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Opening Remarks
Robert Grieves
  • Robert Grieves (Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Founder, Chairman & CEO at Hamilton Advisors Limited)

    Robert Grieves

    Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Founder, Chairman & CEO at Hamilton Advisors Limited

    Robert T. Grieves is Founder and Chairman of Hamilton Advisors Limited, a strategic communications firm established in Hong Kong in 2009. Following a career in journalism for The Times (London) and The Economist, both in Beijing, and Time magazine and Forbes, in New York, Robert served in top-tier regional and global communications roles. His communications career includes senior positions at Burson-Marsteller, Head of Marketing and Communications for Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific, Global Head of Communications for The Bank of New York and President, Hong Kong, for Edelman.

    Robert is Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a former Chairman (2015-2017) of the Council of Public Relations Firms of Hong Kong. He has lectured at Tsinghua University in Beijing, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and in Nanjing as a speaker at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council conference on Chinese brands.

    Robert graduated from Hamilton College magna cum laude with a B.A. in British literature and East Asian history, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.S. in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a concurrent certificate from Columbia’s East Asian Institute.

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Opening Keynotes
Kurt TongPascale Fung

U.S. Trade and Investment in the Indo-Pacific: Where We Are Now and How We Got Here - Kurt Tong

U.S. and China in AI: Competition or Collaboration? - Pascale Fung

  • Kurt Tong (Consul General at American Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau)

    Kurt Tong

    Consul General at American Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau
  • Pascale Fung (Professor, ECE, CSE; Director, Center for AI Research (CAiRE) of Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)

    Pascale Fung

    Professor, ECE, CSE; Director, Center for AI Research (CAiRE) of Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Opening Panel I: The Future of U.S.-China Trade: How do Businesses Cope?
Edward TseJanet De SilvaTim StratfordJames McGregor

When trade is just tip of iceberg how can businesses chart a safe course to growth?

The roots of Sino-U.S. tensions run far deeper than a spat over trade deficits. Add to that longstanding disputes over market access, mounting rivalry in strategic technologies and a yawning divide over how the global economy should be governed. With no clear outcome in sight, the existential risk to international companies grows ever greater. What strategies can help them cope?

Moderator - James McGregor

  • Edward Tse (Founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company)

    Edward Tse

    Founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company
  • Janet De Silva (President & Chief Executive at Toronto Region Board of Trade)

    Janet De Silva

    President & Chief Executive at Toronto Region Board of Trade
  • Tim Stratford (Chairman at The American Chamber of Commerce in China; Managing Partner at Covington & Burling LLP (Beijing))

    Tim Stratford

    Chairman at The American Chamber of Commerce in China; Managing Partner at Covington & Burling LLP (Beijing)
  • James McGregor (Chairman, Greater China at APCO Worldwide)

    James McGregor

    Chairman, Greater China at APCO Worldwide
Networking Break
The Battle of the Business Hubs
Gary LiuLennard YongRalph JansenSteven Xavier ChanBarrett Bingley

What are the ingredients for a successful business hub? Our panelists draw on their years of boots-on-the-ground experience to show what factors today’s business leaders look at when choosing where to invest or to base their operations, and how these may vary across different sectors.

Moderator - Barrett Bingley

  • Gary Liu (Chief Executive Officer at South China Morning Post)

    Gary Liu

    Chief Executive Officer at South China Morning Post
  • Lennard Yong (Group Chief Executive Officer at Tricor Group)

    Lennard Yong

    Group Chief Executive Officer at Tricor Group
  • Ralph Jansen (Chief Operations Officer at Clover Group International Ltd)

    Ralph Jansen

    Chief Operations Officer at Clover Group International Ltd
  • Steven Xavier Chan (Senior Director, Head of Government Relations, Asia Pacific at PayPal)

    Steven Xavier Chan

    Senior Director, Head of Government Relations, Asia Pacific at PayPal
  • Barrett Bingley (Director, Media Sales (North Asia) and Asia Initiatives of The Economist Group)

    Barrett Bingley

    Director, Media Sales (North Asia) and Asia Initiatives of The Economist Group
Building the Competitive Workforce of Tomorrow
Diana DavidLee HawleyLinda BrownLeonie Valentine

In many ways, the future of work is already upon us. Artificial intelligence, the rise of digital platforms and automation have fundamentally changed the nature of many jobs. However, technology is not the only force shaping the future of work: Globalization, the gig economy and new talent models also threaten significant disruption.

What does a competitive workforce look like? How can employees, businesses, entrepreneurs and policy makers adapt and thrive in the new world of work?

Moderator - Leonie Valentine

  • Diana David (Vice Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Sarana Labs)

    Diana David

    Vice Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Sarana Labs
  • Lee Hawley (Chief Human Resources Officer at GLP)

    Lee Hawley

    Chief Human Resources Officer at GLP
  • Linda Brown (Chief Executive Officer at Laureate International Universities)

    Linda Brown

    Chief Executive Officer at Laureate International Universities
  • Leonie Valentine (Managing Director, Sales & Operations of Google Hong Kong)

    Leonie Valentine

    Managing Director, Sales & Operations of Google Hong Kong
Luncheon
Day 1 Lunch Keynotes
Stéphane de Montlivault

The Story of Otis for the Digital Era, and the Wave of Digital and Technological Transformation in Asia - Stephane De Montlivault

  • Stéphane de Montlivault (President, Asia Pacific at Otis Elevator Company)

    Stéphane de Montlivault

    President, Asia Pacific at Otis Elevator Company
On the Cutting Edge: Embarking on the Path of Smart Manufacturing
Joe SousaJon PenriceBen Simpfendorfer

Manufacturers will face a barrage of new challenges in the next few decades. Labor shortages, rising costs and global competition will likely transform the way we make and deliver the products that form the bedrock of our economy. Investment in smart manufacturing may help companies adapt to the ever-changing landscape. While sometimes costly, smart manufacturing also promises to take professional skills and consistency to the next level.

How can companies be more effective and efficient in the face of the coming changes? What are the investment choices business leaders need to make?

Moderator - Ben Simpfendorfer

  • Joe Sousa (President, Asia Pacific at Rockwell Automation)

    Joe Sousa

    President, Asia Pacific at Rockwell Automation
  • Jon Penrice (President, Asia Pacific at Dow Chemical Pacific Ltd)

    Jon Penrice

    President, Asia Pacific at Dow Chemical Pacific Ltd
  • Ben Simpfendorfer (Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Silk Road Associates)

    Ben Simpfendorfer

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Silk Road Associates
Debating China's Belt and Road Initiative
Ben SimpfendorferChris Clague (Against)Peter Burnett (For)

The Belt and Road initiative promises to position China as a global leader in overseas trade and investment, drawing together economies that account for a third of world GDP. While Beijing markets the project as a win-win opportunity to deepen regional cooperation and boost growth in smaller, developing nations, critics see a power play to advance China’s own interests, grab resources and saddle target countries with unsustainable debt. Moderated by Silk Road founder Ben Simpfendorfer, this panel will explore both sides of this debate.

Moderator - Ben Simpfendorfer

  • Ben Simpfendorfer (Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Silk Road Associates)

    Ben Simpfendorfer

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Silk Road Associates
  • Chris Clague (Against) (Managing Editor, Asia & Global Editorial Lead, Trade & Globalisation at The Economist Intelligence Unit)

    Chris Clague (Against)

    Managing Editor, Asia & Global Editorial Lead, Trade & Globalisation at The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Peter Burnett (For) (Regional Head, Corporate Finance, Greater China & North Asia at Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong)

    Peter Burnett (For)

    Regional Head, Corporate Finance, Greater China & North Asia at Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong
Fireside ChatSocial Media: Voice of Asia
Simon MilnerTara Joseph

Many businesses view social media simply as a low-cost tool to boost sales and amplify basic marketing campaigns. Taking this to the next level means weaving social media into every level of marketing strategy. Yet applying this method to the Asia-Pacific market poses unique challenges. How is the regional consumer voice shaping social trends? And how can media channels align with Asia’s diverse demographics?

