Hong Kong Business Summit

The Hong Kong Business Summit is the highlight of the Chamber's event calendar. Leading business and political figures from around the world share their views with the audience on issues impacting the business environment. 

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2005/12/02

The 12th Annual Hong Kong Business Summit - Heading into 2006: Hong Kong and the WTO

HKGCC, in association with The Wall Street Journal Asia, held the 12th Annual Hong Kong Business Summit on December 2, 2005. The Chief Executive, the Honorable Donald Tsang, delivered the opening remarks at this year's summit, which focused on the 6th WTO Ministerial in Hong Kong, the value of the WTO, globalization and how Hong Kong is a classic example of how free trade can benefit an economy. A lot of interest was also expressed on other business issues, especially the environment, culture and education.

 

Opening Remarks: How Hong Kong Benefits from Globalization

The Honorable Donald Tsang, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

 

Plenary Panel Discussion: WTO at the Crossroads

Denise Yue, Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology (Commerce and Industry)

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz, Executive Director

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

Professor Jean-Pierre Lehmann,Founding Director, The Evian Group, and Professor, International Political Economy, IMD

Moderator:John Bussey, Deputy Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal

 

Hong Kong Business Overview

David Eldon, Chairman, HKGCC

 

Hong Kong Economic Forecast

David O'Rear, Chief Economist, HKGCC

 

HKGCC General Committee Panel Discussion:

Andrew Brandler, Chief Executive Officer, CLP Holdings Ltd

Sir C K Chow, Chief Executive Officer, MTR Corporation Ltd

David Eldon, Chairman, HKGCC

Y K Pang, Director, Jardine Matheson Ltd

Anthony Wu, Chairman, Ernst & Young

K K Yeung, Chairman, K K Yeung Management Consultants Ltd

Dr Allan Zeman, Chairman, Lan Kwai Fong Holdings Ltd;

David ORear, Chief Economist, HKGCC.

Moderator:Dr Eden Woon, CEO, HKGCC

 

Luncheon Keynote Address:WTO and Globalization : The Role of China

Long Yongtu,Secretary General, Boao Forum for Asia

David EldonDavid O’RearDavid O’Rear
Denise YueGeneral Committee Panel DiscussionIntroduction
Luncheon Keynote Address Long Yongtu - 1Luncheon Keynote Address Long Yongtu - 2Plenary Panel Discussion Introduction
Plenary Panel Discussion Q&AProfessor Jean-Pierre LehmannRicardo Melendez-Ortiz
The Honorable Donald TsangThe Honorable Donald Tsang’s Speech
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2004/11/25

Hong Kong in 2005: Continuing the Global Outlook

HKGCC, in association with The Asian Wall Street Journal, held the 11th Annual Hong Kong Business Summit on November 25. The Financial Secretary, the Honorable Henry Tang, delivered the opening remarks at this year's summit, which focused on Hong Kong’s international value. A lot of interest was also expressed on the softer issues of business, such as arts and culture, the environment and education, all important elements in developing a well-rounded, international business hub.

 

Opening Remarks:How Hong Kong Maintains Its International Character

The Hon Henry Tang, Financial Secretary, HKSAR

 

Distinguished Panel Session

Hong Kong Position as a Preferred Procurement Center

Merle Hinrichs,Chairman & CEO, Global Sources

Global Strategy for a Hong Kong Multinational Company

Richard Elman,CEO,Noble Group Ltd

Hong Kong as an International Finance Center

Richard Gnodde,President & Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Moderator: Mike Gonzalez,Editorial Page Editor, AWSJ

 

Hong Kong Business Overview

Anthony Nightingale,Chairman, HKGCC & Jardine Pacific Ltd

 

Hong Kong Economic Forecast

David O'Rear, Chief Economist, HKGCC

 

HKGCC General Committee Panel Discussion

Michael Berchtold, President, Morgan Stanley

James Hughes-Hallett, Chairman, John Swire & Sons

Jeffrey Lam, HKGCC Legco Representative

Anthony Nightingale, HKGCC Chairman, and Chairman, Jardine Pacific Ltd

Anthony Wu, Chairman-Far East, Ernst & Young

Marjorie Yang, Chairman, Esquel Group of Companies

David O'Rear, Chief Economist, HKGCC

Moderator:Dr Eden Woon, CEO, HKGCC

 

 

Luncheon Keynote Address:Hong Kong as an International Platform

Dr Victor Fung,Chairman,Li & Fung Limited

Anthony NightingaleDavid O'RearDistinguished Panel Session - Q&A
Dr Victor Fung General Committee Panel DiscussionIntroduction
Merle HinrichsRichard ElmanRichard Gnodde
The Hon Henry TangThe Hon Henry Tang’s speech
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2003/12/10

Hong Kong 2004: The First Year of CEPA

HKGCC, in association with The Asian Wall Street Journal, held the 10th Annual Hong Kong Business Summit on December 10. The Chief Executive of the HKSAR, the Honorable Tung Chee-hwa, delivered the opening remarks at this year's summit, which focused on the Mainland / Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement. The Chief Executive was followed by a strong line-up of speakers who are recognized business leaders in their specific sectors.

