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Businesses in Hong Kong have been hard bit by social-distancing regulations and heavily restricted travel, which has resulted in a severe loss of business and customers. They are less likely to survive without additional financial support such as business loans and payment holidays.

In recent months, some anti-epidemic measures have been eased, and there is the expectation of a further loosening of restrictions in the second half of 2022.

What is the macroeconomic outlook for Hong Kong in the near future? Will the current Government support measures be enough to help business until operations return to normal? What can local businesses do to prepare for economic recovery?

Amid the continuing uncertainties about the economic situation and the pandemic, the Chamber has invited experts from Hang Seng Bank, to share their insights on the macroeconomic outlook in the coming quarters at a seminar on 7 July. They will also discuss strategies for local businesses to seize the opportunities emerging as the economy recovers, and the prospects as the world moves towards the post-pandemic era.

DISCLAIMER
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.

Speaker(s)

Thomas Chun Sing Shik, Chief Economist, Head of Economic Research Global Markets, Hang Seng Bank

Shik joined Hang Seng Bank in 2007 and has been Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research of Global Markets since 2017. Specialising in macroeconomic research, his responsibilities include analysing economic developments in Hong Kong and globally, providing economic forecasts, and writing reports. His research has covered topics including the 2008 U.S. financial turmoil, Eurozone debt crisis, Japan’s monetary policy, and financial reform on the Mainland.

Shik holds a first-class degree in Economics and Finance from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a master’s degree in Economics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Jason Chak, Senior Vice President, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, Hang Seng Bank

Chak is responsible for Hang Seng Wholesale Banking Cash Management Sales business and he has thorough Cash Management knowledge on Commercial Banking. With more than 10 years banking experience and specialized in Transaction Banking and Corporate Relationship Management, Chak is a solid Commercial Banking Executive with proven track records to deliver strong & sustainable business result.  Prior to joining Hang Seng Bank in 2018, Chak spent 7 years with HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong.

Language Cantonese
Date and Time 2022/07/07 11:00 to 12:15
Venue Hybrid (Online+On-site (22/F, United Centre))
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Wendy Chan
Tel: 28231207
Email: wendy@chamber.org.hk
Fee
  • HK$ 100 for Members / HK$ 200 for Non-Members (Online via Zoom)
  • HK$ 120 for Members / HK$ 240 for Non-Members (On-site participation)
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Details such as the webinar link will be sent to attendee by ZOOM email 3 days before the event.
- The registration fee is non-refundable for this event.
- Switching from on-site to online participation is accepted, but no refund of any difference in registration fee will be made.

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