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AmCham Trade & Investment Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)

Hosted By the Trade & Investment Committee

Jan 9, 2017 (Mon) - 12:30pm

Monthly Networking Drinks


Hosted by Apparel & Footwear Committee and Transportation & Logistics Committee

Hosted By the Apparel & Footwear Committee

Jan 9, 2017 (Mon) - 6:30pm

AmCham Human Resources Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)


Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Jan 10, 2017 (Tue) - 8:00am

Logistics Tech – Embracing Next Generation Supply Chain Visibility, Data Analytics and Network Optimization Tools

*Mark Millar, Managing Partner of M Power Associates
*Jim Whalen, President - INTTRA Asia
*Anthony Chen, Director of Special Projects, Flexport
*Michael Beer, Asia Pacific Transportation & Logistics Research, Citibank and AmCham Transportation & Logistics Committee Co-Vice-Chair (Moderator)

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Jan 11, 2017 (Wed) - 8:00am

Corporate Governance for Listed Companies – a new era in Greater China?

*Jamie Allen, Founding Secretary General, ACGA
*Ivy Wong, Special Counsel, Baker McKenzie
*Dr. Daphne Yiu, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Management, CUHK Business School
*Imelda Kwong, Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC Hong Kong (Moderator)

Hosted By the China Business Committee

Jan 11, 2017 (Wed) - 12:00pm

InterCham Women Cocktail: Women on the Roof

Jointly hosted by AmCham Women of Influence Committee, CanCham, DutchCham, Finnish Chamber, French Chamber, Italian Chamber and Swedish Chamber

Hosted By the Women of Influence Committee

Jan 11, 2017 (Wed) - 7:00pm

The Changing Outlook of Global Mobility

*Victor Lee, Partner, Tax Services, PwC Hong Kong
*Bruce Lee, Director, PwC Global Mobility Services, Hong Kong

Hosted By the Financial Services Committee

Jan 12, 2017 (Thu) - 8:00am

LGBT Inclusion for Business Success

*Fern Ngai, Chief Executive Officer, Community Business Limited
*Marion McDonald, Chief Strategy Officer, Asia Pacific Region, Ogilvy Public Relations
*Robert Ronneberger, Corporate Strategy Group, BlackRock
*Paul Choi, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Head of Goldman Sachs University and Talent Branding, Goldman Sachs (Moderator)

Hosted By the Human Resources Committee

Jan 13, 2017 (Fri) - 12:00pm

How Can Business Benefit from Mainland Travelers?

Angel Young
Managing Director, Nielsen Hong Kong and Macau

Hosted By the Communications & Marketing Committee

Jan 18, 2017 (Wed) - 12:00pm

2017 International People's Choice Whiskey Tasting


Jan 18, 2017 (Wed) - 6:30pm

Opportunities in Business Innovation for Smart Aging

*Mrs. Rebecca Choy-Yung, Founder & Chair, Golden Age Foundation
*Mrs. Karen Kulp, President and CEO, Home Care Associates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Hosted By the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Jan 19, 2017 (Thu) - 8:00am

AmCham Corporate Social Responsibility Committee Meeting (AmCham Members only)

Hosted By the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Jan 19, 2017 (Thu) - 9:30am

Travel Trends 2017 - What You Need to Know About Travel Habits in the Year of the Rooster and Beyond

*Andrew Cowen, Chief Executive Officer, HK Express
*Michael Burke, Assistant Director, Commercial, Hong Kong Airlines
*Michael Beer, Asia Pacific Transportation & Logistics Research, Citibank and AmCham Transportation & Logistics Committee Co-Vice-Chair (Moderator)

Hosted By the Transportation & Logistics Committee

Jan 20, 2017 (Fri) - 8:00am

2017 Chairman's Inaugural Address

Walter Dias
Managing Director
Greater China & Korea Sales
United Airlines

Jan 20, 2017 (Fri) - 12:00pm

Online Piracy – Physical and Digital - Criminal and Civil Legal Options

*Evan Williams, Regional Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator for Asia, United States Department of Justice
*Jessica Bartlett, Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hosted by the Intellectual Property Committee and the Law Committee
(Kindly note that this event has been rescheduled from January 17).

Hosted By the Intellectual Property Committee

Jan 23, 2017 (Mon) - 12:00pm

AmCham Insurance & Healthcare Committee Meeting (AmCham Members Only)


Hosted By the Insurance & Healthcare Committee

Jan 24, 2017 (Tue) - 12:30pm

Trump's Impact on US Corporate Taxation

*Ivan Strunin, Managing Director, U.S. Tax Services, Deloitte Asia Pacific International Core of Excellence
*Peter Guang Chen, Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm

(Please note that this event has now been re-scheduled to Thursday, February 23, 2017. Others remain unchanged. A new flyer has been posted for registration. Thanks).

