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Past Events

Heartbeat - Hot Drums! Hot Dance - A Theatrical Explosion of Drums, Martial Arts and Dance with more than 100 drums & percussion instruments, nearly 500 lavish costumes, 65 world-class dancers & martial artists Depicting 7 Chinese Dynasties - Ticket Prices from $19 - $49 (before $5 discount)

December 20 - 30, 2006 Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

Special $5 discounts to Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) and Affiliated Chamber of Commerce Members

http://www.heartbeatshow.com

Sample live video online

Instructions: The have an option to view in English or in Chinese -- click on the link

When the page opens, click on the Video Clips box. There will be 3 shows to choose from -- click on one of the three pictures to view a show.

www.ticketmaster.com  instructions:

Go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/82460/?tm_link=tm_home_c1

1) you will find the heartbeat shows
2) Then choose the date and the time that is suitable for you, by clicking on Find Tickets to the right
3) Then choose the number of tickets you want by clicking on the drop down box below Full price Adult or Full price Child then choose price of the ticket by clicking on the drop down box
4) Then click on the drop down box below Promotion and Special Offers to choose the total number of Adult and Child Tickets, then enter the special code:
sound
5) right next to it to receive the discount of $5.00 off.

Bring your heartbeat tickets to New Queen's Chinese Restaurant II between Dec 20 - 31, 2006 to receive 10% discount ($30 purchase required) http://www.takeoutfoodonline.com/

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WORKSHOP (includes the ABC’s of doing business with foreign cities) - Sponsored by The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii on Friday, December 15, 2006, 8:00 am – 10:30 am at the Manoa Grand Ballroom – Diamond Head Room, Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 South Beretania St, Honolulu Hawaii 96814 USA

· Learn why international trade is HOT
· Learn the ABC’s of importing/exporting goods
· Learn how to expand your business in the international marketplace
· Learn about importation and exportation laws
· Learn what kind of resources are available to you
· And much more…

Interested? Attend this workshop and listen to speakers from the Hawaii Pacific Export District Council as well as experts and businesses who have experience in doing business in:

Schedule is as follows:

7:30 – 8:00 am: Registration
8:00 – 8:10 am: Welcome Remarks
· Jim Tollefson (Chamber of Commerce President & CEO)
· Daniel Pyun (ACBO Committee Chair)
8:10 – 8:25 am: City and County of Honolulu
· Ann Chung (OED Executive Director)
· Michelle Ching (Mayor’s Office of Sister-City Relationships)
8:25 – 9:25 am: How to do International Business
· Paul Tambakis
· Johnson Choi
· Todd Bradley
· Kevin Kraft
9:25 – 9:40 am: Q&A
9:40–9:55 am: Sister City #1: Manila , Philippines
9:55-10:10 am: Sister City #2: Hiroshima , Japan
10:10-10:25 am: Sister City #3: Hue , Vietnam

RSVP by Wednesday, December 6, to smenor@cochawaii.org
For questions or further information, please contact Sherry Menor at 545-4300, ext. 394 or via e-mail. This is the second in a series of workshops that will provide resourceful information to support the small business community.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 

Special Gifts to our Special guests in Hong Kong and China by Hawaiian Host Chocolates

November 28 - 30 Hong Kong Forum in Hong Kong*

Venues/Topics: 1) be prepared for China Booming Consumerism, 2) Hong Kong - the tech marketplace, 3) Henry Tang - Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SAR Government, 4) Fred Lam - Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, 5) Peter Woo - Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, 6) 6-minutes speed dating - "knowing your potential partners", 7) Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government "40 years of trade cocktail reception".

* Industries Meet Symposia / Business Start-up Workshops / Brand Building Workshops / China's Leading Enterprises of Tomorrow Presentation / SME Forum / SME Services Presentation /
Meeting with Overseas Delegations / Meeting with Chinese Mainland Delegations

November 30 - Dec 3 Hong Kong Forum Trade Mission to Chengdu China

Venue/Topics: 1) retail opportunities in Chengdu China - presented by Seibu Department Store, 2) visit retail centers of Chengdu, 3) briefing on Sichuan by Sichuan Department of Commerce, 4) visit to Chengdu high-tech zhone, 5) visit to Tianfu Software Park - selective company presentation, 6) working lunch with Ginko Nanting, 7) visit Diao Group - fast group enterprise in medicine industry especially in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 8) visit Dujiangyan irrigation system, 9) visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, 10) visit Leshan Giant Budda, 11) Sichuan Traditional Cultural Performance - Face Changing, 12) visit Wuhou Temple

*Hosted events for members

061101-donald tsang.jpg (11044 bytes) For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

GlobalSpirits - Please join PAAC to sample wine from Italy, Chilé, and South Africa. Learn about the art of winemaking and meet new people while bottling your own wine.

Thursday November 30, 2006; 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wine the Experience at Kilohana Square, 1016 Kapahulu Avenue
$35 PAAC members, $45 non-members
Includes light pupus, wine tasting, and a bottle of wine

Aloha Attire
RSVP by November 27, 2006
Call 944-7784 or email paac@paachawaii.org
Space is limited to the first 50 people. All no-shows will be billed.
Visit www.paachawaii.org for more information

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Thursday, November 30, 2006 Hong Kong

(AmCham Hong Kong Trade & Investment Committee) - Luncheon meeting with Mike Rowse, Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong

"Propsects for Future Investment in Hong Kong"

The famous 1995 Fortune magazine headline “The death of Hong Kong” recalls Mark Twain's response to another premature obituary: "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. In fact, almost 10 years into its life as a Special Administrative Region of the PRC, Hong Kong increasingly attracts investment and reinvestment from businesses that realize the benefits of Hong Kong as a gateway to and from Mainland China -- and the rest of the region and the world.

Despite challenges such as pervasive pollution and escalating property costs, savvy businesses integrate the city into their China and Asia strategies, and are capitalizing on the many strengths of the city in formulating their plans. A commercial foot print in Hong Kong affords great risk management and cultural-bridging strengths among many other pluses, backed up by research results, including AmCham's own annual survey. But will Hong Kong's future remain bright? For example, as Mainland China ‘internationalizes’ its economy and business practices, will the reasons for operating from “Asia’s world city” diminish?

Mr. Mike Rowse, Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong, will discuss Hong Kong's performance and prospects in attracting and retaining overseas and Mainland investment, in his usual frank, insightful and humorous way. Mr. Rowse understands the issues well. During over 30 years in government, he served in the ICAC, established the Business Services Policy Unit in the Financial Secretary's office, was the first commissioner of Tourism and the founding and only Director-General of Invest Hong Kong. He also is Chairman of AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong’s largest exhibition and event venue.

Venue: Renaissance Harbor View Hotel, Oasis Room (8/F), 1 Harbor Road Central, Hong Kong
Time: 12:00noon Cocktail, 12:30pm Luncheon, 1:15pm Speech, 2:00pm Close
Fee: AmCham member @HK$370, Non-member @HK$490, Corporate Table HK$4,500(10-12 pax)

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 (8:00-9:30am) Hong Kong - Presenting......

MARKET OUTLOOK 2007: STRATEGIES FOR SERIOUS INVESTORS
Liz Ann Sonders, Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.
Financial Services Committee
More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.061129_Sonders.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

“Chinese Stock Markets Development & Reform of China’s State-Owned Enterprises”

Tuesday, November 28, 3:00pm at Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Rm. 412

by Li Yining, Vice Chairman, Financial and Economic Committee, National People’s Congress, P. R. China

Talk will be in Mandarin Chinese with English interpretation

Co-Sponsored with Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa & State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism

Reception to follow.

Prof. Li graduated from Peking University in 1955 majoring in economics, and has held posts as teacher, Professor of Economics, and Dean of Guanghua Management School at Peking University. He currently holds positions as Dean of the School of Social Science and honorary Dean of Guanghua Management School at Peking University. Professor Li is considered one of the strongest advocates for economic reform in China, and is, according to CNN, one of 100 most influential people in Asia today.

From 1988 to 2003, Prof. Li was a standing member of the China National People’s Congress. At present, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Economic Committee of the China National Political Consultative Conference, as well as a standing member of the above national agency.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Monday, November 20, 2006 Hong Kong

Chamber-Wide breakfast with Timothy P. Stratford, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs - “ US-China Trade Relations -- The View from Washington”

Tim Stratford, the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade policy toward Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mongolia.

AUSTR Stratford will update us on the state of U.S.-China trade matters, discussing the following areas in-depth:
- The USTR view of China's compliance with the WTO, including on intellectual property rights,
- Details of the recently released USTR "top-to-bottom" review of U.S. China relations,
- The U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade,
- China's transition to a global economic player, and
- next steps in U.S.-China relations.
AUSTR Stratford will also discuss U.S. trade relations with Hong Kong and Macau, including on IPR protection.

Before becoming responsible for China affairs at USTR, Mr. Stratford served as General Counsel for General Motors' China operations, overseeing its legal and trade policy work in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Earlier, he was a partner in the Beijing office of the New York-based Coudert Brothers law firm, president of the Taiwan Taichung Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs and Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing (1988-1992). No stranger to Hong Kong, he was an associate attorney at the law firm of Paul, Weiss in Beijing and Hong Kong from 1983-1987. Mr. Stratford graduated from Harvard Law School and holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University in Philosophy and Chinese. He is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. From 2000-2001, Stratford served as chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

Venue: AmCham Pacific Room, 1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong
Time: 8:00 - 9:30am

Fee: AMCHAM member @HK$150, Non-member @HK$180

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hawaii International Education Week Fair, Voices From Around the World, will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2006 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the UH-Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law. The event will focus on exploring opportunities abroad, and will include personal experiences from Fulbright participants, Foreign Service officers, journalists, and both local and foreign high school students. The event is free and open to the public. Individuals registering to attend or organizations interested in having an information booth to showcase opportunities abroad should contact PAAC at (808) 944-7784 or paac@paachawaii.org by November 6

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 (12:00-2:30pm) Hong Kong - Presenting......

CHINA'S GROWTH: ADVANCING HONG KONG'S FINANCIAL MARKETS
Ronald Arculli, Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Communications & Marketing Committee
More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.061115_Arculli.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

TAKE THE MYSTERY OUT OF EXPORTING TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES ATTEND THE PRACTICAL “HOW TO” EXPORTING BOOT CAMP, NOV. 10

Businesses with their goals set on growth may want to join a trade mission to Asia, but often hesitate because they don’t understand how to start exporting.

The Hawaii Pacific Export Council’s November 10 Exporting Boot Camp is designed for just those businesses -- looking to grow and interested in exporting – physical products, intellectual property or software. It’s a practical, hands on and how to guide through the steps: analysis, target market selection, setting objectives, building a marketing strategy and how to work with reps and buyers AFTER the sale.

This boot camp is not about sitting and listening. Participants will walk away with a skeleton plan on how to begin exporting. And, export consultants Steve Craven, Kekepana International Services and former U.S. Commercial Service officer, and Chuck Steilen, marketing and exporting professor at Hawaii Pacific University and Chinese University of Hong Kong and marketing consultant to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, will spend a full day going over exporting planning with any participant after the boot camp.

The mistakes and successes of others are exemplary teaching tools and veteran exporters, Oils of Aloha, Simple Green and Pacific Stock, Inc. (intellectual property), will share their experiences.

Bank of Hawaii economist Paul Brewbaker will start the program with an overview of exporting, and entrepreneur Peter Kay will talk at noon about his software exporting experience.

The Exporting Boot Camp will be held from 9 am to 4 pm., Friday, Nov. 10, at the Kapiolani Community College. Fee is $75 including lunch. To register: Provide name, name of company, address, phone and email contact information and check for $75 made out to Hawaii Pacific Export Council. Mail to: Exporting Boot Camp, c/o Pineapple Tweed, 1829 Bertram Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 Phone: 808-737-1904 Deadline: Nov. 1. Lunch only is $35.

The Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) encourages and supports exports that strengthen companies, stimulate economic growth and create jobs. HPEC works with the U.S. Export Assistance Center to provide opportunities to promote greater export activity at the local level while developing a trade assistance network.

HPEC members are appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and initiate activities such as:
· Counseling of local businesses;
· Identifying export financing sources for businesses;
· Creating greater export awareness in the business community locally;
· Identifying issues that affect export trade and implementation of constructive suggestions for improvement, which are then communicated to appropriate bodies for action;
· Supporting programs and services of the U.S. Export Assistance Centers;

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi, Member of HPEC, Executive VP & CFO of CMC Consulting Group Inc at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com; CMC Consulting Group representing some of the largest exporters in Hawaii selling Hawaii made products in China and Hong Kong http://www.cmcconsultinggroup.com/

Thursday, November 9, 2006 (2:00-6:30pm) Hong Kong - Presenting......

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS CONFERENCE - IP AS SOFTPOWER: IS HONG KONG GETTING IT RIGHT?
Yvonne Choi, Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology (Commerce and Industry), HKSAR
James Cunningham, Consul General, American Consulate General
Stephen Selby, Director, Intellectual Property Department, HKSAR
Christopher Wong, Deputy Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology (Commerce and Industry), HKSAR
Mike Ellis, SVP & Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Motion Pictures Association - International
Ricky Fung, CEO, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (Hong Kong Group) Ltd.
Shirley Ha, Convener of Group 25’s Int’l Development & Co-operation Committee, Federation of Hong Kong Industries
Jeff Hardee, Vice President, Business Software Association, Asia
Professor Michael Pendleton, Associate Director (Research), School of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Kristie Lu Stout, Correspondent, CNN International, Asia (moderator)
Kenneth Yip, Senior IP Manager, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Co. Ltd. (ASTRI)
Intellectual Property Committee
More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/sp_061109_ipr.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Friday, November 3, 2006 (12:00-2:00pm) Hong Kong - Presenting......

SPEED TO MARKET
Gary Ross, Vice President, Corporate Manufacturing/Sourcing, Liz Clairborne Inc.
Textiles & Apparel Committee
More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.061103_Ross.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Post Policy Address Luncheon Thursday, November 2, 2006 Hong Kong - Presenting......

Luncheon meeting with Dr. Michael Swaine, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA. - "From Strategic Competitor to Responsible Stakeholder: The Evolution of U.S. Policy Toward China"

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the U.S. One of its projects is China Program, which provides research and policy recommendations on the pressing issues surrounding China's evolution, with a focus on China's political and legal reform, the rule of law and national security issues. Dr. Michael Swaine, one of the most prominent U.S. analysts on the issue of Chinese security studies, specializes in Chinese security and foreign policy, US-China relations, and East Asian international relations. He joined the Carnegie Endowment after serving at the RAND Corporation for 12 years. A speaker of Mandarin and Japanese, he has authored more than 10 publications on security policy in the region. Dr. Swaine will discuss the current U.S.-China relationship and U.S. policy vis a vis China.

Venue: Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Concord Room 1 (8/F), 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Time: 12:00noon Cocktails, 12:30pm Lunch, 1:15pm Speech, 2:00pm Close

Fee: AMCHAM member @HK$370, Non-member @HK$490, Corporate Table HK$4,500 (10-12 pax)

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Thursday, November 2, 2006 (12:00-2:00pm) Hong Kong - Presenting......

FROM STRATEGIC COMPETITOR TO RESPONSIBLE STAKEHOLDER: THE EVOLUTION OF U.S. POLICY TOWARD CHINA
Dr. Michael Swaine, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA
China Business Committee
More details:
http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.061102_Swaine.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Thursday, November 2, 2006 (8:00-9:30am) Hong Kong - Presenting......

CHINA'S LEGAL PROGRESS: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
Jerome A. Cohen, Professor and Co-Director, NYU US/Asia Law Institute; Adjunct Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations; Of Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Law Committee
More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.061103_cohen.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Monday, October 30, 2006, 7:00 - 9:00pm: This is a business program targeted at Hawaiian executives who have been tasked to achieve success in the Pacific Century spearheaded by the fast growing China phenomenon.

Honorable FU Shuangjian, Vice Governor
Hebei Provincial People’s Government, People Republic of China

From Aloha to China Guanxi – Dinner Reception - Event flyers: Microsoft Word PDF Format

Find out more about China’s Freeway and Transportation Infrastructure projects

Mr. Fu Shuangjian is a native of Suning, Hebei Province. He was born in 1953, joined the CPC in 1974, and graduated from the Adult Education School of the Beijing University of Science and Technology, majoring in Management Engineering through Correspondences. Fu Shuangjian has spent his career at the Handan Iron and Steel Works, holding leading Party posts. He has served as vice-governor of Hebei Province. Fu Shuangjian is a member of the 6th CPC Provincial Committee and a member of the 8th CPPCC Provincial Committee.

Other delegates are Mr. WANG You, Deputy Director General, Hebei Provincial Dept of Commerce; Mr. CHEN Yongjiu, Deputy Director General, Hebei Provincial Transport Department; Mr. KANG Yanmin, Director General, Hebei Provincial Freeway Administration Bureau; Mr. CHEN Jianmin, Division Chief, Transport Division of Hebei Provincial People’s Government; Ms. ZHU Keping, Hebei Provincial Dept of Commerce; Mrs. LIU Jianmin, Division Chief, Construction Division of Hebei Baocang Freeway and Mr. ZHANG Chenggang, CCPIT Hebei Sub-Council.

CCPIT Hebei and China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce/Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber (HKCHcc) has collaboration business agreement in place since October 20, 2003. Members has exchanged visits and worked on join projects since 2004 resulted in 100s of thousands of trade activities.

Date: Monday, October 30, 2006
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Cost: $25/Person for members; $35/person for non-members or RSVP after 10-27-06**
Venue: New Queen’s Chinese Restaurant II
1159 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu Hawaii 96814, USA (next to McKinley Car Wash)
Phone: (808) 593-8186 http://www.takeoutfoodonline.com 
RSVP: By October 27, 2006
Contact: Johnson W. K. Choi, President, HKCHcc
55 Merchant St, Ste 1813, Honolulu HI 96813, Ph: (808) 524-5738; Fax: (808) 524-8063

Email: johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com; Website: www.hkchcc.org/event.htm 

Please PRINT CLEARLY and return by Fax or Email by October 27, 2006** to reserve your seat:

Name:___________________________________________ Phone:________________
Company:_________________________________________ Title:_________________
Email:__________________________________@______________________________

Credit Card#________________________________________________ (M/C or VISA only)
Name of Card:___________________________________________ Expiration Date: ___/___/20___

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Post Policy Address Luncheon Thursday, October 26, 2006 Hong Kong - Presenting......

Luncheon meeting with Pansy Ho, Managing Director, Shun Tak Holdings Limited - “Macau: A Modern Transformation”

Miss Pansy Ho represents a new generation of Macau entrepreneurs. With cutting-edge management thinking from the West, molded within the traditional Chinese cultural setting, they serve as a bridge and elevate Macau’s business and management culture to a new level. Since the liberalization of Macau’s gaming sector three years ago, Macau has witnessed phenomenal growth rates and a flood of international investment, and is now on track to transform itself into a modern-day city complete with world-class hotels and gaming resorts, convention and exhibition facilities and leisure attractions. Under Ms. Ho’s strategic stewardship, the interests of Shun Tak Holdings Ltd. now span gaming, properties, infrastructure, and the services sectors, Shun Tak Holdings is consolidating its domineering position in the Macau economy while also growing through acquisitions and joint ventures. The Macau Chapter of the AmCham has invited Miss Ho to speak at a joint lunch seminar of the Hong Kong and Macau Chapters of the Chamber at the iconic Macau Tower. Miss Ho, a leading personality in Macau, will brief the Chamber on the latest developments in Macau, the direct role that her company plays in facilitating many of these developments, and her personal observations on how Macau can successfully position itself in the next phase of its transformation.

Venue: Grand Hall (Level 4), Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, Macau

Time: 12:00 - 2:30pm

Fee: AMCHAM member @HK$300, Non-member @HK$370, Corporate Table HK$3,800 (10-12 pax)

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

October 23, 2006 - Monday 6:30pm

TIM Night/TIM School 40th Anniversary/Celebrate a Legacy Fundraising Gala at the Hawaii Convention Center - The University of Hawaii TIM School invites you to attend our Celebrate A Legacy Fundraiser Event. This year, instead of a single honoree, we will be celebrating the TIM Schools 40th Anniversary! This milestone event will be organized and produced by the students in lieu of “TIM Night”. This will be the only TIM fundraiser of the year, so they will need your support to make this evening a success. The night’s theme will take a Classic Black and White approach that is simple, elegant and timeless. The night will comprise of a celebration of the past as we look forward to the future. Artifacts and presentations will be on display illustrating the changes the school and the industry has gone through over the decades. Prestigious guests will speak on the history of the industry, and share their insights on future trends and developments. As always, there will be silent auction with a wide assortment of desirable items. Fine food and entertainment also awaits any attendee.

Please support the TIM School by attending this fundraiser event. It promises to be an evening of celebration that will be remembered for years to come.

For more information contact: Leann Choy, Pacific Rim Concepts LLC, Email: prc@hawaii.rr.com, Phone # 808-864-9812 or
Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Post Policy Address Luncheon Thursday, October 19, 2006 Hong Kong - Presenting......

Breakfast meeting with David W. Kansas, Money & Investing Editor, The Wall Street Journal, New York - “The Outlook for the U.S. and Global Economy and Financial Markets: 10 predictions about what to expect in 2007”

Where will the big buyout firms focus their attention next? Will Japan's economic recovery continue? How will high commodity prices affect growth in Asia, and will prices remain high? What will happen in the Chinese financial markets as they open up further to non-domestic investors?

These are some of the critical issues facing investors going forward. You may be surprised by some of the forecasts to be given by Dave Kansas, editor of The Wall Street Journal's Money & Investing section.

Mr. Kansas joined the Journal's New York bureau in September 1991 and rejoined the Journal in Dec. 2001 as deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com. Prior to rejoining the Journal, he was editor-in-chief of TheStreet.com and served on the company's board of directors. Mr. Kansas is also the author of “The Wall Street Journal. Complete Money & Investing Guidebook” published in paperback in 2005. His book "TheStreet.com Guide to Investing in the Internet Era," first published by Doubleday in 2001, was an Amazon No. 1 seller. A paperback edition was published in January 2002.

Venue: Taishan Room (L5), The Island Shangri-La HK, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Rd, Central, Hong Kong
Time: 8:00am Sharp Breakfast / 8:30am Speech / 9:30am Close

Fee: AMCHAM member @HK$250 (Continental Breakfast + Fruit), Non-AMCHAM member @HK$300

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Post Policy Address Luncheon Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Hong Kong - Presenting......

The Honorable Donald Tsang - Chief Executive of the HKSAR

The HKSAR Chief Executive the Honourable Donald Tsang will deliver his policy address to the Legislative Council on 11 October 2006. We are deeply honoured that Mr Tsang will speak to the Hong Kong business community at a joint chambers luncheon to be held on Tuesday, 17 October 2006. At this luncheon, the business community will hear Mr Tsang’s further elaboration on his second policy address and learn more about the initiatives put forth by the Government.

Please book early for this important event. For every registration, AmCham will donate HK$10 to the InterCham Scholarship Fund. Table bookings are welcome!

Venue: Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention Hall, Exhibition Centre, Level 5, New Wing, Wanchai, HK
Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Fees: AMCHAM member @HK$410, Non-member @HK$510 Corporate Table HK$4,920 (10-12 pax)

More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.061017_DTsang.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong Association of Northern California Cordially invites you to a Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring Dr. Janet L. Yellen, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
on Monday, October 16, 2006; 11:45pm – 1:30pm at The Bankers Club, 52nd Floor, 555 California Street, San Francisco, California

Principal Corporate member: Complimentary
Member: $38
Non-member and Guests: $48

Janet L. Yellen took office as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on June 14, 2004. In 2006, she serves as a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the nation's monetary policymaking body, bringing her District's perspective to policy discussions in Washington . Dr. Yellen is Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley where she was the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business and Professor of Economics and has been a faculty member since 1980. She served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from August 1994 through February 1997 and then became Chair of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers through August 1999. She also chaired the Economic Policy Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development from 1997 to 1999.

Dr. Yellen is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She also serves on the board of directors of the Pacific Council on International Policy, and in the recent past, she served as president of the Western Economic Association, vice president of the American Economic Association and was a Fellow of the Yale Corporation.

Dr. Yellen graduated summa cum laude from Brown University with a degree in economics in 1967, and received her PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1971. An Assistant Professor at Harvard University from 1971 to 1976, Dr. Yellen served as an economist with the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors in 1977 and 1978, and on the faculty of the London School of Economics and Political Science from 1978 to 1980. Dr. Yellen has written on a wide variety of macroeconomic issues, while specializing in the causes, mechanisms and implications of unemployment.

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Mail registration slip to: HKANC, 41 Sutter Street, suite #1748 , San Francisco , CA 94104
Or Fax to: (415) 392-2964 For more inquiries, please contact: Susanna Kwan (415) 398-4506 or ed@hkanc.com

Please RSVP BY Oct 9, 2006. Advance payment is required. Full refund will be given if reservation is cancelled prior to October 9, 2006

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com
 

The Asia Society & O'Melveny & Myers LLP are proud to present: China's Financial Markets V - New York - Thursday, October 12, 2006

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: The Pierre, Fifth Avenue at 61st Street, New York City

Feature a Keynote address by: Dr. Harry Harding, Director, Research & Analysis, Eurasia Group

Panel 1: Developments in China’s Banking System
· What is the outlook for China’s banking industry?
· Will a market-driven financial sector evolve?
· Are NPLs a serious continuing problem?
· Has the role of the regulators changed?
· What is the progress of Chinese bank IPOs & will internationally competitive banks emerge?
· What role will strategic foreign investors play in Chinese banks?

Panel 2: China’s Domestic Capital Markets
· Will G share reform improve the outlook for China’s A share market?
· How do G share reforms work? Which companies have been through the reforms and when will others follow?
· Will A share markets be impacted by QFII investors or the new policy permitting strategic investors?
· Will the corporate debt market expand through the recent experimentation with more bond issuances and securitization?
· What is the outlook for Chinese domestic securities firms and will they globalize?
· What role has the CSRC played in recent policy and share reforms?

Panel 3: Overseas Listings by Chinese Companies
· What Chinese overseas listings are in the pipeline? How many are private equity backed?
· How important are Chinese IPOs to the global investment banking community?
· Will China listings drive Hong Kong to the top tier of international financial capital market?
· Why have other stock exchanges -- London, Singapore, Australia and Tokyo -- attracted Chinese listings?
· How have Chinese listings performed around the world?

Panel 4: The Rise of M&A in China
· Why are strategic and financial investors now eager to acquire in China and in which sectors?
· Which companies are attractive acquisition targets: SOEs, private companies, foreign invested companies, domestically listed companies?
· What are the critical impediments to M&A activity: political, legal and commercial?
· Which exit strategies are financial investors in Chinese companies choosing?
· How are exist strategies affected by developments in Chinese listings overseas and the domestic A share market?

*Agenda subject to change

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Monday, October 9, 2006 Hong Kong

The Growing Crisis in Asia - Filling the Leadership Pipeline and Preparing for the Future

Why spend time today preparing leaders for tomorrow? Why is the leadership pipeline a concern for organizations? Demographic realities and an increasingly competitive environment pressure managers to develop talent who can drive performance, deal with change and create success that can be sustained. At the same time, the definition of what makes for effective leadership is changing: what worked five years ago may not work in the next five years or beyond. Do we understand what is coming our way? For more details, please click: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.061009_jenkins.html

Speaker: Michael Jenkins, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, the Center for Creative Leadership

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton HK, Harbour Room (3/F), 3 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

Time: 8:00am Registration/ Continental Breakfast; 8:30 - 9:30am Presentation

Fees: AMCHAM member @HK$300, Non-member @HK$380, Corporate Table HK$3,600 (10-12 pax)

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 5, 2006 Hong Kong

Venture Capital & Private Equity Investments in the Asian IT & Telecom Sectors
. Vincent Chan, MD North Asia, JAFCO Asia
. Brian Chiang, MD, Walden International
. Hang Xu, MD, TVG Capital Partners
. Philip Culhane, Partner, Simpson Thacher and Bartlett

IT&T and Law Committees

With VC & PE investments reaching new highs in Asia, where is the money being invested? What has changed in the industry over the past few years, and what are the challenges and opportunities for investment in the future?

This panel of early and late stage investors will give their insight into areas of technology ripe for growth and future investment markets.
* VINCENT CHAN has headed North Asia for JAFCO Asia and is one of three members of its Investment Committee. Before joining JAFCO, he worked for 9 years in private equity in Hong Kong. He currently chairs the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.
* BRIAN CHIANG focuses on Walden International's investment and operations in China. Over the past 12 years he has successfully invested in cross-border IT industries and has long experience funding technology start-ups.
* HANG XU has been involved in Asian communications businesses for over 12 years with TVG and with the Carlyle Group, Emerging Markets Partnership, and Goldman Sachs & Co. He also is a board member for several communication companies in Asia.
* PHILIP CULHANE is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett. He specializes in the area of private investment funds, an area in which the Firm has an international presence.

Time: 12:00noon Cocktails / 12:30pm Lunch SHARP / 1:00pm Speech / 2:00pm Close

Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, Salon 5 (L3), Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

Fees: Members: HK$420; Non-members: HK$520; Corporate Table: HK$5,100 (10-12 pax)

Bookings and Inquiries: Mandy Ho / Carol Au
Tel: (852) 2526 0165
Fax: (852) 2810 1289
Email: cau@amcham.org.hk 

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 Hong Kong

GST: Good or Bad for Hong Kong?

