Forum Programme (In Hong Kong Time Zone)

(For Pre-registered associates of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide only). To join us, click here.
01 Dec 2014 (Monday)
09:30 - 12:00
Office Holders’ Meeting

(For Office Holders only)

Venue: NA
02 Dec 2014 (Tuesday)
08:30 - 09:00
Registration and Networking
Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
09:00 - 09:30
Dialogue with HKTDC Chairman

Introductory Remarks:

 

Special Address:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
09:30 - 09:45
Introduction of Candidates for the 2014-2016 Federation Officers Election

Get to know more about the candidates running for the 2014-2016 Officers Election.

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
09:45 - 11:00
Hong Kong: Brand Central

Capture this rare opportunity to meet with prominent regional business leaders representing international brands, who will reveal their business vision and strategies to expand their businesses globally through Hong Kong, particularly on the Chinese mainland and across Asia.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
11:00 - 11:15
Coffee Break
Venue: NA
11:15 - 12:30
The Expressway to Asia Success

Heads of thriving companies in Asia talk about their winning strategies and how their companies have benefited from Hong Kong’s unique business-friendly environment.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
13:00 - 14:15
Luncheon Dialogue: the Business of Lifestyle and Culture 

Two visionary leaders discuss their aspirations for integrating innovation, art and culture into the world of commerce.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N201, HKCEC
14:30 - 15:30
The Premier Global Hub for Offshore Renminbi Business

In 2004, Hong Kong became the first place to launch an offshore renminbi business market and has since emerged as the global hub for renminbi trade settlement, financing and asset management. Learn about the latest renminbi developments and how they can enable foreign firms to strengthen trade and investment links with the Chinese mainland.

Speaker:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
15:15 - 17:00
Taking China to the World

CEOs of Chinese private enterprises reveal their strategies for global success.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
17:00 - 18:00
Networking Drinks
Venue: N100 Foyer, HKCEC
03 Dec 2014 (Wednesday)
08:00
Federation’s Annual General Meeting

(Member associates are welcome to join as observers)

The annual meeting of heads of the Federation’s member associations and chapters/sections. We welcome your participation as an observer; it will help you understand the activities of the Federation.

Venue: Room N106-108, HKCEC
08:30 - 09:30
Federation’s Executive Committee Meeting

(Federation associates who are not Executive Committee members are welcome to participate as observers)

Federation officers and executive committee members highlight the business associations’ major developments over the past year. The Federation Chairman, Vice Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of session 2014-2016 will be elected.

Venue: Room N106-108, HKCEC
09:30 - 10:15
Awards Presentation Ceremony

Presenting the Grand Achievement Award, Best Initiative Award, Outstanding Membership Award and Success Story Award. Share the joy of the winning associations and learn from their achievements.

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
10:15 - 10:30
Coffee Break
Venue: NA
10:30 - 11:45
Flying High in Hong Kong

Hear from expatriates in Hong Kong about why they chose to start or expand their business in the city. How does Hong Kong encourage entrepreneurship?

Speakers:

  • Martin Cubbon, Chief Executive and Charlie Melvoin, Project Leader - blueprint, Swire Properties Limited
  • Alex Ing, CEO and Co-founder, Jax Coco
  • Olivier Partrat, Director and Founding Partner, Evergreen Land Limited
  • Jason Rice, Vice President of Operations, Jolla Ltd
Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
11:45 - 12:30
Hong Kong: An Insider’s Story

This closed-door session provides an insider’s look at Hong Kong’s latest economic and political developments.

Speaker:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
13:00 - 14:15
Keynote Luncheon

Guest of Honour:

Venue: Room N201, HKCEC
14:30 - 15:45
Regional Caucuses

Asia and Australasia (Room N109-110)

  • Europe (Room N111-112)
  • North America (Room N106-108)
Venue: NA
16:00 - 18:00
Optional Visit 1: The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is the dedicated anti-corruption agency of Hong Kong, separated from the Civil Service. Since its inception in 1974, the Commission has been committed to fighting corruption using a three-pronged approach of law enforcement, prevention and education. With the support of the Government and the community, Hong Kong has now become one of the cleanest places in the world.

This guided tour will provide participants with a valuable opportunity to take a closer look at the work of ICAC, which strives to sustain a level playing field in collaboration with the business community of Hong Kong.

Remarks: Enrollment is on limited to 50 delegates, and is on first come, first served basis.

Venue: NA
16:00 - 18:00
Optional Visit 2: PMQ – The Icon of Hong Kong Creative Industries

Located in the prime location of SoHo, PMQ is a site for creative talents to showcase their designs. The site was formerly the Police Married Quarters which housed married junior police officers between 1951-2000.

After years of vacancy, the historic site has been revitalized to PMQ and opened in 2014. Leased mainly to young designers, the old accommodation units have been turned into over 100 studios, workshops and outlets featuring lifestyle, fashion and accessories, architecture, product design, furniture and etc. There are over 10 restaurants and cafés at PMQ varying from bakery and cafes to fine dining.

The guided tour will provide participants a unique and inspiring experience by visiting selected historical spots within the PMQ site and various design studios and pop-up stores.

Remarks: Enrollment is on limited to 30 delegates, and is on first come, first served basis.

Venue: NA
16:00 - 17:00
Office Holders’ Debriefing Meeting
Venue: NA
18:30 - 21:00
Farewell Dinner

Work hard, play hard! Enjoy a relaxing evening with fascinating views of Victoria Harbour at the award-winning Cantonese restaurant, City Hall Maxim’s Palace.

Venue: City Hall Maxim’s Palace, City Hall Low Block, Central