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REGISTER NOW! Join us for The 14th annual Women of Influence Conference and Awards.

This year’s signature AmCham Women of Influence event is focused on embracing disruption in our societies, our businesses and our lives. It is designed to inspire women leaders to identify and examine all forms of disruption – generational, technological, geo-political and life events and to learn from leaders across Hong Kong how to navigate these disruptions.
 
Keynote lunch speaker: Jung Chang, International best-selling author of “Wild Swans” and “Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine who launched modern China” 
 
Panels: Join top executives from Hong Kong as they weigh in on the broad topic of disruption, facilitated by Tara Joseph President of AmCham and witness concurrent panels on:

1. How technology is disrupting consumers lives
2. Millennials: Is the next generation already disrupting the workforce?
3. Life Events: When Life Gets in the way: What to do with personal disruption. 

Previous Women of Conference highlights
Awards: The culmination of the conference will be the presentation of the 14th Annual Women of Influence Awards which will recognize: seven high-achieving women, one man who has demonstrated support for the advancement of women and one outstanding company for women.

2017 Awards' details, judges and past winners
 
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Speakers

  • Sanjeev Chatrath (Managing Director, Region Head, Asia, Financial & Risk  of  Thomson Reuters)

    Sanjeev Chatrath

    Managing Director, Region Head, Asia, Financial & Risk of Thomson Reuters

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  • Brian Henderson (Chief Operating Officer  at  Baker & McKenzie)

    Brian Henderson

    Chief Operating Officer at Baker & McKenzie

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  • Lâle Kesebi (Chief Communications Officer; Head, Strategic Engagement  at  Li & Fung)

    Lâle Kesebi

    Chief Communications Officer; Head, Strategic Engagement at Li & Fung

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  • David Thomas (Senior Vice President, HR Asia  at  Manulife Financial Asia Ltd.)

    David Thomas

    Senior Vice President, HR Asia at Manulife Financial Asia Ltd.

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  • Shirley Xie (Consulting Leader  at  PwC China and Hong Kong)

    Shirley Xie

    Consulting Leader at PwC China and Hong Kong

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  • Jung Chang (Author)

    Jung Chang

    Author

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  • Cally Chan (General Manager  at  Microsoft Hong Kong and Macau)

    Cally Chan

    General Manager at Microsoft Hong Kong and Macau

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  • Elsie Cheung (Chief Operating Officer  at  South China Morning Post Publishers Limited (SCMP))

    Elsie Cheung

    Chief Operating Officer at South China Morning Post Publishers Limited (SCMP)

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  • Cat Rüst (Head of Innovation Technologies, WM Greater China  at  UBS AG)

    Cat Rüst

    Head of Innovation Technologies, WM Greater China at UBS AG

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  • Ian Stone (Independent Non-Executive Director  at  Tencent Holdings Limited)

    Ian Stone

    Independent Non-Executive Director at Tencent Holdings Limited

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  • Leonie Valentine (Managing Director – Sales & Operations  of  Google (Hong Kong) Limited)

    Leonie Valentine

    Managing Director – Sales & Operations of Google (Hong Kong) Limited

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  • George Chen (Head of Public Policy, Hong Kong & Taiwan  at  Facebook Hong Kong Limited)

    George Chen

    Head of Public Policy, Hong Kong & Taiwan at Facebook Hong Kong Limited

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  • Brenda Haitema (Asia Supply Chain & Sales  at  Thread International)

    Brenda Haitema

    Asia Supply Chain & Sales at Thread International

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  • Cassie Mak (Founder  of  Off Menu)

    Cassie Mak

    Founder of Off Menu

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  • Gregor Miller (Founder & Managing Director  of  Vision Learning HK Ltd.)

    Gregor Miller

    Founder & Managing Director of Vision Learning HK Ltd.

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  • Elaine Cheung (Group CFO  at  Regal Springs AG)

    Elaine Cheung

    Group CFO at Regal Springs AG

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  • Patricia Ho (Human Rights Lawyer  at  Daly, Ho & Associates)

    Patricia Ho

    Human Rights Lawyer at Daly, Ho & Associates

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  • Phyllis Ann Marwah (Co-founder  of  Mother's Choice)

    Phyllis Ann Marwah

    Co-founder of Mother's Choice

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  • Fermi Wong (Founding Director  at  Hong Kong Unison)

    Fermi Wong

    Founding Director at Hong Kong Unison

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  • Lieny Jang (Director – Marketing, Commercial and Residential Solutions  at  Emerson Asia-Pacific)

    Lieny Jang

    Director – Marketing, Commercial and Residential Solutions at Emerson Asia-Pacific

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  • Shalini Mahtani, MBE (Co-Founder and Chair  of  The Zubin Mahtani Gidumal Foundation Ltd.)

    Shalini Mahtani, MBE

    Co-Founder and Chair of The Zubin Mahtani Gidumal Foundation Ltd.

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  • Tara Joseph (President  at  The American Chamber of Commerce in HK)

    Tara Joseph

    President at The American Chamber of Commerce in HK

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Agenda

Friday, November 10, 2017


8

30AM

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8

40AM

8

40AM

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9

15AM

Morning Keynote Panel: Top Executives in Hong Kong Weigh in on Disruption

Sanjeev ChatrathBrian HendersonLâle KesebiDavid ThomasShirley XieTara Joseph

9

30AM

-

10

30AM

Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Each session runs twice at 9:30-10:30am & 11am-12pm

11

00AM

-

12

00PM

Repeat Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Each session runs twice at 9:30-10:30am & 11am-12pm

12

10PM

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12

35PM

1

25PM

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2

25PM

AmCham WOI Awards Presentation Ceremony

Professional of the Year, Young Achiever of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Non-profit Leader of the Year, Master of The Arts, Leading Woman on Boards, Champion for the Advancement of Women, Best Company for Women and Lifetime Achievement

2

25PM

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2

30PM

Friday, November 10, 2017


9

30AM

Concurrent Panel 1: How technology is disrupting consumers lives

Cally ChanElsie CheungCat RüstIan StoneLeonie Valentine

The possibilities of technology can be seen in the changes it has wrought on how we do business, as well as both the growing opportunities for careers in this industry and the rise of technology-focused deals. Moderated by Leonie Valentine, ‎Managing Director of Sales & Operations at Google in Hong Kong, our panel discusses the growing prevalence of technology and what this means for business models, careers and the role of women. Technology is becoming an increasingly omnipresent factor in our daily lives, with a growing number of tech start-ups and innovators launching in Asia. As both Hong Kong and Singapore move ahead regulation to encourage FinTech innovation and China establishes its own Silicon Valley in Shenzhen, what does this mean for consumers and businesses in the region?

11

00AM

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12

00PM

Repeat

Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions (each session runs twice at 9:30-10:30am & 11am-12pm)

Friday, November 10, 2017


9

30AM

Concurrent Panel 2: Millennials: Is the next generation already disrupting the workforce?

George ChenBrenda HaitemaCassie MakGregor MillerElaine Cheung

The search for and retention of quality talent remain a high priority for modern managers, made even more critical by the changes being brought about in workplaces by ‘next generation’ workers. Modern corporate workplaces now encompass talent from multiple generations, who have vastly divergent approaches and attitudes towards doing business. What does this mean for how employers engage with their teams? Our panel looks at how to bridge the divide with the ‘next generation’ and incorporate them effectively into a broader team, as well as the transition for new graduates joining a company.

11

00AM

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12

00PM

Repeat

Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions (each session runs twice at 9:30-10:30am & 11am-12pm)

Friday, November 10, 2017


9

30AM

Concurrent Panel 3: Life Events: When Life Gets in the way: What to do with personal disruption

Patricia HoPhyllis Ann MarwahFermi WongLieny JangShalini Mahtani, MBE

Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions (each session runs twice at 9:30-10:30am & 11am-12pm) Life is full of both positive and negative events which can disrupt professional development and impact the trajectory of your career. Finding a balance with personal disruption and being able to operate amid uncertainty is critical to building a sustainable professional life. What can professional women do to manage these disruptions in a digital world where executives are always online? Our panel of experts discuss their personal journeys and their advice on managing a range of life events and crises, including starting a family and dealing with grief.

11

00AM

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12

00PM

Repeat

Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions (each session runs twice at 9:30-10:30am & 11am-12pm)

Sponsors and Partners

Organizer

  • AmCham HK

Title Sponsor

  • Stamford American School

Gold Sponsors

  • Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd
  • Thomson Reuters

Silver Sponsor

  • White & Case

Bronze Sponsors

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dell Computer Corporation
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd (JLL)

Social Media Partner

  • Facebook Hong Kong Limited

Official Newswire Partner

  • PR Newswire Asia Ltd

Supporting Organizations

  • American Women's Association of Hong Kong, Ltd.
  • Community Business Limited
  • The Women's Foundation
  • U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau
  • Women in Finance Asia (WiFA)

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Cancellation Policy

•    All cancellations must be notified in writing at least two working days prior to the event, or six working days prior to the conference. No-shows will be charged.
•    When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled.