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Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

Our five businesses develop and deliver integrated services and solutions for our clients. Accenture Strategy combines deep business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models. Accenture Consulting provides industry experts with the insights and management and technology consulting capabilities to help transform the world’s leading companies. Accenture Digital combines our capabilities in digital marketing, analytics and mobility to help clients unleash the power of digital to transform their businesses. Accenture Technology includes global delivery capabilities as well as application services— spanning systems integration and application outsourcing. Accenture Operations provides business process services, infrastructure consulting, infrastructure outsourcing, security services and cloud services, including the Accenture Cloud Platform.

Akin Gump's Hong Kong office* offers legal services and counsel to international and pan-Asian US and international clients with interests in China and greater Asia. The Hong Kong office is also fully integrated into Akin Gump's firmwide system of cross-border, cross-practice collaboration – reflection and conduit of the knowledge, experience and values of the firm as a whole.

Our lawyers in Hong Kong, who are qualified in six jurisdictions – Hong Kong, England and Wales, the United States, Australia, India, and Ireland – have broad and deep experience counseling Asian and other international clients on private and public investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financial restructuring, funds formation and regulatory, securities and financial institutions litigation. As a function of Akin Gump's global collaborative system, our Hong Kong office is also a portal for Asian regional, US and international clients into a legal services network that is available around the clock. Consequently, Akin Gump's Hong Kong office also offers clients direct access to counsel in more than 85 practices linked across its offices worldwide.

*Our legal entity in Hong Kong is Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, a firm of solicitors  regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong. Their registered office is Units 1801-08 & 10, 18th Floor Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong.

Broadridge, a global fintech leader with over $4 billion in revenue and part of the S&P 500 index, provides communications, technology, data and analytics. Backed by global resources and on-the-ground presence across local markets, they help drive business transformation for clients with solutions for enriching client engagement, navigating risk, optimising efficiency and generating revenue growth.

Broadridge enables multi-asset post-trade processing in more than 70 countries and delivers over two billion shareholder communications each year.

For 20 years, Broadridge has connected people, technology and insights across Asia Pacific to help clients innovate day-to-day and at scale. Their experience, global scale and strong local presence, as well as investments in new innovative technologies such as blockchain, AI and cloud computing help clients turn disruption into growth opportunities. 

Broadridge has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Hyderabad, and globally employs approximately 10,000 full-time associates in 16 countries.

For more information about Broadridge, please visit www.broadridge.com/intl.

Citadel is a leading investor in the world’s financial markets. For over a quarter of a century, we have sought to deliver industry-leading investment returns to clients including corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, public institutions, and sovereign wealth funds. Our global team works to help our clients’ capital fulfill its greatest potential across a diverse range of markets and investment strategies, including fixed income & macro, equities, quantitative, commodities and credit. For more information, visit Citadel.com.

Citadel Securities is a leading global market maker, delivering a broad array of fixed income and equity products to banks, broker-dealers, government agencies, corporations, insurers, and sovereign wealth funds. Through innovation and efficiency, the firm provides liquidity with the goal of driving price discovery in more than 35 countries and making markets more competitive, open, and transparent. Since its founding more than 15 years ago, Citadel Securities has cultivated a culture of excellence, assembling the brightest minds in trading, technology, and the sciences to make better markets for a better world. For more information, visit CitadelSecurities.com.

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 130 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Mansion Global, Financial News, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp. 

GLG is the world’s knowledge marketplace. Our clients rely on GLG’s global team to connect with powerful insight across fields from our network of 700,000+ experts (and the hundreds of new experts we recruit every day).

We serve thousands of the world’s best businesses, from Fortune 500 corporations to leading technology companies to professional services firms and financial institutions. We connect our clients to the world’s largest and most varied source of first-hand expertise, including executives, scientists, academics, former public-sector leaders, and the foremost subject matter specialists.

GLG’s industry-leading compliance framework allows clients to learn in a structured, auditable, and transparent way, consistent with their own internal compliance obligations and the highest professional ethical standards. Our compliance standards are a major competitive differentiator and key component of the company’s culture.

For more information on GLG, please visit: GLG.it

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital (GHK) is a state-of-the-art private hospital committed to providing Hong Kong people with high-quality and accessible healthcare services. Located at Wong Chuk Hang on Hong Kong Island South, GHK provides 500 beds and a comprehensive range of clinical services spanning more than 35 specialties and subspecialties.

