In this breakfast briefing, Sir Vernon Ellis, Chair of the British Council, will elaborate on how the British Council is engaged in the creative economy, which has made an astounding economic contribution to the UK in recent years. A focus on the creative industries provides an opportunity for the British Council to contribute to a stronger UK connection with the wider world through support for creative entrepreneurial skills development and ‘capacity-building’ initiatives.
Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, FRCP, FMedSci, Principal of Newnham College Cambridge
As we all know, Hong Kong’s employed population are often over-worked and over-stressed. But what are the consequences of this on productivity at work, and perhaps more importantly, on our general health? In this session, Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham College, University of Cambridge and advisor to the UK government’s Department of Health, will examine the growing problem of impaired health and well-being of people among working age.
Peter Grant, CEO and Founder, Grant Property Investment
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Bricks and mortar has historically been a solid investment and with the UK property market returning into a "normal market," is now a good time to start buying to let? In this presentation, Peter Grant, CEO and Founder of Grant Property Investment will share his insights into the UK’s buy to let market and current trends, where the key ‘hotspots’ are and how to enter into an ever increasing competitive marketplace.
Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability, Bank of England
As the UK economy continues to return to sustainable growth, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Sir Jon Cunliffe will present his views on the opportunities and challenges ahead and the role the Bank can play to ensure stable growth. Sir Jon will set out Bank of England’s priorities on financial stability. En route to G20 meetings in Australia, Sir Jon will also examine the challenges in the global economy and how governments and central banks can work together to respond to financial markets instability.
Peter Achterstraat AM (Order of Australia, Member), Principal, Evans & Peck and Adjunct Professor at The University of Sydney
This presentation will highlight the attributes, skills and behaviours that CEOs consider will be essential for our leaders of tomorrow. Professor Achterstraat will give a case study of where the research findings have been implemented with outstanding results. The presentation will be followed by an open forum to discuss the differences, if any, between the qualities the Australian and International CEOs have identified and any unique qualities that may be specific to the emerging Hong Kong business environment.
Emmanuel Vivant, Director & General Manger of Hong Kong Tramways
Based on the 2011 policy address, the CEDD has been working on an Environmentally Friendly Linkage System (EFLS) connecting Kowloon East with the Kai Tak Development area. During the stages of public engagement of the EFLS, Hong Kong Tramways has proposed a Modern Tramway alternative at Kai Tak. The proposal is for the system to operate under 2 lines, at grade, low-floor and without overhead catenary for an estimated budget of $2.8 billion, which is 25% of the proposed budget for EFLS.
The World Economic Forum has recently finished its annual meeting in Davos Switzerland. One of the keynote publications for the Forum is the annual Global Risk report. This report provides insights of the most significant global risks facing the global economy in the coming year in addition to changes in the global risk landscape in 2014. This breakfast briefing will provide a brief overview of these insights and the implications for the regional businesses.
Jason Conlin, Executive Director, Globaleye and Timothy Haywood, Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Walton International Group Limited
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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, Timothy Haywood, Walton International Group Limited, will share Walton's in-depth research about the U.S. property market in this breakfast briefing and how you can benefit from it.