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AmCham 2015 China Conference: Managing the "New Normal" - What does it mean for business?

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
*Christopher Johnson, Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (Opening Keynote)
*Gordon Orr, Chairman, McKinsey Asia (Luncheon Keynote)

Sep 1, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Nearing Retirement? Assess Downside Risk, Upside Potential

Rob Williams, CFP®
Managing Director, Fixed Income and Income Planning, Schwab Center for Financial Research, Charles Schwab & Co.

Sep 2, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

One-Day Workshop Supporting Increased Capacity in International Schools: Why Inclusion? Embracing Opportunities and Busting Myths

*Kevin Bartlett, Founder, Next Frontier Inclusion
*Kristel Solomen Saleem, Learner Support Director, Hong Kong Academy

Hosted By the Education Committee

Sep 4, 2015 (Fri) - 8:30am

CPSC Product Safety Training for Buyers and Sourcing Professionals

*Patty Adair, Director, Division of Combustion & Fire Sciences, USCPSC
*Jake Miller, Regional Product Safety Officer, Beijing Office of Int'l Programs, USCPSC
*Steve Williams, Int'l Program Manager, Office of Int'l Programs, Bethesda, USCPSC
*Li Liping, Beijing Office of Int'l Programs, USCPSC
*Dr. Richard Vuylsteke, President, AmCham HK
*Katleen Hendrix, Legal Officer, Toy Safety Team, DG Enterprise & Industry, European Commission
*Alan Kaufman, Senior VP, Technical Affairs Toy Industry Association
*Gareth Brooks, VP, Footwear Value Chain, VF Asia, HK
*Andre Leroy, Sales Director - Sustainability Officer - CTC Greater China
*Andrew Schroth, Managing Partner, Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt
*Dr. Vincent Tam, Advisor, Hong Kong Toys Council
*Andrew Farhat, Regulatory Services Manager, UL
*Simon Tse, Senior Technical Manager – Softlines, UL VS HK Ltd
*Dominique Billeret, Senior Technical Adviser, Toy Industries of Europe (TIE), EU

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Sep 7, 2015 (Mon) - 8:00am

Monthly Networking Drinks

Hosted by Communications & Marketing Committee

Hosted by Food & Beverage Committee

Sep 7, 2015 (Mon) - 6:30pm

Opportunities and Challenges of Outbound Real Estate Investments

Justina Fan, Head of Outbound Investment Greater China; Executive Director Capital Markets Asia Pacific, Cushman & Wakefield

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Sep 8, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

Luncheon Meeting with Shandong Vice Governor

Sep 9, 2015 (Wed) - 12:45pm

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: How to avoid the three most common mistakes in presenting

Katie O’Hara, Executive Consultant, CONNECT COMMUNICATION

Sep 10, 2015 (Thu) - 8:00am

Wealth Planning for the American Abroad

Joan Crain
Senior Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Sep 10, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

AmCham Women of Influence Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Sep 11, 2015 (Fri) - 12:30pm

How to become a Strategic HR Business Leader to influence C-Suite Peers

Shanthi Flynn, Managing Director, S Flynn Consulting

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Sep 15, 2015 (Tue) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Transforming the Customer Experience -
The Difference between Winning & Losing

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

Sep 15, 2015 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Outlook of the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Landscape

*SK Lee, Deputy Director of Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Department, HKSAR Government
*Michelle Chong, Assistant Director (Copyright), Intellectual Property Department, HKSAR Government

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Sep 16, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Choose Utah

* Gary R. Herbert, Governor, State of Utah
* Val Hale, Executive Director, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Sep 16, 2015 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Investing in the U.S. Real Estate Market: U.S. Tax Considerations

*Peter Guang Chen, Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm
*Wade R. Wagatsuma, Principal-In-Charge (US Tax), KPMG China

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Sep 17, 2015 (Thu) - 4:00pm

InterChamber Real Estate and Property Mixer

N/A

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Sep 17, 2015 (Thu) - 6:30pm

HKSAR Government Series: Getting Ready for the Full Implementation of the Competition Ordinance

The Honorable Anna Wu Hung-yuk, GBS, SBS, JP, Chairperson, Competition Commission

Hosted By the Law Committee

Sep 18, 2015 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Energy Transitions in Asia

Justin Wu
Head of Asia-Pacific, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Hosted By the Energy Committee

Sep 21, 2015 (Mon) - 12:00pm

New Member Welcome Breakfast (AmCham Members Only, First-time Attendees Only)

Sep 23, 2015 (Wed) - 8:00am

ASEAN Development Drivers & Port Development

Dr. Richard D Colwill, Managing Director, BMT Asia Pacific Ltd

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Sep 24, 2015 (Thu) - 8:00am

Lunch & Learn Workshop: Improving Your Attitude - The Key to Achieving Breakthrough Performance

Joseph Palumbo
Gallup-Certified Executive/Career Coach, Corporate Trainer & Facilitator
MBA, FCPA, FCMA, C. Dir, ACC, MHKIoD

Sep 24, 2015 (Thu) - 12:00pm

An Evening for Entrepreneurs

*Christopher Chau, Co-Founder, IvySpace.com
*Timothy Kau, Co-Founder, IvySpace.com
*Xania Wong, Founder & CEO, JOBDOH
*Hilary Szymujko, Head, blueprint

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Sep 24, 2015 (Thu) - 6:30pm

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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"
 
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* Membership is on an individual basis. Non-members can only attend at non-member price.

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