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December 12 - 14, 2007 at Hong Kong SAR

We are pleased to invite you to visit the 7th World SME Expo, to be held from December 12 to 14, 2007 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

In its 7th year, World SME Expo offers an international business platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is your opportunity to meet more than 4,000 Chinese enterprises from over 20 provinces and municipalities under one roof.

The event is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, renowned as an organiser of major international trade shows and events.

Who Should Attend ?

Any companies wishing to find business solutions in the following areas should come:
-starting up your own company
-increasing your company's competitiveness
-looking for ways to grow your business
-finding new customers and developing your export business
-enriching your export marketing skills
-accessing timely market intelligence and business opportunities
-seeking financial support to run your business
-expanding your business through applying e-commerce
-developing new products and designs
-networking with TDC branch office directors from around the world
-tapping China's domestic market
-partnering with overseas SMEs in the hope of developing the China market
-knowing the success factors for trade in the Pearl River Delta region
-developing successful promotional strategies in China after its accession to WTO
-protecting your IPR and trade marks

World SME Expo is your gateway to the Chinese mainland’s booming market and its population of more than 1.3 billion. Over three intensive days of business sessions, presentations, forums and networking events, you’ll meet business counterparts, exchange ideas, find suppliers and develop global business relationships and international networks.

Visit http://worldsmeexpo.tdctrade.com/ to sign up

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Friday, December 14 (12:00-2:00pm) AmCham Hong Kong

AMCHAM CR BAG LUNCH BRIEFING: WORLD AIDS DAY

WHERE: AmCham Conference Room, 1904, Bank of America Tower , 12 Harcourt Road , Central, Hong Kong
LUNCH: Please bring your own lunch

The AmCham Corporate Responsibility Committee invites you to attend the first in our new series of Bag Lunch Briefings!

What's special about a Bag Lunch Briefings?

Our new Bag Lunch Briefing (BLB) series aims to provide useful information and discussion on corporate social responsibility (CSR) topics of interest to you. The casual format includes brief presentations (10 minutes each), followed by discussion. Each BLB will feature 1-2 speakers, and we'll invite other "guest experts" to contribute to the discussion. We're aiming to create an informal, off-the-record environment where you can ask frank questions and get to know others who are interested in these topics.

This month's briefing: World AIDS Day

December 1st is World AIDS Day, so our December Briefing will look at the HIV/AIDS situation in Hong Kong and China, as well as what companies can do about it. Programs related to HIV/AIDS and other health threats can bring benefits to employees, the community, and companies, so we'll discuss why companies should care and how they can take action that brings mutual benefits.

SPEAKERS

* Mr. Andrew Bester, Managing Director and Regional Head of Wholesale Banking Client Relationships Greater China and Japan with Standard Chartered Bank, will share a case study of SCB's programs in Hong Kong and Greater China. Mr. Bester's prime responsibility is the management and strategic direction of the corporate and institutional client franchise in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan and Japan. He is a member of the Regional Executive Committee for Greater China, the Bank’s Business Leadership Team and the Wholesale Banking Leadership Team. He also serves on the boards of the Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited. Andrew is an active participant in corporate and social responsibility initiatives. He is the Regional Ambassador of the Bank’s ‘Living with AIDS/HIV’ staff and community education programme and is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation. Andrew is also a Member of the Business Policy Unit of The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

* Mr. Chung To, Founder and Chairperson, Chi Heng Foundation, will share some background on the HIV/AIDS situation in Hong Kong and China, as well as his thoughts on what companies can do. The Chi Heng Foundation, which has been actively working on AIDS prevention and care in China. Mr To resided in the United States for 13 years, where he received a Bachelor Degree at Columbia University and a Master Degree at Harvard University. After graduation, he had worked with a number of major investment banks in New York and Hong Kong. While he was in Hong Kong, he founded Chi Heng and began volunteer services on AIDS projects in mainland China. In 2002, he decided to turn his full attention to his work with Chi Heng. Mr To has been a member of the AIDS Prevention and Care Committee appointed by the HKSAR Government since 1999, and became the Chairperson of AIDS Concern in 2003. This year, he was selected as one of Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World. He was also a recipient of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 2003, and was featured as Ten Anti-AIDS Heroes in China in 2004 and Ten Future Leaders of China in 2005 by People's Weekly Magazine.

Congratulations to Chung To for receiving the first Hong Kong Humanity Award!

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

December 13 (12:30-2:00pm) AmCham Hong Kong (Trade & Investment Committee)

CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES: GLOBAL PARTNERS OR RIVALS?

Professor Robert Z. Lawrence, Professor of International Trade and Investment, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.071213_Lawrence.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

HAWAII VENTURE CAPITAL SUMMIT - DEC. 12, 2007

You are invited to join a group of distinguished panelists including venture capitalists, industry CEO's, institutional investors and fund managers in a one-day discussion focusing on:

What are the investments today that are going to lead to a diversified base of future financing and deal flow?

How can we strategically link high growth industries and investment sources to create and sustain a pipeline of capital?

What is the unique financing environment in Hawaii? How can we best take existing components and resources from traditional models to adapt to Hawaii's specific financing needs?

What are the fiduciary obligations of institutional investors for investing in venture capital in Hawaii?

Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Wiliam C. Harris, President & CEO, Science Foundation Arizona. As the former Director General of the Science Foundation Ireland, Dr. Harris's topic will be: A Case Study in Economic Performance: Ireland, Lessons for Hawaii. Visit Dr. Harris' biography.

Registration/Continental Breakfast: 8:00am
One-day Event: 8:30am - 5:00pm Followed by Cocktail Reception
Cost: $175 Per person, Validated Parking
RSVP: robyn@hiscitech.org or call 536-4670

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hawaii Science & Technology Council - 2007 Venture Capital Summit

Wednesday, December 12, 2007, The Kahala Hotel and Resort, 5000 Kahala Avenue, Maile Foyer

Call 536-4670 or e-mail robyn@hiscitech.org for information

8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 WELCOME - Summit Chair - Kirk Belsby, Vice President for Endowment & Chief Investment Officer, The Kamehameha Schools
8:45 – 9:15 TOP 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTING IN HAWAII - Kirk Belsby, Summit Chair
9:15 - 10:30 venture capital in Hawaii: CONCEPTUAL MODELS & REAL LIFE EXAMPLES

Moderator: John Chock, President, Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation
Traditional Venture Capital Model: Roger Quy, Partner, Technology Partners
International Venture Capital: Michael Korver, Managing Director, Global Venture Capital, Japan
Hawaii Venture Capital Fund: Jeffrey Au, Managing Director, PacifiCap Group

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:45 deal flow: are there any good companies in hawaii?

Moderator:
Rob Robinson, Convenor, Hawaii Angels
Wireless/Digital Media: Henk Rogers, Chairman, Blue Lava Technologies
Defense/Dual Use: Adm. Tom Fargo, CEO, Loea Corporation
Alternative Energy: David Leonard, COO, Imperium Renewables
Biotechnology: Hank Wuh, CEO Cellular Bioengineering

11:45 - 1:30 Lunch KEYNOTE: Dr. William Harris, President and CEO, Science Foundation Arizona:
An Economic Case Study: Ireland, Lessons for Hawaii
1:30 - 2:30 Sectors with potential ECONOMIC AND COMPETITIVE advantageS IN HAWAII

Moderator: Bill Spencer, President, Hawaii Venture Capital Association
Alternative Energy: Robbie Alm, Senior Vice President Public Affairs, Hawaiian Electric Company
Life Sciences/Biotech: David Watumull, CEO Cardax Pharmaceuticals
Aquaculture: Dr. Bruce Anderson, CEO, The Oceanic Institute
Healthcare Innovation Technologies: Dew-Anne Langcaon, Healthcare Principal, PacifiCap.

2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 4:00 Here’s the world we live in: Institutional Investors' Needs, Perspectives and Potential Models
Moderator: Kirk Belsby, Vice President for Endowment & Chief Investment Officer, The Kamehameha Schools
Elizabeth Hokada, Director of Financial Assets, The Kamehameha Schools
Erica Bushner, Senior Managing Director, Managing Partner and CEO, GKM, Newport, a Private Equity Fund-of-Funds firm.
Susanne M. Pearce, CIMA Vice President – Investments, UBS Financial Services, Senior Management
Consultant to Various Taft Hartley Hawaii Funds.
4:00 – 4:30 Summit recap: top five answers and solutions for venture capital investing in Hawaii
4:30 CLOSING - Kirk Belsby, Summit Chair
4:30 - 6:00 Reception

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Wednesday - December 12, 2007 6:00 - 8:00pm at the Hong Kong Harborview Seafood Restaurant

Hawaii Chinese Tourism Association (HCTA), its President and Board of Directors invite you to a Christmas Party with 8 Course Chinese Dinner with One Drink (Wine, Beer or Soft Drink)

Cost: Free for HCTA Members, Guest $35/person

Please RSVP by December 5th to hctahawaii@yahoo.com

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Tuesday - December 11, 2007 - Hong Kong Association of Northern California - San Francisco, California

Annual General Meeting - Members' only event
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Time: Noon – 1:30
Venue: The Bankers Club, Bank of America Center, 555 California Street, SF
*Hosted by HKANC for members only

For more inquiries, please contact: Susanna Kwan at (415) 398-4506 / ed@hkanc.com

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

December 11 (12:00-2:00am) AmCham Hong Kong (Trade & Investment Committee)

THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG AND INVEST HONG KONG: A Conversation with Mark Clifford, Executive Director, Asia Business Council

Mike Rowse, Director-General, Invest Hong Kong

More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.071211_MikeRowse.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Thursday, Dec 6th - HAWAII VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION In Conjunction with the UK Trade Investment Office of the British Consul General and Sponsored by Enterprise Honolulu at the Plaza Club

London Stock Exchange - The Alternative Investment Market

Learn all about going public on the London Stock Exchange AIM program at this special event presented by the Hawaii Venture Capital Association in conjunction with the UK Trade Investment Office of the British Consul General and sponsored by Enterprise Honolulu.

The first 100 people to make a reservation via the HVCA web site or by calling Gail at 262-7329 will be guests of the British Consul General.

The London Stock Exchange AIM program offers smaller growing companies all the benefits of being traded on a world-class public market, within a regulatory environment that has been designed specifically to meet their needs. AIM was developed to meet the needs of smaller companies. A flexible approach to regulation and a streamlined admission process make AIM the ideal market for smaller growing companies seeking to develop their business in a supportive environment.

AIM is renowned worldwide for having a regulatory framework and approach uniquely suited to smaller companies. The AIM Rules do not contain legal or technical jargon, and are designed to be as flexible and comprehensible as possible. The Exchange operates a consultative approach to any changes in the rules governing AIM, and always engages and consults with market participants before putting any

Our speakers are John Nuttal and David Kent, two legal practitioners with vast experience taking companies public on AIM. Debra Guerin, a principal with invencor, inc., a California venture fund, will also talk about her firm's experience taking one of their portfolio companies public on the London Stock Exchange.

John Nuttall has over 12 years of corporate finance and equity analysis expertise at Panmure Gordon and Investec, focused on the small and mid cap space. He has executed numerous AIM IPO's in the industrial and intellectual property sectors and has consistently been a top ranked analyst by both the CFO and Fund Management community. John co-founded First Columbus in 2006, which has been specifically set u p to advise and invest in small and mid size US and international companies seeking to raise capital in London.

David is a partner of the European law firm Taylor Wessing leading a team of 42 lawyers specialising in advising emerging growth and listed companies from the US, Canada, Europe, Australasia, China, Taiwan and Japan. David's team has been estimated as currently advising around 1/6 of all inbound work from North America to the UK (around 250 new US clients each year). This practice is considered to be the leading practice of UK lawyers advising North American companies in the UK. David's clients include companies in the capital markets, manufacturing and service areas, as well as technology companies involved in the internet, software, hardware, telecoms and life sciences areas. avid and his team act as and when required as General Counsel for Europe and through its five German offices, its French and Belgian offices, club memberships and other close relat ionships, Taylor Wessing provides a pan-European service to its clients.

To be eligible for the "sponsored lunch" at no charge, please register, then say you are going to pay by check. We will notify you regarding whether you are among the first 100 to register.

The event will be held at the Plaza Club, 20th Floor, 900 Fort St. Mall on December 6, 2007. Registration begins at 11:30A, luncheon concludes at 1:30PM. Aloha attire requested.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

December 6 (8:00-9:30am) AmCham Hong Kong (Trade & Investment / Energy / Transportation & Logistics committees)

INVESTING IN SOUTH-EAST ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE: DEALING WITH THE GOVERNMENT

Andrew Kinloch, Founder and Chief Executive, Logie Group Limited

More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.071206_Kinloch.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Shanghai China

US Tourism 2008 ¨C an Update on the Approved Destination Status

Venue: U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Conference Room, Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Rd West, Suite 731 East Tower
Time: 15:00 to 17:00
Price: Members (RMB): FREE

Come and learn more about the latest developments in the Approved Destination Status (ADS) talks as well as the upcoming tourism roadshows and trade shows planned by Commercial Service for 2008. AmCham Shanghai's Travel and Tourism Committee along the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service's China Tourism team invite you to a discussion on ADS and issues affecting U.S. travel industry and tourism to the U.S.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Tuesday - December 4 2007: Hawaii Global Links Forum - Doing Business in China and Taiwan - Opportunities and Challenges

  The Pacific Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) and the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) will be sponsoring a Hawaii Global Links Forum luncheon on China on December 4, 2007. Featured presenters are the overseas offices executive directors, Mr. Alex Lei and Mr. Bo Wu. They will give an update about doing business in China and Taiwan including success stories, opportunities and challenges with an emphasis on new initiatives of China, Taipei and the U.S. government in commerce & trade that will help lead to the new opportunities for business engagement and the new FDI (Foreign Direct Investments) initiative from US Department of Commerce.

Place: The Plaza Club - 900 Fort Street Mall #2000, Honolulu, HI
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm (Registration opens at 11:30am)
Cost: $25 PAAC Members $30 Non-member

Limited amount of scholarships available for college students to attend at a special rate of $10. Please call the PAAC office at 944-7784 for more information.

Alex Lei In 1984, DBEDT established the State of Hawaii Taipei Office and in 2001, launched the Beijing office. DBEDT's Taipei and Beijing offices offer a wide range of services for residents of Hawaii. Staff can provide assistance on doing business in China; introduce Hawaii companies to local firms; offer such services as landscape and resort development; and organize and facilitate trade missions. Mr. Alex Lei has been the Executive Director of the Taipei office since 2001. Before joining DBEDT, he had twenty years of experience in sales and marketing, international business, travel, leisure, and resort management. Early in his career, he spent ten years in Hawaii and Guam working in various aspects of the travel industry.

Mr. Bo Wu has been Executive Director of the Beijing office since 2002. Prior to his posting with DBEDT, Mr. Wu worked as a news officer at China National Tourism Administration; Deputy Director of China National Tourist Office in New York Marketing and promotion of China's tourism in U.S.; and Director of Europe & Americas of Department of Marketing of China National Tourism Administration Marketing and promotion of China's tourism for entire Europe and North Americas.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

November 30 (12:00-2:30pm) AmCham Hong Kong (China Business and Communications & Marketing committees)

CHINA'S MEDIA: FIREWALL OR FRONTIER? IS THERE A BUSINESS CASE FOR INVESTORS IN CHINESE MEDIA?

Thomas D. Gorman, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, FORTUNE China
A Conversation with Mary Kissel, Editor of the Editorial Page, The Wall Street Journal Asia

More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.071130_TomGorman.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm - Hong Kong Association of Northern California In conjunction with HKSV.com  Cordially invites you to a Happy Hour Mixer

at Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, 130 Montgomery Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, California, USA

Complimentary to Members (plus one non-member guest) *Refreshments will be served*

Please bring a guest and join the Association Happy Hour Mixer. This is to broaden the scope of friendship and networking opportunities for all with a common ground of good ole Hong Kong ! In addition, if you join HKANC that evening, your membership will extend till December 31, 2008.

The Hong Kong Association of Northern California was founded in 1984 to provide a point of focus for Northern California based individuals and corporations interested in business and trade with Hong Kong . HKANC dedicated to increasing the understanding of Hong Kong ’s role in the regional and global economies of the 21st Centuries.

HKANC sponsors a variety of programs throughout the year, both independently and jointly with other organizations. These programs include the ever popular Distinguished Speaker Luncheons, roundtable meetings with visiting government and business leaders, trade missions to Hong Kong and China and social events, including annual scholarship fundraising golf tournaments, Open House and an annual gala black-tie just to name a few.

Each reservation requires a completed registration slip (below) returned by November 26, 2007

Happy Hour Mixer – November 29, 2007 Complimentary to Members (plus one non-member guest)

Name:__________________________________ Company: _______________________________

Guest:_________________________________ Phone:________________________________

Please indicate the association(s) you are affiliated with:
( ) HKANC ( ) HKSV.com

Mail/Fax registration slip to: HKANC, 41 Sutter Street , P.O. BOX 1748 , San Francisco, CA 94104; Fax: (415) 392-2964

For more inquiries, please contact: Susanna Kwan at (415) 398-4506 / ed@hkanc.com
Seating is limited on first come first serve basis. Please RSVP BY November 26th, 2007.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 8 am - 9:30am AmCham Hong Kong, AMCHAM COMMITTEE MEETING - Human Resources Committee - members of the Law and Trade & Investment committees welcome

Where: AmCham Pacific Conference Room, 1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central
Guest Speaker: Mr. Fong Ngai, Assistant Commissioner (Policy Support and Strategic Planning) of the Labor Department

Please note that this special meeting of the AmCham HR committee will be held at 8am on November 21 in the American Chamber of Commerce Pacific conference room, on the 19th floor of the Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Rd., Central. We are fortunate to have as our guest speaker, Mr. Fong Ngai, Assistant Commissioner of the Labor Department (Policy Support and Strategic Planning). Mr. Fong, a senior official with the Labour Department, has agreed to open the meeting with a briefing on the Hong Kong Government's voluntary Wage Protection Movement for about half an hour including Q&A. This is likely to be of interest to members of the Law and Trade & Investment committees as well as we weigh development of a white paper or position paper on the issue.

Please bring your own breakfast. AmCham will provide coffee and tea. There are convenient coffee shops nearby in the ground floor lobby of Hutchison House.

Members of the Law and Trade & Investment committees are most welcome to join this half-hour briefing and Q&A exchange, which will be followed by a regular HR committee meeting. If you wish to attend, please RSVP with Mimi Shih by emailing her at mshih@amcham.org.hk  (Tel:2530-6918).

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Tuesday November 20, 2007 - Monday 6:00 - 9:30pm at the Hawaii Convention Center

THE FIRST INDUCTEES - The Hawai'i Hospitality Hall of Fame was created this year to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the state's tourism industry. The first-year inductees are: R. Alex Anderson, Hotelier/Composer; Edward Barnet, School of Travel Industry Mgmt; Bick Bickson, Budget Rent-A-Car; Walter D. Child Sr., InterIsland Resorts; W. Dudley Child Jr., InterIsland Resorts; Hung Wo Ching, Aloha Airlines; Webley Edwards, Hawaii Calls; Mark Egan, Hawaii Visitors Bureau; Lyle Guslander, Island Holidays; Grace Buscher Guslander, Coco Palms Resort; Ed Hastings, Hilton Hawaiian Village; Chris Hemmeter, The Hemmeter Corporation; Chinn Ho, Capital Investment Company; Don Ho, Entertainer; Bob Holden, Sheraton Hawaii; Richard Holtzman, Sheraton Hawaii/Rock Resorts; Duke Kahanamoku, Ambassador of Aloha; Henry Kaiser, Kaiser Hawaiian Village; Roy and Estelle Kelley, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts; Stanley Kennedy Sr., Hawaiian Airlines; Bob MacGregor, Tradewind Tours; Jimmy MacKenzie, MacKenzie Tours; William Mullahey, Pan American World Airways; William "Pat" Patterson, United Airlines; Mary K. Robinson, Robinson Travel.

Dr. Edward M Barnet - First Dean of the University of Hawaii, School of Travel Industry Management, served as the Dean of the School from 1964 - 1974

Dean Barnet proudly retired from the School with this letter to all:

The future of the TIM School will be assured by you - the students and alumni of TIM. Your successes-of whatever kind-will make its fame. Your achievements will be its triumph. Naturally, I will always want to be aware and will remain vitally concerned with all that you do.

It has been a great privilege to be in on the launching of the School of Travel Industry Management. It contains a concept and a philosophy of learning that others are starting to copy.

But, I must call to you attention the untiring efforts of the work of graduate students, faculty, staff and the serious support of legislative and industry leaders. All  of these have made your experience in TIM a reality.

Most of all, I do not need to state but must express my appreciation for the endless assistance and inspiration given to you by Associate Dean Chuck Y. Gee. Without his work, days, nights and weekends, you know what might not have been: TIM Nights, Scholarships, trips. He has taught you the joy of giving services as was so vividly expressed at my testimonial dinner which you prepared to perfection.

