Empowering businesses exchange between Hong Kong,
Macao and Italy since 1997.
24 January 2017
LUNCH SEMINAR: HONG KONG VS SINGAPORE - WHICH JURISDICTION IS THE BEST?
Over the last decade, Singapore and Hong Kong have revealed themselves as the primary business and financial hubs in Asia. The two city-states are similar in many ways and local governments are competing to take on reforms and initiatives that will attract the most foreign investment. Today’s seminar will compare the two jurisdictions with a focus on bank account opening procedures, accounting & audit regime, tax Regime, immigration and finally exiting the market. Let the battle begins and see which jurisdiction is the best!
Pierre has built his experience in the international trade industry advising Western companies in sales operations across Europe and Asia Pacific. Now based in Hong Kong, Pierre is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with clients from all around the world in various fields. Pierre has a Master’s Degree in International Negotiation and Sales. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in international Business Management with a focus on International Trade.
Marcos Salgado – Consultant at Koehler Group
Marcos commenced in Spain as an attorney, advising individual and corporate clients on transactional matters. In Hong Kong, he joined a consulting firm and gained professional experience, advising companies on market entry and expansion across Asia. He joined the Koehler Group where he is responsible for designing and implementing complex business plans and strategies and for the development of long-lasting commercial relationships with different industries. He has a Law degree and he also earned a Master’s Degree in Business Management.
26 January 2017
JOINT BUSINESS COMMUNITY LUNCHEON WITH THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE CHUN-YING LEUNG
The Italian Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, is glad to invite you to the Joint Business Community Luncheon in honour of John C Tsang. The Honourable Financial Secretary will deliver his 2017-2018 Budget Speech to the Legislative Council on 22 February 2017. This joint business community luncheon is an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about his thoughts and insights behind the new Budget. You will learn directly from the Financial Secretary about the Government’s plans to steer its fiscal policy to sustain Hong Kong’s economic growth and maintain our competitiveness. Limited tables are available. Book now to avoid disappointment!
8 February 2017
FASHION NETWORKING NIGHT STYLED BY YEECHOO
Not enough space in your wardrobe? Doubting what to wear for a special occasion? YEECHOO has the answer for you with hundreds of wonderful dresses that you can just rent out when needed! Join us to learn more about fashion sharing, styling and season’s hottest trends, while sipping delicious Italian wines. You will also get the great chance to pick your first designer dress for free (one item below 150HKD) and try it at home for 4 days – Do not miss this great opportunity!
YEECHOO is Asia's largest fashion designer apparel rental platform. With over thousands of latest collection apparel items and over 150 top-tier labels such as Chloé, Céline, Chanel, Christian Dior, Valentino or Self-portrait, ladies will never have to repeat the same outfit again. For as low as HK$ 80 with dry cleaning included.
9 February 2017
LUNCH SEMINAR: TALENT MANAGEMENT AND RETENTION - IMPROVE YOUR SOFT SKILLS IN HR STRATEGY
LCT Global and the Italian Chamber of Commerce are delighted to invite you at the seminar on Communication Strategies for Talent Management and Retention. All too often companies underplay the benefits of working for their company. We will show you how to attract and retain top talents through integrated communication and ongoing messaging strategies and at the same time increase the relevance of your training programmes.
Brendan has over 20 years’ experience working in leading agencies and consulting. He is an expert in strategic brand and business-brand formulation, and marketing communications with local and global companies. Formerly, CEO at Futurebrand Japan and Senior Consultant at Interbrand Japan, he also led the re-branding of C&W-HKT client-side as AVP Brand Management, PCCW. His current interests lie in brand positioning, brand experience and communications working with digital media, new technologies and big data to improve internal and external messaging and reputation.
Parker Robinson, Founder at The Word Factory
Parker is a corporate communications professional with more than 15 years’ experience in leadership roles, Parker has served in senior positions with The Coca-Cola Company, PCCW, Burson-Marsteller and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, where he was Head of Corporate Communication for 9 years. He also has 7 years’ experience as an award-winning journalist in Canada and Hong Kong.
16 February 2017
INTERSME BREAKFAST SEMINAR: HANDLING CRISIS AND CHANGE AS AN SME
Entrepreneurs are constantly managing critical situations. These can take a myriad of forms - changes in direction, a new (urgent) business opportunity, key staff turnover, financial pressure and legal situations – just to name a few.
Join us to hear real-world advice on specific scenarios you may face and how to best handle them or prevent them entirely, such as:
- When should you handle a crisis yourself/internally, and when should a 3rd party expert be employed?
- How do you create a team that has the flexibility and resilience to manage change?
- How can you manage your own emotions to prioritize and lead a team through a crisis?
Our esteemed panel includes successful entrepreneurs and crisis management experts, and promises to be an insightful, practical discussion that will benefit managers and leaders regardless of the size of your business.
- Mr. Totti Karpela, Peace of Mind Ltd.
Totti is currently the CEO of two threat management companies, one in Europe and one in Hong Kong. He is the President of European Threat Assessment Professionals Association and a board member of the Australasian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
He previously worked nine years as a member of the hostage negotiations team at the National S.W.A.T. unit. Nowadays his role in the private sector is to provide behavioral and security consultation in numerous global corporations. His customer portfolio displays a wide range of members, going from presidential candidates and celebrities to bank and insurance companies. He also holds a CTM-accreditation as the only threat management professional outside of the United States.
- Mr. Argha Sen, Gormei
Former CMO of Toys R Us Asia and ecommerce/ omnichannel director of Li & Fung, Mr. Argha Sen decided to leave the corporate world to pursue his own food startup that brings bespoke dining experiences to clients, from intimate Michelin-star dinners to nose-to-tail BBQ parties, Gormei
- Mr. Stefano Passarello, People & Projects
Stefano is the Managing Partner and Founder of People & Projects. After graduating from Bocconi University (Italy) in 2003 and Tulane University (USA) in 2004, Stefano gained international accounting experience at KPMG Florence before moving to Hong Kong. He started P&P in 2005 and has grown the company from Hong Kong to nine other cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau, Singapore, Tokyo and Barcelona. To further enhance his local knowledge, Stefano topped up his prestigious degrees with the Master of Accounting from City University of Hong Kong in 2009.
- Mr. Joshua Miller, OKAY.com
Joshua is the CEO of OKAY.com since 2011 and he brings close to 20 years of experience in finance, leadership and Hong Kong Property to the company.
Born in the Hawaii and raised in Hong Kong, Joshua obtained his MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his BA at Dartmouth College. His experience in real estate began with Asia Pacific Properties.
Previously Joshua was the Vice President at Morgan Stanley, where he spent 8 years working in the Global Capital Markets and Investment Banking divisions in Hong Kong and New York. His focus is on strategy, growth, investor relations and building scalable operations that empower Hong Kong Real Estate professionals to improve their services.