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Border closures and other anti-Covid measures have hindered the flow along the global supply chain, making business costs to escalate.

Hong Kong's freight volume by land, air and water recorded respective declines of 7.7%, 6% and 5.3% last year. A shortage of containers has led to higher global ocean freight rates, which in turn has jacked up some good prices.

At the same time, some countries around the world have been revisiting their approach to trade, including withdrawing from cooperation agreements. In particular, trade tensions between the United States and China have had a phenomenal impact on the world economy.

As a global commercial centre and logistics hub, Hong Kong will easily be affected by any shift in world trades. Accordingly, the current fluid external environment implies that the outlook for Hong Kong is highly uncertain.

At this seminar, experts will discuss the outlook for trade and global supply chain in 2022, and share their thoughts on how Hong Kong businesses can prepare for the challenges ahead.

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.


Shirley Kwong
Head of Business Development, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Hong Kong, HSBC

Kwong is the Head of Business Development, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Hong Kong at HSBC. She leads teams of trade specialists in Hong Kong, providing international trade and supply chain finance solutions to businesses of all sizes, from local SMEs, corporates to multinationals. In recent years, she has driven the development of multiple new initiatives including innovative e-commerce merchant financing, sustainable trade finance and service trade propositions.

Jaff Lau
Head of Innovative Business & Growth, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong, HSBC

Lau has 20 years of commercial banking experience in areas including strategy implementation, product development and cross-border collaboration. As Head of Innovative Business & Growth, Lau’s key objectives are to drive the bank’s engagement with players in the I&T ecosystem, and help aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups by offering them the right banking solutions at the right time.

Ivy Tse
Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, FreightAmigo

Tse has 15 years of experience in operations, sales and marketing, working for multinational companies in the logistics and ICT sectors. She held leadership roles in programme delivery, client implementation and compliance. Tse is also an ISO 9001 auditor.

Kenneth Poon
Assistant General Manager, Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation (HKECIC)

Poon is the Assistant General Manager, Business Division with the Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation.

He has over 15 year’s business development experience, with a focus on the trade credit insurance industry. He is also a certified Continuing Professional Development instructor.

Language Cantonese
Date and Time 2022/01/20 11:00 to 12:15
Venue On-site (22/F United Centre) / Online via ZOOM
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Phoebe Chung
Tel: 2823 1250
  • HK$ 120 for Members / HK$ 240 for Non-Members (Onsite (22/F United Centre))
  • HK$ 100 for Members / HK$ 200 for Non-Members (Online via ZOOM)
+$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.
- The registration fee is non-refundable for this event.
- 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.
- A $50 handling fee per person will be charged for all offline bookings (e.g. fax, e-mail, post) for all Chamber events. Go online today by downloading our app or registering on the HKGCC website to save the environment and money.
- Priority is given to corporate members. The decision to accept or decline any booking shall be at sole discretion of the Chamber.
- Switching from on-site to online participation is accepted, but no refund of any difference in registration fee will be made.
- Details such as the webinar link will be sent to attendee by ZOOM email 3 days before the event.

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