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The US-HK-China Forum: A World of Uncertainty and Opportunity

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Laniakea YWCA O'ahu

1040 Richard Street

Honolulu, HI 96813

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Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii (HKBAH) is proud to bring its flagship conference back on Oahu. "A World of Uncertainty and Opportunity" -The 2019 US-HK-China forum will be held at Laniakea YWCA, Downtown Honolulu on Monday, February 25, 2019, and will cover a range of topics, including economic, trade, finance, investment, urbanization, infrastructure, retailing, technology, entrepreneurship and US-China relations. The forum convene a diverse group of speakers from the industry pioneers, government and diplomat, academic experts, business executives, entrepreneurs and opinion leaders from the East - Hong Kong and mainland China and the West - Hawaii and U.S. mainland.

Why Attend?

“Trade has made the world more peaceful and stable by connecting our nations – and aligning our interests. But the benefits of trade have not been distributed as widely as they should be – and we must do more to address that.” Michael R. Bloomberg, former mayor of New York spoke at an opening day of the Bloomberg Global Business Forum last year.

The 2019 US-HK-China forum’s goal is to stimulate productive, fact-driven dialogue among participants and speakers in an effort to promote deeper understanding on important local, national, and global issues, to find mutual opportunities including trade, globalization, and competition, supported by public-private partnerships, investments and global initiatives. All participants will be encouraged to contribute their ideas. Each panel session will open the floor for Q&A.

Featured Topics

US-China Relations and Trade, New Economy and Smart City, Belt & Road Initiative, Finance & Capital Market, China Outbound Investment, Chinese Consumers, E-Commerce and Retail Market, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship.


In the Morning, you will gain the understanding of the current economy environment; the US-China trade dispute, and China’s future economic plans. How theses will affect the global economy growth and our daily lives, and how to get ready to meet as yet undefined challenges, and find better solutions. In the Afternoon, you will learn practical information on doing business in Hong Kong and China. How to tap into China’s emerging economic opportunity, and cross-border/ foreign investments. This forum is also a great resource to learn how Hong Kong as a innovation and technology hub for starts up and entrepreneurship to tap into Chinese capital and finance. Furthermore, this forum will also provide a valuable opportunity to network with other participants, speakers and sponsors.

Morning Agenda (9:00am - 1:30pm)

Registration (Morning) Laniākea YWCA, Elizabeth Fuller Hall

Business Consultation with Hawaii and Hong Kong Service Providers

Welcome and Introduction to the Program

Aloha Message

Keynote Speech - China Dialogues

Spotlight - Hong Kong Update

Plenary Session: US-China Relations, Policy & Trade

Networking Break

Keynote Luncheon

Spotlight - Honolulu as a Smart City

Keynote Presentation: Understanding China - The Waking Dragon

Afternoon Agenda (1:30pm - 6:30pm)

Registration | Networking Break

Spotlight - Meet the Chairman - A World of Opportunity

Panel Discussion I: Belt and Road Initiative

Coffee Break

Spotlight - Economy, Finance & China Outbound Investment

Panel Discussion II: Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship

Networking & Deal Making Reception Café Julia

** All programs & speakers are subject to change without notice!

Confirmed Speaker and Chair

Ivanhoe Chang, Director, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, San Francisco

Brenda Foster, Chairman, Hawaii Pacific Export Council; Past President, American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, China

Richard R. Vuylsteke, Ph.D. President, East-West Center; Past Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong

Ambassador Lauren Kahea Moriarty, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Steve Craven, Former U.S. Trade Negotiator & Commercial Officer; Past Chairman, Hawaii Pacific Export Council

Daniel R. Fung, SBS, SC, QC, JP, Senior Counsel, Des Voeux Chambers; Chairman, United Nations Peace & Development Foundation, Hong Kong

Christopher Leu, Senior Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch; Past Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide, Los Angeles

Stephen Kai-yi Wong, Chairman, Privacy Commission for Persoanl Data, Hong Kong

Simon Wong, JP, Founder & Chairman, Kampery Group, Hong Kong

Jay M. Fidell, President & CEO, ThinkTech Hawaii, Inc.

Ralph Chow, Regional Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Americas, New York

Henry Yu, COO, Asian Investors Consortium, Atlanta

Gerald A. Sumida, Partner, Carlsmith Ball

Steve Sue, Chairman, Bizgenics Foundation, Partner, SaaS Ventures

Chris Lo, Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Los Angeles

David Ai, Director of the Office of Innovation and Commercialization, University of Hawaii

Hong Kong Partner & Sponsor

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco

Hong Kong Trade Development and Trade Council

U.S, Federal, State and City Agency

State of Hawaii - Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT), City & County of Honolulu - Office of Economic Development, Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No.9

Supporting Organization

Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific, East-West Center, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, Hawaii Pacific Export Council, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Enterprise Honolulu, Hawaii International Real Estate Council, Asian Real Estate Association of America - Aloha Chapter.

Academic Partner

Chaminade University - Hogan Entrepreneurs

Forum Facility Partner

YWCA O'ahu - Elizabeth Fuller Hall, Cafe Julia

Hotel Partner

DoubleTree by Hilton Waikiki Hotel

Hospitality Partner

Dragon Tours and Travel Inc.

Germaine Luau

Hong Kong Family

Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide

National U.S. Hong Kong Business Association


Online: https://2019ushkchinaforum.eventbrite.com

By Mail: 2019 US-HK-China Forum, c/o HKBAH, P.O. Box 1839, Honolulu, HI 96805-1839, USA.

IMPORTANT: Please take advantage of our early-bird discount rate (full-day and half-day pass) by February 10, 2019. Half-day Forum is available. Contact HKBAH for more information.

* To qualify for a member rate, each registrant must be a member or an affiliated member of HKBAH, NUSHKBA or FHKBAW. To become a HKBAH member when registering of this Forum, please call us at 1 808 564-0011 or via email at hkbahinfo@yahoo.com.

* To qualify for a supporting organization rate, each registrant must be a member, or an affiliate member of the designated organizations shown on the ticket page.

Supporting Organizations: Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific, East-West Center, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, Hawaii Pacific Export Council, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Enterprise Honolulu, Hawaii International Real Estate Council, Asian Real Estate Association of America - Aloha Chapter, and Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone 9.

For further inquiry, please contact: HKBAH at hkbahinfo@yahoo.com OR tel +1 808 564 0011.

Sponsorship Inquiry: hkbahinfo@yahoo.com OR Barinna Poon tel +1 808 564-0011.

Parking: No parking on site. Closest public parking: Al’ii Place, 1099 Alakea St. Hon, HI 96813 - first 2-hour $3; each additional 30 min $1.50; OR other alternative parking facilities near-by: St. Andrew’s Cathedral - 229 Queem Emma (0.4 mil from YWCA, 7-min walking distance) Full-day pass may be available @ special rate $15 - please contact HKBAH via email: hkbahinfo@yahoo.com to secure your full-day pass; OR street metered parking.

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