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Women Executives Club Luncheon: Agnes Chan

Agnes Chan, Managing Partner, Hong Kong & Macau of EY, was the guest speaker at the WEC luncheon held on 26 May. Agnes shared personal stories about critical moments that she faced last year and how she managed to stay positive and restore her life back to normal. She encouraged members to adjust their attitude when facing serious problems.

Ernst & Young

An Evening at Hong Kong Club: Cocktail Reception with European Consuls General in Hong Kong

Over 120 members and Consuls General of European countries in Hong Kong had a fantastic evening of networking and exploring business opportunities at our cocktail reception at Hong Kong Club on 25 May. Europe Committee Chairman Stephen Weatherseed welcomed guests, while Chamber Chairman Stephen Ng proposed a toast to continued strong relations between Hong Kong and Europe. If you missed this event, check out our website for details of our upcoming receptions. If you missed this event, check out our website for details of our upcoming receptions.


A New Era for Data Protection in Asia

Many jurisdictions are tightening their data protection regulations from 2017 onwards. While China’s Cyber Security Law and EU’s General Data Protection Regulation will come into force from 1 June 2017 and 25 May 2018 respectively, the Australian Government has established a Notifiable Data Breaches scheme which will commence on 22 February 2018 to ensure that affected individuals are notified about serious data breaches.

Alexander Shepherd, Partner, Lisa Vanderwal, Special Counsel, and Clarice Yue, Of Counsel of Bird & Bird, shared with members the key implications of data protection developments in EU countries, Australia and Mainland China for multinational businesses in Hong Kong. Sandra Liu, Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (PCPD), also briefed members on the latest developments in personal data privacy protection and PCPD's recent initiatives undertaken to connect with these overseas data protection authorities.

PodcastBird & Bird

HKGCC Entrepreneur Forum

In the era of digitalization, providing a high and consistent quality of service is no longer guaranteeing repeat customers and good profits. At the Entrepreneur Forum on 22 May, Winston Yung, Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company Hong Kong explained the emerging expectations of customers for seamless, fast, mobile and personalized services and how customer experiences had changed the business landscape. He was followed by a fruitful panel discussion involving Kenneth She, General Manager of Uber Hong Kong, Gina Tsai, Head of Public Policy of Airbnb Hong Kong and Taiwan, Brian Lo, General Manager of Deliveroo Hong Kong, and Pieter Paul Wittgen, Co-Founder & COO of Grana, who shared their experience of capitalizing on digitalization and harnessing technology to attract customers.

Keynote PresentationPodcast

WEC & YEC Volunteering Service

Members from the Young Executives Club and Women Executives Club visited an elderly centre in Kwun Tong on 20 May. The visit was jointly organized with the Rotary Club, Evangel Children Home and Arts with Disability. Members enjoyed a good afternoon with the elderly through putting on performances and playing interactive games. 

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