This flagship annual event of ASIFMA is a high-level, industry-wide event, providing a unique opportunity for global and regional policy makers, senior regulators and industry representatives from both sell side and buy side to meet and discuss important issues impacting the development of Asia’s capital markets.
ASIFMA is Asia’s leading financial industry association with over 100 membersrepresenting a diverse range of financial institutions from both sell side and buy side, including banks, asset managers, law firms, rating agencies and market infrastructure service providers. Together with SIFMAand AFME, partner organisations in the US and Europe, they are part of the GFMAalliance.
Like last year, they are organizing our Annual Conference around the EU-Asia Financial Services Forum hosted by the IOSCO Asia-Pacific Regional Committee and the EU Commission in Kuala Lumpur on 31 October 2018. Many of the heads of regulatory agencies in Asia and senior EU Commission officials are invited to and will attend this Conference in Singapore as it follows immediately after their Forum.
The online registration platform for the Annual Conference (excluding the EU-Asia Financial Services Dinner on 1 Nov evening) is open. Institutional Investors, Corporate Treasurers and Regulators will be offered complimentary registration for the Annual Conference (excluding the EU-Asia Financial Services Dinner on 1 Nov evening). Please email Gigi Ma of ASIFMA at email@example.com for application and any registration enquiry.
Discounted rate at USD850 applies to members of ASIFMA and the conference endorsers (EuroCham) (original price at USD1,000).
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the European Chamber of Commerce, would like to invite you to join the seminar on Alternative Fuels – The Road To Greener Driving, taking place on Wednesday 31 October from 12pm-2pm at KPMG Prince’s Building, Hong Kong.
This lunch seminar is a part of the Smart City Smart Environment series hosted by several national chambers. The seminar will start with opening remarks by Mr CW Tse, the Under Secretary of Environment, summarising the latest Hong Kong Environmental policies and developments while focusing on the transportation industry and road side pollution.
Eco Expo Asia is the No. 1 international trade fair in Asia for environmental protection, held once a year at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. Following last year’s successful European Pavilion at the Eco Expo Asia, EuroCham is pleased to take part in this year’s event on 25-28 October at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong.
This year’s event features environmental protection solutions, technologies and products including Water Treatment and Quality Management, Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency, Green Transportation, Waste Management and Recycling, Air Quality, Eco-friendly products as well as Testing, Analysis and Certification. The event offers a unique platform for manufacturers and suppliers of environmental goods and services.
The fair is accompanied by the Eco Asia Conference with lectures, panel discussions and seminars on current topics, trends and best practices. More information on the EcoExpo Asia is available at www.ecoexpoasia.com
We are proud to present the following exhibitors in the European Pavilion:
EuroCham is organizing the European Pavilion at the 23rd MIF. After 22 successful editions, and thanks to the strong support from and active cooperation of governments and government agencies from different countries, as well as from international organizations and people from all walks of life, Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) has already become an international platform for trade and investment co-operation, exchange of market information and the matching of business opportunities, with positive impact in promoting economic globalization and regional economic co-operation.
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.
With over 800 senior risk and compliance professionals in attendance, the Pan Asian Regulatory Summit is a leading forum for government and industry players to discuss the latest regulatory
developments, and create effective solutions to address the challenges faced by the financial sector in
The Macau European Chamber of Commerce is delighted to invite guest speaker Dr Allan Zeman,GBM, GBS, JP – Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group & Non-Executive Chairman of Wynn Macau – to share his thoughts on:
“New commercial opportunities in Macau / China / Hong Kong after theopening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge”.
Only a few seats remain. Be sure to RSVP for this event with the MECC.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for application.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (EuroCham) invites you to the 21st European Annual Networking Cocktail: Innovation Day & 21stEuropean Annual Cocktail Party to be held on 16 November from 4pm to 7:30pm at KPMG Hysan Place in Causeway Bay. To register, please contact Jawid Mirzadah at email@example.comRead more...
The European Pavilion exhibited at the Eco Expo Asia 2018 for the second consecutive year promoting sustainability and sustainable solutions. We thank the visitors, our exhibitors, organizers, staff and distinguished guests for a successful event. A special thanks to our exhibitors this year for their collaboration and support in making the European Pavilion a success. We are truly grateful to have had them exhibit in our pavilion.Read more...
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This flagship annual event of ASIFMA is a high-level, industry-wide event, providing a unique opportunity for global and regional policy makers, senior regulators and industry representatives from both sell side and buy side to meet and discuss important issues impacting the development of Asia’s capital markets.Read more...
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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. Read more
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. Read more
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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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more