Digital Trade and Finance in Hong Kong: Reasserting Global Leadership

30 Nov 2023

Hong Kong English
Start: 14:00 (Hong Kong Time)

Join International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Asia Society for a roundtable discussion on Hong Kong’s role in digital trade and finance as global trade moves from analog to digital. There are implications not just for Hong Kong’s leading trading, logistics and shipping sectors, but also to any organisation involved in financing, delivering digital and sustainability services within the related supply chains 

The roundtable, as part of the ICC HK’s 25th anniversary celebrations, will end with a cocktail in the presence of the HKSAR Chief Executive The Honorable John Lee.  

(Hong Kong Time Zone)

The below program is provisional and subject to change.

14:00 – 14:10

Welcome / Opening Remarks


Keith Brandt, Vice Chairman, ICC Hong Kong, and Managing Partner, Dentons Hong Kong LLP

[tbc, representing], Asia Society Hong Kong 

14:15 – 14:40

Digitalizing Global Trade:  Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities

 

Keynote Speech by John Denton, AO, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce

and Fireside Chat between John Denton and Marjorie Yang, Chairman, Esquel Group 

14:45 – 15:35

Mainstreaming Digital Trade in HK : The entrepot in the 21st century

 

Panel Discussion on what digital trade means for HK and how to make it a reality.  Panel viewpoints:

  • Pete Chareonwongsak, Chief Executive Officer, Teleport
  • Bertrand Chen, CEO, Global Shipping Business Network
  • Pamela Mar, Managing Director, ICC Digital Standards Initiative
  • Wilkie Wong, Chief Financial Officer, Esquel

 

Moderated by:

Denise Tsang, News Editor, South China Morning Post 

15:35 – 15:50

Break

15:50 – 16:10

Digital Finance and Trade: Revitalizing Growth in Hong Kong

Keynote speech by Eddie Yue, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

16:10 – 17:00

Digital Finance and Trade:  Revitalizing Growth in HK

Panel Discussion on the role of finance as an enabler of digital trade, and driver of new business models.  

Panel viewpoints:

  • Douglas Arner, Kerry Holdings Professor in Law, University of Hong Kong
  • Justin D’Agostino, CEO, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Aditya Ghalaut, Managing Director, Co-Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Asia Pacific
  • Mary Huen, CEO, Standard Chartered Hong Kong Macau and Taiwan

 

Moderated by:

  • Lulu Yilun Chen, Investing & Real Estate Team Leader, Bloomberg

17:00 – 17:10

Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks

By Sebastian Man, Member of the Executive Committee, ICC Hong Kong

17:30 – 19:30

Anniversary Reception of ICC Hong Kong

 

Welcome by JP Lee, Chairman, ICC Hong Kong

 

Guest of Honor

The Hon John KC LEE, GBM, SBS, PDSM, PMSM, Chief Executive

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Douglas, Arner Kerry Holdings Professor in Law, University of Hong Kong
Keith, Brandt Vice Chairman / Managing Partner, ICC Hong Kong / Dentons Hong Kong LLP
Pete, Chareonwongsak Chief Executive Officer, Teleport
Bertrand, Chen Chief Executive Officer, Global Shipping Business Network
Lulu Yilun, Chen Investing & Real Estate Team Leader, Bloomberg
Justin, D'Agostino Chief Executive Officer, Herbert Smith Freehills
John, Denton Secretry General, International Chamber of Commerce
Aditya, Ghalaut MD & Co Head, Asia Pacific, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC
Mary, Huen CEO, Hong Kong, Macua & Taiwan, Standard Chartered Bank
J P, Lee Chairman, ICC Hong Kong
Sebastian, Man Member of the Executive Committee, ICC Hong Kong 
Pamela, Mar Managing Director, ICC Digital Standards Initiative
Denise, Tsang News Editor, South China Morning Post
Wilkie, Wong Chief Financial Officer, Esquel Group
Marjorie, Yang Chairman, Esquel Group
Eddie, Yue Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Venue

 Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
Working language
English 

For further information, please contact

Mindy YUEN 

Secretary

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