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AmCham Women of Influence Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Jul 4, 2014 (Fri) - 12:30pm

Independence Day Luncheon 2014 (AmCham Members and Partners Only)

Jul 5, 2014 (Sat) - 11:00am

Boosting Sales with U.S. Sourcing

Fred P. Hochberg
Chairman and President, The Export-Import Bank of United States (Ex-Im Bank)

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Jul 7, 2014 (Mon) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Corporate Travel Management: 7 Ways to Reduce Corporate Travel Spend

Mabel Leung, Head of Sales - Corporate Travel, Swire Travel

Jul 7, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Bloomberg Mid-Year Outlook for Key Industries (AmCham Members Only)

* Tim Craighead, Director of Asian Research, Bloomberg Industries
* Robert Fong, Senior Property Analyst, Bloomberg Industries
* Francis Chan, Banks Analyst, Bloomberg Industries
* Jitendra Waral, Technology Analyst, Bloomberg Industries
* Steve Man, Senior Autos Analyst, Bloomberg Industries

Jul 8, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

Environmental Protection-Key to Success for Enterprises: Hang Seng Pan PRD Environmental Awards

Ir. Daniel M. Cheng, MH, JP, Managing Director, Dunwell Enviro-Tech (Holdings) Ltd.; Deputy Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Industries; President, Hong Kong Environmental Industry Association

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Jul 8, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Joint Chamber Event: The 10 Things You Must Know Before Buying Property Across International Borders

Christopher Dillon, Principal, Dillon Communications Limited

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Jul 8, 2014 (Tue) - 12:30pm

Digital Public Relations 101

Joshua Steimle
Founder and CEO, MWI

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Jul 9, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Financing Growth of Clean Energy in Asia

Robert Todd
Director, Power, Utilities & Renewables
Resources and Energy Group, Global Banking & Markets
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Hosted By the Energy Committee

Jul 9, 2014 (Wed) - 3:30pm

All You Need to Know about SME Funding in Hong Kong

*Tommy Lai, Principal Trade Officer, Trade and Industry Department, HKSAR
*Dr. Lawrence Cheung, General Manager, Hong Kong Productivity Council
*Charles Ng, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong attending to answer questions

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Jul 10, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Tourism Know-How – Making Hong Kong a More Attractive Destination

Anthony Lau
Executive Director, Hong Kong Tourism Board

Jul 11, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Risk management on IP: from domain name to licensing

*Chiann Bao, Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
*Gabriela Kennedy, Partner, Mayer Brown JSM

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Jul 14, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Shadow Banking in China: Implications on Real Estate and the Real Economy

*Dr. Henry Chin, Head of Research, Asia Pacific, CBRE
*Simon Gleave, Regional Head, Financial Services, KPMG

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Jul 14, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Monthly Networking Drinks

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Jul 14, 2014 (Mon) - 6:30pm

What Western Companies Don't Understand About Chinese Companies

*Matthew Maslin, Managing Partner, Odgers Berndtson
*Sherman Chin, Partner, Odgers Berndtson

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Jul 15, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

*AmCham Members Tour* A Special Site Visit to the Hong Kong International Airport (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Jul 15, 2014 (Tue) - 11:45am

The Challenge for India and Modi – Resetting the Indian economy to attract foreign investment

* Patrick de Courcy, Managing Director, Pi Square
* Robyn Meredith, Managing Director, Global Strategy, ReOrient Group, Hong Kong

(Change of Speaker)

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Jul 15, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Developing Killer Plans

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

Jul 16, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

The future of mobile: gaming, advertising, and more. Happiness is the new currency.

Brian Wong
Co-Founder and CEO, Kiip

Hosted By the Sports & Entertainment Committee

Jul 18, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Cargo Insurance: Why Is It Critical For Your Business?

*Kenneth Ho, Associate Director, FP Marine Risks
*Rebecca Marriott, Senior Broker, FP Marine Risks

(Postponed from June 19)

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Jul 21, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Investing in Mongolia / Mongolian Real Estate Market

Lee Cashell, Founder and CEO of Asia Pacific Investment Partners

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Jul 22, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

Gate-Keeping for Food Safety From Farm to Table

Dr. Hon. Helena Pik-wan Wong, Chairperson, Panel on Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene, Legislative Council, HKSAR

Hosted By the Food & Beverage Committee

Jul 22, 2014 (Tue) - 12:30pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop:"STOP Selling! Accelerate Your Business in Asia"

Lalita Raman, Executive Coach, Progress U

Jul 23, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

**SPOTLIGHT SESSION** Do you Aspire to Become a Best Employer? Join us and find out the Myths and Learnings of Best Employers in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific

Sushant Upadhyay, Managing Director, Aon Hewitt
Kelvin Lam, Principal Consultant, Aon Hewitt
[New] Elisa Wong, Vice President of Human Resources for Hilti, Asia

Jul 24, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Uber's Journey over the Past Four Years

Sam Gellman
General Manager, Uber, Hong Kong

Hosted By the Information & Communication Technology Committee

Jul 25, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Towards a Sustainable Waste Management Strategy for Hong Kong

Ir. Elvis WK Au, JP, Assistant Director, Environmental Protection Department of HKSAR Government; Past President of International Association for Impact Assessment

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Jul 29, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop:"STOP Selling! Accelerate Your Business in Asia"

Lalita Raman, Executive Coach, Progress U

Jul 30, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

AmCham Taxation Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Jul 31, 2014 (Thu) - 12:30pm

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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

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.