[Webinar] Reopening Hong Kong: Vaccination and Its Impact on Traveling Part 2

June 22, 2021, 13:00-14:00
Virtual Event

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


The webinar link will be emailed to all successful registrants at 
6:00PM on Monday, June 21, 2021


With vaccines widely available in Hong Kong to almost all ages, the start of 2021 brought an air of optimism for many - including the travel industry. However, low vaccination take-up rates both in Hong Kong and across Asia Pacific as a whole (versus the Americas and Europe), long quarantines and travel restrictions are causing many hopeful travellers to wonder if the long-awaited restart of travel will be further delayed. Regardless of vaccinated population status, operational complexities and concerns regarding personal data in relation to digital health passports remain a collective challenge to be conquered by all nations.

In line with these issues, we ask:

  • How will vaccines impact travel this summer? Will there be marked differences between regions?
  • Should all nations be aiming for the elusive ‘herd immunity’?
  • What is the latest on digital health passports? What obstacles do we need to overcome to ensure their success?
  • How will vaccines and digital health strategies help facilitate travel bubbles?

Please join us and our stellar panel for an insightful discussion on Hong Kong’s and the wider Asia Pacific region’s progress with mass vaccination, and the travel industry’s recovery in light of COVID-19.


Dr. Sarah Borwein
General Practitioner
Dr. Sarah Borwein is a Canadian-trained General Practitioner who also studied Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has been practising family medicine in Hong Kong for over 15 years. She 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.

Hon. Bernard Chan
Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council HKSAR
Hon. Bernard Charnwut Chan is the Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council of HKSAR, President of Asia Financial Holdings Ltd., Chairman of Asia Insurance Co. Ltd., Chairperson of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and Chairman of Hong Kong Palace Museum Ltd. He is also a Hong Kong Deputy to the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China. He previously served as a Legislative Council Member, Chairman of the Council of Lingnan University, the Council for Sustainable Development and the Antiquities Advisory Board. He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2006 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2020.

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 two years ago. 

Jennifer Zhu Scott
Executive Chairman
The Commons Project
Jennifer Zhu Scott is the Executive Chairman of The Commons Project, a nonprofit public trust established to build global digital infrastructure as public good. Prior, she was the founder of Radian Partners, focusing on direct investment in Artificial Intelligence and deep tech. Jennifer was Forbes Word’s Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018. She is a China Fellow of the Aspen Institute and has a dual Fellowship at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) under the Asia Pacific Program and the Digital Society Initiative. She is a Council Member at the Data Policy Council of the World Economic Forum, where she served for the China Council and the Future of Blockchain Council. WEF named Jennifer as a Young Global Leader in 2013. She is a Board Trustee of Web Science Trust founded by Tim Berners-Lee. Jennifer studied Applied Mathematics at Sichuan University and holds an MBA in Finance from Manchester Business School, where she earned distinction with her research on PE/VC in China and was awarded as a Distinguished Alumni. She completed the public policy and leadership program at Yale University in 2013, Harvard Kennedy School in 2016, and Oxford University in 2017. In 2018, she joins Princeton University’s inaugural executive education program focused on energy sustainability and leadership. 


Todd Handcock
President, Asia Pacific
Todd Handcock is President, Asia Pacific at Collinson – a global leader in traveller experiences and medical assistance. Todd has over 25 years of experience in the region, with leadership roles across sales, marketing and operations. He has supported clients in diverse industries including banking, insurance, consumer, retail, travel and hospitality, and has a deep understanding and appreciation for the complex challenges faced by businesses in today’s rapidly evolving landscape. Prior to joining Collinson, Todd was President Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific for Kognitiv Corporation and before that held senior leadership roles with Williams Lea Tag and BT Global Services. Todd is the Immediate Past Chairman and Current Head of the Governors’ Council of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.


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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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