HKA 2011 Past Events

Membership Forum by The Hong Kong Association, The China-Britain Business Council and King’s College London- The Next 5 Years: Change and Innovation in China and Hong Kong

Date: Tuesday 15th November 2011
Venue: Mayer Brown International LLP, 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AF
Time: 18.00 – 19.30 Forum, 19.30 – 20.15 Drinks and finger food


John Greenwood, Chief Economist, Invesco Perpetual Fund Management Ltd (Chairman)
Stephen Phillips, Chief Executive, China-Britain Business Council
Dr Douglas Fuller, Lecturer of International Business and Comparative Management

Dr Ramon Pacheco-Pardo, Associate at the King’s China Institute
Dr Vanesa Pesqué Cela, Abraham Lue Lecturer in Chinese Entrepreneurship

In this early evening forum arranged by King’s College London for CBBC and Hong Kong Association and hosted by Mayer Brown, speakers will look at three specific areas:

- The evolving role of the entrepreneur in Hong Kong and China – Vanesa Pesqué Cela
- Growth and innovation within the technology sectors in Hong Kong and China – Doug Fuller
- Competition or Complementarity- Hong Kong and Shanghai as global financial centres – Ramon Pacheco-Pardo

Although each panellist will speak briefly at the beginning of the session, emphasis will be on discussion and a sharing of experiences.

Our kind hosts at Mayer Brown are providing drinks and finger food at the end of formal proceeding.

Great thanks to

Lunch with Hong Kong Chief Executive

The Hon Donald Tsang

The Hon Donald Tsang

Date: Tuesday 13 September 2011
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA

The Hong Kong Association has invited the Chief Executive to a membership lunch on 13th September at which he will share with members the latest developments in Hong Kong and his views about the city’s longer term future.Donald Tsang has been the Chief Executive of HKSAR since 2005. He was the Financial Secretary from 1995 to 2001, and the Chief Secretary from 2001 to 2005.

This will be a good chance for members and their guests to hear from someone who has played a major role in the reunification of Hong Kong with China, in dealing with the financial crisis in 1997-98, and in shaping Hong Kong as a significant global financial centre.

With great thanks to

Steehnson Harwood

Hong Kong Dinner 2011

The Hong Kong Dinner 2011

Friday 10th June 2011

Venue: At the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company, City of London
Celebrate the special relationship between Hong Kong and The United Kingdom in the vibrant atmosphere of a Hong Kong street market.

In aid of the Gurkha Welfare Trust


5.00pm – Reception
6.30pm – Beat Retreat
8.00pm – Dinner
Midnight – Carriage

Beating Retreat


Drinks on the lawn of the HAC with food stalls, entertainment and art
Piano Bar area for conversation and relaxing music
Raffle of superior prizes


Black Tie
All wine and beer included
Spirits and champagne available at a cash bar
Special thanks, to our sponsors who are: HSBC, Jardine Matheson, Wing Yip plc, Standard Chartered Bank, John Swire & Sons Ltd and Hutchison Whampoa, whose generosity has enabled tickets to be sold at reduced prices. Support is also being given by the British Chamber of Commerce in HK, Deloitte, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, Linklaters, Stephenson Harwood and Why Media.

Reception at The House of Commons with the

All Party Parliamentary China Group

Westminster Abbey

Date: Wednesday 11th May 2011
Venue: Churchill Dining Room, House of Commons

The Hong Kong Association, will hold a Reception in conjunction with the All Party Parliamentary China Group at the House of Commons on Wednesday, 11th May, 2011. The Chairman of the APPCG, Mark Hendrick, and some twenty members of the House of Commons and House of Lords are hoping to attend.

This will represent an excellent opportunity for members, their colleagues and their clients to meet Members of Parliament who have an interest in China and Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Association Membership Lunch

Lord Sassoon, Commercial Secretary to HM Treasury

Date: Thursday 5th May 2011
Venue:The Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Picadilly, London

Lord Sassoon is no stranger to the Association and to Hong Kong: his is a role which is crucial to UK – Hong Kong commercial relations and this will be an important lunch for all members.

The Commercial Secretary to The Treasury has oversight of enterprise and productivity, including industrial strategy, regulation, completion, infrastructure and micro-economic reform.  He is also responsible within the Treasury for corporate finance, public private partnerships, for public corporations and for foreign exchange reserves.  Lord Sassoon is also the Treasury Spokesman in the House of Lords.

James Sassoon was appointed as the first Commercial Secretary to the Treasury in May 2010. His career in the city started with KPMG and then took him to SG Warburg until 2002 when he joined HM Treasury as Managing Director, Finance, Regulation and Industry.  In 2006, the then Chancellor, Gordon Brown, asked him to become his Representative for Promotion of the City.  In 2007, he also served as President of the Financial Action Task Force.  In 2008, James Sassoon became an advisor to the then Shadow Chancellor, George Osborne.

This lunch is supported by

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Association Membership Forum – The future of Hong Kong

as China internationalises its currency

Date: Monday 28 March 2011

Venue: Mayer Brown International LLP, 201 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3AF
Chair: David Smith (Economics Editor of The Sunday Times)


Professor K C Chan (Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Hong Kong SAR Government)
John Greenwood (Chief Economist, Invesco Perpetual Fund Management Ltd)
Dr Gerard Lyons (Chief Economist and Group Head of Global Research, Standard Chartered Bank)
Ian Coles (Partner, Mayer Brown)

In this early evening forum, arranged by courtesy of Mayer Brown and chaired by a well known and distinguished financial editor, the SAR Government Minister who has responsibility for financial sector development will give his perceptions of Hong Kong’s financial prospects in the light of China’s plans to internationalise the RMB. Two well-known economists will then join him in a panel discussion which will assess this future with a backdrop of Hong Kong’s position as a global financial centre and of its widely-accepted role as China’s main international centre of financial services.

Although each panelist will speak briefly at the beginning of the session, emphasis will be on discussion and answering questions from those present.

Great thanks to

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