Lord Green to speak at Asia House

The former Minister of State for Trade and Investment and former Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc will speak at this signature conference, which is being held in partnership with KPMG. It will draw on insights from the recently published ‘Southeast Asia in transition’ report, bringing together experts and senior business figures to discuss ASEAN’s future potential as a major global player.

Friday 16 September

08.30 - 13.00

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Experts to discuss what leaving the EU will mean for businesses

Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law, University of Cambridge, will explain the legal procedures behind triggering Article 50. This will be followed by a panel discussion with experts from KPMG, HSBC and Linklaters on how Brexit will affect businesses operating multinationally.

Thursday 28 July

08.00 - 10.00

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By invitation only

KPMG presents: Danang – Vietnam’s economic growth driver

Join us for a roundtable discussion with Dr. Dang Viet Dung, Deputy Mayor of Danang City; Mr. Lam Quang Minh, Director of Danang Foreign Affairs Department; Mr. Nguyen Xuan Binh, Vice Director of Danang Tourism Department; Douglas Lippoldt, Senior Trade Economist, HSBC Global Research and Amanda Davenport, Senior Manager M&A Tax, KPMG UK.

Monday 1 August

08.00 - 10.00

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By invitation only
At Asia House

Brexit discussed by Asia-Pacific Heads of Missions

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H.E. Evan Garcia, Philippine Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Dr. Rizal Sukma, Indonesian Ambassador to the UK and The Hon Alexander Downer AC, Australian High Commissioner to the UK, gave a private briefing outlining their views on what the EU referendum result may mean for potential future trade with the Asia-Pacific region.

The South China Sea: The Spratly Islands dispute

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What are the legal, insurance and trade finance implications following the South China Sea ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague? Jonathan Moss, Jamie Hoffman and Sophie Lipton from law firm DWF analyse.

The cult of the mango under Mao

In 1968 a present from Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Mian Arshad Hussain to Chairman Mao – a case of mangoes – turned this relatively rare fruit into the most celebrated item in China that year. As they were increasingly worshipped, a whole industry of mango memorabilia was born, some of which can still be found in China. Today the mangoes are seen as an example of the madness of the Cultural Revolution, which started in 1966 and ended in 1976. Come and listen to two writers and thinkers Benjamin Ramm and Madeleine Thien talk about the mango craze.

Tuesday 23 August

18.45 - 20.30

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Asia House and Talent Unlimited to hold music festival promoting emerging musical talent

The hugely popular Music Festival returns to Asia House in 2016 with a packed line-up of seven concerts from 26 September to 29 September. The concert aims to promote emerging talent from Asia and Europe and will feature Turkish classical/crossover pianist AyşeDeniz Gőkçin and Kazakh pianist Samson Tsoy, among many others. There will be lunchtime and evening concerts.

26 - 29 September

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Book captures the absurdity, burden and limitations of Asian stereotypes

Join us for the launch of new book 'The Fortunes' by Man Booker nominee Peter Ho Davies. Inspired by three historical figures who lived at pivotal moments in Chinese-American history, and drawing on his own mixed-race experience, Ho Davies examines what it's like being Chinese American in America. Davies uses each of these stories to examine the process of becoming not only Chinese American, but American.

Monday 22 August

18.45 - 20.00

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Experts will discuss the implications of Brexit for business.


Danang’s Deputy Mayor will discuss Vietnam’s and Danang’s economic development.


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