PRO-SALES TAX PANELISTS:
* Martin Glass, Deputy Secretary of the Financial Services Bureau, HKSAR Government
* David Stevens, Second Partner, KPMG Tax Ltd and Partner, KPMG Australia

ANTI-SALES TAX PANELISTS:
* Stephen Brown, Director, Kim Eng Securities Hong Kong Limited
* Andrew Work, Executive Director and co-founder, Lion Rock Institute

Moderator: David Sutherland, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Asia Ltd
Trade & Investment and Taxation Committees

More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.060927_gst.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

In observation of the Moon Festival and 57th National Day of China, a celebration dinner party will be held on September 24th at Ala Moana Hotel. This event is hosted and participated by nearly 20 local Chinese Associations and Societies on Sunday, September 24, 2006 including:

Click on picture to view DETAIL event flyer

Sponsoring Organizations:
Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSAUH)
Chinese Tea Club of Hawaii (CTCH)
Hawaii Mainland Chinese Overseas Association (HMCOA)
Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)
China Club

Participating Organizations:
Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
Chinese Lutheran Association
Chung Chung Alumni Association of Hawaii
Hawaii Jiangsu Zhejiang Natives Association
Hawaii Teo Chew Association
Hawaii Teo Chew Chamber of Commerce
Japan America Institute for Management Science (JAIMS)
Lung Doo Benevolent Society
Organization of Chinese Americans Hawaii Chapter (OCA - Hawaii)
Wu Yup Oversea Association

VIP Guests Invited:
Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle
Honolulu City Mayor Mufi Hannemann

You are invited to join us at this special celebration. Tickets are on sale at $35/person. For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

DATE & TIME: September 24th, 2006, Sunday, 6:30pm

LOCATION: Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom (Second Floor)

Program: Traditional Chinese folk dance; Hawaiian Hula Dance; Chorus; Karaoke; Ballroom dances; Raffle & More

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

HONG KONG BUSINESS PROGRAM TO CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HONG KONG ECONOMIC & TRADE OFFICE IN THE BAY AREA (BY INVITATION ONLY) - Thursday, September 21, 2006

Hong Kong 2006: More Growth Ahead - Business Seminar and Gala Dinner

Thursday, September 21, 2006 4:30 PM TO 9:00 PM
Marriott Santa Clara
No Charge. By Invitation Only.

Projections say that businesses will continue to select Hong Kong as the most competitive Asian business environment for the next decade. Find out how Silicon Valley companies are already reaping the benefits of doing business in Hong Kong, aided by our special close relationship with Mainland China.

Dive into Hong Kong's success stories this September:

Speakers: Gregor Berkowitz, President of MOTO Development Group Dr. Chi-Foon Chan, President & COO of Synopsys John Chen, Chairman, CEO & Pres. of Sybase Inc. Carlos Genardini, CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation James Lau, Founder and CTO of Network Appliance Patrick Lo, Chairman and CEO of NETGEAR Dr. Priscilla Lu, Chairman and CEO of ViDeOnline Communications Mike Rowse, Director-General, Invest Hong Kong, HKSARG Douglas Tsui, Managing Director of Horizon Ventures Nick Yang, CEO of Cyberport Management Company Limited Dr. Robert Yang, CEO of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Ltd.

Hosted by: HK Economic & Trade Office, SF

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Thursday, September 21, 2006 Hong Kong

Competition Law in Hong Kong

* K C Chan, Chairman, Hong Kong Consumer Council, and Dean of Business and Management, The HKU of Science and Technology
* Thomas Cheng, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong
* Danny Gittings, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The Wall Street Journal Asia
* Peter Macmillan, Head of Competition Group (Designate), Johnson Stokes & Master
* Stephen Vines, Hong Kong-based journalist and businessman (moderator)
Law Committee - More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.060921_law.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in San Francisco in conjunction with Hong Kong Association of Northern California Cordially invite you to a Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring

Mr. Wong Yan Lung, Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

“Hong Kong’s Legal System and Services – Your Gateway to China”

Monday, September 18, 2006; Noon – 1:30 pm

Hotel Nikko San Francisco, Ballroom, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Admission is complimentary for HKANC members on a first-come, first-serve basis

Mr. Wong Yan Lung was born in 1963 and before his present appointment as Secretary for Justice, he was a lawyer in private practice. He was the Deputy High Court Judge of the Court of First Instance in July and August of 2003 and was a Council member of the Council of the Hong Kong Bar Association for many years. These spanned from 1989 to 1990, 1997 to 2002, as well as 2003 to 2005. From 2003 to 2005 He was the Chairman of the Special Committee on Legal Education of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

Mr. Wong has also served as Chairman of the Buildings Appeal Tribunal, the Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Boards and the Non-local Higher and Professional Education Appeals Board. He was Vice Chairman of the CEDAR Fund and was a member of the Steering Committee and a volunteer of the Hong Kong Christian Concern for the Homeless. Mr. Wong received both his Bachelor and Masters of Arts (Law) degrees from Cambridge University . He was then called to the Bar in England and Wales as well as to the Bar in Hong Kong in 1987. In 2002, he was appointed as Senior Counsel in Hong Kong and in October 2005, he was appointed Justice of the Peace.

Each reservation requires a completed registration slip (below) returned by September 6, 2006

Name(s): ________________________________________
Company: ________________________________________
Phone: ________________________________________
E-Mail: ________________________________________

Fax registration slip to (415) 392-2964 or email to hketosf@hketosf.gov.hk;  For inquiries, please contact Lisa at (415) 835-9306

Special Membership Rate for Members of the Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce - For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Thursday, September 14, 2006 Shanghai China
Topic: How Changes in the U.S. Tax Code Affect You

Type: Suzhou Committee and Tax Committee Joint Event
Venue: Sheraton Suzhou Hotel & Towers, 388 Xin Shi Lu, Suzhou
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
Price: Members (RMB): 250; Non Members (RMB): 400

On May 17, President Bush signed, the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 (TIPRA) into law. This five-year, $70 billion reconciliation tax cut bill contained a surprising number of last-minute modifications that affect the tax liabilities of millions of US citizens and green card holders working abroad. TIPRA makes substantial changes to the foreign earned income and housing exclusions under Internal Revenue Code Section 911, which may impact U.S. tax payers in China. Please join Shirley Brown, Senior Manager on the International Assignment Services team at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd to discuss these changes and examine how they will affect you and your company. Case studies will be illustrated for three groups:

Individual US taxpayers in China responsible for their own tax payment
Tax equalized individual US taxpayers
Employers of US nationals and green card holders
In addition, modifications to the Roth IRA, AMT tax, "Kiddie" tax, tax relief associated with certain dividend and capital gains tax rates, and AMT and certain personal tax credits will also be explained.

AmCham Shanghai has organized a similar session on the above subject in late June, but this time we would like to host it again for members in Suzhou who have not been able to join the early event to learn more about the updates, so please don't miss the opportunity!

Agenda

1130 Check-in and Networking
1200 Lunch
1230 Presentation
1315 Q&A
1330 Event Ends

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Wednesday, September 13 2006 in Hong Kong

CLASSIFICATION OF KNIT TO SHAPE GARMENTS UNDER HTSUS HEADING 6110 - Textile and Apparel Seminar
More details: www.amcham.org.hk/images/Events/flyers/us_custom091306.pdf

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

The University of the Hawaii College of Business is proud to present the 14th Kipapa i ke Ala lecture on Thursday, September 7th from 6 to 7 p.m. in the School of Architecture Auditorium (Room 205) on the Manoa campus. The lecture entitled, “Entrepreneurship in the Far East: securing venture capital in China,” will feature venture capital experts who are bridging the gap between China and Hawaii.

Panelists' Background:

Danny Lui has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. In 1982, he founded Daw Computer Systems Ltd., a software company in Hong Kong. In 1987, Lui co-founded Lenovo (formerly known as Legend Computer), the largest PC manufacturer in China. Seven years later, he led Lenovo’s successful IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Today, Lenovo is a constituent member of
the Hang Seng Index, and in December 2004, acquired the PC Division of IBM for $1.7 billion. In 1989, under Lui’s leadership, Lenovo launched the QDI Group, Legend’s motherboard subsidiary. By 1997, this company was the largest manufacturer of motherboards. In 1997, Lui left Lenovo and became the Chair of American Pacific Technology Group Ltd., a venture capital firm investing in companies in Hong Kong, China and Silicon Valley. In 2000, Lui founded Authosis Capital, a venture capital firm focusing on software investments in the U.S. and China.

Gavin Ni is the Founder, CEO and President of Zero2IPO. In five years, he has built Zero2IPO into the most influential and active venture capital research and advisory institution, as well as the most extensive venture capitalist and entrepreneur network in China. Ni was the President of Tsinghua Entrepreneurs Club in 1998-1999 and founder and chief organizer of the Tsinghua Business Plan Competition. He also served as the Editor-in-chief of China Technology Magazine in late 1999. Ni is an active promoter of new economy, entrepreneurship and venture capital in China and has written and translated several books. Ni graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master of Mechanical Engineering and studied Finance as a Ph.D. candidate at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.
Barry Weinman has been making high technology venture capital investments since 1980. He is co-founder of Allegis Capital and a former Managing Director. He is a General Partner of AVI Management Partners III, L.P. which helped organize Allegis Capital as an affiliated fund. Prior to joining Allegis/AVI in 1993, Weinman co-founded Newtek Ventures and was general partner of the successful Newtek I and Newtek II investment funds. In 1971, he co-founded Interactive Applications, Inc. (IAI). As President and CEO of the company, Weinman merged IAI with Boole and Babbage in 1978, and subsequently participated in that company’s IPO. Prior to co-founding IAI, Weinman was a production manager at Fairchild Semiconductor and a marketing manager at IBM. Weinman has a bachelor’s degree from Clarkson College of Technology and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California / London School of Economics.

The discussion will be facilitated by Bill Richardson, general partner of HMS Hawaii Management Partners.

Admission is free.
Please RSVP acceptances only to (808) 956-5083.
Parking is available on campus for $3 after 4 p.m.

The 2006 - 2007 series of Kipapa i ke Ala lectures is made possible by the generous contributions of Kamakura Corporation and the Emmett R. Quady Foundation.

For more information about the Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series, visit www.cba.hawaii.edu/kipapa. Or, call the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship & E-Business at (808) 956-5083.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

U.S. Consulate Briefing - Shanghai - Members ONLY - Tuesday, Sept 5, 2006

Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Time: 17:30 to 19:30
Venue: St. Regis Shanghai Hotel
Price: (members only) free

Come and hear the latest business, economic, and political news from U.S. Consul General for Shanghai Kenneth Jarrett.

Please note that this month's CG Briefing will be held at the St. Regis Shanghai. Only Members with a 2006 Membership Card will be admitted. All information presented is off the record

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Friday, September 1, 2006 Hong Kong

How the Recent U.S. Tax Bill Will Affect HR Professionals in Hong Kong: a Round Table on the HR Implications for HR Professionals

Joseph Logudic - Partner, International Assignment Services, Deloitte Hong Kong and China

In May, President Bush signed into law the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005. It affects the US tax liabilities of citizens living abroad retroactively to January 1, 2006. U.S. tax liability can rise substantially in Hong Kong, where the highest marginal tax rate is significantly lower than that of the U.S. and where there is favorable treatment of housing amounts.

Targeted for HR professionals, this seminar is aimed at companies that will be significantly affected if they tax-equalize overseas employees who are U.S. citizens or green-card holders, as those companies pay the actual U.S. tax liability for the employee and the employee is held to a hypothetical tax. The principle of tax equalization means these companies will also pay "the tax on the tax," further increasing their liability. Non-tax equalized U.S. citizens or green-card holders will be burdened with a significant increase in US tax, unanticipated when accepting their assignment. The new law may mean companies may find it difficult to attract additional talent under a "non-tax equalized" package. It will force HR professionals in Hong Kong to address the following issues:

Do you have a plan to communicate this change to your "equalized" and "non-equalized individuals"?

What will be the impact for each of the groups above?

Do you need to redo your HR budget?

How will this impact talent recruiting and management?
Joe Logudic, the Deloitte Touche Tomatsu principal in international assignment services for Hong Kong and China will explain and discuss these challenges. This seminar is not an in-depth explanation of the new law nor is it a debate on how to lobby for its reversal. Mr. Logudic will provide you with concrete next steps and updates to help you integrate this new law into your HR business plan.

Venue The Ritz Carlton, Harbour Room (L3), 3 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
8:00am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30am Presentation
9:30am Close

Fee: Member HK$300, Non-member HK$380, Corporate Table HK$3,600 (10-12 pax)

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Friday, September 1, 2006 Hong Kong

Nick Price - CIO/CTO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Now more than ever, companies are relying on technology to streamline and drive business operations. Add to this complicated compliance standards, increasing security concerns of protecting sensitive and proprietary information, and the need for disaster planning, business continuity, etc. - companies need to understand the technology needed to keep their businesses moving in the right direction. Rather than having senior management trying to figure out these complex issues by consulting IT departments or outside experts, companies are now seeing the benefits of having IT experts sit on the Board. Learn how CIOs and CTOs are making a real impact to businesses from Board member and CIO/CTO of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Nick Price.

Mr. Price joined Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in January 2000 as Director of Technology. A newly created position then, the appointment was in line with the Group's continuing objective of strengthening its corporate and specialist core competencies in areas most critical to success. With more than 19 years experience in IT and emerging technologies, Mr. Price brings to Mandarin Oriental an in-depth understanding of current and emerging technology trends and their commercial applications.

Venue Renaissance Harbor View Hotel, Concord Room (8/F), 1 Harbor Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Fee: Member HK$370, Non-member HK$490, Corporate Table HK$4,500 (10-12pax)

Time: 12noon - 2:00pm

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Rob Carter - EVP Chief Information Officer of Federal Express will be visiting Hawaii to meet with their customers, Sales and Operations Management Team on Monday, August 21, 2006. On Behalf of Hawaii Pacific District Export Council and Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, we are inviting you to be part of this exciting and power-house event.

We will educate and inform customers with our products and services and provide customers access to the full range of FedEx transportation, supply chain, E-commerce, business, and related information services. We will also provide tools, information, and transportation options that will enable them to compete and succeed in the rapidly changing global marketplace.

Governor Linda Lingle will be attending this event.

This will be a fun-filled event! So, c'mon down and join us.

Federal Express will await for your RSVP. I will reserve 4 tickets for you. Wear an International attire for the chance to win a round trip ticket for two to Las Vegas.

Wear a kimono or other form of international attire for the chance to win a round trip ticket to Las Vegas!

Mark your calendar for Monday, August 21, 2006

4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Registration
5:30 - 5:40 p.m. Governor Linda Lingle's Welcome Speech
5:40 - 5:55 p.m. FedEx Chief Information Officer Rob Carter-Updates on FedEx
6 p.m. Hors d' oeuvres and cocktails will be served
7:30 - 9 p.m. Entertainment and prizes.

Location: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Leahi Ballroom, 2552 Kalakaua Avenue,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, Phone: 808.922.6611

Please RSVP by August 11, 2006, to Malou Portugal at mportugal@fedex.com 

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Looking forward to seeing you!

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

THINKTECH LAW SUMMER PROGRAMS - TUESDAY AUGUST 15, 2006

Get up to speed with Hawai‘i’s hot technology programs this summer. The following ThinkTech law workshops are presented Tuesdays, 5:15 -7:15pm, at PREL, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort Street, 13th floor. For more information go to www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm or call 956-8244. To register, call 956-8400.

PLANNING GREAT TECHNOLOGY EVENTS (L08523) with Debbie Zimmerman and Russ Sumida

Zimmerman and Sumida, event planners - learn why events are used in marketing and public relations through a case study of the 2006 Hawaii BioScience Conference organized and presented by the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Discover the questions you should consider before planning a tech event.

call 956-8244.To register, call 956-8400

Tuesday, August 15 2006 Hong Kong
CAN SOURCING AND COMPLIANCE WORK TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE COMPLIANCE?
Auret van Heerden, President and CEO, Fair Labor Association - Textiles & Apparel Committee
More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.060815_c_vanheerden.html

Tuesday, August 15 2006 in Hong Kong
THE DEMINT BILL: THE PROSPECTS OF LEGISLATION TO REVERSE "THE EXPAT TAX"
David Cuddy, Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint's office, Washington, DC
Joint event with Democrats Abroad HK, Republicans Abroad HK, and AWA
More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.060815_cuddy.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Export Readiness Training - Make the World your Market: Come to the Information Session on your island to find out how you can participate!

Maui - Tuesday, August 8, 2006, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Maui Beach Hotel, Lanai Conference Room, 170 Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului
Maui - Tuesday, August 8, 2006 3:00 - 4:00pm., Maui Research and Technology Center, VTC Room, 590 Lipoa Parkway, Kihei

Kauai - Wednesday, August 9, 2006, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Kauai County Building, Piikoi Conference Room, 4444 Rice Street, Lihue

Oahu - Friday, August 11, 2006, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Manoa Innovation Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu

Big Island - Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo, 117 Keawe Street, Hilo
Big Island - Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., King Kamehameha Hotel, Ohana Conference Room, 75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona

Classroom sessions begin on Oct. 10, 2006

For information, contact mep@htdc.org or 808-539-3603.

Learn what country to sell to, how to finance your export sale, how to get through the regulatory maze, and a cost effective method for shipping your product—all through the Export Readiness Training (ERT) program.

TOPICS COVERED:
(1) International Marketing Plan
(2) Export Regulations
(3) Transportation and Documentation
(4) Pricing Strategies
(5) Legal Aspects of Exporting
(6) Export Financing

Participant Qualifications
• Exportable food or agricultural product(s)
• A product available in the domestic market
• Product that is at least 50% U.S. agricultural content
• Classified as a small business
• Minority and/or women owned business
• Strong domestic sales
• Less than one year of active export experience
• The motivation to launch products in foreign markets within 1 year

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP): (808) 539-3603 or (808) 539-3621

The Export Readiness Training Program is supported by:
• Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA)
• Emerging Markets Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
• Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA)
• Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program of the Hawaii High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC)

The sponsoring organizations prohibit discrimination in their program on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, etc.) should notify program sponsors.

Hawaii Department of Agriculture: (808) 973-9592
Western United States Agricultural Trade Association: (360) 693-3373
Learn more at www.wusata.org/ert

WEBCAST by U. S. Department of Commerce: Water Tech/Irrigation Companies Interested in the Chinese Market - Thursday, August 10, 2006

In recent years, China has begun to confront the growing concern for water scarcity. China’s agricultural sectors, as well as growing industrial and residential sectors, are demanding a huge increase in freshwater. U.S. exports of irrigation equipment to China have grown 30% since 2003. (Source: U.S. International Trade Commission).

Please join us for an exciting webinar on the water flow technology/irrigation sector in China and opportunities for U.S. suppliers!

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2006
Time: 8:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) / 5:00 PM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
Location: Your Office or Home Computer
Duration: 1 hour 15 min
Cost: $25

Agenda Topics:
China’s Water Crisis
Market Opportunities and Prospect in the Water Tech/Irrigation Sector
Strategies and Best Practices

Speakers:
David Gossack – Commercial Attaché, U.S. Embassy Beijing
David DeChant – President, Vision Quest Intelligence; former International Marketer and Consultant, MD State Department of Agriculture
Jennifer Turner, PhD – Coordinator, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
John Roberts – President, Roberts Irrigation Products; President – Elect, Irrigation Association (invited)

Water Flow Highlights:
Less than 5% of land in China employs modern water-saving drip and sprinkling irrigation techniques. In the next five years, the Chinese government will spend US$4 million introducing foreign irrigation technology and equipment. (Source: China Council for Promotion of International trade). The Chinese government plans to set up “demonstration farms” to promote water-saving regulations and standards. (Source: China Ministry of Water Resources).

This webinar is valuable for water flow technology companies, particularly but not limited to irrigation, that are considering expanding into the Chinese market.

Click Here to Register! For payment information, please contact: Alicia Rios, San Joaquin Valley International Trade Association (SJVITA), at (559) 241-6566, or info@exportcenter.net

For questions, please contact Heather Tomasetti at (202) 482-3487 or Heather.Tomasetti@mail.doc.gov

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

University of Hawaii, Pacific Asian Management Institute 2006 N. H. Paul Chung Lecture - August 3, 2006, 11:30am - 1:30pm - Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

American Companies in China are Continuing to Improve their profits as the playing field becomes more level and they learn better how to operate - How NOT to Do Business in China - Lesson from the Trenches from Mr. Charles M. Martin, President - The American Chamber of Commerce, People's Republic of China

The smart players are learning from the mistakes of others before they make their own. Others are not so fortunate. In his capacity as President of the American Chamber of Commerce for the past three years, Charles Martin has watched corporate America as it has sought to figure out how to do business in China. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an informative journey through the Chinese business maze.

Register by mail (form below) or online www.pami.hawaii.edu NO LATER than July 28, 2006

Name: ______________________________________________________________________
Company/Organization: ______________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________________________
City: ____________________________________ State: ____________ Zip: ________
Telephone: _________________________ Fax: __________________________________
Email: _______________________________@_____________________________________
[ ] General Public-$38 per person, [ ] Student $33 per person
[ ] UH PAMI Students, UH PAMI and UH CBA Facaulty/Staff - NO Charge
[ ] Vegetarian Meal Requested
Payment by: [ ] Check made payable to RCUH [ ] M/C [ ] VISA
Name on Card:______________________________________________________________
Credit Card Number:______________________________ Expiration Date_____/____/200__
Send complete information to" PAMI, 2404 Maile Way,A303, Honolulu HI 96822
Inquiry: 808-956-8041; Fax: 808-956-9685

Hawaii Chinese Tourism Association Proudly Presents Honorable Representative Ed Case, Keynote Speaker

U.S. Foreign Policy Mega-challenges Of the Next Generation

Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Regency Ballroom, Honolulu Hawaii USA
Agenda: 11:30 am – Registration
12:00 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – Program
1:10 pm – Q&A
1:15 pm – Adjourn

Name: ______________________________________________ # of people _____
Company: ________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________
Phone: _________________ Email: _________________________________________

Reservations deadline July 28, 2006.

$32.00 for HCTA member, $38.00 for non-member
Please pay in advance to guarantee seating.
Make check payable to: Hawaii Chinese Tourism Association
Mail check to: HCTA, P.O. Box 240539, Honolulu, HI 96824
RSVP to Tiffany Tang: tltang@hyatt.com

EMERGING HRM AND EMPLOYMENT LAW AGENDA IN CHINA - CONCERNS OF U.S. BUSINESS INVESTORS IN CHINA

Charles M. Martin is currently President of the American Chamber of Commerce-China—the largest foreign business organization in the PRC. His career has straddled both the commercial and diplomatic worlds. He has lived in Asia over twenty years, much of it in China. From 1996-2003, Mr. Martin was Monsanto’s Vice President in charge of Asia, serving concurrently as chief representative in China. In 1995-96, he was the Deputy Chief of the Commercial Section in the American Embassy Beijing. Mr. Martin founded and operated one of the largest furniture manufacturing companies in the Philippines. Mr. Martin spent his early career in diplomatic positions with the U.S. Department of State. These included postings in Beijing, Hong Kong and the Philippines. He received his Ph.D. in 1973 from Harvard University, Department of Government.

Raymond Burghardt recently retired U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, joined the East-West Center in January 2005 as the Director of East-West Seminars. He is the highest-ranking diplomat to join the Center since the 1960s. Ambassador Burghardt served as the Ambassador to Vietnam from 2001- September 2004. He was formerly the Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) from 1999-2001. He previously served as American Consul General in Shanghai (1997-1999), as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Manila (1993-96) and Seoul (1990-93), and as Political Counselor in Beijing (1987-89). During the first six months of the Clinton Administration in 1993, Ambassador Burghardt served as Charge d’ Affaires at the U. S. Embassy in Seoul. Ambassador Burghardt's previous positions also have included an assignment on the National Security Council staff as Special Assistant to President Reagan and Senior Director of Latin American Affairs. He also served at the U.S. Embassies in Honduras and Guatemala. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia before joining the Foreign Service. Ambassador Burghardt received a B.A. from Columbia College in 1967 and did graduate study at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. He speaks Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

Ronald Brown is currently a Professor of Law on the Faculty of William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i, Professor Brown has also served as the University's Director of the Center for Chinese. Professor Brown teaches labor and employment law, and Asia and Chinese comparative labor law. He has authored numerous articles on Chinese labor law and has published a book entitled Understanding Chinese Courts and Legal Process: Law with Chinese Characteristics. Professor Brown has served as a Consultant with the World Bank and conducts legal exchange and international training programs with key Chinese government legal agencies. In 2004-2005, Professor Brown was in China as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, teaching at U.S. – China labor law both Peking and Tsinghua University Law Schools.

Dr. Elaine Bailey is Chair of the Management and Industrial Relations Department at the College of Business, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is also the Faculty Director of the Master’s in Human Resource Management degree program at the College of Business. Her research addresses various dimensions of International Human Resource Management.

Michael Zhang current CEO of Blue Hawaii Surf, LLC, CEO of CMC Consulting Group, Inc. and a member of the Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce/China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce has over 20 years of experience in Asia pacific business that deals with China. In addition to his current positions, Michael has also served as CEO of Hai-Nan Science and Technology Development LTD, China from 1984-1988. Michael has a wealth of entrepreneurial experience founding numerous successful organizations including Sea Sky USA, Inc, and E-Hua, an online retail business. Michael has been voted one of Hawai‘i’s “Forty under 40” which honors Honolulu business people for their professional abilities, community service and leadership. His company was also selected by PBN as one of the 50 fastest growing company in the state three times in a row. He is the founder and chairman of China Club. Michael has completed the YEO/MIT Executive Business Program and has a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Physics. Michael speaks both English and Mandarin Chinese.

SYMPOSIUM

EMERGING HRM AND EMPLOYMENT LAW AGENDA IN CHINA
CONCERNS OF U.S. BUSINESS INVESTORS IN CHINA

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

9:00 a.m. INTRODUCTION: EMERGING NEEDS OF HRM - Elaine Bailey
9:20 a.m. EMERGING LEGAL ENVIRONMENT IN LABOR LAW - Ron Brown
What do Americans doing business in China need to know about China’s Labor laws?
9:40 a.m. EMPLOYERS’ HRM CONCERNS IN CHINA - Micael Zheng
Production, profits, and the problems with employees in China.
10:00 a.m. EMERGING HRM AND EMPLOYMENT AGENDA IN CHINA - Charles Martin
With hundreds of American investors in China, what is the larger perspective, and what are the concerns and problems these employers have in the HRM and employment area?
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Tea Break
10:45 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AND AUDIENCE Q & A
Ambassador Raymond Burghardt and Speakers

Please RSVP at 956-5570 as soon as possible

VENUE: Wednesday, August 2nd at the University of Hawai‘i Law School, Moot Court Room (137) (Parking in UH Parking Structure)

SPONSORED BY: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; Center of International Business Education and Research (CIBER), College of Business Administration and William S. Richardson Law School

U.S. Consulate Briefing - Shanghai - Members ONLY

Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Time: 17:30 ¨- 19:30
Venue: The Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Price: (member only) free

Come and hear the latest business, economic, political and consular news from the U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, Kenneth Jarrett. Please note that only Members with a 2006 Membership Card will be admitted. All members must WEAR their Membership Cards during the event for identification purposes.

Feel free to contact Johnson Choi  at (808) 524-5738 or by email to johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com if you have questions. Our Hong Kong Business Phone Number is (852) 8171-3118

You are cordially invited to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Business CHIMBA (China Focus MBA) Information Session

Date/time: Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Pacific Guardian Center, Mauka Tower, 737 Bishop St. 1st Floor Conference Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813

Admission is free - Refreshments will be provided

To reserve a seat call (808) 956-2490 or e-mail chimba@hawaii.edu

For further questions, please contact Cindy Hsu, Director of Marketing, University of Hawaii, Manoa - College of Business Administration at (808) 956-2490 or Email: chsu@hawaii.edu. You may also call Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738.

Lunch with U.S. Under Secretary Frank L. Lavin for International Trade - Shanghai China

Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Type: U.S. Government Delegation
Venue: Hilton Shanghai, 250 Hua Shan Road (cnr. Yan An West Road)
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
Price: Members (RMB): 250.00; Non Members (RMB): 400.00

Please join AmCham Shanghai as we host Mr. Frank L. Lavin, U.S. under secretary for international trade, during his first official visit to Shanghai. While in China, Lavin will explore finance, innovation and IP issues hoping to gain a comprehensive understanding of the U.S. business community and operating environment in China. Come join us on Wednesday July, 26 as Lanvin discusses current U.S.-! China economic relations from Washington¡¯s perspective. Lanvin¡¯s visit is an opportunity to hear updates from Washington as well as to share insights and concerns regarding U.S. business in China with a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

As under secretary for international trade, Franklin L. Lavin oversees the International Trade Administration (ITA), an agency responsible for developing U.S. trade policy, identifying and resolving market access issues, administering U.S. trade laws, enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing and services sectors, and coordinating U.S. trade advocacy efforts on behalf on U.S. business. Before joining the U.S. Department of Commerce, Lanvin served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia and the Pacific. Lanvin, an Ohio native, is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve! s.

Agenda
1130 Check-in & Networking
1200 Lunch
1245 Speech and Q&A
1330 Ends

Feel free to contact Johnson Choi  at (808) 524-5738 or by email to johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com if you have questions. Our Hong Kong Business Phone Number is (852) 8171-3118

2006 Pacific Asian Lecture Series - "The Impact of American Politics on US-China Trade" - Presented by Ambassador William Bodde (Retired)

Tuesday, July 25, 2006; 4:00 - 5:30pm
College of Business Administration Building D-103, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Refreshment to be served until 6:00pm in the facaulty lounge (D-204)

Lecture is FREE and open to public!

Sponsored by Pacific Asian Management Institute, 2404 Maile Way, Room A303, Honolulu Hawaii 96822, Phone 808-956-8041, Fax 808-956-9685, Email pami@hawaii.edu or visit http://www.pami.hawaii.edu

Leadership Series: World Truths About Home Affairs, from the Last Governor of Hong Kong - Lord Christopher Patten on July 21, 2006 - Hong Kong

Lord Christopher Patten, an iconic and still-influential figure in Hong Kong, will share candid memories and his ever-stimulating views on Asia in an exclusive address to the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. AmCham invites you to join Lord Patten as he takes a nostalgic look back at his five years as the 28th and "last governor of Hong Kong," and a bracing look ahead at the future of Asia vis-a-vis the rest of the world.

Affectionately nicknamed "Pak Teng," Lord Patten carved a significant relief on the Hong Kong political landscape, notably by shifting the Legislative Council from an appointed to a partially elected body. He remains celebrated for his willingness to publicly air his candid views on the political, social and culinary scenes in Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta, Beijing and beyond to Whitehall, Washington and Brussels.

