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Asia Insight Circle's monthly meetings, which are moderated discussions led by Walter Jennings, are the signature way that business leaders get the key insights and critical thinking from business peers they seek. Monthly meetings are designed to be intimate and personal, conducted around a conference table in a Hong Kong hotel.

Attendance at our monthly meetings is limited, and seats are available to be reserved on a first-come, first-served, limited to members only. This allows dialogue and thought exchange between members and affords a deeper connection than large-format meetings. Conversations amongst members are open and frank, personified by a top-level ideas exchange, solution sourcing, and peer group networking.

Speaker presentations are conducted without the trappings of PowerPoint, and designed to be discussions rather than presentations, for the benefit of the group. Meetings are recorded so that we can offer access to members who want to attend but are unavailable or who are unable to attain seating at a sold-out event.

We also offer twice annual events for our members, intended as peer-to-peer networking and special occasion events.

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March 2019

Gordon Orr, ex-McKinsey APAC Chief – “Getting on Boards”

March 29 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
The Mandarin Oriental, 3 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong
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Gordon Orr, the former Asia chairman at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, will address "Getting on Boards." He will share his insights into the Board selection process, expected obligations, and how to position yourself for consideration. Gordon serves as a non-executive director at Hong Kong-listed conglomerate Swire Pacific. He also serves on the board of Lenovo, the US-Chinese technology company. "The board of directors' key purpose is to ensure the company's prosperity by collectively directing the company's affairs, whilst meeting the…

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April 2019

After Dark @ Asia Insight Circle: The Coming Customer Experience Transformation

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
INFINITI LAB, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street
Central, Hong Kong
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After Dark @ Asia Insight Circle - After six years of breakfasts, we're staying up late and buying the drinks. Join us for a provocative conversation with one of New York's top influencers. The New York Times has called Peter Shankman "a rock star who knows everything about social media and then some." He is a 5x best selling author, entrepreneur and global social media influencer. And he's in Hong Kong for one night only. He believes the economy of…

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Inside Alibaba: Communicating a Global Growth Story

April 18 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
The Mandarin Oriental, 3 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong
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Adam Najberg is accustomed to being on the front line. He heads digital communications at Alibaba Group Holding. His role places him at the forefront of a global growth story. Alibaba is a Chinese multinational conglomerate specialising in e-commerce, retail, Internet and technology. Oddly enough, this year Alibaba turns 20. Yet it's hard to remember a time before e-commerce, #ChinaTech, Jack Ma or Alibaba. Adam and his colleagues have, over the years, done a great job communicating all that's behind…

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May 2019

Author’s Talk: Future Proof Your Career

May 24 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
The Mandarin Oriental, 3 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong
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I am a former Financial Times executive, author of Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration and adjunct professor at Columbia Business School’s EMBA Global Asia.  I work with global leaders to enhance their ability to adapt, contribute, collaborate and grow and with organisations and boards that seek a competitive edge by enhancing leadership and engaging multi-generational talent.  - Diana Wu David How can you be more entrepreneurial, resilient and impactful in the face of constant change? This is the subject…

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June 2019

Who’s In Your Supply Chain? Ending Modern Day Slavery

June 14 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
The Mandarin Oriental, 3 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong
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There are more slaves today than at any other time in history. 45.8 million people in 167 countries are trapped in what is known as “modern slavery,” with seven out of ten of these victims directly related to the private sector. These people, who make the products we buy and harvest the food we eat, are exploited every day for their labor. Despite the best efforts made by governments, the United Nations and NGOs around the world, only 0.2% of…

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