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Integrating Sustainability Goal into Business Strategy

*Dr. Calvin Kwan, General Manager, Sustainability, Link REIT
*Natalie Chan, Former Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Oct 3, 2016 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Monthly Networking Drinks


Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Oct 3, 2016 (Mon) - 6:30pm

Prospects for China's Financial Centers under Global Uncertainty - Brexit and Beyond

Dr. David R. Meyer
Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri USA

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Oct 5, 2016 (Wed) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: 1 Minute Networking

Patrick Eng, Executive Consultant, Connect Communication Limited

Oct 6, 2016 (Thu) - 12:00pm

“All Roles Flex” - Telstra

Lynne Barry, Global Head of Learning and Development, Telstra

(This event has now been postponed. Once a new date is fixed, a flyer will be posted on website for registration. Thanks).

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Oct 13, 2016 (Thu) - 8:00am

'Better Business' Series – The Innovation of Work

*Dr David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, the Government of HKSAR
*Stephen Sui, Under Secretary for Labour and Welfare, the Government of HKSAR
*Byron Lam, Assistant Director, Efficiency Unit, the Government of HKSAR
*Scott Stiles, Co-Founder & General Manager, Fair Employment Agency
*Julanne Minster, Vice President Asia Business Development, Delos
*George Chen, Head of Public Policy, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Facebook
*Dr Jane Lee, Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council
*Argon Ho, General Manager, Hong Kong and Macau, Cisco
*Eunice Wong, Co-Founder, Quikspaces
*Susan Evans, Founder, Innovate2Sustainability
*Christian Tooley, Consultant, Workplace Strategy & Occupier Consulting, CBRE APAC

Hosted By the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Oct 13, 2016 (Thu) - 6:00pm

Insight on Creating Inclusive & Respectful Campus Environment

Dr. David William Oxtoby
President of Pomona College, the United States

Oct 17, 2016 (Mon) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: A Taste of “Think on Your Feet®”

Perry Lam, Founder and Chief Excellence Officer, The LAM INSTITUTE

(This event has now been postponed. Once a new date is fixed, a flyer will be posted on website for registration. Thanks).

Oct 17, 2016 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Connecting the Dots between Leadership, Decision Making and Corporate Culture

Hilde Mertens, Founder & CEO, Mind Box Limited

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Oct 17, 2016 (Mon) - 6:00pm

[SPOTLIGHT SESSION] Commercial Drones (UAVs) in Agribusiness - Opportunities and Challenges in Asia (FREE for members)

*Jessica Chung, Senior Consultant, Ipsos Business Consulting
*Markus Scherer, Head of Consulting, Hong Kong, Ipsos Business Consulting

Oct 18, 2016 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress-free Productivity

Cyrille Jegu, Certified GTD® Master Trainer, David Allen Company,Greater China

Oct 19, 2016 (Wed) - 8:00am

Workplace Technologies and Future Office Trends

Michael Shafer, Senior Director – JBA Technology, JBA Consulting Engineers

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Oct 19, 2016 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Economics and Finance in a Two-Percent Economy

John E. Silvia, Ph. D.
Managing Director, Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Wells Fargo & Company

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Oct 20, 2016 (Thu) - 8:00am

New Chinese Transfer Pricing Compliance Regulations Are Changing the Compliance Burdens and Costs for Related Party Transactions

*Eunice Kuo, Partner, Tax Managing Partner, Eastern Region, National Cross Border Tax Leader, Deloitte China
*Leonard Khaw, Co-leader, Managing Director – China Tax Services, Deloitte AP ICE, Ltd.
*Marc A. Tschirner. Director, Tax / Transfer Pricing, Tax and Business Advisory Group, Deloitte Hong Kong

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Oct 20, 2016 (Thu) - 4:00pm

Dealing with US authorities – insights from recent US regulatory investigations

*Andy Meehan, Global Financial Crimes Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific, Morgan Stanley (Moderator)
*Adam Siegel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP, former Assistant US Attorney
*Dan Braun, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP, former Assistant US Attorney

Hosted By the Law Committee

Oct 24, 2016 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Smart City Vision

Ir Allen Yeung Tak-bun
Government Chief Information Officer
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Hosted By the Energy Committee

Oct 24, 2016 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Asian Infrastructure Development Panel

* Ram Mahidhara, Client Service Leader/Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
*Ian Chung, PRC Leader, Senior Vice President – Greater China Civil & Infrastructure Group, AECOM
* Raul Heraud, Manager for China & Middle East, Solidance
*Enoch Fung, Head of Market Development (External), Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Oct 24, 2016 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: Opening the right doors for you in the US, UK & universities worldwide. University Counselling in an international school environment

Jonathan Hilton, Director of Marketing, Leysin American School in Switzerland

Oct 25, 2016 (Tue) - 8:00am

Strategic Imperatives for 2016 and Beyond: Insights from AAFA

Rick Helfenbein
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Apparel & Footwear Association

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Oct 26, 2016 (Wed) - 12:00pm

CHINA Town Hall with Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State

Henry Kissinger
Former Secretary of State

Oct 27, 2016 (Thu) - 8:00am

Working Effectively Across Cultures

Emma Dodwell-Groves, Intercultural Program Manager, Regional Lead (EMEA), Brookfield Global Relocation Services

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Oct 28, 2016 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Are You Well Prepared for Cyber Risk?

*Paolo Sbuttoni, Partner, Baker & Mckenzie
*Michael Lamb, CEO, CCW Global
*Teddy Ko, Country Director, Singapore Telecom Hong Kong Limited

Hosted By the Information & Communication Technology Committee

Oct 31, 2016 (Mon) - 12:00pm

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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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* 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.

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* When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled.