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    Carrie Lam to address Asia House Future of Trade dialogue in Hong Kong

    Published On: 28 October 2019

    Mrs Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, will make the keynote speech at Asia House’s Future of Trade dialogue in Hong Kong this Wednesday (30 October).

    Asia House is bringing the Future of Trade conference to Hong Kong at a crucial time for the city, where the ongoing crisis has raised concerns about Hong Kong’s future as a global financial centre and its role in world trade.

    The Chief Executive will speak on Hong Kong’s position and future in global trade at the conference, held at HKEX Connect Hall.

    As well as discussing Hong Kong’s future prospects as a trade and investment hub, the conference will explore the forces shaping the global trade landscape, from US-China tensions to the rise of disruptive technologies. Sustainable infrastructure in Asia is also on the agenda.

    Lord Green, Chairman of Asia House and the former Chairman of HSBC, who served as UK Trade Minister from 2011 to 2013, will also deliver  a speech at the conference. 

    He said: “We believe this is an important moment to be holding such a dialogue in Hong Kong, and we look forward to engaging with the business community to explore the issues shaping the future of trade.”

    The rapidly-changing tech landscape in Asia, and the role of Hong Kong in driving the global digital revolution, will be a key talking point at the forum.

    Other speakers include Ambassador Robert Holleyman, former US Deputy Trade Representative; Julian Vella, APAC Regional Head, Global Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG; Ada Li, Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service; and James Kynge, Editor, Tech Scroll Asia, Financial Times.

    The conference is free to attend but registration is essential. To register interest, email hongkong2019@asiahouse.co.uk

    More information about the conference, sponsored by InvestHK and HKEX, can be found at www.futureoftradehk.org