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Venue Location
Venue Location

The Hong Kong Club, Victoria Suite (Hosted by Andrew Seaton)

1 Jackson Road
Central, Hong Kong

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Organizer: , The British Chamber of Commerce in HK, The French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Contact Person: Beverly Yau
Sourcing beyond China: Inside accounts of sourcing and doing business in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Over the last 10-15 years, Asia sourcing strategies have shifted from being mainly China-centric to “China+1” or even moving out of China completely for certain products. Across many different manufacturing sectors as well as different retail segments, teams have had to explore new, neighbouring countries to maintain the demand for cost reduction, innovation, local raw materials or duty and tariff relief.

Vietnam, Cambodia and more recently Myanmar have been significantly growing their manufacturing sectors with numerous retailers now sourcing many billions of dollars from these economies. Aside from the impressive economics, there are stories of log-jams in ports, civil unrest and even “show-pony” factories.

So what’s it actually like operating in these increasingly important countries and for whom is it relevant to be considering them as genuine sourcing locations?

In this cross-Chamber panel, our broad mix of industry experts will discuss their real-life experiences and insights in both doing business in these countries today, as well as thoughts on how then next few years may develop.
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club. No jeans or sports shoes.

Hosted by the Apparel & Footwear Committee
  • Gareth Brooks (Managing Director, VF Asia Ltd of VF Asia Pacific Sourcing S. a. r. l.)

    Gareth Brooks

    Managing Director, VF Asia Ltd of VF Asia Pacific Sourcing S. a. r. l.

  • Olivier Buring (Sourcing and Supply Chain Director APACME of Hager Electro Ltd)

    Olivier Buring

    Sourcing and Supply Chain Director APACME of Hager Electro Ltd

  • Sam Houston (Principal at Houston Consulting)

    Sam Houston

    Principal at Houston Consulting

  • Dominic Jephcott (CEO and Founder of Vendigital)

    Dominic Jephcott

    CEO and Founder of Vendigital

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Member Price HKD 400


HKD 470