Frank Martin was the ‘heart and soul’ of the American Chamber of Commerce and the American community in Hong Kong. He was wise, kind, patient and perceptive – an unusual and invaluable combination. Continue reading Remembering Frank Martin
AmCham is well aware of an increasingly complicated geopolitical environment and its risks; particularly those which have evolved in recent years. The environment is more complex and challenging. We are here to support our members to navigate those challenges and risks while also capturing the opportunities of doing business in this region. Continue reading AmCham Statement on Business Environment in Hong Kong
AmCham has taken office space at TEC’s Two Chinachem Central CentrePartnership offers benefits to AmCham members through events and access to TEC products July 14, 2021 – Hong Kong – The Executive Centre (“TEC”), the leading premium flexible workspace provider … Continue reading AmCham Hong Kong forms partnership with The Executive Centre
Early this year, with the support of PayPal, AmCham launched the virtual Center of Excellence for Small Business (now renamed to AmCham Launchpad: the SMEs & … Continue reading A Conversation with Steven Chan
By Lelia Lim, Managing Partner, Asia Pacific, Lim-Loges & Masters We operate in a world where digital transformation is changing the competitive landscape at warped speed. To survive and thrive in this ever-evolving business environment, companies need to build and … Continue reading Winning in the Workplace: Succession Planning – Why Do We Need a New Mindset?
The international business community has undergone an unsettling weekend with children from several schools under threat of being sent to mandatory government quarantine facilities after mandatory testing due to COVID outbreaks. Continue reading A Temperature Testing Survey on the Government Quarantine of Children in Hong Kong
AmCham’s new Chairman Jessica Bartlett delivered her inaugural remarks today highlighting the Chamber’s priorities for 2021 and underscoring American and multinational businesses’ presence in shaping the future of Hong Kong and the Asia region. Continue reading AmCham Chairman: Hong Kong at an inflection point with choices about how its future looks
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong released its 2021 Business Outlook Survey today. The aim of this AmCham “temperature checking” survey is to garner a holistic view across many business sectors, and to focus on what Hong Kong needs to do to maintain its edge and renew confidence. Continue reading AmCham 2021 Business Outlook Survey Released
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) welcomes Jessica Bartlett as new Chairwoman and Joseph Armas as new Vice Chairman of its Board of Governors. Continue reading Notice of New Chairman & Vice Chairman
For Hong Kong, the recovery path will be shaped by SMEs – the backbone of the city’s economy, representing 98 percent of Hong Kong businesses and 45 percent of the workforce. The compact, flexible structure of SMEs gives them the edge…. Continue reading Navigating the New Normal: Key Takeaways for Hong Kong SMEs Post-COVID-19
We are also committed to staying in Hong Kong as we look to the future. Our plan now is to increase our digital capabilities while maintaining a physical presence with a boardroom and hub for physical activities in our office at the Bank of America Tower. Continue reading AmCham Positions Itself For The Digital Economy
On a rainy August afternoon, I sat down with AmCham’s Innovation & Technology committee to talk about start-ups, and how they stay sane during COVID-19. Continue reading Innovation & Technology Committee: Facilitating Connections Between Like Minded People
Following the introduction of a Hong Kong National Security law by Beijing authorities, the US government has reacted strongly by passing the Hong Kong Autonomy Act and issuing Executive Order 13936. To gauge how these developments have impacted business, AmCham … Continue reading OFAC’s Sanction on Hong Kong & National Security Law
July 17, 2020 – HONG KONG – The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (“AmCham”) has supported open and constructive dialogue between the United States and the HKSAR for more than fifty years. The Chamber remains committed to the mission … Continue reading Response of AmCham HK to President Trump’s Revocation of Hong Kong’s Special Trading Status
The recent introduction of a Hong Kong National Security law by Beijing authorities has placed a fresh international focus on Hong Kong’s unique “One Country, Two … Continue reading AmCham Temperature Survey Findings: National Security Law
Chamber’s press statement on the National Security Law Continue reading AmCham Statement on National Security Law
Hong Kong has been hit by a double-whammy in the past week, with China announcing a proposed national security law, while President Trump said he would begin the process of revoking the US-HK special economic status. Continue reading AmCham Survey Results on National Security Law & Hong Kong’s “Special Status”
An op-ed by AmCham President Tara Joseph Continue reading US business wants Hong Kong to succeed, but companies need clear details about national security law to allay fears
An op-ed by ASIFMA CEO Mark Austen Continue reading Is COVID-19 a Game Changer for Diversity in Asia’s Financial Sector?
Chamber’s press statement on the National Security Law Continue reading AmCham calls for clarification of Beijing’s National Security Law for Hong Kong as risk rises over the city’s future business prospects
The arrival of new baby is an exciting time for any parent. For many new mothers, as the primary caregiver, balancing the joys of motherhood with the transition back to work can however be a challenging experience. Many mums want to do it all. Continue reading Maternity Return Policies Are Vital for Retaining a Diverse Workforce
When SARS hit Hong Kong in February 2003, many organizations urgently started to look for ways to, temporally, allow their staff to work safely using their computers from home. At that point in time we were still over 4 years away from the launch of the Apple iPhone… Continue reading Virus Protection
Find out what the committee is all about! Continue reading Q&A with Innovation & Technology Committee Chair Jen Flowers
It would be difficult to find a news forum today that is not dominated by headlines about the latest news on the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). But while Europe and North America are struggling to come to grips with quarantine measures and government emergency measures, Hongkongers are rapidly – and sadly – becoming old hands at dealing with emergencies. Continue reading Anxiety in the Workplace
Despite Hong Kong’s well-documented troubles, at this juncture, the SAR remains indispensable to Beijing as a controlled funnel for financial flows both in and out of the Mainland. Continue reading Indispensable Hong Kong
What motivates and inspires our leaders? Why is the WOI committee unique to AmCham? Continue reading Meet our Women of Influence Co-Chairs, Anne LeBourgeois, and Mary McHale
Months of violent anti-government protests, and now coronavirus, have significantly dented Hong Kong’s reputation as a safe and easy place to live and do business. Continue reading Hong Kong’s Talent Challenge: Can the City Bounce Back from Crisis?
An op-ed by AmCham President Tara Joseph Continue reading The coronavirus and protests have disrupted lives in Hong Kong. Where’s the long-term vision for this battered city?
When it comes to the business of sports, our neighboring SAR punches way above its weight, writes Mathew Scott. Continue reading Macau: Playing in the big league
How to adopt new technologies without betting the bank on the wrong startup? Broadridge’s global head of strategy Michael Tae says the New York-based fintech behemoth has the solution. Continue reading Broadridge: low-risk bridge between fintech disruptors and incumbents
Global consolidation of shipping lines and their alliances, vast, complex supply chains, and the need to find ever-greater efficiencies have fueled the rise of such megavessels. Continue reading Thinking outside the box: Reviving Hong Kong’s port