As I step into another phase of my life, I can only be thankful for the rare privilege of being a part of a meaningful effort, for the opportunity to assist you and the many others who will build careers of greater significance to yourselves and to others. (Farewell letter, published in Ka'ahele, 1974).

Hawaii tourism pioneers 'innovators'

TIM Night/TIM School/TIM International Inc (Alumni Association of UH School of Travel Industry Management) Celebrate a Legacy Fundraising Gala at the Hawaii Convention Center - Please mark your Calendar, details to follow.

Please click on the "small" pictures below for FULL view

 

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Friday, November 16, 2007 Shanghai China

2007 Manufacturers Business Council (MBC) Conference

AmCham Shanghai's Manufacturers Business Council's Conference: Staying Competitive will focus on how manufacturers across China can stay ahead. Speakers and panelists will share their knowledge and insights about key aspects of remaining competitive in this market. They will also share lessons on how lean manufacturing can create a competitive advantage. This annual conference has in the past attracted manufacturing professionals throughout China and the region.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at the Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui, Hawaii

Business with China: Making it Work for Entrepreneurs (US/China Business Today: An Overview - Ted Liu - Director - DBEDT, Cultural Imperative - Manny Menendez - Chairman - MCM Group Holdings Ltd, Legal and Regulatory Impediment - Peter Callahan - Managing Partner - Callahan McCune & Willis, Finding a Partner - Jeff Au - Managing Director - PacfiCap Management Inc, The China Quandary: Capitalism in the Dragon's Lair - Dr Christopher McNally - Fellow - East-West Center, Finding Capital - Jun Zhao - Managing Director - PacifiCap Management Shanghai, Selling Professional Service - Mike Terry - President - Belt Collins Hawaii and Hong Kong as Entry Strategy - Johnson Choi - President - Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce)

This event is by invitation only - For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

National District Export Council Conference - November 7-9, 2007 Tampa, Florida

“The Great Debate: The Future of U.S. Trade”

Charlotte Starfire of the Florida DEC is chairing the conference this year, and her conference committee is making great progress with theme, sponsorships, speakers, and logistics. The conference web site, www.decconference.com, is up and ready for registration. This year's conference promises to be an engaging, educational journey into the many aspects of "The Great Trade Debate."

Award winning journalist Gene Randall will moderate a debate designed to provide great insight into understanding the complexities of conducting business throughout the world in a period of heightened uncertainty. U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Officers from U.S. Embassies in North America ( Canada, Mexico) , Central America ( DR-CAFTA, Panama), South America ( Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru) and the Middle East ( Israel, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia) will deliver up-to-date information on developing opportunities for U.S. business. Sign up now to meet with these experts to discuss overseas business opportunities for your company. Private consultations are first-come, first- serve -- and filling up quickly -- register today while space is still available.

Please visit the web site, SAVE THE DATE, and put “conference participation” on your next DEC meeting agenda!!

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Thursday, November 8th Hong Kong SAR 6:30-10:00pm

BRAND HONG KONG: SHIFTING GEARS FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS

* Winston Chu, Founder, Society for Protection of the Harbor
* Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO, Hong Kong Jockey Club
* David Tang, OBE, Founder, Shanghai Tang
* Tisa Ho, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival
* Moderator: Zoher Abdoolcarim, Senior Editor, Time International
* More speakers TBC

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Friday, November 9th, 7:30am-9:30am - Pacific Club, Honolulu Hawaii - The Hawaii Science & Technology Council presents "Hawaii's Growing Film and Digital Media Industry"

Blue Lava Technologies - Mr. Lorez Sell, President
Film Works Pacific - Ms. Edgy Lee, Writer/Director/Film Director
Island Film Group - Ricardo S. Galindez

The Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma St, Honolulu Hawaii 96813 USA
$15 HISciTech Members, $20 non-members
RSVP: robyn@hawaiiscitechcouncil.org or 536-4670

Just a few reminders...We are invited guests at the Pacific Club and would appreciate your assistance in following the guidelines: DRESS CODE - No jeans, shorts, collarless shirts, gym shoes or rubber slippers permitted; "Aloha Attire" is acceptable for both men and women; CELL PHONE POLICY. All incoming and outgoing cell phone conversations must be held outside the clubhouse. Please turn cell phones off or to silent mode while in common areas of the Club.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 Shanghai China - U.S. Consulate Briefing

Type: U.S. Consulate Briefing
Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel, 516 Hengshan Road
Time: 17:30 to 19:30
Price: Members (RMB): 0

Come and hear the latest business, economic, political and consular news from the U.S. Consul General. Please note that only Members with a 2007 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. All information presented is off the record.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (808) 524-5738, (415) 691-6138, (852) 8171-3118 or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

    Monday, November 5, 2007 9:15 am to 1:30pm - The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office San Francisco cordially invites you to a business conference on “Bustling Hong Kong – the Premier Commercial and Financial Hub in Asia” at Grand Hyatt San Francisco (Plaza Ballroom) 345 Stockton Street , San Francisco

featuring

Keynote Speaker
Frederick Ma, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Distinguished Panel Speakers

Jack Wadsworth, Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley, Vice Chair, Asia Society

Bernard Chan, President, Asia Financial Group, Member, Legislative Council, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Thomas Wu, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Commercial Bank

Moderator
Nicholas Hope, Director, Stanford Center for International Development

followed by a networking luncheon

Please register by October 31, 2007 via our web site at http://www.hongkong.org/broadcast or by phone at 415-835-9311 (Lisa)

This invitation is not transferable. Since seats are limited. Registration will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis.

The spectacular economic growth of China, the rapid integration with the global economy, a burgeoning market as well as a world class manufacturing base make China the most attractive place for all businesses. Come hear about the unparalleled business opportunities for US companies to gain first mover advantage with the updated landmark Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) that gives early and preferential access into China.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Friday November 2, 2007 AmCham Hong Kong, 8:00-9:30am will host a breakfast event on China's new labor law. This landmark legislation, which goes into effect on January 1, 2008, will be extremely important to all companies doing business in China. It governs employment contracts, labor management structures, and operating parameters for foreign companies with Chinese employees.

The event will be moderated by the Law Committee's Steve Vogel of the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski. One of the two panelists, AmCham member Andreas Lauffs of the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, will give a practical overview of the law. Joseph Yip, Head of PRC Employee Benefits and Actuarial Practice at Watson Wyatt Worldwide, will be talking about implementation from a very hands-on perspective.

To register for this Nov 2 breakfast, please click on the link below. Please feel free to circulate this email and the event description below to those in your professional and personal networks. I look forward to seeing you this Friday morning at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

Richard Mallett
Chair, AmCham Trade & Investment Committee
Managing Director Asia Pacific
Thales Transport & Security (HK) Ltd.

CHINA'S NEW LABOR LAW: FIVE THINGS YOUR COMPANY NEEDS TO DO NOW

* Andreas Lauffs, Head of Employment Law Group and Partner, Baker & McKenzie
* Joseph Yip, Chief Consultant, Actuary, Head of PRC Employee Benefits and Actuarial Practice,
Watson Wyatt Worldwide
Human Resources and Law committees
More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.071102_laborlaw.html

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

The Hong Kong International Lighting Fair which will be held on 28 - 31 October 2007 is the largest trade event of its kind in Asia and the second largest in the world. In 2006, the show registered a record number of 1,217 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions, attracting 25,000 buyers from worldwide. This year, it will continue to bring market players in the lighting industry new business opportunities with new inspirations.

A series of travel incentive programs have been prepared for you. Please click below for more information.

Up to US$230 of Hotel Sponsorship and Air + Hotel Travel Package are now available for world buyers.

You may now earn 5,000 Asia Miles by visiting BOTH the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair AND the Hong Kong International Furniture Fair.

Pre-register online NOW to receive your free admission badge by mail. Our online pre-registration deadline is 5 October 2007.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

October 27 - 30, 2007 Hong Kong SAR

Sports Source Asia - One stop total marketplace

October 2007 opens up a whole new world of sourcing opportunity for buyers of all kinds of sports equipment, sports apparel, sports shoes and accessories.

Fair Highlights:
- Special pavilions: Sports Equipment, Sportswear and Sports Shoes
- Special features: Mini fashion parades on sportswear items and demonstration on sporting games
- Seminars on the latest and hot topics on the sporting industry

For more information, visit http://sportssource-asia.tdctrade.com/

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Wednesday, October 24 2007 Shanghai China

You are cordially invited to attend AmCham Shanghai’s CEO Roundtable Breakfast: “How To Win In The Emotional Economy” Featuring JAMES K. CLIFTON, Chairman and CEO, The Gallup Organization

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Venue: J.W. Marriott Hotel, Tomorrow Square, Shanghai
Address: 399 Nanjing West Road (Cnr. North Huangpi Road )
Cost: RMB 180

Jim Clifton contends, “Lousy companies sell 100% on price. Great companies pursue a strategy of organic growth. The key to that strategy is how organizations perform one customer at a time. So here’s the million-dollar question for executives: is your company a partner with every customer, or just a vendor? Consider your answer carefully, because it will determine your stock price.”

Whether your company has 100 customers or several million, organic growth occurs when you increase the amount of sales with your current customer base. The key to this is building “advice” relationships instead of “price” relationships. The difference between getting a lousy return or a great return from an individual customer doesn’t lie with a company’s merchandising, its ad agency, or its Six Sigma restocking or shipping techniques; it lies with the sales associate who senses an unmet emotional need and fulfills it. Within this concept of the “Emotional Economy” lies the potential economic impact of millions of missed transactions — or millions of transactions fulfilled — every day.

According to Clifton , organic growth occurs when an organization creates more transactions with its current customer base and with continuously growing margins. Clifton notes that advice-versus-price relationships are present in all businesses, organizations, and professions. Regardless of industry, however, an organic growth strategy demands extraordinary creativity and imagination from the people who interact with customers.

How large is this “advice relationship” opportunity? Well, the Emotional Economy that lies within customer interactions is bigger than what W. Edwards Deming found when he first started looking at defects and variation 60 years ago. Deming discovered that 50% of all U.S. manufacturing costs came from redoing product. The range Gallup finds in customer service performance is as large as or larger than the defect ranges Deming found in “lousy-to-great” manufacturing.

So how can companies institutionalize organic growth? How do leaders get a large organization deeply focused on a very different customer service strategy, one based more on advice than price? Jim Clifton will address these and other related questions and issues during this limited invitation-only CEO Roundtable Breakfast.

If you are able to attend this CEO Roundtable Breakfast, please RSVP to Viola Huang at viola.huang@amcham-shanghai.org no later than noon, Tuesday, October 23, 2007.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Saturday, October 20 2007, 8:30am to 12noon, Honolulu Ballroom #2 & #3, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii USA - Presentation by Global Commerce Panel

Donald Reynolds - Economist
William Zarit - Regional Director for the Dept of Commerce's U. S. Foreign Commercial Services (US&FCS)
Andrew K Peopoe - District Director, U. S. Small Business Administration
Johnson Choi - President, Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce; Executive VP and CFO, CMC Consulting Group Inc; Member, Hawaii Pacific Export Council, U. S. Dept of Commerce
Tom Moore - CEO, Tropical Telecom Corp; Member, Hawaii Pacific Export Council, U. S. Dept of Commerce
Warren Bares - VP, J. Maxime Roy Inc, a Registered Ex-Em Bank Brokerage Firm, Lafayette, Louisiana

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2007  Hong Kong SAR

Post-Policy Address Luncheon - The Honorable Donald Tsang Chief Executive of the HKSAR

Joint Business Community Luncheon - The HKSAR Chief Executive the Honorable Donald Tsang will deliver his policy address to the Legislative Council on the 10th October, 2007. The 2007-2008 Policy Address will be Mr. Tsang's Policy Address for the new term of the HKSAR Government, which was inaugurated on 1st July, 2007. It will provide a road map of the policy issues that will affect the business environment and the long-term economic development of Hong Kong.

We are deeply honoured that Mr. Tsang has accepted our invitation to talk to the Hong Kong business community at a joint luncheon to be held on Wednesday, 17th October, 2007. At this luncheon, the business community will be able to hear Mr Tsang's further elaboration on his policy address and to learn more about the initiatives put forth by the HKSAR Government.

Please book early for this important event. For every registration received, AmCham will donate HK$10 to the InterCham Scholarship Fund. Bookings will only be confirmed with payment on a first-come-first-served basis. Table bookings are welcome! NO CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS FOR THIS EVENT.

BOOKING DEADLINE: 10th October, 2007

Venue Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 5, New Wing, Wanchai, HK
Member Fee HK$440, Non Member Fee HK$540, Corporate Table HK$5,300 (10-12 pax)

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 11, 2007, 11am-12:30pm EDT

Latest Trends in Brand Protection Strategies in China:
Please join Chris Bailey, Executive (Partner) with Rouse & Co. International and Deputy Country Manager for China, based in Guangzhou in a discussion of the latest trends in devising brand protection strategies, budgets and performance targets, managing major cases, training and cooperation with enforcement authorities and outside agents, working with local business units suppliers and other partners to improve management of IP within your businesses.

The program is free. No special software or computer configuration is needed to participate; only a phone line and a computer with an Internet connection are necessary. To register for the September program, please send your contact information to ChinaIPR@mail.doc.gov. A registration confirmation, and dial-in/log-in instructions will be sent to you a week before the program. To learn more about the webinar series, please go to http://www.stopfakes.gov/events/china_webinar_series.asp

You are invited to attend the next China IPR Webinar program. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your contacts. It is open to all US industry and US government.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

 

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

*Hosted events for members

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

7 Oct (Sun) Optional Activities

10:00 – 18:00

Option 1 – Nautical Adventure to Yan Chau Tong Marine Park
For pre-registered Federation associates & accompanying guests only; Registration on a first-come-first-served basis)

Highlights: Yan Chau Tong, a secluded bay in the New Territories, is well-known of its rich fishery resources. Its two important ecological habitats, mangroves and seagrass bed, provide a nursery grounds for many different marine lives. Come join this tour to experience “Hong Kong’s backyard” amidst its busy metropolitan lifestyle. You will also see rare geological features, including projecting headlands, rock cliffs, sand pits and rocky beaches, giving you an alternative taste of Hong Kong.

Note: The tour will only proceed if the number of participants is 20 or above by payment deadline 7 September. Otherwise, travel agent will give alternative recommendations. As participation fees apply, travel agent will contact you directly regarding registration confirmation and payment upon initial registration on Form B. Confirmation of tour will be announced on 10 September for your better travel planning.

14:00 – 18:00

Option 2 – Hong Kong Island City Tour
For pre-registered Federation associates & accompanying guests only. Participation fees required. Registration on a first-come-first-served basis)

Highlights: Hong Kong is well-known for its fast and busy metropolitan lifestyle. Come join this leisure tour which will lead you through city areas of Suzie Wong Wanchai and horse racing Happy Valley; scenic beaches such as Deep Water Bay; and bargain hunting at the Stanley Market. Last but not least, you will stand on the Victoria Peak, 600 meters above sea level, to see the adoring panoramic view of this Pearl of the East.

Note: Subject to the final number of participants, the travel agency may make alternative arrangements or cancel this tour. As participation fees apply, the travel agency will contact you directly regarding registration and payment upon interest indication in online Activities Registration (Form B). You will receive a final confirmation on 10 September 2007.

14:00 – 18:00

Option 3 – A Refreshing Tour to the New Territories
For pre-registered Federation associates & accompanying guests only. Participation fees required. Registration on a first-come-first-served basis)

Highlights: Away from the maddening pace of the city, this tour offers a glimpse of the rural and traditional Hong Kong. You can visit the Yuen Yuen Institute, a large monastery complex housing the three predominant local religions Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. You will also go up to the highest mountain, Tai Mo Shan for panoramic views including the border village of Sha Tau Kok. After the breath taking view, you will also get a chance to experience the fish-farming zone at Sam Mun Tsai.

Note: Subject to the final number of participants, the travel agency may make alternative arrangements or cancel this tour. As participation fees apply, the travel agency will contact you directly regarding registration and payment upon interest indication in online Activities Registration (Form B). You will receive a final confirmation on 10 September 2007.

8 Oct (Mon)

08:30 - 09:00 Registration and Networking
Venue: Rm 301 Foyer, HKCEC
- Welcome Remarks: Mr. Fred Lam, Executive Director, HKTDC
- Opening Remarks: Mr. Barry Macdonald, Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide

09:00 - 09:15 Opening Session
Venue: Rm 301, HKCEC

09:15 - 10:15 Star Leaders: Mastering the Keys for Successful China Business
Highlights: With the lead up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2010 Shanghai World Expo, China’s economy continue to soar with its giant consumer market. This exclusive panel of China experts will reveal their secret of success in the competitive China market.
Venue: Rm 301, HKCEC

10:15 - 10:30 Tea & Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:45 Star Entrepreneurs: Prospects in the Competitive China Market

Highlights: From the must-have business travel gadgets to popular street wear, this panel of Star Entrepreneurs will share their unique winning strategies to break into the red-hot Chinese consumer market. Join us to hear their tried-and-proven track record!
Venue: Rm 301, HKCEC

12:00 - 14:00 Welcome Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
(For pre-registered Federation Associates only; Registration on a first-come-first-served basis)
Venue: Rm 201, HKCEC

14:00 - 16:00 Navigating Your Way through the Federation Network – discover the hidden values
(For pre-registered Federation Associates only; Registration on a first-come-first-served basis)
Highlights: results achieved by your fellow associations
(i.e. award winners of Outstanding Initiative Awards)
worldwide support and benefits to you and your own association - HKTDC’s special offers to you
Venue: Meeting Room 200-series, HKCEC

16:00 - 17:30 "6-minute Speed Dating": End of the Blind Date Era - Matching Game for Your Business
(For pre-registered Federation associates only)
Highlights: You will meet 10 different Hong Kong and international participants in a fun and interesting way. Those who joined last year totally enjoyed this novel activity to meet a new business partner every 6 minutes. It’s casual, easy and gives you great opportunities, so why worry?
Venue: Meeting Room 300-series, HKCEC
Note: To help you look for the “perfect match”, we will ask for more detailed information of your business later.

18:00 - 19:30 Networking Cocktail - Expanding Your Web with Companies in Hong Kong that are Keen to Partner with Overseas Companies (For pre-registered Federation Associates only; Registration on a first-come-first-served basis)
Highlights: This is a unique occasion for you to meet your potential Hong Kong business partners, as well as other business executives and industrialists outside the Federation network. Join us to relax and enjoy this informal evening!
Venue: Rm 201, HKCEC

9 Oct (Tue)

08:30-10:00 Take Pride in Your Federation! Get to Know the Insider’s Issues at these 2 meetings:
Annual General Meeting For Heads of Associations, Federation Officer Holders, Honorary Advisors and Honorary Member only.
Executive Committee Meeting For Executive Committee Members, Federation Officer Holders, Honorary Advisors and Honorary Member only.
Heads of Associations and Executive Committee members are strongly encouraged to attend this session and share your thoughts and insights on the challenges of the Federation and individual Hong Kong Business Associations:
What you expect the Federation should do more?
Any difficulties in recruiting and retaining members?
What is the succession plan in nurturing future leaders - Federation associates are welcome to join as observers in these two meetings to enhance the understanding of the operations and identifying current issues concerning the Federation
Venue: Meeting Room 300-series, HKCEC

10:00 - 11:45 Concurrent Market Workshops – New Answers to Your Key Questions
Introductory Level (for new comers)
Option 1 - Professionals helping you to take the pain and strain out of starting up in Hong Kong and China
Special Focus on:
(i) How to start-off (e.g. register a company in Hong Kong)?
(ii) What are the viable business structures when setting up business in/through Hong Kong?
(iii) How to take advantage of the favourable tax system in Hong Kong?
(iv) How Hong Kong can act as a risk manager?
(v) What Hong Kong can provide in branding and promoting your company?
Venue: Rm 301B, HKCEC
Advanced Level (for experienced executives)

Workshop 2 – Highlights and Opportunities Arising from China’s 11th Five-Year Programme
This 11th Five-Year Programme has set goals for Chinese companies to develop brands, upgrade technology, conserve energy and generally “go out” to create investment opportunities in world markets. Hong Kong’s well established trade and financial service advantages create a compelling platform from which overseas companies can realise opportunities arising from the burgeoning China market.
Special Focus on:
(i) Finance
(ii) Energy Consumption
(iii) Green Manufacturing & Environmental Technology
(iv) Consumerism
Venue: Rm 301A, HKCEC

12:00 - 1400 Keynote Luncheon hosted by the Federation and Hong Kong Trade Development Council + Group Photo-taking
(For pre-registered Federation Associates only; Registration on a first-come-first-served basis)
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Henry Tang, Chief Secretary for Administration, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Venue: Rm 201, HKCEC

14:15 - 15:15 Regional Caucuses

Highlights:
Australasia & Asia / Europe / North America
This is the perfect occasion for you to enhance your mutual understanding through mingling and discussions on common issues with fellow associates from your own regions.
Venue: Meeting Room 300-series, HKCEC

15:30 - 18:00 Concurrent Company Visits (For pre-registered Federation associates only; Registration on a first-come-first-served basis)
Option 1 – Visit to Li & Fung Ltd. - The Global Merchandising One-stop Shop
Highlights: Li & Fung Limited is the export trading arm of the Li & Fung Group, managing supply chains for major brands and retailers worldwide to provide global sourcing solutions for its customers. It has over 8,000 employees and operates a sourcing network of over 70 offices covering 40+ countries and territories across North America, Europe and Asia.
Venue: LiFung Tower, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon

Option 2 – Visit to Cathay City - The Hub of Hong Kong’s Award-winning Airline
Highlights: Registered and based in Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Airways is Hong Kong’s leading international airline offering scheduled cargo and passenger services to over 90 destinations around the world. Cathay Pacific and its subsidiaries and associates employ 21,000 staff in Hong Kong. It will be a fun and engaging experience to discover what makes Cathay Pacific the Best Airline of the Year 2006.
Venue: Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, New Territories

Option 3 – Visit to Hong Kong Stock Exchange - Asia’s Wall Street Trading Floor
Highlights: The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited has transformed Hong Kong's financial services industry from a domestically focused industry to the global player it is today. One visit to its trading floor will help you understanding the systems and services that attract many multinational companies to raise funds in Hong Kong. The HKEx still holds many top world IPO records today.
Venue: International Finance Centre, Central

Option 4 – Visit to Hong Kong Science Park and R&D Centres - The Breeding Ground for Region’s Technological Innovation
Highlights: Hong Kong Science Park (HKSP), a 22-hectare state-of-the-art infrastructure on the Tolo Harbour waterfront in the New Territories, provides a knowledge-based and campus-like environment where high-technology enterprises and talented people can converge to generate synergistic forces. It is designed to accommodate companies of all sizes and stages of development and to promote interaction and innovation at both local and global level.
Venue: Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, New Territories

19:00 – 21:30 Farewell Dinner hosted by Mr. Fred Lam, Executive Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council
(For pre-registered Federation Associates and spouses/guests only; Registration on a first-come-first-served basis)
Venue: on board Hong Kong Ferry Vessel "Harbour Cruise"

10-11/12 Oct (Wed - Thu/Fri)

Whole Day Pearl River Delta Trip to Shenzhen (including option to Golf Games)
(For pre-registered Federation associates & accompanying guests only; Registration on a first-come-first-served basis)

Highlights: This year’s PRD trip is specifically tailored to let you to visit and experience the vibrant development and latest facilities available in the region’s economic powerhouse – Shenzhen. You have read and will hear more about China’s vibrant economic developments at the Forum’s seminars and many other sources, why not join us on the PRD trip to see and experience it yourself?

