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The FT together with Global BoardRoom online dialogue forum discussion: A World transformed by crisis

The Global Boardroom returns for its third edition to discuss the practical steps governments, business and finance can take to build a resilient, sustainable recovery, more than a year into a crisis that has crippled the global economy and fundamentally changed the way we live, work and communicate. As COVID-19 continues to spread, how effective will the vaccination programmes be and to what extent have they brought forward the timing of a recovery? What impact will the new US administration…

Cyber Resiliency: The last line of defence – DRaaS What you need to know about Disaster Recovery as a Service

The average cost of downtime has increased fourfold since 2018. Threat vectors are changing. Attacks that once favoured volume have become targeted and increasingly sophisticated. We have also seen the proliferation of Ransomware as a Service making the barrier to entry that much lower. With Hong Kong businesses being 1.6 times more likely to be attacked by Ransomware, and 1.7 times more likely to be infected by malware, the costs are high. When: Wed 14th April 2021 at 1100L to…

PBEC hosts CCB Malaysia Senior Vice President Chong Fook Jade who will share and describe CCB Bank’s Smart Matchmaking Digital Trade Platform that was launched a year ago during the pandemic. CCB Match Plus is a smart matchmaking platform safely connecting businesses that cannot trade easily in today’s disrupted markets. As one of the largest banks in China, CCB has assets of more than RMB27 trillion, ranking second in the world in terms of market capitalization. CCB aims to promote…

  Zoom register for this event: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qdnln9nRRZmd_Qne7UzEOg Side-event to the 8th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development Company action on climate – driving decarbonization through target setting 22 March 2021, 14.00-15.30 Bangkok time Organized by ESCAP, the ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN), the Global Compact Networks in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines, CDP and SBTi   Background, objective and expected outcome To achieve a sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19, social and environmental vulnerabilities and risks will need to…

Topic: CATALYST FOR CHANGE: – Update on Sustainable Finance Activities in Asia & the Pacific When: Wed 24 March 2021 0800-0930L (BKK Local Time) Where: Zoom Virtual Webinar Meeting “To meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by the target year of 2030, ESCAP estimates that the Asia Pacific region will need to spend USD 1.5 trillion annually — the equivalent of five percent of GDP. Governments will not be able to provision this amount of money through public finance alone….

PBEC Corporate Member Top Glove plans to raise USD2.55 Billion MYR in Hong Kong to fund expansion and bolster its profile with overseas investors. The company, whose shares are traded in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, plans to issue up to 1.49 billion shares at a price to be set at a later date, according to an exchange filing on Friday. At US$1 billion-plus, Top Glove’s listing would be the biggest ever by a Malaysian company in Hong Kong, according to…

PBEC CEO Michael Walsh will join high-ranking government officials, corporate chiefs and well-known entrepreneurs from China and Southeast Asia On February 25-26th. This two-day virtual conference will discuss issues including – China’s 14th five-year plan, US-China economic decoupling, maritime diplomacy, business travel and tourism, strategies to reopening economies, women & youth issues, digital health and much more. The conference is free to to register for PBEC members. Link to register: https://onair1c.eventsair.com/scmp-event/ccsea/Site/Register Panel: Taking flight: What does it take to revive…

PBEC round up of  key discussions around supply chains at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) virtual annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Addressing supply chain fragility  The global landscape has become fragile and industries have adapted in response. Frans van Houten, CEO at the electronics firm Royal Philips, called for increased preparedness, data transparency, and coordinated efforts between public and private sectors for future pandemics. Among key lessons learnt from the crisis was the need to ensure supply requirements can be met,…

Dates: March 23-26th 2021 https://www.unescap.org/apfsd/8 PBEC – Pacific Basin Economic Council has applied to Co-host a Side Event breakfast live dialogue series to the Forum this year. With the theme on “Financing the UNSDG’s through to its 2030 targets”, which will  include expert in-depth discussions and recommendations on furthering the ESG Reporting standards and expanding Sustainable/Green Finance needs for policy makers and stakeholders to help meet the UNSDG targets by 2030. The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual…

The Future of Value Chains Date & Time: Wed 20th Jan 10:00am HK Time (GMT +8) Webinar ID 977 6972 8304 Click below to register. Free to attend for PBEC members to attend https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jrC8V1ewR_Kv1Y4ZgqW68g   The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the frailties of global value chains, characterized by the high interdependence between leading firms and suppliers located across the world. With most economies under lockdown and constant trade disruptions, the future of the pre-COVID value chain model is uncertain. In this…

The Asian Financial Forum 2021 gathers 150+ speakers, including Paul Romer, 2018 Nobel laureate and Luc Julia, co-developer of Apple’s SIRI, to share their insights on topics such as COVID-19’s impact on financial sectors worldwide and how to strategise the road to recovery and beyond. Other topics include the latest development of fintech, family office, art and wine investments etc. The 14th Asian Financial Forum, on 18-19 January 2021, will be held online. All sessions and elements, including Fintech Showcase,…

