CEO Manpower Conference

Business leaders, people management specialists, academics, and senior government officials gather at this biennial manpower conference to mind each other's collective wisdom to come up with practical proposals that can furnish the Chamber, our members, and government officials in appropriate bureaus, with specific action points on manpower strategies ahead.

Discussions focus on drawing up strategies to form recommendations for government action. Our longer-term structural manpower challenges focus on how we can keep our city open to the flow of appropriately skilled people into and out of the economy, and how to foster appropriate education for our future generation and cultivate lifelong learning. At corporate levels, how companies can take on appropriate people management approach to help attract, develop and retain their talented staff in accordance to the corporate culture and development.

All the findings will be distilled into a blueprint for the Chamber's Manpower Committee to guide its work and submissions to government.

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Date Events

dev - CEO Manpower Conference 2013

Welcome Remarks

Shirley Yuen, CEO, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce


Chairman Keynote Panel

Human Capital & Business Growth: Challenges & Opportunities

Christopher Pratt, Chairman, John Swire & Sons (H.K.)

Raymond Chien, Chairman, MTR Corporation and Hang Seng Bank

(Session Chairman) Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, Chairman, The Link; Vice-Chairman, HKGCC

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Plenary Panel

Global Outlook: Government Regulations, Markets & People

John Slosar, Chief Executive, Cathay Pacific Airways

Thomas Ho, Chief Executive, Gammon Construction

Douglas Renwick, Country President, Securitas Security Services (Hong Kong)

(Session Chairman) Professor Stephen Cheung, President, The Hong Kong Institute of Education


Plenary Panel

Building a Better Workforce: Technologies, Trends & Strategies

Agnes Chan, Managing Partner, Hong Kong & Macau, Ernst & Young

Travis Barton, Principal and Talent Consulting Business Leader, Mercer Hong Kong

Sylvia Lee, Managing Director, Oracle Systems Hong Kong

Joy Xu, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Asia Pacific Region, PepsiCo

(Session Chairman) Brian Renwick, Managing Partner, Ward Howell Asia


Luncheon Keynote Address

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Secretary for Administration

(Session Chairman) Y. K. Pang, Deputy Chairman, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce


Closing Remarks

Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, Chairman, The Link; Vice-Chairman, HKGCC Manpower Committee

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dev - CEO Manpower Conference 2011

Welcome Remarks

Shirley Yuen, CEO, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce


Introductory Remarks

Brian Renwick, Managing Partner, Boyden (Conference Chairman)


CEO Plenary Roundtyable : Manpower in Global & CHina Perspectives

John Rice, Vice Chairman, General Electric

Y K Pang, SBS, JP, Chief Executive, Hongkong Land

Joanna Munro, Chief Executive Officer, Asia-Pacific, HSBC Global Asset Management

Fang Fang, Vice Chairman, Asia, Investment Banking, CEO, China Investment Banking JPMorgan Chaset


Concurrent Executive Plenary Sessions:

C K Chow, Chief Executive Officer, MTR

Ricky Wong, Co-Founder & Chairman, City Telecom (HK) &Hong Kong Broadband

Ka Shi Lau, Managing Director & CEO, Bank Consortium Trust

Tom Mehrmann, Chief Executive,Ocean Park

Peter Stracar, President, Asia Pacific Hilti

Lale Kesebi, Executive Director, Li & Fung Trading


Luncheon Keynote Address

Wang Jianzhou, Chairman, China Mobile


Closing Remarks

Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, Chairman, The Link; Vice-Chairman, HKGCC Manpower Committee

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dev - CEO Manpower Conference 2009
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Welcome Remarks

Brian Renwick, Chairman, HKGCC Manpower Committee, Managing Partner, Boyden


Introductory Remarks

Andrew Brandler, Chairman, HKGCC


CEO Plenary Roundtable : Visions from Business Leaders

Tony Tyler, Chief Executive, Cathay Pacific

Fu Yuning, Director and President, China Merchants

Fred Hu, Chairman, Greater China,Goldman Sachs

Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, Chairman, The Link


Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Steve Tait, Senior Partner, Tait & Associates

Stanley Hui, JP, Chief Executive Officer,Airport Authority

Chan Tze-ching, BBS, JP, Consultant,Bank of East Asia

Teresa Yang, Vice Chairman, Esquel Enterprises

Ritchie Bent, Group Head, Human Resources Jardine Matheson

Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Stephen Golden, Head of Asia Global, Leadership and Diversity Goldman Sachs


Luncheon Keynote Address

Professor Lawrence Lau, Vice-Chancellor / President, The Chinese University of

Hong Kong Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics Executive Council Member,HKSAR Government

Mr Alex Fong, CEO, HKGCC (Moderator)

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dev - CEO Manpower Conference 2007

Welcome Remarks

Lily Chiang, Chairman, HKGCC


Introductory Remarks

Steve Tait, Head of Human Resources, HSBC


Opening Keynote

Richard Wong, PhD, SBS, JP, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor of Economics, The University of Hong Kong

Betty Fung, JP, Deputy Secretary forEducation & ManpowerEducation & Manpower Bureau


CEO Plenary Roundtable : Visions from Business Leaders

Betty Yuen, Managing Director,CLP Power

Y K Pang, Chief Executive, Hongkong Land

Wilfred Wong, JP, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Mission Hills

John Chan, GBS, JP, Senior Executive Director, The Kowloon Motor Bus


Plenary Roundtable

Brian Renwick, Managing Director, Boyden

Sandy Fok, General Manger, Staff Development, John Swire & Sons

Frank Sauceda, Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Luen Thai

Catherine Loui, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter


Luncheon Dialogue

Ronnie Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Group

Alex Fong, CEO, HKGCC (Moderator)


Conclusion & Closing Remarks

Steve Tait, Head of Human Resources, HSBC

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