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PBEC Events Calendar 2021

Date Event Event theme Speaker/Keynote Venue, City, Country Members + invited VIPs Only
22 Jul ADB – Indonesia Int’l Climate Change Conference 2021

The virtual 2021 International Climate Change Conference will provide a platform to discuss international practices that can help the Asian Development Bank’s developing member countries such as Indonesia transition into a low-carbon economy and pursue a green, resilient, and inclusive COVID-19 recovery. With the theme “A Just and Affordable Transition toward Net Zero,” the ICCC will showcase various initiatives taken by Indonesia on climate change, discuss constraints the country faces in addressing climate change, and identify possible solutions. It will highlight the role of multilateral development partners like ADB in delivering climate solutions to Indonesia, especially on how to strengthen the country’s resilience through climate change mitigation, adaptation, and green recovery.

Virtual Event Open to all
27 Jul HKTDC/PBEC Hainan Island, China Free Trade Port Policies Click to register

**Deadline for registration 22/7**

HKTDC will co-organise a webinar on “Hainan Free Trade Port Policies” with Commercial Office of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HK SAR, Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC), Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development, the Hong Kong Hainan Commercial Association and Hainan Commerce Representative Office on 27 July 2021 (Tuesday). Government official from Hainan will introduce the latest policies and market developments of the Hainan Free Trade Port at the seminar, as well as how Hong Kong companies can leverage on Hainan to develop domestic sales market.

Virtual Event

Conducted all in Putonghua (Chinese language only without interpretation)

PBEC Chinese speaking members Only
28 Jul B20 Italy Women Empowerment

The event, organised by the B20 Special Initiative on Women Empowerment (SIWE), takes stock of existing gender inequalities to report on the actionable recommendations developed in the course of the B20 Cycle by the SIWE and present in the SIWE Policy Paper.

Virtually streamed live Open Forum
28 Jul B20 Italy Digital Transformation The B20 – G20 Dialogue on Digital Transformation is an initiative organized by the B20 Italy to raise awareness on the main priorities identified by the Digital Transformation Task Force in view of the G20 Ministerial Conference, scheduled for 5-6 August in Trieste.

The Dialogue will consist of a discussion of approximately 80 minutes, and it will be opened by representatives of the B20 and the G20 Presidency. The meeting will also host remarks by the Co-Chairs of the Digital Transformation Task Force and by prominent stakeholders.

Virtually streamed live Open Forum
03 Aug ABAC 3rd Meeting APEC New Zealand 2021 APEC Business Advisory Council 3rd meeting of 4 in 2021 chaired by Rachel Taulelei CEO Kono. Virtual Event by invitation only PBEC members only
17-18 Aug ISIS – Malaysia


Asia Pacific Roundtable APR 34 Registration Form | 34th Asia-Pacific Roundtable (APR) (

You can register here to attend this two day summit.

The Asia-Pacific Roundtable (APR) is the signature international conference of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. Widely recognised as one the region’s key Track 2 strategic conferences, the APR has been organised annually for over 33 years, being postponed for the first time in 2020 due to global travel and health restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Hosted by ISIS Malaysia, on behalf of the ASEAN-ISIS Network, a network of leading Southeast Asian policy institutes and think tanks, it has regularly attracted over 300 great minds of various backgrounds and has seen lively, frank, and constructive conversations on a gamut of contemporary issues impacting the security, stability, sustainability, and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region.



Virtual Event Open Forum
27 Aug IPPCC Malaysia Chapter Roundtable dialogue on Trade Secrets & their IP rights. Advanced Importance of Trade Secret: Will Trade Secret Registry be helpful for administration of justice & Should Trade Secret be recognised as the last Intellectual Property Rights”

Speakers: Judge Randall Rader (ret.), Dr. Richard Thurston, Michael Lin

Contact: if you wish to join.

Virtual Event via zoom

Supporting organisation: PBEC

PBEC members Only
01-02 Sep HKTDC & HK Govt Belt & Road Summit 2021

Jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Belt and Road Summit has been bringing together senior government officials and influential business leaders from markets along and beyond the Belt and Road to exchange insights on multilateral collaboration and create concrete business opportunities since its inception in 2016.

Hybrid Complimentary for the first 10 PBEC delegates & 30% discount on attendee fee thereafter for PBEC members
15 Sep OECD Latin American Economic Outlook

Publication Report Launch:

An annual publication of the OECD Development Center, the Latin American Economic Outlook provides original information and comparative indicators on key issues affecting the regions development.

Online Available to all
16-24 Sep OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum The 4th edition of the annual OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum delves into recent developments and emerging challenges to take a balanced assessment of blockchain’s use and potential in supporting global markets and the rules and norms that underpin them. From strengthening cross-border commerce and international regulatory cooperation, to better connecting companies with investors and capital, and bringing new levels of transparency to the digital economy and control over our lives online.

