3 June 2019
Can the increase of land supply alone make Hong Kong housing less expensive?
Speaker: Mr. Donald Choi,
CEO of Chinachem Group, former Architect of HK International Airport Passenger Terminal
Format: Luncheon (non-sponsored)
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Will the Greater Bay Area (GBA) threaten Hong Kong's special status?
The inauguration of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZM) in October 2018 marked the beginning of China’s ambitious project to a mammoth urban cluster comprising 11 cities. The GBA will become by far the world’s biggest integrated “bay area” by population and size, surpassing rivals such as Tokyo and San Francisco. Such a gigantic undertaking raises questions about the role of Hong Kong and its special status within the conglomerate.
Christopher Hui, Director of Strategic Development at New World Development, one of Hong Kong’s leading companies, is faced with strategic decisions to develop the group’s business within the GBA on a daily basis. He shared with us what the GBA means for businesses in Hong Kong, and his view on Hong Kong’s special status in the
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Private luncheon on business & education
Danny L. Lee, Partner of Blue Pool Capital (Alibaba Co-founder Joseph Tsai's family office) delivered a witty and insightful speech to us about how fast-changing technology and business needs create challenges for the education industry. A warm thank you to Danny and the highly engaged audience - we regret we didn't have more time for Q&A!
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Asian Financial Forum 2019
Members of the Asia Co-Investors Club were invited to the Asian Financial Forum 2019.
Lynn Raebsamen, CFA, presented Excorp Biomedical in the healthcare project presentation session, the first commercially viable technology to address a 1.5 million casualties per year health problem: Liver failure.
Will Banks still exist in 20 years?
Entering the race of innovation and disruptive technologies
FinTech, AI, blockchain, cryptocurrencies… Each of these new-age technologies claim to disrupt the traditional way of banking. Some futurists claim that we are only a few years away from completely disintermediating banks.
Banks are dedicating increasing resources to entertain digitization and innovation teams, in order to stay at the forefront of technological advancement. Critics say that it’s just a lot of talk and little action. How much is really happening behind the scenes of banks who have entered the race of innovation and disruptive technologies? Will they be able to win this race, or will they have disappeared in 20 years?
We had the pleasure to welcome Cat Rüst, Head of Innovation Greater China at UBS, as our speaker to share with us how one of the world’s largest banks navigates through the fast-changing world of technological advancement.
DETECTED - Cyrcadia Lunch Presentation
Imagine a world where AI detects breast cancer through a bra. That world is just a few months away.
Mammograms can miss the presence of cancer in up to 50% of the scans, especially for women with dense breast tissue, which is the case for more than 60% of Asian women. The revolutionary iTbra, worn for just 2 hours once a month, uses AI to interpret metabolic changes and increases chances of early cancer detection to more than 85%.
Rob Royea, CEO of Cyrcadia Asia, shared his journey with us on 8th October, from the initial idea to the launch of a path-breaking device that has the potential to save millions of lives.
GLG Investors Lunch with TouchCast
Edo Segal, Co-Founder and CEO of TouchCast, spoke at the GLG Investors Lunch on 25th May in the prestigious GLG venue in St. George's Building in Central, Hong Kong. Check out the gallery.
CAIA @KPMG Education and Networking Lunch
Dirk Sebald, Co-Founder and CEO of Deon Digital AG, and Will Andrich, Co-Founder and CEO of Thaler.One, spoke at the CAIA Education and Networking Lunch on 25th May in the prestigious KPMG venue in Princes Building in Central, Hong Kong. Check out the gallery.
UBS Industry Tech Event
Dirk Sebald, Co-Founder and CEO of Deon Digital AG, and Will Andrich, Co-Founder and CEO of Thaler.One, alongside with Dave Chapman, Chairman of ANX, spoke at the large-scale UBS Industry Tech Event on 24th May in the prestigious UBS venue in the IFC in Central, Hong Kong. Check out the gallery.
CFA Annual Conference 2018
Lynn Raebsamen, CEO of Swiss Vanquest, spoke at the CFA Annual Conference about cross-border investment opportunities with China, and Will Andrich, Co-Founder and CEO of Thaler.One, about how to use blockchain technology to build a marketplace for real estate assets.
Golf & Wine Event
We welcomed our premium members, golfers and non-golfers, to enjoy a networking evening with fellow investment professionals at our Golf & Wine Event in early May 2018.
Throughout the evening we had savory fine wines and snacks, some fun competitions for both established golfers & beginners, as well as the chance to experience mini instruction from PGA Professionals. But most importantly, a relaxed environment to network and explore common business opportunities. Check out the photo gallery.