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Dear Member,

The recent launch of multiple vaccines for emergency use over the past several months have brought cautious optimism to help tackle the worst global health and financial crisis in a century. The recent development in the geopolitical landscape have also shaped new economic cooperation and partnerships within the Asia region. The recent 14th 5-year plan announced by China may also offer new opportunities for businesses in the region.

This forum has gathered an outstanding panel of highly experienced business leaders who will share with us their perspectives on how businesses and individuals in Hong Kong, Singapore and other cities can seize business opportunities in the region and also how to mitigate some of the risks involved.


  • Charles CHAW (Managing Director, China Knowledge Pte Ltd)

    Charles CHAW

    Managing Director, China Knowledge Pte Ltd

    Charles has been the Managing Director of China Knowledge (CK) since 2001 and based in Shanghai. He is instrumental in developing some of the world’s most pioneering research on China’s equity, bond, mutual fund and derivatives markets.

    Prior to CK, he has worked in the investment banking unit of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and proprietary trading at Cargill Financial Services Asia. Charles is author of many investment guidebooks and a regular speaker at CNBC, Bloomberg TV, BBC, Phoenix TV, Yicai TV and in many forums and seminars.

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  • Chris LEUNG (Chief economist China, DBS Bank)

    Chris LEUNG

    Chief economist China, DBS Bank

    Mr Chris Leung is DBS Bank’s Executive Director and Chief China Economist, who joined in January 2002.

    Mr Leung is responsible for monitoring the macroeconomic conditions of the Greater China region. He frequently conducts economic/investment seminars across Asia.

    Prior to joining DBS Bank, Mr Leung was an economist at Citibank and Chase Bank. As an expert on the Chinese economy, he appears regularly on Bloomberg, Cable TV, ATV, TVB, CNBC, CNN and various print media, providing his professional views on financial and economic issues. His insights have been published in the Financial Times (Chinese version) and a book published by China Economic Publishing House. Mr Leung is frequently invited to attend various economic meetings convened by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

    Mr Leung graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. He also holds a Master Degree in Statistics from Columbia University, a Master Degree in Economics from New York University, and an Advanced Diploma in Managing Economic Crisis and Reform from the Harvard Institute for International Development.

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  • Ken PENG (Head of Investment Strategy for the Asia Pacific Region at Citi Private Bank)

    Ken PENG

    Head of Investment Strategy for the Asia Pacific Region at Citi Private Bank

    Ken Peng is the Head of Investment Strategy for the Asia Pacific region at Citi Private Bank.

    He is a member of the Office of the Global Chief Investment Strategist and is responsible for identifying investment opportunities and risks in Asia Pacific across asset classes, as well as representing the Global Investment Committee’s views within the region. He is based in Hong Kong.

    Ken has 21 years of investment and research experience starting in the United States and has returned to China since 2008. Previously, Ken was Senior China Economist at BNP Paribas. Prior to that, he worked for Citi Investment Research for 11 years. Based in Beijing and Shanghai, he covered China macro investment themes and Asia regional economics. Ken started his career in 2000 covering the US economy and markets for Citi Investment Research in New York.

    Ken was born in Beijing and grew up in the United States. He received a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business.

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  • Dr TAN Kee Wee (Founder Economics Advisory Services)

    Dr TAN Kee Wee

    Founder Economics Advisory Services

    Dr TAN Kee Wee runs his own economics advisory firm. Prior to that, he spent many years in the investment industry as an economist in various financial institutions.

    Dr Tan started off his career in 1988 as a journalist with the Singapore daily newspaper Business Times. That was after he secured his PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia in Britain.

    Dr Tan continues to teach undergraduates economics on a part-time basis. He is currently working on a project with the Singapore University of Social Sciences to deliver the world’s first professional Fintech qualification programme.

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  • Basil HWANG (Moderator) (Managing Partner of Hauzen LLP (in Association with Anjie Law Firm))

    Basil HWANG (Moderator)

    Managing Partner of Hauzen LLP (in Association with Anjie Law Firm)

    Basil Hwang is the Managing Partner of Hauzen LLP.

    He is also the Managing Director of Hauzen Services Limited, a corporate services provider, an Executive Director of Kubes Liberal Limited, a property developer, and a Vice-Chairperson of The Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong).

    Basil was formerly a partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm and the founding and managing partner of Dechert LLP in Hong Kong.

    He has also held board or supervisory positions in a number of public companies, including the following:

    Joint Company Secretary and General Counsel of China Shandong Hi-Speed Financial Group Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code:412)

    Executive Director, Company Secretary, General Counsel and Head of Development and Investments, Daohe Global Group Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code:915)

    Independent Non-Executive Director of First Sponsor Group Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (stock code: ADN)

    Basil has over 20 years’ experience in law, corporate governance, entrepreneurship and fund-raising, and is extensively connected with the business community in Hong Kong, Singapore and Mainland China.

    Educational qualifications

    International Baccalaureate - Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, 1991

    Bachelor of Laws - National University of Singapore, 1997

    Master of Science in Global Finance - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and New York University, 2013

    Professional memberships

    Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore
    Solicitor, England and Wales
    Solicitor, Hong Kong

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On-Site Registration for Member (with coffee/tea)
Member Price HKD 120
On-Site Registration for Non-Member (with coffee/tea)
Standard Price HKD 200
Zoom Registration for Member
Member Price Free
Zoom Registration for Non-Member
Standard Price HKD 100


Pico Tower, 19/F, 66 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, HK

Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR (China)

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