Hong Kong Protests: Business Resilience in Challenging Times

Hong Kong Protests: Business Resilience in Challenging Times

John Bruce, Managing Director, Hill & Associates
Tony Pereira, Risk Consultant, Hill & Associates


Over three months of protests have placed Hong Kong centre stage in world media coverage and with few exceptions the international picture being painted is one of chaos and disorder. Indeed, some business sectors such as tourism have been severely impacted, but at the same time business goes on and many aspects of daily business life are only marginally impacted. However, the real economic impact is now becoming more apparent with companies delaying business decisions, the IPO market stalling and long term planning being made much more difficult. 

This uncertainty impacts businesses both large and small. In particular SMEs which operate with tight margins and less internal support structure are in danger of being badly affected by the ongoing crisis. That being said, larger businesses are also having to deploy extensive contingency plans with their associated costs. In this briefing and discussion Hill & Associates (H&A) shall address the concerns of members over business continuity and staff welfare by examining existing and possible scenarios which have the capacity to impact both key responsibilities.

Touching briefly on the genesis and continuation of the protests and their potential developments, but concentrating primarily on actual concerns, H&A shall advise members and guests on how best to maintain their business resilience in these challenging times. 


About the speakers
John Bruce is Managing Director of Hill & Associates with extensive experience in business continuity planning gained in his earlier career on world leading construction projects across the globe which has been complemented by his seventeen years of consultancy at Hill & Associates, the Hong Kong headquartered, Asia focused risk consultancy.  




Tony Pereira is a Risk Consultant at Hill & Associates, with overall responsibility for North Asia. He is responsible for threat, vulnerability & risk assessments, capital projects risk management, crisis management training and support, business continuity risk management, event risk management including risk assessments and security reviews, venue and event security support, and executive protection. 




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.




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9/27/2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club 1 Jackson Road Central

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