Breakfast briefing

The Kai Tak Sports Complex - The Next Two Years

Author: 
Jonathan McKinley, Deputy Secretary, Home Affairs Bureau

UK Students Outperformed By Those in East Asia in Maths and Science – What Can Be Done to Raise the Bar?

Event date: 
Mon, 13/01/2014 - 08:00 - 09:15
Speaker: 
Professor Sir Martin Taylor, Warden of Merton College, Oxford, and Past Vice-President and Physical Secretary of the Royal Society

Much has been made in recent years of an apparent decline in the quality of graduates entering the banking, financial services, engineering and science-based professions among others. There is concern that British students lag behind many countries, particularly in Asia, in the STEM subjects as is indicated by a variety of rankings. In this breakfast briefing, Sir Martin Taylor, FRS and Warden of Merton College, Oxford, will elaborate on the Royal Society's vision for maths and science education in the UK.

Bulls, Bears and the Kitchen Sink - Prospects for 2014

Event date: 
Wed, 22/01/2014 - 08:00 - 09:15
Speaker: 
Chris Wylie, Chief Investment Officer, Iveagh and Dr Graham Brown, Managing Director, Forth Capital HK

In this breakfast briefing, we welcome Chris Wylie, the Chief Investment Officer of Iveagh who will outline what we might expect to see from the markets in 2014 and how a global diversification & risk management strategy can benefit retail client portfolios. We also welcome Dr Graham Brown, Managing Director of Forth Capital HK who will explain how risk profiling can help you identify the asset allocation strategy that matches your risk level.

Business, Power and Poverty Alleviation - The Role We Play and Why it Matters

Event date: 
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 08:00 - 09:15
Speaker: 
Robin Bishop, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Community Business

Almost 1.2 million people in our city, that is 1 in 6 residents, live in poverty. Join Robin Bishop, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Community Business at this breakfast briefing to find out how the Community Business Leadership Team, a group of senior executives from Community Business member companies, engage the business sector to impact positive change towards the alleviation of poverty in Hong Kong.

BUILDING BRAND YOU: How to Make Better Business Decisions and Navigate Company Politics

Event date: 
Tue, 11/02/2014 - 08:00 - 09:15
Speaker: 
Dr. James S. Espey OBE, Author, Past Chairman of the Chivas and Glenlivet Group

Dr. James Espey OBE has spent 50 years in business, starting in the grocery trade before moving into the liquor industry and, in latter years, becoming a consultant and a non-executive director of a wide variety of companies. In this breakfast briefing, James will focus on the issues most commonly affecting those in middle-management: developing your leadership skills, dodging the inevitable political bullets, and the challenge of knowing how and when you innovate as you climb the corporate ladder.

Are We On Track? Update of New Railway Projects and Challenges Ahead

Author: 
T. C. Chew, Projects Director, MTR Corporation

Corruption and Corporate Crisis in China – a Changing Reality

Event date: 
Tue, 21/01/2014 - 08:00 - 09:15
Speaker: 
Ben Wootliff, Director of Corporate Enquiries, Greater China and North Asia General Manager, Control Risks

Government authorities continue to crack down on corporate corruption in China with unprecedented vigour. The investigations into GSK and Sanofi are just the highest profile of a series of investigations. Companies under investigation can find themselves at the centre of a crisis which can have massive commercial, legal and reputational impact. Control Risks has assisted a number of companies at the centre of corruption crisis and in this presentation will discuss why this corruption crackdown is different.

U.S. Recovery - Real Property Outlook and Opportunities

Event date: 
Tue, 28/01/2014 - 08:00 - 09:15
Speaker: 
Jason Conlin, Executive Director, Globaleye and Timothy Haywood, Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Walton International Group Limited

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

The recovery in parts of the U.S. property market is attracting significant investment from sovereign-wealth funds, institutions and family offices who are investing billions in the recovery. But where are the opportunities for individual investors? While concentrating on Walton International’s pre-development land investment model with fundamentals analytics in major North America growth corridors, Timothy Haywood, Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Walton International Group Limited, will share the in-depth research about the U.S. economy and property market in this breakfast briefing.

Opportunities, Challenges and Impact – Navigating the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone

Author: 
Tracy Wut, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Hong Kong and Harvey Lau, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Shanghai

The Changing Landscape And Potential Pitfalls in China in 2014

Author: 
Michael Dai, Senior Economist, Bank of China (Hong Kong)
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