Thursday, August 13 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
[POSTPONED] HK Festival Business Seminar

To celebrate the grand opening of the 2020 Hong Kong Festival, HKNZBA is honoured to welcome Prof. Siah Hwee Ang and Mr. Raymond Fan as our keynote speakers for a Business Seminar.

Balancing economic growth in Asia in the COVID-19 era

The Asia region covers 39 percent of the world’s product trade and 32 percent of the world’s service trade. The strength of the region builds on the stability of Japan and the Four Tigers – Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, followed by the rise of China in the last decade, and joined recently by the ASEAN countries and India. The arrival of COVID-19 threatens to slow and even halt the economic progress in the region. The keynote address will focus on how the Asian economies are adapting and how the economic landscape in the region might evolve in the COVID-19 era.

Professor Siah Hwee Ang

Siah Hwee Ang is Professor of International Business and Strategy, Chair in Business in Asia at Victoria University of Wellington and Director of the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence. In these roles, Siah works closely with various stakeholders and companies on their strategies in Asia and Asia’s engagement in New Zealand. Siah sits on the national assessment panels for New Zealand Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia, Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships, and Marsden Fund.  Before joining Victoria University of Wellington, Siah was Professor in Strategy and Associate Dean Postgraduate and International (Asia) at the University of Auckland Business School. Previously, Siah has held appointments at Cass Business School, City University in London and the National University of Singapore, where he also completed his PhD in Management. Siah is Visiting Professor to a few Asian universities. He writes frequently in the media.

Prof. Ang’s keynote address will focus on how the Asian economies are adapting and how the economic landscape in the region might evolve in the COVID-19 era.

Mr. Raymond Fan

Mr. Raymond Fan is the Director of the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in Sydney. He is also the Representative to Australia & New Zealand, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

Mr Fan has been working for the Hong Kong Government since 1984 in posts covering district administration; civil service and private sector labour affairs; immigration policies; Port, Logistics and Maritime development; marine laws; environmental protection and conservation; policy research for strategic development; leisure services and sports development. Mr Fan has extensive overseas representation experience for Hong Kong and was stationed in New York, USA from 1990-1993 and 1998-2002. He had also participated in and coordinated APEC Ministerial Meetings. Born in Hong Kong and educated in the United Kingdom, he has a degree in Medical Biochemistry and a Masters Degree in Environmental Management. He is also an Executive Fellow of the JFK School of Government in Harvard University in the US.

Mr. Fan will be Zooming in from the HKETO Sydney Office, where he will share insights on how Hong Kong is positioning itself for the post-COVID world.

Special prize draw

HKNZBA is pleased to announce that there will be a special prize draw at the Seminar’s conclusion, marking our Hong Kong Festival’s grand launch. Among these include 2x complimentary room night stays with Cordis Auckland. Stay tuned for more details and good luck to all attendants, who will receive an entry each!

Register now!

Spaces for this Business Seminar are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Join us for what will be a timely and exciting launch for the 2020 Hong Kong Festival; all HKNZBA members and friends are welcome to come along! If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to get in touch via 64-9-3071216 or hk@hongkong.org.nz.  Look forward to welcoming you soon!

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