While life in Hong Kong might not have been all champagne and egg tarts for Governor Patten, he continued to relish challenges and enjoy a diplomatic life after the 1997 handover. After leaving Hong Kong on the HM Yacht Britannia with famously unchecked emotion, Governor Patten became the European Commissioner for Foreign Relations from 1999 to 2004. He then returned to the UK and was elevated to the peerage as Lord Patten of Barnes. He is currently the chancellor of the universities of Oxford and Newcastle and is an influential patron of the Tory Reform Group seeking to reshape the Conservative Party in its bid to wrest power from the Labour government.

Please join us in greeting Lord Patten on what is sure to be the rousing and rewarding first stop of his Hong Kong visit.

Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, Salons 4,5,6 (Level 3), Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm

Fee: AMCHAM member @HK$420 and non-member @HK$520
Corporate Table HK$5,500

Feel free to contact Johnson Choi  at (808) 524-5738 or by email to johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com if you have questions. Our Hong Kong Business Phone Number is (852) 8171-3118

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER - Governor of California | WEDNESDAY JULY 19 in San Francisco, California, USA

MAKING CALIFORNIA A LEADER IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE

In the midst of blazing his re-election campaign trail, Governor Schwarzenegger will speak about his trade mission to China last November and show how California can invigorate its economy by focusing its attention on economic exchange and cooperation with the Pacific Rim nations. If the governor's plan for investment and economic activity with Asia strikes a chord with Californians, it could become a vital plank of his economic platform.

11:15 a.m., Check-in | 12:00 p.m., Program | Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave. (at McAllister St.), San Francisco | General: $15 members, $30 non-members; Premium (guarantees seating in first few rows): $100 members, $125 non-members; Preferred (guarantees seating in next few rows): $50 members, $75 non-members | Register by noon on 7/18 through City Box Office, at www.cityboxoffice.com or (415) 392-4400

The Hawaii Science & Technology Council in partnership with The University of Hawaii Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED) Invite you to attend the Inaugural on Friday, July 14th, 2006 7:30am to 9:30am

“2nd Friday Tech Download” A Monthly Networking Breakfast Series

The Pacific Club, Honolulu Hawaii USA

$10 Members/Students
$15 Non-Members
Please RSVP to robyn@hawaiiscitechcouncil.org or (808) 536-4670

Mark your calendars now for this regular monthly breakfast series! This seminar and networking breakfast connects Hawaii’s scientists and entrepreneurs and provides a forum to present and discuss science, technology and research topics. It creates opportunities to help accelerate the transfer of research from our universities to production at our companies.

Our guest speakers July 14 are:

Dr. Gary K. Ostrander, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Hawai‘iat Manoa will open the series with an introduction of the UH's science and technology areas of excellence which will be the focus of the breakfast series.

Dr. Mehrdad Ghasemi Nejhad, Professor in the University of Hawaii’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, founded the university’s Nanotechnology Laboratory in 2003. He will provide an Overview of the Nanotechnology Laboratory, which is the first of its kind to analyze, fabricate and test nanodevices and nanocomposites. Dr. Nejhad and his colleagues recently earned claim to fame for having the “world’s smallest brush” to be published in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records. This nanotube brush has carbon nanotube bristles 30-billionths of a meter across, or 1,000 times finer than a human hair. The brushes can be used in a range of applications such as c! leaning up pollutants in water, cleaning micro-trenches in microelectronics, cleaning and/or coating the inside of microcapillaries (with nanobiotechnology applications), conducting electricity in microswitches, improving materials’ properties for applications such as 3D nanocomposites, surfboards or the boat industry. Carbon nanotubes can also help reduce the size of electronic computer chips and enhance their performance by functioning as nanowires in nanoelectronics. They can also improve the performance of fuel cells while reducing their costs.

The Wynn Macau Resort and the Future of Gaming in Macau - July 14, 2006 Macau

Grant R. Bowie, President and General Manager, Wynn Macau - Macau Committee

The Wynn Macau Resort will be opening in September of this year and promises to transform gaming in Asia. The new entrant to the Macau gaming, leisure and hospitality market will deliver over 100,000 square feet and 200 table games devoted to gaming and well over 600 new hotel rooms. Grant R. Bowie, the President and General Manager for Wynn Macau, provides the leadership and operational direction for the development and operation of the property. He will discuss the impact of Wynn Macau and the future of gaming in Macau. Prior to joining Wynn Macau, Mr. Bowie was with Park Place Entertainment's Australian Conrad Jupiter operation as senior vice president and general manager. He also spent seven years with Arthur Andersen, providing financial and information system consulting to the gaming and hospitality industry in Australia and the United States. Mr. Bowie is past president and chairman of both the Gold Coast Tourism Bureau and the Australian Casino Association.

Venue
Banquet Hall 1-3 (Level 3), Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre, Macau

Time
12:00noon Cocktails
12:30pm Lunch
1:15pm Speech
2:00pm Close

Fee: AMCHAM member @HK$300 and non-member @HK$370

June 30, 2006

Tour of USS Denver - invitation from Commander of U. S. Pacific Fleet

Commander of US Pacific Fleet would like to extend invitations to the Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) members to go on a ship tour on board the USS Denver. Tour date and time are Friday, June 30 at 1:00 p.m. The tour will last approximately 1 and a half hours. Guests (must be United States Citizens) will meet at 12:30pm at Navy Region Pearl Harbor Pass & ID, just before the gate guard. We'll (JoAnne Yow-Fairchild) give them a pass and they drive onto the base to park their cars. They then hop onto the government vans that'll take them to the pier to get onboard the ship. This is a great opportunity for our members to see the Navy and visit with Navy leadership. We think it'll be a rewarding experience. Please provide you a) name, b) Social Security Number, c) phone number and d) confirming that you are a United States Citizen it to JoAnne Yow-Fairchild by Wednesday, if possible. Appreciate all your assistance. If you have any questions, please feel free to call JoAnne Yow-Chairchild at 471-3769 or cell 864-8071. You may also call Johnson Choi at 808-524-5738 if you have further questions.

JoAnne Yow-Fairchild, Community Relations/Budget Officer
Commander, US Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Ph: 808-471-3769; Fax: 808-422-0771; Cell: 808-864-8071
 

The University of Hawaii’s Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED), John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), Hawaii Science and Technology Council, and Hawaii Business and Enterprise Accelerator Mentors (HiBEAM) present

The Hawaii Technology Showcase, Wednesday, June 28, Hawaii Convention Center Theater 310, 8:00am – 3:00pm

(Registration Deadline: June 14)

The Showcase will highlight promising biomedical inventions and commercially applicable research projects ongoing at the University of Hawaii. Several of Hawaii’s emerging and growing biotechnology companies will also provide presentations and updates on their current projects.

Agenda:
University of Hawaii Research Presentations
Moderator: Richard Cox, OTTED Director

7:30 – 8:00am Registration
8:00 – 8:15am Welcome address
8:15 – 8:45am Dr. Ralph Shohet discussing a New Method for Non-invasive Targeting of Gene Therapy
8:45 – 9:15am Dr. Thomas Ernst discussing a Motion Compensation System for MRI
9:15 – 9:45am Dr. Chad Walton discussing a New, More Comprehensive Tuberculosis Blood Test
9:45 - 10:00am Break

Presentations by Hawaii Health-related Biotechnology Companies
Moderator: Rob Robinson, The Barry and Virginia Weinman Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and E-Business; and head of the University of Hawaii Angels

10:00 – 10:25am Cellular Bioengineering
10:25 – 10:50am Hawaii Chitopure
10:50 – 11:15am Archinoetics,LLC
11:15 – 11:40am Nanopoint, Inc.
11:45 – 1:15pm Lunch

Speaker: Kirk Belsby, Vice President for Endowment, Kamehameha Schools - "Kamehameha School’s Vision for Kaka’ako"

1:15 - 1:40pm Tissue Genesis, Inc.
1:40 - 2:05pm Hoana Medical, Inc.
2:05 - 2:30pm Hawaii Biotech, Inc.
2:30 - 2:55pm Cardax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
2:55 - 3:00pm Wrapup

Intended Audience

This event is designed for healthcare professionals, angel investors, venture capitalists, technology companies, entrepreneurs, students and others interested in new and emerging technologies, licensing opportunities, research partnerships, and promising biotechnology prospects in Hawaii.

Registration Fee:
This event follows the Hawaii BioScience Conference (www.HiBioSci.org), however, it is a separate meeting and with a separate registration.

$20 for registrations received by Wednesday, June 14.
Students registering before June 14 will be sponsored by HiBEAM.
$50 fee for on-site registration, subject to availability.
Checks should be made payable to HiBEAM and mailed to OTTED, University of Hawaii, Manoa Innovation Center, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 280, Honolulu, HI 96822

Registration Method – (Note: Advanced Registration Cut-Off is June 14)

Register On-Line (click here) http://hitechshowcase.mollyguard.com

Register by Mail (click here for PDF print version) - http://www.hibiosci.org/HiTechShowcase.pdf

Questions: Please email Ann Park at OTTED at apark@hawaii.edu  or (808) 539-3829

Hawaii Technology Showcase – Registration Form

Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Hawaii Convention Center
8:00am-3:30pm

Please complete this form, attach check made payable to “HiBEAM,” and mail registration by June 14 to:

OTTED, University of Hawaii, Manoa Innovation Center, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 280, Honolulu, HI 96822

First Name___________________________ Last Name________________________

Name on Badge___________________________________________________________

Academic Degree_________________________________________________________

Affiliation_____________________________________________________________

Address_________________________________________________________________

City_________________________________ State________ Zip_______________

Phone________________________________ Email____________________________

I am a (please check all that apply)

_______ Healthcare professional _______ Angel Investor
_______ Venture Capitalist _______ with a Technology Company
_______ Entrepreneur _______ Student
_______ other (please specify___________________________)

Questions: Please email Ann Park at OTTED at apark@hawaii.edu

How Changes in the U.S. Tax Code Affect You - Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Type: Tax Committee Event
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel Tomorrow Square Shanghai
399 Nanjing West Road (Cnr. North Huangpi Road)
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
Price: Members (RMB): 250; Non Members (RMB): 400

On May 17, President Bush signed into law, the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 (TIPRA), into law. This five-year, $70 billion reconciliation tax cut bill contained a surprising number of last-minute modifications that affect the tax liabilities of millions of US citizens and green card holders working abroad.

TIPRA makes substantial changes to the foreign earned income and housing exclusions under Internal Revenue Code Section 911, which may impact U.S. tax payers in China.

Please join Shirley Brown, Senior Manager on the International Assignment Services team at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd to discuss these changes and examine how they will affect you and your company. Case studies will be illustrated for three groups:

Individual US taxpayers in China responsible for their own tax payment
Tax equalized individual US taxpayers
Employers of US nationals and green card holders

In addition, modifications to the Roth IRA, AMT tax, Kiddie tax, tax relief associated with certain dividend and capital gains tax rates, and AMT and certain personal tax credits will also be explained. The event also will help AmCham to gather your input and comments as to how this tax law change would impact you and how the Chamber can best represent your interests.

Agenda
1130 Check-in and Networking
1200 Lunch
1230 Presentation
1315 Q&A
1330 Event Ends

PAAC is co-sponsoring a luncheon seminar, "Building Understanding between the United States and the Asian Muslim World," with the East West Center, Friends of the East-West Center, and the Society of Professional Journalists.

DATE: Thursday, June 22, 2006
TIME: 11:30 am Registration; 12:00 noon Luncheon
LOCATION: Hawai'i Imin International Conference Center, Garden Level, 1777 East-West Road
COST: $20.00 members; $22.00 non-members; $3.00 Parking
RSVP by June 19, 2006 by calling 944-7111.

Please see the link http://www.eastwestcenter.org/stored/misc/senior.pdf  for the complete flyer and details. Please also note that the RSVP date is fast approaching! Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. Doua Kue, Administrative Assistant, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, 1601 East-West Road, 4th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601, Ph: 944-7780, Fax: 944-7785, Website: www.paachawaii.org 

New President of AmCham Shanghai Brenda Foster join us for a mixer at the Sheraton Suzhou Hotel and Towers . This is Brenda's first visit to Suzhou.

The recently reorganized AmCham Shanghai Suzhou committee is in the planning stage of developing programs that would provide value to companies located in the Suzhou area. AmCham Shanghai encourages your participation to hear and understand the issues that are important to your and your business. Please join us in welcoming Brenda to Suzhou and I look forward to meeting each of you.

Jim Waite, Chairman
Suzhou Committee-AmCham Shanghai

Suzhou Membership Mixer - Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Type: Suzhou Committee Event
Venue: Sheraton Suzhou Hotel & Towers
388 Xin Shi Lu, Suzhou
Time: 17:00 to 19:00
Price: Members (RMB): 150.00
Non Members (RMB): 250.00

Have questions about doing business in Suzhou and not sure where to get answers?
Curious about AmCham and how it could help your business?
Come join your peers at the AmCham Suzhou Committee mixer June 21st and let your voice be heard! Mingle with your fellow AmChamers over delicious snacks and cocktails!

AmCham Shanghai President Brenda Foster will briefly introduce the Chamber's vision, and explain how members located in Suzhou can take advantage of the Chamber's services.

Suzhou Committee leaders will also review the committee's plan for the upcoming months, and listen to your suggestions on how to make the committee relevant and interesting for your business!

The mixer is a great opportunity to re-energize the Suzhou AmCham activities, as well as to meet like-minded professionals in a fun and casual environment. For those who are not members, this is a great opportunity to learn about how AmCham can help them in China.

Remember to save the date and we look forward to seeing you there!

Agenda:
17:00 Registration and Networking
17:30 Welcome Remarks ¨C AmCham President, Brenda Foster
17:40 Introduce Suzhou Committee Plan ¨C Suzhou Committee Chair, Jim Waite
18:00 Cocktails and Appetizers
19:00 Event Ends

Shanghai Arbitration Commission - Shanghai Jiaotong University Law School & New York University Law School invite you to an arbitration event in honor of Prof. Jerome A. Cohen (NYU) and Mr. Wang Zude (Vice Chairman, SAC) discussing on Arbitrating Chinese-Foreign Business Disputes: Recent Progress & Problems

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Shanghai Arbitration Commission (23rd Floor of Wen Xin Building, 755 Wei Hai Rd., Shanghai 200041)
RSVP: Please RSVP to Prof. Xiao Kai at kaixiao@sjtu.edu.cn or Tel: 86 21 131-6623-6345 by June 19

Legal Committee
AmCham Shanghai

Hong Kong Association of Northern California Cordially invite you to a cocktail reception with Honorable Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 6:00 pm – 7:30pm

The Bankers Club, 52nd Floor, 555 California Street, San Francisco
Principal Corporate member: Complimentary
Member: $25
Non-member and Guests: $35

The Association is proud to present the Honorable Gavin Newsom, the Mayor of San Francisco, who will address and mingle with the members and guests at a cocktail reception. After his recent visit to Hong Kong and China, the Mayor has seen for himself where Hong Kong comes through as Asia's World City. He is now even more supportive of the Association's mission of promoting all aspects of business between Hong Kong and Northern California.

Each reservation requires a completed registration slip (below) returned with your payment by June 15, 2006

Honorable Gavin Newsom, June 20, 2006
$25 Member; $35 Non-Member

Name(s): ____________________________ Co: ________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________ City/State/Zip Code: _________________
Phone: ________________________ E-Mail: ________________________________________
___ Persons attending the Luncheon X $25/$35 = Total Amount Due $____________
Enclosed is my check payable to HKANC for $___________________
Please charge my AMEX/VISA/MC for $___ CC#________________________ Exp.__/____
Security Code_____(3 or 4 digit verification number on the back of your credit card)
Zip code _______ (of the credit card billing address)
Mail registration slip to: HKANC, 41 Sutter Street, PO BOX 1748, SF, CA 94104
Or Fax to: (415) 392-2964
For more inquiries, please contact: Susanna Kwan (415) 398-4506 or ed@hkanc.com

PLEASE RSVP BY June 15, 2006. Advance registration and payment are required.
Full refund will be given if reservation is cancelled prior to June 15, 2006

InfoComm Committee Meeting - Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Type: InfoComm Committee Meeting
Venue: Plaza Conference Centre
12/F Shui On Plaza, 333 Huai Hai Zhong Road
Price: Members (RMB): 0

At this month's InfoComm Committee meeting, AmCham Shanghai is pleased to present Mr. Ivo Raznjevic, Director of Cisco Systems, who will talk on the topic of "Trends in VoIP".

Ivo Raznjevic, is a global executive with 18 years of research and development experience in the networking industry. With over twelve years of experience at Cisco, Ivo has had a distinguished career with visionary leadership and operational experience.

Currently a Director at Cisco Systems, Ivo's current focus is call control for voice and video in service provider networks, triple and quadruple convergence and next generation IP networks. In addition, Ivo was part of the original team that initiated the VoIP development project at Cisco back in 1997. Ivo holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science and a B.S. in Mathematics.

 

THE MAKAHA SONS CELEBRATE THEIR 30TH ANNIVERSARY - Neal Blaisdell Center Arena Honolulu, HI - On Saturday, June 17, 2006

It will be the grandest birthday party Hawaii has ever seen! 2006 marks 30 years of the Makaha Sons entertaining the people of Hawai`i and the world. Throughout those 30 years, their music has been an essential part of our livesŠan essential part of Hawai'i's history. For that reason, they are inviting the people of Hawai`i to join in the celebration!

The party begins at 4:30pm. Chef Ceferino Maduli from Centerplate will present a sumptuous "Flavors of Hawaii" buffet featuring a banquet of Island delicacies. Guests will delight in more than five hours of performances by a stunning lineup of top Hawaiian entertainers and award winning hula halau, including:

The Brothers Cazimero,
Hapa,
Grammy Award winner Daniel Ho & Herb Ohta, Jr.,
Hoku Zuttermeister,
Ho'okena,
Na Kama

Special guests:
Aunty Genoa Keawe,
Barry Kimokeo,
Mark Ho'omalu & dancers of the Academy of Hawaiian Arts, and
Chinky Mahoe & Hula Halau 'O Kawailiula (this year's overall winner in the Men's Division at the Merrie Monarch).

The Makaha Sons will top the evening off with a spectacular program, with more than a few surprises up their sleeves. "This year, because it's our 30th anniversary, we are sparing no expense to produce a show that is worthy of such an important occasion," says John Koko, who along with brother Jerome and group leader Moon Kauakahi are planning the concert in between traveling to the mainland and Japan. "We want this to be an event that people will remember for a long time."

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 9, at the Blaisdell Center Box Office (808-591-2211) and through Ticketmaster outlets at Times Supermarket Stores (charge by phone: 1-877-750-4400 or online at: http://www.ticketmaster.com

Ticket prices are:
$100 on the floor for dinner and show,
$30 for loges (show only), and
2 tickets for $30 for upper level (show only)
Plus applicable service charges.
All tickets are reserved seating.

For up-to-date information, please visit ... http://www.MakahaSons.com

* Gala 2006 Benefit Luncheon & Fundraiser

The Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts (HFCCA) is happy to announce its Gala 2006 Benefit Luncheon & Fundraiser on Sunday, June 11, at the Pacific Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom.

Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm. Tickets prices: Platinum Table (for 10)@$750, Gold Table (for 10)@ $500, General@$35 per person, and Children@$16 per. Besides a sumptuous buffet there will also be a raffle, entertainment showcasing the dancers of the Phoenix Dance Chamber (PDC), and a silent auction featuring Chinese arts and crafts. The Honolulu based Phoenix Dance Chamber, an affiliate of HFCCA, has toured internationally and sponsored several dance exchange tours to China since its inception in 1989. The company has won numerous international dance competition awards and, through its director, has received the Cultural Preservation Award from the Hawaii State Dance Council. This coming August, The PDC has been invited to participate in the North American Chinese Dance Competition held in Vancouver, Canada.

For more information, phone 834-8586 or email hfccagala@yahoo.com *Photo by John Chung

Media skills especially for Crisis Management is something one puts in place with the hope that it will be little used—but used well when needed.

Trainers with extensive corporate experience - Loomis-ISC is pleased to offer a half-day workshop session in which two trainers with years of experience in corporations known for their best practices provide an introduction to skills and tips that can help any executive in their interactions with the media.

Consistently High Ratings - John and Dawn Webster have conducted media training in several cities around the world and have consistently earned top ratings from those who have participated in the training. The organizations they have trained include Nextel, IBM, YCH Logistics, Nanyang Business School, Bristol Myers.

A “real-life” risk-free learning opportunity - Their complementary perspectives and the simulated situations they create in the workshop provide participants with a risk-free opportunity to put into practice the skills they are taught. The workshop is a combination of classroom instruction and on-camera experience.

We hope you will take advantage of this unusual training opportunity that is being made available at a low introductory rate. We think it’s a good idea to do it before you need it.

Sign up Now!

Date: Thursday June 8th from 3:00 - 6:30pm
Date: Wednesday June 28th from 7:30 - 11:00am
Venue: Pacific Club, Queen Emma St
Class Size: Limited to 18 people (to allow close coaching)
Cost: $400 per person
Sign up with: Jason@loomis-isc.com

FilmHawaii - S e m i n a r S e r i e s - Hawaii's Tax Incentives for Film, Television, & Digital Media

This roundtable discussion will provide an informal overview of Hawaii's tax incentives for film, television, and digital media productions, including the recently passed 15-20% refundable production tax credit; the High Technology Business Investment Tax Credit, commonly known as "Act 221" or "Act 215;" and the tax exemption on royalties for performing arts products. Local filmmakers and content creators can expect to learn how to navigate these tax incentives, how to utilize Act 221 to finance their film, television, and digital media projects, and how Act 221 is different from the new 15-20% production tax credit.

Thursday, June 8, 2006 at Noon (date change from June 1st)

Speakers:
* Ricardo Galindez, Attorney, Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
* Kurt Kawafuchi, Director, Hawaii Department of Taxation
* Jason Lau, TalkStory Productions
* Bill Meyer, Attorney, Dwyer Schraff Meyer Grant & Green

Moderator: Donne Dawson, Hawaii State Film Commissioner
Location: Hawaii State Art Museum Multi-Purpose Room, 1st Floor, 250 S. Hotel Street (@ Richards St.)
Parking: Metered parking on Iolani Palace Grounds (enter on King St.) and at the Alii Place garage, 1099 Alakea St.
Cost: FREE - Members of the local film industry and the general public are invited to attend.

Presented by: Hawaii Film Office, Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, State of Hawaii

The FilmHawaii Seminar Series is presented by the Hawaii Film Office periodically throughout the year to inform and educate the members of the local film industry and the film-interested public on practical topics related to the business of film and television production. Check our blog, hawaiifilmoffice.com/blog, to find out when the next seminar will be held, and to learn more about the local film industry.

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HAWAII SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL REPORT TO STAKEHOLDERS AND PLUGGED IN MIXER JUNE 8, 2006, PLAZA CLUB

The Hawaii Science & Technology Council invites you to "Plug In" to Hawaii's Science & Tech Industry.

Join us for our 2nd Annual Report to Stakeholders and the return of the "Plugged In" networking mixer, Thursday June 8th at the Plaza Club, located in Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort Street Mall.

Learn about the programs and goals of the Hawaii Science & Technology Council.

Find out about membership benefits & how to participate.

Meet our Board Members.

Tech debrief on the 2006 Legislative Session.

If you plan on attending the 2nd Annual Report to Stakeholders, please RSVP at 808-536-4670 or robyn@hawaiiscitechcouncil.org.

Pupus, cocktails, prize drawings and networking.

No host bar.

Mixer admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Payment accepted at the door or via check to:

Hawaii Science & Technology Council
735 Bishop Street, Suite 401, Honolulu, HI 96813 (No validated parking)

Public parking available at Harbor Court, First Hawaiian and Ali'i Place.

Limited seating available. If you plan on attending the "Plugged In" mixer, please RSVP at 808-536-4670 or robyn@hawaiiscitechcouncil.org.

Frances Yip in concert on June 3rd in California

Part of proceeds of tickets sold through HKSAF benefits HKSAF Scholarship Foundation

Date: Saturday, 06/03/2006
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Starlight Theater, Pala Casino Spa & Resort, 11154 Highway 76. Pala CA 92059
Ticket Price: $63, $53, $43

Prime $63 & $53 seats specially reserved for HKSAF members. Very limited $43 tickets still available.

Deadline to reserve tickets: Saturday, 05/20/2006

For inquiries, please contact Mimi Ho at 626-569-0007 or email info@hksaf.org

Please send check payable to "HKSAF" and return completed form to:
HKSAF, 511 E. Garvey Avenue #228, Monterey Park CA 91755

Name: __________________________ Tel.: ____________________ Email: ____________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________________

[ ] $63 tickets, [ ] $53 tickets, [ ] $43 tickets. Check for $ ________ enclosed

Attend Honolulu's 2006 Small Business Technology Boot Camp
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort – May 23, 2006

The Small Business Technology Institute, a non-profit institution, is inviting your small business to attend the Small Business Technology Boot Camp at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort on May 23 for a nominal fee of $20. This $20 rate is made possible thanks to the sponsorship of Intel Corporation - Normal event fee: $400.

Special Offer only $20, including training material, breakfast and lunch

What is the Boot Camp about:
The Boot Camp is about your Small Business and how technology can help you stay ahead of the curve. Through 5 immersion seminars and hands on technology demonstration, you will be able to obtain, clear ideas on how information technology can allow you to improve:

Marketing, Sales and Business Development, Operations, Inventory Management, Collaboration
Financial Management, General Management and Executive Decision Making Front and back-office productivity and security

Location & Date
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

May 23, 2006 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

What do you get: Access to a full day training, breakfast, lunch, and a subscription to the Small Business Technology Magazine

Wang Changyuan GuZheng Concert - Performed by a World Renowned Maestro on Sunday, May 21st

May 6th, 2006, Alice Trully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, Thousands of audiences was thrilled by Wang Changyuan’s GuZheng performance, including China’s Ambassador in UN, foreign consulates, government officials, etc. This concert was part of her 50th anniversary tour, with dates in Yokohama, Shenzhen, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

Wang Changyuan is director of the Overseas Chinese Instrumentalists’ Orchestra of New York. She began her musical training at age nine with her father, the late Wang Xunzhi, one of the most famous traditional Chinese musicians and professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. At age 12 she gave her solo performance. In 1962 she emerged as a new star in a performance at the Shanghai Spring Music Festival.

Ms. Wang’s style of performance is characterized by grandeur and elegance with superb skills. Under her father’s intensive instruction and influence, she systematically mastered the different performing techniques of zheng and made renovations and new developments. She pioneered the technique of using a pair of zhengs in performing “The Seabird Defeats the Crane”. Among her own compositions are “Battling the Typhoon” to be performed by Ms. Wang accompanied by a zheng ensemble; and “ Ballad of a Pipa” which will be presented by a vocalist and orchestra.

Ms. Wang has performed in many countries and for visiting heads of foreign countries. In 1988 she gave recitals at Carnegie Hall and the Israel National Museum. In 1933 she played at the 20th Century Chinese Classical Music Series Series hosted by the Chinese Cultural Affair Agency. In 1993 and 1995 she performed for the Hong Kong Chinese Music Orchestra. In 1996 she was invited by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to perform for Congressmen and other officials of the US. In 1997 she performed a solo at Avery Fisher Hall as part of the celebration of the return of Hong Kong to China. In 1998 she was asked to perform for Mrs. Kofi Annan, wife of the Secretary General, and the wives of the ambassadors to the UN. In the same year, she gave solo concerts in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai for the China Performing Art Agency.

Invited by 16 Hawaii Chinese Society, Chamber of Commerce and Association, Ms. Wang will hold a GuZheng concert for Hawaii Chinese community. This concert will help advance cultural exchange between Chinese and Americans, promote the Chinese Art and Civilization, and improved mutual understanding among Chinese and American people.

Date: May 21st, 2006 (Sunday)
Venue: 1541 Kalakaua Ave, Chinese Tea Club Lobby
Attire: Formal, No shorts or slippers ( No entrance after 7:00pm)

Hosted by: Chinese Tea Club of Hawaii ; Hawaii Mainland Chinese Overseas Association; Yellow Emperor Musical Band ; U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association ; OCA Hawaii ; China Club; Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce; Association of Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodian and Laos ; Hawaii Teo Chew Association; Dong Guan Societies of Hawaii; Chinese Health and Happiness Association ; Teo Chew Chamber of Commerce; Hawaii JiangSu ZheJiang Native Association ; Wu Yup Overseas Association ;Tai Chi Club; Honolulu Municipal Government Cultural Center for the Elderly.

The Fort Shafter EO/EEO Community presents an observance in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Date: 18  May 2006
Time: 1100 -1300
Location: Building 1554 Parade Field Fort Shafter Flats
Guest Speaker: Mufi Hannemann, Mayor of City and County of Honolulu

There will be cultural entertainment & music, artifacts displayed, and food samplings.

Hosted by 94th AAMDC POC: COL Williamson 438-3157/SFC Agosto 808-438-2851; V/R SFC Jose J. Agosto G-2 Ops NCOIC EOR 94th AAMDC Work: 808-438-2851 Cell: 520-559-1434

Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in San Francisco in conjunction with Hong Kong Association of Northern California and Asia Society - Cordially invite you to a Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring

Ms Elsie Leung, Former Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

“Hong Kong – One Country, Two Systems”

Wednesday, May 17, 2006
11:30am – 1:30 pm
Hotel Nikko San Francisco (Golden Gate Room on 25th floor) 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Ms Leung was the first Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from 1997 to 2005. She was the Chief Executive's chief legal adviser and an ex-officio member of the Executive Council. She headed the Department of Justice which has a staff of over 1,000. As the principal law official, Ms Leung gave legal advice to all government bureaus and departments, represented the Government in all actions brought by or against it, and was responsible for the conduct of all criminal prosecutions and the drafting of all legislation to be introduced by the Government.

Ms Leung is a solicitor (i.e. attorney in the United States) by profession. She is an expert in Basic Law. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the National People's Congress of China.

Ms Leung was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in July 2002 for her distinguished public service, and for her significant contributions in ensuring the successful implementation of the new constitutional order under the "One Country, Two Systems" concept.

Ms Leung will share with us the challenges and accomplishments regarding the implementation of “One Country, Two Systems” in Hong Kong, especially from the legal perspective.

Each reservation requires a completed registration slip (below) returned by May 10, 2006

Ms Elsie Leung, May 17, 2006 - Admission is complimentary on a first-come, first-serve basis

Name(s): ______________________ Co: _____________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip Code: _____________________________________________________________
Phone: _____________________________ E-Mail: _____________________________________
Fax registration slip to (415) 392-2964 or email to Cynthia_mai@hketosf.gov.hk
For inquiries, please contact Cynthia Mai at (415) 835-9311

Hong Kong Association of Northern California Cordially invite you to a Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring Mr. Ken Rosen, Chairman of Rosen Consulting Group.

The topic is “Real Estate & Economic Outlook”

Tuesday, May 16, 2006, 11:45am – 1:30pm
Hilton San Francisco Financial District, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco
Member: $35; Non-member and Guests: $45

Ken Rosen is Chairman of Rosen Consulting Group, a real estate market research firm, and Chairman of Rosen Real Estate Securities, a REIT money manager with approximately $110 million in assets under management. He was formerly Chairman, Founder and Portfolio Manager of Lend Lease Rosen Securities, a $3 billion REIT money management firm. In addition, Mr. Rosen is a Chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics and Professor Emeritus at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

In prior business ventures, Mr. Rosen co-founded Regional Data Associates (RDA) in 1976, a leading real estate forecasting firm. RDA was sold to Chase Manhattan Bank in 1982 and became part of the Chase Econometric forecasting system. In 1985, he joined Salomon Brothers Inc. as Consultant/Managing Director and founded the firm's Real Estate Research Department, which was recognized as Wall Street's leading real estate research group.

Mr. Rosen received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Economics in 1974 and a B.A. with highest honors from University of Connecticut in 1970. He was a Professor of Economics at Princeton University from 1975 to 1979. He is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute and a member of the board of directors of several private corporations that deal with real estate finance and development. He has authored over 100 articles and four books on real estate and real estate finance.

Each reservation requires a completed registration slip (below) return with your payment by May 10, 2006

Mr. Ken Rosen –May 10, 2006
Name(s): ____________________________ Company: _____________________________________
Phone: __________________________ E-Mail:____________________________________
_______ Persons attending the luncheon X $35/$45 = Total Amount Due $____________
_______ Enclosed is my check payable to HKANC for $___________________
_______ Pls charge my AMEX/VISA/MC for $____ CC#__________________________exp.___/___

Mail registration slip to: HKANC, 41 Sutter Street, PO BOX 1748, San Francisco, CA 94104
Or Fax to: (415) 392-2964 For more inquiries, please contact: Susanna Kwan (415) 398-4506 or ed@hkanc.com

Hawaii International Cultural Summit May 11 - 13, 2006 at the Hawaii Convention Center

Come explore contemporary issues involving culture and the arts in our global communities. Hawai'i's own mosaic of cultures and traditions will serve as a basis for several discussions. The International Cultural Summit celebrates the core belief that intercultural dialogue is one of the surest guarantees of universal prosperity and peace. It will brin together a diverse group of participants from Hawai'i and around the world with a call to E alu! E kuilima!, Together! Join hands!

Presented by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Partners.

Come meet Lee Ting, Lenovo Board Member and L. Jasmine Kim, former VP of International Marketing at Yahoo!, as they discuss 'Building a Premium Global Brand from China'.

Made in China: Building a Premium Global Brand from China
Date: Tuesday - April 25, 2006
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Cost: $25 for Members, $35 for non-Members; +$10 after April 20th; +$10 at the door
Location: Ming's Restaurant - 1700 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto, CA
RSVP: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=qqcxq
Details:
Today "Made in China" labels are found on a large and growing number of products. Everything from Motorola cell phones to Dell computers to the latest Apple iPods are made in China, yet most of China's exports are sold under international brand names not Chinese brands. As China becomes an increasingly important contributor to the 21st century global economy, the development of premium Chinese brands in global markets will be the next stage in its capitalist evolution. Which Chinese products will make the global breakthrough in terms of innovation, quality, value and image, that will command a premium from international consumers? With resources of 6,000 years of history and a massive home consumer market of 1.2 billion consumers to gather momentum from, there are many options, but technology products appear to be on the leading edge of this evolution.

Recently, the Financial Times announced a new ranking of the world's top 100 brands, and for the first time, a Chinese company, China Mobile, was ranked in the top 10. In addition, leading companies such as Lenovo, which a year ago made its $1.75 billion acquisition of IBM's PC business, are increasingly demonstrating the desire and willingness of Chinese companies to aggressively develop global brands.

Our keynote speaker, Lee Ting, a member of Lenovo's Board of Directors and the former Head of Hewlett Packard Asia will provide a perspective on recent global brand building activity in China, including the acquisition of IBM's PC division, management of the IBM brand name, and Lenovo's global brand building roadmap. AAMA has also assembled a panel with traditional global marketing and brand management as well as regulatory environment expertise to address these issues and provide some analysis.

Keynote Speaker and Panelist Profiles:

Lee S. Ting, Independent Board Member Lenovo Group Limited; Managing Director WR Hambrecht&Co; and former Head of Hewlett Packard Asia. Lee is currently a managing director of WR Hambrecht+Co, the investment bank based in San Francisco. He is an independent board member of the Lenovo Group Limited, the leading IT company in China, and Microelectronics Technology Inc., a supplier of satellite/microwave communications components and subsystems based in Taiwan. Lee is also an advisor to WK Technologies, a leading venture capital company with operations in Taiwan and US and other private companies.

Lee Ting has more than 30 years of extensive international experience developing and marketing technology systems. As former corporate vice president of Hewlett-Packard and managing director of that company's geographic operations, Lee was instrumental in the development of HP's long-term technology strategy and international expansion. He joined HP in 1965 as a development engineer, promoted to sales support manager in 1967, named general manager of HP Taiwan in 1970, and appointed Far East area general manager in 1972. In 1979, Lee became managing director of southeast Asia operations, and, in 1982, manager of systems re-marketing and computer supplies operations. In 1984, he was named director of corporate development and manufacturing for HP's intercontinental operations. Lee left HP in 1989 to pursue personal interests and returned in 1991 to become the company's managing director of northeast Asia operations. He became managing director of HP's Asia-Pacific region in 1993 and was elected a vice president in 1995. Lee earned his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University. He serves as a director of the United States Council for International Business and Junior Achievement International, and is a member of the Committee of 100.

L. Jasmine Kim. Ms. Kim has vast marketing global experience, working for a breadth of companies including LVMH, Unilever, and Procter & Gamble. Most recently, she was the the Vice President of International Marketing at Yahoo!, where she led global marketing strategy development and operations of Yahoo's 24 country network. Ms. Kim is a graduate of Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and Wellesley College. She also serves as a trustee of several nonprofit organizations in San Francisco, and board advisor of several early stage start ups in U.S. and in Asia.

Contact Information
Name: Paul Leow
Email: aama@aamasv.com
Phone: 650.738.1480

"Career Building Seminar" on Saturday, April 22, 2006, 1:00 - 5:00pm at the Jefferson Hall, East West Center  Sponsored by Chinese Students & Scholars at University of Hawaii

click on the small flyers for full view

1:00 - 1:30pm
Topic: To Recognize and to realize self value within government jobs
Speaker: Eugene Tian

1:30 - 2:00pm
Topic: Learning Curve
Speaker: Mingzun Ding

2:00 - 2:45pm
Topic: Employment After School and H-1B Petition
Speaker: Lin Bin, Attorney at Law

2:45 - 3:15pm
Free Desserts, Snacks, and Drinks

3:15pm - 3:45pm
Title: Building a secure job
Speaker: Jinbo Chang

3:45 - 4:15pm
Title: 4P issues determining personal career
Speaker: Richard Xie

4:15 - 4:45pm
Title: Hawaii Inc and You, My Choice - My Future
Speaker: Johnson Choi

Please contact HKCHcc at (808) 524-5738 or email info@hkchcc.org if you have further questions.

Date: April 21, 2006
Time: 8:00 - 9:30am
TOPIC: U.S. China Policy in an Election Year
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton HK, Ballroom (B3), 3 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Cost: Member: HK$250; Non-Members: HK$300

Theodore Kassinger and Patrick M. Norton, Partners, O'Melveny & Myers Washington, D.C.
A joint event by the China Business Committee and Law Committee - U.S.- China relations are center stage in Washington. Ambassador Portman's "top to bottom" review of bilateral trade relations; the mid-April JCCT meeting in Washington; the upcoming visit of President Hu; pending Congressional activities, including legislation intended to force revaluation of the RMB; and the current investment policy debate, sparked in part by last year's aborted bid by CNOOC for Unocal, are among the many contributors to what is likely to be an eventful time leading to the U.S. elections in November. Ted Kassinger and Patrick Norton will report on the impact that these and other important developments may have on market access and investment opportunities in both countries, and discuss how companies can manage the accompanying US and Chinese political risks.


Mr. Kassinger served in the Bush Administration from 2001 - 2005, including as Deputy Secretary of Commerce during 2004-2005. Mr. Norton was in O'Melveny's Shanghai office from 1999-2002 and the Managing Partner of O'Melveny's Beijing office from 2002-2005. Both previously served in the U.S. Department of State.

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2006
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
TOPIC: Private Equity and Venture Capital: Assessing and Managing Investment Risk in China
Venue: Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Cost: Member: RMB 250; Non-member: RMB 400

Risk assessment and management are essential components in any successful investment. Due to historical legacies and the rapid economic changes underway, risk analysis takes on a whole new dimension in the China market.

Join AmCham Shanghai's Financial Services Committee to hear Brian Chiang, responsible for the China business of Walden International, provide the viewpoint of the Venture Capital (VC) industry. Walden International, based in San Francisco, is one of the largest VC investors in China.

Chiang will explain the realities of making investments and will dispel common misconceptions about the China investment environment. A second speaker, to be confirmed, will cover investment risk management from the standpoint of the private equity industry.

Agenda
11:30 Check-in
12:00 Buffet Lunch
12:30 Speech and Q&A
13:30 Event Ends

Date: Monday, April 24, 2006
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
TOPIC: U.S. China Policy in an Election Year
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel Tomorrow Square
Cost: Member: RMB 250; Non-member: RMB 400

Washington is buzzing with activity leading up to the U.S. elections in November, and U.S.-China relations have taken center stage. From Ambassador Portman's "top to bottom" review of bilateral trade relations to the recent JCCT meeting in Washington and from the state visit of President Hu to draft legislation intended to force revaluation of the RMB and the investment policy debate, sparked in part by last year's aborted bid by CNOOC for Unocal, every aspect of the relationship is under scrutiny.

We are pleased to invite O'Melveny & Myers Washington, D.C. partners Ted Kassinger and Patrick Norton to report on the impact that these and other important developments may have on market access and investment opportunities in both countries, and discuss how companies can manage U.S. and Chinese political risks.

Kassinger served in the Bush Administration from 2001 to 2005, including a post as deputy secretary of commerce. Norton worked in O'Melveny's Shanghai office from 1999 to 2002 and the managing partner of O'Melveny's Beijing office from 2002 to 2005. Both previously served in the U.S. Department of State.

Agenda
11:30 Check-in & Networking
12:00 Buffet Lunch
12:30 Speech and Q&A
13:30 Event Ends

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
TOPIC: Blogs and BBS in China: Listening and Learning From Your Customers ONLINE
Venue: The Westin Shanghai
Cost: Member: RMB 250; Non-member: RMB 400

The recent buzz concerning consumer-generated content sites like MySpace and YouTube, highlights the phenomena known as "Web 2.0." Encompassing the latest round of web-based technologies in which users also create what they hear, read and watch, Web 2.0 is in full swing in the PRC. China is home to an estimated 30,000,000 bloggers and 40,000,000 message board users, who generate millions of writings, podcasts, and videos every day.

Sam Flemming from CIC Data, a China-based blog and BBS word-of-mouth monitoring and business intelligence consultancy, will provide an overview of this new media and its implications, as well as suggestions and tools companies can use to better understand how their products and services are perceived.

The blogs and message boards that make up Web 2.0 are conversations amongst consumers. With the topic of conversation often being brands, products and services, Web 2.0 represents a huge opportunity for companies to listen to and learn from their customers, potential customers, fans, detractors and influencers. The word-of-mouth marketing that blogs and BBS generate can make or break a newly launched product. Unlike traditional market research, companies can listen to conversations about their products that are naturally occurring, unfiltered and authentic.

Agenda
11:30 Check-in & Networking
12:00 Buffet Lunch
12:30 Speech and Q&A
13:30 Event Ends
 

TECH ALLIANCES AND CREATIVE DEALMAKING - Learning to think out of the box
PREL CONFERENCE ROOM, 13TH FLOOR, PIONEER PLAZA
TUITION $25 EACH SESSION, OR $80 FOR THE SERIES (LO8256)
For information email pnm@hawaii.edu or phone (808) 956-8244
You can also register on ThinkTechHawaii.com or at the door

Tech Alliances and Creative Dealmaking. four sessions: January 17th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th • Tuesdays • 5:15pm-7:15pm • UH-Downtown, PREL Conference Room, 13th Floor, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort Street Mall • $25 for each session, $80 for the series.

Alliances and Creative dealmaking are not optional in developing tech businesses - they are critical to achieve any modicum of growth and success. Tech entrepreneurs can't stand still, and they can't stand alone - they musts always be seeking productive alliances with synergistic partners, and they must always be inventing and executing new and creative deal strucutres to move forward.

This series can help you understand the importance, benefits and risks of these alliances and deals, and the mindset you need to fashion them. More specifically, the series will cover Alternative IP Structures, China Deals, Setting up Offices Overseas, Research Partnerships, with four notable presenters from the legal, venture capital, entrepreneurial and research areas of the Hawaii tech community. It will provide essential information and thought process for tech entrepreneurs and aspirants.

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 (5:15 -7:15 p.m.)
SESSION #4: Peter Greenwood, M.D., Queen's Hospital.
Register for: L08250
RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS.
Peter Greenwood is a "translational" multidisciplinary researcher at Queen's Hospital who has been negotiating research partnerships for medical research. He connects up tech and business elements in a discussion of when and how to structure these partnerships, with helpful concepts and provisions covering the conduct of research and grant writing and the sharing of IP, costs and compensation. This session is particularly relevant to biotech and life sciences possibilities in KB Park.

 

Heroic Grace: The Chinese Martial Arts Film, Part II The Doris Duke Theatre is proud to present ten feature films from the legendary Shaw Brothers Studio. Many of these films have been out of circulation and unseen on the big screen for over two decades. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy some of the best and most popular martial arts films ever made. All film synopses by Cheng-Sim Lim and Jesse Zigelstein. © Licensed by Celestial Pictures Ltd. All rights reserved.

April 6 at 7:30 p.m. CLANS OF INTRIGUE (Chu Liuxiang) [Dir: Chu Yuan, Hong Kong, 1977, 99m, NR, Mandarin w/E.S.] A gripping wuxia “whodunnit” set in the timeless realm of martial chivalry. Someone is framed for the murder of three clan chiefs and the mystery is solved in a gender-bending twist. Fantastical and fringed with risqué sexual flourishes, CLANS OF INTRIGUE is a baroque martial arts saga replete with artifice and larger-than-life archetypes engaged in elegantly choreographed mortal combat.

April 7 at 7:30 p.m. DIRTY HO (Lan Tou Hou) [Dir: Lau Kar-leung, Hong Kong, 1979, 100m, NR, Cantonese w/E.S.] Fighting without seeming to fight—that’s the ingenious premise at the heart of this dazzler by martial arts grandmaster Lau Kar-leung. The director’s mainstay and legendary martial artist Gordon Liu plays a prodigal prince (and hyper-cultivated epicurean) targeted for assassination by his elder brother. The climactic fight-back-to-the-palace pitting prince and apprentice against a battery of swords and arrows is a set piece for the ages.

April 8 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. THE BOXER FROM SHANTUNG (Ma Yongzhen) [Dir: Zhang Che, Bao Xueli, Hong Kong, 1972, 126m, NR, Mandarin w/E.S.] This brutal fight film adapts the proverbial rise-and-fall gangster formula to the mean streets of ’30s Shanghai. Chen Guantai is a poor hick whose fearsome boxing ability allows him to muscle his way to the top of the Shanghai underworld. Among the film’s highlights that have inspired a host of imitators: an iconic match between Chen and a Russian wrestler, and ruthless hatchet-wielding thugs, most recently revived as the “axe gang” in Stephen Chow’s comic tribute to the martial arts cinema, KUNG FU HUSTLE.

April 9 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. KING BOXER (Tianxia Diyi Quan) [Dir: Chung Chang-wha, Hong Kong, 1972, 97m, NR, Mandarin w/E.S.] Korean director Chung Chang-wha was among the foreign talent hired by studio mogul Run Run Shaw in the late ’60s to help meet Asian audiences’ growing taste for tough action films in this gritty revenge tale. Actor Luo Lie brings characteristic intensity to his role as an “Iron Fist” adept whose fingers are viciously shattered by a rival gang. In paradigmatic fashion, he then trains his way back to peak form and wreaks vengeance on his adversaries.

April 11 at 7:30 p.m. MY YOUNG AUNTIE (Zhangbei) [Dir: Lau Kar-leung, Hong Kong, 1980, 114m, NR, Mandarin w/E.S.] A young widow delivers a fought-over deed of inheritance to the rightful heirs, her crotchety nephew and his westernized son. Age and gender role reversals allow for a wealth of kung fu funny business: the nephew is twice as old as the aunt but still bound to respect family hierarchies; the fetching aunt has serious warrior chops despite her traditionally feminine appearance. Freely mixing martial arts moves with allusions to popular Hollywood genres (musicals, swashbucklers and even war movies), MY YOUNG AUNTIE is an unalloyed triumph of kung fu comedy.

April 12 at 7:30 p.m. THE JADE TIGER (Bai Yu Laohu) [Dir: Chu Yuan, Hong Kong, 1977, 101m, NR, Mandarin w/E.S.] Di Long heads an all-star cast as a Zhou warrior is catapulted into the middle of a no-holds-barred war between his clan and another one. Chu’s characteristic visual splendor contributes to the air of delirium, but a self-conscious pathos about the futility of martial rivalry lends the film thematic ballast and anticipates the reflexive tone adopted in the melancholy wuxia by the Hong Kong New Wave of the ’80s.

April 13 at 7:30 p.m. THE MAGIC BLADE (Tianya Mingyue Dao) [Dir: Chu Yuan, Hong Kong, 1976, 101m, NR, Mandarin w/E.S.] Shaw action stars Di Long and Luo Lie are chivalric rivals who join forces to track down a legendary weapon – the terrifying Peacock Dart! – and defeat an evil sorcerer bent on domination of the jiang hu. Along the way, a wild menagerie of armed henchmen, conniving nobles and beauties, and a militant grandma crosses swords with the twosome. With thrilling acrobatics arrayed against a diorama of ancient Chinoiserie, THE MAGIC BLADE confirmed Chu Yuan as a master of the ’70s wuxia spectacular.

April 14 at 7:30 p.m. THE NEW ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (Xin Dubi Daowang) [Dir: Zhang Che, Hong Kong, 1971, 94m, NR, Mandarin w/E.S.] David Jiang portrays an arrogant warrior humbled by a nefarious opponent and forced to hack off his own arm. Years of waiting tables fortify his single-handed dexterity, but what finally launches him back on the path of bloody retribution is the untimely death of his comrade Di Long. Fuelled by the action choreography of longtime collaborators Tong Kai and Lau Kar-leung, the film builds to an astonishing finale traversing the entire span of a bridge and then some.

April 15 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. THE FIVE VENOMS (Wu Du) [Dir: Zhang Che, Hong Kong, 1978, 97m, NR, Mandarin w/E.S.] A longtime favorite of martial arts movie fans! The dying master of the Venoms House tasks his one remaining disciple to bring to justice the young man’s five predecessors, now dispersed and fallen into ignominious criminality. The elder Venoms quintet, however, possesses formidable skills, each in a distinctive fighting style: scorpion, snake, centipede, gecko and toad. The youngest Venom locates them in a small town, and in this nexus of gold loot, shady cops and corrupt judges, a suspenseful mystery plot unfolds, punctuated by some of the most lucidly articulated and imaginative fight sequences of the martial arts cinema.

April 16 at 7:30 p.m. LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA (Shiba Ban Wuyi) [Dir: Lau Kar-leung, 1982, 101m, NR, Cantonese w/E.S.] Director Lau Kar-leung’s exhilarating exposition on Chinese martial arts has been hailed as the ultimate film on the subject, and it’s easy to see why. It argues for realistic kung fu over fakery and spectacle. A compendium of 18 classic weaponry and combat styles, including “weaponless” fist-fighting, the film also reiterates a favorite theme of the martial arts cinema – the training of a disciple by a master, though it shifts the usual focus on the pupil to the teacher and his ethical responsibilities. Action choreography here is patented Lau: marvelously inventive and as tightly syncopated and high-spirited as old school funk.

The Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Academy of Arts 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96814 For event information call: 532-8768; For general information call: 532-8700 http://www.honoluluacademy.org Street parking is available. Additional parking is available in the Academy Art Center parking lot at 1111 Victoria St. and is accessible from S. Beretania St. and Young St. Parking is also available during the evening at 1035 Kinau St, Honolulu Hawaii

Date: April 12, 2006
Time: 8:00 - 9:30am
TOPIC: Boeing's Commercial Airliner Strategy - Christopher Morgan, Sales Director, Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Co - Transportation & Logistics Committee
Venue: Atrium Room I (39/F), The Island Shangri-La HK, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong
Cost: Member: HK$180

He will give a general update on Boeing's commercial airplane strategy share the latest developments with the new 787 Dreamliner. We welcome new AmCham members with interest in transportation & logistics issues to attend and participate in this Committee's activities.


 

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
TOPIC: Localizing YOUR Global Philanthropic Strategy
Venue: Pudong Shangri-La, Tower 1
Cost: Member: RMB 250; Non-member: RMB 400

As companies continue to globalize, their corporate contributions and philanthropic efforts are following their business growth across the globe. In this new era of corporate philanthropy, the way companies adapt their giving to meet the needs of local communities is just as important as the amounts being donated.

The AmCham Shanghai Corporate Social Responsibility Committee is pleased to invite Evern Cooper Epps, president of the UPS Foundation, to speak about how UPS developed its global giving approach, focusing on the company's strategy in China. In 2005, the UPS Foundation donated US$43.5 million to charitable organizations worldwide. Founded in 1951 and based in Atlanta, the UPS Foundation's major initiatives currently include programs to increase global volunteerism, literacy and hunger relief.

Agenda
11:30 Check-in and Networking
12:00 Buffet Lunch
12:30 Speech and Q&A
13:30 Event Ends


 

Date: Tuesday, April 4th Hong Kong
Type: Hong Kong Budget 2006/07: Main Implications - Lloyd Deverall, Partner, KPMG
Venue: Presidents Room, The American Club, 48/F, Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong
(Please bring your HKID or passport for security check)
Time: 8:00 to 09:30
Price: Members (HK): 150
Non Members (HK): 200
Mark Loasby, Managing Director and Director of Training, Connect Communication Ltd
Recognized by China Staff HR Awards as "Hong Kong Training Provider of the Year 2003-2004"

Lloyd Deverall will address the main implications/messages arising from the Hong Kong Budget for 2006/07 recently presented by the Financial Secretary. He will summarise the main revenue initiatives arising from the Budget and will analyse the structure of revenue collection in Hong Kong. The Budget Speech foreshadowed the commencement of community consultation in relation to the potential implementation of a Goods and Services Tax ("GST") and Lloyd will comment on this initiative. Lloyd Deverall has been a tax partner with KPMG Hong Kong for over 14 years. He has been a regular commentator on the Hong Kong budget and has assisted over the years in negotiating and framing various legislative changes.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHINESE INVESTORS - A Meeting Featuring China’s Vice Minister Ma Xiuhong and Chairman Shao Qiwei

Monday, April 3, 2006 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - The Hilton Hawaiian Village - Tapa Ballroom I

HAWAII AND CHINA – MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER

A special business seminar is scheduled for Monday afternoon, April 3rd featuring two distinguished members of China's central government. Vice Minister Ma Xiuhong and Chairman Shao Qiwei will discuss China's role as a partner in business, as well as investment and tourism issues of importance to China and Hawaii.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Vice Minister Ma Xiuhong, is the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). She was formerly the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC), after serving as its Assistant Minister and Director General. She is a graduate of the Institute of Technology and Engineering.
url: www.english.mofcom.gov.cn

Chairman Shao Qiwei is Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Leadership Group and Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration. Chairman Shao was the former Vice Governor of Yunnan Province and Assistant to Governor of Yunnan Province. He has also held several high ranking posts in the CPC Lincang Regional Committee, Yunnan Province. url: www.cnta.gov.cn

HAWAII SPEAKERS

Theodore E. Liu, Director, Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism will speak on “Hawaii’s Economic Environment"

Po Chi Wu, Managing Director, DragonBridge Capital will speak on "Hawaii as a Center for Technology"

Michael Pfeffer, Managing Director, Kolohala Partners will speak on "Investment Opportunities in Hawaii"

Please call 587-2783 for reservations and inquiries about the seminar.

Special Reception for Madam Wu Yi by Governor Linda Lingle at the Washington Place

Date: Thursday, March 30th Shanghai
Type: Real Estate Committee Event - Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in China: Lessons and Opportunities
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel Tomorrow Square Shanghai, 399 Nanjing West Road (Cnr. North Huangpi Road)
Time: 18:30 to 20:30
Price: Members (RMB): 180
Non Members (RMB): 280

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have long served as a vehicle for property investment in the U.S. and Australia and more recently in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. In December 2005, the first REIT with mainland property (in Guangzhou) was listed in Hong Kong. What challenges did the first Chinese REIT face? What should we expect from Chinese REITs in the future?

Don't worry if you aren't familiar with the intricacies of REITs. Several experts will be present to lead a REIT primer and answer your questions.

A learn what REITs are, how they grow in value, what they can buy and how they will impact the property market.

A panel of legal and property experts currently being confirmed will discuss the challenges of REITs in China and how this type of asset is expected to develop over the next two to three years.

The panel will also look at how REITs and other types of institutional participation in China's property markets will impact the sector.

Agenda
18:30 Registration & Networking
19:00 Presentation
20:00 Q&A
20:30 Ends

Export Shipping and Documentation Webex

Presented by your ODO Tradecraft Specialists: Anthony Grasso, Jim Mathews, Roza Pace, Matthew Hilgendorf and Eduard Roytberg

March 28 @ 11:00AM PST/1:00 CT/2:00EST

11:00 - 11:02 - Welcome and Introduction
11:02 - 11:20 Foreign Trade Agreements: Understanding Documentation Requirements - Anthony Grasso
11:20 - 11:30 China: Inconsistent Customs Classification (& How To Prepare Your Clients For This) - Jim Mathews
11:30 - 11:45 Doing Business in the Middle East: Shipping and Documentation Requirements - Roza Pace
11:45 - 12:00 Questions and Answers

To register, please complete the following form or email eduard.roytberg@N0SPAM.mail.doc.gov, so that we reserve enough lines. You will then receive the dial in instructions.

Questions? Call Eduard Roytberg at 909-466-4138.

Date: Tuesday, March 28th Hong Kong
Type: The Selling Game Workshop
Venue: Cliftons, 4/F Wheelock House, 20 Pedder Street, Central
Time: 14:00 to 18:30
Price: Members (HK): 880
Non Members (HK): 1,000
Mark Loasby, Managing Director and Director of Training, Connect Communication Ltd
Recognized by China Staff HR Awards as "Hong Kong Training Provider of the Year 2003-2004"

Feel free to contact Johnson Choi  at (808) 524-5738 or by email to johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com if you have questions. Our Hong Kong Business Phone Number is (852) 8171-3118

Date: Tuesday, March 28th Shanghai China
Type: Engineering and Construction Services Committee Meeting
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel Tomorrow Square Shanghai, 399 Nanjing West Road (Cnr. North Huangpi Road)
Time: 18:30 to 20:00
Price: Members (RMB): 0

Please note the NEW meeting venue.

AmCham Shanghai Engineering & Construction Services Committee is pleased to invite Dr. Armin Knors, Vice President of Bayer Technology Services and Head of Bayer Technology Services Asia to discuss "How to develop owner's engineering team in the fast growing environment of China" at this month¡¯s committee meeting.

Dr. Armin Knors has worked for different departments and projects in positions of workshop engineer, project engineer, construction manager and project manager since 1983. In 1998, Dr. Knors took up the position as Deputy General Manager of Bayer China Ltd. He was closely involved in Bayer's strategic decision of investing in Caojing Shanghai. Two years later, with the starting up of Bayer integrated site in Caojing, he was assigned as the Project Director for Polycarbonate project in Bayer Polymer Shanghai.

Dr. Knors has been the Chairman of AICM (Association of International Chemical Manufacturers) since May 2004. In the same year, he was also nominated as concurrent professor by East China University of Science and Technology. The Shanghai government has granted him the "Magnolia Award of Shanghai City" for his contribution to promote the economic construction and social development of the City of Shanghai.

Type: Orientation - China! Conference
Date : Friday, March 17
Venue : Pudong Shangri-La
Looking for battle-tested information on expanding ¨C or launching ¨C your operations in China?
Need to bone up on China's fast-changing legal environment?
Seeking best practices for overcoming HR challenges?
Want expert advice on site selection, government relations, HR, or banking and tax issues?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above, book your space today for Orientation: China!
AmCham Shanghai's Orientation: China! Conference brings together a team of best-of-field experts - the winners of our rigorous selection process - to deliver front-line advice on entering and expanding in the China market. Participants enjoy a full day of top-quality briefings covering the crucial information needed to launch and grow in this fast-evolving market. Orientation: China! Conference-goers will be briefed on: Crafting a Feasible China Business Plan, Successful Site Selection, Managing Government Relations, Overcoming HR Challenges Navigating China's Legal Structure, Protecting Intellectual Property, Fine-tuning Sourcing & Procurement. If you -- or someone you know -- would benefit from a crash course in China market basics, this conference delivers expert help. All presenters have been invited after a thorough application competition, guaranteeing attendees excellent first-hand information from Shanghai's rich consulting field.

