When Gage McAfee first set eyes on Hong in 1969 he saw little more than a sleepy British Colony. But that all changed in the late 1970s as China’s economy began to open up: a development that would transform the face of Hong Kong. As AmCham Chairman in 1985 Gage served as an adviser to the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee. Here he recounts AmCham's role in the formation of what would become the blueprint for Hong Kong's post-colonial future.
At this special inaugural luncheon, AmCham Chairman Walter Dias continues his tenure as Chairman for second year. He will draw the threads of past Chamber successes and ‘defining moments’ into a roadmap for achievement in 2017 and beyond.
The United States has long enjoyed and continues to enjoy productive cooperation with Hong Kong and Macau in a variety of areas, from trade and bilateral investment to educational and cultural exchanges. Kurt W. Tong is the new Consul General representing the United States to Hong Kong and Macau. In his first month, he is meeting with a wide range of government officials, business leaders, educators, and cultural and civil society organizations in the two Special Administrative Regions.
In his address, Consul General Tong will reflect on his first month on the job and discuss the importance of a strong relationship between the United States and Hong Kong and Macau.
Jenny Pong, Group Director, Human Resources, JTH Group
Bhavya Sehgal , SVP, Strategy Research, Asia, ORC International
Leonie Valentine, Managing Director – Sales & Operations Hong Kong, Google
Bin Wolfe , Managing Partner, Talent, Asia-Pacific, EY
Amy Benger, Asia-Pacific Organisational Development Leader, EY
Susie Quirk, Partner, Head of People & Change Advisory, KPMG Advisory (China) Limited
Christopher Schrader, CEO, Pathship
Trevor Sunderland, Country Manager, Hong Kong & Asia Operations, Agile -1
Dr. Tim Carey, Managing Director – Asia Pacific, atrain (Moderator)
Kaiser Chen, Chief Human Resources Officer, SenseTime Group
Adam Najberg, Head of Digital Communications, Alibaba Group
Prof. XU Yan , Associate Dean of EMBA, Executive Education, & China Strategy, HKUST Business School
Jennifer Van Dale, Partner and Head of Employment Asia, Eversheds (Moderator)
Liza Allen, Managing Director, Communications, Media & Technology, Accenture, Asia Pacific
Kimberly Arth, Co- Founder / Co-CEO, PIVOT
Lynne Barry, Global Head of Learning and Development, Telstra
Sylvain Trocmee, Head of HR Asia Pacific, ROBECO
Helen Colquhoun, Senior Associate, Withers (Moderator)
Paul Choi, Executive Director, Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs
Prof. Julian Groves, Associate Professor of Social Science Education, HKUST Division of Social Sciences
Wijnand van Hoeven, Head of Talent Development - RHO Human Resources, Prudential Corporation Asia
Ada Lee, HR Business Partner, Global Business Organization – HK, Google
Mac Ling, Executive Coach & Managing Partner, Coaching Collective (Moderator)