[Webinar] Reopening Hong Kong: Vaccination and Its Impact on Traveling

January 27, 2021, 08:30-09:30

Member Price: HKD 150
Non-Member Price: HKD 250


The webinar link will be emailed to all successful registrants at 
6:00PM on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

If 2020 was the Year of the Pandemic, 2021 will be the Year of the Vaccine. While the Covid vaccine is ostensibly the solution to the one problem that the world is facing together, questions about the vaccinations and the impact of vaccinations on travel remain. Companies are wondering when to send their executives back out to travel and trying to project annual budgets with that uncertainty in mind. Also, they are questioning whether the vaccines will offer travellers the immediate reassurance that they, or the countries that they travel to, need. The discussion will also then cover the legal aspects of the travel regulations from the perspectives of the international health regulators. Also, what are the economic and social effects of the travel restrictions to date?  

Please join our panel of experts from the travel and airline industry, the medical and academic field for an insightful discussion on the Covid vaccines and how they will impact travel in 2021 and beyond. 


Dr. Sarah Borwein
Partner & Co-founder
Central Health Medical Practice
Dr. Sarah Borwein is a Canadian trained General Practitioner who co-founded the Central Health Group and has been practicing family medicine in Hong Kong for over 15 years. She also sits on the Centre for Health Protection's Scientific Committee on Vector-borne Diseases, which advises the Hong Kong Department of Health on this type of illness.

Dr. Karen Grépin
Associate Professor at School of Public Health
The University of Hong Kong
Karen A. Grépin is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong.  She is a health economist and health systems researcher.  Dr. Grépin's research focuses on institutional factors affecting the demand and supply of health services, the politics and effectiveness of development assistance for health, and the role of routine health information systems in strengthening health systems. She has a Ph.D. in Health Policy (economics) from Harvard University and an S.M. in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Mr. Todd Handcock
President, Asia Pacific
Todd Handcock is the Asia Pacific President for Collinson. Todd has over 25 years of regional experience, having lived and worked in Indonesia, Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Collinson, Todd was the APAC and EMEA President for Kognitiv. His former executive roles include APAC Chief Executive Officer and Global Chief Marketing Officer for Williams Lea Tag, APAC Chief Operating Officer for British Telecom; APAC Vice President for Descartes Systems Group; APAC Business Development Director and Indonesia Managing Director for Cott Corporation. In these roles, he drove the opening of new markets and launched several brands in the region. 

Mr. Hon Lam
General Manager, Hong Kong & Southern China
Air Canada
Hon is responsible for Air Canada’s business in Hong Kong and the Southern China markets. Hon’s career has been focused on the airline industry with more than 15 years of commercial and operational experience across different workstreams. Hon started his aviation career in inflight services with Cathay Pacific. He then spent more than 10 years with British Airways starting as a management trainee in the UK. During his time at BA, he held a series of key operational and commercial roles in the UK, China and Hong Kong, including London Heathrow customer services, cargo, and later on filling a series of commercial leadership roles in sales and business development in Hong Kong and China. After BA, Hon spent two years at Virgin Atlantic as their commercial manager, before he joined Air Canada earlier this year. 


Amélie Dionne-Charest
Co-founder | Chair
Healthy Matters & AD MediLink | The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Amelie Dionne-Charest is an award-winning entrepreneur, the Managing Director of the health insurance advisory firm AD MediLink, Co-founder of the health information platform Healthy Matters, and Co-author of The Hong Kong Maternity & Baby Book. 
Amelie is Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. She also sits on the board of the Alliance Française de Hong Kong. 
Amelie received various prizes including the Entrepreneurial Achievers Under 35 Award by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Catherine Nance Common President of the Year Award by McGill University. 
Prior to entrepreneurship, Amelie worked in Montreal (Canada) as a lawyer within Heenan Blaikie LLP's Health Law practice. She remains a registered lawyer with the Quebec Bar.


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Cancellation Policy: Payment is non-refundable unless the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong cancels the event. If you are unable to attend, cancellations must be received in writing 72 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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