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AmCham Trade & Investment Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Jan 9, 2017 (Mon) - 12:30pm

Monthly Networking Drinks


Hosted by Apparel & Footwear Committee and Transportation & Logistics Committee

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Jan 9, 2017 (Mon) - 6:30pm

AmCham Human Resources Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)


Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Jan 10, 2017 (Tue) - 8:00am

Logistics Tech – Embracing Next Generation Supply Chain Visibility, Data Analytics and Network Optimization Tools

*Mark Millar, Managing Partner of M Power Associates
*Jim Whalen, President - INTTRA Asia
*Anthony Chen, Director of Special Projects, Flexport
*Michael Beer, Asia Pacific Transportation & Logistics Research, Citibank and AmCham Transportation & Logistics Committee Co-Vice-Chair (Moderator)

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Jan 11, 2017 (Wed) - 8:00am

Corporate Governance for Listed Companies – a new era in Greater China?

*Jamie Allen, Founding Secretary General, ACGA
*Ivy Wong, Special Counsel, Baker McKenzie
*Dr. Daphne Yiu, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Management, CUHK Business School
*Imelda Kwong, Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC Hong Kong (Moderator)

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Jan 11, 2017 (Wed) - 12:00pm

InterCham Women Cocktail: Women on the Roof

Jointly hosted by AmCham Women of Influence Committee, CanCham, DutchCham, Finnish Chamber, French Chamber, Italian Chamber and Swedish Chamber

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Jan 11, 2017 (Wed) - 7:00pm

The Changing Outlook of Global Mobility

*Victor Lee, Partner, Tax Services, PwC Hong Kong
*Bruce Lee, Director, PwC Global Mobility Services, Hong Kong

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Jan 12, 2017 (Thu) - 8:00am

LGBT Inclusion for Business Success

*Fern Ngai, Chief Executive Officer, Community Business Limited
*Marion McDonald, Chief Strategy Officer, Asia Pacific Region, Ogilvy Public Relations
*Robert Ronneberger, Corporate Strategy Group, BlackRock
*Paul Choi, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Head of Goldman Sachs University and Talent Branding, Goldman Sachs (Moderator)

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Jan 13, 2017 (Fri) - 12:00pm

How Can Business Benefit from Mainland Travelers?

Angel Young
Managing Director, Nielsen Hong Kong and Macau

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Jan 18, 2017 (Wed) - 12:00pm

2017 International People's Choice Whiskey Tasting


Jan 18, 2017 (Wed) - 6:30pm

Opportunities in Business Innovation for Smart Aging

*Mrs. Rebecca Choy-Yung, Founder & Chair, Golden Age Foundation
*Mrs. Karen Kulp, President and CEO, Home Care Associates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Hosted By the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Jan 19, 2017 (Thu) - 8:00am

AmCham Corporate Social Responsibility Committee Meeting (AmCham Members only)

Hosted By the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Jan 19, 2017 (Thu) - 9:30am

Travel Trends 2017 - What You Need to Know About Travel Habits in the Year of the Rooster and Beyond

*Andrew Cowen, Chief Executive Officer, HK Express
*Michael Burke, Assistant Director, Commercial, Hong Kong Airlines
*Michael Beer, Asia Pacific Transportation & Logistics Research, Citibank and AmCham Transportation & Logistics Committee Co-Vice-Chair (Moderator)

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Jan 20, 2017 (Fri) - 8:00am

2017 Chairman's Inaugural Address

Walter Dias
Managing Director
Greater China & Korea Sales
United Airlines

Jan 20, 2017 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Online Piracy – Physical and Digital - Criminal and Civil Legal Options

*Evan Williams, Regional Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator for Asia, United States Department of Justice
*Jessica Bartlett, Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hosted by the Intellectual Property Committee and the Law Committee
(Kindly note that this event has been rescheduled from January 17).

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Jan 23, 2017 (Mon) - 12:00pm

AmCham Insurance & Healthcare Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)


Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Jan 24, 2017 (Tue) - 12:30pm

Trump's Impact on US Corporate Taxation

*Ivan Strunin, Managing Director, U.S. Tax Services, Deloitte Asia Pacific International Core of Excellence
*Peter Guang Chen, Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm

(Please note that this event has now been re-scheduled to Thursday, February 23, 2017. Others remain unchanged. A new flyer has been posted for registration. Thanks).

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Jan 25, 2017 (Wed) - 4:00pm

Hong Kong 2030+ Towards a planning vision and strategy transcending 2030

Phyllis Li, JP, Deputy Director of Planning / Territorial, Planning Department, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Jan 26, 2017 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Joint Business Community Luncheon with The Honourable Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of the HKSAR

The Honourable Leung Chun-ying
Chief Executive of the HKSAR

Jan 26, 2017 (Thu) - 12:15pm

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Exploring New Opportunities in Dongguan Amidst the Economic Transition

November 15, 2016

Article Highlight Here

On Nov 15, a symposium was held at the chamber, exploring business opportunities following the latest development of Dongguan’s modern service industry. The symposium attracted a full house of over 80 participants including AmCham president, senior officials of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR, provincial government of Guangdong, municipal government of Dongguan as well as senior executives from leading business organizations in HK such as HKTDC, CGCC along with top executives from local services companies.

