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G4S Global Risk Forecast 2015

Ian Betts
Global Head of Risk Analysis, G4S Risk Consulting

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Apr 1, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

Practicalities and Pitfalls Under the HK Employment Ordinance

Adam Hugill, Partner and Head of Employment Practice, Oldham, Li & Nie Lawyers

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Apr 9, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

AmCham Women of Influence Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Apr 10, 2015 (Fri) - 12:30pm

Can China Manage A Soft Landing amid the Property Downturn and Deflationary Pressure?

Dr. Tao Wang
Managing Director and Head of China Economic Research
UBS Investment Bank

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Apr 13, 2015 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Monthly Networking Drinks

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Apr 13, 2015 (Mon) - 6:30pm

AmCham Transportation & Logistics Committee Meeting (AmCham Members only)

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Apr 15, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

Briefing Session exclusive for AmCham Members followed by a Guided Tour of the ICT Expo - hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)

(Please note that the briefing session exclusive for AmCham members have been cancelled. If you’re interested in visiting the ICT Expo organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Please feel free to contact Ms. Kelly Tsang at tel: 2240-4306 or email: kelly.tsang@hktdc.org to receive an admission badge for your visit to the show from April 13-16, 2015).

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Apr 15, 2015 (Wed) - 9:00am

Business in Community

Peter Woo, GBM, GBS, JP
Chairman, The Wharf (Holdings) Limited and Senior Director, Wheelock and Company

Apr 16, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Cloud Computing: What it really is, why it matters and how you can really benefit

Zane Moi
Amazon Web Services, Head of Business Development, Hong Kong & Macau

Hosted By the Information & Communication Technology Committee

Apr 16, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

AmCham HK Financial Services Leadership Delegation to Shenzhen Stock Exchange & Qianhai

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Apr 17, 2015 (Fri) - 7:45am

An Opportunity for Growth: Investing in Women’s Education

Kamal Ahmad
Founder, Asian University for Women

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Apr 17, 2015 (Fri) - 8:00am

Personal Branding for Corporate Professionals Workshop

Nidhi Kush Shah
Founder & Director, Alchemy Consulting

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Apr 17, 2015 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Improving staff productivity and performance through corporate wellbeing solutions

*Dr. James Wu, Vice President for Lifestyle and Spiritual Affairs of Hong Kong and Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospitals
*Veenu Rai, Vice President, Global Compensation & Benefits, JAPA Human Resources, American Express Int'l Inc.

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Apr 20, 2015 (Mon) - 8:00am

AmCham Human Resources Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Apr 21, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

A Space Odyssey - Hong Kong Office Supply

Gavin Morgan, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Leasing, Hong Kong, JLL

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Apr 21, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Think Asia, Think Hong Kong

Smilely Lam
Senior Service Promotion Manager, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Apr 22, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

AmCham Food & Beverage Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Food & Beverage Committee

Apr 22, 2015 (Wed) - 12:30pm

Regulating Electricity – the US Experience

Paul D. O’Rourke
International Energy Expert

Hosted By the Energy Committee

Apr 23, 2015 (Thu) - 8:00am

AmCham Apparel & Footwear Committee Meeting (AmCham Members only) - Time change to 10:30am

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Apr 23, 2015 (Thu) - 10:30am

AmCham Ball 2015 - La Carousel Americano

Hosted By the Ball Committee Committee

Apr 25, 2015 (Sat) - 6:45pm

AmCham Trade & Investment Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Apr 27, 2015 (Mon) - 12:15pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Dealing with Difficult Conversations

Katie O’Hara, Executive Consultant, CONNECT COMMUNICATION

Apr 28, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

AmCham Real Estate Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Apr 29, 2015 (Wed) - 12:30pm

How Can the Potentials of Qianhai Be Fully Unleashed?

* Dr. Witman Hung, Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong, Shenzhen Qianhai Authority
*Prof. Xufei Ma, Associate Professor, Department of Management and Associate Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, Chinese University of Hong Kong
*Prof. Yinggang Zhou, Assistant Professor of Real Estate and Finance, School of Hotel and Tourism Management and Director, Center for Hospitality and Real Estate Research, Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Apr 30, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

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EVENT DETAILS

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 visit:www.amcham.org.hk/events/signature-events/human-capital-conference
 
PROGRAM
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 msimpson@amcham.org.hk  
 
The conference flyer is attached HERE for your registration purposes.

The conference rundown is attached HERE for reference.
 

 

 

SPEAKER(S)

* 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)

REGISTRATION

Date: Dec 4, 2013

Time: 08:00am - 03:15pm

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

Venue:
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Grand Ballroom, Level 2
8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
[MAP]

Inquiries:
Ms. Katherine Lau
Email: kalau@amcham.org.hk
Subject line: "Date of event /Speaker(s) name or event title"
 
Media registration at 8:15am. For media inquiries, please contact Public Affairs department: publicaffairs@amcham.org.hk


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Terms and Conditions

* 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.