(For Office Holders only)
Get to know more about the candidates running for the 2014-2016 Officers Election.
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.
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.
Two visionary leaders discuss their aspirations for integrating innovation, art and culture into the world of commerce.
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.
CEOs of Chinese private enterprises reveal their strategies for global success.
(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.
(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.
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.
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?
This closed-door session provides an insider’s look at Hong Kong’s latest economic and political developments.
Guest of Honour:
Asia and Australasia (Room N109-110)
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.
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.
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.
Young people are future pillars of our society. Young business elites will share their experience and achievements in inheriting their family business, and discuss the way forward for promoting youth development in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is at the heart of Asian business. With its fusion of Eastern and Western culture, as well as its cutting edge range of lifestyle products and branding services, it is recognised by middle-class both on the Chinese mainland and in Southeast Asia as a lifestyle trendsetter. How can companies leverage on Hong Kong’s advantages as Asia’s trendsetter to expand their business?
What are the implications of the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’? How can enterprises from around the world grasp the business opportunities along the Belt and Road? Hear from the experts.
The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is home to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Design. The Tower is located at the northeastern tip of the university campus. Construction work began in 2009 and the whole project was completed in August, 2013. It has 15,000 square metres of net floor area and houses a lecture hall, 10 classrooms, design studios and workshops, as well as exhibition spaces and a communal viewing lounge.
This guided tour will provide participants with a valuable opportunity to understand the latest development of the design and innovation education and industry of Hong Kong.
Note: Coach pick-up at 15:50, Harbour Road Entrance, HKCEC
Originally named “Hei Lo”, King Yin Lei was built by Mr. Shum Yat-chor and Mrs. Shum Li Po-lun in 1937. Mr. Shum Yat-chor was a notable merchant and philanthropist in Xinhui of Guangdong Province. The building has been a popular spot for taking photographs by visitors. The mansion has been featured in films of international renown such as "Soldier of Fortune" (1955) and a locally produced television series "Delightful Dream of the Capital" (1980).
As the Peak area was a traditional residence of foreigners, the location of King Yin Lei symbolizes the rise of the Chinese merchant class. It also represents an earlier phase of Hong Kong history when the upper-class residential area took shape in the Mid-levels.
This guided tour will provide participants with a valuable opportunity to take a closer look at King Yin Lei.
Remarks: Enrollment is on limited to 40 delegates, and is on first come, first served basis.
Note: Coach pick-up at 15:50, Expo Drive Entrance, HKCEC
Blueprint is the latest manifestation of Swire Properties’ originality in concept and design, as well as its long-term vision for creating communities. The startups benefit from resources and infrastructure within one of the city’s premier business districts; at the same time, its tenant companies benefit from the creative energy and innovative thinking of high-quality startups.
Two floors of Cornwall House have been dedicated to building a tech community:
The 16th floor is a co-working and events space designed to unite people around a shared interest in tech and serve as a platform for the exchange of inspiring ideas.
On the 17th floor, ten exceptional B2B tech startups will be selected to enter the accelerator – a workspace that enables access to professional support, interaction with fellow entrepreneurs and relationships with industry mentors. All free of charge and without giving up equity.
This guided tour will provide participants with more understanding of Hong Kong as a base of Startups, which offer resources and opportunities to turn great ideas into reality.
Nowadays, women gain international respect. They walk different paths, play different roles, break through the glass ceiling and earn their own success. Some succeeded and expanded their family businesses and some are veterans who rise to power for their distinctive vision. This panel will share the successes behind these female business leaders.
Federation officers and executive committee members highlight the business associations’ major developments over the past year.
A new generation of information technology has penetrated into daily life and reshaped business models and means of communication. Industry pioneers will explore how application of Internet of Things can sharpen the edge of enterprises in a competitive cloud era.
More start-ups in Hong Kong are gaining international success. Start-up founders and angel investors will exchange their views on the start-up ecosystem in Hong Kong and exemplify why Hong Kong is a cradle for commercialising ideas and realising dreams.
Hong Kong used to be called an art desert, but time passed, Hong Kong is now in place among the exemplars of international art market. Art treasures lovers will explore the development of art scene in Hong Kong and reveal a new wave of art that cannot be overlooked.
Share ideas and insights with fellow associates from your region.
