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: PBEC Member Datuk Adam Yee receives MA in Business Administration – Nov 2023

A big congratulations to PBEC’s Datuk Adam Yee Hee Hoon on his conferment as Master of Business Administration from the University of the West of Scotland the majority of which was conducted during the pandemic. “ It was a great journey and challenging for me, a self realisation experience. I want to thank all the wonderful lecturers at the University of the West of Scotland who inspired new ways of thinking that I now bring back with me and can…

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: PBEC supports the Global Chinese Economic & Technology Summit – Nov 2023

PBEC CEO Michael Walsh attended and spoke at the recent 2023 Global Chinese Economic & Technology Summit hosted by strategic partner KSI – Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific held on 6-7th November 2023. Senior Government officials and dignitaries were in attendance at the welcoming VIP Gala Dinner and Opening ceremony. Chief Minister of Sabah, Yang Di-Pertua Negeri of the State of Penang spoke on the importance of the Malaysia/China trade relations and encouraged more investment flows in both directions now…

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: PBEC supported its strategic partner ICAEW 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner – Oct 2023

PBEC took a table and invited its members to attend the ICAEW – Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales 75th Anniversary gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom in Hong Kong on 26th October 2023. Over 300 guests packed out the ballroom on the evening and we were entertained throughout. We were delighted to welcome a large contingent of PBEC HK board of directors and members on the night, namely; Peter Burnett OBE BBS JP, Lester Huang SBS…

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: PBEC BoD Peter Burnett tries out Wisk’s e-VTOL Air-taxi at APEC USA – Nov 2023

“Lots happening this week at ABAC/APEC in San Francisco around resilience of supply chains, sustainability, financial inclusion, digitisation, AI, etc – not to mention that all important meeting between two Presidents. And then there’s Boeing showcasing the first autonomous, battery-powered air taxi called “wisk” in a fetching bright yellow livery which can’t be missed ! The target price point is an Uber fare. I offered to be the first hailing passenger!” said PBEC’s BoD Peter Burnett OBE, BBS, JP

GS1HK Summit 2023

: PBEC BoD Anson Bailey moderated a fireside chat with PUMA at GS1 HK Summit – Nov 2023

GS1 HK Summit 2023 brought together Government Officials, Legislative Council members, industry experts, and business leaders to explore Digitalisation & Sustainability for Future Business on 14th November 2023 at HKCEC. The annual industry event commenced with Mr. Lam Sai-hung, Secretary for Transport and Logistics as the Guest of Honour. The Hon Jeffrey Lam, Member of Executive Council & Legislative Council, The Hon Frankie Yick, Member of Legislative Council, The Hon Peter Shiu, Member of the 14th CPPCC National Committee & Legislative…

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: PBEC Vice Chairman Dr. George Lam BBS, JP spoke at the ESG for Climate Action Int’l Conference – Road to COP28 – Nov 2023

PBEC’s VC Dr. George Lam BBS, JP spoke to lawmakers, stakeholders and delegates at the recent World Green Organisation and ESCAP-ESBN supported event on ESG for Climate Actions International Conference held at Cyberport HK. It was in a hybrid format with several hundred in the audience and over 25K were watching online. George highlighted the many challenges Asian economies still face in allocating sufficient resources and incentives to the private sector to reduce their own industrial carbon footprints. He emphasised…

PECC State of the Region 2023-24 Supplement

: Pacific Economic Cooperation Council release State of the Region Report Supplement during APEC week– Nov 2023

Asia-Pacific Economic Outlook latest 2023 Section 1: Towards a Sustainable Recovery The Asia-Pacific region has shown remarkable resilience in the face of an uncertain environment. However, as the region heads into a ‘new normal’ the shape and form of economic growth are likely to be substantially different from the pre-pandemic period. As demonstrated by concerns expressed by respondents to PECC’s annual survey, the regional policy community is concerned with the rise in the cost of living; climate change; a slowdown…

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: PBEC is delighted to share TheCityUK reports & insights on UK exports & the carbon market – Nov 2023

TheCityUK’s Economic Research underpins the important—and sometimes still counter-intuitive—point that the financial and related professional services industry makes a significant contribution to the economy across the UK, not just in London. Most attention tends to focus on the spread of industry employment across the UK—a metric which is easy to take for granted, but one that is vitally important, and particularly so at a time of rising unemployment. However, this report focuses on something that is conceptually a bit less…

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: PBEC’s GWTC Shares Latest Trade-Flow Trends in Near-Shoring Across APEC Economies – Nov 2023

PBEC Corporate Member Guadalajara World Trade Center, Mexico represented by General Manager and Director Federico G. Lepe shares his views on the opportunities generated by the Near-Shoring trends, and comments utilising the latest economic data available in this comprehensive overview report. “We have witnessed a wave of manufacturing investment in a variety of sectors continue in 2023, as divestment and managing risk, away from sole-dependence on China Mainland and to address supply chain emissions, continues to change the face of…