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The possibilities of technology can be seen in the changes it has wrought on how we do business, as well as both the growing opportunities for careers in this industry and the rise of technology-focused deals. Moderated by Leonie Valentine, ‎Managing Director of Sales & Operations at Google in Hong Kong, our panel discusses the growing prevalence of technology and what this means for business models, careers and the role of women. Technology is becoming an increasingly omnipresent factor in our daily lives, with a growing number of tech start-ups and innovators launching in Asia. As both Hong Kong and Singapore move ahead regulation to encourage FinTech innovation and China establishes its own Silicon Valley in Shenzhen, what does this mean for consumers and businesses in the region?

- Sanjeev Chatrath, Managing Director, Region Head, Asia, Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters - Brian Henderson, Chief Operating Officer, Baker & McKenzie - Lâle Kesebi, Chief Communications Officer; Head, Strategic Engagement, Li & Fung - David Thomas, Senior Vice President, HR Asia, Manulife Financial Asia Ltd. - Shirley Xie, Consulting Leader, PwC China and Hong Kong - Tara Joseph, President, The American Chamber of Commerce in HK (Moderator)

Will Hong Kong lose its own character in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area development? How can Hong Kong spearhead the charge in the new era of China’s Greater Bay dream? More importantly, what opportunities and challenges will be presented to international businesses in the region?

China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative, growing number of Chinese companies being present on the world stage are all part of the ambitious China’s “Going Global” strategy. Chinese outbound investment rose nearly 50% in 2016 from 2015 (Total US$170billion) and Chinese companies are outperforming overseas counterparts in industries ranging from technology to aviation. Will China grow into a global partner or challenger? What can foreign businesses do to capture opportunities in the globalization plan?

AmCham is pleased to have Mr. Eddie Ahmed, Chairman, President & CEO of MassMutual International LLC joining us at the China Conference this year. Eddie talked to us at this year's conference about the Emergence of China in International Finance and Fintech. This dialogue session was moderated by Mr. Pete Sweeney (Asia Editor, Reuters Breakingviews at Thomson Reuters).

AmCham talks exclusively to Mr. James Wang, Chief Investment Officer of HNA Group Co., Ltd. and the CEO of HNA Group (International) Co. Ltd. at the China Conference this year.

On Sept 21, Lord Chris Patten of Barnes addressed an exclusive AmCham audience on “Prescriptions for Keeping One Country Two Systems Successful”. How can Hong Kong continue to successfully maintain two systems in an increasingly complex environment, and what example can it set for the rest of the world?

AIIB’s Role and Insight from Beijing upon Hong Kong’s Joining: 1. The Vision for AIIB and Hong Kong’s membership 2. Hong Kong’s role in the Belt & Road scheme 3. AIIB in 2017: Sustainable Infrastructure, Cross-border connectivity and Private Capital Mobilization Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President, Policy & Strategy at Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Introduced by Malcolm Kay, Superintendent, Stamford American School – Hong Kong at Stamford American School

Opening Keynote: U.S.-China Relations in the Trump-Xi Era David M. Lampton, Chairman of The Asia Foundation; Hyman Professor and Director of SAIS-China and China Studies at Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies Introduced by Peter McMillan, Head of Market Development, North Asia at Thomson Reuters Hong Kong Ltd