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CEO Manpower Conference

Business leaders, people management specialists, academics, and senior government officials gather at this biennial manpower conference to mind each other's collective wisdom to come up with practical proposals that can furnish the Chamber, our members, and government officials in appropriate bureaus, with specific action points on manpower strategies ahead.

Discussions focus on drawing up strategies to form recommendations for government action. Our longer-term structural manpower challenges focus on how we can keep our city open to the flow of appropriately skilled people into and out of the economy, and how to foster appropriate education for our future generation and cultivate lifelong learning. At corporate levels, how companies can take on appropriate people management approach to help attract, develop and retain their talented staff in accordance to the corporate culture and development.

All the findings will be distilled into a blueprint for the Chamber's Manpower Committee to guide its work and submissions to government.

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CEO Manpower Conference 2015

The cream of Hong Kong’s HR professionals and business leaders shared their views on “The Future of Work” at the Chamber’s CEO Manpower Conference on 15 October. Speakers examined how technology will change the nature of work in the future, and subsequent implications on organizations and employees. The event was off the record to encourage a free flowing dialogue.

Welcome Remarks
Shirley Yuen, CEO, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Introductory Remarks  
Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, Chairman, HKGCC Manpower Committee

Panel Session I: The Future of Work   

Lead Speaker:
Ralph Haupter, Chairman & CEO, Greater China, Microsoft 

CEO Panelists:
Oscar Chow,  Executive Director, Chevalier International Holdings Ltd
Stephen Ho, CEO, CITIC Telecom CPC                  
Piotr Feliks Grzywacz, CEO, Pronoia Group        

Panel Chair:
Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, Chairman, Link Asset Management Ltd

Panel Session II: The Future of Employment

Lead Speaker :
Farzana Aslam, Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

Executive Panelists: 
Mike Erlin, Regional Vice President, Australia & New Zealand, Cornerstone OnDemand
Eric Yee, Head of Talent Solutions, Hong Kong, Macau, & Taiwan, LinkedIn
David Oxtoby, President, Pomona College

Panel Chair: 
Duncan Abate,Partner, Mayer Brown JSM       

Panel Session III: The Future of Talent Management

Lead Speaker:
Ritchie Bent, Group Head of Human Resources, Jardine Matheson Ltd

Executive Panelists:
Bin Wolfe, Managing Partner, Talent, Asia-Pacific, EY
Bianca Wong, Group Human Resources & Corporate Communications Director, Jebsen & Co. Ltd.
Clare Muhiudeen, Managing Director, Talent and Rewards, Asia Pacific, Towers Watson

Panel Chair: 
Bill Kooser, Associate Dean for Global Outreach, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Luncheon KeynoteAddress

The Honourable John C Tsang
Financial Secretary, The Government of the HKSAR

Aron Harilela, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Closing Remarks
Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, Chairman, HKGCC Manpower Committee

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CEO Manpower Conference 2013

Welcome Remarks

Shirley Yuen, CEO, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce


Chairman Keynote Panel

Human Capital & Business Growth: Challenges & Opportunities

Christopher Pratt, Chairman, John Swire & Sons (H.K.)

Raymond Chien, Chairman, MTR Corporation and Hang Seng Bank

(Session Chairman) Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, Chairman, The Link; Vice-Chairman, HKGCC

Manpower Committee


Plenary Panel

Global Outlook: Government Regulations, Markets & People

John Slosar, Chief Executive, Cathay Pacific Airways

Thomas Ho, Chief Executive, Gammon Construction

Douglas Renwick, Country President, Securitas Security Services (Hong Kong)

(Session Chairman) Professor Stephen Cheung, President, The Hong Kong Institute of Education


Plenary Panel

Building a Better Workforce: Technologies, Trends & Strategies

Agnes Chan, Managing Partner, Hong Kong & Macau, Ernst & Young

Travis Barton, Principal and Talent Consulting Business Leader, Mercer Hong Kong

Sylvia Lee, Managing Director, Oracle Systems Hong Kong

Joy Xu, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Asia Pacific Region, PepsiCo

