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The Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong) is organising a luncheon talk on "HKSAR 25th Anniversary Business & Rule of Law" as part of our Singcham HK Speaker Series this year. The event is on 30 June 2022 (Thursday) from 12nn to 3pm at Island Shangri-la Hotel Admiralty. We have invited speaker Mr Grenville Cross, GBS, SC who is a British Barrister who served as the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Hong Kong SAR from 1997 to 2009. Mr Jacky Foo, Our Chairman Alternate for Singcham HK will be the moderator for this event.

"As June 30th marks exactly the half-way point in the 50-year cycle enshrined in the HKSAR's Basic Law, it is an ideal time to consider business fortunes. What will be the impact of the incoming 6th-term Chief Executive and his government on the way business is conducted, and what changes should be expected. Although the National Security Law has restored social stability, does this mean that economic development is now assured. As the rule of law is fundamental to Hong Kong's success, is the legal system still fit for purpose and can the Judiciary ensure just outcomes. Can businesses expect to flourish over the next 25 years, and beyond."


  • Mr. Grenville Cross, GBS, SC (Former Director of Public Prosecutions of Hong Kong)

    Mr. Grenville Cross, GBS, SC

    Former Director of Public Prosecutions of Hong Kong

    Grenville Cross GBS, SC is a British barrister who served as the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Hong Kong SAR from 1997 to 2009. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990, becoming Senior Counsel in 1997. He is the Vice Chairman (Senate) of the International Association of Prosecutors, and chairs its Standing Committee on Prosecutors in Difficulty. He is Honorary Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Visiting Professor of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2010, he was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star, for services to the legal system, and, in 2021, the Gold Bauhinia Star, for services to the community.

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  • Mr. Jacky Foo (Moderator) (Chairman Alternate of The Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong))

    Mr. Jacky Foo (Moderator)

    Chairman Alternate of The Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong)

    Mr Jacky Foo (傅光燊) is the Chairman Alternate of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He is also a Board Member and Chief Representative of TAL Group in Hong Kong. Prior to joining the private sector in 2017, Mr Foo was with the Singapore Diplomatic Service for 33 years after completing his undergraduate degree in Economics from Cambridge University. Mr Foo served as the Singapore Ambassador to the Philippines from 1999 to 2003, Ambassador to Germany from 2009 to 2012 and Consul-General to Hong Kong from 2012 to 2016. His first posting was in Beijing from 1988 to 1991, where he was part of the team which negotiated the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and China. As Director-General of ASEAN in Singapore, Mr Foo spent some years working on ASEAN integration which led to the signing of the ASEAN Charter. During his diplomatic career, he has also headed the Directorates in charge of East Asia, International Economics & WTO and the Singapore Cooperation Programme, as well as Administration and Management during which he introduced management accounting systems and helped build the new headquarters of the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has worked on APEC and many Free Trade Agreements and was also Chief Negotiator of the SingaporeJordan FTA. Mr Foo loves outdoor activities and enjoys playing tennis and table tennis. He golfs occasionally. In Hong Kong, he is happy to have completed the HK Marathon, the 100-km Maclehose Oxfam Trailwalker, and the Cross-Victoria Harbour swim. Mr Foo was in Cambridge on a Singapore Government Scholarship. He subsequently obtained a Master of Arts from Harvard University from 1993 to 1995 on a Fulbright Scholarship. Singapore has awarded him the Public Administration Gold Medal.

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Luncheon Talk on 30 June 2022

Member Price HKD 500

Luncheon Talk on 30 June 2022

Standard Price HKD 550


Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Huashan Room, Level 5, Supreme Court Road
Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR (China)

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