The American Chamber Of Commerce In Hong Kong

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Cover story - Leading by Example

<i>As Tara Joseph takes over as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, we look at the important contribution made by the chamber’s</i> …

Hong Kong

Communications & Marketing - The Power of Visual Art

<i>Have you ever wondered about the ideas behind AmCham’s own logo? Henry Steiner, a world-renowned brand consultant, distinguished graphic designer and</i> …

Member Spotlight - Rachel Fleishman

<b>Name:</b><p>Rachel Fleishman<p><b>Job title:</b><p>Head, Advocacy & Sustainability Communications Asia Pacific<p><b>Company:</b><p>BASF East Asia, Regional …

Hong Kong

Chamber News - Five Minutes with… Godfrey Chan, The Man Behind AmCham’s New Website

<i>AmCham’s Director of Digital Marketing & Communications introduces our brand-new website and talks all things digital</i><p>By Jennifer Khoo<p><b>Tell us a little</b> …

Digital Marketing

FINANCE & ECONOMICS - Built for Higher Speeds

<i>The IMF highlights the rule of law, a skilled labor force and an ideal location as Hong Kong's strengths but also cautions the rise of significant</i> …

Economics

FISCAL POLICY - The Budget: Growth, Moderate Spending and Consistency

<i>Global uncertainties have weighed heavily on the considerations in this year’s Budget, with Financial Secretary Paul Chan planning one-off deductions</i> …

SMART CITY

<i>The Chamber has been vocal in urging the government to collaborate more in devising a smart city strategy for Hong Kong as a priority issue to create</i> …

MARKET PULSE - Retail Sales Show Signs of Life

<i>Two months of improving data suggest the decline in retail receipts may have run its course with surveys showing their best results since mid-2015</i><p>By …

Hong Kong

TRADE AND INVESTMENT - Learning to be Smart

<i>Singapore, Asia’s leading smart city, is challenging Hong Kong to step up its game. We outline where the city-state is spending its resources and</i> …

Cities

EDUCATION - Reflecting on 50 Years

<i>As Hong Kong International School celebrates 50 years of American-style educational excellence, Head of School Alan Runge reflects on the philosophy</i> …

Education

INDUSTRY FOCUS

<b>Corporate updates from the worlds of</b> <b>public relations, advertising, media, and marketing & communications</b><p>By Jennifer Khoo<p><b>21 Century Fox</b><p>21st Century …

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - THE ECONOMICS OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

People have long held conflicting viewpoints about the ethics of keeping animals in captivity. The American Humane Association (AHA) argues that as …

Animal Rights

REAL ESTATE - AN INTRODUCTION TO NORTH AMERICA’S ‘MULTIFAMILY’ REAL ESTATE MARKET

With local property prices reaching record highs at the end of 2016, this year may be a good time to set our sights further afield. Brett Cameron, …

COVER STORY - A VISION TOWARDS 2020

Re-elected for a second term in 2017, AmCham Chairman Walter Dias reflects on chamber activities of the past year amid surprising global development …

Hong Kong

BUSINESS OUTLOOK - 2016/2017 ANNUAL BUSINESS SURVEY: MARKET VOLATILITY EXACERBATED

By Kenny Lau<p>In comparison to the business environment of Hong Kong throughout 2015, that of 2016 did not fare any better in most cases, according to …

SUBMISSION ON THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S POLICY ADDRESS 2017 AND 2017 – 2018 BUDGET CONSULTATION

FULL SUBMISSION<p>Introduction<br>• Strengthen the “Specialness” of Hong Kong<br>• “Smart” Growth & Proactive Synergy with the Pearl River Delta<br>• People …

Hong Kong

HR Conference 2016: THE UNTAPPED ASSET FOR BUSINESS DISRUPTION

25TH ANNUAL AMCHAM HUMAN RESOURCES CONFERENCE<p>HUMAN RESOURCES: THE UNTAPPED ASSET FOR BUSINESS DISRUPTION<p>Business leaders and HR professionals gather …

Leadership

HR Conference 2016: The culture of co-ownership

<i>NiQ Lai, HKBN</i><p>By Jennifer Khoo<p>Each company has its own unique culture, driven by a corresponding belief of what drives performance.<p>NiQ Lai, Head of …

Hong Kong

HR Conference 2016 - HR IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTION

From left: Kaiser Chen, Yan Xu, Adam Najberg and Jennifer Van Dale<p>By Jennifer Khoo<p>The role of HR in China has changed little since it first appeared …

China

HR Conference 2016 - TEAM-BUILDING & INNOVATION

<i>From left: Amy Benger, Bin Wolfe, Leonie Valentine, Bhavya Sehgal and Jenny Pong</i><p>By Wilson Lau<p>In today’s fast-changing business environment, many …

Innovation

HR Conference 2016 - FLEXIBLE WORK HOURS

<i>From left: Liza Allen, Kimberly Arth, Lynne Barry, Sylvain Trocmee and Helen Colquhoun</i><p>By Wilson Lau<p>Many companies in Asia remain behind their …

HR Conference 2016 - THE “GIG” ECONOMY

<i>From left: Susie Quirk, Christopher Schrader, Trevor Sunderland and Tim Carey</i><p>By Nan-Hie In<p>The wave of independent workers joining the “gig economy,” …

HR Conference 2016 - A DIVERSE WORKFORCE

<i>From left: Mac Ling, Wijnand van Hoeven, Ada Lee, Julian Groves and Paul Choi</i><p>By Jennifer Khoo<p>Championing diversity in the workplace isn’t just the …

HR Conference 2016 - OWNERSHIP CULTURE IN ASIA

<i>From left: Sarah Hassan, Wendy Zhang, Sharmini Wainwright and Francis Tam</i><p>By Nan-Hie In<p>A frequent conundrum amongst talent managers in organizations …

Leadership

FINANCE & ECONOMICS - INVESTING IN A GREENER FUTURE

In response to its escalating environmental crisis, China has found itself leading the charge in green finance initiatives across the region. …

Hong Kong

EDUCATION - HARVESTING THE INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS

In 2016, the Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School celebrated the 50th anniversary of its MBA programs. Stephanie Villemagne, Associate …

Education

DEC 2016 EDITORIAL – HKSAR 20TH ANNIVERSARY – REDEFINING HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC ROLE

Hong Kong as an outward-looking city has a unique and significant economic footprint in the Asia Pacific region and globally. With its world-class …

COVER STORY – INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN A TRANSFORMING ECONOMY

In a new era of growing protectionism, global trade – a key driver of economic growth in Asia – is bound to become more subdued – an enormous …

J.P. Morgan

CHAMBER TOPICS – AMCHAM PRESIDENT BIDS FAREWELL

On 1 January 2017, after leading the largest international chamber of commerce in Hong Kong for nine years, AmCham Hong Kong President Richard R …

Hong Kong

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE – HOW EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP DRIVES CHANGE

By Kenny Lau<p>Dr Rosanna Wong, DBE, JP, is a highly accomplished woman, a dedicated public servant, and a role model reminding us of the importance of …

Leadership