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As a highly competitive, international city in the GBA, Hong Kong has a track record of continually advancing its expertise to drive business, especially in the areas of finance, logistics, trading, and professional services. Hong Kong not only ranks highly globally in its overall competitiveness and business environment, but has also long played a key role in the GBA's development.

To better understand how local enterprises can leverage Hong Kong's advantages to develop the GBA, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council recently commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Limited to conduct a study on Hong Kong's position as the international business hub for the GBA. At this joint chambers webinar on 13 November, speakers will discuss the findings of the study and the factors that will reinforce Hong Kong's position as the international business hub for the GBA.

Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research, HKTDC, and Albert Wong, Partner, Public Sector Consulting, PwC Hong Kong, will share the key findings of the survey, and why businesses are planning to expand their operations into the GBA. They will be joined by Felix Lee, Executive Director, UMP Healthcare, who will share his insights on his own company's experience in investing in the GBA, which presents the greatest opportunity for Hong Kong companies' development in the next decade.

*Supporting organizations:
- The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
- The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
- Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
- The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong & Macao
- The Hong Kong Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry
- The Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.

Nicholas Kwan
Director of Research, HKTDC

Kwan joined the HKTDC as Director of Research in May 2013.

A seasoned economist, Kwan has 35 years of experience in economic and business research, including more than six years at Standard Chartered Bank as its Asia Research Head, seven years working for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority covering both macroeconomic and policy research, and 11 years at Merrill Lynch as its Asia Regional Chief Economist. Kwan is a graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and has an MBA degree from the UK's Warwick University. He was also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Albert Wong
Partner, Public Sector Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong

Wong has over 20 years of consulting experience and has served a wide range of local and international clients in both the public and private sector, covering business areas such as innovation and technology, health and welfare, education and media and communication.

He has extensive experience in policy formulation and review, feasibility study, financial analysis, business planning, regulatory and business impact assessment, options evaluation and public private partnership.

Felix Lee
Vice Chairman, China Committee, HKGCC
Executive Director, UMP Healthcare Holdings

LEE is an Executive Director of UMP Healthcare Holdings and the President of UMP Healthcare China Limited. He is responsible for corporate development, international operations, merger and acquisitions. Lee is also a Senior Vice President of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, with responsibilities in making investments in the healthcare sector in Asia and globally, and an Independent Non-executive Director of China Resources Medical. Lee has extensive experience in law, finance and the healthcare industry. Prior to his current roles, Lee was a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, an Analyst in the investment banking department UBS AG, Hong Kong Branch and a Director in the investment banking department of Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch.


Convenor, GBA Working Group, HKGCC
Director and General Manager, Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium Ltd
Member, Standing Committee of the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)
Language English
Date and Time 2020/11/13 11:00 to 12:15
Venue Online via ZOOM
Media Open to media
Enquiries Wendy Chan
Tel: 2823 1207
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
+$50 for booking offline
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.
- 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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- The registration fee is non-refundable for this event.