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Monthly Networking Drinks

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Nov 3, 2014 (Mon) - 6:30pm

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: Summer programs in Hong Kong, USA and Switzerland

Jonathan Hilton, Director of Admissions, Far East, Leysin American School in Switzerland

Gerry Chu, Associate Director, Apply Ivy

Valerie Cheung Koo, Asia Pacific Regional Manager, School Choice International

Nov 4, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

Waste-to-energy for Municipal Solid Waste - International Trend and Developments

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

Nov 4, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Chocolate Fortunes: The Battle for the Hearts, Minds, and Wallets of China’s Consumers

Lawrence Allen
International businessman, author and commentator

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Nov 5, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Meeting with CH Tung

Nov 5, 2014 (Wed) - 3:15pm

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: Developing Leaders Using the LEA 360™

Mr. Robin Ball, founder and Managing Director, MDS Ltd

Nov 6, 2014 (Thu) - 8:00am

Estate and Related Tax Planning for American Expatriates in Hong Kong

*Jessica Cutrera, Founder, Managing Director and Head of Operations & Compliance, EXS Capital
*Carlo Gray, Partner - Expatriate Tax Services, Buzzacott

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Nov 6, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

CPSC Updates: Global Public-Private Collaboration on Consumer Product Safety

Commissioner Marietta S. Robinson
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Nov 7, 2014 (Fri) - 8:00am

AmCham Women of Influence Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Nov 7, 2014 (Fri) - 12:30pm

Building a China Fluent Workforce: 100K Strong and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Carola McGiffert
President, 100,000 Strong Foundation

Hosted By the Education Committee

Nov 10, 2014 (Mon) - 8:00am

App-solutely Essential: What mobile is doing for business in every aspect

Stefan Rust
Founder and CEO, Exicon

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Nov 13, 2014 (Thu) - 8:00am

Saving Time and Money: Cost Effective Resources for SMEs

Dan Harrison, Director of Business Development, Palmyra Asia

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Nov 13, 2014 (Thu) - 12:30pm

AmCham 11th Annual Women of Influence Conference & Awards - Creating Value From the Evolution of Leadership

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
*Beverly LW Sunn, SGMS-T, Founder & President, Asia Pacific Properties Ltd. (Opening Keynote)
*Lale Kesebi, Chief Communications Officer & Head of Strategic Engagement, Li & Fung Limited (Luncheon Keynote)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Nov 14, 2014 (Fri) - 8:00am

Cultural Minefields: Navigating the Cultural Landscape in Myanmar and Other Emerging Asian Markets

Emma Dodwell-Groves, Intercultural Program Manager, Asia Pacific Region, Brookfield Global Relocation Services Intercultural Group

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Nov 18, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

Sustainable Water for Development

Bobby Ng, BBS, JP, Deputy Director of Water Supplies, Water Supplies Department, HKSAR Government

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Nov 18, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

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

*Evan Auyang, Deputy Managing Director, The Kowloon Motor Bus Co (1933) Ltd
*Janet De Silva, Dean, Ivey Asia, Ivey Business School
*Robert T. Grieves, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Hamilton Advisors Limited

Hosted By the Young Professionals Committee

Nov 18, 2014 (Tue) - 6:30pm

Liberalization of the PRC Legal Market – is it within reach?

Huen Wong, BBS, JP, Past President, The Law Society of Hong Kong

Hosted By the Law Committee

Nov 19, 2014 (Wed) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: LinkedIn Best Practices

Nate Taylor, Enterprise Sales Manager, LinkedIn

Nov 19, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Trade Finance - Ecommerce Key Market Strategies / Pitfalls

*Scott Fife, Senior Manager, Indirect Tax, Ernst & Young Tax Services Ltd.
*Mark Calvin Rittmayer, Associate Director, Deloitte Consulting (HK) Ltd

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Nov 20, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Power Sector Reform and New Energy Development in China

Giuseppe 'Joseph' Jacobelli
Senior Analyst, Asia Utilities & Infrastructure Research, Bloomberg Intelligence, Bloomberg LP

Hosted By the Energy Committee

Nov 24, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Cotton, Consumption, China and Commerce: Trends and Considerations

Karin Malmstrom
Director for China and Hong Kong, Cotton Council International (CCI)

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Nov 25, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

Living Insurance – how wellness and technology are injecting new life into insurance

Johan van Rooyen, CEO, AIA Vitality Company Limited

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Nov 25, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

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

Nov 26, 2014 (Wed) - 8:00am

The Trip to Luxury: Understanding Chinese travelers buying luxury overseas

Christophe Guillot
Associate Director, Luxury Consumer Insights
Nielsen Hong Kong

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Nov 26, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

57th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail

Nov 26, 2014 (Wed) - 6:30pm

Reflections on the occupation movement from a Rule of Law perspective

Paul Shieh, SC, Chairman, Hong Kong Bar Association

Hosted By the Law Committee

Nov 27, 2014 (Thu) - 8:00am

2014 Thanksgiving Luncheon

Nov 27, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

The Rise of ASEAN

Arsh Chaudhry, Executive Managing Director - South East Asia, Cushman and Wakefield

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Nov 28, 2014 (Fri) - 8:00am

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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.