Asia's continued rapid development has made the region the biggest engine of the global economy and has presented enormous opportunities for American multinational businesses. Against this backdrop of potentially seismic shifts in the world economic and political order, more than 300 top business and political leaders from around Asia and the US will gather in the vibrant heart of Hong Kong's financial and business district for the 2019 APCAC Business Summit on March 4-5.
Asia's New Geopolitics: Keeping a Robust and Sustainable US Presence
A broader theme that cannot be ignored is the ongoing geopolitical tensions and negotiations. How can businesses navigate the new landscape to ensure a long-term future in the region? Several of our panel discussions will be geared towards the impacts of international trade action.
The Economic and Industrial Vision of US Investments
Asia's digital transformation in the last few years has been nothing short of revolutionary, offering numerous opportunities for foreign investment. Meanwhile, brick and mortar infrastructure is as important as ever in maintaining domestic growth. Trends and challenges in emerging sectors such as Sustainability, Fintech, Social Media and the oft-overlooked Longevity Economy, will be addressed at the Summit. The opportunities, risks and implications within heavy industry and infrastructure development will be another key focus, as speakers engage in discussion over investments, supply chain, and China's Belt and Road Initiative.
Charting a bold future
Joining us at the forefront of their industries will be young entrepreneurs who have made their mark in Asia's intensely competitive market, as well as tech showcases, and a host of quickfire "Ignite Talks".
Gala Night Cocktails
March 4's Gala Night Cocktails will be hosted at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, on the Rooftop of Kellett Island, Causeway Bay. Guests can enjoy a selection of drinks and cocktails, as well as light dinner refreshments at one of the oldest and largest sports clubs in Hong Kong.
Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Founder, Chairman & CEO at Hamilton Advisors Limited
Consul General at American Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau
Professor, ECE, CSE; Director, Center for AI Research (CAiRE) of Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company
President & Chief Executive at Toronto Region Board of Trade
Chairman at The American Chamber of Commerce in China; Managing Partner at Covington & Burling LLP (Beijing)
Chairman, Greater China at APCO Worldwide
Chief Executive Officer at South China Morning Post
APCAC is an association of 28 American Chambers of Commerce from 22 economies in the Asia-Pacific. APCAC comprises around 15,000-member companies, 50,000 overseas American executives and 10 million employees. The Business Summit is hosted each spring by one of APCAC's member associations, and AmCham Hong Kong is honored to have been given the opportunity at this critical juncture.
Hong Kong is an ideal host for the two-day event: For more than five decades, the city has been instrumental in driving the explosion of global trade, and as Asia's leading international financial center, has acted as the gateway for thousands of businesses seeking direct investment in the region. Learn more at the APCAC Organization's website here
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Grand Ballroom, Lobby Level
1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai