This session is the first in a series of events the Chamber's Economic Policy Committee is organizing in partnership with the HKU Business School to consider some of the more pressing issues faced in Hong Kong. Forthcoming topics include the role and size of government, brain drain, social inequality and ageing population, and bolstering public finance. All sessions in the series will be moderated by Tony Miller, Chairman of the Chamber's Economic Policy Committee.
To kick off the series, this session will look at the options available to Hong Kong in repositioning itself following the great reset caused by covid. Amidst the challenges brought on by the pandemic, social unrest and geopolitical tensions, how can we sustain our standing and reputation as an international financial centre and a business destination of choice? What more could the government do to strengthen Hong Kong's economy and maintain its value proposition especially in the context of the Greater Bay Area? Should there be a rethink of our pillar industries and what should such a change and diversification look like?
Join us for a lively discussion on 13 July when Heiwai Tang, Professor of Economics at HKU Business School, and Michael Spencer, Chief Economist at Deutsche Bank, will share their thoughts on the way forward for Hong Kong if it were to remain relevant and competitive in a post-covid landscape.
In addition to his capacity as Professor of Economics at HKU Business School, Prof Tang is also Associate Director of the Asia Global Institute, the Institute for China and Global Development and the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests span a wide range of topics in international trade, with a focus on production networks, global value chains and China.
Dr Michael Spencer has been a senior member of Deutsche Bank's research department since 1997, becoming Chief Economist for the region in 2000. As Head of Research, Asia Pacific, he oversees the bank's equity, fixed income, foreign exchange and economics research throughout the region.
Coronavirus Containment Measure:
- To prevent the spread of Covid-19, we kindly ask that all event participants wear a mask when attending the event
- To minimise the risk of spreading the coronavirus, if you or a family member has been overseas within 14 days of this event, then we kindly request that you do not attend.
- To prevent the spread of Covid-19, food and beverages will not be provided during the event
- Chamber staff will be conducting temperature checks at the premises.