What's On

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.

Speakers' bios

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.

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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.

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Michael Spencer
Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank

Heiwai Tang
Professor of Economics, The University of Hong Kong

Moderator: Tony Miller
Chairman of Chamber's Economic Policy Committee

Language English
Date and Time 2021/07/13 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Chamber Theatre (members only, subject to capacity constraints) and Online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Judy Wong
Tel: 28231277
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
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