Moderator - Tara Joseph

  • Simon Milner (Vice President, Public Policy, Asia Pacific at Facebook)

    Simon Milner

    Vice President, Public Policy, Asia Pacific at Facebook
  • Tara Joseph (President at The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong)

    Tara Joseph

    President at The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Key Takeaways
Robert GrievesDiana David
  • Robert Grieves (Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Founder, Chairman & CEO at Hamilton Advisors Limited)

    Robert Grieves

    Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Founder, Chairman & CEO at Hamilton Advisors Limited

    Robert T. Grieves is Founder and Chairman of Hamilton Advisors Limited, a strategic communications firm established in Hong Kong in 2009. Following a career in journalism for The Times (London) and The Economist, both in Beijing, and Time magazine and Forbes, in New York, Robert served in top-tier regional and global communications roles. His communications career includes senior positions at Burson-Marsteller, Head of Marketing and Communications for Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific, Global Head of Communications for The Bank of New York and President, Hong Kong, for Edelman.

    Robert is Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a former Chairman (2015-2017) of the Council of Public Relations Firms of Hong Kong. He has lectured at Tsinghua University in Beijing, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and in Nanjing as a speaker at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council conference on Chinese brands.

    Robert graduated from Hamilton College magna cum laude with a B.A. in British literature and East Asian history, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.S. in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a concurrent certificate from Columbia’s East Asian Institute.

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  • Diana David (Vice Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Sarana Labs)

    Diana David

    Vice Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Sarana Labs

    Diana Wu David is a board director, strategist and innovator with a focus on helping companies and executives to be more entrepreneurial, resilient and effective in the face of constant change. From Henry Kissinger to Financial Times, from robotics education in China to the board of the World Bank, she helps strong leaders shepherd change and impact. Her latest book is: Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration (www.dianawudavid.com/future-proof)

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Gala Night Cocktails at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (Expand for details)

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
Rooftop, Kellett Island
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong

Cocktails and light dinner refreshments on offer.

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Welcome Remarks
Jack Lange (Introducer)
  • Jack Lange (Introducer) (Ex Officio Governor at The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong)

    Jack Lange (Introducer)

    Ex Officio Governor at The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

    Jack Lange is a partner in the Corporate Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (https://www.paulweiss.com/). He has been based in the firm’s Hong Kong office since 1994.

    Jack’s practice is concentrated principally on mergers and acquisitions. He is highly experienced in the representation of private equity funds and other financial investors in connection with their activities in Asia, including investment activities and portfolio company financing and acquisition activities. Jack has represented major private equity funds, as well as leading strategic investors in the technology, communications and media fields, in connection with complex and highly structured investments and fund raisings in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan.

    Jack is admitted to legal practice in Hong Kong, New York, the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Princeton University. Prior to joining Paul, Weiss in 1988, Jack served in the Office of the Legal Advisor of the U.S. Department of State and as Deputy General Counsel of the Multinational Force and Observers, the international organization that provides the peacekeeping force under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.

    Jack served as President of The American Club Hong Kong in 2012.

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Opening Keynote: The Importance of ASEAN in the Indo-Pacific Strategy
Joseph R. Donovan Jr.Jack Lange (Introducer)
  • Joseph R. Donovan Jr. (United States Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia)

    Joseph R. Donovan Jr.

    United States Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia

    Joseph R. Donovan Jr., a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, was sworn in as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia on November 4, 2016. He presented his credentials to the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, in January 2017.

    Ambassador Donovan served most recently as Managing Director of the Washington Office of the American Institute in Taiwan. Previously, Mr. Donovan served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon from 2012 to 2014, Associate Professor at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. from 2011 to 2012, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State from 2009 to 2011.

    He was the U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong from 2008 to 2009, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan from 2005 to 2008, and Director of the Department of State’s Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs from 2003 to 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Donovan was Political Section Chief at the Taipei Office of the American Institute in Taiwan from 2000 to 2003 and Political/Military Unit Chief at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan from 1997 to 2000. Earlier assignments in the Foreign Service include posts in Taiwan, China, South Korea and Qatar.

    Before joining the Foreign Service, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Donovan received a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and an M.A. from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

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  • Jack Lange (Introducer) (Ex Officio Governor at The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong)

    Jack Lange (Introducer)

    Ex Officio Governor at The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

    Jack Lange is a partner in the Corporate Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (https://www.paulweiss.com/). He has been based in the firm’s Hong Kong office since 1994.