(Session Chairman) Brian Renwick, Managing Partner, Ward Howell Asia


Luncheon Keynote Address

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Secretary for Administration

(Session Chairman) Y. K. Pang, Deputy Chairman, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce


Closing Remarks

Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, Chairman, The Link; Vice-Chairman, HKGCC Manpower Committee

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CEO Manpower Conference 2011

Welcome Remarks

Shirley Yuen, CEO, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce


Introductory Remarks

Brian Renwick, Managing Partner, Boyden (Conference Chairman)


CEO Plenary Roundtyable : Manpower in Global & CHina Perspectives

John Rice, Vice Chairman, General Electric

Y K Pang, SBS, JP, Chief Executive, Hongkong Land

Joanna Munro, Chief Executive Officer, Asia-Pacific, HSBC Global Asset Management

Fang Fang, Vice Chairman, Asia, Investment Banking, CEO, China Investment Banking JPMorgan Chaset


Concurrent Executive Plenary Sessions:

C K Chow, Chief Executive Officer, MTR

Ricky Wong, Co-Founder & Chairman, City Telecom (HK) &Hong Kong Broadband

Ka Shi Lau, Managing Director & CEO, Bank Consortium Trust

Tom Mehrmann, Chief Executive,Ocean Park

Peter Stracar, President, Asia Pacific Hilti

Lale Kesebi, Executive Director, Li & Fung Trading


Luncheon Keynote Address

Wang Jianzhou, Chairman, China Mobile


Closing Remarks

Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, Chairman, The Link; Vice-Chairman, HKGCC Manpower Committee

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CEO Manpower Conference 2009

Welcome Remarks

Brian Renwick, Chairman, HKGCC Manpower Committee, Managing Partner, Boyden


Introductory Remarks

Andrew Brandler, Chairman, HKGCC


CEO Plenary Roundtable : Visions from Business Leaders

Tony Tyler, Chief Executive, Cathay Pacific

Fu Yuning, Director and President, China Merchants

Fred Hu, Chairman, Greater China,Goldman Sachs

Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, Chairman, The Link


Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Steve Tait, Senior Partner, Tait & Associates

Stanley Hui, JP, Chief Executive Officer,Airport Authority

Chan Tze-ching, BBS, JP, Consultant,Bank of East Asia

Teresa Yang, Vice Chairman, Esquel Enterprises

Ritchie Bent, Group Head, Human Resources Jardine Matheson

Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Stephen Golden, Head of Asia Global, Leadership and Diversity Goldman Sachs


Luncheon Keynote Address

Professor Lawrence Lau, Vice-Chancellor / President, The Chinese University of

Hong Kong Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics Executive Council Member,HKSAR Government

Mr Alex Fong, CEO, HKGCC (Moderator)

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CEO Manpower Conference 2007

Welcome Remarks

Lily Chiang, Chairman, HKGCC


Introductory Remarks

Steve Tait, Head of Human Resources, HSBC


Opening Keynote

Richard Wong, PhD, SBS, JP, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor of Economics, The University of Hong Kong

Betty Fung, JP, Deputy Secretary forEducation & ManpowerEducation & Manpower Bureau


CEO Plenary Roundtable : Visions from Business Leaders

Betty Yuen, Managing Director,CLP Power

Y K Pang, Chief Executive, Hongkong Land

Wilfred Wong, JP, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Mission Hills

John Chan, GBS, JP, Senior Executive Director, The Kowloon Motor Bus


Plenary Roundtable

Brian Renwick, Managing Director, Boyden

Sandy Fok, General Manger, Staff Development, John Swire & Sons

Frank Sauceda, Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Luen Thai

Catherine Loui, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter


Luncheon Dialogue

Ronnie Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Group

Alex Fong, CEO, HKGCC (Moderator)


Conclusion & Closing Remarks

Steve Tait, Head of Human Resources, HSBC

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