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August 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong - August 2019

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

30 August 2019 @ 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

20 September 2019 @ 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

18 October 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Greater Bay: Getting the Insider’s Edge with Tony Verb

29 November 2019 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
The Mandarin Oriental, 3 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong

The Greater Bay Area represents an ambitious plan to compete with Silicon Valley by pooling talent, financial, infrastructure, and technological economies of scale to build the first true global competitor. The Greater Bay Area (GBA) consists of the mega cities in Southern China’s Pearl River Delta region including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Huizhou, Zhaoqing, Hong Kong and Macau. In total, the population is more than 70 million, produces 37% of China's exports, and 12% of its GDP.  Learn how companies are…

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December 2019

Cryptocurrency 101: Bitcoin Explained with Angelina Kwan, former COO, BitMEX

13 December 2019 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
The Mandarin Oriental, 3 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong

On 17 December 2017 the price of one Bitcoin peaked at US$19,783.06. One year later the same coin was valued at US$3,265. While today the currency has reclaimed some value, the current price is US$8,099. If you don't like change, get out of the cryptocurrency industry. Angelina Kwan has had her fair share of change. Most recently she was COO of BitMEX. Earlier she led compliance at Hong Kong Exchange. The media has been largely focused on the price of…

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