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AmCham 23rd Annual Human Capital Conference - The Power of Many: How to Use Teams to Drive Superior Performance

*Sara Yang Bosco, President, Asia Pacific, Emerson Electric Asia Pacific (Opening Keynote)
*Arthur Bacci, Head - Hong Kong Group, Principal International, Principal Financial Group (Lunch Speaker)
*Sundi Balu, Chief Information Officer, International, Telstra (Final Keynote)

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Dec 2, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

Bangladesh, what next?

*Tom Nelson, Vice President - Global Product Procurement, VF Corporation
*Ian Spaulding, Senior Partner, Elevate

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Dec 3, 2014 (Wed) - 8:00am

The Internationalization of China's Currency: What’s the Future of the RMB?

*Alex Medana, Director, Securities Markets, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
*Lisa O’Connor, Head of Securities Services & CAT Product, HK, NEA and Greater China, Standard Chartered Bank
*Rebecca Terner Lentchner, Executive Director – Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (Moderator)

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Dec 3, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Briefing at Hong Kong Forum-North America Regional Caucus

Dec 3, 2014 (Wed) - 2:30pm

How to measure and modify employee behaviour?
A breakthrough approach to risk culture of overseeing individual conduct to create a resilient workforce

*Adam Salzer, Managing Director - Consulting Practice, PwC Hong Kong and China
*Gregory Profeta, Partner - Financial Services Practice, PwC Hong Kong

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Dec 4, 2014 (Thu) - 8:00am

AmCham Intellectual Property Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Dec 4, 2014 (Thu) - 12:30pm

Meet the AmCham Board Series – “If I Knew Then What I Know Now” (AmCham Members Only)

*Janet De Silva, Dean, Ivey Asia, Ivey Business School
*Robert T. Grieves, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Hamilton Advisors Limited

Hosted By the Young Professionals Committee

Dec 4, 2014 (Thu) - 6:30pm

Legal Know-how in Greater China 2014: What the best-organised firms and law departments do (and you should, too)

*Peter Davies, Head of Editorial, Practical Law China, Thomson Reuters
*Susan Finder, Editor, Practical Law China, Thomson Reuters

Hosted By the Law Committee

Dec 5, 2014 (Fri) - 8:00am

Updates on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in the context of Vietnam investment environment (AmCham Members Only)

Laura Stone
Counselor for Economics, Environment, Science, Technology, and Health
U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Dec 5, 2014 (Fri) - 12:30pm

Outlook on Hong Kong’s Role as Asia’s Global Financial Center

David Meyer
Senior Lecturer in Management, Olin Business School
Washington University in St. Louis

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Dec 8, 2014 (Mon) - 8:00am

AmCham HK: Hinrich Foundation Global Trade Leader Development Program (AmCham Members Only)

Colin Browne
Vice President and Managing Director Product Supply - Asia, VF Asia Ltd.

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Dec 8, 2014 (Mon) - 3:30pm

Monthly Networking Drinks

Dec 8, 2014 (Mon) - 6:30pm

Tom Doctoroff: Old World, New Minds ― China’s post 90s generation

Tom Doctoroff
CEO, JWT Asia Pacific

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Dec 9, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

FATCA – Reporting to the US and What Else is Due in the Next 6 Months

*Angelica Kwan, US Tax Partner, PwC Hong Kong
*Timothy Clough, Risk & Controls Assurance Partner, PwC Hong Kong

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Dec 9, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

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

Cary Chan, General Manager, Technical Services and Sustainability, Swire Properties Limited

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Dec 9, 2014 (Tue) - 4:00pm

The Business of Writing Well

Ross O’Brien, Director, Corporate Network, Hong Kong of The Economist Group

Hosted By the Young Professionals Committee

Dec 9, 2014 (Tue) - 6:30pm

eDiscovery in Hong Kong

*Menachem Hasofer, Partner, Mayer Brown JSM
*Nathan Hughes, Business Development Director, Epiq Systems

(Please note that this event has been postponed to late January 2015. Once a new date is fixed, a new flyer will be posted for registration. Thanks!)

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Dec 10, 2014 (Wed) - 8:00am

How BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Initiative will impact MNCs in China and Hong Kong?

Patrick Cheung
Partner, Transfer Pricing Service, Deloitte China

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Dec 11, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Understanding Your Customers in the New Digital World: The Brand Perspective

Chris Clark
Chief Marketing Officer, HSBC Global

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Dec 12, 2014 (Fri) - 8:00am

HR Panel Discussion on Diversity & Inclusion

*Lisa Johnson, Global Practice Leader, Consulting Services, Crown World Mobility
*Penny Angove, Asia-Pacific Mobility Leader, EY
*Zoe Henham, Global Head of Human Resources, CLSA

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Dec 15, 2014 (Mon) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Communicating Across Barriers

Patrick Eng, Executive Consultant, Connect Communication Limited

Dec 16, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Asia-Pacific Trade Updates: TPP, RCEP and other trade related negotiations and issues in Asia

*Dr. Deborah Elms, Executive Director , Asian Trade Centre
*Neena Moorjani, Director of Operations, Asian Trade Centre

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Dec 17, 2014 (Wed) - 8:00am

The Role of Hong Kong in the Global Nuclear Energy Development

Professor Jian LU
Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Vice President (R&T) and Dean of Graduate Studies, City University of Hong Kong

Hosted By the Energy Committee

Dec 18, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

All events in the month >
*Notice: AmCham HK office will be closed halfday on following dates: 22, 24, 31 Dec 2014
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

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.