    Jack’s practice is concentrated principally on mergers and acquisitions. He is highly experienced in the representation of private equity funds and other financial investors in connection with their activities in Asia, including investment activities and portfolio company financing and acquisition activities. Jack has represented major private equity funds, as well as leading strategic investors in the technology, communications and media fields, in connection with complex and highly structured investments and fund raisings in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan.

    Jack is admitted to legal practice in Hong Kong, New York, the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Princeton University. Prior to joining Paul, Weiss in 1988, Jack served in the Office of the Legal Advisor of the U.S. Department of State and as Deputy General Counsel of the Multinational Force and Observers, the international organization that provides the peacekeeping force under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.

    Jack served as President of The American Club Hong Kong in 2012.

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Opening Panel II: Globalization at Crossroads: Witnessing CPTPP Without the US
Kurt TongJon E. HuenemannDeborah ElmsMichaela BrowningNicholas Hill

A giant trading bloc has been created through this milestone agreement, facilitating billions of dollars in commerce between its member countries. Yet does the CPTPP provide a definitive and lasting framework for the Asia-Pacific? Or will it break down in the face of looming trade tensions and instability? How does the pact affect the prospects of bilateral deals? And does the modern economy demand a more inclusive multilateral approach?

Moderator - Kurt Tong

  • Kurt Tong (Consul General at American Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau)

    Kurt Tong

    Consul General at American Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau
  • Jon E. Huenemann (Vice President, External Affairs (U.S. & International) at Philip Morris International)

    Jon E. Huenemann

    Vice President, External Affairs (U.S. & International) at Philip Morris International
  • Deborah Elms (Executive Director of Asian Trade Centre)

    Deborah Elms

    Executive Director of Asian Trade Centre
  • Michaela Browning (Consul General at Australian Consulate General in hong Kong, China)

    Michaela Browning

    Consul General at Australian Consulate General in hong Kong, China
  • Nicholas Hill (Minister Counselor for Economic and Science Affairs at U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Japan)

    Nicholas Hill

    Minister Counselor for Economic and Science Affairs at U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Japan
Networking Break
Risks and Opportunities of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy
Ileana Ros-LehtinenRichard R. VuylstekeEdgard D. KaganGreg TorodeJacky Foo

It can be hard to cut through the rhetoric surrounding the U.S. vision for a Free & Open Indo-Pacific and the alternative promises in Beijing’s Belt & Road Initiative. Both offer a world of opportunities, both for participating countries and companies seeking a slice of the action. While Washington and Beijing – and their allies – say their programs are open and inclusive, some see a more polarized, black and white choice. Can businesses steer a neutral course through the rhetorical fog? What are the practical steps they can take to avoid political risk?

Moderator - Greg Torode

  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Senior Advisor at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP)

    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

    Senior Advisor at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Richard R. Vuylsteke (President at East-West Center)

    Richard R. Vuylsteke

    President at East-West Center
  • Edgard D. Kagan (Consul General at U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai)

    Edgard D. Kagan

    Consul General at U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai
  • Greg Torode (Special Correspondent at Thomson Reuters)

    Greg Torode

    Special Correspondent at Thomson Reuters
  • Jacky Foo (Board Member, Chief Representative at TAL Group)

    Jacky Foo

    Board Member, Chief Representative at TAL Group
Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: Are we on the Right Track?
Sherisse PhamLaurence Van der LooDaniel WarelisAnthony Scriffignano

We are experiencing a paradigm shift in consumer understanding of data privacy, security and ownership – amplified by new technologies such as blockchain. International trade disputes only compound this, with policy and regulatory changes tightening restrictions on suppliers and manufacturers, both in terms of standards and security. What can companies do to prepare for and overcome the challenges of an uncertain and shifting environment?

