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G4S Global Risk Forecast 2015

Ian Betts
Global Head of Risk Analysis, G4S Risk Consulting

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Apr 1, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

Practicalities and Pitfalls Under the HK Employment Ordinance

Adam Hugill, Partner and Head of Employment Practice, Oldham, Li & Nie Lawyers

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Apr 9, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

AmCham Women of Influence Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Apr 10, 2015 (Fri) - 12:30pm

Can China Manage A Soft Landing amid the Property Downturn and Deflationary Pressure?

Dr. Tao Wang
Managing Director and Head of China Economic Research
UBS Investment Bank

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Apr 13, 2015 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Monthly Networking Drinks

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Apr 13, 2015 (Mon) - 6:30pm

AmCham Transportation & Logistics Committee Meeting (AmCham Members only)

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Apr 15, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

Briefing Session exclusive for AmCham Members followed by a Guided Tour of the ICT Expo - hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)

(Please note that the briefing session exclusive for AmCham members have been cancelled. If you’re interested in visiting the ICT Expo organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Please feel free to contact Ms. Kelly Tsang at tel: 2240-4306 or email: to receive an admission badge for your visit to the show from April 13-16, 2015).

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Apr 15, 2015 (Wed) - 9:00am

Business in Community

Peter Woo, GBM, GBS, JP
Chairman, The Wharf (Holdings) Limited and Senior Director, Wheelock and Company

Apr 16, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Cloud Computing: What it really is, why it matters and how you can really benefit

Zane Moi
Amazon Web Services, Head of Business Development, Hong Kong & Macau

Hosted By the Information & Communication Technology Committee

Apr 16, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

AmCham HK Financial Services Leadership Delegation to Shenzhen Stock Exchange & Qianhai

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Apr 17, 2015 (Fri) - 7:45am

An Opportunity for Growth: Investing in Women’s Education

Kamal Ahmad
Founder, Asian University for Women

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Apr 17, 2015 (Fri) - 8:00am

Personal Branding for Corporate Professionals Workshop

Nidhi Kush Shah
Founder & Director, Alchemy Consulting

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Apr 17, 2015 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Improving staff productivity and performance through corporate wellbeing solutions

*Dr. James Wu, Vice President for Lifestyle and Spiritual Affairs of Hong Kong and Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospitals
*Veenu Rai, Vice President, Global Compensation & Benefits, JAPA Human Resources, American Express Int'l Inc.

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Apr 20, 2015 (Mon) - 8:00am

AmCham Human Resources Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Apr 21, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

A Space Odyssey - Hong Kong Office Supply

Gavin Morgan, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Leasing, Hong Kong, JLL

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Apr 21, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Think Asia, Think Hong Kong

Smilely Lam
Senior Service Promotion Manager, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Apr 22, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

AmCham Food & Beverage Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Food & Beverage Committee

Apr 22, 2015 (Wed) - 12:30pm

Regulating Electricity – the US Experience

Paul D. O’Rourke
International Energy Expert

Hosted By the Energy Committee

Apr 23, 2015 (Thu) - 8:00am

AmCham Apparel & Footwear Committee Meeting (AmCham Members only) - Time change to 10:30am

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Apr 23, 2015 (Thu) - 10:30am

AmCham Ball 2015 - La Carousel Americano

Hosted By the Ball Committee Committee

Apr 25, 2015 (Sat) - 6:45pm

AmCham Trade & Investment Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Apr 27, 2015 (Mon) - 12:15pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Dealing with Difficult Conversations

Katie O’Hara, Executive Consultant, CONNECT COMMUNICATION

Apr 28, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

AmCham Real Estate Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Apr 29, 2015 (Wed) - 12:30pm

How Can the Potentials of Qianhai Be Fully Unleashed?

* Dr. Witman Hung, Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong, Shenzhen Qianhai Authority
*Prof. Xufei Ma, Associate Professor, Department of Management and Associate Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, Chinese University of Hong Kong
*Prof. Yinggang Zhou, Assistant Professor of Real Estate and Finance, School of Hotel and Tourism Management and Director, Center for Hospitality and Real Estate Research, Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Apr 30, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

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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

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 /
For more information about program details, please contact William Lin at 2530-6915 / or Cynthia O at 2530-6928 /

The conference flyer is attached HERE for registration purposes.
To view more / agenda for reference, please visit



*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)


Date: May 9, 2014

Time: 08:00am - 03:30pm

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

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong

Ms. Beverly Yau
Subject line: "Date of event /Speaker(s) name or event title"

Media registration at 8:15am. For media inquiries, please email to

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.