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09 Nov: PBEC Member AIA – AIA China to open Sichuan Office

AIA China has been granted approval by the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission to open a new branch in Sichuan. This will be AIA China’s first new branch since the inauguration of the wholly-owned life insurance subsidiary in July 2020, the Hong Kong-based AIA Group (1299) said. “We are delighted to receive approval to prepare for AIA’s first branch in Western China,” AIA Group chief executive and president Lee Yuan Siong said. https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/section/2/158419/AIA-China-to-open-Sichuan-office

07 Aug: PBEC’s new office

PBEC has moved to our new offices. Welcome to visit us: PBEC -Pacific Basin Economic Council International Secretariat 735, 7/F Wing Cheung Industrial Building, 109 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, HK. Tel: +852 6014 9899 Email: pbec@pbec.org Web: www.pbec.org    

HK-Indonesia Webinar (18 Aug) - Flyer

04 Aug: Webinar Invitation “Riding Ups and Downs: Hong Kong-Indonesia Partnership”

PBEC members are welcome to join the webinar “Riding Ups and Downs: Hong Kong-Indonesia Partnership” to be held on 18 August (Tue) at 16:00-18:00. Organised by the HKSAR Government and the Indonesian Consulate General in Hong Kong, the webinar will feature senior government officials and business leaders from both Hong Kong and Indonesia, including the Chief Executive of HKSAR, Mrs Carrie Lam, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Mr Mahendra Siregar, Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of…


11 Jun: Jeffrey Fish, Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Chatly joins PBEC

We welcome Jeff Fish who is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Chatly. A social media technology company helping brands around the world to reach and engage with their followers and customers on WeChat. Jeff is originally from New York and manages the Company from its HQ. With offices in New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Chennai, India, he leads their go to market team and helps their customers implement digital transformation strategy leveraging WeChat. Jeff has worked with a…


11 May: Founder & CEO David Armitage Velocity Solutions Group Interview

I sat down with David Armitage President & CEO of Velocity Solutions, where we discussed his career choices and path that got him to launch Velocity in 1996 and the challenges and opportunities, he see’s with the whole Covid-19 economic impact. In particular, the increasing importance places on data breach risk and cyber security. Being a stout and proud Canadian, we also touched upon Canada trade relations with the rest of APAC in the wake of recent trade tensions with…

19 Mar: PBEC Roundtable – Philippine Market Insights

Host: PBEC Secretariat Hong Kong Title:  Asian Family Business Resilience from the Philippines – A Century On Keynote presentation by: Luis Miguel Aboitiz – Chief Strategy Officer at Aboitiz Power Corporation Information about the presenter, please visit PBEC website at: https://www.pbec.org/luis-miguel-o-aboitizchief-strategy-officer-of-aboitiz-power-corporation-joins-pbec/ Agenda: PBEC member Miguel Luis Aboitiz Senior Chief Strategy Officer at Aboitiz Power Corporation will join us to give a keynote presentation from Manila. He will be sharing insights from his families business, their product lines and the actions/direction…

APEC China Business Council

29 Oct: PBEC CEO Meets with APEC China Business Council

#PBEC CEO Michael Walsh visited hashtag#APECChinaBusinessCouncil offices in Beijing with International IP Commercialization Council, Hong Kong Chapter Johnson K. & Board Member Diana Chou Meeting was a general discussion on regional updates and mutual cooperation plans for delegations ahead of hashtag#APEC2020 in Malaysia. A positive dialogue and lots of good actions to come from the deep relationship.


27 Jun: PBEC becomes a Founder Member of the Belt and Road Global Forum

Andrew Weir, KPMG Regional Senior Partner for Hong Kong and Chairman of PBEC, chaired the inaugural roundtable for the Belt and Road Global Forum – a high-level event attended by key stakeholders from over 24 countries and regions. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), officiated the ceremony and delivered the opening remarks. Andrew Weir said: “Representing different sectors and countries around the world, Forum members contributed a wide array of expertise, meaningful exchanges and…