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AmCham Trade & Investment Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Jan 6, 2015 (Tue) - 12:15pm

President Xi’s efforts to render China into the Middle Kingdom--again-- the center of the earth and no less

Dr. Willy Lam
Adjunct Professor, History Department and the Center for China Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Jan 7, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

2015 Chairman Inaugural Luncheon -The Road Ahead: Envisioning AmCham 2020

Peter J. Levesque
Chief Commercial Officer, Modern Terminals Limited, Hong Kong

Jan 12, 2015 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Monthly Networking Drinks

Hosted by the Apparel & Footwear and Energy Committees

Jan 12, 2015 (Mon) - 6:30pm

Meet the new Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - The Future of Consumer Product Safety

Elliot F. Kaye
Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Jan 13, 2015 (Tue) - 8:30am

The Future of Business Education

David A. Thomas
Dean and William R. Berkley Chair, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Jan 14, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Leveraging the Power of Technology for Real-Time Supply Chain Transparency

Jessica Rivas
Business Development Manager, Good World Solutions

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Jan 15, 2015 (Thu) - 8:00am

Saving Time and Money: Cost Effective Resources for SMEs

Dan Harrison, Director Business Development, Palmyra Asia

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Jan 15, 2015 (Thu) - 12:30pm

Total Customer Experience Management

David Jacques
Founder & Principal Consultant, Customer input Limited

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Jan 16, 2015 (Fri) - 12:00pm

AmCham Young Professionals Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Young Professionals Committee

Jan 19, 2015 (Mon) - 6:30pm

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: Influencing, Persuasion and Negotiation

Patrick Eng, Executive Consultant, Connect Communication Limited

Jan 20, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

How BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Initiative will impact MNCs in China and Hong Kong?

Patrick Cheung
Partner, Transfer Pricing Service, Deloitte China

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Jan 20, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

AmCham Law Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Law Committee

Jan 21, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Make A Change, A Better Travel Program for Your Organisation in 2015

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

Jan 21, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

New Pilot Scheme for e-Discovery: Impact on corporate information governance

*Menachem Hasofer, Partner, Mayer Brown JSM
*Nathan Hughes, Business Development Director, Epiq Systems

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Jan 22, 2015 (Thu) - 8:00am

Bitcoin: Bridging the Gap between New and Old World Banking

*Larry Salibra, Founder & CEO, Pay4Bugs
*Aurélien Menant, CEO, Gatecoin
*Arthur Hayes, Co-Founder & CEO, BitMEX
*George Harrap, CEO, Bitspark

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Jan 22, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Introduction to the Consultation on the Proposed Application of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Protocol) to the Hong Kong SAR

Connie Law, Acting Assistant Director of Intellectual Property (Registration), Intellectual Property Department, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Jan 23, 2015 (Fri) - 12:00pm

AmCham Human Capital Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Jan 27, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

Current trends and key considerations when mobilising talent to Hong Kong

*Robert Keys, Partner, International Assignment Services, PwC Hong Kong
*Bruce Lee, Director, International Assignment Services, PwC Hong Kong

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Jan 28, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

AmCham HK Benchmark Chinese Company Study Mission: SF Express

Hosted by the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Jan 29, 2015 (Thu) - 7:45am

How to Boost Hong Kong’s Entrepreneurial Culture

*Mr. Alvin Miu, COO & CFO, MF Jebsen Group; Mentor, Google-CUHK Empowering Young Entrepreneurs Program
*Dr. Edmund Lee Tak-yue, Executive Director, Hong Kong Design Centre
*Professor Kevin Au, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
*Ms. Mary Cheung, Founder, JOBDOH; Participant, Google-CUHK Empowering Young Entrepreneurs Program
*Mr. Dan Harrison, Director, Business Development, Palmyra Asia (Moderator)

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Jan 29, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

APEC 2015: The Philippines Means Business

Special price for booking two events on Jan 30

*Laura del Rosario, Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Philippines & 2015 Chair of the APEC Senior Officials
*Robert Wang, U.S. Senior Official for APEC, U.S. Department of State
*Doris Magsaysay Ho, President and CEO, Magsaysay Group of Companies and 2015 APEC Business Advisory Council Chair
*Bart Peterson, SVP, Corporate Affairs & Communications, Eli Lilly and US ABAC Member
*Guillermo Luz, Private Sector Co-Chairman, Philippines National Competitiveness Council & Alternate ABAC Member, Philippines
*Jeff Hardee, Director, Government & Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific & Singapore Country Manager, Caterpillar and Alternate ABAC Member, USA
*Steven Xavier Chan, Vice President, Head of Regulatory, Industry & Government Affairs, Asia Pacific State Street Asia Limited, Hong Kong
*Monica Whaley, President, NCAPEC and Alternate ABAC Member, USA
*Charles Lawrence Greenwood, Jr., Senior Managing Director for Government Relations, Asia,

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Jan 30, 2015 (Fri) - 12:00pm

The Road to APEC 2015: Opportunities and Challenges for the Financial Services Industry

Special price for booking two events on Jan 30

Dr. Julius Caesar Parreñas
Senior Advisor, Nomura and APFF Coordinator

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Jan 30, 2015 (Fri) - 3:00pm

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AmCham Human Capital Conference 2013: Developing Asian Talent for Global Impact

8:00am Registration/ Coffee/ Sponsors' Exhibitions
8:20am - 3:15pm Conference (Lunch included, 12:45pm-2pm)

Hosted by the Human Capital Committee

AmCham’s 22nd Annual Human Capital Conference will explore how to develop Asian talent into leadership roles, both for Asia and  for impact in the global world. 