Topic: Chinese Firms Going Global
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Time: 18:30 to 20:00
Venue: Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Cost: Member: RMB 180; Non-member: RMB 280
More and more Chinese firms are priming themse! lves to "go global." Is your company prepared for the wave of Chinese globalization? What are the implications of this trend for foreign firms? Baizhu Chen, Professor at the Marshall School of Business of the University of Southern California, and a native of Shanghai, will address these questions by analyzing the overseas acquisition activities of Chinese firms. By looking at Lenovo, TCL, CNOOC, Cosco, Minmetals and others, Dr. Chen will explain the implications of Chinese outbound FDI.

Date: Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006
How the World Perceives Hong Kong: Results of InvestHK's International Market Research Survey - Vincent Wong, Director of Research and Public Affairs, APCO Asia Joint InterCham Breakfast
Cost: Member: 270; Non-member: 350

TECH ALLIANCES AND CREATIVE DEALMAKING - Learning to think out of the box
PREL CONFERENCE ROOM, 13TH FLOOR, PIONEER PLAZA
TUITION $25 EACH SESSION, OR $80 FOR THE SERIES (LO8256)
For information email pnm@hawaii.edu or phone (808) 956-8244
You can also register on ThinkTechHawaii.com or at the door

Tech Alliances and Creative Dealmaking. four sessions: January 17th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th • Tuesdays • 5:15pm-7:15pm • UH-Downtown, PREL Conference Room, 13th Floor, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort Street Mall • $25 for each session, $80 for the series.

Alliances and Creative dealmaking are not optional in developing tech businesses - they are critical to achieve any modicum of growth and success. Tech entrepreneurs can't stand still, and they can't stand alone - they musts always be seeking productive alliances with synergistic partners, and they must always be inventing and executing new and creative deal strucutres to move forward.

This series can help you understand the importance, benefits and risks of these alliances and deals, and the mindset you need to fashion them. More specifically, the series will cover Alternative IP Structures, China Deals, Setting up Offices Overseas, Research Partnerships, with four notable presenters from the legal, venture capital, entrepreneurial and research areas of the Hawaii tech community. It will provide essential information and thought process for tech entrepreneurs and aspirants.

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 (5:15 -7:15 p.m.)
SESSION #3: Barry Inouye, Inovaware Corporation.
Register for: L08249
SETTING UP OFFICES OVERSEAS.
Barry Inouye, a principal of Inovaware Corporation, a Hawaii enterprise software company doing business on three continents, prepares for the Ides of March with a discussion of why and how your company can create and benefit from the establishment of branch offices and agencies in Europe and Asia. Try to attend this session before you settle on or open up overseas offices for your company.

"Hong Kong and Hawaii : Countable Islands, Unlimited Opportunities"

Miss Jacqueline Ann Willis, JP - Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs

This is a business program targeted at Hawaiian executives who have been tasked to achieve success in the Pacific Century spearheaded by the fast growing China phenomenon.

Miss Willis is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s most senior representative in North America. As the Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, Miss Willis directs all the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s economic development, trade policy and constituency-building activities in the U.S., and supervises the work of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco. Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices (HKETO) in USA are the permanent representatives of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Its mission is to represent the HKSARG in strengthening the economic, trade, investment and cultural ties between Hong Kong and the U.S.A.

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2006
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Cost: Invited Guests are Hosted by Organizers - RSVP is Mandatory - Aloha/Business Attire
Venue: Hawaii Prince Hotel - Mauna Kea Ballroom, 100 Holomoana St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Co-Organizers:
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, San Francisco (HKETO)
Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)

Co-Sponsors:
Enterprise Honolulu
Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC)

RSVP: By March 6, 2006
Contact: Johnson W. K. Choi, President, HKCHcc
55 Merchant St, Ste 1813, Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: (808) 524-5738; Email: johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.hkchcc.org/event.htm

Please PRINT CLEARLY and return by Fax or Email by March 6, 2006 to reserve your seat (No Show will be billed):

Name:___________________________________________________________ Phone:________________

Company:_______________________________________________ Title:___________________________

Email:_________________________________________@_______________________________________

"From Aloha to China Guanxi"

MIKE ROWSE, Director General - Invest Hong Kong, HKSAR Government

This is a business program targeted at Hawaiian executives who have been tasked to achieve success in the Pacific Century spearheaded by the fast growing China phenomenon.

Mr. Rowse is the Director-General of Invest Hong Kong, the Hong Kong SAR Government Department dedicated to attracting foreign direct investments to Hong Kong. The department provides free information, advice and support services to help US companies to capitalize on the Hong Kong advantage with CEPA III.

Date: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2006
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Cost: Invited Guests are Hosted by Organizers - RSVP is Mandatory - Aloha/Business Attire
Venue: ALA MOANA HOTEL - GARDEN LANAI
410 ATKINSON DRIVE, HONOLULU

Co-Organizers:
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, San Francisco (HKETO)
Hong Kong.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)

Co-Sponsors:
Enterprise Honolulu
Hawaii S&T Council
High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC)
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC)

RSVP: By February 20, 2006
Contact: Johnson W. K. Choi, President, HKCHcc
55 Merchant St, Ste 1813, Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: (808) 524-5738; Email: johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.hkchcc.org/event.htm

TECH ALLIANCES AND CREATIVE DEALMAKING - Learning to think out of the box
PREL CONFERENCE ROOM, 13TH FLOOR, PIONEER PLAZA
TUITION $25 EACH SESSION, OR $80 FOR THE SERIES (LO8256)
For information email pnm@hawaii.edu or phone (808) 956-8244
You can also register on ThinkTechHawaii.com or at the door

Tech Alliances and Creative Dealmaking. four sessions: January 17th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th • Tuesdays • 5:15pm-7:15pm • UH-Downtown, PREL Conference Room, 13th Floor, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort Street Mall • $25 for each session, $80 for the series.

Alliances and Creative dealmaking are not optional in developing tech businesses - they are critical to achieve any modicum of growth and success. Tech entrepreneurs can't stand still, and they can't stand alone - they musts always be seeking productive alliances with synergistic partners, and they must always be inventing and executing new and creative deal strucutres to move forward.

This series can help you understand the importance, benefits and risks of these alliances and deals, and the mindset you need to fashion them. More specifically, the series will cover Alternative IP Structures, China Deals, Setting up Offices Overseas, Research Partnerships, with four notable presenters from the legal, venture capital, entrepreneurial and research areas of the Hawaii tech community. It will provide essential information and thought process for tech entrepreneurs and aspirants.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 (5:15 -7:15 p.m.)
SESSION #2: Jeff Au, Esq., PacifiCap Group, LLC.
Register for: L08248
CHINA DEALS.
Jeff Au, a venture capital attorney and principal of PacifiCap Group, LLC, who regularly does business in China, celebrates Valentine's Day with a discussion of the risks and benefits, the ins and outs, and the special issues and considerations attendant to investing in, and making deals with, principals in China. This presentation will provide inside information for any company involved, or hoping to be involved, in China.

Wednesday. February 15, 2006 Shanghai
Type: General Membership Meeting: Asian Brand Strategy ¨C A New Leadership Paradigm
Venue: Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Jin Mao Building, 88 Century Boulevard
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
Price: For Member: RMB$250
For Non-member: RMB$400

Type: SUPER BOWL XL PARTY

Date : Monday, February 6
Venue: Grappa's Cellar Central, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
Time: 6:00am-12:00pm (noon)
Remarks:
* Inclusive of buffet breakfast with unlimited coffee/tea/juice, and one free Brooklyn beer
* Walk-ins will be charged HK$220
* Open to all members and non-members
Fee: AMCHAM member @HK$180 and non-member @HK$200

Feel free to contact Johnson Choi  at (808) 524-5738 or by email to johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com if you have questions. Our Hong Kong Business Phone Number is (852) 8171-3118

Join the Pacific and Asian Affairs (PAAC) Council Honoring Ms. Cobey Black with Paul S. Bachman Memorial Award

Hear about highlights from PAAC’s 2005 programs, Have fun testing your international IQ by playing a team-based trivia game, WorldQuest, Enjoy dinner prepared by students of KCC’s Culinary Institute of the Pacific

Date: Thursday January 26, 2006
Place: Ohia Dining Room, Kapiolani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road
Time: Registration at 5:30pm / Formal Program & Dinner 6:15 - 9:00pm
Cost: $60 for Individual tickets, $350 for a Virtuoso Team of 6, $750 for a Genius Team of 6
Parking: Free on Campus
RSVP: By Thursday, January 12, 2006
For more information, please call Jill Takasaki Canfield at 944-7783

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling USA Phone: (808) 524-5738; Hong Kong Phone: (852) 8171-3118 or by email to johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Spring Festival Celebration on Sunday January 22, 2006

Sponsors:
Hawaii Mainland Chinese Overseas Association
Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce
U.S. China People Friendship Association Honolulu chapter
China Club
Chinese Students & Scholars Association at University of Hawaii

Location: McCoy Pavilion, Ala Maona Park, Near Tennis Court
Registration: 4:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm
Performance & Raffle: 7:00pm
Cost: $4/members; $6/non-members

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling USA Phone: (808) 524-5738; Hong Kong Phone: (852) 8171-3118 or by email to johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Hong Kong
Type: The Hon. Vincent H C Cheng, GBS, OBE, JP, Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
We live and do business in a world inundated with short-term information. Our computer screens provide a rolling script of the latest economic indicators. Our in-trays provide a steady supply of reports highlighting the latest in market research. Our morning newspapers provide a daily stream of commentary on the latest actions of countries and companies. Against this backdrop, the Honorable Vincent Cheng will discuss perceptions related to Asia and the underlying realities. Mr. Cheng joined the HSBC Group in 1978 and rose through the ranks in a number of prominent positions, including Chief Economist, Chief Financial Officer, General Manager and Executive Director. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on 25 May 2005, he served as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of Hang Seng Bank. Mr. Cheng is also the recipient of the HKSAR Government's Gold Bauhinia Star for his distinguished community service record.
Venue: Ballroom B (L5), Island Shangri-La HK, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Hong Kong
Fee: AMCHAM member @HK$420 and non-member @HK$520; Corporate Table HK$5,500 for 10 -12 pax

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling USA Phone: (808) 524-5738; Hong Kong Phone: (852) 8171-3118 or by email to johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

"Spring Festival"

January 21, 2006, Saturday, 7:30pm Hawaii Theatre (1130 Bethel Street)

Ticket Price: $26 +$2 Hawaii Theatre restoration fee.
Tickets are available for pick-up at the Theatre box office, or at the Center for Chinese Studies, Moore Hall 417.

This dance performance at the historic Hawaii Theater accompanies the annual NIGHT IN CHINATOWN, organized by the Chinatown Merchants Association and the United Chinese Coalition. Make an evening of it‹come join us for food, fun,and fanfare!

"Authentic, Exotic and Original"

An international dance festival, directed by Juan Huang, with artists from a Japanese dance group, the Korean dance institute and a Hula dance group.

As a multi-ethnic nation, China has 56 distinct and culturally diverse ethnic groups which blanket the Chinese landscape, and which add rich variation to the social fabric of the nation. Each ethnic group has its own unique and versatile dances in its repertoire. Due to differences of custom, religious belief, climate, and geographic location of the ethnic groups, each expresses their dance differently. The Chinese has more than 5000 years
of civilized history. Each generation has its own brilliant dances that characterize that particular era.

Established in 2003 by Juan Huang, the artistic director, Hawaii Chinese Dance and Songs Theatre (CDST) has been actively participating in artistic, cultural and community events to promote the awareness and appreciation of Chinese performing arts and cultural exchanges in our pluralistic society. Our performances include classical, ethnic and folk Chinese dance styles. Great effort is made to maintain the artistic integrity of the Chinese style in the dances. Careful research is also done regarding the costumes, which
are designed to be historically and ethnically accurate. Attention is given to the color, material, adornments, and props for each costume for the quality of the choreography, dancing, and costumes.

In addition to Chinese dance presentation for the "Spring Festival", we include other dance troupes for celebrating the ethnic and artistic diversity of the Honolulu region. The goal is to portray traditional dance in its historical/original styles in different countries and to preserve our cultural heritage through dance, music and costume.

Feel free to contact Johnson Choi  at (808) 524-5738 or by email to johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com if you have questions. Our Hong Kong Business Phone Number is (852) 8171-3118

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Hong Kong
Type: Inaugural Address by Steve Marcopoto, 2006 AmCham Chairman
Incoming Chairman, Steve Marcopoto, looks at the history of AmCham and what makes our Chamber such a vital organization - to the larger Hong Kong community as well as to our members. In outlining his agenda for the coming year, Mr. Marcopoto will draw the threads of past Chamber successes and 'defining moments' into a roadmap for achievement in 2006 and beyond. Mr. Marcopoto is President and Managing Director, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. Based in Hong Kong, he oversees all programming, network development, advertising and distribution sales, marketing and promotion for Turner Broadcasting and its networks and internet services, including the CNN news group, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Pogo, TCM and CETV in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Marcopoto has served on AmCham's Board of Governors since January 1, 2000.
Venue: Ballroom B, The Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Fee: AMCHAM member @HK$370 and non-member @HK$490; Corporate Table HK$4,500 for 10-12 pax

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Shanghai
Type: Sourcing and Procurement Committee Event & Mixer
Venue: Zin Wine Bar & Grill, No.2, Lane 66, Dan Shui Lu (Cnr. Jin Ling Lu)
Time: 18:30 to 20:30
Price: For Member: 150
For Non-member: 150

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling USA Phone: (808) 524-5738; Hong Kong Phone: (852) 8171-3118 or by email to johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 Shanghai
Type: Tax and Finance Committee Event
Venue: Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Address: Jin Mao Building, 88 Century Boulevard, Shanghai
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
Price: for Member: 250; for Non Member: 400

With new U.S. tax legislation coming into effect in 2006, and the close of the 2005 U.S. individual income tax year, it is time to address the important tax planning ideas which will affect our members' U.S. individual income tax situation. Given the complexity of the current federal tax system, especially for expatriates, understanding these issues has become an economic imperative. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are taxed on their worldwide income; execution of deductions and credits and most favorable attribution of income sources will be critical in minimizing the tax liability.

The AmCham Shanghai Tax & Finance Committee has invited Gus Kang, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Russell Fisher, Director of U.S. Individual Income Tax Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to do a presentation on basis as well as more challenging expatriate tax issues

TECH ALLIANCES AND CREATIVE DEALMAKING - Learning to think out of the box
PREL CONFERENCE ROOM, 13TH FLOOR, PIONEER PLAZA
TUITION $25 EACH SESSION, OR $80 FOR THE SERIES (LO8256)
For information email pnm@hawaii.edu or phone (808) 956-8244
You can also register on ThinkTechHawaii.com or at the door

Tech Alliances and Creative Dealmaking. four sessions: January 17th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th • Tuesdays • 5:15pm-7:15pm • UH-Downtown, PREL Conference Room, 13th Floor, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort Street Mall • $25 for each session, $80 for the series.

Alliances and Creative dealmaking are not optional in developing tech businesses - they are critical to achieve any modicum of growth and success. Tech entrepreneurs can't stand still, and they can't stand alone - they musts always be seeking productive alliances with synergistic partners, and they must always be inventing and executing new and creative deal strucutres to move forward.

This series can help you understand the importance, benefits and risks of these alliances and deals, and the mindset you need to fashion them. More specifically, the series will cover Alternative IP Structures, China Deals, Setting up Offices Overseas, Research Partnerships, with four notable presenters from the legal, venture capital, entrepreneurial and research areas of the Hawaii tech community. It will provide essential information and thought process for tech entrepreneurs and aspirants.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 (5:15 -7:15 p.m.)
SESSION #1: Seth Reiss, Esq., Godby Griffiths Reiss Chong.
Register for: L08247
ALTERNATIVE IP STRUCTURES.
Seth Reiss, an intellectual property attorney with Godbey Griffiths Reiss Chong, leads off with an overview of the various alternative intellectual property structures which can be employed in negotiating tech alliances and creative dealmaking. This presentation will teach you about the IP building blocks you will need to recognize and protect in any tech alliance or deal, and will be helpful for a better understanding of the sessions to follow.

HKCHcc Annual Membership Meeting - Proudly Presents



Honorable U. S. House of Representative Ed Case - Keynote Speaker

CHINA Opportunities & Challenges - The role of the Federal Government

For many years, both Hawaii Public and Private Sectors Enterprises have spent millions taking trips or business delegations to China for bilateral trades in the areas of tourism, education, technology and various forms of investments. As many have found out not working within the boundary of the United States government national security policy and requirements could mean waste of time and resources. You may want to find out how to avoid such costly mistakes!

Date: Tuesday January 17 2006
Time: 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Hong Kong Harbor View Seafood Restaurant
Aloha Tower Market Pl, 1 Aloha Dr 2nd Fl, Honolulu Hawaii 96813 USA

Agenda
* 11:30 am: Registration
* 12:00: President’s Report
* 12:15: Lunch
* 12:45 to 1:15: Program
* 1:15 to 1:30 pm: Q & A

Download Event Flyer in PDF Format

RSVP & Payment Deadline: January 15, 2006.
Contact: Johnson Choi, johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com Ph: (808) 524-5738; Fax: 524-8063

HKCHcc Members/Affiliate Chamber Members: $25.00; Non-members: $30.00; At Door: $35.00

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Send check Payable to HKCHcc, Mail to 55 Merchant St, Suite 1813, Box C127, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA or fax Credit Card Payment information to (808) 524-8063

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling USA Phone: (808) 524-5738; Hong Kong Phone: (852) 8171-3118 or by email to johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Monday, January 16, 2006 Hong Kong
Type: A joint AmCham and Asia Society luncheon: Restoring Balance to U.S.-China Relations
Venue: Club Lusitano, 27/F, Club Lusitano Building, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Fee: AMCHAM member @HK$320 and non-member @HK$420; Corporate Table HK$3,840 (10-12 pax)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 Shanghai
Type: U.S. Consulate Briefing: Special Guest U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mineta
Venue: The Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu (cnr. Xi Kang Road)
Time: 17:30 to 19:30
Price: For Member: 0
For Non-member: 0

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Shanghai
Type: Logistics and Transportation Committee Event: Customs Workshop ¨C Yangshan Free Port
Venue: Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Jin Mao Building, 88 Century Boulevard
Time: 8:30 to 11:30
Price: For Member: RMB$250
For Non-member: RMB$400

Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy
Building Innovative Collaborations Across the Pacific - January 11-13, 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), in coordination with the State of Hawaii, the University of Hawaii, the Hawaii Life Sciences Council (HLSC), Enterprise Honolulu and the Oceanic Institute are proud to announce the first Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy.

Topics to include:
Ethanol production using crop residue feedstocks
New biobased markets for sugars
Marine biotech for industrial applications
Bioplastics production from agriculture feedstocks
Using industrial biotechnology to boost competitiveness
Harnessing algae for biobased production
Biotech processes for pollution prevention
Production of renewable chemicals through biotech routes
Microbes and enzymes for fuel cells
Industrial biotech for drug discovery and production
The nanotech-biotech interface
Production of industrial compounds using microbes
Microbial hydrogen production
Industrial biotech for the personal care market
Special micro-organisms for bio-ethanol production
Feedstock availability in the Pacific Rim
Country specific bioenergy development strategies
Functional foods and food ingredients
Advances in industrial fermentation
Bioprospecting for new biocatalysts
Applications of industrial biotech to enhanced sustainability
Marine biotech for medical applications

Feel free to contact Johnson Choi  at (808) 524-5738 or by email to johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com if you have questions. Our Hong Kong Business Phone Number is (852) 8171-3118

December 20, 2005 (East West Center)
Sustainable Energy Development in China: Challenges Ahead to 2020
ZhongXiang Zhang, Fellow, East-West Center
John A. Burns Hall, room 3012, noon - 1:00 pm
http://www.eastwestcenter.org/events-ce-detail.asp?conf_ID=815

December 15, 2005 - Thursday - Shanghai
Type: Corporate Social Responsibility Event - Avian Influenza: Preparing Your Company
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel Tomorrow Square Shanghai
Address: 399 Nanjing West Road (Cnr. North Huangpi Road)
Time: 18:00 to 20:00
Price: for Member: 220
for Non Member: 220

Tuesday, December 19, 2005 Hong Kong
Energy Committee Meeting
Venue: AmCham Conference Room (Please bring your HKID or passport for security check)
Time: 12:30 - 2:00pm

December 16, 2005

Global Tourism and Hospitality Development Forum organized by Shunde Polytechnic, co-sponsored by Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, University of Hawaii T.I.M. International Inc, The People Government of Shunde and Shunde Tourist Bureau.

Keynote & Panel Speakers:
Professor Chuck Gee, Dean Emeritus, University of Hawaii, School of Travel Industry Management - Global Tourism & Hospitality Trend, Sustainable Development and China's Positioning.
Mr. Christopher Bachran, President and CEO, Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company - "What vocational schools in China do to better prepare applicants for hotel careers.
Mr. Lu Ping, The Former State Council of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office - My life as a student
Mr. Xu Jing, Former Officer of World Tourism Organization - Tourism trend in Asia
Mr. John Koldowski, Director of Strategic Intelligence Center for the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) - Tourism trend in Pacific Asia and its impact on China's tourism education

Panel Speakers:
Mr. David Chan, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Dongguan China
Mr. Johnson Choi, President, Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Martin Yan, the famous Celebrity Chef from Yan Can Cook, the world's most popular Chinese Cooking TV Show will be a special guest.

Special reception at the 2nd Floor Banquet Room at 6:00pm on Dec 16th, Friday

Download Registration Form in PDF Format

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Additional printed brochures are available from Ms Anita Chan You may request them from her at chanlahn@gmail.com

Dr. Roberta Wong Leung, Dean of The School of Hotel, Tourism and Catering Management of Shunde Polytechnic is a Distinguished Alumni of the School of Travel Industry Management - University of Hawaii at Manao (UH School of TIM) and Member of the Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

Feel free to contact Johnson Choi  (UH School of TIM 1977) at (808) 524-5738 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com if you have questions. Our Hong Kong Business Phone Number is 8171-3118

An Evening with Dean Emeritus Chuck Y. Gee

Monday, December 19, 2005 – Hong Kong SAR

Chuck Y. Gee served as Dean of the School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa from 1976 until his retirement in December 1999.  Under his leadership, the school has grown and gained an international reputation throughout the U.S. and the Pacific-Asia region.  He also served as Interim Dean of the College of Business Administration for the Fiscal Year 1998-99.  He is a recognized international authority on tourism and hospitality education, training and research and authored a number of widely recognized textbooks in the field.  He has also been a management advisor and consultant to numerous domestic and foreign institutions, international hotel chains, restaurants and clubs, air carriers and national tourism organizations. 

Chuck Gee has frequently served on government advisory bodies, both state and national, including chair of the State Tourism Training Council, and three terms on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  An active board member of many tourism and service related organizations, he received the 1992 “Award of Excellence for Tourism Education” given by the National Tourism Administration of the People’s Republic of China, the 1991 Grand Award of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) for Individual Educational Accomplishment, Life Member Award of PATA at the annual 1990 conference held in Vancouver, PATA’s Presidential Award in 1986, the 1987 NOAH Award given by the Academy of Tourism Organizations, and a 1988 Travel Industry Hall of Leaders Award presented by the Travel Industry Association of America.  In 1995, the State of Hawaii honored him as “State Manager of the Year”.  He was most recently recognized by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin as one of the 100 people who made a difference for the State of Hawaii during the 20th Century. He is the Director and Founding Members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce in 2001.

Place: YMCA at Salisbury Tsimshatsui
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm Buffet Dinner
Location: 41 Salisbury Rd, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Cost: HK$220 (US$30) per person
RSVP by: December 13, 2005
Contact: Brenda Chan, Director of Human Resources, The Excelsior Hotel
Direct line (852) 2837 6896, E-mail bchan@mohg.com

Tuesday, December 6, 2005 Hong Kong
The next Trade & Investment Committee breakfast roundtable featuring Mr. Mike Rowse, Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, attend as our guest speaker. The topic will be "The Competitiveness of Hong Kong, Education Standards, Rising Property Prices and Pollution?"
Venue: President Room, The American Club, 48/F, Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong, (Please bring your HKID or passport for security check)
Time: 8:00am - 9:30am

Thursday December 8, 2005 Hong Kong
Developing Asian Talent
* Francis Mok, Mass Transit Railway Corporation
* Dr. Steve DeKrey, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
* Maura Fallon, Fallon International Ltd

Monday, December 05, 2005 Shanghai
Breakfast Meeting with Chairman of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel Tomorrow Square Shanghai
Address: 399 Nanjing West Road (Cnr. North Huangpi Road)
Time: 07:30 to 09:00

December 06, 2005 - Tuesday Shanghai
Type: U.S. Consulate Briefing
Venue: The Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Address: 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu (cnr. Xi Kang Road), Shanghai
Time: 17:30 to 19:30
Come and hear the latest business, economic, political and consular news from the U.S. Consul General.

December 07, 2005 - Wednesday Shanghai
Type: General Membership Meeting - The 2005 Hewitt Expatriate Compensation and Benefits Results Presentation
Venue: Pudong Shangri-La, Tower 2
Address: 33 Fu Cheng Road, Shanghai
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
Price: for Member: 250
for Non Member: 250

December 08, 2005 - Thursday Shanghai
Type: Government Speaker Forum - An Overview of Su Tong Bridge and the Tongzhou Economic Development Zone
Venue: Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Address: Jin Mao Building, 88 Century Boulevard, Shanghai
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
Price: for Member: 250
for Non Member: 400

December 5, 2005 (East West Center)
Does International Trade Help to Enhance National Security?
Kiyoun Sohn, Professor, University of Incheon in Korea
John A. Burns Hall, room 3118, noon - 1:00 p.m.
http://www.eastwestcenter.org/events-ce-detail.asp?conf_ID=814

December 6, 2005

Marintec China 2005 -- multiple industry sectors
Location/Date: Shanghai, China 12/6/2005 - 12/9/2005

Website: http://www.marintecchina.com 

Contacts: Juliet Lu, Shanghai, Trade Reference Assistant
Phone: (86-21) 6279-7630 ext.6246 juliet.lu@mail.doc.gov   
Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs, Program Analyst
Phone: 202-482-6434 Kevin.Haley@mail.doc.gov 

  Upcoming events this month (November 2005) in Hong Kong SAR

November 1, 2005, Tuesday Hong Kong
Committee Breakfast Roundtable with David Meale, The U.S. Consulate General - At our November Trade & Investment Committee Breakfast Roundtable, we are delighted to have Mr. David Meale, Economic Officer of The U.S. Consulate General, attend as our guest speaker. He will discuss "WTO Ministerial Conference: Just Why Are All Those Trade Ministers Coming Here Anyway?"

Tuesday, November 1, 12:00-2:00pm Harbour Room (L3) The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
Speaker: Max Ward, Director, Business Development for TransPacific Logistics, DHL Danzas Air & Ocean
Topic: Visibility and Trade Management: Technological Advances in Supply Chain Integration and Cost Effectiveness
In recent years, there has been rapid developments in web-based technologies, as well as the demand for third-party logistics services. However, success varies widely, even when companies apply best practices to their IT product life cycle. Software products/applications and services, like all technologies, become commoditized, and mature products can become market ‘leaders’ or ‘losers’. Meanwhile, importers and retailers are becoming more sophisticated in their approach to international trade and selection of business partners. These customers of logistics service providers and '3Pls' are increasingly moving away from a 'rates-based' system to a supply chain and trade management approach. They are also turning to their vendors / partners for integrated technology solutions and innovations.

Tuesday, November 8, 8:00-9:30am Chater Room II + III (B1) The Ritz-Carlton HK
Speaker: Thomas Parenty, Managing Director, Parenty Consulting Ltd
Topic: Beyond Copy Watches: Protecting Intellectual Property in Asia
Much of the discussion on intellectual property (IP) protection focuses on preventing the pirating of finished products, e.g., movies, software, pharmaceuticals. To that end, there is a dual effort to identify genuine products and prevent illegal copying and distribution. Although important and necessary, this approach to IP protection is inherently insufficient because it ignores the significant threat to IP during the development stage which requires sharing sensitive information via computer systems and networks among a potentially large group of people. Thus, the very process of making information assets available to those who need it puts them at risk.
How can a company utilize secure information technology to mitigate this inherent risk in conducting business and maintaining competitiveness? Using case studies, Mr. Parenty will discuss how companies can be more strategic in their protection of IP. He will also provide practical and immediately actionable recommendations for traveling and mobile executives.