PBEC -Pacific Basin Economic Council established as an NGO since 1967, with its Secretariat based in Hong Kong since 2003 and the only private business organisation that links all the Pacific Latin American countries with the business hubs of Greater China, has signed a new MoU on the 10th December 2020, with the recently appointed Mexican Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong President Susana Munoz which is effective from 1st January 2021. One of the positive outcomes of the Covid pandemic…

December 12, 2020, 9 AM-12:30 PM Hong Kong/Singapore December 11, 2020, 5 PM-8:30 PM Los Angeles/Vancouver PBEC is an official supporting Partner of this inaugural E-sports event together with PBEC member CMG. The APRU MetaGame Conference is supported by Cyberport as a side event of the Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF). Program agenda and registration is here: https://www.apru-metagames.org/program For latest updates check the website or register and they will directly inform you of the updated schedule and how to connect…

When: Fri 27 Nov 8pm to 1030pm HK Local time. Host: Chinese Swiss Law Association in partnership with IIPCC. Topics to be covered: STANDARDS OF TRADE SECRET TRADE SECRET AND INNOVATION TRADE SECRET AND THE •COMMERCIALIZATION OF IP LITIGATION IN PRACTISE PUBLIC INTEREST PERSPECTIVE, IN THE TRADE SECRET ESG AND AML STANDARD IN GLOBAL PRACTISE EVALUATION AND REMEDIES OF TRADE SECRET Click here to download the agenda To register click here: http://cnsla.org/product/sog12/ Cost EUR30.00

When Fri 27th Nov 0910L to 1710L HK Time Latest Agenda & Speakers click here  Promo Video clip here The ASEAN Think Tanks Network “ATTN” is mainly composed of government officials, C-Level positions, High Net Worth Individuals, Entrepreneurs, Academics, Ivy League Alumni & Young leaders who share the vision of ASEAN 2025 : “ Forging ahead together “ Topics that will be focused on and discussed are in line with the Globalisation and Industrialisation 4.0: Circular economy | Digital economy…

When: Thu 3rd Dec 1000L to 1100L HK Time on Zoom. Keynote Speaker: David Piesse CEO DP88 & Advisory Board Member at GuardTime. Digitisation of value supply chains was already happening pre-Covid but has been accelerated by the pandemic. The digitisation of the supply chain and trade in general has enormous irreversible benefits for commercial business and will provide visibility to companies across the whole supply chain as we #buildbackbetter. However there are new risks created within cyber security, by…

24 Nov: The final PBEC Pulse HK Roundtable Regional updates Meeting of 2020

When: Wed 9th Dec 0830L to 1000L HK time on Zoom. Hosted by PBEC Chairman & Vice Chairman Andrew Weir MBE of KPMG China & PBEC Vice Chairman & Chairman Dr. George Lam of Cyberport As this meeting will be conducted virtually due to latest Government social distancing restrictions imposed, all PBEC BoD’s and Members are cordially invited and welcome to join. The final meeting agenda of the year is typically an open microphone session after our Chairman Andrew Weir…

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24 Nov: The Future of Supply Chains in Asia Part II – a hosted PBEC Virtual Roundtable Dialogue Meeting

Moderated by PBEC Board of Director & Head of Consumer & Retail AsPAC Anson Bailey of KPMG China. When: Mon 7th Dec 0900L to 1030L HK Time on Zoom. Joining Anson are an esteemed group of Asian leaders from their own respective field of expertise. Namely Minesh Pore Co-Founder & CEO of Buyhive a HK start-up sourcing platform, Ben Simpfendorfer Co-Founder & CEO Silk Road Associates which provides data driven advice to Fortune 500 companies, Anne-Laure Descours Chief Sourcing Officer…

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22 Nov: APEC Leaders Issue Kuala Lumpur Declaration

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 November 2020 Issued by the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting The leaders of the 21 APEC member economies issued the Kuala Lumpur Declaration following the first-ever virtual 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meetingchaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Convening for the first time since the last meeting in Papua New Guinea in 2018, leaders agreed to the joint declaration under the 2020 APEC Malaysia theme of Optimising Human Potential towards a Resilient Future of Shared Prosperity. Pivot. Prioritise. Progress.   They also revealed…

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Topic: ‘A Catalyst for Change – A PBEC & ESBN Dialogue on the Future of Sustainable Finance’ When: Wed 24 March 2021 0800-0930L (BKK Local Time) Where: Zoom Virtual Webinar Meeting Watch the event recording here on Youtube:   Listen to the event recording here on Soundcloud PBEC.org · A Catalyst for Change – A PBEC Dialogue on the Future of Sustainable Finance   “To meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by the target year of 2030, ESCAP estimates that…