Note: Participants must apply for their own visas for entry into China. Subject to venue availability, this PRD trip may include golf games. You need to fill in a separate online registration form for this PRD trip and participation fees apply.

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

Trip to Shenzhen - Program

Mainland China’s demand for technology and as a source of technology is expected to increase due to growth in manufacturing, merchandise imports/ exports as well as the development of hi-tech industries in the country. A growing awareness of the environment and sustainable developments has also fueled demand. Hong Kong is expected to play a pivotal role as a platform for two-way flow of technology.

Why Pearl River Delta – Shenzhen?

Given Hong Kong’s close economic relationship with Shenzhen and the proximity of the two cities, Shenzhen is naturally regarded as the first choice in developing a strategic alliance with Hong Kong in technology co-operation. Through the joint efforts of the two cities, a number of promotional initiatives have been embarked, including cross-boundary joint research, enhanced participation in each other’s flagship technology event, building of technology database and overseas marketing.

In realizing this huge partnership potential, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Shenzhen Municipal Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding on High-tech Alliance in June 2006.

What options are there?

Option 1 (2-day): 10-11 Oct, 2007
(Cost: HK$1,700 per person & HK$2,560 for 2 persons sharing one room)

Option 2 (3-day with visit to the China Hi-Tech Fair): 10-12 Oct, 2007
(Cost: HK$3,500 per person & HK$5,020 for 2 persons sharing one room)

Option 3 (3-day with golf games): 10-12 Oct, 2007
(Cost: Basic cost of option 2 + HK$ 1,400 per golfer, to include green fee, caddy, cart & locker; non-golfer accompanying guest will have no extra cost)

Notes: Shenzhen Trip will only proceed if the number of participant is 10 or above and Golf game will only proceed if the number of golfer is 4 or above. Confirmation of trip and golf game will be given by e-mail by 7 September, 2007. Please be sure you have the confirmation before you confirm your flight itinerary.

The cost per person includes local transport between Hong Kong and Shenzhen and all visits in Shenzhen (high quality coach), group travel insurance, hotel accommodation at Marco Polo Shenzhen with breakfast, all meals, English-speaking tour guides. It excludes China visa fee, individual travel insurance for own interests and optional programme entrance fee.

After 20 August, 2007, all registration is subject to hotel availability.

Date Time Activities:

10 Oct, 2007 (Wed)

09:00 Depart Hong Kong for Shenzhen by coach via the Shenzhen Bay Bridge

The Shenzhen Bay Bridge (also known as the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor) is the fourth vehicular boundary crossing between the Hong Kong and Shenzhen to relief traffic congestion of the three existing crossings at Lok Ma Chau, Sha Tau Kok and Man Kam To. Officially opened on 1 July 2007, this is the first boundary control point with the immigration and custom checkpoint of both Hong Kong & Chinese mainland co-located. It is expected that the immigration and custom clearance procedure will be simplified and it will greatly facilitate the cargo and passenger flows across the border.

11:00-12:00 Visit to Shenzhen Hi-Tech Park (SHIP)

Objective: To get an overview of role of SHIP in the high-tech industry in Shenzhen and its collaboration with Hong Kong.

Profile: As one of the five state-level high-tech parks supported by the Chinese central government, the Shenzhen High-tech Industrial Park (SHIP) was established in September 1996. The park covers an area of 11.5 km2. In 2003, the total industrial output value of SHIP was RMB89.5 billion, among which the hi-tech output accounted for RMB86.7 billion. SHIP produced 18% of the total industrial output of Shenzhen with an export value of USD5.2 billion. Tenants like Kingdee, Tencent and Techwayson are listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

12:30-14:30 Networking lunch

Objective: To network with experienced representatives of foreign chambers, Hong Kong and overseas companies as well as representatives of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in China (HKCCC) based in Shenzhen.

15:00-16:00 Visit to ZTE Corporation

Objective: To gain understanding on the development of technology sector in Shenzhen and about Hong Kong’s role as a fund raising and business platform for ZTE.

Profile: ZTE Corporation is the leading manufacturer of telecommunications equipment in China, providing a comprehensive range of telecommunications equipment, mobile terminals and services.

ZTE is also a leading provider of wireless network solutions in CDMA, GSM and PHS, and is also recognised as the “Top Wireless Brand” in China. The company is listed on Hong Kong.

16:30 Check- in Hotel

Marco Polo Shenzhen Fuhua 1st Road, Futian CBD, Shenzhen 518048, China
Tel: (86 755) 8298-9888
Fax: (86 755) 3322-7777

18:00-19:00 Meeting with senior officials of the Shenzhen Municipal Government

Remarks: Formal attire

19:00-20:30 Welcome dinner hosted by Shenzhen Government (tbc)

21:00 Return to hotel

11 Oct, 2007 (Thu)

09:00 Option 1 participants to check-out Hotel

Depart for visits

10:00-11:00 Visit to Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited (GDC)

Objective: To understand the latest development of Hong Kong’s creative and content industry, as well as the operation of a leading content business in Shenzhen.

Profile: Headquartered in Hong Kong, GDC is one of the leading groups in the digital content business which encompasses computer graphics ("CG") creation, production, distribution and exhibitions of digital content, plus training of CG artists in the Asia Pacific region.

GDC has built a production pipeline in the city of Shenzhen for the production of CG content for animated films, TV series and other CG applications. GDC has also organized CG training courses in Shenzhen in co-operation with Shenzhen University since year 2000. Having trained over 1000 CG artists, GDC now has a strong CG production team with over 300 animators and artists, the largest in China and Asia. In September 2003, GDC extended its training services to Shanghai and other cities.

11:30-12:15 Visit to Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Objective: To gain an overview of the latest development of the stock market in China

Profile: The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (the SSE), along with Shanghai Stock Exchange, are the only 2 stock exchanges in China. Established in 1990, there are currently over 540 companies listed at SSE with 35 million registered investors and 177 exchange members. The market capitalisation of SSE is around RMB 1 trillion (US$ 122 billion). On a daily basis, around 600,000 deals, valued at US$ 807 million are being traded on the SSE. The securities market in China is undergoing fundamental changes. The implementation of the new Securities Law, Company Law, self-innovation strategy as well as the development of non-tradable share reform have resulted in enormous opportunities to the market.

12:45-14:00 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Visit to Fook Tin Technology Ltd.

Objective: To understand the Hong Kong – Shenzhen business model behind a successful Hong Kong company in the technology sector.

Profile: Fook Tin Technologies Ltd. was established in 1963. The company specialises in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of quality electronic products. They provide their customers with a full range of manufacturing solutions. Fook Tin's customer base comprises clients from over 80 countries. Their flagship brands include Scaleman, Fukuda and PTI.

Option 1 2-day program

16:00 End of program and depart for Hong Kong by coach

15:30 Arrive in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Option 2 & 3 3-day program

16:00 Return to hotel

17:00 Depart for Dinner

19:00 [OPTIONAL PROGRAM] Proceed to “Splendid China Folk Culture Village” for culutral performance and leisure visit

Opened in 1988, the Splendid China Folk Culture Village is the theme park, which features miniature scenic spots of China. It also showcases the living cultures of different minority groups in China. Another attraction is the “Dragon & Phoenix” show – a 55-min show performed by 500 players with a perfect blend of music, dancing, acrobatic performance featuring the beauty of Chinese culture.

Remarks: Entrance fees (RMB 120) and Show fee (RMB 50 each) to be borne by individual participants depending on personal interest, to be paid by participants upon ticket purchase on the spot.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Friday, October 5 2007 Hong Kong SAR

AmCham/SCMP WOMEN OF INFLUENCE AWARDS 2007

AmCham and the SCMP again are looking for winning Women of Influence with outstanding achievements in business and community service. Three prestigious award categories are open for individuals, with one category reserved for the best company for women. The Women of Influence nomination period will be open until August 15. Please mark your calendar for the conference and awards ceremony on October 5.

Go on-line to nominate your Women of Influence today! It just takes 10 minutes for you to register online. Deadline is August 15.

For details and forms: http://www.amcham.org.hk/content/view/5697/523/

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Chinese National Day Celebration

Chinese Students and Scholars Assoc. (CSSAUH) is going to host a big celebration for this special day. All of you are very welcome!

Date: Saturday - September 29 2007
Place: Orvis Auditorium (Music Department) at UH Manoa Campus
Schedule: 5:30Pm - 6:30Pm Free dinner (Food is ordered from a restaurant, and USCPFA will help us serve.)

7:00m - 8:30pm It will be a wonderful performance! You can never miss it!

All of these events are free! We just hope what we arrange will offer an entertaining time to you. All Chinese students, scholars, alumni and your family are welcome!

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

Celebrate Confucius Day at the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa September 28, 2007 at Shidler College of Business A-101 3:00–6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies and the Confucius Institute at the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa.

Events
-Presentation of inaugural “Distinguished Teacher Award”
-World Premiere screening of the documentary film: “Living Chinese Philosophy”
-Post-film discussion led by Roger T. Ames
-Wushu and Taichi demonstrations, Chinese poetry reading, quotations from the Confucian Analects, and Chinese music performance by UHM students

Reception follows performances

Filmed on location in the provinces of Hubei, Si chuan, and Shandong, and in Shanghai and Beijing, “Living Chinese Philosophy” stresses the relevance of an understanding of Confucianism and Daoism in assaying China’s responses to the pressing issues of modernization. Th e guiding premise of this documentary is that these ancient philosophies are very much alive and well in the ways of thinking and living of the Chinese people.

UHM professor Roger T. Ames with a lifetime interest in Chinese philosophy takes us into these traditions, providing a vocabulary for understanding Confucianism and Daoism. The film looks at the pervasive in? uence of these ideas on the ordinary life of the people in the preparation of food for the dinner table, in
the important role of music and musical performance, and in the practices of traditional Chinese medicine.

The film uses culture to interpret several of China’s responses to the most pressing problems of the day: the impact of economic development, the degradation of the environment, the ongoing process of democratization, and human rights issues.

Event parking in Zone 2 (entrance oof University Ave. just mauka of the Architecture School) for $3.00.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Wednesday, Sept 26, 2007 Noon – 1:30pm - Hong Kong Association of Northern California & The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco in conjunction with Asia Society Cordially invite you to a Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring

Mr. Tony Tyler - Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific Airways

The Bankers Club, 52nd Floor 555 California Street, San Francisco
Principal Corporate member: Complimentary
Member: $35
Non-member and Guests: $45

Tony Tyler joined John Swire and Sons in 1977 and moved to Cathay Pacific in 1978. He became Chief Executive of the airline in July 2007. His previous position was Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Pacific, to which he was appointed in January 2005, and prior to that he was Director Corporate Development of the airline for eight years. Mr. Tyler is also Chairman of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd and a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited. He is a graduate of Oxford University.

RSVP with payment by September 19, 2007

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Summit on Saturday, September 22nd in Honolulu Hawaii

What do the people of Hawai'i want for the future of our economy? Our society? Our environment and natural resources? How do we implement true change to move Hawai'i toward a more sustainable future?

We will present the community's answers to these questions in five weeks at the Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Summit, when the draft Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Plan is unveiled. The draft sustainability plan is the result of 18 months of listening to and analyzing the ideas, opinions and goals of our communities for the years to come.

Accountability and the ability to implement action are two ideas the community has demanded in planning for the future. So as part of the draft Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Plan, we will propose a citizen-driven Sustainability Council designed to achieve outcomes and publicly report on the state's sustainability progress. Read what the Honolulu Advertiser has to say about this proposal by clicking here.

More innovative ideas will fill the draft plan. You can hear them first-hand at the Summit, which is on September 22 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. All attendees will receive a copy of the draft plan.

The registration fee is $20.50 for adults and $10.25 for youth under 18. Visit www.hawaii2050.org to register online or mail a check or purchase order to:

Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Summit, P.O. Box 893727, Mililani, HI96789

Please make checks payable "the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs"

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Asian Financial Forum 2007 on September 21, 2007 9:00am - 6:00pm at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre - Organized by The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Hong Kong Trade Development Council

The Asian Financial Forum 2007 is one of the major events celebrating the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Co-organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, this Forum will be an unprecedented platform for the most respected members of the global financial and business community to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic Asian financial markets.

It is an elite invitation-only event and limited to around 600 named distinguished individuals from the industry. The Forum brings together some of the most influential financial minds, including central bankers, senior officials and top executives of international financial institutions.

The plenary session in the morning will be followed by three concurrent panel sessions in the afternoon focusing on asset and wealth management, the development of Asian treasury and bond markets and corporate fundraising options. Experts in the financial services fields will serve as panel convenors and speakers.

Confirmed guests include senior decision-makers from global corporations, institutional investors and financial service providers from across the region. The Forum provides excellent opportunities for networking on the sidelines of the event.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

Wednesday, September 19th - Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Present

Americas Committee Roundtable Luncheon: "Sino-U.S. relations: How do Americans see China?"  with General John L. Fugh, Chairman, The Committee of 100

Wednesday, 19 September 2007, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, HKGCC Theatre, Hong Kong SAR

For registration or more information: please click in: http://www.chamber.org.hk/cbook/e_list.asp#R70919CL 

The U.S.-China relationship has become one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world, but what do the American and Chinese actually think about each other? How do American business leaders and congressional staffers perceive China? At the above roundtable luncheon, General John L. Fugh, Chairman of Committee of 100, will share results from surveys commissioned by his organisation.

The Committee of 100 was founded in 1990 by a group of concerned Chinese Americans, including I.M. Pei and Yo-Yo Ma, who are leaders in their fields. They recognized the need for an organization that brings a Chinese American perspective to U.S.-Greater China relations and that addresses the concerns of Americans of Chinese heritage.

The key functions of the Committee are to serve as a bridge between Greater China and America and to provide a forum for those issues that Americans of Chinese and Asian descent face in the United States. The Committee is dedicated to serving as a "cultural ambassador" to foster the exchange of ideas and perspectives among our members with those in the community and government.

General Fugh, the first Chinese-American to attain general officer status in the U.S. Army, is the Chairman of the Committee of 100. He was born in Beijing, China, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. At age 15, he relocated to the U.S. with his parents. He was The Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army, retiring from that position in 1993, after 33 years of service.

After retirement from the Army, General Fugh joined as a partner at the law firm of McGuire, Woods, Battle & Booth in Washington, D.C. Later, for five years, he served as Chief Representative for several U.S. companies in Beijing, including McDonnell Douglas, which later merged with Boeing Company. As Chief Representative, he was responsible for strategic direction of business development & projects in China.

Participation fee per person is HK$100 for members and HK$200 for non-members. Interested members please complete and return the reply slip below by 13 September 2007. You can also book online at www.chamber.org.hk. For enquiries, please contact Rachel Lau at 2823 1277.

No-shows will be charged and payments are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by HKGCC
Booking will not be confirmed until full payment has been received.
Payment of subscription can be refunded if cancellation is submitted 3 working days before the event, and the refund amount is subject to a 5% or HK$30 deduction, whichever is higher, as handling fee. Cancellation made less than 3 working days is not entitled to any refund

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR) or by email to jwkc8168@yahoo.com

The Confucius Institute at the University of Hawaii presents a Confucius Day Event – Wednesday, Sept 19th

Special Guest Speaker, Randall Peerenboom
Author of “China Modernizes: Threat to the West or Model for the Rest?”

Two sharply contrasting views of China exist today -- on the one hand a rising superpower predicted to have the largest economy in the world by mid century, on the other a brutal, authoritarian regime that is a threat to the geo-stability of the industrial world. So which is the real China? Randall Peerenboom addresses this question by exploring China's economy, political and legal systems, and most controversially, its record on civil, political and personal rights in the context of the developing world. He highlights the often hypocritical stance of an international community which demands standards from others that it does not match at home. He also critically evaluates the benefits of globalization and democratization and the normative values of the West set against Beijing's determination to retain its cultural and political integrity.

Randall Peerenboom is based in Beijing. He is the Director of the China Rule of Law Program for the Oxford Foundation for Law, Justice and Society; Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Socio-Legal Studies Oxford University; and Professor of Law at La Trobe University in Melbourne. He obtained a BA in Philosophy from the U-Wisconsin Madison, an MA in Chinese Religion and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii, before obtaining a JD from Columbia Law School. In addition to serving as an expert witness on PRC legal issues, he has been a consultant to the Ford Foundation and the Asian Development Bank on legal reforms and rule of law in China.

Event co-sponsored by:


Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC)
PAMI/CIBER Shidler College of Business

Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor - Wednesday September 19, 2007
11:30am-12:15pm Networking & buffet lunch
12:15pm-1:15pm Program
1:15pm-1:30pm Q&A
1:30pm-2:00pm Book signing

Parking: Available at Harbor Court (entrance on Bethel Street) or Alii Twr for 75¢ per 30 minutes, up to 2 hrs; $1.50 thereafter per 30 minutes. or $5.50 up to 2-hrs at Pioneer Plaza

Cost: $25 for non-members and walk-ins;
$15 for members from sponsoring organizations;
$10 for academics and students.
RSVP to Center of Chinese Studies by September 11, 2007
Limited seats available, please make your reservation early!

Reservation form for Confucius Day Event - Wednesday September 19, 2007
Name: _____________________________________________________ ________Check enclosed
Company: ___________________________________ Phone: _____________(O), ____________(C)
Address: ________________________________________________________________ Zip_______
Email: _______________________________________@___________________________________
$___________x ________Persons = $_________________________

Please make check payable to: EAST ASIAN OUTREACH
Attn: Daniel Tschudi, Center for Chinese Studies, Moore Hall #417
1890 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-8891; E-Mail: dtschudi@hawaii.edu

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

You are cordially invited to the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference on September 13–14, 2007 at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) cordially extends you an invitation to register for the 25th Anniversary Celebration Conference of National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MEDWeek25), September 13–14, 2007 at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

In honor of this important anniversary, the conference theme is Celebrating the Legacy of Innovation and Competitiveness. This conference will feature the renowned author and innovation expert Dr. Vijay Govindarajan; Professor, TUCK School of Business, Dartmouth College as a keynote speaker.

Come and participate in the thought-provoking plenary sessions and workshops on enhancing the competitiveness of minority business enterprises (MBEs) in the 21st century! This premier conference, which focuses on empowering MBEs will also include special events celebrating the legacy and achievements of minority business entrepreneurs of the past quarter-century. In addition, the Awards gala will recognize individuals who have played an integral role in the progress of minority business development over the course of their lifetime.

From its inception, MED Week has proved an invaluable experience for participants; and the 25th Anniversary celebration will uphold this tradition by bringing in the most influential and respected people from the public, private and non-profit sectors to challenge and engage you.

To register, simply Click here. The easy to follow instructions located there will guide you through the process. Please visit www.medweek.gov for detailed information about conference sessions and hotel reservations.

Sincerely,

Ronald N. Langston,
National Director,
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
U.S. Department of Commerce

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

Thursday, September 13th, Santa Clara, California: A BUSINESS PROGRAM TO WELCOME AN OFFICIAL 30-MEMBER STRONG DELEGATION FROM HONG KONG AND FOSHAN (A MUNICIPALITY IN SOUTHERN CHINA)

HONG KONG AND FOSHAN: YOUR WINNING FORMULA IN CHINA

Complimentary (No Charge) Business Seminar and Networking Luncheon

China is the single most important and fastest growing marketplace, as well as manufacturing base, for US products. Come learn how to use Hong Kong and Foshan as your platform to do business with Mainland China .

DATE: Thursday, September 13, 2007
TIME: Registration & Networking 9:15AM – 10AM
Business Seminar 10AM – 12:30PM
Luncheon 12:30PM – 2:00PM

VENUE: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA

For invitations please e-mail YUEMEI_CHOW@HKETOSF.GOV.HK or call Tammy at (415) 835-9305

Hosts:
Invest Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR Government
Foshan Municipal People’s Government

Co - Organizers:
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco
Hong Kong Association of Northern California
HongKong-SV.com   
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce

Supporting Organizations:

Asian Business Association, California-Asia Business Council, Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association, Chinese Information and Networking Association, East Bay Economic Development Alliance, Milpitas Chamber of Commerce, Silicon Valley –China Wireless Technology Association, Silicon Valley Information Business Alliance, Silicon Valley Science and Technology Association, Silicon Valley U.S. Export Assistance Center,
Software Development Forum

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

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) is having a seminar on September 11, and would like to invite Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce members to attend

Count on Business Solutions V

The seminar will feature three speakers:
Shekar Krishnan, Tata Consultancy Services à Offshoring Services
Gail Takaki, ProService Hawaii à Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs)
Kimberly Frank, Kimberly Frank Consulting à Creative Strategies to Recruit/Retain Employees

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Registration: 3:30 p.m.
Seminar: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Networking Event & Exhibitor/Vendor Fair: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Manoa Grand Ballroom, 5th Floor

Members: $35.00
Non-Members: $40.00
Exhibitor/Vendor table: $125.00
(Exhibitor/vendor entry fee will cover the seminar and networking registration for two participants, exhibit space (one (1) six-foot table and two (2) chairs), and heavy pupus)
Networking Only: $25.00
Registration includes heavy pupus & no-host cocktails
$3.00 validated parking

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2007 Hong Kong SAR

U.S. Consulate Open Briefing by Consul General James Cunningham and staff

At this thrice-a-year open briefing given by the U.S. Consulate General, Consul General James Cunningham and his team will share U.S. perspectives on recent events in Hong Kong and the region.

They will provide updates on activities and initiatives involving the political, economic, commerical, agriculture, consular, and public affiars aspects of the Consulate General's work.

This is an open forum where AmCham members are welcome to exchange information with the Consul General and talk to members of his staff. Don't miss out! The next open briefing will be on January 22, 2008. Remarks: ALL MEMBERS are welcome to attend. As seating is limited, your advance reservations and payment are appreciated.

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton HK, Harbor Room (L3), 3 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Time: 8:00 a.m. SHARP American buffet breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Briefing

Fee: AMCHAM members only @HK$300

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 AmCham Shanghai - China

Towards Sustainability - The Role of the Built Environment

Progress toward a sustainable future cannot ignore the importance of the built environment. This landmark half-day seminar aims to foster a wide-ranging and intellectually substantial exploration of sustainability as it relates to the built environment and is proudly sponsored by the AmCham Shanghai Real Estate Committee - in cooperation with AmCham Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Environmental Committee, Science and Technology Committee and supported by the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in China. A broad panel of industry experts and professionals will explore topics such as sustainable communities, green building design, clean technologies in the building sector and the economics of "Going Green".

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

Wednesday, Sept 12th: U.S. Department of Commerce - Office of China Economic Area Presents

Intellectual Property Rights In China Webinar Series

Protecting and enforcing the intellectual property rights of U.S. businesses in China is critical to the success of your industry. Keeping updated on the latest developments in China is integral to this effort. Therefore, we invite you to participate in this new China IPR webinar series.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007, 11am - 12:30pm EDT

Hiring an Investigative Firm in China:
Find the bad guys, don’t hire them! Avoid the most common mistakes in investigating intellectual property infringement in China. Please join Alex Thiel from General Motors and Douglas Clark, local managing partner in the Shanghai office of Lovells LLP for an in-depth discussion of how to best work with investigators in China. The discussion will be moderated by Timothy Browning, Attorney-Advisor for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The programs are free. Preregistration is required.

To register, please send your contact information to ChinaIPR@mail.doc.gov. A registration confirmation, and dial-in/log-in instructions will be sent to you a week before the program. No special software or computer configuration is needed to participate; only a phone line and a computer with an internet connection is necessary.

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

Hawaii Public Radio Station FM 89.3

“Business Beyond the Reef” to discuss the problems with imports from China, telling all sides of the story and then expand the discussion to revitalizing Chinatown

Special Guest: Johnson Choi, MBA, RFC. President - Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)
Special Guest: Danny Au, Manager, Bo Wah Trading

Listen to streaming audio

Sept 4 2007 5:00 - 6:00pm Honolulu Hawaii
(China & Hong Kong SAR time: Sept 5 2007 11:00am - 12noon)
(West Coast USA time: Sept 4 2007 8:00 - 9:00pm)
(East Coast USA time: Sept 4 2007 11:00pm - 12 midnight)

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

Asian Aerospace Hong Kong 2007 AES On September 2-4, 2007

The U.S. Commercial Service Aerospace & Defense Technology Team and the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong will offer the AEROSPACE EXECUTIVE SERVICE, a unique way for U.S. firms to participate in the 2007 Asian Aerospace International Expo & Congress.

Asian Aerospace 2007, a certified U.S. Department of Commerce trade show, will take place at Hong Kong's new AsiaWorld Expo complex, adjacent to Hong Kong International Airport.

2007 marks the first time Asian Aerospace has been held in Hong Kong. The region's premier aerospace event for 25 years, Asian Aerospace was last organized in Singapore in February 2006. With the relocation to Hong Kong comes a renewed emphasis on the Asia Pacific's fast-moving commercial aviation market; the 2007 Congress focuses on air tranport strategies, operations and technologies.

In 2006, Asian Aerospace recorded deals in excess of US$15 billion. The cumulative order book, mainly in the commercial sector, included an array of some 40 agreements ranging from major fixed and rotary wing aircraft and engine purchases, sales of aircraft simulators, and avionics packages, MRO, aerospace supply chain management and consultancy contracts. Asian Aerospace 2006 attracted 940 exhibitors from 43 countries and 153 delegations from 44 countries, including first-time major participation by Chinese visitors.

According to Boeing, by 2012 "Asia's share of the world's commercial airplane fleet will become equal to Europe's share at 24%... by 2026, Asia-Pacific's share will reach 29%, surpassing that of Europe." Participation in Asian Aerospace presents an excellent opportunity to develop and nurture the relationships required to tap into the region's huge demand for air transportation.

As a participant in the AEROSPACE EXECUTIVE SERVICE, you will benefit from the following:

A pre-show briefing;
Pre-scheduled meetings with potential partners, distributors, and buyers over the course of two days;
Transportation between hotel (TBA) and Asian Aerospace on September 3-4;
One exhibition entry per company representative;
One invitation per company representative to official reception or other Asian Aerospace networking events;
Access to exhibitor amenities;
AEROSPACE EXECUTIVE SERVICE mini-display and meeting area for company literature and graphics;
Copy of official Asian Aerospace Exhibitors' Directory;
Meetings with Asia NOW aerospace industry specialists from U.S. Embassies and Consulates and their delegations; and, On-site AEROSPACE EXECUTIVE SERVICE program coordinator.

Participation Fee: $3,200* (lodging, airfare and most meals not included); *$700 for each additional company representative

Space is limited to 8 companies.

ITA Aerospace & Defense Technology Team:
Eric Nielsen
Arizona US Export Assistance Center
120 North Stone Ave., Suite 200
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Tel: (520) 670-5808
Fax: (520) 243-1910
Email: Eric.Nielsen@N0SPAM.mail.doc.gov

US Commercial Service Hong Kong:
Elanna Tam
American Consulate General Hong Kong
26 Garden Road, Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2521-5950
Fax: (852) 2845-9800
E-mail: elanna.tam@N0SPAM.mail.doc.gov

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

Monday, September 3, 2007 AmCham Shanghai - China

The Show Must Go On: Bringing Broadway to China

On September 5th, 42nd Street, the Broadway musical which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1981 and Best Revival of a Musical in 2001, will make its China debut in Shanghai. Robert E. Nederlander, Sr. and his son Robert Nederlander, Jr. will discuss their perspectives on breaking into the Chinese entertainment industry at this AmCham Media Committee sponsored event. The focus of the discussion will be on the marketing strategies necessary to promote this model of entertainment in China.

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

A Celebration of Life will be held for Professor Liu Youlan - Beloved teacher/mentor of the Phoenix Dance Chamber on Sunday, September 2, 2007 4:30pm at Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

(Reception to follow)

Professor Liu was an integral part of the 1989 Chinese Bicentennial Celebration at the University of Hawai'i where she lectured on Chinese dance and taught Chinese folk dance classes for the Dept. of Theatre and Dance. Her teachings were inspirational to the founding of the Phoenix Dance Chamber and she was invited back to Hawai'i several times to assist with developing a curriculum of Chinese dance and to teach new dances for the Phoenix Dance Chamber. We hope that you will be able to attend and share her remembrance and life with us.

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

Better Business Bureau of Hawaii ~ Shred'em & Forget'em Day on Saturday, September 1, 2007 ~ 8:00AM-12:00N

SHREDEX 98-736A Moanalua Loop, Aiea, Hawaii 96701

The General Public can bring up to 4 banker boxes (1 Cubic Foot) for FREE Destruction.

The Better Business Bureau of Hawaii is partnering with SHREDEX to host our 1st “Shred’em & Forget’em Day” on September 1.

SHREDEX, a security document destruction company, and BBB member since 2006, is donating its services and will be available at their Aiea site from 8:00AM to noon on Saturday, September 1. Residents and BBB Member Companies are invited to bring up to four boxes of confidential documents like check stubs, bank statements and credit card offers, which will be shredded for free. BBB staff will be available to provide information and answer your questions on how you can protect you, your loved ones, and your customers from Identity theft.

Identity theft costs consumers and business billions of dollars each year, and it can take six months or more for an individual to correct credit records, said Dwight Kealoha , BBB CEO. “Consumers can do a lot to make sure they cut down the risk associated with the fraudulent activity. One important way is to shred personal documents. Studies show that most thieves obtain personal information through trash cans or unsecured places in the home or office.”

Let the BBB & SHREDEX help you protect your personal information! Please visit their website www.shredexhawaii.com for a map to their facility!

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

 The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Small Business Committee & The City & County of Honolulu Present

“Do it Yourself Marketing”

Date/Time: August 30, 2007 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Place: Honolulu Design Center (Includes continental breakfast)
Cost: Admission is FREE!

Many small businesses may not be aware of the marketing and promotional options that are available to them for little or no cost. Learn some simple, effective marketing techniques and hear from experts on how to address some of your marketing challenges.

MODERATOR: Ruth Limtiaco, CEO, The Limtiaco Company, Inc.

PROGRAM:
“One Man Brand Marketing”
“Getting Free Publicity”
“E-Commerce on Your Own”
“Marketing on a Shoestring”
“Inspiration Story”

PANELISTS:
Peter Kay, President, CyberCom, Inc.
Ruth Limtiaco , CEO, The Limtiaco Company, Inc.
Joette Colgan, Marketing & PR, Honolulu Design Center

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

August 28-29, 2007

2007 Hawaii Tourism Conference
Aloha Aku, Aloha Mai – The Responsibility of Aloha III
Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA

Join us at our 4th Annual Hawai‘i Tourism Conference! A great opportunity to learn about the latest travel trends, hear what’s occurring in the global and local marketplaces, discover what’s in store for 2008 tourism marketing, exchange ideas with fellow industry members …and reflect upon what Aloha is all about. This year’s conference will also feature the 16th Annual Keep It Hawai‘i® Recognition Awards. We hope to see you there!

August 28 – International, national and local speakers examining current issues and trends globally and in Hawaii
16th Annual Keep It Hawaii® Recognition Awards.

August 29 – 2008 Tourism Marketing Plan Presentations and state of the Hawai‘i Visitor Industry.

Details and registration information to follow.

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

Aloha UH International Alumni and Friends

UH ISS International Alumni Reunion Website reunion is now active

The ISS International Alumni Reunion, scheduled for August 9-12, 2007, honors the many international students who have participated in the educational mission of the University of Hawai`i . This event also celebrates the centennial year of the University of Hawai`i .

We invite you to join in this celebration

ISS Reunion/TIMI (TIM International Inc - alumni association of UH School of Travel Industry Management) Reception on Friday August 10, 4 pm to 6 pm
Sunset Reference Center - George Hall, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Welcome messages from Dave, Ren and Dean Jamieson at 4:30 pm
Wine, soft drinks and light snacks will be served (hosted by TIMI)
With your RSVP Bevra will arrange for parking passes (808) 956-7166 or by email to bevra@hawaii.edu

We will be extending an invitation to the TIM Faculty and Staff, Local TIM Alumni, Undergrad and Graduate Students. Many thanks for your support and look forward to seeing you at the TIM School

August 9 – Aloha Dinner at the Waialae Country Club (TIMI has purchased a table for 10 for $700, individual ticket at $100 each, contact Johnson Choi at jwkc8168@yahoo.com or 808-524-5738 by Aug 1 if you want to join us, check payable to TIM International Inc) 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Opening reception featuring an International Dinner Buffet with no-host bar to welcome all alumni and family to the Reunion Activities. Opportunities to meet one another, faculty, and staff.
Speaker: President David McClain, University of Hawai`i
Bus departs from designated hotels at 4:30 p.m., Final Program Details will be available starting at 5:00 p.m.
Chair: Dr. Choy-Ling Wong (no picture on file)
August 10 - Open House at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa  (Lunch is $30/person at around 1:00pm visiting College of Business Administration and/or School of Travel Industry Management, contact Johnson Choi at jwkc8168@yahoo.com or 808-524-5738 by Aug 1 if you want to join us, check payable to TIM International Inc) University of Hawaii at Manoa - Campus Day 1:00 p.m. to 6:00pm p.m. (4 - 6pm at UH School of TIM at George Hall with Complimentary Wine and Cheese)., Afternoon Tea at the University of Hawaii at Manoa; Morning Visits: Alumni and guest may wish to visit departments, faculty and staff, the art galleries and bookstore independently in the morning., Informative bus or walking tours will be offered beginning at 1:00.m. from Varney Circle. A presentation by Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, featuring the past, present and future of the University of Hawaii, will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the QLC Room 412. This is a great chance to renew memories and introduce Manoa to family and guests., The Afternoon Tea will begin at 3:00 p.m. Bus departs only from Ala Moana Hotel at 12:30 p.m. to the University campus
Chair: June C. Naughton, Coordinating Chair, ISS International Alumni Reunion
August 11 – Sunset Dinner Sail on the Ali`I Kai Catamaran (Depart at 5:00pm, $68/person, contact Johnson Choi at jwkc8168@yahoo.com or 808-524-5738 by Aug 1 if you want to join us, check payable to TIM International Inc) Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Alii Kai Catamaran Dinner Cruise - An evening of Dinner and fun on the “Ruler of the Sea,” the world’s largest Polynesian catamaran providing spectacular views of Waikiki and the Honolulu coast. Dinner buffet and Polynesian entertainment is included. 5:30 p.m. departure from Pier 5. Transportation from hotels at 4:15 Return after 7 p.m.
Chair: Savio Pang
August 12 – Graduation, Reception, and Luncheon
For more program details, go to our website: www.isauhm.org/reunion. If you wish to receive updated information, write to: jnaughton@hawaii.rr.com or jnaught@hawaii.edu 

Registration Information

We encourage you to register before June 1 by printing the registration form provided on our website and submitting it by mail (with check or money order payable in U.S. dollars) or fax the form to the address/phone number provided. If you prefer to pay on-line, you may submit your form by e-mail or fax without credit card details and request that an invoice be sent to you for on-line payment. A return e-mail will be sent to confirm your registration.

Save the Date! Make Plans! Encourage Your Family and Friends to Attend.

June Chun Naughton
Chair, ISS International Alumni Reunion
jnaughton@hawaii.rr.com

Linda Duckworth, Director, International Student Services, lindaduc@hawaii.edu.
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
QLC 206, 2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822

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

Friday, August 10th Honolulu Hawaii - The Hawaii Science & Technology Council Presents Disaster Management: Opportunities for Hawaii's Future

2nd Friday Tech Download - A Monthly Networking Breakfast Series
Disaster Management: Opportunities for Hawaii's Future
A Two Part Series on Hawaii's Potential as a Hub for Disaster Management
Panel Moderator: Stan Goosby, Chief Scientist, Pacific Disaster Center

Panelists: Eileen Shea, Director, NOAA Integrated Data and Environmental Applications (NOAA IDEA) Center
Panelists: Jim Weyman, Director, Cetnral Pacific Hurrican Center and Meteorologist-in-Charge Weather Forecast Office Honolulu

The Pacific Club
Friday, August 10, 2007, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
$15 HS&TC Members, $20 NonMembers
Please rsvp to robyn@hawaiiscitechcouncil.org or 536-4670

Checks made payable to:
Hawaii Science & Technology Council
735 Bishop Street, Suite 401, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Just a few reminders...We are invited guests at the Pacific Club and would appreciate your assistance in following the guidelines below:

DRESS CODE: No jeans, shorts, collarless shirts, gym shoes or rubber slippers permitted. "Aloha Attire" is acceptable for both men and women.

CELL PHONE POLICY: All incoming and outgoing cell phone conversations must be held outside the clubhouse. Please turn cell phones off or to silent mode while in common areas of the Club.

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

Wednesday August 8 2007

Senior Policy Seminar Luncheon 2007 - “Critical Issues for U.S. Policy in the Asia Pacific Region”

Four leading experts from the policy and academic worlds will comment on the critical issues discussed at the East-West Center's eighth Senior Policy Seminar. The Seminar addressed geopolitics, economics, and the role of "soft power," focusing on implications for the United States' policy. This year's panelists are:

Ambassador Han Sung-Joo, President of Korea University and the SeoulForum for International Affairs. Formerly served as the Republic of Korea's Ambassador to the U.S., the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of The East Asia Vision Group.

Ambassador Wu Jianmin, President, China Foreign Affairs University. Previously served as China's Ambassador to France, the Netherlands, and the United Nations Office in Geneva; and as Director General of the Foreign Ministry's Information Department.

Professor Lawrence J. Lau, President and Professor of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He serves as Vice-Chairman of the China Society for Finance and Banking and consulted for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the UNDP.

Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, and Tunisia; and Executive Director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization.

Cosponsored by the East-West Center, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC), and the Friends of the East-West Center (FEWC).

Where: Garden Level, Hawaii Imin International Conference Center
Time: 11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 noon Luncheon
Cost: $25.00 - EWC, PAAC, FEWC members; $30.00 - non-members (Vegetarian Meal available by request)
Parking: $3.00 - Please pay at the guard kiosk on East-West Road. Display this flyer on dashboard. Limited parking available on lawn area between the Imin Conference Center and Lincoln Hall.
RSVP by Thursday, August 2.

Email: ewcinfo@EastWestCenter.org
Phone: 944-7111

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2007 Hong Kong SAR

"U.S.-China Relations: The Outlook for Business" - John Frisbie, President, The US-China Business Council

The US-China Business Council President John Frisbie will present his and USCBC views on developments in Washington, ongoing bilateral initiatives including the important Strategic Economic Dialogue and the Joint Commission on Commerce & Trade, and ongoing U.S.-China business issues as experienced in the work of USCBC's Washington, Beijing and Shanghai offices. He will share his own views of the U.S.-China relationship, the current mood in Congress and how that might affect the trade relationship, along with Chinese reactions. Frisbie will be fresh from a week of high-level meetings with U.S. and PRC government officials and USCBC members in Beijing and Shanghai.

The USCBC is a private, non-profit, non-partisan, member-supported organization, and the principal organization of U.S. corporations engaged in business relations with the People's Republic of China. Founded in 1973 as the National Council for U.S.-China Trade, USCBC originally served the early efforts of U.S. business in China in the absence of formal diplomatic relations between the two nations. With the massive growth of U.S.-China economic engagement since the end of the 1970s, USCBC has continued to assist firms entering the field for the first time, but increasingly the bulk of its work has served the interests and needs of U.S. firms with well-established commercial relationships in China. Headquartered in Washington, DC, USCBC also serves its corporate members from field offices in Beijing and Shanghai. USCBC provides extensive, tailored business advisory services on a wide range of business interests and concerns to individual member companies. Its meetings and programs, in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, provide both broad-gauge and highly business-relevant information, and offer companies the chance to share ideas and experiences as well.

