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Tourism is one of the four pillars of Hong Kong's economy, but the recent social unrest in Hong Kong has hit the industry hard, and a significant drop has been recorded in tourist arrivals.

Tourism is all along an industry vulnerable to external circumstances. At the Chamber's "Town Hall Forum Series" on 28 October, Dr YK Pang, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), will talk about how the HKTB has formulated its promotional strategies and supported the industry to overcome numerous challenges in the past, from the evolving travel trends to the ever changing business environment, to help the industry remain resilient to challenges and embrace opportunities.

Speaker(s) YK Pang is familiar to many of our members from his years of service here at HKGCC, including as Chairman in 2014-16. Outside the Chamber, he is Deputy Managing Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd, Director of Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited and Director of Hongkong Land Holdings Limited.

He is well-known in the Hong Kong community for his longstanding dedication to public service. In addition to being the current Chairman of HKTB, he also serves as chairman of the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service, and the Advisory Committee on Gifted Education, as well as Chairman of the General Committee and Executive Committee of Employers Federation of Hong Kong.

Other positions he holds include Vice Patron of the Community Chest of Hong Kong, Member of the HKSAR Government Trade and Industry Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Hospital Governing Committee of Queen Mary Hospital and Tsan Yuk Hospital.

Dr Pang was recognised as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong in 1999, and awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2016 by the Hong Kong SAR Government, having received the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2008, for his long and distinguished public service.
Language English
Date and Time 2019/10/28 16:30 to 18:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries German Cheung
Tel: 28231297
Email: german@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$170
+$50 for booking offline
Members Only
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of payment, on a first come first served basis.
- Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any booking or cancel the event. In such case, a full refund of the participation fee will be issued.
- No refund will be made for last minute cancellations or no-shows. If the booking is cancelled at least 3 working days before the event, and in such cases the refund will be subjected to a 10% administration fee, or HK$100 deduction, whichever is higher.
- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons.
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- Priority is given to corporate members. The decision to accept or decline any booking shall be at sole discretion of the Chamber.