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The Business of Giving
Newly published research shows that major philanthropic giving by Chinese and Chinese-Americans is soaring in the United States and China, led by wealthy benefactors in Hong Kong.
19 Oct 2017
Leadership for the 21st Century
In 2004, Chandran Nair founded the Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) in Hong Kong, an independent think-tank whose executive education programmes have reached more than 1,500 executives in 15 countries.
12 Oct 2017
Serving up Hong Kong’s Finest
Leveraging his hospitality experience at The Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong, JIA Hong Kong and HIP Hotels Media Group, Jason Cohen teamed up with childhood friend, John Hui, to relaunch The Fleming, in Wan Chai, as a “made in Hong Kong” boutique hotel, by embracing the city’s iconic heritage.
4 Oct 2017
Homes with Heart
CHI International was established in 2007 as CHI Residences, one of Hong Kong’s first boutique serviced-apartment brands, now with a growing regional portfolio.
28 Sept 2017
Crafty Brews
Hong Kong’s craft beer scene has exploded in recent years, with the number of local breweries growing from two to more than 20.
21 Sept 2017
Humanising Technology Webcast
Ivan Teh is the CEO and Managing Director of Fusionex, an award-winning data technology company specialising in big data analytics, artificial intelligence, deep learning and the Internet of Things (IoT).
14 Sept 2017
Digital Marketing in China
China marketing and social media expert Ashley Galina Dudarenok moved to the Chinese mainland from Russia before re-locating to Hong Kong in 2010.
7 Sept 2017
The Art behind the Craft
Founded in 2012 with support from the French jewellery brand Van Cleef & Arpels, the Paris-based L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts was established to reflect public interest in the artistry of fine jewellery across the industry.
4 Sept 2017
AI in the Workforce
Jennifer Van Dale heads the Asia employment law practice of global law firm Eversheds.
23 Aug 2017
Inspiring Innovation
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node – a strategic outreach to Greater China for the prestigious US private research university – formally opens its purpose-built premises next month.
21 Aug 2017
Of Rhyme and Crime Webcast
International bestselling and award-winning crime fiction author, Sophie Hannah, has been published in 32 languages and in 51 territories.
8 Aug 2017
Love at First Bite
As an 18-year-old, first-year university student, Carolyn Creswell rounded up AU$1,000 (US$793) to buy the small muesli business where she worked part-time.
2 Aug 2017
The Future of Fashion Webcast
Fashion is a reflection of the times, as highlighted by online fashion forecasting service, Fashion Snoops.
31 July 2017
Canada’s Trade Connector
With 40 years of history in Hong Kong, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has been a key partner supporting Canadian business interests in Hong Kong and the greater Asia-Pacific region.
19 July 2017
Cyber Sleuths at Work Webcast
The cost of ransomware to businesses globally is forecast to exceed US$5 billion in 2017, up from Microsoft’s estimate of just US$350 million in 2015.
12 July 2017
Manifesto Lays Groundwork for Belt and Road Opportunities
With more than 60 countries covered under China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the rise of cross-border investment and trading is expected to lead to greater demand for professional legal services.
10 July 2017
Hong Kong’s Canada Connection
Hong Kong has the largest expatriate Canadian community in any city outside Canada, with more than 300,000 Canadian citizens living in Hong Kong.
29 June 2017
Strengthening Trade Ties
Hong Kong and Australia opened talks on a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) during last month’s visit to Hong Kong by Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo.
20 June 2017
Promoting Pakistan Development Webcast
After attending the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, a top-level Pakistan delegation, led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, visited Hong Kong to boost Pakistan’s position as an investment and development destination under the Belt and Road Initiative.
13 June 2017
Blueprint for Buildings of the Future Webcast
The first World Sustainable Built Environment Conference in Hong Kong was held 5-7 June at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
6 June 2017
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