The EuroCham’s Financial Services Business Council (FSBC) welcomes you to join the Ethics Learning Lab/Giving Voice to Values (GVV) online program organised by CFA Institute. The online training program will begin on the 13th of July on a first-come-first-serve basis. It encompasses 4 weeks of training and modules, presentations and interactive discussions. Kindly note that the deadline for registration closes on the 10th of July, 2020.
The GVV online program is open to anyone who wants to learn how to effectively act on their values and ethical principles in the context of their professional responsibilities. Consisting of five different modules (45-60 min per module), the program provides the participants with different tools in order to successfully confront and address ethical conflicts in their professional life. For more information, click here.
Date: 13th of July, 2020 (Deadline for registration – 10th of July)
EuroCham’s Environment and Energy Business Council (EEBC) in collaboration with EuroCham’s Financial Services Business Council (FSBC) welcome you to join the second part of the EU Green Deal webinar series, which aims to dig down into the different aspects of the EU Green Deal.
This webinar will cover the financial side of the Green Deal, followed by a moderated Q&A session open to your questions. Guest speaker Giovanni Garcea, Head of the Economic and Financial Affairs Section at the Delegation of the EU to China will walk us through the proposed financial instruments and mechanisms which will help to enable the European Union’s planned Green Deal. Ionut Raduletu, Counsellor in the Economic and Financial Affairs Section at the Delegation of the EU to China will present the latest developments related to the EU sustainable finance work.
This webinar is made possible by the support of the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao.
Giovanni Garcea, Head of the Economic and Financial Affairs Section at the Delegation of the European Union to China
Ionut Raduletu, Counsellor in the Economic and Financial Affairs Section at the EU Delegation to China
Ching Yng Choi, Chair of the Financial Services Business Council (FSBC)
Moderator: Alexander Mastrovito, Vice-chair of EuroCham Environment and Energy Business Council (EEBC)
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and HKUST Business School are happy to host a webinar about the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in investment industry.
As the European economies slowly recover from the first phase of the Covid-19 pandemic it seems timely to ask whether the crisis will have long lasting effects on investors and financial markets.
In this seminar, Professor Kasper Meisner Nielsen from Copenhagen Business School and HKUST will give an overview of investment psychology under and after the Covid-19 pandemic. Investment psychology is an area of behavioral finance, which combines insights from economics and psychology to explain why and how investors act and to understand how this behavior affects the market. Understanding the impact of the pandemic on investment psychology is important, because investor psychology is shaped by past exposure to economic and financial crises. Investment psychology also provides helpful guidance to understand how financial markets reacted to the crisis and how the market will react to the reopening of economies.
While working remotely/virtually is not new, COVID-19 made virtual collaboration a new reality that is here to stay. We believe the future is not only about mastering online tools, but identifying new ideas, attitudes, and ways of working – how do we hold ourselves together to set common goals, co-create, sustain progress, reflect and ultimately evolve as a team?
In this webinar, the EY Wavespace team – who has been driving change virtually with colleagues and clients alike – will share with us their words from the field regarding best practices of collaborating wherever you are. They will take us through a range of scenarios on how to apply:
* Team collaboration best practice principles
* Facilitation methods and ideas
* Preparation: planning, technology, and tools
Co-organised with the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), Dutch Chamber of Commerce, German Chamber of Commerce and Spanish Chamber of Commerce, we are proud to present the second part of the Government Funding Support Webinar series with a focus on Innovation Expansion and Ecosystem in Hong Kong.
Guest speaker Ms. Karman Leung, Manager of Industry and Startup Relations Unit of HKPC, will introduce the “SME ReachOut” programme, technology adoption funding schemes, as well as share insights on the application process of such funding.
“SME ReachOut” dedicated service began on 1st January 2020 to help SMEs identify suitable funding schemes through face-to-face meetings. The goal is to enhance SMEs understanding and better utilization of the support provided by the Government.
Throughout the second part of the webinar, Ms. Bettina Wong, Manager of Programme Promotion and Strategic Partnership at HKSTP, will walk us through the International Acceleration Program and HKSTP international innovation ecosystem.
The platform includes investment and all-round start-up support services for corporate innovation with deep-tech solutions from global tech ventures.
The session will be opened and moderated by EuroCham’s Chair and President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong, Mr. Frederik Gollob.
The EU Green Deal Policy Framework – Opportunities and Implications for Business in Hong Kong
In late 2019 the European Union issued its first declaration on a new overarching policy framework for all its member countries – the Green Deal. The Green Deal has the potential to reshape both EU and also global policy and to reset our current development paths onto more sustainable trajectories. However, more than a policy, the Green Deal aims to be a vision of a better future and could prove a blueprint for anyone looking to adopt long-term planning to combat the environmental and social pressures that threaten to derail future prosperity and quality of life in our societies.
