Greater Bay Area – The Opportunities and Challenges around the Movement of People

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Greater Bay Area – The Opportunities and Challenges around the Movement of People

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With a combined population of 68 million, a key facet to the Greater Bay Area’s success is the free and fluid movement of people across Hong Kong, Macau and the nine Mainland cities in the GBA.

With the launch of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, significant efforts have already been made by GBA authorities to increase the physical interconnectivity of the region.

In this event, a panel of experts will discuss the key practical and regulatory issues which need to be addressed to ensure there is efficient movement of people and labour across the GBA.

In addition, the panel will discuss the sentiment of younger generations who will be the long-term benefactors and users of the GBA – do they want to move to, and within, the GBA; what draws them to it and what is turning them away?


About the speakers:

Arnold Cheng is Director of John Swire & Sons (China) Limited, overseeing Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta business. The business of Swire group ranges from property and aviation, to beverages, food, retail, shipping and marine services.

Prior to taking up his current position, Arnold was Director Corporate Affairs at Cathay Pacific, looking after every aspect of the airline’s activities in respect of government and stakeholders relations, corporate communications, corporate social responsibility programmes and environmental affairs.

Arnold is a member of the CPPCC Henan Committee, the HKSAR Chief Executive Election Committee, Hong Kong-Taiwan Business Co-operation Committee and the Council of the Open University of Hong Kong. He is also an honorary advisor of Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence.


Henry Ho is the Founder and Convenor of the One Country Two Systems Youth Forum. The Forum is a think-tank composed of young scholars and professionals in Mainland China and Hong Kong.  Since its establishment in 2017, it has conducted several studies on the Greater Bay Area, including Research on HK People Working and Studying in the Mainland, the first of its kind in Hong Kong.

Prior to the establishment of this think tank, Henry was a researcher and subsequently a part-time member of the former Central Policy Unit for the Government, and was the Political Assistant to the Secretary of Development during the CY Leung administration. Currently he is a member of the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee, a member of the Fundraising and Communications Committee of Oxfam Hong Kong, and a Council Member of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies. He is one of the very few Hong Kong policy researchers with an active participation in Mainland China's research community, including part-time positions at Peking University and Tsinghua University.

Henry has also written for the opinion page at Mingpao and is the host of a radio programme on RTHK.    


About the moderator:

With more than 20 years of corporate and consulting experience, Jeff Tang has worked with diverse clients such as statutory bodies, universities, regulatory bodies, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, large Asian corporates and multinationals across Asia Pacific, Europe and the US.

His core expertise includes managing complex and major people transformation engagements including human capital strategy, total rewards strategy, organisational structure and capabilities development, pay performance framework, career management and competency framework.


This event is hosted by Andrew Seaton. 

Ticket includes a 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, sandals and sports shoes are not permitted. To see the full list of club rules on dresscode, please click here.

Member $ 400.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 520.00 HKD
Y-Network $300.00 HKD
Startup $300.00 HKD
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Greater Bay Area – The Opportunities and Challenges around the Movement of People

Wed, January 30, 2019
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Arnold Cheng, Director of Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta, John Swire & Sons (China) Limited


Henry Ho, Founder and Convenor, One Country Two Systems Youth Forum


Moderated by: Jeff Tang, Partner, EY

Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. Hosted by Andrew Seaton
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