Past Events

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The Chamber held its AGM on 18 May and it was great to see so many members attending the event and enjoying the cocktail reception before the meeting. Aron Harilela was elected as the Chamber’s new Chairman. Peter Wong was elected as Deputy Chairman. Victor Li and Leland Sun were re-elected as Vice Chairmen, while John Slosar was elected as Vice Chairman. Two new members were elected to the General Committee, Agnes Chan and Douglas Woo.

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Vint Cerf shares his perspectives on the Internet of Things

Internet of Things – A Dialogue with Vint Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist

Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, shared with members his perspectives on the Internet of Things at a full-house roundtable luncheon on 17 May. Cerf is widely known as one of the “fathers of the internet” for his pioneering work in the 1970s. During his talk, he addressed the challenges we face in relation to process automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Cerf also stressed the need to tackle concerns over safety, privacy and security as the internet continues to evolve.

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YEC Executive Committee Field Trip to Tokyo on 16-19 May

YEC Executive Committee Field Trip to Tokyo

The YEC Executive Committee organized a trip to Tokyo from 16 to 19 May to explore the latest developments in smart city innovation, visit Japanese businesses and to enjoy cultural exchanges. Led by YEC Chairman Eric Fok, with the support of Vice Chairman Elsa Wong, 15 members joined the trip, which included visits to companies including Nissan, NEC and Hitachi. The packed schedule also included a meeting with the Director of the New Business Policy Office at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI); dinner with the President of the Japan Football Association; and an exclusive seminar at the Japan Sake and Sochu Information Center. Participants said the trip was an invaluable opportunity to gain insights into Japanese companies as well a great team-building experience for YEC members. The trip was supported by NEC Japan and JETRO Hong Kong.

Connecting Hong Kong - Perspectives on Our Future as a Smart City

Challenges of Smart City Transformation

Hong Kong has grand plans to transform itself into a smart city, but what are the hurdles that will have to be overcome in order to realise these aspirations? At a Chamber seminar on "Connecting Hong Kong - Perspectives on Our Future as a Smart City," members learned more about these challenges and what Hong Kong needs to do to address them.

Town Hall Forum: Brent Snyder

Town Hall Forum Series: Brent Snyder

Town Hall Forum Series

Competition Commission CEO Brent Snyder spoke at the Chamber's Town Hall Forum on 14 May about the work of his organization and how competition laws benefit all businesses, including SMEs. He also discussed the importance of advocacy in getting the message across to the wider business community.

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