Past Events
 

These are all recent events that EuroCham or its partners have organised.

Supporting event: International Business Awards 2018
Thursday 6 Sept 2018

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Hong Kong Business invites you to nominate for the International Business Awards 2018. If you have the most innovative projects and best practices which significantly enhanced the company’s business in East Asia region and want to stand out as one of the best foreign companies in Hong Kong, nominate and get recognised.

Deadline for nomination is on 30 July 2018!

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Supporting Event: ASIFMA Infrastructure Conference 2018: The Path to a Green Belt and Road
8:30am to 6:00pm

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In collaboration with the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) of Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), and supported by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), this infrastructure conference focuses on financing-specific topics and more technical-in-nature discussions about the barriers and solutions to financing the Belt and Road and especially, how to emphasize the concept of “green infrastructure” through specific discussions and case studies. It is organized in alignment with the Belt and Road Summit organized by HKTDC.

Keynotes
Panel 1: The Evolution of the Belt and Road
Panel 2: Project Structures, Risk Assessment, Procurement and Planning Process –
Bankability of Projects
Panel 3: The Role of Multilaterals and Development Banks
Panel 4: Project Bonds and Loans: Infrastructure Investment Considerations
Panel 5: Credit Enhancement, Insurance and Credit Rating
Panel 6: The Greening and Sustainability of Infrastructure

Join Now as a Delegate!
Enjoy a discount for delegation fee at USD500 (Non-members: USD600)
Register HERE (Guests of Endorsers’ PROMO CODE: INF2018GOE)
(Please click HERE to view the registration guideline.)Regulators, Institutional Investors, Issuers, Corporate Treasurers: Senior representatives may be offered complimentary registration. Please email ccheung@asifma.org for application.
For more event details, please click to read the program website2018 program leaflet and other information including factsheet and review of 2017.

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Supporting event: Belt and Road Summit 2018
Tuesday 28 June 2018

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The Belt and Road Summit brings together senior government officials, representatives of international institutions, business leaders and industry experts from countries along and beyond the Belt and Road to exchange views on multilateral co-operation and explore new business opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative.

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Let’s light up the Summer
Thursday 28 June, 6-8PM

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To get into the summer vibes, the FSBC invites members and friends to join them at Aberdeen Street restaurant.

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Business Luncheon with The Chief Executive of HKSAR Mrs. Carrie Lam in Brussels on 14 June 2018
11:30am

We have a few seats left in the Business Luncheon on 14th June 2018 in Brussels co-organised by the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels. In her official visit to Europe in June 2018, the CE of HKSAR Mrs. Carrie Lam is expected to share her thoughts of how to foster Hong Kong – Europe Strategic partnership for scaling new heights. Guests of honour of the Business Luncheon include –

  • The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor who will deliver a key-note speech
  • The Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Didier Reynders who will give welcoming remarks; and
  • European Commissioner for Trade, Ms Cecilia Malmström who will deliver a speech.

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No Time To Waste
Thursday 24 May, 5pm- 7pm

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Join the Dutch and Swedish Chamber on 24 May for a panel discussion about the actions we can take to save our environment.

The speaker of this event is Helena Storm who will speak on the Swedish Water Management Experience. This will be followed by a panel discussion with Moon Kom, Dr. Steve Wong.

 

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Supporting event: BEC EnviroSeries Conference: “The Greater Bay Area – Leveraging opportunities for Hong Kong in the transition towards sustainability”
Wednesday 23 May 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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The upcoming BEC EnviroSeries Conference with the theme of “The Greater Bay Area – Leveraging opportunities for Hong Kong in the transition towards sustainability” will be held on 23 May 2018. Business Leaders and Policy Experts shall explore how Hong Kong can benefit from the Greater Bay Area initiative:

  • Can Hong Kong’s professional environmental expertise play a leading role to contribute to a Green Bay Area?
  • Which sectors (e.g. waste management, transportation & logistics) can benefit most from collaboration across the GBA?
  • Can Hong Kong be a Green Finance hub? Can green bonds become a tool for financing green and low-carbon projects at the GBA?
  • What the Lok Ma Chau Loop Science and Technology Park means to HK Business and the low-carbon / low-emission sectors?

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Supporting event: Macau European Chamber of Commerce 2018 Gala Dinner
Friday 18th May, 7pm

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Macau European Chamber of Commerce cordially invites your honourable presence to our fifth Gala Dinner which will be held at the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Grand Lisboa on Friday 18 May 2018.

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Industry Briefing on GDPR and its impact on Asia
Thursday, 17 May, 12:30PM-2:00PM

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Join EuroCham and ASIFMA on the 17th of May.

Adrian Fisher and Chris Lim are giving a briefing on the GDPR and its impact on Asia.

 

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Breakfast Seminar: Beyond Brexit – The outlook for Europe and its economy
Wednesday 9 May, 9am - 11am

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On Europe Day, join us to discuss the future of Europe beyond Brexit!

