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14 Nov 2017
Hong Kong Business Update: New Administration, New Direction

A Hong Kong business seminar will be held on Thursday 4 January 2018  at  Standard Chartered’s global headquarters in The City of London. The event will run from 1830 – 1945hrs, and be followed by a reception from 1945 – 2030hrs.

The keynote speakers will be  Andrew Seaton, Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and Priscilla To, Director General, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (London).                                

The evening will be chaired by Douglas Flint, Chairman, Hong Kong Association. Panellists will be  José Viñals, Group Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank;  Andrew Davis, Head Investment Promotion, InvestHK; David Marsden, Director, UK & Ireland, Hong Kong Trade Development Council; Matthew Rous, Chief Executive, China-Britain Business Council; plus the representative of one company currently starting up in Hong Kong.

The seminar is designed to be a curtain-raiser to what may well be a significant year,  following the Party Congress in Beijing; Carrie Lam, Hong Kong Chief Executive, having set out an ambitious agenda in her first Policy Address; and with the Brexit negotiations adding an element of uncertainty.

The Hong Kong Association, the China-Britain Business Council, the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and InvestHK will together provide authoritative assessment on the current business climate in Hong Kong and how it sits with mainland China and the wider region. The talk and subsequent discussion is intended to inform, at senior level, companies and individuals who are currently involved commercially in Hong Kong, those considering investing there and those who would gain from assessment of Hong Kong’s rapidly evolving role in respect of trade and investment with the Chinese mainland.

The evening will be hosted by Standard Chartered at their Global Headquarters at 1 Basinghall Avenue. Space will be limited and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Applications to attend will only be accepted until 20th December. To apply to attend, please visit: