PBEC Calendar Events for 2017  

14 July 2017
APEC Women Leadership Forum 
Tianjin, China
11 September 2017
Belt and Road Summit
Hong Kong
20 September 2017
Global Innovator Conference 
Shenzhen, China
17 October 2017
PBEC 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Hong Kong
8-10 November 2017
Danang, Vietnam
13-14 November 2017
9th Chinese Economic Summit 
Hong Kong
26-27 November 2017
Horasis Asia Meeting
Kolkata, India

Trade Resources

Announcing PBEC's latest initiative - a regional trade gude specifically geared to the business community.

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The APEC STAR Database

The APEC Services Trade Access Requirements (STAR) Database is an online, business friendly tool that provides easy access to information about cross border trading and regulation in APEC economies.

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PBEC membership is comprised of senior business leaders with interests in Asia Pacific.

Engaged and committed to expanding trade and investment in the region, PBEC members forge business relationships and address emerging issues most likely to affect the development of our globalized economies.

PBEC’s multinational membership includes senior executives from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Ecuador, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, The Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, and the United States.


To best service our members’ interests, PBEC has identified cross-sector issues and developed policy recommendations in:

  • Trade, Finance, and Economic Development
  • Human Capital Development
  • Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Infrastructure Development and Maintenance

PBEC Director Moses Cheng featured in SCMP

More mainland Chinese buy insurance policies in Hong Kong, and the watchdog is taking notice

Insurance Authority chairman Moses Cheng has an extraordinary job ahead of him: regulating an insurance industry that has grown enormously thanks to China’s investors

Moses Cheng Mo-chi, the first chairman of Hong Kong’s new Insurance Authority (IA), was already enjoying a beckoning retirement before being called out by the government to establish the insurance watchdog agency.

At 67, Cheng has seen a lot of change in the city and in its financial and insurance industry. Cheng was one of the first full time law students to get his degree from Hong Kong University, taking his first job in 1973. Though he retired in 2015, he continued to work as a consultant. Known for his contributions to society and love of the arts, he is the founding chairman of Opera Hong Kong and the Child Development Matching Fund.

The IA is so new that Cheng’s interview for this article took place in his old law office – the offices of the Insurance Authority were still in build; the IA officially started operations on June 26, 2017.

Click here to read the full story in SCMP


PBEC Chairman named in British queen’s birthday honours

AndrewWeir 2014Andrew Weir, former chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce, was made an MBE for services to British commercial interests overseas

“Andrew has made an outstanding contribution to trade and investment links between Hong Kong and the UK, and Kenneth’s support to the ex-servicemen’s community of Hong Kong has made a measurable impact on the lives of hundreds of veterans and their dependants” British Consul-General Andrew Heyn said.

Weir said: “I am honoured to receive this award and recognise the efforts and support of my colleagues, the Chamber of Commerce, Department for International Trade and local organisations who work so hard to support the development of strong British business links in Hong Kong, mainland China and the region. I am sure these links will go from strength to strength.”

Full article in South China Morning Post here.


Dinner in Hong Kong with PBEC's Kansai Chairman

170526 Dinner at China Club

Dinner in Hong Kong with PBEC's Kansai Chairman and PBEC Board Member, Satoko Yahata (seated middle between) Chairman, Andrew Weir and Chief Executive, Deborah Biber.

Standing  (from left to right) is visiting Kansai Chapter Member Shigeyuki Takami, Member Prof KB Chan and Vice Chairman Dr Moses Cheng. The forthcoming PBEC Kansai-Hong Kong Business Network activity will be held over one evening and two days and will comprise meetings with established and rising businesses in the highly successful Osaka-Kyoto corridor, as well as company visits and a unique heritage evening. Dates are 26-27 Sept 2017. Details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PBEC Supports the Belt & Road Summit

Date: 11 September 2017 (Monday)
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

The Belt and Road Summit brings together senior government officials, representatives of international institutions, business leaders and industry experts from countries along and beyond the Belt and Road to exchange views on multilateral co-operation and explore new business opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative. The inaugural edition in 2016 attracted 40+ heavyweight speakers and 2,400+ participants from 48 countries and regions.

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APEC Business Advisory Council

APEC-HK Trade Policy Group

Pacific Economic Cooperation Council
Asian Development Bank - ADB

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development  - OECD

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  United Nations Global Compact





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