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Successful people know how to influence and persuade others. Be they politicians, business directors, banking executives, or football managers… they know what it takes to persuade others to support them and to adopt their ideas.

This online workshop examines how they do it. Participants will learn internationally recognized strategies and techniques within the context of their own environment.

The aim of the workshop is to sharpen participants' abilities to acquire the techniques, when they do not have the power of authority of using their influence to persuade external and internal parties but want to achieve win-win results.

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.


Patrick Eng, Executive Consultant, Connect Communication

Born and educated in Canada, Patrick moved to London in his 20s and began working in financial services recruitment. From London, he was headhunted to Asia by a U.S. executive search group as China manager based in Shanghai, opening offices in Beijing and Southern China. He managed career opportunities for international managers in the legal, banking and financial services, consumer goods and healthcare industries. After a successful career in executive recruitment, he took his skills into communications, developing web, digital and executive communications campaigns for Asia Pacific clients.

Patrick trains presentation and persuasion skills at executive and management level for clients to articulate their corporate objectives with clarity, impact and relevance. Patrick has lived in Hong Kong for over 20 years, and volunteered as a youth rugby referee and an accidental cook.


Language English
Date and Time 2021/05/07 09:30 to 11:30
Venue This event will take place online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Cathy Chan
Tel: 2823 1282
Fee Members @ HK$600 / Non-Members @ HK$800
+$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.
- No refund will be made for last minute cancellations or no-shows. If the booking is cancelled at least 7 days before the event, and in such cases the refund will be subjected to a 10% administration fee, or HK$100 deduction, whichever is higher.
- 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.