Moderator - Sherisse Pham

  • Sherisse Pham (Tech and Business Reporter at CNN)

    Sherisse Pham

    Tech and Business Reporter at CNN
  • Laurence Van der Loo (Director, Technology and Operations of Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association)

    Laurence Van der Loo

    Director, Technology and Operations of Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association
  • Daniel Warelis (Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific at Refinitiv)

    Daniel Warelis

    Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific at Refinitiv
  • Anthony Scriffignano (Senior Vice President, Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet)

    Anthony Scriffignano

    Senior Vice President, Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet
APCAC Presentation: Policy and Leadership
Catherine SimmonsMarie Kissel
  • Catherine Simmons (Head of Government Affairs, Asia Pacific at Citigroup)

    Catherine Simmons

    Head of Government Affairs, Asia Pacific at Citigroup

    Catherine joined Citi in September 2013 as head of Government Affairs for Asia Pacific. Catherine works closely with senior management, business heads, and Citi Country Officers on policy and regulatory issues impacting the firm by engaging with policymakers and industry groups. Catherine also coordinates and manages the Citi Government Affairs representatives in the region.

    Prior to joining Citi, Catherine worked at State Street Bank and Trust as Head of Regulatory, Industry and Government Affairs, Asia Pacific. Before that Catherine was a diplomat at the Australian Embassy Beijing, a research fellow in the Faculty of Law and Politics at Keio University Japan and a policy advisor in the Australian Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Foreign Affairs and Trade on political, strategic and trade issues.

    Catherine has played an active role in various industry associations, including the U.S. National Centre for APEC (Board Member), US-ASEAN Business Council (Financial Services Committee and Chairman Council), Asian Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Public Policy Committee Member and former Alternate Board Member), the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (former Financial Services Committee Head and former Board Member), Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers (Member of Chairman’s Circle) and the Asia Business Trade Association (Member). Catherine has also been active in the APEC Business Advisory Council, Advisory Group on APEC Financial System Capacity Building and the APEC Asia Pacific Financial Forum and the World Economic Forum Digital ASEAN Initiative.

    Catherine speaks English, Mandarin and Japanese.

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  • Marie Kissel (Chairman at APCAC)

    Marie Kissel

    Chairman at APCAC

    Marie leads government affairs activities in Asia for Abbott, a global healthcare leader in diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition and branded generic pharmaceuticals. Prior to Abbott she was VP, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Asia Pacific, for Baxter International, based in Shanghai (2006 to 2013). She is Vice President, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and is active with the National Center for APEC (NCAPEC). She served on the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai) from 2011 to 2013. Marie has also held various government affairs and trade policy roles in the automotive industry, primarily with DaimlerChrysler, in Washington, DC, and Singapore. She started her career at the US Department of Commerce.

    Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government/International Affairs and Japanese Language from University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, and Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, USA. She is a native of Princeton, Indiana, USA.

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Luncheon
Day 2 Lunch Keynote: The Future of U.S. Trade and Investment in Asia
Francisco A. Aristeguieta
  • Francisco A. Aristeguieta (Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific at Citigroup Asia)

    Francisco A. Aristeguieta

    Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific at Citigroup Asia

    Francisco Aristeguieta is the CEO of Citigroup Asia responsible for all businesses in the region's 16 markets. In addition to Asia, he is also responsible for the Consumer operations in the U.K., Russia, Poland and the U.A.E. Mr. Aristeguieta oversees 60 thousand people across the region and almost 30 percent of Citigroup’s earnings. He has been a member of Citigroup’s Global Management committee since 2012 and reports to Michael Corbat Citigroup CEO. Before assuming this role in June 2015, he served as CEO of Latin America, leading a three-year repositioning effort in the region's 23 countries where Citi is present.

    Mr. Aristeguieta holds an M.B.A. from Brunel University in England, where he attended on a British Council scholarship. He also has a graduate degree in banking and finance and an undergraduate degree in business administration with a major in management, both from the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Capitalizing on the Emerging ASEAN Market
Anna CheungWilliam D. Greenlee Jr.Hans VriensJennifer Hughes

The ASEAN region harbors several markets that offer consistent growth. What are the key indicators to identifying these markets and unlocking their potential? What are the winning business strategies to overcoming ASEAN integration hurdles, and adapting to the evolving economic landscape?

Moderator - Jennifer Hughes

  • Anna Cheung (Chief Executive at Jardine Pacific)

    Anna Cheung

    Chief Executive at Jardine Pacific
  • William D. Greenlee Jr. (Partner, Managing Director of DFDL Myanmar)

    William D. Greenlee Jr.

