The licensing of virtual banks by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority is likely regarded as a turning point in the market. With virtual banking becoming a reality, how are new entrants differentiating themselves? And how will incumbents respond in the race for the customers in Hong Kong and the region at large?
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, in collaboration with the European Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and Deloitte invite you to the conference to discuss the impact of virtual banking in Hong Kong and potentially the region.
The conference brings the fresh insights from the frontier of virtual banking in Hong Kong featuring Deniz Güven, CEO, Virtual Bank by Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong; Brit Blakeney, Innovation and Ecosystems Head, DBS; and Lapman Lee, Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte China.
KPMG is excited to invite you to join their event and learn more about how Smart Cities around the world are finding innovative solutions on city living.
The Connected Cities will be showcasing innovations for the next generation of city living. They will be featuring examples of a number of smart cities and technologies from around the world including IoT and Data Analytics to enhance a city’s liveability, workability and sustainability.
For further information, agenda, speakers bio and registration, please visit this website.
For event inquiries, please contact KPMG at: email@example.com
The Information and Communication Technology Business Council (ICTBC) of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong would like to cordially invite you to our event “Building an Open Ecosystem for Smart City Developments in Hong Kong and Europe” discussing Smart City Data Infrastructures.
Admission:The event is free of charge. No registration needed. First come first served.
Sandwiches and beverages (coffee, tea and water) will be offered.
Join us to learn and discuss about data infrastructures for future cities!
Smart cities are data-driven cities. Developing open data infrastructures is important to include all stakeholders in the community working on smart city applications, solutions and governance.
How can open software and open standards support smart city development?
What are the experiences for public and private partners working with open platforms?
How can open urban data (open and bi data) be used to create new services and insights?
What are the pros and cons of global open standards?
We have invited local and international experts for this discussion, among others from the independent open community FIWARE whose members are committed to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors.
The Irish and German Chambers of Commerce Hong Kong are delighted to co-host this event, a fireside chat with Ann O’Dea. Ann is Founder of Inspirefest, the leading global conference for diversity in STEM and CEO of SiliconRepublic.com. Ann is an international speaker on innovation, future of work & diversity. She was named by Huffington Post as a “Trailblazing Woman” and recently presented at the UN’s Global Forum on Innovation and Technology for Sustainability.
Cost: Free of Charge (Priority booking to members)
Drinks and canapes will be served.
For further information and registration, please visit this Website.
Julia Charlton on behalf of the Financial Services Business Council (FSBC) invites you to join a breakfast briefing on “Accelerating Hong Kong’s Green Finance Agenda”.
Since 2016, “green finance” has been receiving growing emphasis in the policy agenda of the Hong Kong government and is covered almost daily in the media. But what does this mean in practice for Hong Kong’s financial services businesses ? What should Hong Kong be trying to achieve out of green finance and what is the best way to get there ?
One strategy for pushing the agenda, which FSBC has been championing since 2017, would be the establishment of a Green Investment Bank in Hong Kong, a specialist financial institution to scale up private investment in green infrastructure. As Hong Kong considers its evolving role in the region, in particular, its efforts to support Belt and Road development, this move could have a significant impact on the ground.
Our panel will discuss FSBC’s Green Investment Bank concept, including presentation of its most recent briefing paper on “Driving Private Financing for Green Industries in Hong Kong -The Catalytic Role of a Green Investment Bank” (authored by Alexandra Tracy, Founder and President of Hoi Ping Ventures), as well as other strategies and initiatives for accelerating progress on green finance in Hong Kong.
8 January 2019
8:00 – 9:30 am
Harcourt Suite, 1/F, The Hong Kong Club
1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong
For reservation, please contact Yanqing Jia – firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience the Finnish business community in Hong Kong by participating in their upcoming event: The Annual Celebrate Finland Gala to be held at the American Club in Stanley on 15 (Sat) December from 7PM – 02:00AM 16 December.
Exclusive price: 1,400HKD
Corporate table: 17,000HKD
To register and for more information, please visit the event website.
