Dane Chamorro, Director, Asia Pacific, Control Risks
Investors in Indonesia are set for continued policy uncertainty and ‘regulatory nationalism’ in the run up to national elections in 2014. Dane Chamorro, Director, Asia Pacific at Control Risks will look at the likely scenarios in the run up to the election, Indonesia’s current status as a FDI destination and the challenges to its allure; and advise how to access opportunities, mitigate risks and protect your investments during these uncertain times.
Stephen Frost, Director, British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand
Stephen Frost is a lawyer who has worked in Thailand for 20 years and has advised many foreign companies on setting up or doing business in Thailand. He is also a director of the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand, and Chairman of the BCCT Legal & Taxation Committee. He will be speaking on key areas of interest to investors in Thailand, including company formation, foreign business and land ownership restrictions, and taxation.
Lord Deighton, Commercial Secretary to HM Treasury
Lord Deighton took up the post as Commercial Secretary to the Treasury in UK in January 2013.
Paul Deighton joined the Treasury having successfully completed his role as Chief Executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), which was responsible for preparing and staging the London 2012 Games.
Dr. Zhou Fang, Chief Research Officer, One Country Two Systems Research Institute in Hong Kong
The China Committee has invited Dr. Zhou Fang, Chief Research Officer of the One Country Two Systems Research Institute in Hong Kong to discuss the new development strategy of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and its implications for the Greater Pearl River Delta, including Hong Kong and Guangdong. Dr. Fang will talk about Hong Kong ’s roles in the three new Guangdong Experimental Zones (i.e. Qianhai, Hengqin and Nansha), especially the financial market cooperation with Shenzhen via Qianhai.
Hong Kong is today one of a tiny group of world-leading passenger and air cargo hubs. Its extraordinary success has been pivotal far beyond pure aviation, in particular building Hong Kong as Asia’s leading headquarters hub – driving huge and high–value-adding service industries like financial services, legal services and accounting services. But can this leadership be sustained?
David Dodwell, member of the British Chamber board and a former Financial Times correspondent in Hong Kong, has over the past 15 years studied and reported on all aspects of Hong Kong aviation. This presentation, underpinned by his most recent report, “Hong Kong Aviation 2022”, is intended to lay out the aviation policy challenges facing the new CY Leung administration, and provides a plan of action.