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The U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong in partnership with the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) will host a "Trade Talks" webinar on risk mitigation in times of crisis. The COVID-19 outbreak is having a historic impact on the business community in Hong Kong, across Asia, and now the entire world. This Trade Talks webinar will focus on how businesses can protect their supply chains and navigate government responses, export restrictions, border shutdowns and shipping issues during the present pandemic and in preparation for future destabilizing events.


Welcome Remarks: 
Dr. Aron Harilela, HKGCC Chairman
Bradley Harker, U.S. Chief Commercial Consul

Panel Discussion

Leland Sun, HKGCC Vice Chairman

Benjamin Kostrzewa, International Trade Attorney, Hogan Lovells
Sally Peng, Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Michael McCool, Managing Director, AlixPartners 

Q&A Session

To minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus, this session will be conducted online via Zoom. Upon successful registration, members will receive a confirmation email with a specific link to access the webinar 2 days before the event. Please familiarize yourself with the usage of Zoom before the event.

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Speaker(s) Benjamin Kostrzewa, International Trade Attorney, Hogan Lovells

Benjamin Kostrzewa served as assistant general counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) from 2011-2015, where he handled U.S.-China disputes and negotiations, World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes, and free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations. Currently working out of our Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. offices, Benjamin advises clients in the ever-changing area of international trade law with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Sally Peng, Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Sally Peng is a Managing Director in the Export Controls & Sanctions practice at FTI Consulting and is based in Hong Kong. She is an expert in export controls and economic sanctions, international trade strategy, and global supply chain optimisation and compliance. Sally has been a trusted advisor for many MNCs on their international trade and customs issues. She served as team leader for several global retailers in large-scale customs duty-saving projects in over ten Asian countries. She also assisted multiple Asia-based companies in defending antidumping and countervailing cases with US Department of Commerce and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). During the on-going US-China trade war, Sally is sought after by her clients to advise them on mitigating strategies against US section 301 and 232 retaliation tariffs, free trade agreements, trade preference programmes and country of origin issues. Her industry coverage includes apparel, footwear, handbag & leather goods, hardline goods and consumer electronics.

Michael McCool, Managing Director, AlixPartners

Michael is a senior management consulting professional living and working in Greater China. He has extensive experience in operations improvement, manufacturing, and supply chain management, having worked with clients in the retail, consumer goods, and consumer electronics sectors, focusing especially on apparel, consumer durables, food and beverage, and personal care. Michael specializes in helping clients bring about immediate and lasting operational improvement and in enhancing their profitability. Prior to joining AlixPartners, he was with A.T. Kearney, where he led the firm's operations practice in Greater China. Michael has a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Engineering from the University of Nottingham.
Language English
Date and Time 2020/04/02 12:00 to 13:30
Venue Online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Karen Au
Tel: 28231200
Fee Free of Charge
Notes - Details about how to join the webinar will be sent by e-mail. Zoom is available on both desktop and mobile devices.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any bookings or cancel the event.