The recent hybrid event, “AmCham Tech Week: The Business of Web3,” organized by the Innovation and Technology Committee, showcased the rising importance of establishing a digital presence. Art professionals, tech entrepreneurs and legal experts from various backgrounds in Hong Kong explored trends brought by blockchain technologies in the real world and in the metaverse. Continue reading Creativity and Community: How NFTs are Changing the Business Landscape
Calm, composed, and methodical, Loretta Fong displays the personality traits of the typical successful accountant. But Fong, a partner at PWC who was selected as 2021’s Leading Woman on Boards by AmCham’s Women of Influence (WOI) committee, has a passion for volunteering that defies stereotypes. Continue reading A Passion for Service: PwC’s Loretta Fong on Giving Back
After earning her PhD in chemical engineering from MIT in 2005, Ying Chau had looked for job opportunities in global health and even applied to help build a charter school in the US. But recruiters couldn’t see the connection between those fields and her academic training…. Continue reading Following Her Vision: Professor Ying Chau on Motivating Students Through Social Impact
COVID-19 had forced Christian Action Centre —the only place in Hong Kong offering direct, drop-in assistance to refugees and asylum seekers—to curtail many of its services. Continue reading Rising From the Ashes – How Rob Farrall, Winner of the Ira Dan Kaye Community Service Award, Helped the Centre for Refugees Rebuild
Sharlene Jacquier isn’t a physiotherapist, trainer, or allied health provider. She’s not even the sporty one in her family. Yet she is the director and co-founder of leading Hong Kong health and wellness clinic Joint Dynamics, and AmCham Women of Influence (WOI) committee’s pick for 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year. Continue reading The Unlikely Entrepreneur: Sharlene Jacquier of Joint Dynamics on the Dinner Party That Changed Her Life
Some people work for decades toward a place in the C-Suite. At the age of 21, Anushka Purohit is a C-Suite leader two times over—and she hasn’t even graduated from university yet. Continue reading Something Good Brewing: How Breer CEO Anushka Purohit is Making a Difference
By Stephanie Chan “Confidence is built upon the perfection of every detail,” says Heidi Lee, executive director of Hong Kong Ballet, who was named 2021’s Master … Continue reading Mastering Perfection: An Interview with Hong Kong Ballet’s Heidi Lee
What is the best way to get men on board with gender equality?
“Not talking about gender equality, remarkably,” says Adrian Warr, the co-founder of Male Allies Hong Kong and AmCham’s 2021 Champion for the Advancement of Women. Continue reading Giving Gender Equality a Brand Makeover: An Interview with Adrian Warr, 2021 Champion for the Advancement of Women
Delphine Donné-Crock, general manager of Logitech’s Creativity and Productivity group, spoke to AmCham about their one-size-doesn’t-fit-all approach to productivity tech. Continue reading Shaping the Future of Work: Q&A with Logitech’s Head of Creativity and Productivity
During 2020, nine China-headquartered companies listed in the US used a secondary listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange (HKEX) to raise funds for regional growth. However, other multinational corporations with head offices in the West seem to be overlooking the potential gains on offer from generating capital via this route. Continue reading Hong Kong Listings Offer Ring-Fenced Route to China
As women earn, inherit, and control more money and assets than ever before, they are emerging as the new face of wealth, on track to control approximately US$30 trillion of assets by 2030 in the US alone. Continue reading Steering a Path to Financial Success for Women
When it comes to US-Hong Kong relations, the last few years have been both intense and challenging from a chamber perspective. Continue reading AmCham President’s Takeaways from Recent Visit to Washington, DC
We live in a world where innovative technologies are giving designers new ways to collaborate and produce engineered products that meet stringent regulatory, legal and safety measures. Continue reading Making the Pie Bigger: How Technology is Changing the Work of Design
Sustainability is not just a buzzword! Brands have come under increasing pressure – from consumers, regulators and investors – to prove the origin of their products and attest to the credentials of their supply chain partners. Continue reading How can companies leverage data for supply chain sustainability?
Hong Kong-based architect Gary Chang, founder and managing director of the EDGE Design Institute, will bring his distinctive approach to small spaces to AmCham’s new 1800-square-foot home in Central. Continue reading Workplace Transformer: Inside the Plans for AmCham’s new Community Hub
Hong Kong’s economy, like its skyline, may appear to be dominated by big names and multinational corporations. But its small businesses are vital, not just to the health of the local economy, but to Hong Kong’s continued status as a world-class business city. Continue reading Small Business, Big Impact: How Hong Kong’s Small Business Ecosystem Feeds Innovation
By Stephanie Chan “I’d been to a Lunch and Learn and I’d heard all about the symptoms of depression and anxiety, and I just shrugged my … Continue reading Ending the Stigma: Men Speak Out About Mental Health
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?
By Mark S. Steed, Principal and CEO of Kellett School The Future of K12 Education As we are all too aware, predicting the future is fraught … Continue reading The Future of Education
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
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
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?
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
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
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