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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.