With the development of Asia, the global talent pool has increased in diversity. There is greater mobility of Asians within and out of Asia, while westerners are also attracted to Asia by the opportunities available for career development. Despite this, leadership roles in Asia and globally are still often filled by Westerners, leaving Asian talent out of the boardroom. Businesses are now recognising that this is a very real challenge because successful companies know that not only does Asian talent increase their pool of talent, but also that developing a diverse and inclusive leadership team and workforce improves the bottom line.  The Conference will hear from thought leaders, CEOs and Senior HR leaders about how they are positioning their organizations for success.

Target Audience: Business leaders looking for unique keys to success and anyone who is interested in building their leadership teams in Asia, for Asia and for a global world where Asia has become an ever growing presence.

For more details, please
Opening Keynote: Developing Asian Talent
Kate Bravery, Leadership and Talent Solution Leader, Growth Markets, Mercer

CEO Panel: Asian Talent and Values in Leadership
A panel of leaders from major Asian companies and multi-nationals will discuss the trends in Asian leadership.  What is the impact of Asian leaders in the global environment and how do their values and practices differ from those with western values?

Colin Browne, Vice President & Managing Director of Asia Sourcing, VF Asia Ltd.
Douglas Henck, Chairman & CEO, AEGON Asia
Ken Madrid, Group CFO and CEO Asia Pacific, Crown Worldwide Group
Chris Meyrick, Vice President, Human Resources Asia Pacific, American Express International Inc.
Dr. Janet De Silva, Dean, Ivey Asia, Ivey Business School, Western University (Moderator)

Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions (each session is run twice at 10:30am-11:30am & 11:45am-12:45pm.  Please refer to booking form on page 2 for selection):
1)  Recruiting Future Asian Leaders
 In today’s highly competitive market for talent, how do companies source Asian talent from within and outside Asia. What skill sets are critical to succeed in Asia and how do you recruit those skill sets? What best practices do our panelists have to build their employee brand? In this interactive, value-creation format, panelists and participants will sit together to problem solve and share best practices for attracting, selecting, on-boarding and measuring their recruiting efforts. Participants will come away with specific solutions to the many challenges in recruiting Asian talent.
Antonia Cowdry, Managing Director & Regional Head of HR, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank AG
Dr. Christine Lai, Regional Director, APAC People Team, Pearson Asia Pacific
Nick Marsh, Managing Director, Harvey Nash Executive Search Asia Pacific
Michael Wong, Greater China Talent Leader, EY
Linda Garrett, Managing Director, Garrett Global (Moderator)
2)  The Future of Executive Coaching in Asia – Coaching Local Talent for Global Business
A highly interactive session on coaching in the development of Asian leaders. You will discover how coaching is being used to develop future talent and how it can be used more effectively in your organization.  The session will include a Q&A style interview of Mr. Taisuke Nakanishi, Managing Director of Sony Hong Kong by Mr. Yoshiyuki Suzuki, bestselling Japanese author of several business books on executive coaching and acting President of Asia's largest coaching firm Coach A, on how Sony adopted coaching for their high potential Asian leaders. Through interactive exercises, you will experience coaching in real-time during this session, and take away a framework that you can apply to your unique business demands.

Taisuke Nakanishi, Managing Director, Sony Corporation of HK Ltd.
Yoshiyuki Suzuki, President, COACH A Co., Ltd. (Facilitator)

3)  Engaging and Developing Future Asian Leaders
This will be a highly interactive session to share best practice among our experienced panelists and participants.  What strategies are companies using to engage Asian talent and to develop future Asian leaders?  Can we build the next generation of leaders faster? How can companies get a return on their investment in leadership development by retaining their best Asian talent?

Alvin Miyasato, Regional Program Director, Finance Learning & Leadership Development, Intel Semiconductor (US) Ltd.
Mitya New, Managing Director, Leading Organisations
Manpreet Ratia, Managing Director & Region Head HR, Citi Transaction Services & Private Bank, Citi Asia Pacific
Alexandra Richardson, Senior HR Director, PepsiCo Asia Pacific Region
Gerald Tapper, Regional Managing Director, Asia, rogenSi Ltd.
Prof. Denis Wang, Director,School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Clare Allum, EYU Leader & Tax Talent Leader, Asia Pacific, EY (Moderator)

Luncheon Keynote: Ocean Park: A Case Study in Asian Leadership
Tom Mehrmann, Chief Executive, Ocean Park Hong Kong
A case study in the development of a Hong Kong based organization and how it developed its Asian leadership, showing how leadership, core values and the culture in Ocean Park have driven a successful business model.
Plenary Session: Disney's Approach to Talent Management: Global Strategies; Local Practices
Rob Morton, Asia Pacific Site Leader, Disney Institute
A fascinating case study in how to recruit and develop talent in a global organization based in Asia.  Focusing on the role of organizational culture in the development of talent and discussing how to balance a global brand and a global approach with the need to adopt unique elements to develop talent in Asia.  Delivered in an engaging way!
Sponsorship form is attached HERE.  For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ms. Mary Simpson at 2530-6922 or  
The conference flyer is attached HERE for your registration purposes.

The conference rundown is attached HERE for reference.




* Kate Bravery, Leadership and Talent Solution Leader, Growth Markets, Mercer (Opening Keynote)
* Tom Mehrmann, Chief Executive, Ocean Park Hong Kong (Luncheon Keynote)
*Rob Morton, Asia Pacific Site Leader, Disney Institute (Plenary Session)


Date: Dec 4, 2013

Time: 08:00am - 03:15pm

Member: HK$1,300
Non-member: HK$1,600

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong

Ms. Katherine Lau
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* 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.