Members of the China Business, Trade & Investment, Financial Services, Energy and Law committees are welcome. Hong Kong members of the USCBC are invited to join us for this buffet luncheon discussion. Registration limited to first 35.

Venue: AmCham Pacific Conference Room, 1904 Bank of American Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Fee: AMCHAM members @HK$250 (Light buffet lunch)

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

Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, together with the United Chinese Society, are co-sponsoring a welcome dinner in honor of new Consul General Zhang Yun and his delegation of the People Republic of China. Before his assignment to their Los Angeles office, Consul General Zhang had served as Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Director General, Protocol Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador to Singapore. Here are the details of our welcome dinner:

Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Time: 6:00 p.m. Cocktails; 6:30pm Dinner
Place: Tapa Ballroom (I), Hilton Hawaiian Village
Attire: Aloha Attire
Cost: $43.00 per person; no host cocktails

Consul General Zhang and his wife Yang Aidi, accompanied by Consul Hou Yanqi, Chief, Overseas Chinese Affairs Section, and Consul Song Lianzhen, Chief, Visa Section, will visit Hawaii from July 30 to August 3, 2007. As this is his first visit to Hawaii, Consul General Zhang plans to meet with State officials, including Governor Lingle, Mayor Hannemann, and other key state leaders. He is also looking forward to meeting the leaders in the Chinese community.

Please join us at this welcome dinner to show our aloha and Hawaiian hospitality to Consul General Zhang and his entourage. We apologize for the short notice and space is limited, so please R.S.V.P. to the Chinese Chamber at 533-3181, or gchan@chinesechamber.com, as soon as possible, and no later than July 25, 2007. Thank you very much for your attention and prompt reply.

P.S. While he is here, Consul Song Lianzhen, chief of Visa Section, will provide services to the Chinese immigrants in Hawaii, including renewal of Chinese passport, certification of health, etc. Contact the Chamber office for further details.

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

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority's COUNTY PRODUCT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM SEEKS TO SUPPORT EVENTS AND PROGRAMS ON ALL COUNTIES

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state agency for tourism, in partnership with the City & County of Honolulu and the Counties of Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i and Maui, are soliciting proposals for tourism product enrichment projects in 2008 under the HTA’s County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP). The intent of CPEP is to support community-based events and activities on each county that help to strengthen and diversify Hawai‘i’s tourism offerings related to the niches of agriculture, culture, education, nature, health & wellness and technology.

“The CPEP program has been successful in providing visitors with venues to experience the diversity, culture and values that make Hawai‘i so unique,” said Rex Johnson, president and chief executive officer of HTA. “This program is an excellent example of a successful community-public partnership that provides visitors the opportunity to interact with residents while providing residents with events and projects that support and perpetuate our local culture.”

Last year, over 100 projects throughout the state were supported through CPEP including O‘ahu’s Lei Day Celebration and 25th Okinawan Festival; Hawai‘i Island’s Kona Earth Festival, Queen Lili‘uokalani Festival and Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival; Kaua‘i’s Banana Poka Round Up and Mokihana Festival; and Maui’s 15th East Maui Taro Festival, Lāna‘i Pineapple Festival and Moloka‘i Ka Hula Piko.

Beginning July 16, application packets will be available for download on each of the county’s Web sites (see below) or at HTA’s Web Site at www.hawaiitourismauthority.org. Proposals must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. (HST) on August 31, 2007.

To assist with the application process, HTA and the counties will be holding free workshops to provide detailed information on CPEP including proposal solicitation and the award process. Information on the workshops is provided below:

County of Hawai‘i - Date and Time: July 19, 2007, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Department of Liquor Control – Kona Center Building, 75-5722 Hanama Place, Suite 1107, Kailua-Kona

County of Hawai‘i - Date and Time: July 20, 2007, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: County Building – Aupuni Center Conference Room - 101 Pauahi Street, Hilo

City and County of Honolulu - Date and Time: July 25, 2007, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Office of Economic Development – Honolulu Hale, Room 306, 530 S. King Street, Honolulu

County of Kaua‘i - Date and Time: August 1, 2007, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: County Building, Meeting Room 2 A/B (Planning Room), 4444 Rice Street, Līhu‘e

County of Maui - Date and Time: August 2, 2007, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Maui Community College, Science Building, Room 12A, 310 W. Ka‘ahumanu Avenue, Kahului

For more information:
Sharon Freitas, Director of Communications, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Ph: (808) 973-2272

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

July 23, 2007 (Monday), 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m, San Francisco, California, USA

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office San Francisco in conjunction with Hong Kong Association of Northern California cordially invites you to a Speaker Luncheon featuring Tam Wing-pong, JP, Postmaster General, Hongkong Post

“An overview of the China market and its rapid growth”

July 23, 2007 (Monday), 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m., at Bay View Room, 25th Floor, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Mr Tam graduated from the University of Hong Kong , with further studies in Oxford University , Harvard Business School and Tsing Hua University. He has been in his current post as Postmaster General since July 10, 2006. During his service with the Hong Kong Government in the past 30 years, Mr Tam has held many senior positions in different fields, including financial services, trade, and housing. As the Deputy Director-General of Trade and the Deputy Secretary for Trade and Industry, Mr Tam was a key member of the Hong Kong delegation at the meetings of the World Trade Organization, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, and the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council.

As the first Deputy Director of the Office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing , Mr Tam will share with us his insight in doing business with China . His discussion topic will cover an overview of the China market and its rapid growth; Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) and its effects; how businesses are making use of CEPA in expanding their business in China; how Hongkong Post positions itself to meet with the opportunities (including what they have done for the China market and how they facilitate businesses in the movement of goods, etc.)

Admission to the luncheon for HKANC members is free with pre-registration on a first-come-first-served basis. Space is limited. Please register now on-line at http://www.hongkong.org/broadcast/rsvp.asp or by phone at (415) 835-9311 (Lisa).

Kindly note that this invitation is non-transferable and confirmation on seats will be sent to you via e-mail.

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

Hawaii Tax Foundation: The Quandaries of China's Rise - Christopher A. McNally, Fellow, Ph.D., Political Science, University of Washington on July 18 2007 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Monarch Room 11:30am - 1:30pm

Given the dynamic growth of China and its people's ability to now explore destinations beyond their borders, it holds the potential to offer not only a brand new market for visitors, but also for potential investors. Christopher McNally's observations of the potential China holds as a market for Hawaii is not only timely but fascinating.

Dr. Christopher A. McNally is a Research Fellow in Politics, Governance and Security Studies. As a political economist, his research focus on contemporary varieties of capitalism, including the nature and logic of China's capitalist transition.

He is now studying the implication of China's capitalist renaissance on the global order. Dr. McNally has held fellowship conducting fieldwork and research at the Asia Research Centre in West Australia, the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences,

He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington in Seattle and has authored numerous publications, including most recently in The China Quarterly, Asian Perspective and Comparative Social Research. He is now editing the volume, "China's Emergent Political Economy - Capitalism in the Dragon's Lair," forthcoming with Routledge in late 2007.

RSVP by: July 10 2007
Cost: $50
Check payable: Tax Foundation of Hawaii", 126 Queen St Suite 304, Honolulu HI 96813Phone/fax: 808-536-4587/808-536-4588No tickets will be issued - names will be checked at the door, Vegetarian lunches must be requested in advance prior to luncheon date

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

Tuesday - July 17, 2007 AmCham Shanghai - China 3:30 - 5:30pm

The Future of Mobile in China

China is already the world's largest mobile phone market in the world, with nearly 500 million subscribers and 5 million more added each month. Join the AmCham Shanghai InfoComm and Marketing Committees for an afternoon seminar on the Future of Mobile in China. A panel of industry experts from Microsoft, SmartPay and 21 Communications will explore how mobile phones are changing the face of Chinese business. Sign up for this exciting event now!

The Mobile Experience - Mr. Sun Shaw, Director of the Microsoft Mobile Technology Center, Beijing, will explore the future of mobile computing and technologies and visual experiences emerging in the areas of multimedia, language input methods, networking capabilities, and several other advances that are pushing the boundaries of what a mobile device can do.

Mobile Payment Services - Mr. Greg Shen, President and CEO, SmartPay, a leading Chinese provider of wireless value-added services across mobile networks in China, will discuss the increasing r! each of mobile payment services in China. Greg will offer his perspectives on the opportunities and challenges in this fast emerging area of payment services.

Mobile Advertising - Mr. David Turchetti, CEO, 21 Communications, a leading mobile marketing company based in Shanghai, will explain how brands like Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, and Hewlett-Packard are reaching customers and increasing sales with innovative mobile programs.

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Time: 15:00 to 17:30
Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel
Cost: Member: RMB 200 Non-Member: RMB 350

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

"The Chinese language is HOT: responding to market demand in the global, technological age" on Sunday, July 15th 11:00am at the Hee Hing Restaurant, Honolulu, Hawaii USA

Cynthia Ning, associate director, Center for Chinese Studies; co-director, Confucius Institute; camp director, 2007 Chinese Immersion Sports Camp.

Shuhan Wang, director of China Programs, Asia Society; site evaluator, 2007 Chinese Immersion Sports Camp.

The 2007 Chinese Immersion Sports Camp (which will be ongoing at the time of the USCPFA luncheon) is a joint effort of the Confucius Institute at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (CI-UHM) and STARTALK, a national initiative funded by four US federal agencies. The CI-UHM is funded by the PRC National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, under its Ministry of Education.

Cost: $15/person
Payable: U.S.-China People Friendship Association Honolulu Chapter c/o Sylvia Louie, 1813 Hunnewell St, Honolulu HI 96822
RSVP by: July 10 2007

Confucius Institutes expanding worldwide - By Zhu Zhe (China Daily)

Confucius, who revolutionized education in China 2,500 years ago by making it accessible to commoners, once pondered taking a boat to spread wisdom everywhere. Today, he would have received offers of air tickets from dozens of countries to meet students in schools named after him. There will soon be 80 Confucius Institutes worldwide, according to agreements signed on Wednesday by Chinese Language Council International (CLCI), a government body which co-ordinates language-teaching efforts in other countries. Portugal, Belarus and Serbia will have their first institutes; and one each in Britain, Germany and Spain will bring the three countries' total to 14. The United States and Thailand have the highest number of institutes 11 each.

Figures from the Ministry of Education show that more than 30 million people are learning Chinese worldwide, and the number is on the rise, creating an acute demand for teachers. The rapidly-growing number of Confucius Institutes is to meet the "huge demand for Chinese learning overseas", State Councillor Chen Zhili said yesterday in Beijing on the first day of a two-day Confucius Institute Conference. The institutes' main responsibilities are to teach Chinese, train teachers, certify instructors, conduct examinations and provide consultancy services on Chinese culture, the economy and society.

"Chinese has become hot in the United States during the past one or two years," said Nancy Jervis, vice-president of the New York-based China Institute, who is in Beijing to attend the conference. Her organization hosts the earliest Confucius Institute in the United States. She said some parents, brokers on Wall Street, have gone to the extent of employing Chinese nannies for their children so that they grow up speaking Chinese and work internationally. "China's rapid economic growth is the major reason behind the language fever," she said, adding that the unique culture is also a big attraction.

The China Institute is also working with New York city and state officials to teach Chinese in public schools more than 2,400 US secondary schools have expressed interest but Jervis worries there would not be enough teachers. "Currently, there are about 500 Chinese teachers in the United States, but we need at least 5,000," she said. In response to some US media reports that the institutes are being set up to export "soft power," Jervis said it is common practice for countries to set up such institutes to let other people understand their culture better. She pointed out as examples the Alliance Francaise and Goethe Institutes around the world.

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 Hong Kong SAR

Globalization and Leadership: Developing a 'Dream Team' to Deliver on China's Promise - Gary Burnison, CEO, Korn/Ferry International

As China's prominence as an economic powerhouse has risen, so have the expectations of foreign investors and multinational companies seeking to take advantage of the tremendous growth opportunities available there. CEO Gary Burnison will present Korn/Ferry's recent research, "The Dream Team: Delivering Leadership in Asia." The research results from a poll of over 300 C-level executives with primary responsibility for or familiarity with their company's Asian operations.

The paradox facing even the most sophisticated companies wanting to expand or enter Asia today is how to reconcile their growth targets with a paucity of indigenous "best-in-class" leadership talent. In order to deliver on China's promise, a longer-term view is needed that recognizes and plans for the complexity of the challenges in such a diverse market, with an eye towards developing world-class teams and co-leaders.

Mr. Burnison is CEO of executive recruitment firm Korn/Ferry International. Before his appointment in July 2007, he served as its chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Before joining the firm in 2001, Mr. Burnison was principal and chief financial officer of Guidance Solutions, and a partner at KPMG Peat Marwick.

Venue The Ritz-Carlton HK, Harbour Room (L3), 3 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Time 8:00am Registration/Continental breakfast; 8:30am Presentation; 9:30am Close
Member Fee HK$300; Non Member Fee HK$380; Corporate Table HK$3,600 (10-12pax)

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 Hong Kong SAR - Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Tune in to Global Fashion Trends

As a renowned platform for industry players to source fashion-related products, services and tune in to global trends, Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer is a not-to-be missed event. This year, more than 1,100 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions will converge to showcase their latest collections in this modish event. Exhibitors include ADETEX, Asia Fur Co Ltd, Bariano Pty Ltd, Bella, Canaan Knitting & Garment Factory, Fast Base Enterprises Ltd, Fenix Hong Kong Ltd, Lian Industrial Co., Ltd, Marco & Mari Co Ltd, Meridian Industries Ltd.

Remarkable Treats - For easy location, exhibitors are divided into zones: Garment & Accessories Mart for big-volume items and Fashion Gallery for high-end, exclusive clothing; plus specialised Body & Intimate Wear Zone and Bridal & Evening Wear Zone. International Fashion Designers' Showcase features designer collections and fashion design talents. Apart from these sure-selling favourites, three new zones are launched to cater the needs of buyers.

Emporium de Mode leads you to a glamorous world of quality clothing with eye-catching designs. Spice Arena puts the spotlight on fashion accessories including hats, shoes, and ladies' scarves and handbags. Infant & Children's Wear Zone responds to the growing market for kids' clothing, promises to be a rich field of opportunity at the fair.

International Buyers - Representatives from C & A Department Store, Florentino Colección, Galeries Lafayette, Hathor Pty, Make-Up Store, MaxMara, New Yorker, Pacific Brands, Rivers and many more have been invited to the forthcoming fair.

Pulse of Fashion - In the fashion industry, new styles drive business. To get an edge on the latest styles and shapes by attending an exciting line-up of catwalk shows! Click here for show time and venue.

Masterminds - As an ideal place for ideas and information exchange, a series of professional seminars considering current and future trends will be held to keep you abreast of the market. Admission is free and granted on a first-come-first-served basis. Click here for seminar details and registration.

Brand New Online List of Exhibitors - Visit our brand new online list of exhibitors with more efficient search, product photos and more detailed exhibitor information!

Customized tdctrade.com Sourcing Service - Now you can locate the right products you need at the Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2008, by getting a list of relevant exhibitors with booth numbers, company info, product names and photos on the spot. Look for this friendly sign.

Perfect Retreat - A shoulder massage is a good way to help a person relax and reduce stress. Now buyers can enjoy a free 15 minutes massage session in the cosy setting of "The Retreat", located at Hall 1B concourse. Reservations are required for the service which is on a first-come-first served basis at "The Retreat". Don't miss this great opportunity to rest and soothe your tired muscles.

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

Confucius Institute at The University of Hawai'i at Manoa - A STARTALK/Confucius Institute Program July 8-28, 2007  (All Slots are Filled - Sold Out)

Scholarships offered for Chinese Language Immersion Sports Camp for high school students - download brochure in PDF format

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

HKSAR 10th Anniversary Celebration Party in San Diego Jointly organized with the San Diego Chinese Association, a summer weekend party for HKASC members to celebrate the HKSAR 10th anniversary with their families and guests on Saturday, June 30th.

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2007
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm Outdoor Activities
6:00pm Presentation on How Hong Kong influenced China and vice versa
6:30pm Dinner & Performance
7:45pm Lucky Draw

Place: Performance Art Center
Carmel Valley Middle School (next to 56 and I-5)
San Diego
Admission: $10 (adult)
$8 (children under 12)

For details contact HKASC Secretariat by phone at (213)-622-9446 or by email,
info@hkasc.org.

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

Saturday - June 30, 2007 AmCham Shanghai - China

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' -- The AmCham Shanghai 2007 Independence Day Party - Celebrate Independence Day weekend with AmCham Shanghai! Pack up the family, escape the stress of the city and spend your weekend at Le Meridien She Shan, the only 5-star hotel in Shanghai featuring natural lakes and hills. Our California Dreamin' party on June 30 will feature lots of food, drink, music, games and FUN. Join us for this special day. Tickets are on sale now!

Time: 14:00 to 21:00
Venue: Le Meridien Shanghai She Shan
Cost: Member: RMB 350 Non-Member: RMB 400

It's nearly time to celebrate America' s 231st birthday! AmCham Shanghai is delighted to announce that we will be holding our annual SUMMER event - Independence Day Party on Saturday, June 30th at a brand new location: Le Meridien She Shan. Pack up the family, escape the stress of the city and spend your weekend at Le Meridien She Shan, the only 5-star hotel in Shanghai featuring natural lakes and hills. The day will be filled with lots of family fun! Hotdogs, burgers, music, contests, children's play areas, lucky draws and more - all wrapped up in this year's California Dreamin' theme. Around the hotel are many fun places worth a visit, including the Shanghai Sculpture Park, Shanghai Tian Ma Golf Club and the Eastern/Western She Shan Park. The Meridien hotel concierge are more than happy to arrange additional excursions for you.

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

Friday, June 29, 2007 8:30am – 9:30am, San Francisco, California, USA (SOLD OUT)

Hong Kong Association of Northern California Cordially invite you to a Morning Briefing with Miss Margaret Fong, JP, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA on Hong Kong : Ten Years After

Wells Fargo Penthouse, 420 Montgomery Street , San Francisco

Complimentary to all HKANC members
(SOLD OUT)

Margaret Fong was born and educated in Hong Kong . Upon graduation, she joined the Hong Kong civil service as an Administrative Officer. She served as the Assistant Private Secretary to the former Governor, Lord David Wilson, before joining the Finance Branch to look after the funding of Hong Kong Government’s public works programme. From 1993 to 1997, she served in the Constitutional Affairs Branch and was heavily involved in a full range of transition-related issues, including the setting up of the office of the Chief Executive (Designate). Miss Fong served as Deputy Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Washington, D.C. from 1997 to 1999 in charge of export control, intellectual property rights issues and congressional relations. She returned to Hong Kong in late 1999 and joined the Transport Branch as Deputy Secretary. As Deputy Secretary for Transport, Miss Fong’s portfolio covered a wide range of subjects from road safety and traffic management issues to planning for new road and rail networks both within Hong Kong and linking with the Pearl River Delta. In August 2004, Miss Fong returned to Washington , D.C. to take up the post of Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office. As Director-General, Miss Fong was responsible for US-Hong Kong bilateral trade relations, relations with the U.S. Federal Administration, U.S. Congress, prominent think-tanks and the U.S. business community. On July 31, 2006, Miss Fong assumed the post of Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA , the most senior representative of Hong Kong in America . As Commissioner, she directs the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s effort in promoting U.S.-Hong Kong economic and trade relationship, and constituency-building activities in the U.S. Miss Fong also oversees the work of the three Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in Washington , New York and San Francisco.

Each reservation requires a completed registration slip (below) returned by June 25, 2007

Seating is limited. Admission is complimentary for HKANC members on a first-come, first-serve basis
(SOLD OUT)

Name (s):_______________________________
Company: __________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip Code: _________________________
Phone: ___________________________________
E-Mail: ___________________________________

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

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

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Hong Kong SAR - AmCham Hong Kong

Roundtable with Former AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce) Chairs - "Hong Kong through the Decades: an American Business Perspective"

Moderator: Zoher Abdoolcarim, Senior Editor, Time Magazine

Join former Chairs of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong as they look back and share their impressions of AmCham and the American business presence in Hong Kong, before, during and after 1997.

This first-ever AmCham event brings former Chairs together in a special forum to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Hong Kong SAR. The former Chairs, all Hong Kong insiders working across a broad spectrum of businesses, will gather together and share their views and perspectives on 5, 10, 15 or more years of change.

Participants:
Glendon Rowell (1974), Robert Adams (1979),
Gage McAfee (1985), Stephen Hunt (1989),
Tom Gorman (1995), Mark Michelson(1996),
Jim Thompson (2002 - 2003), Lucille Barale (2004) and
Steve Marcopoto (2006).

This iconic event will highlight the moments - and eras - that define and give shape to life in Hong Kong.

