HKU Business School x HKGCC Economic Reboot Webinar Series – The Global Race for Talent: Where Does Hong Kong Stand?
Date: Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Time: 12:30-2:00 pm (HKT/GMT+8)
Format: Online via Zoom
Fee: HKGCC member HKD $100 /non-member HKD$200 / HKU students, staff and alumni Free of charge
Registration Deadline: Friday, 15 October, 2021 10:00am
Standing proudly next to our 20th anniversary milestone, HKU Business School shall accelerate its steadfast footsteps and strive to become the thought leader of the Hong Kong society. Earlier this year, we had gathered our academic intellect to publish the “Hong Kong Economic Policy Green Paper 2021” to inspire policy makers on strategising new ways of breakthrough; Later in May, we had organised the first of our Thought Leadership Conference Series — the “Future of Hong Kong Economy” Conference, to solicit insights from local business and political elites. In the second half of 2021, starting from July, we join hands with The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) to launch a series of webinars to further discuss some of the more pressing issues faced in Hong Kong. Topics include the role and size of government, brain drain, social inequality and ageing population, and bolstering public finance.
In 15 years, one-third of the total population of Hong Kong will be 65 or above. As the problem of brain drain is not losing any momentum, what can we do to keep our local talent and remain competitive in the years to come?
Interested HKU students, staff and alumni, can join us on October 20, for a lively webinar chaired by Dr. Stephen Ching, Associate Professor in Economics at HKU Business School and KC Kwok, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Academy of Finance. They will share their thoughts on the outlook for Hong Kong’s evolving labour landscape and the implications for the city’s long-term competitiveness. They will also discuss possible solutions to the demographic crunch and how to attract overseas talent. All sessions in the series will be moderated by Mr. Tony Miller, Chairman of the Chamber’s Economic Policy Committee.
Dr. Stephen Ching’s research is related to different areas in economics, which include game theory, mechanism design, industrial organization, and international economics. He is also the only economic professor in Hong Kong who is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Kwok is the CEO of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the HKU Business School since November 2008. With academic knowledge and practical experience at his disposal, Mr. Kwok has been offering consultancy services for both the public sector and the private sector. He was the Regional Chief Economist of Standard Chartered Bank for East Asia (1991 – 2004), and the Government Economist of the Hong Kong SAR Government (2004 – 2008).