Nov 10, 2005 Hong Kong
Real Estate Committee - Luncheon Meeting with Sir Gordon Wu, Chairman, Hopewell Holdings Ltd - "Land Use in Hong Kong: A personal perspective"

Nov 17, 2005 Hong Kong
Breakfast Meeting with Mary Pawlenty, First Lady of Minnesota and district court judge, Audrey Eu, member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council - WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders in Law and Public Service; Moderator: Lucille Barale, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer & AmCham Past Chairman

Nov 17, 2005 Hong Kong
Joint AmCham Leadership Series and HKGCC Distinguished Speakers Series Luncheon with The Honorable Tim Pawlenty, Governor of State of Minnesota Minnesota-China Partnership

Nov 23 Hong Kong Real Estate: Boom or Bust?
* John Saunders, Managing Director, Property Research Division, CLSA
* Puru Saxena, Chief Executive, Puru Saxena Ltd

Nov 25 Marketplace Lunch
A special showcase by American Airlines, BIMOBI, Hitachi Data Systems and Transamerica

Nov 29 Avian Flu: Facing the Facts, Managing the Impact
* Alexandria J. Albers, MD, Chief Administrative Officer, Morgan Stanley Asia, and AmCham VP
* Dr. Sarah Borwein, MD (Toronto), CCFP (Canada), LMCHK, Dr. Lucy Lord and Associates
* CT Hew, Chairman, Hew & Associates, and AmCham Governor
* James Jeffs, Senior Attorney, Intel Semiconductor Ltd
* Dominic Scott, Principal Consultant, Public Sector, Cisco Systems Asia Pacific

November 30, 2005 at The American Club, Washington Rm 47/F, Central Hong Kong
Breakfast Meeting with Edward Turner III, Managing Partner, Shearman & Sterling to discuss M&A Transactions Involving PRC Publicly Listed Companies. The opportunities and pitfalls on M&A Transactions Involving PRC Publicly Listed Companies. Below is an outline of Mr. Turner's speech:
·Number and characteristics of targets
·Impact of share segregation reform
·Transactional problems and pitfalls
·Complexities of approval process

Upcoming events this month (November 2005) in Shanghai China

Tuesday, November 1 (members only - no exceptions) Shanghai
Type: U.S. Consulate Briefing
Venue: The Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Address: 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu (cnr. Xi Kang Road), Shanghai
Time: 17:30 to 19:30
Come and hear the latest business, economic, political and consular news from the U.S. Consul General. Please note that only Members with a 2005 Membership Card will be admitted. All members must WEAR their Membership Cards during the event for identification purposes. Unfortunately, we cannot allow non-member guests to attend.

Friday November 04,2005 Shanghai
Achieving Sustainable Profitable Growth (Members Only)
Time: 07:30 to 09:00
Venue: The Westin Shanghai
Address: 88 Henan Central Road (Cnr. East Yan An Road)
Reducing expenses and increasing efficiency have always been fundamental imperatives for any successful manufacturing company. But after several years of a single-minded focus on cost reduction.

Friday, November 04, 2005 Shanghai
Type: CEO Forum
Venue: The Westin Shanghai
Address: 88 Henan Central Road (Cnr. East Yan An Road), Shanghai
Time: 07:30 to 09:00

Reducing expenses and increasing efficiency have always been fundamental imperatives for any successful manufacturing company. But after several years of a single-minded focus on cost reduction, leading manufacturers are again putting sustainable, profitable growth at the top of their agendas.Deloitte has conducted extensive analysis into the key drivers of manufacturing success.Mr. Gary Coleman, of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, will discuss four key strategies that are critical to achieving sustainable profitable growth:

Building efficient global value chains, Seizing opportunities in emerging markets, Capitalizing on innovation and winning the war for talent, The implications for CEOs leading manufacturing operations in China. Gary Coleman is a Partner with Deloitte and serves as the Global Managing Director for the Manufacturing Industry Practice of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.In this leadership role, Gary's vision is to achieve a new level of client service excellence among the Firm's top 300 global manufacturing clients by building strong executive relationships, delivering thought leadership, and creating brand eminence that distinguishes Deloitte in the market place.

Gary has more than 20 years experience providing business and management advice to senior executives within the global manufacturing industry. He has extensive experience in strategy, operations, merger integration and business transformation services. As Senior Advisory Partner and Global Lead Client Services Partner for several multinationals, Gary directs global client service teams in the delivery of Deloitte's wide range of professional advisory services to these companies in all major regions of the world. During his career with Deloitte, Gary has held a number of leadership positions, including a role as the Director of Global Strategic Clients, where he directed the delivery of consulting services to the Firm's top 50 largest and most global consulting clients. Gary holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Nevada.

Thursday November 10,2005 Shanghai
Membership Appreciation Cocktail Party
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Venue: The Westin Shanghai
Address: 88 Henan Central Road (Cnr. East Yan An Road)
AmCham Shanghai's AGM will be followed by a fun-filled end-of-the-year Membership Appreciation Cocktail Party. Stick around for an evening of great food and drinks, classy party atmosphere, and a good time...

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 Shanghai
InterChamber Mixer - Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Venue: Three On The Bund, Vault Bar
Address: No. 3 The Bund 6th Floor, 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road
Time: 18:30 to 21:00

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling (808) 524-5738 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com 

November 21 - 23, 2005

Free admission. Register now!

China is a land of unlimited opportunities especially with its massive economic growth in recent years. With this great nation's accession into the World Trade Organization (WTO), find out how you as an overseas business owner or investor can get into a slice of the action and benefit from it!

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC), World SME Expo is a one-stop platform for showcasing services and solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It combines a large-scale trade exhibition with 10 business-themed pavilions and a series of market and sector-specific seminars and networking events. It is supported by many local and international organisations including:

As Hong Kong's foremost exhibition for SMEs from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and around the world, this Expo is simply your best trading platform into the huge mainland market. Make sure you don't miss it!

 November 18, 2005, Friday

AmCham and HKGCC present:
The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California

The American Chamber of Commerce and The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Governor Schwarzenegger. During his trip to Hong Kong and China, he will promote California goods and services and obtain direct foreign investment for
California. He will also highlight the importance of intellectual property rights enforcement when he is in China and Hong Kong. At this luncheon, Governor Schwarzenegger will place emphasis on the impact of intellectual property protection on creative industries, such as the film industries, of Hong Kong and California.

Governor Schwarzenegger was elected California State's 38th governor in 2003. His landslide election as the state's chief executive follows a distinguished career
in business and entertainment. Governor Schwarzenegger will be accompanied by his business
delegation comprised of leading California companies. Don't miss this opportunity to meet this dynamic Governor.

In cooperation with The Intellectual Property Department, HKSAR Government and The California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth.

Early reservation of corporate tables (10-12 pax) ensures prime location and high visibility.

Johnson Choi at Tel: 808-222-8183; Fax: 808-524-8063 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

  Economic Momentum Commission (EMC) was convened by Governor Linda Lingle and the business community to think of ways to sustain Hawaii's economic growth while enhancing our unique quality of life. Last week, the EMC issued its preliminary draft recommendations.

On Tuesday, November 15, 2005, the EMC will be conducting a statewide Town Hall session on its recommendations using the closed-circuit broadcast facilities of the U.H. HITS system.

EMC invite and encourage you to attend this November 15 session to hear the report and, equally important, the questions and discussions. Knowing your interest in our state's economic future, EMC believe there is much that you can benefit from being at this session. The other participants would, in turn, benefit from your being there.

NOVEMBER 15 SITES:
The meeting will be moderated from UH-Manoa Kuykendall Hall, Room 201. Other sites are:

Kapiolani Community College Naio Building Room 207;
Leeward Community College Business Education Building Room 103;
Windward Community College Hale Akoakoa 113 (HITS studio);
Kauai Community College Learning Resource Center, Room 122;
UH Center at West Hawaii, Building 4, Room 3;
UH-Hilo Media Services Room 344;
Maui Community College Ka'aike Room 105A;
Maui CC's Molokai Education Center, Room 103 and
Maui CC's Lanai Education Center, HITS Room.

The 10 sites will be open from 5 p.m. for setting up; the broadcast will begin at 6 p.m. and go until approximately 8:00 p.m.

CLOSED-CIRCUIT BROADCAST FORMAT
1. Due to limited seating at each TV site, attendees must RSVP. Please do so via email to my assistant, Dawn Okuhama, at director@dbedt.hawaii.gov by this Thursday, November 10.
2. During Part I of the broadcast, EMC Chairman Don Horner and the other presenters (who may be on multiple islands) will explain EMC and summarize the recommendations.
3. During Part II, a moderator will pose written questions and comments to the presenters.

PROGRAM
6 p.m. - Welcome and discussion of EMC background and goals
6:10 - Overview of Good Ideas
6:30 to 8 p.m. (or earlier if we have exhausted the topics) - Questions and comments relayed by the moderator, followed by answers and/of comments from EMC commissioners.

Feel free to give us a call at (808) 524-5738 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com if you have questions

November 14-15, 2005 Hong Kong
Strategic Energy Investment & Joint Ventures Forum 2005 - Endorsed by Independent Power producers Forum (IPPF)

Strategic Energy Investment & Joint Ventures Forum 2005
Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel, Hong Kong
http://www.ibc-asia.com/energyinvestment.htm

Global growth is hampered by ever rising oil prices and by a general fear of energy supplies for further development. Upstream oil and gas exploration is gearing up. Acquisitions and strategic investments are becoming increasingly competitive and sensitive. What are the opportunities you should explore in this frenzy environment? Meet sellers and brokers of energy deals. Against which risks should you protect yourself and what are the political and regulatory pitfalls that need to be avoided?

This conference seeks to bring together in one singular setting, key energy suppliers and buyers, investors and deal brokers to network, explore new opportunities and discuss potential deals.

Featuring World Class Investment & Industry Experts:

*Di Weiping, General Manager, International Finance, China Development Bank
*Halfani R. Halfani, Director, Tanzania Petroleum Company, Tanzania
*Carlos Zacarias, Project and Development Division Manager, INP National Petroleum Institute, Mozambique
*Subhash Dave, General Manager (Finance), Gujarat State Petroleum Corporate Limited, India
*Klaus Rehaag, Executive Vice President, Gardner Finance AG, Switzerland
*Jeffrey Waterous, Non-Executive Chairman, Scotia Waterous, Gibraltar
*Gleb N. Zamyatin, Executive Director, ABZ Petroleum Investments, Russia
*Saud Siddique, Principal Investment Officer, Infrastructure-East Asia Pacific Region, IFC/The World Bank Group
*Anthony Wu, Managing Director, Beijing Richina Financial Research Co. Ltd, China
*Guan Jian, Vice President, Jiangxi Provincial Development & Investment Group
*Dr Christoph Weber, Head of Investment Banking, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, China
*Somaya Saad, Consul General, Consulate General of Egypt
*Ross Israel, Chief Operating Officer, Diversified Utility and Energy Trusts (DUET) Australia
*Robert Israel, Partner, Compass Advisers, LLP, USA
*Sam Farrands, Partner, Minter Ellison

Feel free to give us a call at (808) 524-5738 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com if you have questions

 

FREE CENSUS WORKSHOP ON 2002 ECONOMIC CENSUS DATA FOR HAWAII

Honolulu - The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism* (DBEDT) is conducting a special workshop focusing on accessing the more than 18 reports containing Hawaii specific data in the 2002 Economic Census for Hawaii.

Learning About Hawaii's Economy from the 2002 Economic Census, will be conducted Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at the Keoni Ana Building (corner of Alakea and South Beretania Streets in downtown Honolulu).

Co-sponsored by DBEDT and the U.S. Census Bureau's LA Regional Office, the 3-hour workshop will be presented twice that day to accommodate participants.

"This census data benchmarks Hawaii's economic performance, and allows the business community to make informed decisions based on economic growth, development trends and demographic shifts," said DBEDT Director Theodore E. Liu.

This workshop will provide a foundation on how to use the 2002 Economic Census data.

Information to be presented includes:
* Recent Trends and Uses of the 2002 Economic Census Data
* North American Industry Classification System
* 2002 Economic Census Products
* Working with Economic Census Data on the Web
* Hawaii Economic Data from the Census Bureau (accessing various census data sources)

The presenter, Mr. Jerry Wong, is an Information Specialist with the Los Angeles Regional Office of the Census Bureau. Mr. Wong has 28 years of experience working with various groups on the uses of census data both in Hawaii as well as California.

Space is limited, so interested participants are urged to sign up soon for one of the two, 3-hour workshop sessions.

Session I: Registration: 8:30 a.m. Workshop: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Session II:Registration:12:30 p.m. Workshop: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Keoni Ana Building (formally the Capitol Centre building) 1177 Alakea Street (corner of Alakea and S. Beretania Streets) Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Sponsors: DBEDT Hawaii State Data Center, L.A. Regional Office, U.S. Census Bureau.

To register or for more information contact: DBEDT Research and Economic Analysis Division at (808) 586-2466 or email:
census@dbedt.hawaii.gov

Note: This workshop is for individuals with some computer and census data knowledge.

Feel free to give us a call at (808) 524-5738 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com if you have questions

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partners

Hong Kong Association of Northern California And The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco in conjunction with California-Asia Business Council Asia Society Cordially invite you to a Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring:

Mr. Philip Chen JP, Chief Executive Office of Cathay Pacific Airways

Thursday, November 3, 2005 Noon – 1:30pm

The Bankers Club,¨52nd Floor, 555 California Street, San Francisco

Cost: Principal Corporate member Complimentary
Member $35
Non-member and Guests $45

Mr. Philip Chen, Director & Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Pacific Airways first joined the company in 1977. Prior to his current appointment in January 2005, he was the Director and Chief Operating Officer from June 1998 to December 2004. Philip was the Chief Executive of Dragonair from 1994 – 1997. Dragonair became of the most successful and profitable airlines in the world during his time, after suffering major losses earlier. Before that, Philip was Regional General Manager Southeast Asia of Cathay Pacific, based in Singapore, from 1992 to 1994. That was the largest region in Cathay Pacific in
terms of staff numbers and on-line cities. From 1989 to 1992, he was based for almost three years in Beijing as the Chief Representative & General Manager in Swire China. The posting gave him a unique opportunity and the invaluable experience to learn about many different parts in China. Philip was employed by the University of Hong Kong from 1984 – 1988 in charge of the Marketing module in the University’s MBA programme. He also pursued other academic activities and management studies at various universities, including Stanford University, INSEAD and Oxford University. He was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Aeronautical Society of UK. He is currently a Director of John Swire & Sons (Hong Kong) Limited and John Swire & Sons (China) Limited. Philip has just been appointed Visiting Professor of the Institute of Management of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). He is an Honorary Adviser of the Politics and Public Administration Course co-organized by Tsinghu University and Syracuse University. For his alma mater the University of Hong Kong, he is an Advisor to the Chinese Management Centre of the School of Business and Honorary Vice-President of the Advisory Board of Business Association, and a Subscriber of Hong Kong University Arts Alumni Association Ltd. He has been a speaker at the Wharton International Forum for six years. In 2000, the Hong Kong Government appointed him a Justice of Peace (JP) and he was awarded the Silver Bauhini Star (SBS) in July 2002. Philip was born in 1955 and is married with one son and one daughter.

Each reservation requires a completed registration slip (below) returned with your payment by October 31, 2005

Mr. Philip Chen, November 3, 2005 $35 Member /$45 Non-Member


Name(s): ________________________ Company: _________________________________
Phone: __________________________ E-Mail: _________________________________

___Persons attending the luncheon X $35/$45 = Total Amount Due $____________
Enclosed is my check payable to HKANC for $___________________
Please charge my AMEX/VISA/MC for $_____ CC#_____________________________exp.____/____

Mail registration slip to: HKANC, 41 Sutter Street, PO BOX 1748, San Francisco, CA 94104
Or Fax to: (415) 392-2964 For more inquiries, please contact: Susanna Kwan (415) 398-4506 or ed@hkanc.com

November 1, 2005

Tuesday November 1, 2005 - You are invited to our 7th Annual "Celebrate A Legacy In Tourism" Fundraiser and Silent Auction hosted by TIM International Inc will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom. Funds raised from this event are used exclusively in support of the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management (UH TIM School).

Tuesday, November 1, 2005 - 5:30 - 9:00 PM - Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, Coral Ballroom

This year we are proud to honor Peter H. Schall, recently retired Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Hilton Hawaii, and his 40 year career of dedication and contribution to Hawaii's visitor industry.

Dinner, entertainment, and a silent auction, tickets start at $225 per seat. Tables of ten available at Silver, $2,000, and Gold, $3,500 levels. Great deals on travel packages and gifts - get started on the Christmas shopping list without the mall headaches, and all for a good cause.

We are also pleased to induct into the TIM Alumni Hall of Honor, Dean Nakasone, Director of Sales & Marketing, Ohana Hotels & Resorts. Come, and congratulate Dean on this designation.

Proceeds from this year's celebration will provide support for a lectureship program focused on Resort Management and Planning, as well as scholarships, and mentorship programs.

RSVP due October 20

If you are interested in purchasing a chances to win the New York vacation package, please complete the stubs and return by the deadline with payment. Need not be present to win. This package is valued at $9,000.

Please contact our Alumnae and Event Coordinator
Lee-Ann Choy of Pacific Rim Concepts LLC
45-520 Kamooalii Street
Kaneohe, HI 96744 USA
Tel. 808-864-9812
Fax. 808-236-3621 or toll free 1-866-211-3457
Website: www.pacificrimconcepts.net
.

or Johnson Choi at Tel: 808-524-5738; Fax: 808-524-8063 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

China Coal & Mining Expo 2005 -- multiple industry sectors
Location/Date: Beijing, China 10/25/2005 - 10/28/2005

Website: http://www.chinaminingcoal.com/ 

Contacts:
Mei Baochun, Beijing
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: (86-10) 8529-6655x836
baochun.mei@mail.doc.gov 
Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Program Analyst
Phone: 202-482-6434
Kevin.Haley@mail.doc.gov 
Marjorie Cheng, Senior Project Manager

Phone: 852-2881-5889
marjorie@together-expo.com 
Pedro Pena, Marketing International Corporation

Phone: 703-527-8000
ppenab@micexpos.com 

Upcoming events this month (October 2005) in Shanghai China

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 U.S. Treasury Secretary Snow Speaks to AmCham Shanghai

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 Counterfeit: The Experience

Thursday, October 13, 2005 New Developments in the Trading and Distribution Rights for FIEs

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling (808) 222-8183 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com 

Upcoming events this month (October 2005) in Hong Kong SAR

Oct 17, 2005 Hong Kong
The Honorable Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the HKSARG "HKSAR Policy Address"

Oct 24, 2005 Hong Kong
Dr K S Lo, GBS JP, Chairman, Langham Hotel International (LHI) "China's Tourism Boom: The Effect on Hong Kong's Future"

Oct 25, 2005 Hong Kong
Committees: China Business and Law, Luncheon meeting with The Honorable Martin Chu-ming Lee, SC, JP, Barrister-at-Law and Legislative Council Member - Democracy with Chinese Characteristics

Oct 26, 2005 Hong Kong
Joint Chamber Luncheon - "DECLINING ENGLISH ...HAS HONG KONG LOST ITS EDGE?"
Distinguished panel will include:
- Our Moderator Mark Clifford, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of The Standard
- Leading Hong Kong businessman Michael Tien, in his capacity as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), Chairman of the Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation as well as numerous other bodies including Employees Retraining Board
- An academic from Chinese University, an organisation that has changed its teaching medium to the English language so that it may vie with international universities.
- A corporate leader who will discuss the needs that business has in regard to maintaining Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s World City.

Oct 27, 2005 Hong Kong
Committees: China Business and Law, Breakfast meeting with John Kamm, Businessman/Human Rights Strategist; Founder and Chairman of The Dui Hua Foundation - US-China Relations: The Road Traveled, The Road Ahead

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling (808) 524-5738 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com 

China's Tourism Boom: The Effect on HK's Future

Monday, October 24, 2005 Luncheon Meeting with Dr. K.S. Lo, GBS JP, Chairman, Langham Hotel Int'l Hong Kong SAR

'Dr. K S Lo a BSC graduate of Mc Gill University, and Cornell trained cardiologist, has made a dramatic contribution to the Hong Kong skyline, a tenacious real estate visionary, who has most recently transformed Mongkok with the Langham Place development, a 1.8m sf office, retail and hotel complex. Dr. Lo has also built up an international hotel brand, Langham Hotels International, with 4760 hotel rooms across the globe, recently winning Hotelier of the Year award, from the prestigious Asia Pacific Hotel Industry Conference.

In his presentation Dr. Lo will address the dramatic impact of China's relaxation of tourist controls, set to allow 100 million visitors to travel outside of China by 2020, with Hong Kong potentially the main beneficiary. How can Hong Kong optimize this boom, how do we best prepare for this challenge, these and many other issues will be addressed by a man of vision, in what is expected to be an extremely interesting review. Your attendance is urged...Book Now!

Time: 12:00 noon Cocktails, 12:30pm Lunch, 1:15pm Speech, 2:00pm Close
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, Salon 4 (L3), 88 Queensway, Pacific Place, Hong Kong
Cost: HK$350 AmCham Member(s), HK$460 Non Member(s)

Contact: Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce at 808-222-8183 if you are interested to attend.

ZHANG YIMOU, DIRECTOR OF ‘HERO’, CONFIRMS ATTENDANCE OF THE 25th LOUIS VUITTON HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - AN EVENING WITH ZHANG YIMOU will be held on October 19th at 6:30pm at Dole Cannery Stadium 18

Complete information in PDF format

"Zhang Yimou is widely recognized as one of the world’s top film directors and it’s very special having Mr. Zhang at LVHIFF our 25th anniversary," said Chuck Boller, Executive Director of the LVHIFF. "Mr. Zhang is the first recipient of LVHIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award because his body of work embodies LVHIFF’s mission of East meets West through film." 

Join LVHIFF for AN EVENING WITH ZHANG YIMOU to commemorate the artistic importance and cultural significance of Director Zhang’s work. The evening will consist of a film screening of NOT ONE LESS (Yi ge dou bu neng shao) and a master’s class, with an intimate discussion and Q & A with the director. LVHIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Zhang Yimou will be presented at the end of the evening. AN EVENING WITH ZHANG YIMOU will be held on October 19th at 6:30pm at Dole Cannery Stadium 18. Tickets cost $25 per person, including the screening, the Q&A session and a HIFF Ohana Reunion with Zhang Yimou afterwards, at the Lanai Ballroom upstairs. 

This will be his fourth visit to the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival. LVHIFF has screened seven of Zhang Yimou’s award-winning films over the years including the enormously popular KEEP COOL [1997], SHANGHAI TRIAD [1995], TO LIVE [1994], THE STORY OF QIU JU [1992], RAISE THE RED LANTERN [1990], JU DOU[1990], AND RED SORGHUM [1987]. 

Contact: Chris Dacus at 808-232-5633 or Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce at 808-524-5738 if you have questions.

The Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) is the largest fair of its kind in Asia and the second largest in the world. Every year, seminars on different topics are organised so as to provide industry players with a platform to exchange the latest market intelligence and keep themselves up to date with the current product trend. Hence, we cordially invite you to join the following seminar:

Seminar on "How to Obtain a Product Certificate Cost-effectively? - Latest Development and Case Studies of China / International Product Regulations"
Date: 14 Oct 2005 (Friday)
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Theatre II, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Fee: Free of charge
Language: English & Mandarin (Simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin and English will be arranged)

This seminar aims at helping Hong Kong and overseas manufacturers/ buyers to obtain the most updated information of China and international product regulations, and sharing the experience on cost-effective product certification. Moreover, the participants can also learn about the progress and the future development of the national regulations of the PRC related to the environmental issues in the electronics industry.

Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra - Honolulu Hawaii Special Concert

THE HONOLULU SYMPHONY PRESENTS THE GUANGZHOU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN AN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - The Honolulu Symphony joins Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and Governor HUANG Huahua of Guangdong Province of The People Republic of China in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Hawaii-Guangdong Sister State-Province relationship in a special concert.  Complete information Chinese/English in PDF format

WHAT:
Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
Long Yu, conductor
Lea Woods Friedman, soprano
Cui Zheng-rong, soprano

PROGRAM:
DVORAK, Moon Aria from “Rusalka”
YUNNAN BALLAD, Flowing Water by the River
MOZART, “Misera, dove son! Ah! Non son io che parlo,” K 369
PUCCINI, Waltz “Quando m’en vo” from Boheme
JIANG SU BALLAD, Jasmine
TCHAIKOVSKY, Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

WHEN: Tuesday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m. at the Blaisdell Concert Hall

TICKETS:$22, $30, $39, $47 and $60
Call Box Office at (808) 792-2000 or Ticketmaster at 1-877-750-4400. Or purchase in person at Symphony Box Office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Order online at www.honolulusymphony.com or at www.ticketmaster.com.20% discount available to seniors, students and military (in-person only).

HONOLULU – The Honolulu Symphony, along with the State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, announced today the presentation of a special concert by the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. The governor of Guangdong Province, one of China’s largest and most economically important provinces, will visit Hawaii October 11-13, 2005, with a mission of 70 officials and business people. Governor Huang Huahua was invited by Governor Lingle to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hawaii-Guangdong Sister State-Province relationship. This concert will be one of several events scheduled as part of the anniversary celebration.

Hawaii has long-established ties to Guangdong. A majority of Hawaii Chinese residents trace their ancestry to the province and Dr. Sun Yat-sen, regarded as the “Father of Modern China,” spent his formative years in the islands. He attended Iolani and Punahou Schools in the late 1900’s, and received financial support from Hawaii’s business community for his revolutionary activities.

Governor HUANG Huahua will fly to San Francisco to join Honorable Henry Tang, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SAR and more than 200 Companies and Representative from Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong for a full day business focus conference in San Francisco California on October 14, 2005.

Hong Kong - Guangdong Business Conference USA 2005 - San Francisco California

Hilton Hotel - 333 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94102

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 14, 2005 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Hong Kong - Guangdong Business Conference United States 2005, jointly organized by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the People's Government of Guangdong Province, is the first of its kind held in the United States.

The purpose of the conference is to give the US business community a better understanding of the current business climates of Hong Kong and Guangdong as well as their favorable investment environment. The Conference will highlight the achievements of the regional co-operation within the Greater Pearl River Delta (comprised of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao) and the Pan-Pearl River Delta (comprised of the nine mainland provinces including Guangdong and two special administrative regions including Hong Kong). The conference will also present the development prospects within these regions, with a goal of creating lucrative economic and trade relationships between the USA, Hong Kong, and Guangdong.

Admission is free, please RSVP with us by September 30, 2005.

The program will include:

1. Keynote speeches by Mr. Huang Huahua, Governor of Guangdong Province, and Mr Henry Tang, Financial Secretary of the Government of HKSAR;

2. A presentation by Guangdong Province of 150 major projects for business collaboration ranging from information technology, infrastructure, agriculture and biochemistry to environmental protection and transportation industires. In addition, a Hong Kong - Guangdong procurement catalog for US products with over 1,000 projects available investment will also be presented by individual cities;

3. A contract signing ceremony for major projects;

4. Industry-specific consultations, investment consultations, and business materials;

5. Dedicated session on the investment environment of Hong Kong.

Guangdong delegates will include leaders of provincial and municipal governments as well as economic administrative bodies, and top management of major businesses.
Tentative Agenda

9:00-10:00am - Registration

10:00am - Welcome and opening remarks by:
Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante
and Consul General of People's Republic of China- San Francisco

10:25am - Keynote Addresses
Mr. Huang Huahua, Governor of Guangdong Province
Mr. Henry Tang, Financial Secretary of the Government of HKSAR

11:00am - US Enterprises experience in Hong Kong and Guangdong

11:15am - Q & A Session

11:50am - Signing ceremony

12:15-1:30pm - Lunch

1:30-4:00pm - Networking and Match-Maker meetings "or" Hong Kong panel discussion

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling (808) 222-8183 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com 

Hong Kong Association of Northern California in cooperation with The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco Cordially invite you to a Cocktail Reception featuring The Honorable Henry Tang Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

Thursday, October 13, 2005 5:30pm – 7:30pm

The Bankers Club – Pacific Room ¨Bank of America Bldg ¨52nd Floor¨555 California Street ¨San Francisco

Principal Corporate member - Complimentary
Member - $25
Non-member and Guests - $35

About Mr. Henry Tang

Mr. Henry Tang is the Financial Secretary of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Working closely with the relevant policy secretaries, his primary duty is to oversee policy formulation and implementation in financial, monetary, economic, trade and employment matters. He is also responsible for preparing and presenting the Government Budget. As Financial Secretary, he is the Chairman of Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, which oversees the work of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Mr. Tang has a long and distinguished record of public service. He has been a member of the Executive Council since 1997. He served as a member of the Legislative Council for seven years from 1991 to 1998. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Tang was the Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology from 1 July 2002 to 3 August 2003. Before joining the Government, Mr. Tang was a leading industrialist in Hong Kong. He received the Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong in 1989 and was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1993. He served as the Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries between 1995 and 2001. He was also a Committee Member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and a Steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. In 2000, he received the Gold Bauhinia Star Award of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Mr. Tang holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Michigan, an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from the City University of Hong Kong. He is married with four children.

This will be Mr. Tang's first official visit to San Francisco since assuming the post of Financial Secretary. While he will be making his formal address at the Hong Kong-Guangdong Business Conference at the Hilton Hotel, San Francisco on October 14, 2005; he is also taking the opportunity to interface and mingle with HKANC members and guests to share some of his views on the economic prospects of Hong Kong as well.

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling (808) 222-8183 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com 

Splendor of China presented by The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii

Saturday October 8th & Sunday October 9th, 10am - 8pm & 10am - 5:00pm

The splendor of China is a Cultural Festival featuring something for everyone in the family. Come see, taste, and experience all that China has to offer.

General Admission: $2/person (children under 12-years old - FREE)

Location: Neal S Blaisdell Center

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling (808) 222-8183 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com 

Celebrating the Talent of the Middle Kingdom!

A VIP Gala – Celebrating the Talent of the Middle Kingdom – that will bring together the AAMA Board, our Members and Friends to celebrate another successful year in partnering to bridge the economies of the Silicon Valley and China.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara
4:30 - 6:30 Cocktail Recption
6:30 - 9:30 Gala Dinner

Our evening program feature include live entertainment by the Red Panda Acrobats, keynotes from media executives, and dinner by award-winning Chefs from the Asian American Chefs Association.

AAMA Connect 2005 offers a truly unique forum for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors to discuss key developments in China and U.S. technology markets. Join us to discuss with over 60 executive speakers from leading companies such as: Baidu, Yahoo!, Google, eBay, Alibaba, Sun Microsystems, Sequoia Capital, China Telecom US, JP Morgan and the most innovative companies in the semiconductor and consumer space.

To join us for the Gala Dinner,
register here for the AAMA Connect Conference:

and take advantage of our discount -
Only $149 for members and $299 for non-members
which includes the Full Conference and the Gala dinner!

Table Sponsorship:
$1,500/table for 10 people

Current Table Sponsors:
Cooley Godward, Cathay Bank, East West Bank

Contact AAMA Executive Director, Leilynne Lau
Cell: (415) 572-0421
Email: leilynne@aamasv.com 

Upcoming events this month (September 2005) in Shanghai, People Republic of China

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Shanghai Compensation and Benefits Study Results Presentation

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Structuring a Real Estate (Institutional) Investment Deal in Shanghai

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Membership Mixer

Sign up early to secure a seat.

