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Monthly Networking Drinks

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Nov 2, 2015 (Mon) - 6:30pm

An American Outlook on the U.S. and China

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

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Nov 3, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

Air Quality Hong Kong – status update and what needs to be done next?

Prof. Alexis Lau, Director, Atmospheric Research Center, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Nov 3, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Update on Global Shipping Reform

Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr.
Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Nov 4, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

Office Feng Shui

Susanne Schutz, Founder & Managing Director, Suzhong Consulting Limited

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Nov 4, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Expert Series: Trajectory of the Chinese economy – will the fundamentals of growth save the day?

Dr. Nicholas R. Lardy
Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Nov 5, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

AmCham 12th Annual Women of Influence Conference & Awards - Evolution or Revolution: how will you succeed and excel at work in 2030?

*Ronald Lee, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC (Opening Keynote)
*Deborah Kan, New Media Entrepreneur (Luncheon Keynote)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Nov 6, 2015 (Fri) - 8:00am

Hong Kong Property Without Tears

Christopher Dillon, author of the Landed series of real estate books

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Nov 9, 2015 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Is London still the best place to invest in the UK?

Robert Pearce, Director, Blackfish

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Nov 10, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

Supply Chain Panel - What is Hong Kong’s evolving role in regional sourcing?

*Anthony Sutcliffe, Managing Director, Home Retail Group (Asia) Limited
*Colin Browne, Vice President & Managing Director of Asia Sourcing, VF Corporation
*Dominic Jephcott, CEO, Vendigital Ltd
*Pansy Yau, Deputy Director of Research, HKTDC

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Nov 10, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

Cyber Security Law in China, a comparison with the U.S. and what does it mean to businesses operating in China

Ronald Cheng, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Hosted By the Law Committee

Nov 10, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

10 Top Tips for How to Use LinkedIn (and some for what not to do)

Chris J. Reed
Global CEO and Founder, Black Marketing Global and Asia Pacific Office

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Nov 11, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Founding and growing a successful hyper-growth business

Greg Patti, former VP International Finance, GoPro

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Nov 12, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

E-Commerce, Online Shopping and Delivering in the Digital Age

Karen Reddington, President, FedEx Express Asia Pacific

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Nov 12, 2015 (Thu) - 12:30pm

Evasion vs. Avoidance

Edward Ng, Attaché-IRS Criminal Investigation Division, US Consulate General Hong Kong

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Nov 12, 2015 (Thu) - 4:00pm

60th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail

Nov 12, 2015 (Thu) - 6:00pm

Presentation by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications

* Dorte Kristoffersen, Executive Director, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications
* Andrew Ho, Head and Registrar, Qualifications Assessment, Hong Kong Council of Academic & Vocational Qualifications

Hosted By the Education Committee

Nov 13, 2015 (Fri) - 8:00am

HKSAR Government Series: The Legal Landscape of Hong Kong: An Update

The Hon. Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, SC, Secretary for Justice, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Hosted By the Law Committee

Nov 13, 2015 (Fri) - 11:45am

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: Extracurricular Activities for University Admissions – Less is More

Mark A. Montgomery, Ph.D., President, American Academic Advisors

Nov 16, 2015 (Mon) - 8:00am

Smart Grid, Smart City - A journey to a sustainable city

Wayne Pales
Head of Smart Grid Program, CLP Power Hong Kong

Hosted By the Energy Committee

Nov 16, 2015 (Mon) - 12:00pm

AmCham Human Resources Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Nov 17, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

Climate Change – The Road to COP in Paris

Dr. Jeanne Chi Yun Ng, PhD, Director – Group Sustainability, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Nov 17, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Party Plenums, 5 Year Plans and the New Normal for Foreign Business in China

James McGregor
Greater China Chairman, APCO Worldwide, China

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Nov 18, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Finding your authentic professional voice

David Pope, Executive Voice coach, All Voice Talent Ltd

Nov 18, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Patent trolls: the trends and how to defend against them

*Christopher Kao, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
*Karen Cheung, Senior Business Development Manager, Orangefield

Hosted By the Information & Communication Technology Committee

Nov 19, 2015 (Thu) - 8:00am

AmCham Apparel & Footwear Committee Meeting (AmCham Members only)

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Nov 19, 2015 (Thu) - 8:00am

Estate and Related Tax Planning for American Expatriates in Hong Kong

*Jessica Cutrera, Founder, Managing Director, Head of Operations & Compliance, EXS Capital
*Carlo Gray, Partner, Buzzacott
*Ellen Tong, Tax Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Nov 19, 2015 (Thu) - 4:00pm

China’s New Normal: How Far, How Deep, and What Sort of Impact?

Brent Carlson, Director, AlixPartners Hong Kong Limited

Hosted By the Law Committee

Nov 20, 2015 (Fri) - 4:00pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - What does it mean to American companies’ businesses and disputes in the Asia Pacific?

*Chiann Bao, Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
*Romesh Weeramantry, Foreign Legal Consultant, Clifford Chance

Hosted By the Law Committee

Nov 23, 2015 (Mon) - 12:00pm

What you need to know about Hong Kong’s Hospitals: A patient's perspective

Shalini Mahtani, MBE, Chairperson, The Zubin Foundation

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Nov 24, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

The Rise of FinTech and its Impact on the Financial Services Industry in Hong Kong and Asia

* Janos Barberis, Founder,
* James Lloyd, Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, AMP Credit Technologies
* Lawrence Morgan, Chief Operating Officer, NEST Hong Kong
* Alister Musgrave, Managing Director and Founder,
* Henri Arslanian, Head of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships, APrivacy (Moderator)

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Nov 24, 2015 (Tue) - 6:30pm

APEC business gets “inclusive”: the Philippines puts a distinctive stamp on 2015 – and sets the scene for Peru’s 2016 chairmanship

David Dodwell
Executive Director, the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Group and
Chief Executive, Strategic Access Limited

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Nov 25, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

China's Connected Consumers - When 10,000 Chinese shop... Insights from a 2015 survey

Anson Bailey
Principal, Business Development, KPMG China

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Nov 25, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon 2015


Nov 26, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Wealth and Succession Planning - Series II

* Alfred Ip, Partner, Oldham, Li & Nie
* Scherzade Burden, Registered Foreign Lawyer, Private Client Group, Oldham, Li & Nie

Hosted By the Law Committee

Nov 27, 2015 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Successfully Selling Your Ideas: If You Can't Sell, You Can't Win!

David Goldsmith, President, Goldsmith Organization, LLC.; Author of the best selling book "Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future"

Nov 30, 2015 (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.

* 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.