Venue: Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Concord Room 1 (8/F), 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Time: 12:00 noon Cocktails; 12:30pm Lunch SHARP; 1:00pm Discussion; 2:00pm Close

Fee: AMCHAM members @HK$420 and non-members @HK$500; Corporate table HK$5,200 (10-12 pax)

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

Tuesday - June 26, 2007 Ming's Restaurant - 1700 Embarcadero Rd. Palo Alto, California, US

What does the future hold for life science industries in China and the rest of Asia?

With low costs and a relative ease of recruiting patients, China has surpassed India and Russia as the top overseas choice for clinical trials among major drug companies. While this is a growth industry, there are ethical issues involved for many foreign pharmaceutical companies. Will recent changes in policy be effective and bring in more foreign investment?

Confirmed Panelists:

Dr. Winnie Wan | CEO, ForteBio, Inc.
Dr. Regis Kelly | UCSF & Executive Director, QB3
Dr. Chen Yu | Partner, Vivo Ventures
Moderator: Dr. Michael Shuster | Partner, Fenwick & West LLP

Winnie Wan | CEO, ForteBio, Inc.
Dr. Wan has significant corporate experience in building and managing companies in both the biotech and diagnostic industries. She was most recently the founder, President, CEO and Board Member of GeneTrol Biotherapeutics (1997?2002), a venture-backed biopharmaceutical company. She previously held executive positions as President of the Cellular Imaging Systems Division of Becton Dickinson (1991?1996) and founding Board Member of Guava Technologies, Inc (1997?2001) and was the first executive of Systemix (1988?1990). Previously she held management positions at several firms, including Hana Biologics and Baxter Travenol. Winnie received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Yale University, an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Skidmore College.

Dr. Regis Kelly | Executive Director, QB3.
Dr. Kelly is both the leader of QB3, a consortium of over 100 life science researchers working at three northern University of California campuses (Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco) who are quantitative biologists working at the interface of the physical and biological sciences, as well as a Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF. His research has focused on the molecular mechanisms of peptide hormone and neurotransmitter release in endocrine cells and at synapses. From 2000 to 2004, Regis served as Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of California in San Francisco, where his major responsibility was the new Mission Bay campus. From 1995 to 2000, he served as Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF, as the Director of the Hormone Research Institute at UCSF,from 1992 to 2000, and earlier as the Director of UCSF's Cell Biology Graduate Program. A member of the Society for Neuroscience, American Society for Biochemistry and American Society for Cell Biology, Dr. Kelly received his undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Chen Yu | Partner, Vivo Ventures
Dr. Yu is an MD, MBA graduate of Stanford University. Dr. Yu has extensive operating experience in a broad array of industries with stints at a Quantive, Eli Lilly, and Bain & Co. In particular, Dr. Yu?s experience as an early employee at aQuantive, recently acquired by Microsoft for $6B in a transaction that represents the largest acquisition in Microsoft history, has provided him with special expertise in building new companies. During his tenure there as a Group Product Manager, he led the team that designed, developed, and launched the company?s first suite of ad targeting software. Dr. Yu is the owner of multiple patents pending in technology and the life sciences. Dr. Yu has also published several research articles in the fields of infectious disease and immunology in journals such as the Journal of Experimental Medicine. He currently serves on the boards of several private life science companies. Dr. Yu graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Biology from Harvard University.

Moderator: Dr. Michael Shuster | Partner & Co-Head of Life Sciences Practice, Fenwick & West LLP
Dr. Shuster received his undergraduate education at Brandeis University, graduating with a B.A. in Biophysics. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University's Department of Physiology and Molecular Biophysics. While at Columbia he worked with Professor Eric Kandel as part of a team focused on discovery of mechanisms by which short term memories are stored, work for which Professor Kandel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2000. Dr. Shuster pursued his interests in ion channel biophysics and protein structure, first as a Markey post-doctoral fellow at UCSF's Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, and then as a research biochemist studying neuronal mechanisms of pain transduction in UCSF's Department of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Shuster is a co-instructor of "A Life Scientist's Guide to Intellectual Property" at UCSF, and regularly lectures about intellectual property law subjects . He is past chair of the Intellectual Property section of the Barrister's Club of San Francisco. Dr. Shuster has published numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as articles on biotechnology patent law. Representative technologies for which he's written and prosecuted patent applications include genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, vaccines, microfluidic devices, drug delivery methods and microarrays.

AAMA thanks Fenwick & West for sponsoring this event.

AAMA Speaker Series - Life Sciences
Date: Tuesday - June 26, 2007
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Cost: $40 Members, $60 Non-Members || +15 At the Door
Location: Ming's Restaurant - 1700 Embarcadero Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303
RSVP: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=xzkky

Contact Information
Name: Angel Huang
AAMA Program Associate
Email: aama@aamasv.com 
Phone: 650.738.1480

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

Spirit of China - a Chinese Dance Concert - Saturday, June 23, 2007, 7:30pm at Hawaii Theatre Center

The Spirit of China showcases artistic diversity ranging from the ephemeral to the earthly, from the classics to the modern, on the stage at Hawai’i Theatre. Presented under the direction of renowned Folk Dance Specialist of the Beijing Dance Academy, Professor Liu Youlan, and Phoenix Dance Chamber’s Artistic Director, Diane Letoto, the Spirit of China will be an evening that pays tribute to the grace, beauty, athleticism, and emotive power of professional dances from China. With choreographies inspired by the cultural richness of China, Spirit of China promises something for everyone! The concert will be held at the Hawaii Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel Street, Honolulu, Hawai’i, Saturday, June 23, 2007, 7:30 pm.

Ticket information: General $27; Senior/Students$22, Children $17 (Children of all ages must purchase a ticket). Tickets available at the Hawaii Theatre Center Box Office, Tues-Sat 9-5pm (Ticket prices include a $2 theatre restoration fee.) Ticket Box Office: 528-0506 Charge by phone or visit www.hawaiitheatre.com 

The Spirit of China is sponsored by the Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts (see website for information at www.hfcca.org) and in part by a grant from the Mayor’s Office of Culture and Arts.

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

HKSAR 10th Anniversary Reception hosted by Ms. Doris Cheung, JP, Director of Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in San Francisco

Date : Thursday, June 21, 2007
Time : 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Place : Grand Cafe, Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, (251 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles CA 90012)
Ticket : $15 per person

Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation is a co-operating organization of the event and proudly supports it.

RSVP to and send check in favor of Hong Kong Association of Southern California (350 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 139, Los Angeles CA 90071) on or before 06/14/2007. For inquiries, call Hong Kong secretariat at (213) 622-9446 or email
info@hkasc.org. Tickets are limited.

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

  Thursday, June 21, 2007 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii USA

New Ways & New Places - Planning for Growth at Alexander & Baldwin

Join A&B CEO Allen Doane as he describes the strategic, organizational and operational shift underway at this venerable Hawaii institution, and the process by which the company grows in new ways and new places.

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. is a multi-industry corporation operating in diverse industries in major global markets, and its shipping, logistics, real estate and agribusiness operations are increasingly impacted by regional, national and international economic and market trends. While a majority of its operations continue to be centered in Hawaii, A&B explores growth opportunities throughout its value chain - in Hawaii, on the mainland and, most recently, in China.

From Ningbo to New York - Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (Matson) is one of the leading U.S. domestic ocean carriers and the principal carrier of containerized freight and automobiles between the U.S. and Hawaii, Guam and the mid-Pacific. The Hawaii trade is extremely competitive as a result of rising fuel costs, slowing economic growth and rising fixed costs. Explore Matson’s year-old entry into the burgeoning China marketplace, how its logistics arm serves these and other new markets, and why it recently formed a new subsidiary, Matson Global Distribution Services ("Matson Global"), to expand its logistics service menu.

Project X and the Third California - A&B Properties, Inc. is the real estate subsidiary of A&B with an income portfolio of over 5 million square feet of leaseable area in Hawaii and the mainland.It is also one of the most active real estate development companies in the Pacific, with a robust pipeline of residential and commercial projects throughout Hawaii. Discover how A&B Properties uncovers opportunities for growth, including new development ventures in Hawaii and in select markets throughout the mainland.

The New Algorithm for Agribusiness - A&B has vast landholdings, primarily on Maui and Kauai, on which its agribusinesses are operated. Over the past decade, the company has entered into new agribusiness lines, including specialty sugar and estate-grown coffee. Complimenting its diversification initiatives are energy production, which now generate 7% of Maui’s energy needs. Learn how the company is expanding its specialty sugar menu and continues to research opportunities to expand its energy production.

Allen Doane - Allen Doane is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B).He joined A&B in 1991, was named Chief Executive Officer in 1998, and Chairman in 2006.Doane is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

It’s Election Time! Hawaii Society of Corporate Planners' (HSCP’s) Annual Meeting and Board Elections will take place at this luncheon.

DATE Thursday, June 21, 2007
TIME 11:30 Sign In, Networking, 12:00 Lunch and Program, 1:30 Adjourn
PLACE Hawai`i Prince Hotel, Waikiki, Mauna Kea Ballroom
COST Registration (by June 19), $28 for HSCP Members
$33 for Guests ← NOTE SPECIAL PRICE!, $300 for Table of 10
Late Registration (June 19+), $5.00 additional, All Reservations Must Be Honored

Thursday, June 21, 2007 • Hawai`i Prince Hotel, 11:30 AM
No Host Parking $4.00 • Valet Parking $7.00 (Overflow Parking at the Ilikai Marina, above Red Lobster)
Any Questions? Call Roberta Cullen at (808) 537-2356

Sorry, No Telephone Registration. • Registration Forms Available at www.HSCP.org

NAME:_______________________________________________________
COMPANY:____________________________________________________
TELEPHONE:__________________________________________________
E-MAIL:_____________________________________________________
___ HSCP Members and ___ Guests will be attending.
__________ I will be paying with Visa or Mastercard at the door. Registration must be made in advance by web, email, fax or mail.
__________ Enclosed is my check for $ __________ payable to Hawai`i Society of Corporate Planners (HSCP).
Mail Check and Registration Form to HSCP • P.O. Box 4723 • Honolulu, HI 96812-4723
Please Prepare __________ Vegetarian Lunches (Must Be Requested in Advance).

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

Report to Stakeholders and Plugged In Networking Mixer on Thursday, June 14

Stakeholder Update on 2007 Legislative Session including special remarks from:

Kurt Kawafuchi, Director of Taxation
Senator Carol Fukunaga
Representative Kyle Yamashita
Representative Clift Tsuji

The Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 2000, Honolulu HI 96813

4:00pm - 6:30pm
4:00pm -5:00pm Stakeholder Update
5:00pm - 6:30pm Plugged In Mixer (no host bar)

$15 members of HSTC; $20 nonmembers

RSVP: robyn@hawaiiscitechcouncil.org

No Validated Parking; Recommended Parking: Ali'i Place, Harbor Court and First Hawaiian Bank

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

Digital Arts and Licensing Seminar - Presented by Small Business Development Center on June 14, 2007, Thursday, 9am - noon

Musicians, writers, website and game designers, photographers, video and other visual artists and your managers, this is the seminar for you. Four FREE one-on-one consultation slots available.

08:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
09:00 - 9:45 a.m Overview/Review of Intellectual Property
10:00 -10:45 a.m Licensing Copyrights and Patents: Visual Arts, Music, and Software (e.g. video games
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Digital Rights Management with a focus on Video Artists, Musicians, and Website Designers
12:00 - 01:00 p.m. Lunch break (lunch not provided)
01:00 - 02:00 p.m. Four, 15-minute, one-on-one consultations with George Darby

• Overview of intellectual property.
• Learn about licensing, copyrights, and patents for visual arts, music and software (e.g. video games),
• Understand information on Digital Rights Management, and use this tool to
• Administer licenses of digital arts products.

The presenter, George Darby, is a technology and intellectual property attorney based in Mililani, with practices in Hawai‘i, Japan, and the U.S. mainland. Darby is a registered patent attorney and licensed as an attorney in three states (including Hawai‘i); his patent practice focuses on biotech, information technology, and specialized electronic systems.

Registration : $45.00. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required due to limited seating - Deadline to register is June 7, 2007.

Location: Chinatown Gateway Plaza is located on the corner of Nu’uanu Avenue and Hotel Street. The entrance to the Municipal Parking is from Bethel Street, just past Island Insurance in the Chinatown Gateway Plaza Garage. Parking Fee: $.75/half-hour for the first 2 hours; $3.00/hour for each additional hour. Early bird/Sunrise parking available at: Mark’s Garage ($7); Beretania / Nu’uanu-Propark ($7): Harbor Court ($6.60) or Marin Tower ($6).

For more information and registration call 808-523-6118. On-line registration at www.hawaii-sbdc.org

The Hawai`i SBDC Network is a program of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement No 6-603001—Z-0012-17 with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact SBDC at to make arrangements.

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

Monday, June 11, 2007 Hong Kong SAR - AmCham Hong Kong - Communications & Marketing, and China Business committees

Branding in China: Lessons Learned from the Cola Campaigns -
Wah-Hui Chu, Non-Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific, PepsiCo International

Monday, June 11, 2007
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, Ballroom (L3), Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Central

Fighting for the allegiance of China's 1.3 billion (give or take a few million) consumers has always been a tough battle.

What do you do when you face an ultra-tough competitor that owns one of the most powerful brands in the history of global fast-moving consumer goods, one with pockets deep even by major MNC standards? Go back to basics. Ignore your competitor's threats. Focus on your consumer. Have faith and be patient. And execute, execute, execute.

Wah-Hui Chu, the Non-Executive Chairman of PepsiCo International 's Asia Region will explain how the brand moved from near-irrelevance 10 years ago to become China's number one soft drink brand in 2005 and the market leader today. During Mr. Chu's nine years as president of PepsiCo International - China Beverages Business Unit, PepsiCo's beverages business in China quadrupled in sales volume and doubled its market share while achieving new record high market share every year from 1998 to 2006.

Mr. Chu was president of Monsanto Greater China and Korea between 1995-1998 and president of Whirlpool Greater China from 1993-1995. He has also held various management positions with the Quaker Oats Co. and then with H.J. Heinz in Chicago, Taipei, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Pittsburgh and London.

FEES: AmCham Member: HK$390; Non-member: HK$510; Corporate Table: 4,800HKD (10-12pax)

MEDIA WELCOME

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

We would like to inform you of the upcoming Summer at Shidler-Pacific Asian Lecture Series:

The Success Formula of 7-Eleven Japan, Lecture by Akira Ishikawa, professor emeritus, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, May 29
Place: Shidler College of Business, D-104

Integrated information systems are a key component of 7-Eleven's corporate strategy. Dr. Ishikawa will explain how these systems are used to drive 7-Eleven's continuous innovative endeavors and enhance its global competitiveness.

Akira Ishikawa is an emeritus professor and former dean of the Graduate School of International Politics, Economics and Business at Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan. He was a former professor of the Graduate School of Management at Rutgers University and taught at many U.S. universities.

A prolific author, Ishikawa published books such as Corporate Planning and Control Model Systems, The Success of 7-Eleven Japan, Top Global Companies in Japan and The Kyoto Model: The Challenge of Japanese Management Strategy Meeting Global Standards, and Knowledge Management and Risk Strategies.

The Pacific Asian Lecture Series is presented by the Pacific Asian Management Institute. For more information on PAMI's lecture series, visit www.shidler.hawaii.edu/pami  or call (808) 956-8041.

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

Monday, MAY 28, 2007 Hong Kong SAR - AmCham Hong Kong TRADE & INVESTMENT / LAW COMMITTEES

Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam, Political Analyst and Journalist

"China Under Hu Jintao: Prospects for Political and Legal Reform and the Outlook for Business"

Dr. Lam is a noted authority on China with more than 30 years' experience writing and researching about China and connections that reflect that. His views on China are often sought by global media, including CNN, BBC, ABC, Bloomberg, Voice of America, and other major publications and electronic media. He has worked in senior editorial positions in international media including Asiaweek newsmagazine, the South China Morning Post, and the Asia-Pacific headquarters of CNN.

During this meeting, Dr. Lam will discuss the following:
- The essence of "Hu Jintao-style rule by law with socialist Chinese characteristics,"
- Whether the rise of "economic nationalism" will hurt the prospects of multinationals,
- The influence of China's rising "princelings" (such as Bo Xilai, Pan Yue, etc) on PRC policy-making,
- The impact of the "Harmonious Society" ideal on an irrationally exuberant property market,
- China-U.S. relations up to the early 2010s,
- China's bid to become a quasi-superpower by the early 2020s,
- The Rule of Law as it related to legal reform,
and the general future of political reform in the PRC

Dr. Lam has been Professor of China and Global Studies at Akita International University, Japan, since early 2005. He is also an adjunct professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong (History Department); and a Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, a think tank in Washington D.C. specializing in Russia, the Near East and China. Copies of his latest book, Chinese Politics in the Hu Jintao Era, will be available for purchase and personal inscription.

Venue: Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Oasis Room (8/F), 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, HK

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

Fee: AMCHAM members @HK$390 and non-members @HK$510; Corporate table HK$4,800 (10-12 pax)

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

State Policy Network Pacific Rim Conference and GRIH "East Meets West" Conference May 23-25, 2007

On May 25, in conjunction with the State Policy Network's Pacific Rim Conference, GRIH will host a special "East Meets West" conference at the East-West Center on the University of Hawaii campus. This one-day conference will provide basic information and networking infrastructure to help promote and develop commercial exchange, trade and mutual prosperity between the USA and the Pacific Rim. Hawaii will be highlighted as a key asset to making it all happen.

Below you will find more information about the purpose and concept behind this groundbreaking conference.

Background: The State Policy Network is an umbrella organization which includes about 100 free market public policy/education and related institutions from across the USA. Most are state or regionally focused (Show-Me Institute in Missouri), some are national (Heritage Foundation, Reason Foundation). All are active, influential participants in public policy development debate and dialog, always with emphasis on individual freedom to chose and the free market. This meeting is their regular western conference, with the venue helping to give Hawaii (GRIH) a boost.

At our request, they have included for the first time a Pacific Rim focus. They call it Pacific Rim Policy Conference. That gives us in Hawaii a unique opportunity to showcase Hawaii as a bridge between the mainland USA and the think tanks and nations of the Pacific Rim.

Consequently, all day Friday the 25th will be targeted toward the assets available in Hawaii for expertise, education, communication, co-ordination and appropriate connections to the mainland USA and vice versa. Also addressed will be impediments to the attainment of prosperity and the policies required to open the door to overall productivity throughout the Pacific Rim.

Purpose: Provide basic information and networking infrastructure to promote, develop and grow better commercial exchange trade and mutual prosperity between the USA and the Pacific Rim with Hawaii highlighted as a helpful, activating, enhancing and sustaining bridge to help it happen.

Specifically: Attending Pacific Rim think tanks are influential generators and movers of public policy in their respective nations. They will leave the conference with innovative ideas and programs which have worked or are working elsewhere. Perhaps more important, they will have entry to networks of problem solvers and effectiveness builders - both private and public, both commercial and non-profit.

Participating commercial individuals and organizations will have a venue to showcase their abilities and capabilities, with a personal connection to boot.

All attending U.S. think tanks are non-profit organizations focused on assisting in the philosophy of enhancing individual human freedom and potential productivity no matter where in the world that might be. They are mission-oriented. Thus, they will be actively seeking and finding ways to help move liberty forward, no matter where. This is a potential asset that may be poorly understood by many commercial attendees going into the conference.

Specific Interactions in Hawaii:

International Law. Legal expertise on commerce and trade is essential to success. Hawaii’s assets are abundant to include the sources for tapping of relevant expertise elsewhere.

Higher Education. University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, JAIMS and other organizations are oriented to the Pacific Rim and provide a multitude of programs and activities related to commercial and intellectual interaction. The East-West Center and the University of Hawaii are critically important elements in fostering interaction.

Capital Contacts. Hawaii possesses a rapidly developing investment and banking infrastructure already focused on the Pacific Rim. Included is a rapidly developing angel investment network.

Hawaii’s Cosmopolitan Society. Our multi-ethnic Aloha for all society provides an excellent language and cultural bridge for interaction. Additionally, our ethnic/national Chambers of Commerce and Consulates (Hong Kong, Philippine, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, etc.) provide basis for enhanced interchanges. The fact that more Chambers and Consulates in Hawaii would be welcomed, will be highlighted.

Communications. Hawaii possesses an excellent infrastructure and multi-language capability. In addition, our time zone makes for an excellent bridge between the Pacific Rim and the mainland USA.

Business Climate Perception. The well-known vacation potential of Hawaii tends to spill over negatively with regard to business, because of people thinking we are oriented only to play. It is hoped that this image will be altered somewhat by this conference.

Tourism Expertise in Hawaii is deeply ingrained. From operations to design, Hawaii excels.

All of the above provide mentoring possibilities that are virtually unlimited.

Distinguished Attendees include:

Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform
Former Japanese Prime Minister Koiziumi (Invited)
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez (Invited)
Hernando de Soto (Invited)

For more information or to register for the "East Meets West" conference, please email tick@grassrootinstitute.org. An online registration form will be available soon as well.

