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AmCham Women of Influence Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

(This meeting has been postponed to Friday, October 10, 12:30-2pm. Venue to be confirmed. An announcement has been posted for registration. Thanks)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Oct 3, 2014 (Fri) - 12:30pm

Changes to the Trade Descriptions Ordinance – A Year On

*Eugene Low, Senior Associate - IP & TMT Group, Mayer Brown JSM
*Alan Chiu, Partner - IP & TMT Group, Mayer Brown JSM

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Oct 6, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Monthly Networking Drinks

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Oct 6, 2014 (Mon) - 6:30pm

Best Practice Energy Saving in Buildings – A Property Owner and Manager’s Perspective

Ir. Cary Chan, Head of Technical Services and Sustainability, Swire Properties Limited and Director, Hong Kong Green Building Council

(This event has been postponed to Tue, Dec 9, 4-5:30pm. A new flyer will be posted for registration shortly).

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Oct 7, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

From the PRD to Southeast Asia: Comparing Manufacturing Tradeoffs in Vietnam and Beyond

Alberto Vettoretti
Managing Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Oct 9, 2014 (Thu) - 8:00am

AmCham Human Capital Conference Planning Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Oct 10, 2014 (Fri) - 8:30am

How do leadership team in Asia perform: Trends from research and actual company experience

*Mitya New, Managing Director, Leading Organisations and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
*Prof. Elizabeth George, Professor of Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
*Karel Bakkes, Senior Advisor, Strategic Client Programme, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, China

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Oct 10, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

UPDATE OF VENUE - AmCham Women of Influence Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Oct 10, 2014 (Fri) - 12:30pm

China's Antitrust Escalation

Nathan Bush
Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Oct 13, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Influencing, Persuasion and Negotiation

Eric Sampson, Senior Executive Consultant, Connect Communication Limited

Oct 14, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

The Megatrends for Emerging Chinese Cities

Dr. Liu Qian (Louise)
Deputy Director, China Service, Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist Group

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Oct 15, 2014 (Wed) - 8:00am

Aerial Drones and Your Business: Using Small Unmanned Aerial Systems for Enterprise Solutions

Michael Perry
Public Relations Manager, DJI

Hosted By the Information & Communication Technology Committee

Oct 16, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

2014 AmCham SME Forum: Where Is Your Business Heading?

*Jim Haybyrne, Chairman & CEO, Strategic Thinking Group
*Tom Gorman, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief, FORTUNE China
*Simon Squibb, CEO & Founder, NEST Investments
*Elizabeth Thomson, Chairwoman & Founder, The Amber Foundation Ltd.
*Brendan Blumer, CEO, ii5 Ventures Ltd.
*Claire Fenner, Founder & CEO, Heels & Deals Ltd.
*Melissa Guzy, Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
*Kevin Leung, CEO, Muku Labs
*Katie McGregor, Marketing Consultant & Founder, Conduit Communications
*Gabriella Zavatti, Founder and CEO, ZAVVA Concepts Ltd.

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Oct 16, 2014 (Thu) - 1:45pm

Storytelling "In The Now": How Brands and Companies Are Evolving to Meet the Challenges of A Content-Obsessed, Converging, Real-Time World

Cathy Calhoun
Chief Client Officer, Weber Shandwick

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Oct 17, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Is your company future ready?

Dr. Yvonne Sell, Head, UK & Ireland leadership and talent (L&T) practice; Director, Hay Group

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Oct 20, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Liberalization of the PRC Legal Market – is it within reach?

Huen Wong, BBS, JP, Past President, The Law Society of Hong Kong

(Please note that this event has been postponed to Wed, Nov 19. A new flyer has been posted for registration. Thanks).

Hosted By the Law Committee

Oct 21, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

AmCham HK Business Leadership Delegation to Guangzhou

Guangdong Government officials

Oct 21, 2014 (Tue) - 8:30am

Ebola: What are the risks in Asia? What should we be doing?

Dr. Sarah Borwein, Partner, Central Health Medical Practice, Hong Kong

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Oct 21, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

The Economic Impact of Xi Jinping's Anti-Corruption Campaign

Arthur R. Kroeber
Head of research, Gavekal Dragonomics
Editor, China Economic Quarterly

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Oct 22, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

The U.S. Mid-Term Elections and Beyond

Frank Lavin
CEO and Founder, Export Now

Oct 23, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Occupy Central Movement - Longer Term Implications for Hong Kong

Steve Vickers
Chief Executive Officer, Steve Vickers & Associates Ltd

Oct 27, 2014 (Mon) - 8:00am

Cambodia Updates: H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce

Sun Chanthol
Senior Minister, Minister of Commerce and Vice Chairman, Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC)

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Oct 27, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Funding Healthy Urban Aging: Public/Private Partnerships – nice or necessary

*Richard Yuen, Permanent Secretary for Health, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR
*David Alexander, Head of Business Development Asia, Swiss Re
*Bonnie Lui, Chief Life Product Officer, AXA Hong Kong
*Geoffrey Lieu, Chairman, Hong Kong Healthcare Corporation Limited & Chairman Emeritus, Institute for Health Policy and Systems Research
*Maryan Broadbent, Group Corporate Solutions, AIA (Moderator)

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Oct 28, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

AmCham Apparel & Footwear Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Oct 30, 2014 (Thu) - 8:00am

IP Strategy for SMEs

*Alan Chiu, Partner - IP & TMT Group, Mayer Brown JSM
*Ruth Stackpool-Moore, Managing Counsel, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

(Update of Speaker)

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Oct 30, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

2014 AmCham Inter-Chamber Golf Tournament

Hosted By the Sports & Entertainment Committee

Oct 31, 2014 (Fri) - 10:00am

Success secrets of the world’s most inspirational women

Anthony A. Rose, Chairman and CEO, House of Rose Professional

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Oct 31, 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"
Media registration at 8:15am. For media inquiries, please contact Public Affairs department:

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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.