Background The Asia Forum was successfully held by respective member associations in various cities in Asia: 1st Asia Forum (2004) – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2nd Asia Forum (2005) – Bangkok, Thailand 3rd Asia Forum (2006) – Singapore 4th Asia Forum (2007) – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 5th Asia Forum (2008) – Guangzhou, China 6th Asia Forum (2009) – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 7th Asia Forum (2010) – Singapore 8th Asia Forum (2011) – Bangkok, Thailand 9th Asia Forum (2012) – Hanoi, Vietnam 10th Asia Forum (2013) – Okinawa, Japan 11th Asia Forum (2014) – Singapore 12th Asia Forum (2015) – Bangkok, Thailand 13th Asia Forum (2016) – Singapore With the support of the Federation and HKTDC Singapore Office, the 13th Asia Forum was held on June 24, 2016 in Singapore and was hosted by the Hong Kong Singapore Business Association (HSBA). HSBA also played host to their Annual Entrepreneurship Forum, Annual Members’ Luncheon, 2016 Annual General Meeting and their 22nd Anniversary Gala Dinner on the same day. HSBA Entrepreneurship Forum 2016 Entrepreneurship Forum is the annual event of HSBA to provide the latest economic and market updates and to promote entrepreneurship spirits to their members. This year, three prominent speakers namely Mr. Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Dr. Patrick Liew, Managing Partner of Global Enterprise Exchange and Dr. Steven Fang, Partner of Clearbridge Accelerator were invited to speak at the Forum, with the latter two sharing their journey of success when starting their own businesses across Asia. Mr. Dennis Chiu, President, Hong Kong Singapore Business Association, welcomed all participants to Entrepreneurship Forum. Mr. Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, gave a speech on the topic “Business Opportunities in Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta”. Dr. Patrick Liew, Managing Partner, Global Enterprise Exchange. Dr. Steven Fang, Partner, Clearbridge Accelerator The HSBA Entrepreneurship Forum 2016 was well attended by over 100 participants, including delegates from Hong Kong Business Associations in Asia, and local business communities in Singapore. Annual HSBA Members’ Luncheon Annual HSBA Members’ Luncheon was successfully held at Hotel Conrad Centennial Singapore with over 100 attendees. Speakers of Entrepreneurship Forum and key representatives from Hong Kong Business Associations in Asia enjoyed a networking lunch with fruitful business contacts established. Representatives from Thai Hong Kong Trade Association, Hong Kong Business Association Vietnam and Hong Kong Singapore Business Association Speakers of Entrepreneurship Forum and representatives from Hong Kong Business Associations in Asia Asia Forum 2016 53 participants attended this year’s Asia Forum, including representatives from Hong Kong Business Association, Vietnam (HKBAV), Hong Kong Malaysia Business Association (HKMBA), Hong Kong Singapore Business Association (HSBA), Indonesia-HK Business Association (IDHKBA), and Thai Hong Kong Trade Association (THTA). The Forum was kicked off by the welcoming remarks given by Mr. Dennis Chiu, President of HSBA, followed by opening remarks by Ms. Vivian Chan, from the Secretariat of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide. Representatives from the 5 Hong Kong Business Association shared their experiences of running the local Hong Kong Business Association, as well as reviewing their activities held over the past year. The Associations expressed concerns in innovating new event concepts, attracting new members, increasing members’ loyalty and retention, enhancing intra-Association connectivity and communications etc. As a result, various initiatives namely creating the Hong Kong Business Association in Asia webpage, engaging more young members to participate, collaborating jointly with other local Business Associations to organize events, paying visits to other ASEAN countries for market update and networking etc., were proposed and discussed.