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Free Webinar: Employment Support Scheme

The Hong Kong Government has introduced the Employment Support Scheme with the commitment of $81 billion to provide time-limited financial support to employers to retain their employees. The first phase application has already started from 25 May to 14 June. The Chamber was honoured to have Dr Law Chi-kwong, Secretary for Labour and Welfare, to brief members on the scheme and the application process on 28 May.

2020/05/28
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How the Hong Kong Government's Relief Measures Can Help Businesses

Seminars

The Hong Kong Government unveiled a new round of stimulus package of HK$137.5 billion on 8 April 2020 to support businesses and individuals as the Covid-19 outbreak continues to severely damage the global economy. The stimulus package addresses a broad range of issues across various sectors. This latest round of stimulus builds on the HK$120 billion relief package announced in the 2020-21 Hong Kong Budget and also the HK$30 billion Anti-epidemic Fund approved by the Legislative Council in February. The total relief provided by the Government to date has reached HK$290 billion.

On the webinar on 27 May, KPMG partners Ivor Morris and Murray Sarelius shared their insights on these measures as well as provide practical advice for tax management and employment matters during the present turbulent times.

2020/05/27
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Strengthen Supply Chains for the New Normal

Didier Chenneveau, an Expert Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, shared his views with members on how Covid-19 would likely affect globalization and global supply chains after the pandemic recedes. Speaking at a webinar on 22 May, he said that companies needed to redesign their business models, to mitigate the impact brought by coronavirus and also to build resilience in supply chains against future shocks.

2020/05/22
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Keiji Fukuda with Americas Committee members in Theatre and via Zoom

Americas Committee Meeting

Hong Kong has so far done well in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to its social distancing measures, border control and wide public consciousness, said Professor Keiji Fukuda, Director at the School of Public Health at Hong Kong University, speaking at the Americas Committee meeting on 21 May. He said the coronavirus has stimulated discussion about how we should better protect ourselves against future pandemics, such as strengthening health systems. He also raised a number of other questions that the coronavirus has highlighted: Will national and geopolitical tensions increase and multilateralism further decline? What new norms will the private sector, societies and individuals adopt?

2020/05/21
Alex Chan, General Manager of the Digital Transformation Division at Hong Kong Productivity Council and Dennis Chung, Assistant Vice President of Emerging Technologies & Solutions Consulting at HKT

Surmounting Covid-19: How to Apply for D-Biz Funding

The Government’s D-Biz (Distance Business) Programme aims to help Hong Kong companies adapt to remote working. The online application period began on 18 May, so the Chamber, invited Alex Chan, General Manager of the Digital Transformation Division at Hong Kong Productivity Council, to introduce the programme at a webinar on May 20. Chan explained the application process and also answered members’ questions on the scheme.  Also at the webinar, Dennis Chung, Assistant Vice President of Emerging Technologies & Solutions Consulting at HKT, advised on best practices for virtual team management to improve enterprises’ productivity when staff are working remotely.

2020/05/20
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