EuroCham’s Environment and Energy Business Council (EEBC) warmly welcomes you to join us in this first in a series of webinars and events that will aim to dig down into the different aspects of the EU Green Deal. This first webinar will have a look at the overall policy framework followed by a moderated Q&A session open to your questions.
The next webinar will be held in a few weeks and focus on the financial aspects of the Green Deal.
Mr. Sébastien Paquot, Head of Section, Counselor Climate and Environment, EU Delegation to China
Ms. Eva Valle Lagares, First Counsellor, Head of the Trade Section at the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao
Mr. Alexander Mastrovito, Vice-Chair, EuroCham Environment and Energy Business Council
As the coronavirus continues to impact the operations of businesses, the Hong Kong Government has announced various relief measures to assist enterprises to cope with the pressure brought about by the economic downturn and alleviate their burden. As of April 8, 2020, the Government has pledged HK$287.5 billion to help offset the economic fallout from COVID-19, including the HK$120 billion relief package in the 2020-21 Budget, the first round of HK$30 billion Anti-epidemic Fund and HK$137.5 billion relief package.
Join the webinar on Friday, 22 May, from 12:30-1:30 PM where KPMG partners Ivor Morris and Murray Sarelius will review the Hong Kong government’s relief measures under the new Hong Kong budget, as well as share their practical insights on managing tax and employment matters during turbulent times. Topics to be covered include:
A review of the latest Hong Kong Government’s relief measures
What is the impact of the relief measures
Relief to hard-hit sectors
How tax can help you mitigate future challenges
Interpretation of the Employment Support System
HR considerations for the non-redundancy undertaking such as eligibility, whether to seek government support, the financial impact, and operational matters
About the Organisers:
This webinar is organised by InterCham; a Chamber comprised of the international business organizations in Hong Kong.
The European Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce and Invest HK to launch the first Webinar of a series on ‘Understanding government support and relief schemes’.
In times of the ongoing health crisis, companies around the world are suffering financial drawbacks. The extent of the business and economic impact of Covid-19 is yet uncertain but in times of financial struggle, economic support is crucial to minimise the economic damage.
Invest HK will present measures eligible for SME’s across areas of Business and Professional Services, Consumer Products, Financial Services and across additional sectors like tourism, hospitality, retail and creative industries.
Dr. Jimmy Chiang is Associate Director-General of InvestHK. He is responsible for department’s investment promotion strategies in the areas of Business and Professional Services, Consumer Products, Financial Services and Tourism & Hospitality.
Ms. Sindy Wong is the Head of Tourism and Hospitality at InvestHK. She is responsible for Hong Kong’s Food & Beverage Industry, and Global Meeting & Incentive and Travel Industry.
Mr. Jan Willem Möller, Solicitor at Tanner de Witt Solicitors, Chairman of the DutchCham SME Committee, Board member of the Dutch Chamber and the European Chamber of Commerce.
EuroCham invites you to join the 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐭 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐌𝐈𝐄𝐂𝐅 – Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition at The Venetian Macao!
The 13th edition of MIECF will be held on 𝟐𝟔𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝟐𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 with the main theme of “𝐓𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐚 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐋𝐨𝐰 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐨𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐄𝐫𝐚”.
MIECF is one of the 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐱𝐡𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐮𝐦 for the environmental industry in Asia! The fair is a premier event initiated by the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, with a strategic aim to nurture environmental business, technology and information exchange between the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region in Southern Mainland China and the international markets.
Participants will benefit from an 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐚𝐠𝐞 of booth, speaking slots at the exhibition, round table discussions, and a strong presence under the collective image of European Pavilion.
For more information, including the 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦, please contact Ms. Friederike Müller at email@example.com.
Join EuroCham’s Financial Services Business Council on the 17th of December for drinks and nibbles to celebrate the festive season! This is a great opportunity to network, reflect on the past year and to wish everyone a successful 2020. All are welcome!
The Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macao, the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Business Environment Council are co-organizing a breakfast seminar themed “Creating smarter, sustainable cities”. The event is part of the annual What’s Up Finland? –week that highlights Finnish expertise and culture in Hong Kong. The event is also included in the Business of Design Week City Programme.
The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kongis organizing a breakfast event addressing the future of human resources management – namely Exponential HR, with Deloitte Human Capital Consulting, with the following keynote speakers:
– Samuel Tsang, Partner, Asia Pacific HR Transformation Leader, Deloitte Consulting (Keynote Speaker)
– Benedicte Monneron, Regional Head of Human Resources APAC, BNP Paribas
– Remi Lugagne, Human Resources Director APAC, L’OREAL
– Julie Pourtois, Managing Director, Palo IT Hong Kong
What are the opportunities and challenges to achieve business sustainability? Join us for an insightful seminar to understand more about how adopting GRI standards may impact businesses.
EuroCham’s Environment and Energy Business Council, along with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong invite you to a lunch seminar on 27 November at Morgan Stanley’s office in One IFC.
