration/ Coffee/ Sponsors’ Exhibitions
8:20am – 3:30pm Conference(Lunch included, 12:15pm-2:00pm)
 
Hosted by the China Affairs Group
 
AmCham’s annual China Conference is structured to provide practical, near-term insights and assessments for effective business development in Hong Kong and China.

After more than 30 years of rapid growth, China is a maturing economy. The business climate for foreign MNCs and SMEs operating in China – both old timers and new-to-market companies – face worrisome challenges from rising costs coupled with intensifying competition from domestic businesses. Nevertheless, China’s continuing urbanization, emerging middle class, aging population, and recent adjustments in various social policies offer huge potential for business growth. In this changing environment, how can foreign businesses maintain their competitiveness in China and adapt to the new market circumstances to win consumers? In addition, what role can Hong Kong play in this historic transformation of China’s business environment, particularly in services?

 
Gain insights on these and related issues at this exceptional one-day event. Take the opportunity to learn from and interact with senior business executives, policy makers and other experts through two keynote speeches and five highly interactive panels.
 
The conference flyer is attached HERE for registration purposes.
To view more / agenda for reference, please visit www.amcham.org.hk/China-Conference.html

PROGRAM (For speakers' bio, please click on their names)
Opening Keynote (8:40am - 9:25am)
Frank Lavin, CEO and Founder, Export Now; Former Under Secretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce and Former US Ambassador to Singapore
  
Luncheon Keynote: A Conversation with Jing Ulrich (1:15pm - 2:00pm)
Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Tara Joseph, Editor-in-Charge, Reuters TV, Asia (Moderator)

Panel I: China’s Mass Urbanization: Get with the Flow, or Fail (9:30am - 10:30am)
China is undergoing an unprecedented urbanization. With more than 700 million people living in the cities already, another 150 million are expected to move from the countryside to cities over the next decade. Along with urbanization, the middle class is booming, the population is aging, and the current social benefit system needs substantial reform. Does Hong Kong have a role to play in these areas? As China tries to manage this historic transformation, what are the opportunities for foreign firms to assist? How can existing foreign businesses maintain their competitiveness in China and adapt to the new market circumstances to win consumers?
 
Peter Levesque, Chief Commercial Officer, Modern Terminals Ltd. (Moderator)
Michael A. Jones, Vice President, Global Business Development, General Electric
Michael Klibaner, Regional Director & Head of Research - Greater China, JLL
Jay Walder, CEO, MTR Corporation


Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions(Panels II – IV, 11:00am-12:15pm. Please refer to booking form for selection):

Panel II: Government Hand-Outs or the Invisible Hand?
For two decades China has been trying to shift from a planned economy to a market economy, but government still plays a major role in the market. The recent CPC Third Plenum announced that market will be the decisive factor in economy. What does that mean for SOEs as well as private and foreign businesses? What are the opportunities and challenges? If the economy slows down, will the government still let the market rule?
 
Robert Grieves, Chairman & CEO, Hamilton Advisors Limited (Moderator)
Brian Murray, Group Chief Economist, Investment Department, AIA Group Limited
William Overholt, President, Fung Global Institute
Yu Liming, Vice President, China Merchants Group

Panel III: Lead or Follow? HK’s Role in PRD Integration
The greater PRD area offers great potential for Hong Kong business development and social/economic integration, especially in services. How can Hong Kong help drive world-class developments in the planned PRD Free Trade Area, maximizing new transportation links between Hong Kong and PRD? Will Hong Kong be a leader or a follower in this regional integration? How can the Hong Kong government and the business community best ensure a strong role for Hong Kong in PRD development and economic maturation? 

Seth Peterson, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles (Moderator)
Colin Browne, VP and Managing Director of Asia Sourcing, VF Asia Ltd.
Ben Simpfendorfer, Founder and Managing Director, Silk Road Associates
Alan Turley, Vice President - International Affairs, APAC, FedEx Express
 
Panel IV: China E-Commerce: the Most Important Business Battleground in the World
China e-commerce is at the intersection of the two most important business trends in the world today: the rise of the Chinese consumer and the rise of e-commerce.  Not only are these two trends shaping China’s economy, China e-commerce is increasingly setting the pace for the world.  The good news is international companies are increasingly able to compete and win in this strategic space.  Find out how your company can develop an effective China e-commerce strategy.
 
Josh Goldman, Global Leader, Digital Shopping Measurement, Nielsen (Moderator)
Sujith Abraham, Group Vice President, Asia Pacific Strategy & Sales Department, Oracle
Frank Lavin, CEO and Founder, Export Now
Thibault Villet, CEO, Glamour Sales China

Panel V: China’s Financial Reforms: Over-hyped or the Real Thing? (2:00pm - 3:15pm)
China appears to be speeding up its financial reforms and new measures are being floated in Qianhai and in the new Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone. As China's foreign exchange reserves continue to climb and booming internet financing brings unprecedented competition on traditional financing, are financial reforms over-hyped or will there be real traction? What needs closest watching? What could impact risk assessment most for foreign businesses invested in Mainland China and Hong Kong? 
 
Beth Smits, Head of Public Affairs & Communications, Asia Pacific, SWIFT (Moderator)
Simon Gleave, Regional Head, Financial Services, KPMG
Robert Kung, China Country Executive and Head of Global Client Management, BNY Mellon
Anthony Neoh, Former Chief Advisor, China Securities Regulatory Commission
 

Supporting Organizations will benefit from AmCham member rates. For the supporting organizations registering through AmCham, please click on the “flyer” , complete the form and check the “Supporting Organization Rate”, and fax it to Beverly Yau, AmCham at +(852) 3753-1202.

Sponsorship form is attached HERE. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact
Mary Simpson at 2530-6922 / msimpson@amcham.org.hk
 
For more information about program details, please contact William Lin at 2530-6915 / wlin@amcham.org.hk or Cynthia O at 2530-6928 / cyo@amcham.org.hk

The conference flyer is attached HERE for registration purposes.
 
To view more / agenda for reference, please visit www.amcham.org.hk/China-Conference.html

 

SPEAKER(S)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
*Frank Lavin, CEO and Founder, Export Now; Former Under Secretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce and Former US Ambassador to Singapore (Opening Keynote)
*Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Luncheon Keynote)

REGISTRATION

Date: May 9, 2014

Time: 08:00am - 03:30pm

Fees:
Member: HK$1,580
Non-member: HK$1,880
Corporate table: HK$20,000

Venue:
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
[MAP]

Inquiries:
Ms. Beverly Yau
Email: byau@amcham.org.hk
Subject line: "Date of event /Speaker(s) name or event title"

Media registration at 8:15am. For media inquiries, please email to publicaffairs@amcham.org.hk


Media: Open to Media

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Terms and Conditions

* Presentation materials will be distributed to MEMBER ATTENDEES only.

* To ensure that we capture all your online registrations on time before the event, the online booking system will be deactivated 48 hours prior to the event

* An email confirmation will be sent to the registered participant's email. Online bookings will generate an automated confirmation via e-mail.

* Membership is on an individual basis. Non-members can only attend at non-member price.

* All cancellations must be notified in writing at least two working days prior to the event, or six working days prior to the conference. No-shows will be charged.

* Faxed or mailed booking forms received without payment (check/cash) will be considered void, unless valid credit card details are given as guarantee.

* When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled.