Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Presents
A Breakfast Event with InvestHK
Sponsor of the Event: Baker Tilly
Organised by the Canadian Chamber Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee
Supporting Organisations: The American, The Irish and The
Italian Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong and The Hong Kong General
Chamber of Small and Medium Business (HKCSMB)
Guest Speaker Simon Galpin, Director-General, Invest Hong Kong
About the Topic:
Recently, InvestHK has increasingly supported smaller, entrepreneur-led businesses to set up and expand in Hong Kong.
However, at the same time, some of the world's largest companies are
now choosing to put not just regional offices, but certain global
Mr. Simon Galpin will give an up date on which source markets these investors are from and which sectors they are in.
He would also like to take this
opportunity to seek chamber members′ views on the various support
schemes that are available to non-Chinese speaking entrepreneurs in HK. A Panel Discussion will
follow Mr. Galpin′s talk.
About the Speaker:
Simon Galpin - Invest Hong Kong
Mr Simon Galpin is the Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), the Government Department responsible for attracting and facilitating foreign direct investment into Hong Kong.
Mr Galpin joined InvestHK as Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion in 2001, soon after the establishment of the Department. His contribution in shaping the strategy and business planning process has helped establish InvestHK as one of the world's leading investment promotion agencies. With senior management experience in both the private and public sectors, Mr Galpin′s work experience combines international marketing, economic development and investment promotion.
Prior to joining InvestHK, Mr Galpin spent ten years as the Head of Asia Pacific with Scottish Enterprise | at that time Europe′s largest economic development agency. He was initially posted to Hong Kong in 1992 but also worked in Glasgow, Taipei, Sydney and London.
Our Guest Speakers on the Panel include:
Elizabeth L Thomson
Entrepreneur, Founder and President of
ICS Trust (Asia)
Limited; A Member of the Board of Governors of The American and Canadian
Chambers of Commerce; Recipient of the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
Award in 2008/2009; Founder of the Women's Business Owners' Club in 1990.
Elizabeth describes herself as a "lawyer by profession, an entrepreneur
by choice”. She was educated at the Bishop Strachan School (Toronto,
Canada), University of Western Ontario (London, Canada) [B.A. (Hons.)],
(France) and McGillUniversity (Montreal, Canada), Faculty of Law (LL.B.,
B.C.L.). She is a member of the Law Societies of Ontario, Canada, UK,
Hong Kong and Australia.
ICS TRUST has grown under her leadership to become one of the leading
business and corporate services firms in Hong Kong, serving private
clients in wealth management, and businesses in international commercial
and trade services focusing on using Hong
Kong as a Gateway to Doing Business in China and internationally.
Chairman (incoming), The Irish Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong A
Member of the Board of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and
the finance committee of Hong Kong Academy Educational Foundation Ltd.
Formerly a New York corporate attorney with Simpson Thacher &
Bartlett and a public interest lawyer with INTERIGHTS in London, Kevin
has a LLM in International Law from the University of Brussels and an
MBA in Finance from London Business School.
Commercial lawyer, Partner, Lister
Lo Lui & Choy; Hon. Secretary and Chair of the Intellectual Property
Committee, HKCSMB (Hong Kong General Chamber of Small and Medium
Business. Ken specializes
in cross-border investment and mergers & acquisitions involving
intangible assets; technology-related transactions; and cross-border
disputes involving intellectual property rights.
He advises clients from
startups to multinationals, on intellectual property
rights, portfolio building and protection, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act
compliance, telecommunications, privacy, competition and employment
HK$250 members/ HK$350 non-members