Carrie Lam shares insights on Hong Kong’s role in Belt and Road

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Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam joined Asia House corporate members for a private briefing and roundtable discussion this morning on how Hong Kong fits into the Belt and Road initiative. The impact of Brexit on Hong Kong's relationship with the UK was also covered.

Asia House Brexit Series: decision-makers to offer guidance on next steps

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Asia House will step up its Brexit Series over the next three months as it continues to advise and inform corporate members, clients and government officials navigating the commercial, political and economic uncertainties in the lead up to the UK leaving the EU.

Asia’s sprint ahead: How technology is changing trade

The economic rise of Asia has been supported through new technologies which help to connect and strengthen cross-border links. Join our roundtable discussion with Tom Homer, Head of EMEA, Telstra, Mark Purdy, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Accenture Institute for High Performance, and Andrea Alexa Seow, Centre Director, Singapore Economic Development Board.

Wednesday 5 October

08.00 - 10.00

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Staffing and structure of the new Department for International Trade in the spotlight

Sir Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Trade (DIT), will join Asia House corporate members for a private briefing on the current state of play of the department that he has been brought in to help set up. Sir Martin will also brief members on the staffing and structure of the new department and its collaboration with other departments such as the Department for Exiting the EU.

Tuesday 11 October

08.00 - 09.30

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For corporate members only

Department of International Trade's priorities: where Asia sits in the pecking order

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade (DIT) Mark Garnier MP will join Asia House corporate members for a private briefing on priorities for the new UK DIT, giving a particular emphasis on Asia. Mr Garnier will provide corporate members with information on current and future plans for ministerial visits by his department to Asia and he will also discuss UK-Asia trade priorities moving forward.

Wednesday 19 October

08.30 - 10.00

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For corporate members only

Britain could join TPP and other Asia-Pacific 'mega FTA deals' to boost post-Brexit trade

HE Mr Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom, and Sir Alexander Lockwood Smith KNZM, High Commissioner of New Zealand to the UK, will brief Asia House corporate members on the TPP, other key developments in trade across the Asia-Pacific region and related opportunities for both the UK and EU.

Friday 21 October

08.00 - 09.30

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For corporate members only

London after Brexit: keeping the City's global status

There is uncertainty about the future status of London as a global financial and insurance market following the EU referendum result. Banks in London may have to shift parts of their operations overseas owing to the possible loss of passporting rights; UK insurers too may have to shift operations to an EU country if they lose direct access to the single market. At this private briefing, Chief Executive Officer of Lloyd’s Inga Beale will share her insights on how the City of London can retain its unique status.

Friday 7 October

08.00 - 09.30

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For corporate members only

Thomas Lembong to speak on changing economic climate under Jokowi

Former Indonesian Trade Minister Thomas Lembong, who is now current Chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), will join Asia House corporate members for a private briefing on the economic situation and ongoing economic reforms in Indonesia under President Jokowi. Following the recent Cabinet reshuffle, he will also discuss the climate for foreign investors and future trading relations between the UK and Indonesia in the wake of Brexit.

Friday 30 September

08.00 - 09.30

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For corporate members only

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint: 'Any company that is not exploring the opportunities in ASEAN is missing a very obvious trick'

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Lord Green, former Minister of State for Trade and Investment and former Group Chairman of HSBC (pictured) and Nazir Razak, Chairman of CIMB Group, were among the speakers at the 'ASEAN on the global stage' signature conference, held at Asia House in partnership with KPMG. Experts discussed the future of UK-ASEAN relations and likelihood of FTAs post-Brexit, the path towards ASEAN integration, and the region's relationship with China.

Business Secretary Greg Clark to speak at Asian Business Leaders Award

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The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will recognise the achievements of Hiroaki Nakanishi, Chairman of the Board, Representative Executive Officer, Hitachi Ltd., at the Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award 2016 dinner in November. The Award highlights the link between economic success and professional excellence accompanied by moral leadership.

Asia House hosts shortlisted works for the ArtGemini Prize

The shortlisted works for the ArtGemini Prize 2016 will be on view in an exhibition in the Asia House Gallery until Friday 30 September. The Prize promotes international contemporary art by emerging and established artists from Asia and internationally. Pictured is Vishnu Kant's 'Man, Animal and Gods', one of the shortlisted works in this year's competition.

Until 30 September

18.00 - 20.30

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‘China and US rivalry to increase, ASEAN caught in the middle’ – Kishore Mahbubani

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Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore Professor Kishore Mahbubani said in an interview with Asia House that the member states of ASEAN could be torn between their loyalties towards China and the USA as rivalry between the two superpowers grows in the coming decade.

KPMG report: UK-ASEAN business after Brexit

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In the post-Brexit economy, a rising ASEAN is an opportunity the UK cannot ignore. This report from KPMG, which includes insights from Asia House, examines both the risks and rewards associated with the referendum decision in June 2016.

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A Turkish clarinettist, a Japanese pianist and a Russian pianist, are among those performing.

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