Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong

2017 HBSAHK Signature Conference: Looking ahead to 2017

Event Date : 2017-01-14
Event Time : 8:40am - 2:00pm
Event Venue : Conrad Hong Kong, Grand Ballroom
Event Fee : HK$1050 per member
HK$1200 per guest
Event Sign-up Deadline : 2017-01-12
Contact Person for this event : Candice Leung
For more information please email : events@hbsahk.org

Please join us for HBSAHK's "Signature Conference" on January 14, 2017. Meet HBS Prof. Willy Shih and Prof. Christopher Malloy with many other profound speakers. Please secure your seat ASAP with 300 of your fellow HBS alumni and friends for our signature event of the year. Guests and corporate tables are welcomed.




2017 HBSAHK Signature Conference:

 Looking ahead to 2017


Confirmed speakers include:

Mr. George Yeo, Chairman, Kerry Logistics

Mr. Frank Wang, Founder & CEO, DJI Technology

Professor Frederick Ma, Chairman, MTRC

Mr. Jasper Tsang, Ex-President of the Legislative Council

Professor Willy Shih, Harvard Business School

Prof. Christopher Malloy, Harvard Business School

Mr. Michael Chugani, Current Affairs Commentator

Mr. Antony Leung, Group CEO, Nan Fung Group

Mr. Sean Maher, Founder & Chief Strategist, Entext Economics & Strategy

Mr. Manraj Sekhon, ex-CEO & CIO, Fullerton Fund Management

Mr. Ken Lee, Founder & CEO, Belleview Research 


Event Format: Morning conference and lunch

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Time: 8:40am to 2:00pm

Venue: Conrad Hong Kong, Grand Ballroom, Lower Lobby, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, HK.

Cost: HK$1,050 per HBSAHK/Harvard Club member, HK$1,200 per guest




Panel 1:  Political and Economic Outlook of Hong Kong & China.  China’s growth fell to under 7% in 2015, its lowest rate in 25 years. It is set to edge down further to 6.1% by 2018.  At the same time, risks are rising. The economy is undergoing transitions on several fronts. What is the economic and political outlook of China?  With the current economic and political context in Hong Kong, how does it remain vital to China’s economy?  What key risk and opportunities are we facing?


Panel 2: Investment ideas for 2017.  Market conditions are challenging, and investors are facing a hard time with lots of volatility over the course of the last 24 months. Gold, for instance, rallied strongly this year until right after the Brexit. Likewise, crude oil doubled in price this year after it went through its steepest collapse in history. With the backdrop of Brexit and Trump’s presidency, what will happen in the market? In other words, which investment ideas do we see for 2017?  What are the top 3 ideas to take back to our personal portfolio?


Panel 3: The innovation revolution in Hong Kong & China.  As innovation gains steam there, the stakes are rising for domestic and multinational companies alike. Prowess in innovation will not only become an increasingly important differentiator inside China but should also yield ideas and products that become serious competitors on the international stage. What can we expect going forward?


Panel 4: HBSAHK Annual Startup Competition – Finalists (Genie, DOTT, ShareRails and Amber) Winning pitches from Hong Kong Start-ups. This panel will feature the winning pitches from our very popular entrepreneurial series. To-date, over 20+ entrepreneurs have appeared before our alumni group and we have chosen 4 winners from these exciting ventures. You will get a chance to hear the “5 minute pitch” from each of these start-ups. Bring your check-books!


Genie is building a community of mobile workers, enabling businesses to hire temporary job-seekers on-demand. Their one minute hiring process eliminates guesswork and anxiety through automated prescreening, video interviews, analytical backend vetting and intellectual matching.


DOTT The Smart Dog Tag, named as one of "The best Kickstarter inventions” by MSN Money, DOTT is a smart dog tag that replaces old, traditional tags and helps owners keep track of their pets. Our aim is to create a world without lost pets, and anyone can join our community by downloading the free mobile app and help keep pets safe.


ShareRails is a mobile commerce platform connecting offline and online retailers to shoppers through digital merchandising tools, influencers and social media.


Amber Agriculture automates grain management using wireless sensors and data analytics.



Luncheon Speech by Mr. George Yeo, Chairman of Kerry Logistics



RSVP: Please contact Candice Leung (Email: events@hbsahk.org ) for corporate tables or to secure a seat.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, but please note that the HBS alumni will be given priority over guests if the event is over-subscribed. Reservation is by payment of non-refundable event fee. This is a private event, and participants are requested to respect the confidentiality of the views and opinions expressed. For enquiry, please email us at events@hbsahk.org .

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