Michael Dai, Senior Economist, Bank of China (Hong Kong)
In this breakfast briefing, Michael Dai will share some predictions and his thoughts on the global economic outlook with a focus on China. In his view, 2014 will usher in a fast changing global macro-economic landscape. Michael is currently working for the Bank of China as the Senior Economist, covering Hong Kong, China as well as global markets.
Edward Farrelly, Senior Director and Head of Hong Kong Research, CBRE and Paul Hubbard Brown, Regional Director for Global Corporate Services, CBRE
The shortage of development land in Hong Kong has generated much debate as it impacts on all real estate classes. This is particularly felt by corporate occupiers in the office market as not only are margins squeezed by higher real estate costs but greater volatility also hinders accurate business planning. In this breakfast briefing CBRE looks at Qianhai and explores whether Hong Kong is about to experience greater competition or whether this and other developments are necessary to ensure future prosperity for the Pearl River Delta region, with Hong Kong at its core.
Harpal Kumar MA MEng MBA DSc, Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Research UK
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
In this breakfast briefing, Harpal Kumar will talk about the work of the Francis Crick Institute which brings together 1,500 scientists from around the world in London to work on the threat to global human health posed by cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases and diabetes. Harpal Kumar is a Trustee of the Institute for Cancer Research and the Francis Crick Institute, as well as the Chairman of the Board of the National Cancer Research Institute.
Dr Glenn McCartney PhD, University of Macau - British Honorary Consul, Macau and Mr. Franklin Willemyns, Companhia de Electricidade de Macau - CEM, S.A.
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.
The British and French Chambers of Commerce would like to invite you to a Joint Chamber Breakfast Briefing. Dr Glenn McCartney PhD and Mr. Franklin Willemyns will discuss the huge potential offered by Macau in the infrastructure and retail sectors as well as the prospective trends, and also its limits, if any.
In this breakfast briefing, Yolande Barnes, Head of Research, Savills UK will discuss the World Cities Review, a significant report published by Savills UK research team, which looks not only at the cost of real estate to global corporations, but also the extent to which residential capital values have been inflated by investor demand over and above the fundamentals of occupier demand.
Edward Chiu, Commercial Director, CLP Power Hong Kong
The shale gas boom in the US over the last few years has definitely turned the US energy picture upside-down, from an era of growing gas demand and declining production which supported development of multiple LNG import projects in a short span, to now facing a picture of North America being self-sufficient in gas, and a forecast that US may become energy self-sufficient in a couple of decades. All these LNG import projects are now predominately idled and are eagerly waiting for approval to become LNG exporter instead. In this session, Edward Chiu will explore the implication of this shale gas boom to gas markets in Asia.
Brian Renwick, Managing Partner, Ward Howell International
As in 2013, pay budgets for 2014 are under close scrutiny. On the one hand there are serious labour shortages in many industry sectors; on the other hand, the global and local economies are patchy to say the least. How can you find the right path to choose between pay restraint (that may leave you short of crucial staff) and being more generous (that may make your business less competitive.)