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: PBEC Welcomes New Member David Ching CEO Ong & Ong Vietnam

David Ching Heng Hoe Chief Executive Officer, Ong & Ong Vietnam David has worked under the auspices of BEP Malaysia, Chartered Architects Malaysia and Chua Ka Seng Singapore. Between 1989 and 1995, he was Jurong Bird Park’s Director of Planning & Development. He has also ventured into China, India and Vietnam. He set up a full-fledged multi-disciplinary firm in Ho Chi Minh City in 2007 and was the main contractor of a 1500-unit social housing development in Danang City. David…

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: Climate Witness: Changing Polar Landscapes” Exhibition Launch at the Museum of Climate Change and PBEC Member’s Appointment as MoCC Scholar

Congratulations to PBEC’s Natalie Chung Sum Yue appointed as the inaugural Museum of Climate Change Scholar (MoCC Scholar) at the Museum of Climate Change at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Exhibition Information Her first Exhibition Title: “Climate Witness: Changing Polar Landscapes”「目擊氣候:變遷中的極地」You are cordially invited to pay a visit before CNY 2024. Curators: Inaugural Museum of Climate Change Scholar Ms. Natalie Chung, Dr. Rebecca Lee, Mr. Wilson Cheung, Museum of Climate Change Team Supporting Organizations: Mission Blue, Ocean Geographic, Polar…

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: PBEC Chairman and CEO’s Year End Economic Briefing 2023

The Pacific Basin Economic Council Chairman Andrew Weir MBE, JP and its Executive Director Michael Walsh share their views on some of the economic and geopolitical trends and observations they have witnessed in 2023. They take stock on a host of issues and look ahead to 2024. Look out for the reference to Social Offsets for leaders and corporations to address the S in ESG more urgently. They cover some of the outcomes from some of the major leader summits…


: 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 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

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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…

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: PBEC BoD hosts a private dinner with former Consul General of the USA to HK and Macau Kurt Tong amongst the guests – Oct 2023

On October 29th 2023 – PBEC’s Sebastian Man hosted a small group of distinguished leaders in HK including PBEC CEO Michael Walsh for a dinner with the Former Consul General of the USA to HK and Macau Kurt Tong. He joined The Asia Group LLC a business advisory firm in 2019 with offices across Asia and HQ in Washington D.C.  Kurt Tong is Managing Partner and member of the Executive Committee at The Asia Group, where he leads consulting teams…

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: PBEC’s DL Holdings (1709.HK) Launched Artificial Intelligence (AI) Family Office to Accelerate the Global Strategic Planning of AI Wealth Management

DL Holdings Group Limited (“DL Holdings” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”, Stock Code: 1709.HK) issued a voluntary announcement on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange today, announcing that the Company officially launched the global artificial intelligence (AI) family office with a year of preparation, which would accelerate the global strategic planning of AI wealth management on top of the foundation of the existing digital family office. Read More HERE:

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: VN stock market ready for rebound as negative factors abate: States PBEC’s VinaCapital – Nov 2023

The negative factors that affected the stock market are in the rear-view mirror or getting there, and the prospects of higher stock prices in the months ahead are supported by rebounding earnings growth, a recovering economy and cheap valuations, according to Michael Kokalari, chief economist at VinaCapital. Read More HERE:  

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: Repositioning PBEC’s Velocity Group under a new brand and consolidated group of businesses

Velocity Technology, a leading IT professional services firm headquartered in Hong Kong and serving clients across the Asia Pacific region, is thrilled to announce its vibrant rebrand. The rebrand reflects Velocity’s commitment to “shining the light on all things IT” for their clients, and marks a significant milestone in the company’s growth and expansion. Celebrating our New Look & Strengthened Team Velocity Technology Unveils Vibrant Rebrand with StratusRed, City Computing and Talented City as New Additions to the Velocity Group…