For more information on corporate tables please contact the Finnish Chamber at email@example.com
Sponsor a Young Professional! Buy a ticket for a student or young professional to give them a memorable opportunity to network with the Finnish business community and get the Gala experience.
Sign up and enjoy an Exquisite 3-Course Gourmet Dinner!
Jointly organised by the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, the 8th Edition of Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum (BIP Asia) will bring IP professionals and business leaders from around the world to discuss the latest developments in IP and explore business collaboration opportunities. The Forum last year attracted more than 2,500 IP professionals and industry leaders, featuring over 80 prominent speakers sharing their insights.
As the supporting organisation of the event, members of The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong are offered a special two-day pass (including Keynote Luncheon on Thursday, 6th December) for HK$720 per person (original price HK$1,800).
Christmas is coming! The Danish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong would like to invite you to join the Christmas partytaking place on Saturday 1stDecember from 06:00 PM to 2ndDecember 01:00 AM at FINDS, The Luxe Manor, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Delicious Danish Christmas food will be served with all you can drink of beer, wine and of course SNAPS, along with snaps song, quiz and lucky draws. After-party continues with live music, dance and free bar till late night.
Dress code: Semi-Formal / Business attire
For more further details and to register, please visit the event website.
EuroCham invites you to join the “Spanish Chamber Gala Dinner 2018” organized by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, to be held on Thursday 29 November from 6:30PM to 11:30PM at the Langham Hong Kong (Peking Road 8, Kowloon).
The topic of the menu will be “Legendary Recipes”. The objective is to encapsulate in one evening all the main iconic recipes that define a particular product, technique or era in Spanish cuisine. The evening will be a gastronomic experience around the history of the Spanish gastronomy. There will be dishes that represent how different ingredients arrived to Spain from the Middle East, America and northern Europe. All these influences have made the Spanish cuisine evolve to become one of the most prestigious one in the world. Attendees will get to enjoy and understand this much better.
DATE: 29th November (Thursday)
TIME: 6:30pm (cocktail) 8pm (dinner)
VENUE: Grand Ballroom, The Langham, 8 Peking Rd, TST
DRESS CODE: Formal Attire (from business attire to black tie is accepted)
TICKETS: 1,450HKD (single)/14,500HKD (table)
To register and for more information, please visit the event website.
For event queries, please contact Mr. Alfonso Ballesteros at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, French Chamber of Commerce and Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, in sponsorship with PwC, would like to invite you to join the special CEO panel discussion on CEO Outlook beyond 2018 – The optimists leading the way, taking place on Wednesday 21stNovember from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM at PwC, Edinburgh Tower, Hong Kong.
PwC’s 21st Global CEO Survey has revealed great faith and optimism regarding the global business environment among chief executives worldwide, despite the challenges they are facing.
Ms. Diane Boogaard, the CEO of Asia at Rabobank Hong Kong
Mr. Yoann El Jaouhari, the Managing Director Hong Kong & Macau of JCDecaux Cityscape
Mr. Glenn Lutz, CEO for ARCADIS ASIA
Ms. Leonie Valentine, the Managing Director Sales & Operations of Google
Mr. Ruud Sommerhalder, the Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited
A distinguished group of regional chief executives is bought together by the Dutch, French and Italian Chambers to discuss the outcome of the CEO survey and share their perspective on the topics discussed.
For more information about the agenda, speakers, and to register, please visit the event website
EuroCham invites you to join the BJFEZ Investors’ Network Night in Hong Kong on 19 November (Mon) at the Grand Hyatt hotel Hong Kong from 7pm to 9pm. The event is organized by the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea and will be hosted by the Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone Authority (BJFEZ).
BJFEZ is not only an internationally competitive logistics hub but also, has optimal conditions for the high-tech manufacturing industry. We are honoured to invite you to this delightful dinner reception where its attractive investment environment and enormous potentiality will be presented to you. This opportunity shall serve various networking connections between Hong Kong and Korea. Please click here for more information about BJFEZ.
Kindly inform the organizers of your attendance by 12 November (Mon) by RSVP on the event website.
