Mainland M&A: An Insider’s Perspective

Chinese outbound investment reached new records in 2016. According to Baker McKenzie, “Combined Chinese direct investment in the advanced economies of North America and Europe more than doubled in 2016 to a new record of USD 94.2 billion as China continued its...

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Why Do Companies Still Make the Same Mistakes?

On Friday, 4 November the members and guests of Asia Insight Circle will hear from Caroline Sapriel, founder of CS&A, a specialist crisis management firm. Recent crisis examples show us the fragility of what we have been taught. Are we forgetting these lessons...

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Honouring Russia’s Paramount Leader

On Friday, members and guests of Asia Insight Circle hear first-hand accounts of the establishment of the Yeltsin Center in central Russia, and the benefits of investing in and doing business with companies in the Yural Mountain region. Alexander Drozdov is Chairman...

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Breakfast with Robert Greifeld, CEO, Nasdaq

Read a profile about Robert Greifeld, CEO of Nasdaq, from Business Insider published 16 May 2016: Nasdaq CEO Bob Greifeld talks David-and-Goliath battles, making computers work harder, and the future of trading Article available here.

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China Health Reform: WHO

On Friday, March 10th 2016, Asia Insight Circle convened for its monthly private discussion in one of Hong Kong’s exclusive restaurants, Arcane. Asia Insight Circle was honoured to host a distinguished guest in Dr. Bernhard Schwartlander, World Health Organization...

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Hong Kong’s Greenest Hotel

In April 2015 members heard from Yau Lee Executive Director, Ms Rosana Wong, a pioneer in the use of technology to achieve sustainability in the construction and hospitality industries. Some green changes were motivated by wastage, such as marble lobbies where excess...

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Brand: Contemporary Consumers in China

The best and most successful global brands in Asia succeed thanks to flexibility and a willingness to learn from Asia rather than impose western norms. This was one of the insights in a members-only breakfast in March 2015 featuring Scott Keller, Head of Retail, Asia...

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Is Superstar Talent Driving – or Disrupting – Innovation?

Leadership is not about taking people where they want to go, rather, it’s about leading them where they should go. This was the subject of a members-only breakfast in February 2015 led by Gerhard Vorster, Asia Pacific Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte This new style of...

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Kroll: The Human Element in Data Breach

Most articles that discuss computer intrusion and data breach often focus on one side of the event: the attack. Information is provided about the data taken, the attacker’s interest and motivation, and the cost and damage to the company. Behind every hack and data...

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