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

OHA BUSINESS CONFERENCE & EXPO

HAWAII CONVENTION CENTER on MAY 22 & 23, 2007

TEMPORARY REGISTRATION FEE DISCOUNT FOR NON-PROFIT MEMBERS & THOSE WANTING TO START A NON-PROFIT

$35.00 (No, this is not a typo!) INCLUDES 2 DAYS OF OHA CONFERENCE 2 DAYS OF LUNCHES, 2 DAYS OF NON-PROFIT BUSINESS CONTACTS

CONTACT: Rochelle C. Almanzor-McArthur, PhD, Managing Director, Pacific Asian Management Institute (PAMI) and Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2404 Maile Way, Rm. A-303, Honolulu, HI 96822, Tel: (808) 956-2875, Fax: (808) 956-9685

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

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2007 Hong Kong SAR

AMCHAM GOLF TOUR 2007 at the Xili Golf and Country Club, Shenzhen Thursday, May 17, 2007

Please join us at the exclusive Xili Golf and Country Club in Shenzhen. This beautiful and challenging course is managed by the Shangri-La Group. The 36-hole country club has a reputation of well-maincured terrains, as well as strategically designed courses.

Cost HK$1,300 for members. Non-members will be eligible for the same price provided they are accompanied by the member.

Package Include green fee, buggy, caddie (twin share), locker, roundtrip bus transportation to Xili, light lunch and dinner. The direct bus to Xili will be leaving from the Hong Kong side (exact location TBC) at 9:00am. The bus will leave Xili at around 7:30pm with anticipated return approximately 9:00pm following dinner.

Format & Prizes: TBD
Note: Please remember to arrange for your China visa, and bring your passport.
Booking Deadline: Wednesday, May 2, 2007

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

HOFEX Food Trade Show in Hong Kong - Join the Hawaii Delegation at the HOFEX Food Trade Show in Hong Kong, May 13-16, 2007

Why Exhibit your Food Products in Hong Kong?

(1) Ideal market platform for doing business in Asia, especially Mainland China and the booming Macau.
(2) The U.S. is second only to China in supplying food and seafood products to H.K.
Hong Kong is a “free port” with virtually no duties or tariffs.
(3) Affluent economy, consistent rule of law, transparent import regulations, free flow of capital, no import tariffs (except on alcoholic drinks), a sophisticated business infrastructure, and traders’ proficiency in English.
(4) Hong Kong (H.K.) imported $7 billion of high value food and seafood products from the world in 2005, $820 million of which came from the U.S. Total imports in 2006 are expected to increase by 6%. increase.
(5) Take advantage of the 22 million potential customers in Hong Kong --15 million Chinese tourists and 7 million Hongkongers.
(6) Save costs and co-exhibit in the Hawaii booth in the WUSATA pavilion with other local companies.
(7) Take advantage of pre and post show counseling from the Hawaii/Pacific Export Council.
WUSATA is offering a spin-off trade mission to Macau to HOFEX exhibitors at no additional charge.
(8) HOFEX 2007 is the 12th Asian International Exhibition of Food & Drink, Hotel, Restaurant & Foodservice Show. HOFEX 2005 recorded an astounding total of 28,604 trade visitors from 87 different countries. This impressive turnout reinforces HOFEX’s status as Asia’s leading international food and hospitality show providing the most effective trade platform for doing business in Asia. This biennial industry event is considered a must for local, regional and international professionals from the food and drink industry making the show an excellent opportunity for Hawaii companies to showcase their products in the growing Asian market.

Trade Show Co-exhibitor Participation Fee $500 (representing 1/4 of the booth cost) - Companies are responsible for all travel and hotel costs and expenses associated with decorating the booth and getting samples and displays to the Exhibition Hall. This participation fee is available on a first-come first-serve basis to Hawaii companies with rural operations outside of Honolulu.

For additional details on this event, please visit:

For additional details on this event, please visit:

http://www.wusata.org/events/event_details.asp?eventID=681
See the 2005 show report at: http://www.hofex.com2
Hong Kong Retail Food sector Annual report GAIN Report: http://www.fas.usda.gov/gainfiles/200611/146249619.pdf3 
Hong Kong Market Development Report Exporter Guide 2006: http://www.fas.usda.gov/gainfiles/200610/146249250.pdf4 

Deadline to express interest: December 31, 2006 http://www.buyusa.gov/hawaii/33.html

For additional information, e-mail paul.tambakis@mail.doc.gov   

Sponsors: Hawaii/Pacific Export Council and the Commercial Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Hawaii Export Assistance Center.

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

Participate in our FREE Export License Requirements Webinar - Presented by the Bureau of Industry and Security

Event: Export License Requirements Webinar!
When: May 15, 2007
Time: 2:00 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) / 11:00 AM PST (Pacific Standard Time)

(1) Learn how to get your export license
(2) Learn what Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) means to you and your company
(3)`Get help in filling out the licensing information on a Shippers Export Declaration (SED) or Automated Export System (AES) record
(4) Communicate directly with experts

Speakers: Senior Electronics Engineer Brian Baker from the Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls; Export Administration Specialist Kathleen Barfield from the Office of Exporter Services; and Export Policy Analyst Timothy Mooney from the Office of Exporter Services. All speakers will respond to your questions.

Who should attend?
Anyone who handles exports as well as managers who are involved in exporting. Even if your company is not yet selling overseas, it’s never too late to learn about exporting and what’s needed to obtain an export license

Is there a cost to view this webinar and how do I register?
No, there is no cost. To register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=7Q2K, or contact International Trade Specialist Linda Abbruzzese at Linda.Abbruzzese@mail.doc.gov

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

ASIAN CORPORATE BRIEFING SERIES Co-Sponsored by the Asia Society Northern California, Hong Kong Association of Northern California and The Berkeley China Initiative - Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 8:00am

Creating a Silicon Valley in China: Real Estate, Technology and Investment

Vincent H.S. Lo, Chairman and CEO, Shui On Group, Shui On Land Limited

Introductory Remarks By: C. Richard Kramlich, Co-Founder and General Partner, New Enterprise Associates

Moderator: Tony Bates, Senior Vice President; General Manager, Service Provider Technology Group, CISCO Systems

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 8:00am

Golden Gate Room, Banker’s Club, 52nd Floor, 555 California Street (at Kearny), San Francisco

Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, May 11, 2007

________ $35 member / HKANC 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 , CA 94111

Name: _____________________________________Title: ___________________________________________
Company: ____________________________________ Address: ______________________________________
Telephone:_________________ Fax:________________ E-mail:_____________________________________
AMEX/Visa/MC Account No.__________________________________ Exp. Date_________________________
Signature _______________________________________________________________________________

Invitation is non-transferable. Cancellations must be received by May 11, 2007 for a refund

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

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2007 Hong Kong SAR

LEADERSHIP SERIES LUNCHEON - Dr. David K. P. Li, Chairman and Chief Executive, The Bank of East Asia, Ltd.

"Financial Services: Hong Kong's Key Role in China's Future Development "

Dr. David K.P. Li is Chairman and Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Ltd. He is a non-official member of the Executive Council and has represented the finance constituency in Hong Kong's Legislative Council for over 20 years.

Dr. Li plays an active role in the development of Hong Kong's financial infrastructure as a member of the Banking Advisory Committee and the Hong Kong Association of Banks Committee. He served as convenor of the Focus Group on Financial Services under the Government's Economic Summit on China's 11th Five Year Plan and the Development of Hong Kong, which recommends that Hong Kong should cooperate with the Mainland in order to develop Hong Kong into an international financial center of global significance.

Dr. Li will offer his views on why China needs Hong Kong as its international financial center. He will discuss why it is so important to raise Hong Kong's standing to the level of a New York or London, and how and why Hong Kong should aim to fulfill the role of China's financial center.

Dr. Li serves on the board of directors of a number of prominent public companies, both in Hong Kong and abroad. He is a strong supporter of educational causes and is chairman of the Salvation Army Hong Kong and Macau Command Advisory Board, and the St. James Settlement. Dr. Li attended the University of Cambridge, and has a MA in Economics and Law.

Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, Salon 1-3 (L3), Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Central
Time: 12: 00noon Cocktails; 12:30pm Lunch; 1:15pm Speech; 2:00pm Close
Fee: AMCHAM members @HK$420 and non-members @HK$520; Corporate table HK$5,200 (10-12 pax)

For details, please visit: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.070508_li.html

For those who wish to attend, please return payment to "The American Chamber of Commerce in HK", 1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Rd, Central, HK. Attn: Ms. Carol Au / Mandy Ho (Tel: 2530-6900 / Fax: 2810-1289)

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

Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation Scholarship Foundation cordially invites you to Casino Night at San Gabriel Ballroom, Hilton San Gabriel (225 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, California)

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Ticket at $100.00 per person (inclusive of $50 chips for Casino Games)

Program:
1:30 pm – Registration (for participants of Mahjong & Big 2 Tournaments)
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm : Mahjong & Big 2 Tournaments
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm : Casino Games & Karaoke
7:15 pm – 8:45 pm : Buffet Dinner

We have Roulette, Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Pai Gow, ‘Fish/Shrimp/Crab’, ‘Big/Small’ & the new game of California Pic Poker will be introduced

Prizes:
Trophies for Champions of Tournaments & Casino Champion Donor of the Night
Chips of Casino Games may be cashed for raffle tickets

Event Chairs: Alice Chan, Gary Shek, Wilson Tang & Anthony Tsun

Net proceeds benefit our scholarship endowment fund

RSVP by Tuesday, 05/01/2007. Please pre-register if you wish to participate in the Mahjong & Big 2 Tournaments

Please send check payable to “HKSAF” and return completed form to:
HKSAF, 511 E. Garvey Ave., #228 , Monterey Park CA 91755.
For inquiries, please call 626-569-0007 or fax 626-569-9047 or email: info@hksaf.org

Name(s) _______________________________________________ Check for $ ________ enclosed
I/We wish to join the Tournaments : Mahjong (16 tiles) (Name)________________________
Mahjong (13 tiles) (Name)_________________________ Big 2 (Name) _____________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
Tel: _______________________, Fax: _____________________, Email: ____________________

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

WORLD RENOWNED GUZHENG MAESTRO 2007年王昌元古箏音樂會, WANG CHANGYUAN - 中國當代最具有影響力的民樂大師; “Her Performance has irresistible charm, Every note is full of life” - comment in the French Press “她的演奏具有不可阻擋的魅力,每個音符都有生命力”

Guzheng and Traditional Chinese Music Recital 中國民樂系列音樂會 Sponsored by the University of Hawaii at Manoa 夏威夷大學 and The Yellow Emperor Band 黃帝樂團 on Saturday, May 5th at 7:30pm at the Orvis Auditorium

The University of Hawa‘i at Mānoa is proud to present Master Wang Chang Yuan in a guzheng recital. Master Wang is one of the most representative performers of the guzheng in contemporary China. A former soloist of the famous Shanghai National Orchestra, Master Wang has performed recitals and concerts the US, Asia, and Europe. Her virtuosity, musicality and command of the instrument have made her one of the most influential players in recent history of traditional Chinese music. It is our honor to invite Master Wang to Honolulu to share her artistry with us.

The University of Hawai‘i Chinese Music Program and the Yellow Emperor Ensemble have individually been promoting Chinese music in Honolulu, and. this is our first collaboration. The UHM Chinese Music program was started by Professor Frederick Lau at UH Mānoa, who is a music scholar and performer of Chinese Music. Under his direction, the program has maintained an active ensemble and is producing scholars of Chinese music. The Yellow Emperor Ensemble was established in 2005, and its goal is to promote Chinese music. It has performed in numerous social events in the local Chinese community. All of the members are trained musicians and a few were professional musicians prior to emigrating to the US. Their efforts to perpetuate Chinese music and culture in the Honolulu Chinese community are commendable.

Performance Highlights 主要曲目:
Zheng Emsemble 《Fighting the Typhoon 》創作名曲:《戰台風》
Ancint/ Qin Piece《Three Variations on the Plum Blossoms》
晉代名曲:《梅花三弄》(箏和笛子)
Chaozhou Music:《Jackdaws Playing In The Water》
潮洲音樂:《寒鴨戯水》(箏和椰胡)
Japanese Folk Song 《Lullaby on WuMu》

Date 時間: May,5,2007 (Saturday).7:30pm 2007年5月5日星期六晚上7點半
Venue 地點:University of Hawai'i at Mano. Orvis Auditorium夏威夷大學音樂廳
Admission 票價:$20 (General) $15 (Senior) $8 (Student)
Website 網站 www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic  www.yellowemperorband.com
 
Tickets for the concerts are available in various venues in Chinatown including: Huaxia TV <華夏電視臺>, The World News <世界日報>, Sing Tao Newspaper <星島日報>, New Dong Yang Video <新東陽影像店>, Long Men Bookstore <龍門書店>, and Honolulu Chinatown News <檀報>社.. For further information, please contact Frederick Lau 劉長江 博士 956-2177 or Susu Wilson (808)647-5555.

Dr. Frederick Lau, Acting Associate Chair, Music, Professor of Music, Music Department, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2411 Dole St, Honolulu, HI 96822, office: 808-956-2177; fax: 808-956-9657

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

American and Global Economy Conference Group is Organizing and Supported by the Mayor's Office of the City and County of Honolulu, a Business Luncheon at Sheraton Moana Surfrider Waikiki on April 30, 2007, 11:00AM-3:00PM

You are invited to experience the American Global Economy Conference at Honolulu , Hawaii . We pride ourselves in our innovative ideas that look to the future of global and local economic growth. We sincerely welcome you to join us at this conference.

Lunch Tickets are priced at $38.00 each. VIP Tickets are priced at $50.00. Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Member will pay SPECIAL price of $15.00

Please make checks payable to: AGEC Convention Group c/o Kitty Wan, Director, 1050 Bishop St Suite 338, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Telephone: (808)550-2820

Email address: agec81k@yahoo.com or visit their website at http://www.agecg.org 

The agenda will include the following discussion on:
I. Financial, Technology Development and Global Economic Growth.
II. Hawaii Economic Growth and Economic Development.
III. Nature Preservation and Other Environmental Concerns.

Speakers:

(1) Charles Steilen, Dean, MBA Program, Hawaii Pacific University
Topic: The Role of Management Education in Economic Development

(2) Johnson Choi, MBA, RFC, President, Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce;
Executive VP and CFO, CMC Consulting Group, Inc;
Executive VP and CFO Makai Motion Pictures LLC
Topic: 30 Years of Experiences in China - Why Partner with Hong Kong?

(3) Dr. Jon Ruckle MD

(4) Mr. Brayn P. Andaya AAL

(5) Rod Tam, Councilman, City and County of Honolulu

(6) Jerry L. Chang, House of Representative, State of Hawaii

(1) Charles Steilen, born in Chicago, holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Oregon in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing. Chuck currently serves as Dean of the College of Business Administration at Hawaii Pacific University. After 8 years of teaching and consulting in the areas of Marketing in the U.S., Chuck was headhunted in 1975 by the Graduate School of Business at The Chinese University of Hong Kong to assist in the development of their MBA Programs and to teach Marketing. In addition to 28 years of teaching and administration at The Chinese University, he also served as consultant and management trainer for the Asian divisions of numerous multinational corporations such as Procter & Gamble, GE, DuPont, Kodak, Hilton Hotels, Bank of America, Citigroup, Sony, the Hong Kong Trade Development Dept……and numerous other Small to Medium size businesses and government organizations located in 16 countries in the world. Much of his other work in Hong Kong has been in helping Hong Kong’s many Small-to-Medium Enterprises improve their global marketing efforts as well as in helping U.S. SMEs enter the Asian markets. Since 2003, Hawaii Pacific University has invited Chuck back to Hawaii each Fall semester to teach the International Marketing courses in their MBA Program. He also serves as a member of the Hawaii District Export Council.

(2) Johnson Choi, born in Hong Kong and reside in Hawaii since 1974, holds a MBA from Chaminade University of Hawaii and a BBA from School of Travel Industry Management of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. June 2001 Twelve International Business Executives lead by Johnson Choi & Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee Founded Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce and China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) focus on Business and Trade between Hawaii/North American and Hong Kong/China. HKCHcc is the only Chamber of Commerce based in Hawaii with Members throughout Asia, Hawaii and North America focus exclusively in Hong Kong and China Trade and Business with offices in Hawaii, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Mr. Choi is the President. April 2003, Mr. Choi, Mr. Michael Zhang and Ms. Yen Chun have formed the Company, CMC Consulting Group Inc., a business consultancy has offices in Hawaii, Hong Kong and Shanghai China with special focus in China and Hong Kong. The three partners have more than 75 years of combine experiences. Mr. Choi is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. June 2004, Mr. Choi, Ms. Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, Ms. Anne Misawa and Mr. Corey Tong have formed the Company, Makai Motion Pictures LLC (MMP) qualified and approved under Hawaii Act 221 Headquarters in Hawaii. MMP Collaboration Partners are based in Hawaii, North America, Hong Kong and China. Mr. Choi is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He also serves as a member of the Hawaii District Export Council; Director, Treasurer and Past President of the T.I.M. International, Inc., Alumni Association of the University of Hawaii - School of Travel Industry Management.

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

US-China Peoples Friendship Association Honolulu Chapter General Membership Meeting Presenting

The Beijing Olympics, 2008 "One World One Dream"

The China Daily Parvin Fellows, the journalists from China Daily and Xinhua, will be presenting a program on the 2008 Olympics. Among the topics covered will be the different venues and new structures such as the new stadium called the "bird's nest" where the opening and closing ceremonies will be held. Other topics of interest are how the Olympics are being promoted, the mascots and how they were developed, and for those who wish to attend, how to plan, how to get resevations, what housing facilities will be available etc. This promises to be a very informative and interesting meeting.

When: Sunday, April 29, 2007 at 11am
Where: Hee Hing Restaurant, 449 Kapahulu Avenue
Cost: $15/person. Please prepay for reservation
Deadline: Thursday, April 26 2007. Check must be received by April 26th.
Payable: USCPFA-Honolulu
Mail to: Sylvia Louie, 1813 Hunnewell St, Honolulu HI 96822
Call: Leonora at (808) 239-9157 or Kathy at (808) 941-3714 to make reservations
Please call before sending check

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

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF CHINA & HONG KONG SAR 加州中港協會 on Tuesday, April 24th at Hong Kong SAR

Partnering With California

California would be the world’s 7th largest economy if it were a nation. It is the largest exporting state into Hong Kong and China.The California Association of China and Hong Kong SAR invites you to attend a unique afternoon seminar and wine reception on Tuesday 24th April 2007 to explore partnerships with the Golden State. Our four distinguished speakers are –

Mr. Jing Wang, Chairman of Asia Pacific, QUALCOMM Incorporated
Mr. Tim Adam, Chief Financial Officer, The Walt Disney Company, China
Mr. Carson Wen, Partner, Jones Day
Mr. Robert Theleen, Chairman and Co-CEO, ChinaVest

San Diego-based QUALCOMM is a leading developer of digital wireless technologies. The Walt Disney Company is a leading family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: consumer products, media networks, studio entertainment and park and resorts. The speakers from QUALCOMM and Disney will address the strategies, challenges and experiences as California-based companies with substantial and successful businesses in Hong Kong and China.

Mr. Carson Wen is an experienced PRC specialist and a member of the PRC National People’s Congress. He will discuss trends, issues and opportunities for Chinese companies doing business in California, and California companies doing business in China.

Mr. Robert Theleen and ChinaVest are pioneers in China’s venture capital industry. Mr. Theleen will discuss current trends and challenges in high-growth companies in China and their access to other markets.

Please complete the reservation form below. Attendance is limited so we recommend you reserve now.
Venue: The Bowen Room, Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place, Admiralty
Date: Tuesday, 24th April 2007

Time: Panel from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m., followed immediately by wine reception
Cost: HK$250 per person, including program, snacks and wine reception
Reservation Form
Please reserve ___ places for ________________ (your name). E-mail address: _____________________
Company/Address/Telephone: ____________________________________________________________
To reserve your space, please fax this form to 852.2877.2691 or by E-mail: execasst@california.org.hk. To confirm your reservation, you must also send a cheque payable to “California Association of China and Hong Kong SAR” in the amount of HK$250 per person to CACHK, Suite 2001B, 1 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, HK.

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

Monday, April 23, 2007 AmCham Shanghai - China

How to Lead and Develop Your Young Ambitious Chinese Employees

Type: Education & Training and HR Committee Event
Venue: Grand Hyatt Shanghai, 88 Century Boulevard
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
Price: Members (RMB): 250; Non Members (RMB): 400

Young Chinese employees are known to be ambitious and expect fast track development and promotion in their career. This can present a great challenge to managers as it contributes to a high turnover rate.

On Monday, April 23rd, AmCham Shanghai's Education & Training and Human Resources Committees will jointly host a discussion with Ms. Alice Law, visiting scholar for the Business School of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Cheong Kong Business School, on how to lead, manage and develop these young talents. Ms. Law has over 25 years of work experience in both consulting and corporate environments in the fields of talent management, performance improvement and customer service culture. Among the questions she will address are:

What are the characteristics and expectations of young Chinese employees?
How to leverage the ambition of the young Chinese employee?
How to be a credible leader in eyes of Chinese employees?
How to develop and retain these young talents?
Alice Law is currently the visiting scholar for the Business School of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Cheong Kong Business School . Before that she was the Deputy Director of Organization & Talent Management at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC).

