The Financial Services Business Council is proud to announce that we are launching a 2017 FSBC Asset Management Paper and would like to invite you to attend our launch event.
In light of the various new developments between Hong Kong and the European Union as well as domestically, the event will consider the Mutual Recognition of Funds, Stock Connect, the newly launched Bond Connect, MSCI inclusion and Brexit.
Hong Kong, amid a changing financial landscape, will undoubtedly face new challenges and opportunities in the coming year and the FSBC has prepared a number of recommendations in its paper to facilitate industry consultation between the European Union and Hong Kong on these issues.
To get the full paper and to take part in the discussion, make sure to register for the event!
Countdown to the General data Protection regulation in Europe and beyond
The final countdown to the application of the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018 has started. This major legislative reform is aimed at harmonizing and simplifying privacy laws across Europe, while modernising data protection rights and obligations in light of the challenges and opportunities of the digital economy. It will also apply to business operators established abroad but offering goods or services in the EU. At the same time the EU has launched an ambitious strategy to promote converge in privacy standards at international level and facilitate data flows, with a particular focus on East and South-East Asia. When Hong Kong is hosting the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, this meeting offers a unique opportunity to be updated on these developments and discuss them with key experts from the European Commission.
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is turning 20 this year!
To celebrate this grand occasion our Anniversary Cocktail will be held on Friday 22nd September 2017 at the luxurious Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. This will be an excellent opportunity to network with a large number of high profile individuals and representative from the international business community in Hong Kong.
The Belt and Road Summit will explore the tremendous potential of the economies along the Belt and Road. It will also provide in-depth insight into Hong Kong’s unique ‘super-connector’ role which helps companies unlock the massive opportunities offered by the Initiative. The Summit also offers an excellent platform for business leaders and officials to exchange idea and explore prospects of collaboration.
Belt and Road Initiative
The Belt and Road Initiative refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, a significant development strategy launched by the Chinese government with the intention of promoting economic co-operation among countries along the proposed Belt and Road routes. The Initiative has been designed to enhance the orderly free-flow of economic factors and the efficient allocation of resources. It is also intended to further market integration and create a regional economic co-operation framework of benefit to all, offering numerous new business opportunities to companies around the world.
The European Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support the APAC Innovation Summit 2017 Series – Smart City. Connected City.
This conference will focus on how technology can drive City Transformation. On both the city and regional levels, we will explore the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong and how smart resilient planning can successfully be realised in neighboring countries.
On Day 2, we will further the discussion of how sensor technologies can connect for a wide range of applications including smart lighting, home automation, smart parking, surveillance, air and water quality monitoring, wellness monitoring and other novel applications.
Join us as Lord Mandelson discusses the outlook for relations between the UK and the European Union in light of the start of the Brexit negotiations; and the UK and Europe’s relations with China.
Lord Mandelson is a former European Trade Commissioner and British First Secretary of State where he effectively deputised for the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown between 2008-10. As Trade Commissioner between 2004 and 2008, he negotiated trade agreements with many countries and led European negotiations in the WTO Doha World Trade Round.
The European Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support the APAC Innovation Summit 2017 Series – Robotics.
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) rarely has a physical format but it penetrates into wide segments of our daily lives, with huge implications for a wide range of industries, such as industrial automation, services, transportation and wellness. Any robotics without A.I. is just a tool; only solutions embedded with A.I. would become intelligent, just as human with a brain has the ability to self-learn and even learn from each other. While A.I. is taking the world stage and transforming it in the process, this conference will bring together a world cast of leading experts including academia, decision makers and thought leaders to exchange insights on the latest trends.
The Information and Communication Technology Business Council (ICTBC) of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong would like to cordially invite you a knowledge sharing session on the Trends in the Mobile Everything World.
Following the recent Mobile World fair in Barcelona, we would like to invite you to join us for a peer-to-peer exchange to catch up on the latest trends and developments. Mobile technology affects most business sectors, and Internet of Things, content & media, services, apps, devices, games and regulations shape future services and business models. We have invited delegates of Mobile World to reflect and share some of their insights.
In Hong Kong, land scarcity and waste management remain the pressing issues endangering the local environment and economy. Hong Kong’s daily per capita domestic waste generation rate is still high in comparison to other Asian cities with similar economic development. Government and business sector are proactively looking at new business models, strategies and innovations that can bring waste under control, treat waste as a resource for addressing sustainability challenges, while enhancing the competitiveness and growth of local economy.
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is turning 20 this year!
To celebrate this grand occasion our gala dinner will be held on 22nd September 2017 at the luxurious Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. This will be an excellent opportunity to network with a large number of high profile individuals and representative from the international business community in Hong Kong.
