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Thursday, November 30, 2023

[In-person] ASHK Members Program: Digital Trade and Finance Forum and Cocktail Reception at Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center

13:45 Registration

14:00 Opening Remarks

14:15 Keynote Speech and Fireside Chat: Digitalizing Global Trade

14:45 First Panel Discussion: Mainstreaming Digital Trade in Hong Kong

15:35 Coffee Break

15:50 Keynote Speech: Digital Finance and Trade

16:10 Second Panel Discussion: Digital Finance and Trade: Revitalizing Growth in Hong Kong

17:00 Closing remarks

17:30 ICC Hong Kong Anniversary Reception

19:30 End

ASHK Members Tickets: Complimentary


Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK) and the International Chamber of Commerce - Hong Kong (ICCHK) are proud to present a forum and cocktail reception in honor of ICCHK's 25th anniversary, on Digital Trade and Finance in Hong Kong: Reasserting Global Leadership.

The evolution of global trade from analog to digital has tremendous implications for Hong Kong – not only for its leading role in trading, logistics, and shipping, but also for any organisation involved in financing and delivering digital and sustainability services within the related supply chains.

Following a keynote speech on digitalizing global trade from John Denton, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce, and fireside chat between Mr. Denton and Marjorie Yang, Chairman of the Esquel Group, the first panel discussion will focus on mainstreaming digital trade in Hong Kong and feature Pete Chareonwongsak, CEO of Teleport, Bertrand Chen, CEO of the Global Shipping Business Network, Pamela Mar, Managing Director of the ICC Digital Standards Initiative, and Wilkie Wong, Chief Financial Officer of Esquel, in conversation with Denise Tsang, News Editor of the South China Morning Post.

The second half of the forum will focus on digital finance and feature a keynote speech by Eddie Yue, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, followed by a panel discussion with Douglas Arner, Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, Justin D'Agostino, CEO of Herbert Smith Freehills, Venkatraman P., HSBC Global Head of Documentary Trade and Innovation, and Peter Burnett, Managing Director of Standard Chartered Hong Kong, in conversation with Lulu Yilun Chen, Investing and Real Estate Team Leader, Bloomberg Asia.

The forum will conclude with a cocktail reception welcoming the guest of honor, the Honorable John KC Lee, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Nov 30, 2023

1:45 PM - 7:30 PM (GMT+8)

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center 香港賽馬會廳, 亞洲協會香港中心
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)

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  • 1:45 PM - 2:00 PMRegistration
    2:00 PM - 2:15 PMOpening Remarks
    2:15 PM - 2:45 PMKeynote Speech and Fireside Chat: Digitalizing Global Trade

    John W.H. Denton

    Marjorie Yang

    2:45 PM - 3:35 PMFirst Panel Discussion: Mainstreaming Digital Trade in Hong Kong

    Pete Chareonwongsak

    Bertrand Chen

    Pamela Mar

    Wilkie Wong

    Denise Tsang

    3:35 PM - 3:50 PMCoffee Break
    3:50 PM - 4:10 PMKeynote Speech: Digital Finance and Trade

    Eddie Yue

    4:10 PM - 5:00 PMSecond Panel Discussion: Digital Finance and Trade: Revitalizing Growth in Hong Kong

    Douglas W. Arner

    Lulu Yilun Chen

    Investing and Real Estate Teal Leader at Bloomberg Asia

    Justin D’Agostino

    Venkatraman P.

    Managing Director, Head of Products and Propositions – Asia Pacific & Global Head of Trade Services at HSBC

    Peter Burnett

    Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong)

    5:00 PM - 5:30 PMClosing remarks
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PMICC Hong Kong Anniversary Reception



ASHK Members Tickets: Complimentary
Member Price Complimentary


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