 

Opening Remarks

The Hon Tung Chee-hwa, Chief Executive, HKSAR

 

Distinguished Speakers Session

Making the Most of CEPA: The Manufacturing Perspective

Dr Victor Lo,Chairman & Chief Executive, Gold Peak Group

Retail and Distribution Before and After CEPA

Dr William Fung,Group Managing Director, Li & Fung Group of Companies

The Implications of Renminbi Liberalization for Hong Kong

Dr Donald Hanna,Managing Director Citicorp Corporate & Investment Bank

Moderator: Reginald Chua, Editor, AWSJ

 

Hong Kong Business Overview

Anthony Nightingale,Chairman, HKGCC & Jardine Pacific Ltd

 

Hong Kong Economic Forecast

David O'Rear, Chief Economist, HKGCC

 

HKGCC General Committee Panel Discussion

Michael Berchtold, President, Morgan Stanley

Andrew Brandler, Group Managing Director, CLP Holdings Ltd

Manohar Chugh, Chairman, Nisha Electronic Industries Ltd

David Eldon, HKGCC Deputy Chairman, and Chairman, The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd

Tony Fung, Chairman, Yu Ming Investments Ltd

Victor Li, Managing Director & Deputy Chairman, Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd

Anthony Nightingale, HKGCC Chairman, and Chairman, Jardine Pacific Ltd

The Honorable James Tien, Legislative Council Representative, and Chairman, Manhattan Holdings Ltd

David O'Rear, Chief Economist, HKGCC

Moderator:Dr Eden Woon, CEO, HKGCC

 

Luncheon Keynote Address: CEPA -- Hong Kong Reloaded: Are We CEPA Ready?

Peter Woo,Chairman, HKTDC

Anthony NightingaleDavid O'RearDr Donald Hanna
Dr Victor LoDr William FungGeneral Committee Panel Discussion
Luncheon Keynote Address - Peter WooQ & A The Hon Tung Chee-hwa
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2002/11/27

9th Annual Hong Kong Business Summit

The Hon Henry Tang, Secretary for Commerce, Industry & Technology, kicked off the Chamber's 9th Annual Hong Kong Business Summit on November 27, entitled, "Keeping Hong Kong Competitive -- 2003 and Beyond".

 

Opening Remarks

The Hon Henry Tang, Secretary for Commerce, Industry & Technology, HKSAR Government

 

Distinguished Speakers Session

Michael Butcher,Michael Butcher

Peter Wong, Chief Executive of HK & Director, Standard Chartered BankXD

Michael Berchtold, President, Morgan Stanley

 

Hong Kong Economic Forecast

Ian K Perkin, Chief Economist(Outgoing), HKGCC

David O'Rear, Chief Economist(Incoming), HKGCC

 

Business Overview

Christopher Cheng,Chairman, HKGCC

 

HKGCC General Committee Panel Discussion

Andrew Brandler, Group Managing Director, CLP Holdings Ltd

Joop Litmaath, Managing Director, Scarfell Enterprises Ltd

Stephen Ng, Deputy Chairman & Managing Director, The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd

Ian Perkin, Outgoing Chief Economist, HKGCC

James Tien, Legco Representative and Executive Councilor, HKGCC

Dr Eden Woon, CEO, HKGCC

Anthony Wu, Chairman Far East, Ernst & Young

Alex Ye, Chairman, Shangri-La Asia Ltd

David O'Rear, Incoming Chief Economist (Incoming), HKGCC

 

 

 

Luncheon Keynote Address

Kenneth Courtis,Vice Chairman-Asia, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC

Christopher ChengDavid O'RearGeneral Committee Panel Discussion
Ian K PerkinLuncheon Keynote Address - Kenneth CourtisMichael Berchtold
Michael ButcherPeter WongQ&A Session
The Hon Henry Tang
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2001/12/13

Hong Kong 2002: The First Year of China WTO

Financial Secretary Antony Leung kicked off this year's Business Summit on Dec 13, entitled 'Hong Kong 2002: The First Year of China WTO.

 

Introduction

Christopher Cheng,Chairman, HKGCC

 

Opening Keynote Remarks

The Hon Antony Leung, Financial Secretary, HKSAR Government

 

Distinguished Speakers Session: How Businesses Position Themselves: Three Perspectives

China Perspectives

Dr Fu Yuning,President, China Merchants Holdings Co Ltd

Hong Kong Perspective

Annie Wu, Managing Director, Hong Kong Beijing Air Catering Ltd

Multinational Perspective

Dr Denis Simon, President, Monitor Group (China)

 

Hong Kong Economic Forecast and Analysis of Chamber Business Prospects Survey

Ian K Perkin, Chief Economist, HKGCC

 

Business Overview

Christopher Cheng,Chairman, HKGCC

 

HKGCC General Committee Panel Discussion

Christopher Cheng, HKGCC Chairman and Wing Tai Managing Director

Dr Lily Chiang, President, E1 Media Technology Ltd

David Eldon, Chairman, Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd

Anthony Nightingale, Director, Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd

Dr Eden Woon, Director, HKGCC;

Anthony Wu, Chairman – Far East, Ernst & Young; Victor Li, Managing Director & Deputy Chairman, Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd

K K Yeung, Chairman, K K Yeung Management Consultants Ltd

Ian Perkin, Chief Economist, HKGCC.

 

Luncheon Keynote Address:One Hong Kong Company's Preparation for China WTO

Dr William Fung, Group Managing Director, Li & Fung (Trading) Ltd

/streaming/summit2001/denissimon.mp3Annie WuBusiness Overview - Christopher Cheng
Christopher ChengDr Fu YuningGeneral Committee Panel Discussion
Ian PerkinLuncheon - Dr William FungQ&A Session
The Hon Antony Leung
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