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2016 Africa Delegation


Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Oct 3, 2016 (Mon) - 7:00am

Integrating Sustainability Goal into Business Strategy

*Dr. Calvin Kwan, General Manager, Sustainability, Link REIT
*Natalie Chan, Former Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Oct 3, 2016 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Monthly Networking Drinks


Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Oct 3, 2016 (Mon) - 6:30pm

Prospects for China's Financial Centers under Global Uncertainty - Brexit and Beyond

Dr. David R. Meyer
Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri USA

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Oct 5, 2016 (Wed) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: 1 Minute Networking

Patrick Eng, Executive Consultant, Connect Communication Limited

Oct 6, 2016 (Thu) - 12:00pm

“All Roles Flex” - Telstra

Lynne Barry, Global Head of Learning and Development, Telstra

(This event has now been postponed. Once a new date is fixed, a flyer will be posted on website for registration. Thanks).

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Oct 13, 2016 (Thu) - 8:00am

'Better Business' Series – The Innovation of Work

*Dr David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, the Government of HKSAR
*Dr Allan Zeman, Founder, Lan Kwai Fong Group
*Stephen Sui, Under Secretary for Labour and Welfare, the Government of HKSAR
*Byron Lam, Assistant Director, Efficiency Unit, the Government of HKSAR
*Scott Stiles, Co-Founder & General Manager, Fair Employment Agency
*Julanne Minster, Vice President Asia Business Development, Delos
*George Chen, Head of Public Policy, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Facebook
*Dr Jane Lee, Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council
*Argon Ho, General Manager, Hong Kong and Macau, Cisco
*Eunice Wong, Co-Founder, Quikspaces
*Susan Evans, Founder, Innovate2Sustainability
*Christian Tooley, Consultant, Workplace Strategy & Occupier Consulting, CBRE APAC

Hosted By the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Oct 13, 2016 (Thu) - 6:00pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop: A Taste of “Think on Your Feet®”

Perry Lam, Founder and Chief Excellence Officer, The LAM INSTITUTE

Oct 17, 2016 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Connecting the Dots between Leadership, Decision Making and Corporate Culture

Hilde Mertens, Founder & CEO, Mind Box Limited

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Oct 17, 2016 (Mon) - 6:00pm

[SPOTLIGHT SESSION] Commercial Drones (UAVs) in Agribusiness - Opportunities and Challenges in Asia (FREE for members)

*Jessica Chung, Senior Consultant, Ipsos Business Consulting
*Markus Scherer, Head of Consulting, Hong Kong, Ipsos Business Consulting

Oct 18, 2016 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress-free Productivity

Cyrille Jegu, Certified GTD® Master Trainer, David Allen Company,Greater China

Oct 19, 2016 (Wed) - 8:00am

Workplace Technologies and Future Office Trends

Michael Shafer, Senior Director – JBA Technology, JBA Consulting Engineers

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Oct 19, 2016 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Economics and Finance in a Two-Percent Economy

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

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Oct 20, 2016 (Thu) - 8:00am

New Chinese Transfer Pricing Compliance Regulations Are Changing the Compliance Burdens and Costs for Related Party Transactions

*Eunice Kuo, Partner, Tax Managing Partner, Eastern Region, National Cross Border Tax Leader, Deloitte China
*Leonard Khaw, Co-leader, Managing Director – China Tax Services, Deloitte AP ICE, Ltd.
*Marc A. Tschirner. Director, Tax / Transfer Pricing, Tax and Business Advisory Group, Deloitte Hong Kong

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Oct 20, 2016 (Thu) - 4:00pm

Smart City Vision

Ir Allen Yeung Tak-bun
Government Chief Information Officer
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Hosted By the Energy Committee

Oct 24, 2016 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: Opening the right doors for you in the US, UK & universities worldwide. University Counselling in an international school environment

Jonathan Hilton, Director of Marketing, Leysin American School in Switzerland

Oct 25, 2016 (Tue) - 8:00am

Strategic Imperatives for 2016 and Beyond: Insights from AAFA

Rick Helfenbein
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Apparel & Footwear Association

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Oct 26, 2016 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Working Effectively Across Cultures

Emma Dodwell-Groves, Intercultural Program Manager, Regional Lead (EMEA), Brookfield Global Relocation Services

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Oct 28, 2016 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Are You Well Prepared for Cyber Risk?

*Paolo Sbuttoni, Partner, Baker & Mckenzie
*Michael Lamb, CEO, CCW Global
*Teddy Ko, Country Director, Singapore Telecom Hong Kong Limited

Hosted By the Information & Communication Technology Committee

Oct 31, 2016 (Mon) - 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.