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling (808) 222-8183 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com 

September 27, 2005

Fifth Annual Shanghai Government Appreciation Dinner

On September 27, 2005 AmCham Shanghai will be holding its Fifth Annual Shanghai Government Appreciation Dinner. Last year the dinner was attended by over 300 members and 60 key Government Officials including the Shanghai Vice Mayor and the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission.

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling (808) 222-8183 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com 

 

9/25/05 - 5th Annual Flavors of Technology
Don't miss this exciting networking event featuring an unbelievable array of food from Hawaii's top chefs and restaurants, and awards presentations to Hawaii's top technology companies and leaders.
Starts at 6pm
Sheraton Waikiki, Hawaii Ballroom
For more information: www.flavorsoftechnology.com
e-mail: promotions@pacificnews.net 
Phone: (808) 947-3101 or (808) 227-0988
Entertainment by: Nohelani Cypriano, Maila Gibson
Comedy by: Da Braddah's
Dress Code: Evening Attire

**HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Hollywood (China) Film Festival

Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation** is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the above event.

This is the first ever China film event held in the US and Canada on a significant scale. 11 highly acclaimed feature films from China have been nominated for the festival.

Very limited special tickets have been made available to HKSAF. For $150.00, you can participate in all of the following:

9/15/2005, Thursday, 6:30pm
Welcome Dinner at Mission 261 (includes dinner & performance)

9/16/2005, Friday, 6:00pm
Opening Ceremony at Writers Guild Theater (135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90211). Famous HK actors will attend this ceremony. Premiere seating will be available for HKSAF members and friends.

9/17/2005, Saturday
Enjoy all or any of the following 5 quality films nominated for the festival at the Edward Theater, Temple City:

9/17, Saturday, 2:30 pm
Breaking The Silence
Gong Li (Best Actress Winner, Hundred Flowers Award 2001)

9/18, Sunday, 2:30 pm
Lover’s Grief Over the Yellow River
Director: Feng Xiaoning, cast: Ning Jing, Paul Kersey, Wang Xinjun

9/21, Wednesday, 7:30 pm
Purple Sunset
Director: Feng Xiaoning, cast: Fu Dalong, Wang Xuewei

9/22, Thursday, 7:30 pm
Genghis Khan
Director: Sai Fu
Winner of the Best Director and Best Cinematography Awards at the 1998 Golden Roosters

9/24, Saturday, 2:30 pm
Comrades, Almost a Love Story
Director: Peter Chan, cast: Maggie Cheung, Leon Lai, Eric Tsang

To purchase tickets, please return completed form with check payable to HKSAF:

HKSAF - 511 E. Garvey Avenue, #228, Monterey Park, CA91755

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling (808) 222-8183 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com 

**HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

9/22/05 - HVCA Luncheon Featuring Hoku Scientific
Hoku Scientific CEO and Founder, Dustin Shindo, talks about his company's Recent IPO
11:30am - 1:30pm
Plaza Club - 20th Floor
Reservations Required.  Preference to HVCA and HTTA members.
Call Gail at 262-7329 to register or email windcon@hawaii.rr.com 
Costs: $29 HVCA, HTTA** Members, & UH Faculty; $39 for Non-Members; $25 for Students
No parking validations at Plaza Club.

**HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Upcoming events this month (September 2005) in Hong Kong SAR

September 7, 2005, Hong Kong
Leadership Dinner with
* Anson Chan, Former Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSARG
* Professor K M Cheng, Chair of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong
* Mark Clifford, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The Standard
* Edo de Waart, Artistic Director & Chief Conductor, HK Philharmonic Orchestra
* Christine Loh, CEO, Civic Exchange
* Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, Chief Executive, Hongkong Land
"Brand Hong Kong - Asia's World City"

September 9, 2005, Hong Kong
Marjorie Yang, Chairman, Esquel Group "Bringing Innovation to One of Hong Kong's Oldest Industries"

Sept 13, 2005 AmCham HK is pleased to present a Washington Update on Prospects for Chinese Investments in the US on September 13 (Tuesday), 8-9:30am at the American Club.  We're delighted that Dr Al Larson, the immediate past Under Secretary for Economic Affairs will be able to join Mr Nelson Cunningham and Mr David Marchick on the panel. In addition to Dr Larson's role at Covington, he is a Strategic Advisor & Director at the World Economic Forum and a Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Competitiveess Nelson and David worked on the Global Crossing sale to STT. Additionally, David worked on the IBM/ Lenovo deal. Both of them are very familiar with Exon Florio and the approval process for foreign investment in US companies. We thought this is a timely topic and one which our members will take away a lot of value from it.

September 14, 2005, Hong Kong
Philip Yang, Chairman, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; Christopher To, Secretary General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, together with Michael Moser, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and HKIAC Council Member "Arbitration in Hong Kong and China - New Developments and Future Trends"

Sep 20, 2005, Hong Kong
Saimond Ip, CEO, OnePort Ltd, Hong Kong's Digital Transportation Network "The Role of the Electronic Terminal Receipt"

Sep 21, 2005 Hong Kong
"Enforcement of Energy Contracts: Retrospective and Prospective"
Speakers:
David Renton, Baker Botts LLP
Bill Ruccius, CEO, Asia Power Solutions
Colin Tam, Chairman/ CEO, Meiya Power Co Ltd & Chair of AmCham Energy Committee
Matthias Voss, Allen & Overy, Shanghai Office
Panel Chair: David C. Buxbaum, Chairman, Rule of Law Forum
Moderator: Joel Laykin, President, Laykin Communications / Secretary General of
the IPPF

September 22, 2005, Hong Kong
William A. Ryback, Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority "Global Supervisory Standards and How Hong Kong Measures Up"

***

Honorable Representative Ed Case

CHINA AT THE CROSSROADS - “Implications for Hawaii, Our Country & the World”

Date: Monday September 12th 2005
Time: 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Waikiki

Agenda
* 11:30 am: Registration
* 12:00: Lunch & Introduction
* 12:45: Program
* 1:15 to 1:30: Q&A
* 1:30 pm: Adjournment

RSVP Deadline: September 8th, 2005.

Members : $30.00; Non-members: $35.00; At Door : $40.00

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling (808) 222-8183 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com 

**HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

September 1, 2005

Breakfast Forum: Changing Dynamics-The Future of Japan’s Employer-Employee Relationships

Time: 7:30 a.m. registration; 7:45 - 8:30 a.m. program
Where: The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort Street, Suite 2000
Parking: Municipal parking at Harbor Court; No validated parking at Pioneer Plaza
Cost: $15 members of sponsoring organizations, $20 non members
RSVP by August 24, 2005
For more information call PAAC at 944-7784 or email at paac@paachawaii.org

August , 2005

Upcoming events this month (August 2005) in Hong Kong SAR

August 4, 2005
Ophelia Tsang, Acting Director-General, Invest HK

August 4, 2005
David Keattch, OBE, CEO, Connect Communication Ltd - Speaking as a Leader Workshop

August 8, 2005, Hong Kong
Jack Keogh, MA, ABD, Vice President, Human Capital Strategy, Pricoa Relocation The Key to Your Success in the Global Economy: Leveraging the power of "Human Capital"

August 12, 2005, Hong Kong
Governor Haley Barbour, State of Mississippi - "American Politics and Policy"

August 22, 2005, Macau
Don Robinson, Group Managing Director, Hong Kong Disneyland The Magic of Hong Kong Disneyland

August 25, 2005, Hong Kong
Anthony Solimini, Managing Director, Sandler Sales Institute "Developing your Formula for Success"

August 26, 2005, Hong Kong
Dr. Andrew Freris, Chief Economist and Head of Fixed Income Research, Asia-Pacific, BNP Paribas "Asia Post the RMB Revaluation: The Non-Event of the Year?"

August 30, 2005, Hong Kong
Maria Chan, Vice President - Human Resources Management, Philips Semiconductors - Mobile Display Systems

August 30, 2005, Hong Kong
William O T Chow, Assistant Commissioner, Hong Kong Customs & Excise Department, HKSARG "Hong Kong Customs & Excise: At the Forefront in the Fight Against Intellectual Property Crime"

August 31, 2005, Hong Kong
* Christopher Law, Partner, Oval Partnership
* Markus Shaw, Chairman, World Wildlife Fund, Hong Kong
* Peter Gorer, AIA RIBA LEED AP, Facility Asset Strategie
"Hong Kong: Asia's World City? - Heritage and Conservation"

Upcoming events this month (August 2005) in Shanghai China

Thursday, August 04, 2005 Jing'an District Mayor on Development and Developing Opportunities

Monday, August 08, 2005 U.S. Congressional Leader Dennis Hastert on Relations with China

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 Avoiding the Pitfalls of Disruption: in Business and in Life

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 Challenges and Opportunities of Regional Headquarters in Shanghai

Thursday, August 18, 2005 Customs Workshop

Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling (808) 222-8183 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com 

China Power 2005 -- multiple industry sectors
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Beijing, China 8/10/2005 - 8/11/2005
Website: http://chp05.events.pennnet.com/ 
Contacts:
Mei Baochun, Beijing
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: (86-10) 8529-6655x836
baochun.mei@mail.doc.gov 
Mark Wells, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: (202) 482-0904
Mark.Wells@mail.doc.gov 
Denne Johnson, PennWell Corporation
Phone: 918-832-9264
DenneJ@pennwell.com 
Phone: 86-21-6279-7630*6226
Lisa.Tang@mail.doc.gov 
William Corfitzen, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0584
William.Corfitzen@mail.doc.gov 
Steve Orlick, Reed Exhibitions
Phone: 203-840-5402

August 30, 2005

Dinner in honor of Japanese Consul General Masatoshi Muto and Mrs. Muto

Where: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tapa Ballroom
Time: 5:30 p.m. No-host cocktails & Registration; 6:00 p.m. Program starts, 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Cost: $1000 Premier Table (10 guests; $60 per person
Parking: $ 4 with validation (Valet $ 8)
RSVP by Monday, August 22, 2005
Please call JASH at 524-4450

Thursday, August 18, 2005
Type: Logistics and Transportation Committee Event - Shanghai Custom Workshop
Venue: Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Address: Jin Mao Building, 88 Century Boulevard, Shanghai
Time: 08:00 to 12:00
Price: for Member: 250
for Non Member: 400

AmCham Shanghai Logistics and Transportation Committee is delighted to be hosting a Customs Workshop in conjunction with Shanghai Customs Authority. This event is part of our ongoing strategy for your committee to engage with Shanghai Customs on a regular basis.

Our guest speakers from Shanghai Customs include the Shanghai Customs Deputy Director General and three Division Directors,

Ms. Beifen Gu, Deputy Division Chief of Process and Trade
Ms. Xiaoyan Zhang, Deputy Division Chief of Legal Affairs
Mr. Yongyi Yang, Section Chief of Clearance

They will give presentations on topics including Customs Regulations, Electronic Clearance and Bonded Areas. These presentations will update you and your colleagues on the latest regulations and procedures that affect your business operations here in China.

Do you have a hard time dealing with Customs issues, understanding the latest regulations and getting your questions answered by the right person? If so, you should definitely attend this workshop!

The workshop is designed for mid-level management who deal with customs on a day-to-day basis and will cover everyday practical and tactical issues.

The presentations will be delivered in Mandarin and there will be an Interpreter available for the Q&A Discussion session.

Do not miss this great opportunity to learn from, and connect with, Shanghai Customs.

Agenda

08:00 Registration and Networking
08:20 Opening Remarks
08:25 Speech
11:15 Q&A
11:55 Conclusion
12:00 Optional Lunch

China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Members planning to attend must RSVP through our Honolulu office by calling (808) 222-8183 or info@hkchcc.org

2005 N. H. Paul Chung Memorial Lecture - Co-sponsored by Honolulu Star Bulletin, Alston Hunt Gloyd & Ing, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council* and The University of Colorado Center for International Business Education & Research

Fons Trompenaars, Ph.D.

How Eastern Values are Transforming Western Business Practices - Leveraging Cross-Cultural Competence for Business Performance?

Why the West plays to win (a finite game) while the East plays to learn (an infinite game)?

In 2004, Japan, China and Korea combined had a trade surplus of $200B while the U. S. had a trade deficit of $680B. Once the dominant economic power, the U. S. has been steadily losing ground to its Asian counterparts. How do these economies continue such extraordinary wealth?

Date: Friday - August 5, 2005
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Place: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tropics Showroom, Alii Tower, Honolulu Hawaii 96815
Cost: $38/person; $33 for Students
RSVP Deadline with Payment: Aug 1, 2005
Check payable: RCUH
Mail Payment: PAMI, 2404 Maile Way, A303, Honolulu Hawaii 96822, Ph: 808-956-8041

Call 808-222-8131 or email info@hkchcc.org  if you have further questions

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

The Friends of Hickam Cordially invites you and your family
To attend a welcoming reception for Colonel William J. Changose
15th Airlift Wing Commander Hickam Air Force Base
On Thursday, the twenty-eight of July, July 28, 2005
From six thirty to nine o’clock in the evening
Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu Hawaii 96815 USA

Bountiful pupus and beverages
Aquarium galleries open for touring
$20 Adults, $5 children

Respond by 21 July
Dress: Aloha attire
Ph. 521-4974, Fax 537-9382
Email: Cy_War@lava.net 

Tax Director, Kurt Kawafuchi on Act 215

THURSDAY, July 28th, 2005
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Plaza Club at 900 Fort Street Mall 20th Floor

Kurt Kawafuchi, Director of the Department of Taxation (DoTAX), will discuss the progress and promise of Act 221/215.

The 2004 legislative session resulted in a five-year extension to Act 221 now known as Act 215. The legislation also called for changes to the certification process for investors in Qualified High Technology Businesses (QHTB). Kawafuchi will discuss how the certification process went as well as review DoTAX guidelines on Act 215 and current data on how the program is helping build companies and create new jobs in Hawaii.

The meeting will also be an opportunity to meet DoTAX staff and provide some input on ways to improve the certification process. Other discussion items include administration guidance issues including a new TIR on the R&D tax credit. The Director is looking for input from industry to help his office prioritize Act 215 related initiatives. “This will be a great opportunity for attendees to interact with key Department of Taxation officials, said Bill Spencer, President of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association. Kurt has been incredibly open to input and has worked very hard to respond to industry needs and concerns, he said.

As director, Kurt is responsible for all aspects of tax administration including audits, collections, criminal tax investigations, legislation, administrative guidance, operations, taxpayer services, and research and planning.

Prior to his current appointment, Kurt supervised the Attorney General's Tax Division that represents the State in tax litigation in all federal and state trial and appellate courts, and acts as parens patriae supervising charities and nonprofits in Hawaii. Prior to November 1999, Kurt practiced law at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, and focused his practice on tax law, international and domestic business and estate planning, and representing clients in civil and criminal tax controversies and litigation. From 1986-1992, Kurt was a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, Washington, D.C., and represented the IRS in the federal and state courts in Hawaii and California.

Kurt is licensed as an attorney and C.P.A. in Hawaii and California. He is a Certified Tax Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Kurt has served as Chairs of the HSBA Tax Section and the HSCPA Tax Committee. In 1987, Kurt received his Masters in Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

This event is expected to be heavily attended. Reservations are required and preference will be given to members of HTTA, HVCA, and HTDC. Reserve by Wednesday, July 27th but it is suggested to reserve early, as seating is limited!

THURSDAY, July 28th, 2005
Call Gail at 262-7329 or email your RSVP to windcon@hawaii.rr.com
Time: 11:30 a.m. Registration & Networking; 12:00 pm. Lunch and Program; 1:30 Adjourn
Place: Plaza Club at 900 Fort Street Mall  20th Floor
Cost: $25 HVCA, HTTA Members, HTDC Tenants & UH Faculty; $35 for Non-Members; $20 for Students
Parking: No parking validations at Plaza Club, Park at Harbor Court Public Parking, First Hawaiian or Alii Place

The Pacific and Asian Affairs Council*, East-West Center, and Friends of the East-West Center invite you to attend our next evening panel discussion:

REINVENTING NATIONALISMS

A new generation of Asians and their changing views on China, Japan, and Korea

When: July 28, 2005 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: E&O T Trading rading Co., Ward Centre, 2nd Floor
Cost: Pupus will be served. $20 for members of sponsoring organizations, and $25 for nonmembers (All no-shows will be billed)
RSVP: July 20, 2005

For more information, please contact 944-7784

Mahalo,
Tandy Awaya
Higher Education and Community Relations Coordinator
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council
1601 East-West Road, 4th Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601
(808) 944-7784

You may also call our office at 808-222-8183 or by email to info@hkchcc.org is you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Upcoming events this month (July 2005) in Shanghai China

Monday, July 11, 2005 China at the Financial Crossroads
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 China's New Opening: Chinese Companies Going Global
Thursday, July 21, 2005 International Chamber Mixer
Thursday, July 28, 2005 From Road Shows to Cash Flows: Raising Capital

Upcoming events this month (July 2005) in Hong Kong SAR

Jul 04, 2005 - Fern Ngai, Head of Technology Management, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd Corporate Social Responsibility: Living with HIV - Why It Is Your Business!

Jul 22, 2005 - The Hon John C Tsang, JP, Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology Protecting Creativity and Innovation in Hong Kong - HKSAR Government's Vision

Jul 22, 2005 - Digital Photography Workshop

July 29, 2005
Golf Outing at Deep Way Bay 3 Hong Kong

July 30, 2005
Bringing young professionals face to face with industry leaders


Contact our office if are planning to attend by calling (808) 222-8183 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Mandarin Class- Summer 2005 session of the annual Beijing Yew Chung International Summer School for the study of Putonghua Mandarin Chinese to be held from July 3 - July 24 for students aged 8-18.

This is a unique and cultural experience which focuses on speaking and listening comprehension of Putonghua Mandarin Chinese in a combination of language lessons, supporting practical activities, arts and cultural studies, and excursions to significant sites in the history of China. Students will not only acquire new language skills but also have the opportunity to choose in-depth study of a Chinese musical instrument, martial arts, Chinese folk customs, calligraphy, brush painting, dance, amongst others.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO SPEAK CHINESE TO ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. All students will be placed according to ability, from complete beginners to intermediate and advanced speakers of Chinese. Students will be grouped with peers of equal ability. Over the years, students have come from England, France, Spain, Australia, the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

This year, our most popular 3-week program (July 3 - July 24) will include a five-day "Summer Adventure in Xi'an" in Shaanxi Province, where students will discover the ancient Chinese capital city Xi'an. Xi'an is home to the Qin Terracotta Warriors, considered to be one of the greatest archeological excavations of the 20th century. An alternative to this program is our shorter 2-week program from July 3 - 17, where students will take in just the historic sites of Beijing.

I would be very grateful to you if you could share this information with your parents group or students that may be interested. If you are interested, I can send you some posters, brochures and promotional VCD material can be distributed for more details. Similarly, information on our program can be found on our website at this link: www.ycef.com/summerschool. Our promotional video can also be viewed online at: mms://218.188.16.132/summerschool

Please contact Anthony Dang, Project Manager, Yew Chung International School, International Education Services Division, 10 Somerset Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, Tel: +(852) 2926-7105, Fax: +(852) 2361-7004, Direct email: anthonyd@ycef.com, Summer School email: SummerinBeijing@ycef.com, School website: www.ycef.com

Business Standing for Business - Governor's Mahalo to Small Business On Tuesday, June 28th

A special small business networking forum organized by Small Business Hawaii** (SBH), "Business Standing for Business," will be held Tuesday, June 28, at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki, 10 am to 2 pm.

A forum of top state officials who deal with business issues, and luncheon with the Governor who wants to thank SBH and other small business organization members for their strong support of her pro business legislative initiatives are featured.

Another purpose of the event is to build a stronger business coalition with organizations who stood tall (NFIB, RMH, ECC, HRA, HAR, GRIH, LPH, etc.)-and consistent-against tax increases, more employer mandates (e.g., minimum wage hike), and unreasonable regulations. This contrasts with the Chamber of Commerce of
Hawaii who did not represent business fairly or well.

A panel (10:30-noon) to answer your questions about your business will include Administration leaders, Nelson Befitel, Department of Labor & Industrial Relations; Ted Liu, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, and Mark Recktenwald, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. These most important agencies dealing with your business will talk with you!

At noon, enjoy a luncheon and keynote of appreciation by Governor Linda Lingle. She won't pull any punches and will tell it like it is to SBH and the organizations that are consistent, committed, and concerned about our business.

Event sponsors will be recognized. Want to be a sponsor? contact Malia at 306-3161.
For questions or more information, call Sam Slom at 396-1724 or 349-5438.

Free business exhibit area too for your organization and members!

Cost is $50 for SBH and coalition group member organizations, their members and their guests (in advance); $65 for non-members, and at the door, if space is available. Fill out the reservation form below and send it in to SBH with your payment today. (Email: SBH@lava.net).

Reservations made in order received . No tickets mailed - pick up at registration desk June 28. Your guests are welcome at member price. Refunds until June 27.

Advanced Paid Reservations Required by June 24. Complete Business Forum, Luncheon and Validated Parking (Hale Koa Garage).

Name____________________________________________________________________

Firm Name _______________________________________

Phone __________________ Fax _________________ Email ___________________@___________________

Address______________________________________________ City/Zip ___________________________

My Guest(s)________________________________________________________________

(Firm) _____________________________________________________________________

Enclosed is my check for* $__________, for _______ (number) people @ $50 per coalition group member* and their guest(s) who pay in advance.*

Clip and mail with a check to "SBH" to: Small Business Hawaii, 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy. #212, Honolulu, HI 96825

*The charge is $65 for non-members, and at the door, provided space is available.

President S B H, Samuel M. Slom
6600 Kalanianaole Highway, Suite 212, Honolulu, HI 96825
PH (808) 396-1724 Cell: (808) 349-5438 FAX (808) 396-1726
E: SBH@lava.net  WEB: www.smallbusinesshawaii.com

**HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

June 8 - 19, 2005 - TIM International Inc and UH School of TIM will be visiting our Alumni and Friends in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

The delegates are University of Hawaii Interim President David McClain, Dean Walter Jaimerson, Dean Emeritus Chuck Y Gee, TIM International President Ren Hirose, Director Lois Sismar, Director/Treasurer/Past President Johnson Choi. It will be a 4 cities 12 days swing focus on business and reconnecting with our Alumni (UHAA & UH TIM) and Friends there (Special Appearances by Governor Linda Lingle in Shanghai and Beijing)

Sign up at http://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/UHF/eventcal/eventcal.cgi

June 11, 2005 Shanghai Breakfast: Alumni, Friends and Affiliates of the University of Hawai'i

June 12, 2005 Beijing Reception: Alumni, Friends, and Affiliates of the University of Hawai'i

June 17, 2005 University of Hawai'i Alumni, Friends, and Affiliates Reception in Hong Kong

Pacific Basin Economic Council** (PBEC) has chosen Hong Kong to be the site of its 38th International General Meeting (IGM). This business conference, scheduled for June 13-14

Registration Info

As a reflection of the central role of China and Hong Kong to the global economy, the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) has chosen Hong Kong to be the site of its 38th International General Meeting (IGM). This business conference, scheduled for June 13-14, will explore the fact that global economic growth is being driven by engines in the Pacific Basin, including the new engine of China. This IGM is titled: 'Pacific Basin: Setting the Pace for the Global Economy.'

Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia (Malaysia), will honor the conference by delivering a distinguished keynote address at the IGM.

Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (International Organization), will deliver a major WTO 10th Anniversary Address at the Opening Plenary on June 13.

The conference is pleased to announce that General Colin L Powell, US Army (Ret.), Former United States Secretary of State (USA), will be a special luncheon speaker at the IGM on June 14. He will be making his first visit to Asia since leaving office in January.

In addition, top CEOs, senior business executives and advocates, including Sir John Bond, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc. (UK) and Mr Liu Chuanzhi, President of Legend Holdings Ltd (China) from around the world will address the conference.

Message from David Eldon
Chairman, Pacific Basin Economic Council

PBEC was established in 1967 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. It is the region's oldest international business organization, representing approximately 1,000 companies in 20 economies throughout the Pacific Region. It serves as a key platform from which regional executives can create business relationships, encourage increased trade and investment, support open markets to lower trade barriers, and address emerging issues.

Each year, PBEC's IGM brings together more than 500 business leaders, government ministers, and heads of state from around the Pacific. The theme for this year's IGM is 'Pacific Basin: Setting the Pace for the Global Economy'. We will be exploring the growing contributions of Pacific Basin economies as engines for global growth. Specific topics to be discussed include: 'Challenges for the Global Economy'; 'Future of WTO'; 'Terrorism as a Global Threat'; and 'Latest Developments of Japan and Latin America'. Deliberations at this important business gathering will also help provide input to the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial Conference, which is being held in late 2005.

Given the excellent program which has been planned and the business and government leaders who have been invited as speakers, I am confident this IGM will be a very worthwhile event. I also look forward to seeing you in June.

Yours sincerely,

David Eldon
Chairman
Pacific Basin Economic Council

**HKCHcc in Collaboration with Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

"Hawaii's China Connection" scheduled on Sundays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2005 at 4:00pm

Episode 1 (Rainbow State) - Sunday, 4:00pm, May 1, 2005

Episode 2 (Surfing in Paradise) - Sunday, 4:00pm, May 8, 2005

Episode 3 (Oriental Connection) - Sunday, 4:00pm, May 15, 2005

Episode 4 (Paradise by the Ocean) - Sunday, 4:00pm, May 22, 2005

** The Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts Presents: Sandalwood Sojourns featuring the Phoenix Dance Chamber on May 15, 2005

The Phoenix Dance Chamber, an internationally recognized and award-winning Chinese dance company will be featured in a dance concert, “Sandalwood Sojourns” on May 15, 2005, 4:30 pm, at the Hawaii Theatre. Sponsored by the Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts, “Sandalwood Sojourns” will present glimpses into the evolution of Chinese dance in Hawai’i. For the first time on a Hawai’i stage, the Phoenix Dance Chamber will interweave history, art, music and dance to tell the captivating story from first contact to contemporary fusions. In a special non-comedic appearance, Frank DeLima will join the Phoenix Dance Chamber company members in this “must see” performance for the whole family. Tickets priced at $27, $22 and $17 can be purchased at the Hawaii Theatre Box Office at 1130 Bethel Street, Tuesday-Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM, charged by phone at (808) 528-0506 or online at www.hawaiitheatre.com. Ticket prices include a $2 restoration fee for the theatre.

The Phoenix Dance Chamber, founded in 1989 under the tutelage of Professor Liu Youlan of the Beijing Dance Academy, is a part of the Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts. Specializing in Chinese folk and modern dances, the Phoenix Dance Chamber is the first Chinese dance group from Hawai’i to tour internationally and win acclaim at several Chinese dance competitions. The company’s systematic training curriculum includes cultural exchanges and dance training tours to China and Hong Kong. These unique opportunities provide Phoenix Dance Chamber students with experiences that inspire their efforts to foster and develop Chinese dance in Hawai’i and the rest of the world. For further information on concert details, call Concert Chairperson, Leon Letoto at 955-0640. You may also contact Johnson Choi at (808) 222-8183 or info@hkchcc.org if you have further questions.

**"Photo by Carl Hefner"

 

Forum on World Trade in Services - June 9th-10th Shanghai International Convention Center

The Ministry of Commerce and Shanghai Municipal Government are hosting a conference on the WTO negotiations trade in services under the Doha round. The conference presents an excellent opportunity for U.S. service companies to voice their concerns. Speakers slated to appear include Vice Premier Wu Yi, Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai, and Director-General of the WTO Supachai Panitchpakdi.


The Organizing Committee of the Forum
Chairman: Mr.Bo Xilai,Minister of Commerce of PRC
Mr.Han Zheng,Mayor of Shanghai
Conveners: Shanghai SMERT
Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Center

June 9th-10th Shanghai International Convention Center

(Forum Website) http://www.sccwto.net:7001/wto/smlt/english/index.htm 

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 (5:15 -7:15 p.m.)
CASE STUDY #5: KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS BISHOP ESTATE
Presented by JACK WONG, ESQ., et al.
Developing Hawaii’s largest trust into a tech-oriented company.

UH PACIFIC NEW MEDIA DOWNTOWN FACILITIES
LOWER LEVEL OF PIONEER PLAZA; TUITION $20
For information email pnm@hawaii.edu or phone (808) 956-8244

May 9 - 10 - Pollution Prevention & Energy Efficiency Conference, Hong Kong

US Commercial Service would like to let you know that this office, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Productivity Council, is organizing the subject conference on May 9-10 at the Excelsior Hotel. I believe the conference will present some outstanding business opportunities for your company. Following is a brief background in bullets:

1. In light of the deteriorating environment and air quality in the Pearl River Delta, the Asian development Bank (ADB) has set aside a lump sum of money to guarantee commercial banks' environmental loans to SMEs/factories in the region.

2. The loans are intended for environmental/energy efficiency system installation & upgrade.

3. With the ADB guarantee, commercial banks’ environmental loan to SMEs/factories will be risk free. That implies interest rate will be lower and more commercial banks are willing to engage in environmental lending.

4. With this financial arrangement, SMEs/factories will NOT need any upfront capital investment to finance environmental/energy efficiency systems

5. With the environmental/energy efficiency systems in place, factories will become more productive: reduction in raw material cost, reduction in electricity consumption, reduction of toxic materials discharge, and a general improvement in the factory environment. The air quality and environment in the Pearl River Delta will improve as a result.

6. It's now time for SME/factory owners to act because more than ever, the Mainland Government is actively reinforcing its stringent environmental policy.