New great opportunities are now available for investors in service industries from Hong Kong and other overseas regions to invest Dongguan, as the city starts showing great potential to grow in innovation, entrepreneurship, E-commerce and those socalled "new economy" industries.









Meeting with Senior Chinese Government Officials from Jiangxi Province

June 30, 2016

AmCham was delighted to host the meeting with Mr. Shen Jingyi, Director General of Jiangxi Province Investment Promotion Bureau to discuss with AmCham members on the latest business opportunities in investing in Jiangxi and helping Jiangxi enterprises in going global. Mr. Shen also emphasized on the business matching opportunities for AmCham members in the 2016 CIFIT as Jiangxi Province acts as the Guest Province of Honor in the grand fair this year. 


Meeting with Senior Chinese Government Officials from Xiamen

June 27, 2016

Led by Richard Vuylsteke, AmCham President, and Mr. Wang Qiongwen, Director General of Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Convention & Exhibition Affairs, Organization Committee of CIFIT (China International Fair for Investment and Trade), the meeting concluded new updates and highlights of the 2016 CIFIT, the world’s largest international investment and trade promotion event held every year from Sep 8-11 in Xiamen, China. AmCham members also expressed their interest in the business opportunities brought about by CIFIT.


Meeting with ACFIC Delegates from 18 Provinces in China

June 21, 2016

AmCham was delighted to meet with an ACFIC (All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce) delegation comprising of Chinese officials from 18 provincial branches which cover tens of thousands of enterprise memberships across China on Tuesday, June 21.

AmCham member participants took turns to give a brief introduction of their expertise in different professional services sectors or their particular interest in the Chinese markets to the ACFIC guests. Both sides were keen to explore collaboration opportunities in Chinese markets or outbound investments.

ACFIC, also known as the All-China General Chamber of Industry and Commerce (ACGCIC), is China’s largest association of private enterprises having more than 4 million members in the categories of enterprises, groups and individuals, while corporate members account for 10.6% of the country’s total number of enterprises. 

Ms. Tracy Wut, Partner of Baker & McKenzie and Vice Chair of China Business Committee at AmCham presented to the guests. 


Meeting with Top Government Officials Delegation from Shanxi Province

June 1, 2016

AmCham HK was delighted to host the meeting with a delegation of top government officials from Shanxi Province led by Mr. Sun Shaocheng, Member of the Standing Committee of CPC Shanxi Provincial Committee (Deputy Governor Level) & Head of United Front Work Department of Shanxi Province on Wednesday, June 1.

The meeting provided an opportunity for our members to build up direct connections with Shanxi government officials at provincial level, and to conduct face-to-face discussions on the latest business and investment opportunities in Shanxi province, as well as to explore the collaboration potentials to support Shanxi enterprises in going global. 


Meeting with the Yabuli Entrepreneurs Delegation

May 19, 2016

AmCham was honored to host a meeting with the Yabuli Entrepreneurs Delegation led by Prof. Liu Mingkang, Honorary President of Yabuli and former Chairman of China Banking Regulatory Commission on May 19, 2016 to explore the vast potentials of collaboration between two parties.  



Lastest Business Opportunities in Wenzhou 

April 27, 2016

AmCham was delighted to host a Trade and Investment Promotion Symposium with Wenzhou Municipal Government on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016, to update international business communities about the latest business opportunities in Wenzhou. The Chamber also signed a MOU of Strategic Cooperation with Wenzhou Bureau of Commerce to further strengthen collaborations in trade and investment, both inbound and outbound. The symposium was well attended by around 60 participants, including AmCham members and representatives from BritCham, CanCham, German Industry and Commerce and other sister associations.



Remarks by Dr. Richard Vuylsteke, President of AmCham HK


Remarks by Mr. Kevin Chan, Senior Product Promotion Manager of HKTDC


Speech by Mr. Song Jinli, Deputy Director of Wenzhou Bureau of Commerce




Meeting with Mr. Zhan Siming of Guangdong Inspection and Quarantine Bureau

April 26, 2016

AmCham HK was delighted to host the meeting with Mr. Zhan Siming, Director General and Party Secretary of Guangdong Inspection and Quarantine Bureau on Apr 26, through which our member participants had diverse discussions with Mr. Zhan on the inspections and regulations on commercial goods imported to Guangdong province and on other issues of mutual concerns. 



Financial Leaders Breakfast Meeting with Dr. Li Bo of People's Bank of China

April 1, 2016

Chaired by our Vice Chairman, Steve Lackey, AmCham HK was honored and delighted to host the meeting with Dr. Li Bo, Director General of Monetary Policy Department of the People’s Bank of China, on April 1 to exchange views on such highly concerned issues by many financial leaders as China’s monetary policy, financial reforms and RMB internationalization etc.. 



Meeting with Mr. WAN Chun of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of China

January 29, 2016

AmCham HK was delighted to host the meeting with Mr. WAN Chun, Member of the Procuratorial Committee and Director General of Legal Policy Research Department of the Supreme People's Procuratorate of China on Jan 29, 2016. Key takeaways of the meeting included the latest development of rule of law in China, protection of lawyers’ right and Procutatorate’s enhancing role in environment protection enforcement etc..