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AmCham Intellectual Property Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Aug 5, 2014 (Tue) - 12:30pm

AmCham Trade & Investment Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Aug 6, 2014 (Wed) - 12:30pm

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: Understanding Your Strengths – Using the MBTI® Instrument

Mr. Robin Ball, founder and Managing Director, MDS Ltd

Aug 7, 2014 (Thu) - 8:00am

Mid Year Employment Outlook - (current trends in employment market in Hong Kong, outlook for rest of the year plus trends in compensation levels)

Kirstin MacLaren, Director - Financial Services and Human Resources at Michael Page

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Aug 8, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Monthly Networking Drinks

Aug 11, 2014 (Mon) - 6:30pm

Same Same but Different - Putting Purpose into Practice in Asia

Jonathan Sanchez
Co-Founder, STAND

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Aug 12, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

Manufacturing operations in Vietnam After the Anti-Chinese Riots

Lane Aldred
Security Director Hong Kong, International SOS and Control Risks

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Aug 12, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Talent Retention & Engagement – Differentiating through Employee Benefits

Cedric Luah, Director, Client Development, Group Corporate Solutions, AIA Group

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Aug 19, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: The Twitter Pitch: Updating the Elevator Pitch in the digital age

Ms. Linda Garrett, Managing Director, Garrett Global

Aug 20, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Taxes and the Economy – Executive Briefing Luncheon with Dr. Arthur B. Laffer

Dr. Arthur B. Laffer
Founder and Chairman, Laffer Associates and Laffer Investments

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Aug 20, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

AmCham Human Capital Conference Planning Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Aug 21, 2014 (Thu) - 8:30am

AmCham China Business Committee Second Half Planning Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Aug 22, 2014 (Fri) - 11:00am

What’s new in Qianhai?

* Peter Tao Peng, Section Chief of Business Promotion, Qianhai Authority
* Peter Kung, Senior Partner, Southern China, KPMG

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Aug 22, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Into the East: Exploring the US Pivot to Asia

David Carden
Former US Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and
Partner-in-Charge of Asia, JONES DAY® - One Firm WorldwideSM

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Aug 26, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

The New PRC Trademark Law - What Does this Mean For Your Business?

*Benjamin Choi, Partner - IP & TMT Group, Mayer Brown JSM
*Alan Chiu, Partner - IP & TMT Group, Mayer Brown JSM

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Aug 26, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

The 56th InterCham Young Professionals Cocktail

Aug 26, 2014 (Tue) - 6:30pm

BEPS – A New Era in International Tax: Action 6 – Preventing Treaty Abuse

* Wade R. Wagatsuma, Principal-In-Charge (US Tax), KPMG China
* Chris Xing, Tax Partner, KPMG China
* John Kondos, Tax Partner, KPMG China
* Justin Pearce, Senior Tax Advisor, KPMG China

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Aug 27, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

AmCham HK Business Leadership Delegation to Shenzhen

Aug 28, 2014 (Thu) - 8:00am

Real Estate Transparency & Global Investment Flows in 2014

*David Green-Morgan, Global Capital Markets Research Director, JLL
*Alistair Meadows, Head, International Capital Group, Asia Pacific, JLL

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Aug 28, 2014 (Thu) - 12:30pm

“Cracking the Code” Gender Research Programme 2013, 30% Club UK

*Sean Dineen, Managing Consultant and Head, YSC Hong Kong
*Dr. Claire Garner, Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Aug 29, 2014 (Fri) - 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
Subject line: "Date of event /Speaker(s) name or event title"
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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.