Past Events

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Panelists discussed the changes in the data centre landscape and their importance for Hong Kong’s digital economy.

The Future of Data Economy: Evolution of Data Centres

With the rapid development of global telecommunications, the demand for high-tier data centre services from users of cloud computing, e-commerce and high-frequency trading has never been greater in Hong Kong.

At a webinar on 23 November, Charles Lee, Founder and CEO of Newtech Group & OneAsia Network, spoke about the changes in the data centre landscape over the past few decades and their importance for Hong Kong’s digital economy, as well as how innovative technologies and sustainability trends have shaped this development. Peter Yeung and Crystal Leung, respectively Head of Electronics & ICT Clusters, and Senior Manager, ICT Cluster (Data and Digital Technology), at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), also discussed the role of HKSTP in facilitating the growth of Hong Kong’s I&T ecosystem as well as its future roadmap for re-industrialization and development of the city as a leading data centre hub.

Charles LeeCrystal LeungPeter Yeung

Hong Kong-Mexico Business Exchanges - What are the business opportunities between Mexico and Hong Kong as well as the Mainland?

Mexico’s GDP amounted to US$1.2 trillion last year, making it the second largest economy in Latin America and the fifteenth largest in the world, said Susana Munoz Enriquez, President of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, speaking at the Americas Committee meeting on 19 November. She said foreign trade constitutes a substantial share of the economy. Mexico trade ranks 12th among the world economies in both exports and imports, with a total merchandise trade of US$916 billion in 2019, she added. In the past few years, Chinese investment in Mexico has grown – currently over 1,000 Mainland China companies and more than 200 Hong Kong companies have investments in the country.


Women in the Communications Webinar HKGCC

Women in the Communications Industry [Webinar]

Three leaders from Hong Kong’s communications industry spoke at a virtual seminar organized by the Chamber’s Women Executives Club on 19 November, and shared their journeys in the public relations sector.

Members had the opportunity to hear insights from Kate Holgate of Brunswick Group, Clara Shek of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, and Kiri Sinclair of Sinclair, during a panel discussion moderated by WEC Chairman Nikki Ng.

They discussed an array of topics, including how Covid-19 has been both a blessing and a curse to the communications industry, the issues and potential solutions to the gender imbalances in their field, as well as how Hong Kong presents itself as a unique hub for those wanting to break into this dynamic sector.

This event was part of the joint campaign between the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong and HKGCC, in support of the HeForShe initiative.

Financing the Change for Good

The Colour of Money and the Environment: Why Green Finance Matters

Transparency is a key component of green finance and companies should work with stakeholders to develop sustainability initiatives that address the three central yardsticks of impact investing -- environmental, social and corporate governance standards. At a seminar on 17 November, a panel of experts discussed the rise of green finance driven by a surge in purposeful investing. 

Jonathan Drew, Vice President at the Hong Kong Green Finance Association, provided an overview of Hong Kong and the Mainland’s green finance policies. He also spoke on the latest market trends with green bonds. His fellow panellists included Robert Barker, Chief Sustainable Business Officer at BNP Paribas, who spoke about the role of the banking sector in green finance, and Calvin Kwan, Head of Sustainability at Link Asset Management, who shared his company’s approach to green and social investing. 

Hong Kong Green Finance Association
Meeting with Ruwan De Silva

Furthering Hong Kong-Sri Lanka Ties

Asia & Africa Committee Chairman Nigel Collett, and Vice Chairmen Andrew Wells and Natalia Sukhanova held a video conference with Ruwan De Silva, Director of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka on 16 November. The two sides discussed ways to strengthen trade and investment relations between Hong Kong and Sri Lanka, and explored the potential of organizing a briefing session in 2021 to inform members on the latest developments of the country.

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