For this occasion, a special collective sponsorship arrangement has been organised. All sponsors will be acknowledged at various distribution channels in varying degrees. This opportunity allows sponsors greatest multiple exposure throughout the event, before and after. It is undoubtedly a very cost-effective promotional plan for any company, given its value. Please consider this opportunity to receive further exposure.
The Finland 100 Expo is FinnCham’s Flagship event of the year to celebrate Finland’s 100 years of independence. It will bring the Finnish business community in Hong Kong together under one roof to showcase our innovations, culture and expertise. The Expo will honor the centenary year of Finnish independence and is held in collaboration with the Consulate General of Finland and InvestHK.
In line with the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong’s (ECC) contributions to the European Union Business Information Programme (EUBIP), the ECC’s Business Councils have produced Position Papers for 2017.
The Financial Services Business Council (FSBC) of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong would like to cordially invite you a presentation of the Financial Services Business Council Position Paper on FinTech. The event will be held at Deloitte, 35/F One Pacific Place 88 Queensway Hong Kong on 21 April 2017, from 8am to 10am.
The FSBC represents the European financial services industry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong) and the Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao).
The subject of this position paper reports on the status and development of financial technology (FinTech) in Hong Kong. The great advancements of FinTech in recent years undoubtedly offer unprecedented opportunities for the financial services industry and its customers, but also give rise to new and increased challenges. This position paper analyses the extent to which Hong Kong, as one of the major financial centres globally and the gateway to the People’s Republic of China (Mainland China) and the region, is prepared to harness these new opportunities.
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong(ECC) would like to cordially invite to the Launch of the European Union Business Information Programme(EUBIP) Position Papers. The general objective is to strengthen economic partnership and business cooperation with Hong Kong and Macao and ensure a stronger and coordinated representation of European business and its interests in Hong Kong and Macao, as many European companies use Hong Kong as their China hub or gateway.
This event will formally launch FIVE Position Papers where each one has been drafted by a different Business Council of the ECC.
The European Chamber of Commerce invites you to join the following breakfast seminar “The European Union Action Plan on the financing of terrorism”, with Alexandra Jour-Schroeder, Acting Director (Criminal Justice), European Commission”
The recent terrorist attacks in the European Union call for a comprehensive approach to prevent and fight terrorism. Money is key to finance terrorist activities – to maintain their networks and to commit attacks.
The 2016 EU Action Plan sets out a wide range of measures to strengthen the fight against terrorism financing. The Action Plan has important implications on financial institutions, business and legal professions.
Alexandra Jour-Schroeder, Acting Director at the European Commission ´s Criminal Justice Directorate will give an overview how the EU is implementing the Action Plan and what business operators need to know.
The European Union Gala Concert is a musical celebration of European films. Our live orchestra will dazzle film fans and music aficionados with scores of timeless European films accompanied by a projection of their most memorable scenes. The concert will be followed by a reception and the screening of the opening film of the European Union Film Festival “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki“. The EU Film Festival will be held from 8 to 24 of February 2017 at Broadway Cinematheque and AMC Pacific Place Cinema and showcase 16 films from the EU and Switzerland.
You are cordially invited to participate in the “Future Trends within the Automotive Industry (Europe and Asia)” seminar was held in Hong Kong on 14 December 2016, organized by the European Automotive Council of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
This seminar discussed the general global trends in the automotive industry with a focus on Asia and Europe. The current specific trends of the China & Hong Kong Automotive industry development were explored and highlighted the new technologies coming up in the form of Digitalization, Connectivity, Sustainability Driving, and Infrastructure.
Where does Hong Kong stand three years after President Xi Jinping’s announcement of the “Belt and Road” initiative? How does Hong Kong super-connect the countries and regions along the Belt and Road? What are the challenges and opportunities for Hong Kong businesses?
The Honourable C Y Leung, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to deliver a keynote speech on “Hong Kong Super-Connecting the Belt and Road” on Wednesday, 7 Dec 2016.
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is turning 20 this year! To celebrate this grand occasion our Anniversary Cocktail will be held on 22nd September 2017 at the luxurious Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. This will be an excellent opportunity to network with a large number of high profile individuals and representative from the international business community in Hong Kong. Read more...
Following the recent Mobile World fair in Barcelona (27 February - 2 March 2017), the ITCBC organized a peer-to-peer exchange to catch up on the latest trends and developments. The event was led by the ITCBC members who made the trip to the Mobile World fair.Read more...
On 21 April 2017, the Financial Services Business Council of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (FSBC) organised breakfast seminar called the "Opportunities for FinTech presented by the EuroCham Financial Services Business Council". Read more...