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How can Hong Kong pick a path between the battling giants and maintain its status as Asia’s preeminent global financial and commercial hub? How might Hong Kong provide leadership through these times of crisis? Our speakers will decipher Hong Kong’s role, options and future.

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Evan Medeiros is the Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies at the Georgetown University (Former Obama Adviser). His research and teaching focuses on the international politics of East Asia, US-China relations and China’s foreign and national security policies.

It was our pleasure to have Barbara Franklin, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, as Keynote speaker at the 15th Women of Influence Conference and Awards. In the Nixon White House, she led the first Presidential effort to advance women in the federal government. In 2017 TIME Magazine named her one of the “50 Women who Made American Political History”.

Thank you all the speakers, WOI committee members, awardees, nominees, and participants for joining us on November 16, 2018 and celebrated the 15th year of Women of Influence Conference and Awards with us! Let's rewind what #AmChamHK and the WOI committee have accomplished in the previous 15 years.

Charles Li has served as Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) since 2010. In this role, Mr. Li has orchestrated some of the most significant strategic initiatives in HKEX’s history, including the acquisition of the London Metal Exchange in 2012, the launch of OTC Clear in 2013, and the introduction of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect in 2014, Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect in 2016, and Bond Connect in 2017. He has sought to strengthen Hong Kong’s role as an offshore Renminbi hub and led HKEX’s efforts to reform its listing regime to maintain Hong Kong’s competitiveness and secure its position as a leading IPO centre.

Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College.

AmCham 2018 China Conference, morning keynote by Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and Senior Lecturer at Yale’s School of Management. He was also formerly Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia.

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This week's Monday Debate on Money Talk is focussed on efforts to develop Hong Kong into a "smart city". Tara Joseph, President of the American Chamber of Commerce, and Sankar Villupuram from the Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance, explain what they think needs to be done to help make the concept a reality.

Feeling about Hong Kong being a Smart City? Artificial intelligence citizen Sophia expresses her high hopes for the SMART future of Hong Kong to Chief Executive Carrie Lam.