AGENDA

Monday, 12 June 2017, Conrad Hong Kong
10:30am - 4pm
(All sessions will be conducted in English unless otherwise specified.)

10:00

Registration, Coffee and Tea

10:30

Introduction: Headline moments that have shaped Hong Kong over the past two decades

10:40

Welcome Remarks

  • Gary Liu, Chief Executive Officer, South China Morning Post Publishers

10:45

Opening Remarks

  • The Hon. C Y Leung, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

HONG KONG'S TRANSFORMATION

10:50

Keynote: 20 years of the HKSAR and the way forward

  • The Hon. Tung Chee-hwa, Vice Chairman, The 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, People's Republic of China

11:30

International Leaders Panel: Hong Kong is the gateway for business opportunities and outbound investments

  • Helping Hong Kong build a strong and unique presence in the global marketplace
  • How Hong Kong has evolved over the past two decades as the gateway to China and Asia for business opportunities 
  • How Hong Kong adds growth momentum to outward investments by spearheading the Belt and Road Initiative

Moderator:
David Dodwell, Executive Director, The Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group Limited

Panellists:

  • Dr Anne Kerr, Global Head, Cities, Mott MacDonald Group
  • Horst Geicke, Chairman, European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
  • Prof. Ni Pengfei, Director of Center for City and Competitiveness and Assistant to the Director of National Academy of Economic Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Dr Witman Hung, Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong, Shenzhen Qianhai Authority

12:15

Business Leaders Panel: Sharing insights on the evolving business environment and its growth since the Handover

  • Sustaining competitiveness and business growth in Hong Kong’s ever-changing business landscape over the past two decades
  • Balancing business continuity with innovation and creativity
  • Sharing key trends that will shape Hong Kong’s future business development

Moderator:
Robin Hu, Director, SCMP Group Holding Limited

Panellists:

  • Dr Allan Zeman, Chairman, Lan Kwai Fong Group
  • Kathryn Shih, President Asia Pacific, UBS; Member, UBS Group Executive Board
  • The Hon. Ronald Arculli, Senior Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Victor Chu, Co-chair, The International Business Council of the World Economic Forum

13:00

Networking Luncheon


HONG KONG'S PROGRESS

14:00

Panel: Moving towards an innovation hub status in the pursuit of knowledge-intensive economic growth

  • Transitioning from a trading hub to innovation hub by incorporating innovative ideas in Hong Kong’s private sector 
  • Rethinking a strategic vision with research and development at its core
  • How Hong Kong can intensify its partnership role with China in innovation and technology development

Moderator:
Prof. Peter Mathieson, President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong

Panellists:

  • Dr Eden Woon, Vice-President for Institutional Advancement, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Leonie Valentine, Managing Director, Sales & Operations, Google Hong Kong
  • Maaike Steinebach, CEO, Commonwealth Bank Australia Hong Kong Branch

14:30

Panel: Reflecting on the progress in Hong Kong's community livelihood

  • Snapshots on the government’s initiatives and resource allocation in improving people’s living quality 
  • How to create better opportunities for young people for career choices and upward mobility
  • Investing in the future to enhance Hong Kong’s togetherness

Moderator:
Cliff Buddle, Special Projects Editor, South China Morning Post

Panellists:

  • Dr Law Chi-kwong, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong
  • Lau Ming-wai, Chairman, Commission on Youth
  • Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

15:00

Afternoon Networking Refreshments


HONG KONG'S FUTURE

15:15

Panel: Sharing aspirations towards Hong Kong's future through continuity and opportunity

  • Experiencing Hong Kong’s changing business landscape over the past twenty years and how it has impacted business growth  
  • Balancing business continuity with innovation and creativity while preserving corporate legacy  
  • Sharing trends that will shape Hong Kong’s future economic development and strengthen Hong Kong’s spirit

Moderator:
Dr Haywood Cheung, President, The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society; Chairman, Belt & Road Global Development Alliance

Panellists:

  • Annie Yau Tse, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tse Sui Luen Jewellery (International) Limited
  • Clara Chan, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lee Kee Holdings Limited
  • Douglas Young, Co-founder and CEO, Goods of Desire (G.O.D.)
  • Yat Siu, Founder & CEO, Outblaze

15:50

Closing Remarks: Building tomorrow’s Hong Kong today

  • The Hon. Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive-elect, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

16:00

End of Conference