The topic of the seminar is Global Trend of Sustainability Report – Dialogue between GRI vs Model companies adopting GRI Standards.
As the most widely adopted sustainability reporting standards in the globe, GRI’s implementation Officer Asthildur Hjaltadottir is invited to share the trend of sustainability Reporting Standards. Seniors from two companies with high standard of sustainability, Mr Hendrik Rosenthal, CLP Director Group Sustainability and Mr Mark Harper, Group Sustainable Development Manager John Swire & Sons HK, are also invited to share their company’s experience in adopting GRI Standards.
Sustainability reporting standards enable organisations to consider their impacts of wide range of sustainability issues, allowing senior management to be more transparent about the risks and opportunities they face.
It has been a busy year for Europe, Hong Kong and the world, so let’s take a break amidst the uncertainties and have a relaxing evening and toast to a new start for Europe!
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and The HKGCC’s Europe Committee will host a Joint Happy Hour on Wednesday, 20 November at BB Jazz Lounge. Come and enjoy a fun evening and grab the opportunity to network with people from a wide range of industries over a few drinks!
See you there!
Date and time: 20 November 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Venue: BB Jazz Lounge, 2/F , Ho Lee Commercial Building, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Cost: HK$300 Member; HK$350 Non-Member
(1) Free flow of canapés (4 kinds)
(2) Free flow of soft drinks, juices, water
(3) Free two glasses of house standard drinks (house red & white, vodka, gin, rum, tequila and whisky)
(4) Background music
To register please use our online registration form. For further inquiries contact us.
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Meet the President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC), Mr. Joerg Wuttke, and the Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (ECC), Mr. Davide De Rosa, and join the dialogue about the current position of European businesses in China and Hong Kong. What does it mean to be squeezed in between two economic giants waging a trade war? Is the EU perceived as an economic giant in its own right? Is there a recipe to represent European business interests as a whole, or do we need to limit ourselves to the smallest common denominator? What can we expect from the EU Commission and national governments, in particular from Germany’s presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2020? Is there a realistic chance for a comprehensive EU-China investment agreement? Lots of issues to be discussed!
Note: This is a member-only event! In order to register, membership of any of our national European chamber members is required.
Mr. Joerg Wuttke, President, The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
Mr. Davide De Rosa, Chairman European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Date and time: 23 October 2019, 8.30 AM – 10 AM
Venue:GIC/GCC Office, 19/F, COFCO Tower, 262 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Cost: HK$200 per person (Includes light breakfast)
2019 MACAO INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT FAIR (MIF)
Following the successful participation at last year’s edition of the Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (23rd MIF) and from the enthusiastic response to the European Pavilion at the 2019 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF), the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Macau European Chamber of Commerce are delighted to co-host a European Pavilion at the 24th Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF), which will be held at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel from 17 October to 19 October 2019.
This year the European Pavilion at MIF will welcome companies from Food and Beverage industry to exhibit under the theme “TASTY EUROPE”.
We are delighted to invite you to exhibit in the European Pavilion, which will be opened to private companies (exhibiting European products only). A variety of incentives will be included in our WALK-IN PACKAGES specially offered to our exhibitors in the European Pavilion (fully equipped exhibiting space, use of European pavilion’s reception service, meeting and tasting area, store room, free accommodation, invitation to the opening ceremony of the European pavilion, participation at the networking event organized by the European chamber of commerce in Hong Kong and its partners, free entrance for seminars, free business matching service).
Attend the Global Sources Exhibitions trade shows in October!
October 11-14: Consumer Electronics
The world’s largest electronics sourcing show – 4,000 booths of audio, gaming and smart home products, personal transporters and more
October 18-21: Mobile Electronics, Tech Gifts plus Startup Launchpad
The world’s biggest mobile sourcing show – 3,800 booths, including devices, wearables, accessories and TWS plus Startup Launchpad and the new Tech Gifts
October 27-30: Lifestyle x Fashion
One-stop destination show for sourcing pros – 2,000+ booths of home, sports, health & gift products plus fashion accessories, apparel and textiles & trimmings
For more information, see https://www.globalsources.com/.
To register, visit https://www.globalsources.com/TRADESHOW/GLOBALSOURCES-EXHIBITIONS/ASSOCIATION.HTM?WT.mc_id=8005790.
At this high-level, industry-wide event, global and regional policy makers, senior regulators and industry representatives from both sell side and buy side will meet and discuss key issues impacting the development of Asia’s capital markets.
Today, Financial Secretary Mr Paul Chan Mo-po introduced the 2020-21 Budget. Counter-cyclical measures involving above HK$120 billion will be implemented. The Budget is focused on “supporting enterprises, safeguarding jobs, stabilising the economy and relieving people’s burden”. We have selected some key highlights of the 2020-21 Budget.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