Venue: City Hall Maxim’s Palace
Note: Coach pick-up at 18:10, Harbour Road Entrance, HKCEC (near Grand Hyatt Hotel)
(event held on 3-5 December 2015)
(For Federation’s Office Holders only)
Learn more about the candidates running for the 2016-2018 Officers Election.
Hong Kong’s well-rounded services would navigate you through the world of new opportunities.
Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city rightly renowned for its cutting-edge range of businesses. The people’s open attitude makes it the best cradle for innovative ideas. Get inspired by how these game changers from Hong Kong created new scenes in the ever-changing world!
Hong Kong has one of the largest and most dynamic film entertainment industries in the world. Listen to the stories from the true insiders.
Big Data is undoubtedly one of the most visible technologies affecting the development of a digital economy and diverse industries in Hong Kong. It provides deep insight and understanding into customer behaviour, and creates a raft of opportunities for creative marketing. Learn how to harness the power of Big Data from the tech-savvy.
Optional Visit 1: Hong Kong Maritime Museum
The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is a vibrant cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting and displaying objects that tell the story about trade and maritime in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta, and the vital roles that ships and the sea play in our past, present and future.
Note: Coach pick-up at 15:20, Expo Drive Entrance, HKCEC
Optional Visit 2: Legislative Council Complex
The Legislative Council Complex is the first purpose¬ built building to house the Legislature of Hong Kong. The guided tour will enhance your understanding of the work of the Legislature.
Optional Visit 3: Heritage of Mei Ho House
Mei Ho House is the only remaining building of Hong Kong's oldest public housing complex. The rare H-shaped architecture is now fully revitalized into a youth hostel. Heritage of Mei Ho House, a museum in the hostel, sheds light on Hong Kong folk life from the 1950s to 70s.
Optional Visit 4: CoCoon
Founded in 2012, CoCoon has flourished from an eco-friendly and open co-working space into a force that enables the innovative community in Hong Kong. CoCoon operates as the leading aggregator that bridges entrepreneurs with all stakeholders through its many programme.
Hong Kong has abounding opportunities for those who seek. Foreign entrepreneurs will share about how they grasp the key to success in the city.
Business succession could be a tough and challenging task, but it can also be an opportunity to inject new elements to the business and reinforce family values. Outstanding successors will share how forward thinking and innovation have led their family businesses to a new generation of excellence in the 21st century.
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 2016-2018 will be elected.
(During 1-3 December 2016)
Welcome Remarks: Esther Naegeli, Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide
Opening Remarks: Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC
Seasoned entrepreneurs will share their key to success and how the “can-do” Hong Kong spirit makes everything possible.
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.
Two bright young minds will share how they have ventured out from their family business, and made their mark in the business world.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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".
7-9 December 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)
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Welcome Remarks: Dr. Esther Naegeli, Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide
Opening Remarks: Ms. Margaret Fong, Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Learn more about the candidates running for the 2018-2021 Officers Election
This session will look at Hong Kong’s new and upcoming cutting-edge technology, including biotech, AI, digital healthcare, and how Hong Kong could ride on its competitive edge and develop into a technology hub.
Ms. Irene Chu, Head of New Economy & Life Sciences, KPMG China
Prof. Dennis Lo, Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences; Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Miles Wen, CEO of Fano Labs
Mr. Danny Yeung, CEO of Prenetics and a serial entrepreneur
The masterminds behind some of Hong Kong’s hottest startups will share with us their game-changing ideas which shake up and change the industry.
Mr. Eric Gnock Fah, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, Klook
Ir. Dr. Alan Lam, Founder, Concept Infinity Limited
Mr. Norman Cheung, Founder, Boxful Hong Kong
Chinese pianist Zhang Shengliang (Niu Niu) will deliver a piano performance and share his musical journey as well as his road to success via the Hong Kong platform.
Mr. Zhang Shengliang (Niu Niu), Chinese Pianist
Get inspired and hear from influential industry leaders how technology is sweeping its way through Hong Kong’s financial landscape.
Mr. Matthew Phillips, Partner; Hong Kong and China Financial Services Leader, PwC
Mr. Ken Lo, Chief Executive Officer, Branding China Group Ltd.
Mr. Simon Loong, Founder and CEO, WeLab
Ms. Jennifer Tan, CEO, Alipay Payment Services (HK) Limited
(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 2018-2021 will be elected.
Asia and Australasia (Rooms N106-108)
Europe (Rooms N111-112)
The Americas (Rooms N109-110)
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