For more information and program overview please see the attached flyer.
For event inquiries, please contact Ms. Nuri Chung at email@example.com or tel: +82 – (0)51 – 959 – 9695
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.
The topic of this year’s event is Innovation focusing on Hong Kong’s Smart City approach. EuroCham’s business councils will share their advocacy work and accomplishments in the areas of automotive industry, environment and energy focus points, green finance as part of financial services and IT related topics in discussion with Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology Bureau regarding the future of Hong Kong as a Smart City. The interactive seminars and panel discussions will be followed by a networking cocktail (from 5:45-7:30pm) with free flow of drinks and canapés and a lucky draw with business class tickets on Cathay Pacific Airways to any destination in Europe and much more.
Ms. Isabel Zisselsberger, Partner, KPMG China
Mr. Robert Agnew,Chairman, European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Ms. Carmen Cano,Ambassador Head of Office, European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macau
Mr. Carl-Frederik Zachrisson, Managing Director at Scania Hong Kong & Vice Chairman of the European Automotive Council (EAC)
Mr. Tom Uiterwaal, CEO at Reconergy (Hong Kong) Ltd. & Chairman of the Environment and Energy Business Council (EEBC)
Ms. Alexandra Tracy, Founder and President at Hoi Ping Ventures & member of the Financial Service Business Council (FSBC)
Mr. Per Dahlberg, Managing Partner at SpringPoint & Chairman of the Information, Communication and Technology Business Council (ICTBC)
Mr. Dahlberg will be interviewing Dr. David Chung Wai-Keung, Under Secretary of the Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB).
To register, please contact Jawid Mirzadah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Members: 450 HKD
Non-members: 600 HKD
If you are member, kindly include your membership information when registering.
For event inquiries, please contact Jawid Mirzadah at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
On 28th January 2019, Mrs. Ingrid Reinli, the General Manager of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, was invited to visit the Moon Chun Memorial College (“MCM College”) at University of Macau. Read more...
The ninth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2019 will take place on June 4-5 at The Hague, Netherlands. The event is organised by the governments of the Netherlands and the United States of America and it will be the first time that it is going to take place in Europe. EuroCham encourages all relevant entrepreneurs and companies to join GES by applying in advance. This can be done online on the GES website. International participants are not required to pay attendance fees or lodging costs. The application deadline is on 30 January.Read more...
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is proud to present our new Chairman, Mr. Claudio de Bedin, and Vice Chairwoman, Ms. Talida Brauner starting 1st January 2019. We welcome the arrival of the new chairs and look forward to a prospering collaboration.Read more...
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (EuroCham) wishes you a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year! We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for your support throughout the year and look forward to working with you again in 2019. We are already working on some interesting events for you to join in the coming year...Read more...
General Manager, Ingrid Reinli, joined her colleagues at other European Chambers worldwide in the bi-yearly meeting, EBO Worldwide Network ASBL, arranged by European Business Organisation (EBO), this time in Yerevan in Armenia on 26-28 November 2019. The 25 participants met with acting Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Tigran Avinyan, acting Minister of Economic Development and Investments Mr. Tigran Khachatryan and the EU Ambassador Mr. Piotr Switalski among other prominent speakers.Read more...
We thank all of our guest for attending our event and celebrating our 21st European Annual Cocktail Party with us last Friday. Special acknowledgement to our speakers/panelists, which included Ms. Carmen Cano, Ambassador Head of Office, European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macau and Dr. David Chung Wai-Keung, Under Secretary of the Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB). Most importantly, we thank our sponsors for their contribution in making our event a success. Read more to see full gallery from the event!Read more...
EuroCham invites you to join the “Spanish Chamber Gala Dinner 2018” organized by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, to be held on Thursday 29 November from 6:30PM to 11:30PM at the Langham Hong Kong (Peking Road 8, Kowloon). Don’t miss your chance to enjoy amazing food & flamenco performance, free flow of exceptional wine, iberico, table prizes and to win a trip to Spain? Already 70% of tickets have been sold!Read more...
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. Read more
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
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. Read more
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