Expert Speakers: Dr. Moses Cheng  GBM, GBS, OBE, JP, Chairman of the Hong Kong Insurance Authority Peter J. Crewe Former CEO of AIA Hong Kong and Macao & Senior Advisor/Non-Executive to the AIA Group. Moderator: Michael Walsh PBEC – Pacific Basin Economic Council CEO Recorded in late December 2020 exclusively for PBEC.    Watch the webinar here Michael Walsh PBEC CEO opens with a brief introduction of PBEC, both men’s backgrounds and roles in their respective expert fields. We…

PBEC in conjunction with PBEC Corporate members Cyberport HK & CMGE (HKG:0302) lent its support to fellow NGO www.APRU.org who helped organise and host an E-Sports Asia related “MetaGame Conference” on Day 2 at DELF2020 on December 12th. Questions like: What role does Hong Kong Esports play in the regional and international Esports ecosystem? What are the ways that government, higher-education, and industry cultivate a thriving Esports ecosystem? Were posed to array of regional and global experts, investors and players. Mr…

PBEC hosted business leaders and economists from Hong Kong & Malaysia for the final episode of PBEC dialogue series 2020 in December on the “Future of Supply Chains in Asia”. This concluded a series of dialogues around the subject of supply chains in the APAC region. In this episode we get to hear from Anson Bailey of KPMG who provides a wonderful presentation on the Future of Sourcing: 2021 and Beyond. A report recently published by KPMG China in conjunction…

A Keynote presentation by GuardTime Advisory Board Member David Piesse exclusively for Pacific Basin Economic Council. Pre-recorded on 03/12/2020 This presentation to PBEC forms part of our Dialogue Series on “The Future of Supply Chains in Asia” and it covers the following topics in a fascinating talk: ● Megatrends reshaping Supply Chains ● Operational Resilience ● Challenges facing physical Supply Chains ● Digital and Physical Twins in Blockchain ● Trust but Verify Significance ● Data Integrity – Enhancing your existing…

In a recent quote from a McKinsey Report on Vietnam. ‘If we improve women’s economic engagement in Vietnam, we can add up to $40B USD to the economy annually.’ Shouldn’t gender equality be a business conversation. In PBEC’s latest webinar dialogue series 2020, we brought together a group of leading women from and based in Vietnam to share what its like to live and work in Vietnam today given Covid and provide their own perspectives, market insights & its future…

                A review of the Investment Market in World Football 2020 – An interview with leading professional – Professor Dr. Simon Chadwick from EMLYON Business School in Paris, France and Shanghai, China. As part of the PBEC Webinar Roundtable Dialogue Series 2020, we welcomed Professor Dr. Simon Chadwick from Emlyon Business School based in Paris , France and Shanghai China. The co-author of Managing Football, he kindly shared his latest market insights into…

Horasis held its first digital Extraordinary Meeting on 1st October 2020 with the theme of Unite. Inspire. Create. The meeting brought together heads of state, prime ministers and other government representatives as well as CEOs and entrepreneurs from around the world. 900 speakers contributed to the discussion of themes spanning politics, business and civil society across 150 sessions – the largest online meeting held by any organisation so far. The discussions through the meeting covered a wide range of issues…

The audio file for the Webinar details attached in PPT: https://soundcloud.com/pbec-org/gba-latin-america-deepening-linkages Below are the i-cloud recording of the Meeting: Topic: GBA & LATAM Linkages – China’s support for Latin American states during the pandemic is reaping diplomatic dividends for existing & future trade opportunities – dialogue discussion Start Time : Aug 26, 2020 09:19 PM Visual video file for YouTube or equivalent: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/YCOlXmBISmUnInM3glIpzEKKzwP2Eyq01ZJIOzZRi8IJ4yHZghtQjs4EwCQzpupc_1QR7m0W6sFdv6Cc.LejD0PtAu_hwMvN7 Audio file for Podcast: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/jZ_tH1EN4IQAnmIg8dPJGbD7P6O4c0Q5t6kW4n8rPcFvqwvhm4G4APZd1xjWKJQAESqQthx6rYv7MGcb.C_jh83l_u4ovw2B1 Access Passcode: 2AzP7?yu The slide deck: 20200826_PBEC Webinar Latam GBA Master slide deck

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AUSTRALIA’S CHINA WINE DISPUTE HEADED TO WTO: A WTO Dispute Panel is likely now that China has hiked five-year anti-dumping duties on Australian wine to between 116 and 218 per cent. Trade Minister Tehan described China’s action as “extremely disappointing and completely unjustifiable.”

AUSTRALIAN PRODUCERS RESPOND TO CHINA HIT: Australian wine producers are responding to China’s anti-dumping duties by chasing new markets. Industry leader Tony Battaglane said wine producers would now focus on growing demand for Australian wine in other markets across Asia, Europe, USA and UK.

USTR TRADE MEETINGS BY VIDEO: United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai has spent her first days in office in virtual meetings with the Trade Ministers of Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, EU and UK. She is also scheduled to participate in this week’s G7 Trade Ministers meeting hosted by the UK.

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