Member Updates

PBEC’s Corporate Member FEC is delighted to announce the recent opening of two landmark hotels in Melbourne, Australia

May 9, 2023
Far East Consortium International Limited ("FEC"; Stock Code: 35.HK), is delighted to announce the opening of two landmark hotels in the CBD of Melbourne, Australia. On 23 March 2023, FEC opened the Ritz-Carlton Melbourne. The hotel consists of 257 luxury guest...
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Press Release: Natalie Chung CESGA PBEC’s Sustainability and Climate Change Ambassador announces HK Govt appointment

May 9, 2023
“I am honoured and humbled to have been appointed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong to serve on the Council for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development, effective May 1, 2023, for a term of two years.” Stated Natalie Chung...
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PBEC members praised for their support of Youth Ambassador Natalie Chung’s Antarctic Climate Expedition 2023

March 5, 2023
4 March 2023 - The Antarctic Climate Expedition led by Dr Sylvia Earle was concluded on the 23 Feb, 2023. It has proved to be a deeply rewarding and inspiring journey for PBEC’s Asia Climate Advocate Natalie Chung. 116 experts...
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PBEC BoD David Armitage attends important Canada-ASEAN Business & Investment Forum 2023

February 27, 2023
From left to right in the picture: Jan De Silva President & CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade David Armitage PBEC Board of Director & CEO Velocity Solutions Group Mairead Lavery President and CEO of Export Development Canada...
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PBEC Member QBE Hong Kong launches its 2023 SME Survey Results – Feb 2023

February 16, 2023
QBE Hong Kong is pleased to share with the PBEC Community, the release of its 5th iteration of our annual SME research for Hong Kong. SMEs are the backbone of the local economy. To better understand this important customer segment,...
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PBEC’s Hinrich Foundation’s Stephen Olson reflects on Biden’s China strategy and how the spy balloon saga affects the US-China relationship – Feb 2023

February 16, 2023
Blinken outlined the Biden Administration’s much anticipated China strategy in a public speech in May last year. Blinken articulated an approach to China built on three prongs: invest, align, and compete. The “invest” pillar of the strategy calls for the...
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PBEC hosted a small gathering of its HK based board of directors at the HK Aviation Club – Feb 2023

February 16, 2023
PBEC CEO Michael Walsh and Treasurer Anson Bailey hosted a few of our HK based PBEC Directors for its first informal face to face lunch of 2023 in January prior to CNY. In attendance were directors; Lester Huang, Anson Chan,...
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PBEC CEO meets with PBEC Member VinaCapital’s team in Vietnam

February 15, 2023
Immediately after Tet New Year in Vietnam, PBEC CEO Michael Walsh took the opportunity to visit VinaCapital’s head office to present in person to the CEO Don Lam, their ESG Award 2022-23 for “Most Responsible ESG Investor” – In doing...
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PBEC host ESG 2022-23 Winners Luncheon at the China Club -Feb 2023

February 15, 2023
PBEC Chairman Andrew Weir and CEO Michael Walsh hosted a luncheon in Hong Kong at the China Club in recognition of this years reinstated PBEC ESG Awards. Congratulations once again to our winners in; FEC Group (Gold ESG Winner), Sands...
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PBEC’s intern Rhea Mehta father Commodore Kapil Mehta takes command of INS Rajali, an Indian naval air station located in Ranipet district, Tamil Nadu in south India

December 26, 2022
It operates under the Southern Naval Command of the Indian Navy, and has the longest military runway in Asia. Commodore R Vinod Kumar handed over the command of the Indian Naval Air Station Rajali, based at Arakkonam, TamilNadu  to Commodore...
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The Climate Finance Conundrum – Focusing on Low & Middle Income Countries

December 26, 2022
Author: Rhea Mehta (PBEC intern OCT-DEC 2022) Published by PBEC: December 2022 Our PBEC intern Rhea Mehta recently wrote the following piece on financing issues faced by low and middle income Countries in tackling the climate emergency we all face...
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PBEC Corporate Member Velocity Technology Wins Best Cloud provider 2022

December 26, 2022
Velocity Technology is proud to announce that they have been awarded Best cloud tech provider - Public, and Best tech infrastructure provider at the With Intelligence HFM Asian Services Awards 2022! This is only the second year they have entered...
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Oliver Wyman’s & PBEC BoD Ben Simpfendorfer on China’s Economic Outlook for 2023

December 26, 2022
Description: Last appearance on Bloomberg for the year by a PBEC representative in Ben Simpfendorfer. Talking China's November data and 2023 outlook. Potential supply chain disruption is a focus for the global economy. Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and prosperous...
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PBEC’s Hendrick Sin enters the 14th HK District National People’s Congress Election 2022

December 4, 2022
PBEC’s Board of Director Hendrick Sin Director has officially registered to participate in the 14th Hong Kong District National People's Congress election. He is a pioneer in the Bay Area as an IT entrepreneur: Hendrick studied computer science at undergraduate...
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PBEC Announces the Winners of its Annual ESG Corporate Governance Awards 2022/23

December 4, 2022
PBEC is pleased to announce the 2022/23 winners of its re-established Environmental Annual Awards renamed ‘The PBEC ESG Corporate Governance Annual Awards’. These are strictly non-sponsored or financially influenced awards judged on sheer merit. For this first return of these...
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