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What is the Shanghai Hong Kong Stock Connect Scheme?

Eric Lee
Head of Brokerage and Executive Director, Guotai Junan Securities (HK) Limited

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Sep 1, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Monthly Networking Drinks

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Sep 1, 2014 (Mon) - 6:30pm

The New Asia and its Commercial Implications

Ben Simpfendorfer
Managing Director and Founder, Silk Road Associates

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Sep 2, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

Will Hong Kong be Marginalized in PRD Integration?

Dr. Thomas Chan
Head of China Business Centre and Director of Public Policy Research
Institute of the HK Polytechnic University

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Sep 3, 2014 (Wed) - 8:00am

Remarks by Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, Ambassador Charles Rivkin

Charles H. Rivkin
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Sep 3, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop: The US Boarding School Admissions Process

*Carole R. Bird, Director, Apply Ivy Limited

*Gerry Chu, Associate Director, Apply Ivy Limited

Sep 4, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

AmCham Business Delegation to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tentative Itinerary:

- Embassy of the United States in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
- AmCham Mongolia
- Bank of Mongolia (Central Bank of Mongolia)
- Mongolian Stock Exchange
- Ministry of Mining
- Ministry of Economic Development
- Invest Mongolia/ Foreign Investment and Foreign Trade Agency (FIFTA)
- Development Bank of Mongolia
- IFC Mongolia Office
- Ministry of Finance
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
- Dinner Reception with Business & Industry Partners

Sep 5, 2014 (Fri) - 7:00am

AmCham Human Capital Conference Planning Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Sep 5, 2014 (Fri) - 8:30am

AmCham Women of Influence Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Sep 5, 2014 (Fri) - 12:30pm

Myanmar and Sourcing Evolution

David Birnbaum
Founder, Third Horizon (THL)

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Sep 10, 2014 (Wed) - 8:00am

Digital Marketing Basics for Business

Itai Ndoro
Lead instructor, BSD Code and Design Academy

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Sep 10, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

AmCham Entrepreneurs/SME Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Entrepreneurs/SME Committee

Sep 11, 2014 (Thu) - 12:30pm

Insights from a former DOJ prosecutor on latest FCPA enforcement trends and their impact on your business in Asia

Adam Safwat, Counsel, Weil’s White Collar Defense & Investigations

Hosted By the Law Committee

Sep 12, 2014 (Fri) - 8:00am

Is the Traditional CV Still Relevant in the Digital Age?

Chris Aukland, Regional Director, Michael Page Hong Kong

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Sep 12, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Asian Power Market Update and the Future of Coal

Colin S. Tam
Executive Chairman, Crystal Vision Energy Limited

Hosted By the Energy Committee

Sep 15, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Cultural Minefields: Navigating the Cultural Landscape in Myanmar and Other Emerging Asian Markets

Emma Dodwell-Groves, Intercultural Program Manager, Asia Pacific Region, Brookfield Global Relocation Services Intercultural Group

(Due to typhoon, this event has now been postponed to Tuesday, November 18, 8-9:30am in AmCham office. A new flyer will be posted for registration shortly).

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Sep 16, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

Crowdfunding’s Impact on Your Bottom Line

Jason Best, Co-founder and Principal, Crowdfund Capital Advisors

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Sep 16, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

New Member Welcome Breakfast

Sep 17, 2014 (Wed) - 8:00am

China’s New Model of Economic Growth

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

Sep 17, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

Outlook of the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Landscape

Ada Leung, JP, Director of Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Department, HKSAR Government

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Sep 17, 2014 (Wed) - 12:00pm

AmCham Human Capital Conference Planning Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Sep 18, 2014 (Thu) - 8:30am

Made in Kenya – Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed, Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development, Republic of Kenya

Adan Abdulla Mohamed, EBS, Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development, Republic of Kenya

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Sep 18, 2014 (Thu) - 9:30am

InterChamber Real Estate and Property Mixer

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Sep 18, 2014 (Thu) - 6:30pm

Demystifying Risk Culture & Behaviours - A practical guide to manage, measure & embed employee behaviours

*Adam Salzer, Managing Director - Consulting Practice, PwC Hong Kong and China
*Gregory Profeta, Partner - Financial Services Practice, PwC Hong Kong

Hosted By the Human Capital Committee

Sep 19, 2014 (Fri) - 8:00am

Real Life Business in Southeast Asia

*Danny Lay, Vice President Business Development and Operations, Southeast Asia
Emerson Electric Asia-Pacific

*Ryan Mai, Vice President – Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau, United Technologies – Building & Industrial Systems

*Alan Turley, Vice President – International Affairs, FedEx Express Asia Pacific Division

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Sep 22, 2014 (Mon) - 8:00am

The Changing Landscape of US Business and Society

Ken Mehlman
Member and Global Head of Public Affairs, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, LLP

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Sep 22, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

The Bling Dynasty / Why the Reign of Chinese Luxury Shoppers Has Only Just Begun

Erwan Rambourg
Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Consumer and Retail Equity Research
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Author of "The Bling Dynasty"

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Sep 23, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

2014 Global Human Capital Trends and China Data Analysis

Jungle Wong
Partner, Human Capital Advisory Services, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Sep 23, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Investing in the USA Real Estate Market: Opportunities and Tax Considerations

*Jennifer L. Anderson, Partner, KPMG
*Christopher Dillon, Principal, Dillon Communications Limited
*Sam Van Horebeek, Managing Director, East-West Property Advisors

Hosted By the Real Estate Committee

Sep 23, 2014 (Tue) - 12:00pm

Breakfast & Learn Workshop: The Common App to Top US Universities: Uncommon Approach for Success

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

Sep 24, 2014 (Wed) - 8:00am

How can Trade Credit Insurance support your profitable growth

Anil Berry, Regional Commercial Director, Asia Pacific, Euler Hermes

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Sep 25, 2014 (Thu) - 8:00am

Regional Medical Benefit Solutions: Key Trends and Pitfalls

*Anthony Hidell, Director, Sales and Client Management, Cigna Global Health Benefits Hong Kong
*Amy Tang, Network Director – Northeast Asia, Cigna Global Health Benefits Hong Kong

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Sep 25, 2014 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Lunch & Learn Workshop: From Trust to Results: The strategies to build a high performing team

Judy Chan, Consultant, Active Communication

Sep 26, 2014 (Fri) - 12:00pm

The Internationalization of China's Currency: What’s the Future of the RMB?

*Alex Medana, Director, Securities Markets, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
*Lisa O’Connor, Head of Securities Services & CAT Product, HK, NEA and Greater China, Standard Chartered Bank
*Rebecca Terner Lentchner, Executive Director – Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (Moderator)

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Sep 29, 2014 (Mon) - 12:00pm

Legal Know-how in Greater China 2014: What the best-organised firms and law departments do (and you should, too)

*Peter Davies, Head of Editorial, Practical Law China, Thomson Reuters
*Susan Finder, Editor, Practical Law China, Thomson Reuters

Hosted By the Law Committee

Sep 30, 2014 (Tue) - 8:00am

How are Chinese SOEs and POEs viewing and capitalizing on the booming insurance industry in China?

Johnny Chen, Chairman of China, Zurich Insurance Group

Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Sep 30, 2014 (Tue) - 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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Media registration at 8:15am. For media inquiries, please contact Public Affairs department:

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* 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.