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Save the dateMay 9, 20178 AM - 9:15 AM Add to Calendar
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

Phone: +852 25306900



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
  • Olivier Buring (Sourcing and Supply Chain Director APACME  at  Hager Electro Ltd)
    Olivier Buring
  • Sam Houston (Principal  at  Houston Consulting)
    Sam Houston
  • Dominic Jephcott (CEO and Founder  of  Vendigital)
    Dominic Jephcott


Members only price HKD 400


HKD 470