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February 2019

The Furore over 5G: The Backlash from Western Governments over #ChinaTech

February 22 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
The Mandarin Oriental, 3 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong
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"Wireless carriers around the world are preparing to spend billions on hardware for 5G, the coming generation of superfast wireless technology, to replace current 4G networks." - The Wall Street Journal In the midst of an ongoing trade war between China and the United States, tensions have escalated over China's technology. The United States is wary of using China's 5G equipment for vital communications. The concern is over "back doors" that may allow home-country intelligence agencies to access information. At the same…

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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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May 2019

The Future of Work: Change is Here

May 24 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
The Mandarin Oriental, 3 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong
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Automation, robots and globalization are rapidly changing the workplace and governments must act fast and decisively to counter the effects or face a worsening of social and economic tensions, the OECD warned. (Bloomberg) The future of work is one of the hottest management topics of the day. This complex subject is broken into three main categories, according to a podcast from McKinsey: automation, changing models (think gig), and income stagnation/equality. What will jobs alongside machines look like? What do we need to…

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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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