GHK is a joint venture between Parkway Pantai, one of Asia’s largest integrated private healthcare groups, and NWS Holdings Limited. The University of Hong Kong is GHK’s exclusive clinical partner, helping to build, promote and implement strong clinical governance at GHK.

As a member of a global healthcare group operating more than 80 hospitals worldwide, GHK leverages international experience, network and expertise from Parkway Pantai and IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare groups by market capitalisation and the parent company of Parkway Pantai, to bring in new technologies and best practices. GHK has a full suite of services, including Accident & Emergency services, specialist outpatient clinics, Critical Care Units, Cardiovascular Laboratory, Radiology, Endoscopy Centre, Radiotherapy and Oncology Centre, Health Screening Clinic etc. Cutting-edge equipment and technologies include automated medication dispensing systems, 24-hour fully-automated core laboratory track system, PET-MR (Positron Emission Tomography – Magnetic Resonance Imaging), TRUEBEAM linear accelerator and Pneumatic Tube System.

GHK is the only private hospital in Hong Kong offering 2-bedded standard rooms. It is also the first private hospital in Hong Kong to offer all-inclusive and fixed-price medical packages as part of its efforts to provide price assurance and transparent pricing structure.

Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.

The HKU Business School strives to nurture first-class business leaders and foster academic and research endeavours to serve the needs of Hong Kong, China and the rest of the world in the new Asia-led economy. As Asia’s premier international business school, the School engages leading scholars from all corners of the globe who instil in students global knowledge with an Asian perspective. The HKU Business School attracts top students from Hong Kong and beyond, and is fully accredited by EQUIS and AACSB.

The School’s full-time MBA programme has a strong Asia and China focus, and the programme has been ranked Asia’s no. 1 in the World MBA Rankings released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for nine consecutive years from 2010 to 2018. Its world-class EMBA-Global Asia programme, the powerful partnership with Columbia Business School and London Business School, is designed for globally-focused senior executives and professionals.

The programme was ranked No. 2 joint EMBA programme in the world in 2019 by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). To learn more, please visit: www.fbe.hku.hk/

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 230,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain boasts a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 53 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, cloud services, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding to help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts.

Iron Mountain’s footprint in Asia includes a network of more than 134 facilities across China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and India, serving the storage and information management needs of around 13,000 customers with services for records information management, data storage, document imaging and secure destruction.

To learn more, please visit www.ironmountain.com

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of US$2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its Chase and J.P. Morgan brands.

J.P. Morgan has operated in Asia Pacific since 1872, and is today present across 17 countries in the region. Local corporations and institutions, multinationals, governments and private clients rely on J.P. Morgan for market-leading financial services — a confidence bred from the firm’s strength and ability to deliver integrated services across the Corporate & Investment Bank, Asset Management and the Private Bank.

To learn more, please visit jpmorgan.com

MetLife Investment Management serves institutional investors by combining a client-centric approach with deep and long-established asset class expertise. Focused on managing Public Fixed Income, Private Capital and Real Estate assets, we aim to deliver strong, risk-adjusted returns by building tailored portfolio solutions. We listen first, strategize second, and collaborate constantly to meet clients’ long-term investment objectives. Leveraging the broader resources and 150-year history of our parent, MetLife, Inc., provides us with deep expertise in skillfully navigating markets.

Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organizations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire application portfolios that easily integrate with existing systems.

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PayPal was incorporated in Delaware in 2015 and is a leading technology platform company that enables digital and mobile payments for consumers and merchants worldwide. Our vision is to democratize financial services and our goal is to increase our relevance for consumers and merchants to manage and move their money anywhere, anytime. Our combined payment solutions, including our PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom, and Paydiant products, compose our proprietary Payments Platform. PayPal operates a two-sided proprietary global technology platform that links our 254 million merchants
and consumers around the globe to facilitate the processing of payment transactions. We enable consumers to safely exchange funds with merchants using a variety of funding sources and offer merchants an end-to-end payments solution that provides authorization and settlement capabilities, and instant access to funds. Through PayPal, consumers engage in cross-border shopping and merchants extend their global reach while reducing the friction in cross-border trade.

Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs about 21,000 people globally serving customers in more than 80 countries. It has been serving Asia Pacific customers for 30 years. For more information, please visit the company's website here.

Stamford American School Hong Kong offers an inspiring world of education for students aged 5 to 18 using an inquiry-based learning approach combined with rigorous American academic standards. Graduates receive an American diploma and the option of the IB Diploma*, both offering access to top universities worldwide.

To prepare children for the future, starting from the age of 5, our pioneering STEMinn program (science, technology, engineering, math and innovation) develops critical skills needed for the 21st century by combining innovative projects with the latest technology.  In addition to core subjects, our broad and balanced curriculum includes athletics, the arts, and a daily world language program (Mandarin or Spanish) or a bilingual option (Mandarin/English) in lower elementary. We offer a wide variety of after-school programs so every child can pursue their passion and interests.

Telstra is a leading telecommunications and information services company which offers end-to-end solutions, including managed network services, global connectivity, cloud, voice, colocation, conferencing and satellite solutions.

Telstra’s heritage is proudly Australian, but we have a longstanding international business with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Today, we operate in 20 countries outside of Australia providing services to thousands of business, government, carrier and OTT customers.

Our customers are global, our people are local and our assets are anchored in Asia. Over several decades, we have established a unique and diverse set of infrastructure with licences in Asia, Europe and the Americas, and access to more than 2,000 Points of Presence in more than 200 countries and territories globally.

Growing our business globally is a strategic priority for Telstra. We are focused on being the leading service provider for our customers across Asia-Pacific, where Telstra offers access to the most intra-Asia lit capacity and the largest subsea cable network in the region.

Our joint venture in China, Telstra PBS, has a domestic licence to offer Secure Private Network and Internet Data Centre services. In Indonesia, our joint venture with Telkom Indonesia, telkomtelstra, offers a suite of network application solutions to domestic enterprises and multinationals.

We also have an active investment strategy via Telstra Ventures, focusing on high-growth opportunities in technology and solutions that leverage Telstra assets and enable us to offer new services to our customers.

For more information, please visit www.telstra.com


Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than gasoline cars. Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.

The University of Chicago is one of the world’s great intellectual destinations which empowers scholars and students to ask tough questions, cross disciplinary boundaries, and challenge conventional thinking to enrich human life around the globe.  The University has distinguished itself with the number of Nobel Prizes that have been awarded to University of Chicago faculty, students and researchers through the course of their careers.

In 2018, The University of Chicago, Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex| The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong (The Yuen Campus) was opened as the University’s flagship campus in the Asia Pacific Region.  The Yuen Campus is a home to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’s Executive MBA degree program and Booth Executive Education non-degree courses for local professionals.  In addition, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Program on Social Innovation, operated by Chicago Booth with support from the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation is active on campus. The Yuen Campus hosts activities from across the University of Chicago, including those of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and many academic workshops, conferences and public lectures as well as the University’s undergraduate study abroad program.

Leading University of Chicago faculty from many areas have been featured in public lectures on the Yuen Campus including in:  Medicine, Sociology, Quantum Physics, Economics, Marine Biology, East Asian Languages and Literature and Art History to name a few.  These faculty provide public lectures and engage with local research and collaboration partners to benefit over eight thousand University of Chicago students and alumni in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area and Asia Pacific communities.  Dozens of local companies have also benefited from over one hundred interns working in regional corporations and institutions during the summer of 2019 alone.

Founded in 1898, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second oldest business school in the United States and the first to open independent campuses on three continents.  Chicago Booth is considered a leader in management education where faculty have made significant contributions to the study of economics, financial markets, leadership, behavioral finance, big data and the sociology of organizations.

For more information about the University of Chicago, please visit: https://www.uchicago.edu/

For more information about the University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus activities in Hong Kong, please visit:  https://www.uchicago.hk

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Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Asia region is headquartered in Hong Kong, operating in 5 clusters, i.e. China, India, HTKJ (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan), Southeast Asia and Oceania with 6 manufacturing locations, 2 technology centers, 2 Global Consumer Design Centers and a nationwide network of sales and service outlets throughout our Asia Region. Since 2014, Whirlpool Asia has won a series of significant design awards each year, including IF Design Award, IDEA and Reddot Design Award.

Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp