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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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August 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong - August 2019

Hong Kong Moving Forward: Paths & Protests | Antony Dapiran, Author “City of Protest”

August 30 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
The Mandarin Oriental, 3 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong

What do we want? When do we want it? Our focus is Hong Kong and our Chatham House discussion features Antony Dapiran, author of "City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong." "Hong Kong is a city with a long history of civil disobedience." So begins the book blurb on Amazon.com for a now-sold-out book published in July 2017. It was a timeless observation on the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's Handover. It is a timely observation today…

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September 2019

Terrorism, Kidnapping, Cybersecurity & More: Emerging Market Risk with Gene Yu, CEO, Blackpanda

September 20 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
The Mandarin Oriental, 3 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong

Terrorism, kidnapping, extortion, criminals,  conflict zones, sabotage, cybersecurity Companies operating in emerging markets are susceptible to security crises that may have devastating impacts on their assets, finances or reputation. Blackpanda provides bespoke services and solutions that enable their clients to successfully prevent and navigate special risks. They help clients with significant security concerns around their operational risk for their oil, mining, and agricultural investments in conflict zones. Blackpanda's approach to risk management involves the appreciation that there are various aspects - digital,…

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October 2019

Paid to Think | Author’s Talk with David Goldsmith

October 18 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
The Mandarin Oriental, 3 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong

Have you ever thought about the fact that a craftsman has more and better tools to solve challenges on the job than the leader of a business or organisation does? Leadership “tools” are usually defined as computers, spreadsheets, data, and even experience, but in reality, leaders need thinking tools that are hard to come by, so they find themselves hunting and pecking for answers in books, at seminars, through on-the-job training programs, from mentors, and at business schools, and still,…

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