|Breakfast Briefing: Global Outlook : “Confidence Trick or Treat ?” as seen by Mark Cliffe, Chief Economist, ING Group|
|Host / Sponsor:||Eurocham|
|Event Time:||Tue 05-Mar-2013 8:00 AM|
|Venue:||Club Lusitano, 24th Floor, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong|
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, was delighted to host a Breakfast Briefing on the Global Outlook : “Confidence Trick or Treat ?” as seen by Mark Cliffe, Chief Economist, ING Group on 5th March 2013. The breakfast briefing also introduced Vincent Piket, the new Head of Office of the European Union (EU) to Hong Kong and Macao.
The audiences consisted of Consul Generals of EU member states, managing directors of financial institutions/banks operating in Hong Kong, the EU Office and senior executives from Hong Kong’s business community.
The breakfast briefing was inaugurated with welcoming remarks by Jens-Erik Olsen, Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, who introduced and warmly welcomed the guest speaker and thanked the audience for attending the event.
This was followed with a speech by Vincent Piket, Head of Office of the European Union (EU) to Hong Kong and Macao, who gave the audience an update on the current European financial situation. He highlighted the tools and funds that was implemented to help Eurozone members and the importance of strengthening the Economies in the European Union in order to achieve economic growth.
Mark Cliffe, Chief Economist, ING Group, gave a presentation on his views on the decisions made by the ECB and if the confidence trick worked or will fail in the end.
The event was concluded with closing remarks by Robert Scholten, Vice-Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, who warmly thanked Mark Cliffe for sharing his insightful views with the audiences.