You can also download information from our web site to send to your database:

http://www.buyusa.gov/hongkong/en/newprofitsinprd.html

East-West Fest 2005 on Sunday, April 24th, 1:00pm at the East West Center

The East-West Fest is an opportunity for EWC students to show their appreciation to the host Hawaii community by sharing their cultures and solidarity toward resolution of regional issues. This year's Fest will feature cultural sharing through performances of song dances, and fashions from countries throughout Asia and the Pacific, sale of International foods, displays, interactive exhibits, games and more. Dancing to the rhythm of solidarity, Fest attendees will feel like they are traveling to the various regions -- starting from Hawaii and traveling through Pacific Islands-South Asia-South East Asia-East Asia and back to Hawaii. Additionally, the Fest will also feature a presentation and panel discussion of plans for post-tsunami recovery and a tsunami relief fund donation booth. We hope that you will come and enjoy the day with us.

The East-West Center Participants Association cordially invites you to the opening ceremony of the 2005 East-West Fest: "Beyond Nationalities: Dancing to the Rhythm of Solidarity" on Sunday, April 24th, 2005 at 1.00 p.m. at the East-West Center Hawaii Imin International Conference Center at Jefferson Hall 1777 East-West Road. Admission is free and U.H. Parking is $3.00. If you have need more information or questions, please contact Irwansyah at 944-7964 or email at eastwestfest2005@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2005, 11:30am - 1:30pm

World Report: A Dangerous Year for Journalism...and Some Good News" Presented by Chris Conybeare at Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma St, Honolulu HI 96813

Cost: $20/person, RSVP Deadline April 15, 2005, Friday

Please contact HKCHcc at (808) 524-5738 or email info@hkchcc.org if you have further questions.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Small Business: Experience the Power Expo Award Luncheon at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

Cost: $35/person or $350 for a reserved table, RSVP Deadline April 15, 2005, Friday

Please contact HKCHcc at (808) 524-5738 or email info@hkchcc.org if you have further questions.

"Hawaii's China Connection" Series on April 16, 2005, 2:00 - 4:30pm at the Jefferson Hall, East West Center  co-Sponsored by:

Chinese Students & Scholars at University of Hawaii
China Club
China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce
Hawai'i Mainland China Overseas Association
U. S. China People Friendship Association

夏威夷之中国情结系列活动 - <夏威夷之中国情结> <Hawaii’s China Connection>系列活动

Speakers:

2:00PM-2:10PM

Opening remarks, introduction of sponsoring organizations and speakers - Mr.  Xiaobin Lin (Mandarin)

2:10PM-2:25PM
Speaker: Ms. Frances Goo
, President, Guardian Escrow (English)
Affiliation: U. S. China People Friendship Association
Topic: Human resource in private companies

2:25PM-2:40PM
Speaker: M
s. Kate Zhou, Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawaii (Mandarin)
Affiliation: Hawaii Mainland China Overseas Association
Topic: Teaching job in the U.S.A.

2:40PM-2:55PM
Speaker:
Mr. Karl Chang (Mandarin)
Topic: IT job in the U.S.A.

2:55PM-3:10PM

Break : Coffee&Sweet

3:10PM-3:30PM
Speaker: Mr.
Bin Li, Attorney at Law (Mandarin)
Topic: How to apply the H-1B visa and the green card?

3:30PM-3:45PM
Speaker: Mr. Johnson Choi
, MBA, RFC, President of China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (English)
Affiliation: China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce
Topic: Hawaii, Inc

3:45PM-4:00PM
Speaker: M
s. Wei Lum, CPA (Mandarin)
Affiliation: China Club
Topic: Professionalism in Your Career

4:00PM-4:15PM
Speaker:
Mr. Tianlong Jiao, Ph.D.
Affiliation: China Club
Topic:
Developing a career in American Museums: a Personal Experience

4:15 PM-4:30PM
Speaker: Mr.
Bin Wang: Professor on meteorology at the University of Hawaii (Mandarin)
Topic: Experience in life
 

Please contact HKCHcc at (808) 524-5738 or email info@hkchcc.org if you have further questions.

Business Matching Service
@International ICT Expo 2005
14-17 April 2005, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

About the ICT Expo

Hong Kong is Asia's Information and Communications Technology centre for hundreds of overseas firms. Its regional appeal is underpinned by Hong Kong's world-leading infrastructure and business services, a skilled and creative local ICT sector, and its unique economic relationship with the Chinese mainland.

The International ICT Expo has positioned itself as a 100% B2B event where industry players can identify business partners. SMEs, manufacturers and traders, chain & department stores, government departments, universities and sourcing platform for educational institutions, and service companies such as financial & insurance, property management, public utilities, professional services and consultants can see wide selections of latest IT solutions and technologies that meet their business requirements and support their new operational needs.


Creating Business Solution and Partnership

A complimentary "Business Matching Service" will be introduced in the International ICT Expo with a view to help identify your right partners or solution providers prior to your trip. Scopes of Service include:

- General IT consultancy
- Linux Applications
- e-Business solutions
- Mobile & wireless solutions
- IT security & risk management
- Enterprise resources planning
- Internet Services
- Office automation
- e-Logistics/Supply chain management/Retail Technology

Looking for business solution?
If your company is in need of an IT solution, the "Business Matching Service" is the right platform for you.

Seeking for partnership?

Under the conclusion of CEPA (Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement) between Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, about 90% of Hong Kong's domestic exports to the Chinese mainland will enjoy zero tariff. CEPA. For details, please visit http://tdctrade.com/econforum/tdc/tdc031002.htm. This "Business Matching Service" will help search your ideal partners in Hong Kong in advance.

Do register today by completing and returning us the attached form. The acceptance of the appointments are based on first-come, first-served. Should you have any enquiry, please feel free to contact Miss Alice Wong of HKTDC at 852-2240-4935 or alice.yk.wong@tdc.org.hk

Visit the show with our Hotel Sponsorship of up to HK$1800/US230. Click below for registration and information.

 

Exhibitions Department
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Unit 13, Expo Galleria,
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre,
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
E-mail: exhibitions@tdc.org.hk


 

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 (5:15 -7:15 p.m.)
CASE STUDY #4: PIPELINE FX, LLC.
Presented by CEO BILL SPENCER, et al.
Commercializing a graphic arts talent and intellectual property company.

UH PACIFIC NEW MEDIA DOWNTOWN FACILITIES
LOWER LEVEL OF PIONEER PLAZA; TUITION $20
For information email pnm@hawaii.edu or phone (808) 956-8244

18th Annual Executive Conference on Asia Trade and Investment
ASIA/PACIFIC BUSINESS OUTLOOK 2005
Thursday and Friday - April 7th & 8th, 2005
University of Southern California - Davidson Conference Center

This conference gives you unparalleled opportunities to network with expert U.S. executives and trade officials!
USC's Asia/Pacific Business Outlook 2005 is the nation's premier event for executives and entrepreneurs interested in maximizing trade and investment in the Asia/Pacific region.

Meet one-on-one with senior American executives returned from their Asia posts to advise you! Network with over 400 business peers, and 40 conference speakers and government trade specialists.

Over 6,000 participants have learned the in's and out's of effective Asia market penetration at past conferences!
Tailor your own conference! Choose from 40 country-focused and topical seminars and workshops in two days.

This is your opportunity to Get practical solutions to your logistics, marketing, financing, and strategy issues
Get the latest on trade and investment in: China, Korea, India, Japan, Mexico
Find out about U.S. government and private financing and business development programs
Acquire knowledge relevant to the SME as well as to the large enterprise
Build your Asia based network; APBO 2005 provides you with the contacts and the valuable information you need in one place, at one time

Thanks to our Conference Sponsors, this is an exceptional low cost, high return opportunity.
$375 (early bird by March 25, 2005); $475 (after March 25)

Registration/Information SPECIAL for 2005! Pre-conference workshops
http://www.apbo2005.com/ Global BioBusiness Alliances/Entertainment/Media/Gaming in Asia
iep@usc.edu 213-740-7130 Mexican Business Best Practices

Asia/Pacific Business Outlook 2005 Sponsors are Marshall School of Business, CIBEAR; LAEDC; Korean Air; The Trade Bank HSBC; U.S. Department of Commerce; U.S. Department of Interior; Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office; AsiaGloblal, LLC; Soft Landing Korea; Mercer Management Consulting; Diana Rowland & Associates

Produced by the Center for Global Business Excellence (C-Globe), Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

TECHIE'S DAY CONCLUDES WITH MCCLAIN PRESENTATION AT CYBERPIZZA

Presentation by: David McClain
Interim President, University of Hawaii System
"The Future"
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
Doors open at 5:45pm; program begins at 6:00pm
Marine Science Auditorium Room114 -- UH Manoa Campus

We are pleased to have David McClain, Interim President, University of Hawaii System as our speaker as we conclude Techies Day 2005. This is a day when tech professionals volunteer their time, talent and skills to encourage students in grades K-12 to learn more about careers in technology, and urge students to pay attention to their studies, and let them know that there are opportunities right here in Hawaii for exciting careers.

David McClain was named interim president by the Board of Regents effective Aug. 15, 2004. The president is the chief executive officer of the UH System, providing leadership and vision for a higher education institution of career and technical through postdoctoral learning.

Sign up and receive free parking by sending an email with your full name and phone number, before noon on Tuesday, to Courtney Brown (Courtney@hula.net).

For questions call Eran Agmon at 831-0600 or Courtney Brown at 780-9000
$6 per person for pizza & drinks.
Parking is free if you register by noon on Tuesday by sending an email with your name and phone number to Courtney@hula.net.

"Creating Licensing Industries in Hawaii: How to Transform Creativity Into Profits"

The theme of our Conference is "Creating Licensing Industries in Hawaii: How to Transform Creativity Into Profits". HTDC is the primary sponsor, and co-sponsors include the Intellectual Property & Technology Law (IPTL) Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association, Enterprise Honolulu, HTTA, Think Tech and HI-Beam. Pacific News Network is producing the event. The conference will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel on Friday, April 1, 2005. Besides technology licensing, the conference will also cover how Hawaii's creative communities in music, digital media, photography, and arts & culture can expand their businesses through licensing to national distribution and marketing companies to sell merchandise products into U.S. Mainland and global markets (Conference agenda attached).

We have invited Larry Udell, Founder and Director of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society, and Jim Fergason, Inductee to the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Inventor of the LCD Display, to speak about commercializing technology from Hawaii through licensing. Our keynote speaker is Andrea Hein, recent past President of Viacom Consumer Products Division of Viacom Entertainment Group (which includes Paramount Pictures), who will speak on how to develop a media-based merchandising and licensing industry in Hawaii.

The Conference will include a Technology & Media-Based Licensing Expo for Hawaii companies engaged in IP licensing, as well as for resource providers and support organizations for IP licensing. Please consider whether you might want to take an exhibitor's booth for HKCHCC to present its services in linking Hawaii companies to potential licensees in HK and other Asia. The Exhibitor's fee is only $350 for an Early Bird registration before Feb. 28, and includes a complimentary pass to all of the Conference presentations and lunch ($150 value). Please feel free to circulate the Conference agenda file to any other persons you think might be interested in attending or exhibiting at the Conference.

Date: April 1, 2005
Place: Ala Moana Hotel
Cost: $150 by Feb 28th; $200 by March 31st; $225 on site registration
Exhibitor: $350 by Feb 28th; $500 by March 25th
For Further Info: PacificNews.Net, P.O. Box 31021,Honolulu,Hawaii 96820,Tel: (808) 947-3101
Click here to download complete registration information in Microsoft Word Format

CHINALIGHT 2005 -- multiple industry sectors
Location/Date: Beijing, China 3/8/2005 - 3/10/2005
Contacts:
Lisa Huot, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-2796
Lisa_Huot@ita.doc.gov
Marinda Luk, American International Exhibition Co., Ltd.
Phone: 510-739-0088
mluk@aiexhibition.com

U.S. Microelectronics Trade Mission to China -- multiple industry sectors
Location/Date: Shanghai, China 3/14/2005 - 3/17/2005
Contacts:
Marlene Ruffin, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0570
Marlene_Ruffin@ita.doc.gov

SEMICON China 2005 -- multiple industry sectors
Location/Date: Shanghai, China 3/17/2005 - 3/19/2005
Contacts:
Darrel Ching, Shanghai
Commercial Officer
Phone: 86-21-6279-7630
Darrel.Ching@mail.doc.gov
Lisa Tang, Shanghai
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 86-21-6279-7630*6226
Lisa.Tang@mail.doc.gov

China (Guangzhou) International Golf Show 2005 -- Sporting Goods/Recreational Eq.
Location/Date: Guangzhou, China 3/31/2005 - 4/2/2005
Contacts:
Diana Liu, Guangzhou
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 86-20 8667-4011 ext.32
diana.liu@mail.doc.gov
Winne Wong, Committee of China Guangzhou International Golf Show 2005
Phone: (86 20) 3623-5993
winnie@chinagolfshow.com

Major league lineup at Hong Kong FILMART
For buyers, there is no better place to be than Hong Kong from March 22-24, 2005, as global heavyweights from the entertainment industry gather here for FILMART 2005. Countries around the world will be setting up their national pavilions including Chinese mainland, United States, France, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Spain, South Korea and India.

FILMART 2005 is where you will meet old friends and make new ones. UNIFRANCE, UK Film Council and Japan's Pony Canyon Inc. will make their debuts at FILMART as exhibitors this year. Other FILMART regulars include Japan's Toei Company Ltd., KOFIC (Korean Film Council), JFMA (Japan Film Makers Association), FINAS (National Film Development Corp, Malaysia) and Federation of National Film Association Thailand.

You will also find exciting action right next door at the Digital Entertainment Pavilion where you will meet overseas participants from the Animation Council of the Philippines and Singapore's Animators Connection, just to name a few.

Free Admission for Buyers
The admission fee of HK$2,000 (US$260) will be waived for buyers who pre-register before March 13, 2005.

FILMART has also arranged for other visitor support services to make your stay hassle free including value-for-money hotel rates and mobile phone rental.

Buyer registration
Hotel rates

Tuesday, March 15, 2005 (5:15 -7:15 p.m.)
CASE STUDY #3: OCEANIT, INC.
Presented by CEO PAT SULLIVAN, et al.
Organizing, developing and spinning off medical and scientific subsidiaries.

UH PACIFIC NEW MEDIA DOWNTOWN FACILITIES
LOWER LEVEL OF PIONEER PLAZA; TUITION $20
For information email pnm@hawaii.edu or phone (808) 956-8244

"DO EXCISE TAXES & BUREAUCRACY"

HARM HAWAII’S ECONOMY? YOU BET!

LOWELL KALAPA - PRESIDENT OF THE TAX FOUNDATION OF HAWAII

8 AM, SATURDAY, MAR. 5, 2005
KUAPA ISLE CLUBHOUSE
From Kalanianaole, turn mauka on Hawaii Kai Dr., then right on Opihikao to end.
Questions? 395-3765, 395-3940
COFFEE/DO-NUTS AND YOU! BE THERE

HongKong-SV.com** Cordially invites you to a special dinner program featuring

Dr. Robert Yang, CEO of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) to Present “Applied Research Developments in Hong Kong Shedding Lights – Emerging into a Regional Hub”

on Friday, March 4, 2005 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Santa Clara Hilton, 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA

Hong Kong will focus on technology development. In recent years, the Hong Kong Government has committed to supporting the new technologies in Hong Kong and has a series of programs to promote local research and development activities. And with 60,000-plus Hong Kong related enterprises in the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong is emerging as the region’s research hub for technology development.

Dr. Robert Yang, CEO of the Hong Kong Government funded Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) will be in Silicon Valley in early March. He and his team will appear in a dinner function organized by the HongKong-SV.com and talk about the most recent developments in the applied research field in Hong Kong. ASTRI intends to leverage on Hong Kong’s unique environment and human resources advantages to build the world-class research teams. Bay Area companies can also learn more about opportunities arising from co-operation with the Hong Kong R&D field.

Dr. Yang had worked in a number of research and management positions in commercial organizations in the United States. Before joining ASTRI as its CEO in May 2004, he was the Executive Vice President of the Industrial Technology Research Institute at Taiwan and the General Director of the Institute’s Nanotechnology Research Centre. Dr Yang was the founder and now serving as a Managing Director of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) R&D Leaders Forum, which is a region-wide network that connects R&D executives in public and private sectors worldwide.

As space is limited, we appreciate if you could register with Joanne Wat at jwat@ropers.com before March 1, 2005.

This program is supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco**

**HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

  ASIAN CORPORATE BRIEFING SERIES

Political Developments in Greater China: Short and Long Term Implications for Business

T. L. Tsim - Political and Economic Analyst
John S. Wadsworth, Jr., moderator
Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley

Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 8:00 am
Banker’s Club Golden Gate Room, Bank of America Building, 52nd Floor, 555 California Street, San Francisco

Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, February 21, 2005.

O I will not attend breakfast
O I will attend breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am
________ $35 member ________ $45 non-member
To: Facsimile: (415) 421-2465 or mail form and payment to Asia Society Northern California
500 Washington Street, Suite 350, San Francisco 94111
Name: _________________________________________________________
Title: ________________________________________________________
Company: ______________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________
Telephone: ______________ Fax:______________
E-mail:_____________________________
Visa/MC/Amex Acc.______________________________Exp. Date:______
Signature _________________________________________________

Invitation is non-transferable. Cancellations must be received by February 21, 2005 for a refund.


 

Xin Nian Kauile! Gung Hee Fat Choy! The Year of the Rooster 2005

Doug Ross Communications is proud to announce that the history documentary, "Hawaii's Chinatown" will premiere on PBS Hawaii- KHET Channel 11, February 17, 2005 at 8PM on the new Pacific Showcase program.

Also during the Chinese New Year's Celebration beginning Feb. 9th, the program with repeatable cablecasts is shown on Oceanic Premium Service Channel 699 - The Chinese Channel. Two 1:00 minute commercials (Mandarin and Cantonese) advertise its airing as well as offer a DVD copy for purchase at the Chinese Communications Broadcasting Inc. studio office located at the Chinese Cultural Center at 100 Beretania Street #206.

The Website www.chinatownhi.com (Honolulu's Chinatown) and selected merchants within Chinatown will also offer the DVD.

PRODUCTION NOTE
I first visited Chinatown when I worked for the City & County of Honolulu in the '90s and met people with interesting stories that needed to be told. During those days, a documentary I produced was based on the renovation that had begun creating new housing and business opportunities for recent immigrants. Everywhere I looked I found the story of the original Chinese immigrants from 100 years previous and decided a historical narrative should be produced for the current generation who may not know of Chinatown's past.

It is odd that after spending over a year researching, writing, interviewing and shooting the project, I wound up the following year editing the project while working in the Middle East. Unfortunately my original B-roll was stolen along with half my luggage upon entering Saudi Arabia so I hired an old colleague back in Hawaii to specifically shoot a list I emailed him. He then gave the tapes to my wife before she traveled to the Kingdom by way of China. It's been a world production. The lessons here are that most documentaries are labors of love so don't quit you day job.

Confucius said, "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." is applicable
here in that we can learn from the original Chinese sojourners. The lessons of courage, perseverance and preservation of one's culture are displayed by the people of Chinatown.

In short "Hawaii's Chinatown" is a positive story and the documentary could spark interest back into the area. My hopes are that a world class museum and cultural center will be created to honor the earlier generations and be an anchor that will draw visitors and community back to Chinatown.

Xin Nian Kauile!

Doug Ross
917-378-8082
New York

February Tech Ohana Networking Breakfast:

"INFORMATION SECURITY: TODAY & TOMORROW"

The High Tech Development Corporation (HTDC), the Hawaii Technology Trade Association** (HTTA) and Enterprise Honolulu (EH) are pleased to present our next Tech Ohana networking breakfast. It is a great chance for you to hear from outstanding leaders in Hawaii's tech industry, network with other colleagues, and treat yourself to a delicious hot breakfast.

November Tech Ohana Networking Breakfast
Thursday, February 17, 2005
7:30am-9:00am
Japanese Cultural Center
2454 S. Beretania St., 5th Floor, Diamond Head Room
Parking $3 with validation
Delicious Hot breakfast buffet
$10 for HTTA, HTDC, EH and HVCA members
$15 all others
TO JOIN US, PLEASE COMPLETE THE RSVP FORM BELOW AND EMAIL BACK!

November's Tech Ohana Breakfast will feature:

"INFORMATION SECURITY: TODAY & TOMORROW"

Speaker:
Mark E. Egan, Chief Information Officer
Vice President of Information Technology
Symantec Corporation

Speaker, Mark Egan, will address how to develop an information security program to protect you today and into the future. He will discuss current information security threats and challenges and will also share his vision on the future of information security, issues on the horizon, and what solutions vendors are developing in this area.

Speaker Bio:
Mark Egan is Symantec's chief information officer and vice president of Information Technology. He is responsible for the management of Symantec's internal business systems, computing infrastructure, and information security program.

Egan brings more than 25 years' experience in information technology from a variety of industries. He is a member of the American Management Association's Information Systems and Technology Council and serves on the technical advisory boards for Golden Gate University and the Center for Electronic Business at San Francisco State University. Egan is also co-chair of TechNet's Cyber Security Practices Adoption Campaign.

Egan is author of "Executive Guide to Information Security: Threats, Challenges, and Solutions" from Addison Wesley and was a contributing author to "CIO Wisdom". He is also a frequent speaker on best practices for information technology and information security.

RSVP FOR FEBRUARY TECH OHANA NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Please RSVP by: February 14, 2005
Please email completed form back to annc@htta.org

Name:
Title:
Company Name:
Address:
Phone:
Email:

Number of people attending:_______________

X Member rate of $10 per person (if member of HTTA, HVCA, HTDC, EH - please circle one or more)

X Non-member rate of $15 per person

Total amount due: ___$______________

Please send check payable to "HTTA" for amount due ASAP to:
HTTA, 1099 Alakea St., Suite 1800, Honolulu, HI 96813

**HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

"Legal Aspects of Doing Business in China", featuring Audry Li, Partner of Concord & Partners Presented in partnership by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and JAIMS on Friday, February 11, 2005, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at JAIMS

For detailed information and registration, download attached file in PDF format.

Yen Chun (Director of HKCHcc)
Manager, China Business Program
JAIMS
6660 Hawaii Kai Drive, Honolulu, HI 96825
Phone: 808 396 7163; Fax: 808 396 7112
Email: ychun@jaims.org; URL: www.jaims.org 

Tuesday, February 8, 2005 (5:15 -7:15 p.m.)
CASE STUDY #2: KONA BAY MARINE RESOURCES, INC.
Presented by CEO BRIAN GOLDSTEIN, et al.
Expanding an aquaculture development and exporting company.

UH PACIFIC NEW MEDIA DOWNTOWN FACILITIES
LOWER LEVEL OF PIONEER PLAZA; TUITION $20
For information email pnm@hawaii.edu or phone (808) 956-8244

  Chinese New Year Celebration are sponsored by the China Club, Hawaii Mainland China Overseas Association, Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce and Chinese Students and Scholars Association at UH

Click on the picture for full view or view PDF format

Performances, Dance, Show, Door Prizes, Plenty of Food and Excellent Fellowship

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2005 4:30 - 9:00pm (formal program starts at 6:30pm)
Place: McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park
Dinner: Will be Provided to Members of Sponsoring Organizations (first come first serve) - No cost to members!
Parking: Free parking

Please contact HKCHcc at (808) 524-5738 or email info@hkchcc.org if you have further questions.

Venture Capital Deals of 2004: HVCA Honors Hawaii Companies on the Path to Success

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association has chosen Kona Blue Water Farms and Science and Technology International (STI) to receive its annual Venture Capital Deal of the Year award. This year's award ceremony will be co-hosted by UH Angles, Hawaii's first angel investing network founded by UH Business School Professor Rob Robinson, that has invested more than $5 million in 17 Hawaii companies since beginning in 2002.

HVCA members, UH Angels and guests are invited to join in the celebration to be held January 27th at HVCA's monthly luncheon meeting at the Plaza Club in downtown Honolulu . HVCA and UH Angels will also acknowledge several other promising Hawaii companies who obtained significant funding in 2004 in addition to the Deal of the Year winners. "Almost $45 million in funding and liquidity events occurred in 2004 making this a stellar year for Hawaii 's growing tech sector," said Bill Spencer, President of Hawaii Venture Capital Association. "We are excited to acknowledge these companies who prove that Hawaii is much more than sun, surf and sand," he said. Kona Blue Water Farms, LLC is developing innovative technology for ocean based aquaculture. They are tapping a growing demand for "Kona Kampachi" a highly sought after delicacy treasured by sashimi lovers worldwide that is otherwise in short supply. STI Industries, Inc. sold its government contracting unit, STI Government Systems Inc. to European defense giant British Aerospace Systems North America. The 125 employees are staying in Hawaii with the new owner. Both Kona Blue Water Farms and STI are excellent examples of technology companies that have effectively leveraged strategic advantages unique to Hawaii . The open ocean fish farming technology pioneered by Kona Blue Water Farms is ecologically sound and offers an important alternative to traditional fishing which has resulted in a dwindling supply of sought after fish stock such as the "Kona Kampachi" that the company has developed. STI Government Systems exemplifies the best practice that can be achieved by leveraging the opportunities presented by Hawaii 's "dual use" sector, that is commercializing intellectual property developed first for the US government. STI has adapted technology developed for the US Navy for a variety of innovative medical diagnostic techniques that they are now commercializing.

In addition to Deal of the Year winners, Kona Blue Water Farms and STI, HVCA will acknowledge other tech companies whose fund raising contributed to this year's venture capital transactions. Assist Guide, Hawaii Biotech, Hoana Medical, Hoku Scientific, Pipelinefx and Worldwide Energy Group raised almost $20 million in angel and venture capital investments in 2004. "The companies that received these investments, are outstanding examples of how Act 221/215 can work hand-in-hand with private investors and world-class science to encourage the development of sectors where Hawaii has the ability to be nationally and internationally competitive," said Rob Robinson, founder of UH Angels.

Thursday, January 27th, 2005
Call in your RSVP now!!! Lunch starts at 11:30AM and lasts until 1:30PM.
Join us at the Plaza Club located on the 20th floor of the Pioneer Plaza - 900 Ft. St. Mall.
For reservations call 262-7329 by Wednesday, January 26, 2005.
$25 for HVCA, UH Angels, HTTA members & UH Faculty.
$35 for non-members and guests. $20 for students.
No validated parking. Public parking available at Harbor Court, First Hawaiian and Ali'i Place.

21-22 January in Hong Kong
The International Functional Food Symposium 2005 “Functional Foods: The Future of Asian Health”
(Organized by
the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. HKJCICM is one of the co-organizers)

JAIMS presents "Evolutionary Trends and Future Mindsets"

A thought-provoking and inspiring forum featuring renowned "Megatrends" author John Naisbitt, who will reveal the trends for the 21st Century from his new book, "The Elephant in the Boa Constrictor."

Date/Place: January 20, 2005 at the Halekulani Hotel. 

Special for Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Members: $200/person; $175/person for 3 or more. (Regular Fee is $250/person; $225 each for a group of 3 or more).  Download event flyer in PDF format

For more information go to www.jaims.org/naisbitt or call Yen Chun 396-7163.  Registration deadline is Dec. 15, 2004.

Ethnic Media in Hawai`i: “What in the World is Going on Here?”

Luncheon Forum
January 18, 2005
Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma Street
11:30AM to 1:30PM
$20 for Lunch and Program
$25 for Non-Members

Panelists:

Jae- Sun Lee, Editor and Senior writer for Korea Daily
Jeff Chung, General Manager of KBFD (Korean television)
Chona Sonido, Publisher and Managing Editor of Hawaii Filipino Chronicle
Leona Jona, President and General Manager of KNDI radio (various ethnic radio programs)

Moderator: Beth-Ann Kozlovich

Issues

• What is the role of the ethnic media in Hawaii?
• Is the ethnic media’s function more newsletter or news? Cultural or news context?
• Do the ethnic media outlets use the same journalism standards, ethics, canons that traditional, mainstream outlets do (or are supposed to)?
• What is the influence of advertisers on the editorial side?
• Are the ethnic media outlets in a bottom line struggle for survival, and perhaps needing to pay more attention to entertainment than news?

Sponsors

• Asian American Journalists Association
• Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce
• Korean American Coalition Hawaii Chapter
• Oahu Filipino Community Council

RSVP at 748-0880 or email hc-mc@verizon.net

Established in 1970, HCMC is the oldest of the nation’s three volunteer media councils. The council is composed of individuals from the media and community and is a non-partisan, non-governmental independent group which seeks to promote accurate and fair journalism in Hawaii, broaden public understanding of the role of the media and strengthen public support for the First Amendment rights and freedoms, and improve public access to information. For more information, please visit our

website at www.mediacouncil.org

Tuesday, January 11, 2005 (5:15 -7:15 p.m.)
CASE STUDY #1: CTA, INC.
Presented by CEO JEFF BLOOM, et al.
Building a computer training, staffing and programming company.

UH PACIFIC NEW MEDIA DOWNTOWN FACILITIES
LOWER LEVEL OF PIONEER PLAZA; TUITION $20
For information email pnm@hawaii.edu or phone (808) 956-8244

Global Young Chinese Business Leaders Forum (GYC) will be held in Beijing, China January 7-9, 2005

The inaugural Global Young Chinese Business Leaders Forum is organized by the All-China Youth Federation and co-organized by China Youth Exchange Center of the All-China Youth Federation and EMBA Club International.

There will be some outstanding and notable speakers in the forum including Yang Yuanqing, Chairman of Lenovo Group, Professor Hai Wen, Assistant to President of Peking University, Daniel Shih, Corporate VP of Motorola, Liu Changle, Chairman & CEO of Phoenix Satellite Television Co Ltd, Hong Kong, Wang Jing, SVP of Qualcomm, Wang Yan, CEO and President of SINA and Prof K.C. Chan, Dean of Business and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Application is now accepted. Qualifications for applicants:

Executives of enterprises
Under 55 years old
Chinese ancestry

Cost:
Conference fee US$800
Round-trip airfare, food, and lodging.

For further information, please visit http://www.gycforum.org/GYCEng/GYCEngIndex.ycs 

Registration form can be downloaded from the following:

http://www.gycforum.org/GYCEng/GYCEngGYCService/GYCEngGuestService.ycs 

HKCHcc in collaboration with Peking University Alumni Association in Hawaii

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

 

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