EuroCham invites you to an exceptional panel discussion with:

  • Rob Carnell, Head of Research and Chief Economist Asia-Pacific for ING Bank.
  • Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Naxos, Senior Fellow at Bruegel and Adjunct Professor at the HKUST.
  • Mark McFarland, Chief Economist with over 20 years of experience in global financial markets.

 

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The Hong Kong Smart City Blue Print under Review: How to make Hong Kong a world class sustainable smart city!
Wednesday 25th April, 12.30pm - 2:00pm

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The Hong Kong Smart City Blue Print under Review: How to make Hong Kong a world class sustainable smart city!

In December 2017 the Hong Kong government presented the Hong Kong Smart City Blue Print. By adopting the measures set out in this Blue Print Hong Kong should be turned into a world class smart city. The Environment & Energy Business Council (EEBC) of the European Chamber of Commerce presented in April 2018 a position paper with a review of the measures proposed to create a Smart Environment in the Blue print and concrete recommendations on how to make Hong Kong more sustainable. The Chairman of the EEBC, Tom Uiterwaal, will present the views and visions of the European Business Community on how to make Hong Kong a world class sustainable smart city.

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2018 MACAO INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CO-OPERATION FORUM & EXHIBITION (2018 MIECF)
From Thu 12-Apr-2018 10:00 AM To Sat 14-Apr-2018 6:00 PM

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2018 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (2018 MIECF)

Shaping of Eco-Cities for Inclusive Green Economy

Convention and Exhibition Centre at The Venetian, Macao – Resort – Hotel

12 April 2018 – 14 April 2018

Application Deadline: 16 March 2018

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is once again delighted to co-host with the cooperation of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute – IPIM and the Macau European Chamber of Commerce (MECC) a European Pavilion, at the 2018 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (2018 MIECF), which will take place on 12 April 2018 – 14 April 2018 at The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macao. We are delighted to invite you to exhibit in the European Pavilion, which will be opened to companies (exhibiting EU products only), both European Chambers of Commerce in Macau and Hong Kong members, and EU Member States’ Trade Commissions and Consulates.

As the major environment platform between the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region and the other countries and regions, 2018 MIECF will feature “Shaping of Eco-Cities for Inclusive Green Economy” as the main theme, to enhance the development of eco-city construction. Case sharing, policy analysis, technology display and business exchange will be featured on improving people’s living standard, developing social well-being as well as promoting regional green economic exchanges co-operation.

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Supporting event: Internet Economy Summit (IES) 2018
12-13 April, 2018 (2 Days), 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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The Internet Economy Summit brings together top global and local thought leaders to explore directions and strategies in capturing endless opportunities arising from the propelling internet economic growth. Renowned industry leaders and experts will discuss and share their exclusive, inspirational insights on how today’s businesses can harness the internet-led growth in the new economy.

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Supporting event: Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2018
10 and 11 April 2018, 9am - 6pm

APAC Business Forum 2018

The Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) is the flagship regional business Forum organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) since 2004 at different locations within its 53 Member States and 9 associate members. This year Hong Kong is the host city and Cyberport will be jointly organising this high profile event on 10-11 April with ESCAP with support from the Innovation and Technology Bureau of HKSAR Government.

APBF 2018 – “Harnessing Business with the Sustainable Development Goals through Technology, Innovation and Financing”. The Forum will focus on how private sector-led innovation, technology and financing can enhance efforts towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Joint Business Community Luncheon: 2018-2019 Budget The Honourable Paul MP Chan, GBM, GBS, MH, JP Financial Secretary, The Government of the HKSAR
Wednesday 28 March 2018, 12:15 to 14:00

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Financial Secretary, the Honourable Paul MP Chan, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, will deliver his 2018-2019 Budget Speech to the Legislative Council on 28 February 2018.

We are deeply honoured that Mr Chan has accepted our invitation to talk to the Hong Kong business community on 28 March 2018, about his Budget. This Joint Business Community Luncheon is an ideal opportunity for you to learn more about his thoughts and insights behind the new Budget, the first under the new Administration.

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Breakfast Seminar – Shenzhen Superstars How China’s tech firms are outsmarting the West
Tuesday 27 Mar 2018, 8 AM - 9:30 AM

Johan Nylander

Johan Nylander is an award-winning author and freelancing China and Asia correspondent. He’s frequently published by CNN, Forbes and Sweden’s leading business daily Dagens Industri.

His latest book on Chinese startups and innovation, “Shenzhen Superstars – How China’s smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley”, became an Amazon bestseller.

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Supporting event: MarketingPulse 2018
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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Taking place in Hong Kong, MarketingPulse is an integrated branding and marketing conference for global marketers, brands, advertising agencies, media, innovation professionals and enterprises to gather and share the latest marketing trends, exchange best marketing practices and explore new collaborations in Asia.

From contents defining new marketing strategies to events that connect and catalyse, MarketingPulse is not only a conference, but an inspiring annual rendezvous to explore new frontiers in the markets.

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Supporting event: Top Risks 2018: Geopolitical Depression?
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Top Risks 2018

While markets are soaring and the economy is not faring too poorly, citizens are divided. Governments aren’t doing much governing. The global order is unraveling. The scale of the world’s political challenges is daunting. Liberal democracies have less legitimacy than at any time since World War II, and most of their structural problems don’t appear fixable. Meantime, today’s strongest leaders show little interest in civil society or common values. Eurasia Group, a world leader in political risk analysis and consulting, sees 2018 as bringing the world closer to “geopolitical depression”, forming the backdrop of its recently published “Top Risks 2018”. Join senior advisors of Eurasia Group —  David Gordon, former Chairman, on his take on U.S. – China relations in 2018 and Enrico Letta, former prime Minister of Italy, on prospects for Europe.

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Breakfast seminar on Demystifying GDPR – what does it mean for SME?
Thursday 8 March 2018, 9am to 11am (Registration starts at 8:30am)

The General Data Protections Regulations (GDPR) which will become effective in May 2018 can be described as regulatory disruption to data-driven business.

This seminar aims to inform the audience on the key points of the new regulation, and will also give hands-on practical advice on how to align current business processes.

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Supporting event: The Connected City Conference – StartmeupHK Festival 2018
Tuesday 30 January 2018, 8:30am - 6:30pm

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The Connected City Conference will be showcasing innovations for the next generation of city living. We will be featuring examples of a number of smart / connected cities and technologies from around the world including IoT and Data Analytics to enhance a city’s liveability, workability and sustainability.

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Wednesday, 5 September 2018
EuroCham, represented by General Manager, Ingrid Reinli, and Intern, Jawid Mirzadah, attended the 4th annual Hong Kong Business International Business Awards hosted by Hong Kong Business on Wednesday 5th September.Read more...
Monday, 27 August 2018
Thomson Reuters, in partnership with the European Chamber of Commerce, would like to invite you to join the 2018 Pan Asian Regulatory Summit, running on 9-10 October at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.Read more...
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
EuroCham and the EEBC thank Metta and Sabine Reppert for organizing and moderating the inspiring discussion about sustainability challenges in Hong KongRead more...
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
We are still looking for FOUR (4) SPONSORS to join us in the European Pavilion, which will be open to companies with exhibiting EU products and services. Eco Expo Asia is the No. 1 international trade fair in Asia for environmental protection.Read more...
Friday, 22 June 2018
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong delightfully shares two articles by Euronews about Hong Kong as a leading global financial and cultural hub.Read more...

Headlines from Europe

Monday, 30 April 2018
As 1 May 2018, EU citizens living or travelling outside the European Union will be able to better benefit from consular protection
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Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Preliminary OECD figures show that Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided by the European Union and its Member States has reached €75.7 billion in 2017. With this, the European Union and its Member States continue to be the world's leading donor of development assistance.
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Wednesday, 21 March 2018
The European Commission President and the European Parliament President welcome the reappointment of Li Keqiang as Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Representatives from the European Parliament and the Council reached yesterday evening a provisional agreement on the Regulation for monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data from new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), i.e. lorries, buses and coaches. This is the first ever EU legislation focusing on the CO2 emissions from these vehicles.
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Wednesday, 14 March 2018
The Commission proposed an ambitious and comprehensive package of measures to tackle non-performing loans in Europe, capitalising on the significant progress already made in reducing risks in the banking sector.
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Tuesday, 13 March 2018
The European Commission has welcomed the political agreement reached by EU Member States today on new transparency rules for intermediaries - such as tax advisers, accountants, banks and lawyers - who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.
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Wednesday, 7 March 2018
The analysis presented in today's Country Reports shows that the economic recovery, together with the reforms carried out in many parts of Europe, has contributed to improving the labour market and social context in Europe. Unemployment is at a ten-year low and almost back to pre-crisis levels, investment is picking up and public finances continue to improve. The share of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion has decreased to pre-crisis levels. However, remaining vulnerabilities, such as the high level of public and private debt, need to be overcome to safeguard the sustainability and inclusiveness of the current economic growth.
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Thursday, 1 March 2018
The Commission put forward an Intellectual Property package, including guidance on the Directive on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. It will also continue to work on the establishment of Memoranda of Understanding with different intermediaries to find concrete solutions for the removal of counterfeited goods online.
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Thursday, 1 March 2018
You, as business leaders, also have choices to make in a context of uncertainty. The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. That is the only certainty we have at this stage. It is therefore important that all businesses analyse their exposure to the UK and are ready to adapt their logistics, supply chains and contracts. Of course, the transition period currently under negotiation would give you more time to adapt. However, certainty about the transition will only come at the end of the process, with the ratification of the withdrawal agreement by both sides –probably early next year.
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