Hosted By the Taxation Committee

Jan 25, 2017 (Wed) - 4:00pm

Hong Kong 2030+ Towards a planning vision and strategy transcending 2030

Phyllis Li, JP, Deputy Director of Planning / Territorial, Planning Department, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Hosted By the Environment Committee

Jan 26, 2017 (Thu) - 12:00pm

Joint Business Community Luncheon with The Honourable Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of the HKSAR

The Honourable Leung Chun-ying
Chief Executive of the HKSAR

Jan 26, 2017 (Thu) - 12:15pm

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AmCham Hong Kong 2016 China Conference -
“Managing the Transition: Foreign Business in the New China”
This exceptional half-day event will provide insights on the economic transition happening in China and related hot topics. Take the opportunity to learn from and interact with over 20 different Asia Pacific CEOs of renowned MNCs and China experts about business best practices in today’s China.

Date: September 9, 2016
Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Program Highlights

Opening Remarks

Opening Keynote Address by Christopher Johnson, CSIS

Given the high popularity of Mr. Chris Johnson’s opening keynote speech last year and the request by many members to have him again, AmCham is honored and delighted to invite him back this year to share his observations on China’s reforms and the post-election outlook of US-China relations.

Christopher Johnson
Senior Adviser and
freeman Chair in China Studies
Center for Strategic
and International Studies

Sanjeev Chatrath
Managing Director
Region Head, Asia
Financial & Risk
Thomson Reuters

Panel I (Plenary): Finding Paths in the New China

As China continues structural adjustments, its economy is evolving into two tracks – declining traditional sectors and booming new sectors, coined by some economists as Old China vs New China. What are the possible trajectories of these economic tracks in the years to come? How should business leaders redefine their strategies in response to the changing China market landscape as well as to new technologies and business models?

Dr. William Fung
Group Chairman
Li & Fung 

Kenneth Hitchner 
Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific Ex-Japan

Ryan Stork
Chairman, Asia Pacific

Kevin Sneader
Chairman, Asia
McKinsey & Company

Panel II: Collaboration & Competition - New Dynamics in Chinese-foreign Business Ties

Chinese firms are creating new roles for themselves as global competitors, customers, suppliers, partners, and investors. What are the top risks and opportunities for foreign businesses when working with Chinese firms, both inside and outside China, in this new paradigm?

Jeanette Chan
Managing Partner, China Practice
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,
Wharton & Garrison

Dr. Stephan Kothrade
President Functions Asia Pacific;
President and Chairman Greater China 

Steve Mullinjer
Regional Leader,
Asia Pacific and the Middle East
Heidrick & Struggles

Tom O’Reilly
President, Asia Pacific
Rockwell Automation

Robert Grieves
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Hamilton Advisors Limited


Panel III:  Hong Kong and the Chinese Financial Reforms

With China’s ongoing financial reforms such as stock connects, QDII2, onshore bonds market opening, Cross-Border Inter-Bank Payment System launching and supporting leapfrogging fin-tech developments, what roles can Hong Kong play in China’s financial liberalization and its aspirations to be more competitive in global financial markets? 

Mark Austen
Chief Executive Officer
Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA)

Michael Falcon
Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific
Global Investment Management
J.P. Morgan Asset Management 

James Quinnild
Financial Services Consulting -
Asia Pacific Leader;
China / HK Consulting COO

Dr. Tao Wang
Chief China Economist;
Co-head of Asia Economics
UBS Investment Bank

Lisa Jucca
Editor in Charge, 
Asia Financial Services
Thomson Reuters


Panel IV:  Megacities and Regionalization

What are the opportunities and challenges for foreign businesses in China’s fast-growing megacities and regional city clusters in light of massive infrastructure developments and ongoing transitions in the industrial and services sectors? And what near-term business opportunities are arising from the evolving Hong Kong-PRD megalopolis?

Sean Chiao
President, Asia Pacific

Lincoln Leong
MTR Corporation

Ben Way
Macquarie Group Asia

Yan Xuan
President, Greater China

Andrew Weir
Global Chairman of Real Estate and Construction, Regional Senior Partner, Hong Kong; Head of Capital Markets, KPMG China, KPMG


Luncheon Keynote Address by Dr. Huang Yiping, Peking University; People’s Bank of China

Dr. Huang will share his deep insights on China’s latest economic growth, as well as the challenges and opportunities amid the economic transition.

Dr. Huang Yiping
Professor of Economics 
National School of Development 
Peking University; 
Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, People’s Bank of China

Malcolm Kay
Stamford American School –
Hong Kong


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