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.
04 Dec 2017 (Monday)
14:30 - 17:00
Office Holders’ Meeting

(For Federation’s Office Holders only)

Venue: Room 3601, 36/F, HKTDC Office
05 Dec 2017 (Tuesday)
08:15 - 08:30
Federation’s Annual General Meeting

(Member associates are welcome to join as observers)

Venue: Room N106-108, HKCEC
08:30 - 08:45
Federation’s Executive Committee Meeting

(Member associates are welcome to join as observers)

Venue: Room N106-108, HKCEC
08:30 - 09:00
Registration and Networking
09:00 - 09:15
Opening Session

Welcome Remarks: Esther Naegeli, Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide

Opening Remarks: Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
09:15 - 10:45
Innovation and Creation: Thriving Young Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong

Seasoned entrepreneurs will share their key to success and how the “can-do” Hong Kong spirit makes everything possible.


Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:30
Hong Kong: Chinese Mainland's Springboard to Global Markets

Hong Kong is the premier gateway to the Chinese mainland and the rest of the world. Our mainland partners will share their success stories and experience in going out through Hong Kong.


Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
12:45 - 14:00
Luncheon Dialogue with the Dreamcatchers

Two bright young minds will share how they have ventured out from their family business, and made their mark in the business world.


Venue: Room N201, HKCEC
14:15 - 15:15
Hong Kong: The Insider’s Story

This closed-door session offers an insider’s look at Hong Kong’s latest socio-economic and political developments amid continued opening of the Chinese mainland economy.


Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
15:30 - 17:00
Regional Caucuses
  • Asia and Australasia (Room N106-108)
  • Europe (Room N111-112)
  • North America (Room N109-111)
06 Dec 2017 (Wednesday)
09:00 - 09:45
Awards Presentation Ceremony
Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
10:00 - 12:15
Asian E-tailing Summit

The inaugural Summit brings together the best of minds to reveal the latest trends and practices in e-tailing strategies and technologies.  Top-notch speakers will present the opportunities and challenges of e-tailing, addressing cross-border e-commerce, social commerce and cyber security, as well as omni-channel strategy in this new age of e-tailing.

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Venue: Hall 1B HKCEC
12:45 - 14:15
Keynote Luncheon

Keynote Speaker:

  • The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS, The Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Venue: Room N201, HKCEC
14:30 - 16:45
Young Executive Programme

(for participants of Young Executive Programme only. Click for more details.)

Network with local young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong for business idea stimulation and experience sharing.

Venue: N106-108
14:45 - 18:00
Optional Visit 1 - District Cooling System at Kai Tak Development


District Cooling System at Kai Tak Development

The District Cooling System (DCS) at Kai Tak Development is a large scale centralised system which provides chilled water to the air-conditioning system of user buildings for cooling purpose. The Central Chiller Plant supplied chilled water at 6°C or below and conveys it to the user buildings via underground chilled water pipe network.

Quota: 30

Venue: Kai Tak
14:45 - 18:00
Optional Visit 2 - Tung Lin Kok Yuen


Tung Lin Kok Yuen

Tung Lin Kok Yuen completed in 1935, is one of the significant places for Buddhist worship in Hong Kong. This ancient building with red bricks and yellow tiles displays the elegant and formal architectural style of a traditional imperial palace. Its interior has a combination of oriental and western design. The Yuen’s historical archives and artefacts are closely related to the contemporary history of Hong Kong and the history of Buddhism.Listed a Grade I Historical Building in 2009, Tung Lin Kok Yuen was declared aproposed monument in June 2017 by the Antiquities advisory Board.

Quota: 25

Venue: Happy Valley
14:45 - 18:00
Optional Visit 3 - T-Park


Located in Tuen Mun, T ▪ PARK is one of the most technologically advanced facilities of its kind in the world.  With a sophisticated self-sustaining operational system, T ▪ PARK combines sludge incinerators with power generation, desalination and wastewater treatment technologies. It also has educational, leisure and ecological facilities to showcase the benefits of the "waste-to-energy" and "sustainable waste management".

Quota: 40

Venue: Tuen Mun
16:00 - 17:00
Office Holders’ Debriefing Meeting

(For Federation’s Office Holders only)

Venue: Room N102, HKCEC
18:30 - 21:00
Farewell Dinner
Venue: Dragon King Restaurant (8/F Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai)
07 Dec 2017 (Thursday)
08:20 - 19:30
Optional Side Trip to Chongqing

7-9 December 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)

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