The Future of Protectionism, Trade and Business for Companies in Asia

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The Future of Protectionism, Trade and Business for Companies in Asia

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The rise in global protectionism and its impact on business, investment and trade activity continues to permeate across Asia. 

What impact will the US-China trade dialogue have on businesses operating across Asia and globally? What are the impacts on global supply chains and how should businesses gear up to prepare? Whether it’s the future of trade disputes and tariffs, navigating how to do business and trade in this new environment remains top of mind for companies in the region. 

The China Insider Series sponsored by HSBC is an opportunity to hear insights from industry thought-leaders and experts. This next event will feature guest speakers, Dane Chamorro, Senior Partner at Control Risks and Ajay Sharma, Regional Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Asia-Pacific for HSBC, who will both tackle these burning questions and examine what companies can do to position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities emerging from the current business backdrop while also equipping themselves to navigate the potential challenges.

About the Speakers

Ajay Sharma is the Regional Head of Global Trade & Receivables Finance for HSBC in Asia Pacific. In his role, he is responsible for managing and growing the Bank’s trade and supply chain franchise across Asia Pacific, as well as driving HSBC’s Regional Receivables Finance & Commodity and Structured Trade Finance ("CSTF") businesses.

Prior to this role, Ajay was Global Co-Head of International Subsidiary Banking (ISB), based in Hong Kong with responsibility for the Asia-Pacific Region. Ajay joined HSBC in October 2014, after working for 26 years with Citigroup in India, London, Singapore and Tokyo. Ajay started working with Citigroup in 1989 in India and held various roles in the Transaction Banking Group and Corporate Bank. Ajay has also worked in London (Audit), Tokyo (Loan Syndications) and Singapore (Corporate Bank, and Global Subsidiaries Coverage).


Dane Chamorro is a Senior Partner in Control Risks Asia Pacific business and has more than 25 years’ experience in the region. A former US diplomat, Dane was previously Director of Global Risk Analysis for the Asia Pacific region and Managing Director of the company’s North Asia business, encompassing Greater China, Korea and Mongolia.

Specialising in business intelligence, Dane regularly advises strategic investors and private equity firms on political and partner risks, corporate governance and high-profile business disputes.


Ticket includes full hot English breakfast buffet.

Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - collared shirts must be worn by men, and jeans and sports shoes are not permitted.

Member $ 400.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 520.00 HKD
  • Reservations in advance are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club. No jeans or sports shoes.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 24 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • This event is closed to the media.
  • The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon signal or the Black Rain Storm warning is in force.
  • For further information please email
  • Please make cheques payable to: "The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong" & send it to Room 1201 Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong

The Future of Protectionism, Trade and Business for Companies in Asia

Fri, July 27, 2018
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Ajay Sharma, Regional Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC Asia Pacific


Dane Chamorro, Senior Partner, Control Risks, Asia Pacific 

Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central.
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