You can register for free by clicking this link.

Virtual week PBEC members Only
20-22 Sep UN Global Compact United Business Live Mark your calendars for the Uniting Business LIVE, 20–22 September. Held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Week, Uniting Business LIVE hosts the Private Sector Forum, Global Impact Forum and SDG Business Forum. Uniting Business LIVE aligns with the themes of the General Assembly and amplifies unified global actions on the SDGs. Registration opens in late July/Early August. Virtual

Contact: events@

Open forum for all to Register


APEC CBC APEC Women Leadership Forum – China PBEC is joining hands with our partner APEC China Business Council  More details to follow on this years registration. Chengdu, China

Hybrid event

Open to all PBEC Members
30 Sep Asia Economic & Entrepreneurship Summit Asia in the New Normal-Rebuilding Resilience, Overcoming Challenges – The Asia Economic and Entrepreneurship Summit (AEES) is a leading regional economic forum organized annually by the KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific, the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) and China Daily. The Summit is a meeting of minds for Government, Business, Civil Society and Thought Leaders to discuss the key trends, strategic challenges and major issues impacting on business and industry in Asia.

You can register your interest to attend by contacting us


Hybrid Summit, physical and virtual attendance

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

PBEC members Only
4-7 Oct The Economist Future of Energy Week  – Can click here to register.

Limited complimentary passes contact

Virtual Event Open to all
02-03 Nov Cyberport HK CVCF – Venture Capital Forum

Cyberport’s annual premier venture forum, will decode the reinvestment tech and venture ecosystem, where global venture experts and entrepreneurial leaders will offer actionable insights on the latest fundraising strategies, market dynamics and value creation to capture investor appetite and stay ahead of the pack in times of great change.

With the theme of “Venturing for Success: Resilience, Growth & Opportunity”, CVCF 2021 will give a brand-new hybrid experience for the first time to reach a wider audience without geographical restriction while still maintaining limited physical networking opportunity for the stakeholders.

Hybrid virtual event Open to all

Speaker opportunities for PBEC members outside of HK

10 Nov ABAC 4th  Meeting APEC New Zealand 2021 APEC Business Advisory Council 4th meeting in 2021 chaired by Rachel Taulelei CEO Kono. Virtual Event by invitation only PBEC members only
Nov 11-13 APEC CEO Dialogues APEC CEO Summit 2021

It is the most influential meeting of business and government in the Asia-Pacific, where governance, chief executives, and world business leaders engage with each other and with APEC leaders. Summit Chaired by Barbara Chapman.

Virtual Event by Invitation Only PBEC members only
26 Nov Horasis & PBEC The Horasis Asia Meeting 2021

Horasis will convene its annual Horasis Asia Meeting on 26 No

vember. Held on Horasis‘ ground-breaking digital conferencing platform, the event will bring together over 400 of the foremost business and political leaders from across Asia and the world. Some of the functions will be attended by high-ranking Asian politicians and other public figures. Delegates will discuss how to shape the path forward through Asia’s big transitions and how to adopt innovation to build towards a resilient post-COVID Asia.

Virtual Event – delegate fee payable & registration required PBEC Members call for speakers
04-07 Oct The Economist Future of Energy Week  – Can click here to register.

Limited complimentary passes contact

Virtual Event Open to all
Dec TBA IPPCC APAC Business of IP Asia Forum 2021 -This annual forum is normally a physical event at the HKCC, subj to HK Govt covid restrictions.


Possibly a hybrid event TBA PBEC members Only



**This is not an exhaustive upcoming events list as it is subject to continual changes and updates. We encourage you all to also regularly check our official website and social media channels for the latest news and further real time updates.**

All PBEC physical face to face International Breakfast and Lunch Dialogues & members site visits overseas continue to be postponed subject to change due to Covid-19 social distancing and border travel restrictions imposed.

However, virtual live PBEC hosted webinars and recorded meetings content & some local face to face meetings where possible are carrying on in addition to the above official events. Please keep a look out for notifications of those by your local representative.

Please also check our website and PBEC’s LinkedIn official page for all event notifications in addition to direct emails. We also publish our monthly members e-digest with latest upcoming events and don’t forget to check out our Value Prop-APAC Investing recorded monthly episodes. They are available through our website or you can subscribe to our channels on Spotify & YouTube to listen and view latest and historic content.

We have Sponsorship opportunities for Members such as banner advertisements, sponsoring a dialogue series and hosting a breakfast or lunch meeting to participate & lead in. A chance to expand your reach, your product or service offering to our expansive global network of over 50,000+ qualified decision makers.

Get in touch via or contact our CEO Michael Walsh at directly to share your news, initiatives in a Covid-19 recovery and feel free to raise your issues or topics you want to see and contribute too being discussed. Take advantage by utilising your membership to raise awareness and your businesses profile.


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