General Committee Objectives
Supervising all aspects of the Chamber’s work, the General Committee plays a very active role in shaping Chamber policy and its public commentary on business issues. The 14 members of the General Committee are elected by Corporate Members at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting; and the Chairman of the Chamber is elected from amongst the members of the General Committee. They meet on a monthly basis.
A number of General Committee members are ex-officio or co-opted for their unique and valuable input – including the chairs of various sub-committees, as well as representatives from closely aligned organisations like the British Consulate-General and the British Council.
Joining the British Chamber of Commerce is a very rewarding investment. The Chamber is probably the most active in Hong Kong, with a strong Secretariat (under the guidance of Christopher Hammerbeck) that supports its members across a wide range of activities and committees. The British Chamber of Commerce is truly “Where Business Gets Done”.
The Chamber has an active voice in local Government, proactively giving feedback on a host of issues from the budget to draft Government legislation; the Chamber also lobbies the Government on environmental and educational issues, as well as the ongoing development of Hong Kong’s most prized asset: VictoriaHarbour. We also encourage the involvement of younger executives through our Ynetwork.
Providing unique opportunities for personal and professional enrichment, as well as business networking, the Chamber hosts numerous Breakfasts and Luncheons featuring guest speakers.