    Partner, Managing Director of DFDL Myanmar
  • Hans Vriens (Managing Partner at VRIENS & PARTNERS Pte Ltd)

    Hans Vriens

    Managing Partner at VRIENS & PARTNERS Pte Ltd
  • Jennifer Hughes (Asia Finance Editor at Thomson Reuters)

    Jennifer Hughes

    Asia Finance Editor at Thomson Reuters
Asia: The Supply Chain Revolution Starts Here
Karen ReddingtonMark GreenKeith RichburgCharles Freeman

Supply chain investment in Asia is a strategic priority, not just because Asia is still maintaining healthy growth and flow of goods against a decline in other regions, but because it is the hub of global innovation in supply chains. Asia is creating a “best-in-class” approach with smarter, digitally driven supply chains.

Moderator - Keith Richburg

  • Karen Reddington (President, Asia Pacific Division at FedEx Express)

    Karen Reddington

    President, Asia Pacific Division at FedEx Express
  • Mark Green (Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain at PVH Supply)

    Mark Green

    Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain at PVH Supply
  • Keith Richburg (Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre and Professor of Practice at The University of Hong Kong)

    Keith Richburg

    Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre and Professor of Practice at The University of Hong Kong
  • Charles Freeman (Senior Vice President for Asia at U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

    Charles Freeman

    Senior Vice President for Asia at U.S. Chamber of Commerce
15 Minute Quick Fire Keynotes
Nicole DenholderMichael YatesHillary Yip

1) Women Entrepreneurs and VC Investment - Nicole Denholder
2) The Longevity Economy: Asia’s Responsibility and Opportunity - Michael Yates
3) What Does It Take to be a Young Entrepreneur - Hillary Yip

  • Nicole Denholder (Founder of Next Chapter Ventures)

    Nicole Denholder

    Founder of Next Chapter Ventures
  • Michael Yates (Vice President, Hong Kong & Taiwan at Procter & Gamble)

    Michael Yates

    Vice President, Hong Kong & Taiwan at Procter & Gamble
  • Hillary Yip (Founder & CEO of MinorMynas)

    Hillary Yip

    Founder & CEO of MinorMynas
Closing Takeaways
Jackson CoxLaura Younger
  • Jackson Cox (Immediate Past Chair at APCAC)

    Jackson Cox

    Immediate Past Chair at APCAC

    Jackson Cox is Founder and CEO of Woodmont International, a private firm that was established in 2005 to provide public affairs and government relations consulting services to companies and investors in Mongolia and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Cox was elected Chairman of Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce in March 2015. APCAC was established in 1968 and is the association of 30 American Chambers of Commerce in the Asia Pacific region. APCAC’s collective membership represents over 15,000 companies, 50,000 overseas American workers, and annual trade and investment of over US$500 billion. Mr. Cox is also the Founder and Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia – the official affiliate office of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia.

    Prior to founding Woodmont International, Mr. Cox worked in the international political sector where he managed projects in Mongolia and Cambodia for the International Republican Institute.

    Mr. Cox is from Johnson City, Tennessee and a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville. He served as the East Tennessee campaign chairman for Bill Frist’s successful campaign for United States Senate in 1994 and as the Political Director of Frist’s re-election in 2000. Mr. Cox served as advisor to Senator Frist in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. between the two campaigns.

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  • Laura Younger (Executive Director of American Chamber of Commerce in Japan)

    Laura Younger

    Executive Director of American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

    Laura Younger is Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), the most influential foreign business organization in Japan since 1948.

    Dedicated to further developing commerce between the U.S. and Japan, promoting the business interests of its members and improving the international business environment in Japan, the ACCJ is a primary hub for advocacy, thought leadership and business networking to approximately 3,400 members.

    Ms. Younger was appointed Executive Director in 2015, bringing together more than 10 years of service at the Chamber and prior experience as head of HR at a Japanese company. Additionally, Ms. Younger also serves as a member of the Advisory Board to Catalyst Japan, a member of the McGill University Desautels MBA Japan Advisory Board, and President Emeritus of the Association for Women in Finance.

    Ms. Younger holds an MBA from McGill University and is a graduate of the University of Toronto.

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