Prior to joining TSMC, Alice was the Management Development Manager at Mass Transit Railway Corporation in Hong Kong. From1989-1997, Alice was the Marketing Director for Development Dimension International Asia Pacific (DDI). Her major clients included Motorola, Northern Telecom, Coca-Cola, Aetna Taiwan, American Express, British American Tobacco Company, and Hong Kong Hospital Authority.

Alice holds a BA degree from the University of Hong Kong and an MBA from Brunel University. She completed her Doctorate degree of Business Administration from the University of Hull in 2001.

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

April 14, 2007 AmCham Shanghai Charity Gala - Shanghai China

Save the date! AmCham Shanghai would like to welcome you aboard our Yangtze Delta Queen for the 2007 Annual Charity Gala to be held on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the Pudong Shangri-la Hotel.

This prestigious black tie event, with an expected attendance of over 500, offers high visibility opportunities for your company or organization. Event sponsorships include cash, auction items and in-kind sponsorships.

Come and be a part of the grand event and help raise funds to train medical personnel and build much-needed healthcare facilities in cooperation with the Soong Ching Ling Foundation for sustained healthcare. This is the perfect event for your company to be associated with so come on board now!

For more event and sponsorship information, please contact:

Wang Lin, Events Manager, Tel: 6279 7119 x5289 E-mail: linda.wanglin@amcham-shanghai.org  

Siobhan M. Das, Senior Consultant, Committees & Events, Tel: 6279 7119 x5651 E-mail: siobhan.das@amcham-shanghai.org  

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2007 Hong Kong SAR (Members' ONLY)

Dr. Jonathan Beard
Managing Director, GHK (Hong Kong) Ltd.
South China Port and Infrastructure Development - "Field of Dreams or Fatal Attraction?"

Fifteen years ago, Hong Kong was the dominant container port in South China. To all intents and purposes, it was the only container port in South China. However, the Mainland competitor ports have made dramatic strides in the intervening years enjoying a rapid pace of development and rising throughput - a key role being played by international port operators bringing world-class operating standards to green-field port developments.

Within this context, Jonathan will review the supply of port and related infrastructure in the South China region and evaluate the impact on Hong Kong and regional supply chain development.

Dr Jonathan Beard has led or contributed to many port, airport and related logistics consultancy studies, including strategy development and master-planning, for a variety of public and private sector clients. He has managed a number of prominent port assignments in China and Asia-Pacific. Jonathan has also been retained by the Airport Authority Hong Kong for a number of years, advising the Board and senior management on the Master Plan 2025, benchmarking and competitiveness strategies. He is a Certified Management Consultant and President of the Hong Kong Institute of Management Consultants, and holds a BA, MA and PhD from Cambridge University.

For details, please visit this link:
http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.070411_Beard.html

When: Wednesday, April 11 , 2007 - 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton HK, Chater Room I (B1), 3 Connaught Road, Central
Cost: HK$180

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

Hong Kong Filmart 2007 - HK Government just funded US$39 million for new film projects

Organizer: Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Fair Date: March 20 – 23, 2007 (Tuesday - Friday)
Opening Hours: 09:30 – 18:00; 09:00 – 17:30 (Buyer registration period)
Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Concurrent Events:
March 20 – 22, 2007 Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF)
March 21 – 23, 2007 Hong Kong Music Fair (HKMF)

Admission: Trade only. Visitors under 18 will not be admitted.

Objectives: To promote Hong Kong as the regional hub for distribution and production of film, TV programs and entertainment-related products in Asia pacific; To promote cross-media, cross-businesses partnerships

Major Exhibit Categories: Distribution, production and acquisition of film, TV programmes, animation, digital entertainment/ games, digital effects and music, cinema operation, video and disc production, distribution and rental, terrestrial TV / cable TV / pay TV and satellite broadcasting companies, radio broadcasting, internet broadcasting, production and post-production services, film and broadcasting equipment and technology companies, service providers to the entertainment industry, licensing companies, festival / fair organizers, industry associations, finance, entertainment-related professional services.

Supporting Organizations:
Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers
Film Services Office, Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority (TELA), HKSAR Government
Hong Kong Chamber of Films
Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association
Hong Kong, Kowloon & New Territories Motion Picture Industry Association Ltd (MPIA)
Hong Kong Televisioners Association (HKTVA)
Movie Producers and Distributors Association of Hong Kong Ltd (MPDA)

An animated promotional trailer featuring Hong Kong entertainment ambassador Mr Tony Leung Chiu-wai will be shown at 100 Hong Kong theatres and selected outdoor venues, beginning at the lunar New Year. Created and directed by well-known Hong Kong artist Mr Eric Kot Man-fai, the 45-second film is part of the publicity campaign for Entertainment Expo, Hong Kong, to be held from March 20 to April 15. Acting in a computerized, special-effects setting, Mr Leung calls for community support for the Expo. "This will be my third year as Entertainment Expo's ambassador, and I'm very happy to be promoting the Hong Kong entertainment industry," says Mr Leung. "Much of Entertainment Expo is open to the public, and I hope all of Hong Kong will support it." "Get into the Scene" is the theme of the third Entertainment Expo, Hong Kong. The multi-media event will showcase the finest in Asian film, digital entertainment, music and TV. Three Entertainment Expo events - Hong Kong International Film Festival, International Film & TV Market, and Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum - will, for the first time, open simultaneously. Other Entertainment Expo highlights include: the Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony; Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum; Hong Kong Music Fair; IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award; and the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Award.

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2007 Hong Kong SAR (Members' ONLY)

U.S. Consulate General Staff Open Briefing

At the first open briefing given by the U.S. Consulate General this year, Consul General James Cunningham and his team will share U.S. perspectives on recent events in Hong Kong and the region.

They will provide updates on activities and initiatives involving the political, economic, commercial, agriculture, consular, and public affairs aspects of the Consulate General's work. Topics covered will also include U.S. tax matters, economic security, the Hong Kong chief executive election, Hong Kong's new lowered wine tax and nutrition and product labeling requirements for food and allergens.

This is an open forum where AmCham members are welcome to exchange valuable information with the Consul General and talk to members of his staff.

Don't miss out!

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton HK, Ballroom (B3), 3 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Time: 8:00 am SHARP Breakfast; 8:30 - 9:30 am Briefing
Fee: AMCHAM members @HK$300 (members only)
For details, please visit: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.070321_consulate.html

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

March 17, 2007 Hong Kong

AMCHAM BALL 2007

Details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/ball2007.html

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

Webcast: Tuesday - March 13, 2007 7:00 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

Participate in our China's Sporting Goods Industry Webinar! The Importance of the sporting goods industry in China

China's sporting goods industry is a hot market for specialized U.S. products and services. With rising disposable incomes, a preference for western goods and experiential opportunities, American firms are in a great position to benefit. Learn more on how to benefit from the trend!

Learn about the sporting goods industry in China, Learn the hot niche sectors in China's Sporting Goods market, Hear from market experts, Get your questions answered during and after the webinar.

Speakers:
Mr. Shen Yan, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy Beijing
A representative of China's General Administration of Sport
A representative from the Chinese Outdoor & Action Sports Consultancy for distribution, advertising, PR

China Facts - Growth: China's population is over 1.3 billion, GDP is over $2.26 trillion

Best Features: China - US total trade exceeds $260 billion, placing China as our second biggest trading partner, Increases of U.S. exports to China were 30%, China's consumer consumption rate jumped to 14% last year in 2006.

Who should attend?

International marketing and sales managers, as well as those who specialize in China.

Is there a cost to view this webinar and how do I register? No, there is no cost. Go to the following link to register: http://www.buyusa.gov/asianow/chinasports.html  All you need to participate is a computer and high speed Internet connection. If you need additional information or have any questions, please contact Kellie Holloway at Kellie.Holloway@mail.doc.gov

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 Hong Kong SAR

Maneuvers in a Minefield: Confronting Corruption and Kickbacks in China

Susan Munro, Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Shanghai
Nathan Bush, Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Beijing

Foreign invested companies and branches in China have recently been shown to be vulnerable to investigation by PRC enforcement agencies over illegal actions of employees. Such investigations can harm business operations, staff morale and a company's public image, and may interest US regulators. The program will address the challenges to American companies seeking to comply with Chinese laws against commercial bribery and official corruption and will address strategies for:

* recognizing high risk transactions and commercial practices;
* mitigating risks in high-risk settings;
* creating and maintaining credible compliance programs;
* deterring, preventing, and detecting misconduct;
* preparing for and conducting internal investigations of possible violations; and
* understanding U.S. legal standards applicable to U.S. companies operating in China and recent enforcement trends by US authorities.

Susan Munro is a counsel in the Shanghai office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP and is a barrister qualified in England, Wales and Hong Kong. Her practice includes cross-border civil litigation of complex frauds and investigative work in re the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar legislation in other common law jurisdictions. Nate Bush is a counsel in the Beijing office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP who previously practiced in the firm's Washington office. He regularly counsels MNCs on U.S. FCPA compliance.

Contents of speeches hosted by AMCHAM are independent of and, do not necessarily reflect the views of officers, governors or members of the Chamber and or Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc).

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton HK, Chater Rooms II & III (B1), 3 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Time: 8:00am Breakfast (Sharp); 8:15am Seminar; 9:30am Close

Inquiries and booking Carol Au/Mandy Ho
Tel: (852) 2530 6900; Fax: (852) 2810 1289
Email: cau@amcham.org.hk Mail: Events Dept, AMCHAM, 1904 Bank of America Twr, 12 Harcourt Rd, Hong Kong
Member Fee HK$250; Non Member Fee HK$300; Corporate Table HK$3,200 (10-12 pax)

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

Monday, March 12, 2007, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Pacific Club

“Globalization - The Impact to the Workforce and the Economy.” Learn how Asia, and in particular China, is changing the world in unprecedented ways. This session will also provide insight on how world events are influencing workforce needs and how companies must position themselves for success in the future.

On behalf of the Hawaii Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Shidler College of Business, and JAIMS, we have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in a special lecture by nationally acclaimed foreign affairs expert, Michael Colopy.

Michael Colopy, a renowned expert on China, will share his knowledge on international issues and provide an extraordinary point of view on the day-to-day impacts of globalization. Mr. Colopy is the President and co-founder of International Commerce Consultants Incorporated (ICCI) with affiliates in six countries, specializing in foreign policy and trade issues in East Asia with special focus on the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Over the last eighteen years, he has advised major corporations (such as General Electric, BellSouth, ECI, Corning) and smaller enterprises on foreign policy and trade issues.

As a prominent and influential leader in Hawaii's business community, your unique perspective and insight at this "by-invitation-only" gathering will contribute significantly to the dialogue and understanding of this pressing subject matter. We are looking forward to an interactive session with our speaker and our distinguished guests, followed by a cocktail reception.

Contact Noriko at 441-6231 or NS@ahfi.com by March 2, 2007 if you are interested in participating. The cost for attending the presentation is $40.00.  The fee includes hot and cold pupus and cocktail around 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for this important and fascinating discussion. We look forward to seeing you there.

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

Friday, March 9, 2007 The Pacific Club 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

"Integrating Culture, Science and Technology: A Paradigm in Education"

The Hawaii Science & Technology Council in partnership with The University of Hawaii Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED) Present Dr. Rose Y. Tseng - Chancellor - University of Hawai'i at Hilo

$10 Students, $15 HS&TC Members, $20 NonMembers
Please rsvp to robyn@hawaiiscitechcouncil.org or 536-4670
Checks made payable to: Hawaii Science & Technology Council
735 Bishop Street, Suite 401, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Dr. Rose Y. Tseng - University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Chancellor, Dr. Rose Tseng will talk on the many distinctions in science and technology education at UH Hilo. No other university in the world can make claim to a location more remarkable in geographical and cultural diversity. Using this setting to the fullest advantage, the university integrates culture, science, and technology in many of its programs to prepare students for the global challenges of the 21st century. Faculty are both teachers and researchers dedicated to giving students an exemplary education in the classroom and in the island’s natural learning laboratory. This focus has transformed UH Hilo into a leader in studies in indigenous cultures and natural sciences. UH Hilo also spearheads many community outreach programs to K-! 12 students, motivating young minds interested in science to excel and go on to pursue postsecondary education. All this, together with the island’s aloha spirit, creates a very special scientific teaching and learning environment.

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

March 8, 2007 Hong Kong

Joint Business Community Luncheon "The 2007-2008 Budget "

The Honorable Henry Tang, Financial Secretary of the HKSARG


The Financial Secretary, the Honorable Henry Tang, will deliver the 2007-2008 Budget speech at the Legislative Council on February 28, 2007. We are deeply honored that Mr. Tang has accepted our invitation to talk to the Hong Kong business community on March 8. This is a good opportunity to hear directly from Mr. Tang of his further views of the challenges that this year's budget seeks to address.

While Hong Kong enjoyed healthy economic growth and fiscal balance in the past year, the taxpaying community has high expectations for the upcoming budget for some tax reductions. At the same time, a good balance between keeping a simple and low lax regime to maintain Hong Kong's competitiveness and broadening the tax base to achieve long-term stability of Hong Kong's revenue streams is of paramount concern to the Hong Kong business community. All these have presented challenges to the Financial Secretary in drafting the new budget.

Please book early for this important event. For every registration received, AmCham will donate HK$10 to the InterCham Scholarship Fund. Bookings will only be confirmed with payment on a first-come-first-served basis. Table bookings are welcome! NO CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS FOR THIS EVENT. BOOKING DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2007.

Venue: Convention Hall (Level 2), HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbor Rd, Wanchai, HK

Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm

Fees: AMCHAM member @HK$440, Non-member @HK$540, Corporate Table HK$5,300 (10-12 pax)

More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.070308_HenryTang.html

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

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 9:00am – 12:30pm: The Sixth Annual International Trade Forum - Discover new markets beyond the Hawaiian Islands!

FREE - Small Business Administration SBA WORKSHOP - Foreign Trade Zone #9 Located at Pier 2 (across from Restaurant Row)

To register or for more information: Contact Mary Dale, 541-2990, ext. 211, mary.dale@sba.gov Or Fax your form to 541-2976; Register On-line at www.sba.gov/hi 

HAWAII DISTRICT OFFICE, 300 Ala Moana Blvd, Room 2-235, Honolulu, HI 96850, (808) 541-2990

To Register, Complete and Fax this Form to 541-2976

A Guide to Doing Business Overseas: Your Global Connection - March 7, 2007 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Foreign Trade Zone # 9 Pier #2 Honolulu

Name: _______________________________________________________________

Business: ____________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________

Phone: __________________________FAX: _______________________________

E-Mail: _______________________________________________________________

REGISTER early to reserve your seat Room may not be available to pay at door.

SBA’s cooperation does not constitute or imply endorsement of products, and/or services. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for this exciting workshop for anyone interested in expanding their small business through exporting

A Guide to Doing Business Overseas: Your Global Connection,
The Sixth Annual International Trade Forum for 2007 will feature experts in finance, agriculture and marketing who will address questions and concerns that small business owners must resolve for a successful export venture. Information and resources you will learn include:

How to find export - import opportunities, financing, & trade shows;
What tariff & tariff barriers may exist on your products and services;
What countries are eligible for exports from the United States;
How your company can benefit from establishing your business
in the Foreign Trade Zone.

Exporting can be the key to unlock untapped markets for your products or services.

Designed to help small business owners and potential owners get started, participants will meet representatives that can play a key role in your export trade efforts: the State Department of Agriculture, Hawaii National Bank, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (MEP), Central Pacific Bank, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Hawaii Small Business Development Center Network and the SBA.

Note: $9.00 “Early Bird” Parking available at Restaurant Row - on 5th floor only - to receive early bird stamp – or- Limited Metered Parking at the Foreign Trade Zone

SBA‘s participation is not an endorsement of the view, opinions, products or services of any other person or entity. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Please call the SBA at 541-2990 to make arrangements.

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

Wednesday March 7, 2007 Hawaii State Capitol - FREE

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

Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation cordially invites you and your family to the Chinese New Year Dinner and Installation Ceremony of its 2007 Board of Directors

Friday, March 2, 2007
Social Hour: 6:30pm, Dinner: 7:00pm
Location: Mission 261 (御珍樓)
261 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel (Tel: 626 588 1666)

Ticket: $40.00

Program: Cantonese opera singing featuring Perfect Harmony Cantonese Opera Troupe (真善美粵劇軒), Games, Raffle, Door Prizes, Charity Karaoke ($20 donation & no more than 4 minutes each song; you may bring along your own discs)

Please send check payable to “HKSAF” and return completed form to:
HKSAF, 511 E. Garvey Avenue, #228, Monterey Park CA 91755
For inquiries, please call 562-787-3990 or 626-569-0007 or fax: 626-569-9047, email: info@hksaf.org

Name: ________________________________ Guest(s): ___________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________
Tel: __________________________ Fax: _______________________ Email: _________________________
Check: $ ________ for ________ person/people
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 27 , 2007

If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately by return email. Internet communications cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information can be intercepted, corrupted, lost, arrive late or contain viruses. The sender does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the context of this message that arise as a result of Internet transmission.

Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation is an organization dedicated to all former and future students from ALL Hong Kong schools. Please visit our website at www.hksaf.org

Our address: 511 E Garvey Ave., Suite 228, Monterey Park CA 91755 Fax: 626-569-9047

The Hong Kong Association of Northern California warmly invites you to join our Annual Open House Welcome the Year of the Pig!

The twelfth animal who arrived was the meticulous and chivalrous Pig.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:30PM – 7:30PM

The Bankers Club (Belvedere Room), 52nd Floor, Bank of America Center, 555 California Street, San Francisco

Members* $10; Non-members $15

Refreshments will be served & door prizes will be awarded

*Current members are strongly ENCOURAGED to bring one non-member guest, free of charge.

Please take this opportunity to join the newly elected 2007 Board of Directors and fellow members and guests, at the Hong Kong Association of Northern California ’s Annual Open House. This is an ideal occasion to network and learn about the Association. Each reservation requires a completed registration slip (below) returned with your payment by February 19, 2007

Member Name*: ___________________________________ Company: ___________________________________

*Guest of Member: __________________________________ Address: _________________________________
Non-Member Name: _________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________
Phone: ___________________________________ E-Mail: __________________________________

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, Suite # 1748 , San Francisco , CA 94104
Or Fax to: (415) 392-2964 Inquiries, please contact: Susanna Kwan (415) 398-4506 or ed@hkanc.com
PLEASE RSVP BY FEBRUARY 19, 2007. Advance registration and payment are required.
Full refund will be given if reservation is cancelled prior to February 19, 2007

Regional Economic Development Conference: "Sustainable Entrepreneurial Development in Urban and Rural Areas" - hosted by the University of Hawai`i Pacific Business Center Program

February 27-March 1, 2007 at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawai`i

There will be attendees from the Western United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, and from the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. Learn from colleagues as they describe their successful projects in the area of Sustainable Entrepreneurial Development in Urban and Rural Areas. Hear from international speakers, federal funders and others for ideas about approaches and collaborations that work. Network with others that are also working in the field.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Ernesto Sirolli, Founder, Chairman & CEO of the Sirolli Institute http://www.sirolli.com,  is a noted authority in the field of sustainable economic development. Sirolli will be delivering the Wednesday luncheon keynote speech as well as a hands-on workshop on Thursday morning. introducing his concept of Enterprise Facilitation-- a person-centered approach to community and economic development.

FEATURED SPEAKER: Mr. Richard Engelhardt, Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will deliver the closing luncheon talk on the topic of "Protecting Indigenous Cultures within a Tourism Environment".

The agenda is on the conference website, located at: http://www.pbcp-conference.org/index.php?id=414. We are still confirming speakers, so check back often for updates!

To register for the conference, go to http://www.pbcp-conference.org/index.php?id=427 The registration fee is $195 per person until THIS FRIDAY, 2/9/07. There is also a group rate available.

Stay a day later and attend a full-day workshop to be offered by Ernesto Sirolli. There will be a discount available to conference attendees who register for Sirolli's workshop scheduled for Friday March 2, 2007. This Sirolli-led interactive workshop is titled: "Passion, Entrepreneurship and the Rebirth of Local Economies". Go to http://www.sirolli.co.uk/event.cfm?eventid=284 to register and for more information.

Take advantage of the early-registration discounts and be sure to register today. For your convenience, a registration form has been attached. Visit http://www.pbcp-conference.org/index.php?id=427  to register online.  Registration fee is $195.

MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS TODAY TO RECEIVE THE CONFERENCE RATE AT THE HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE The conference room rate for the hotel has been extended through Tuesday February 6th, 2007. After this date you are not guaranteed the lower rate that UH-PBCP has negotiated. To reserve a room you may make your reservations online at http://hiltonhawaiianvillage.com/index_flash.asp  or call 1-800-HILTONS. Be sure to mention the conference discount code: ALG.

For more information about the conference, please contact Dorothy Chen at 808-956-2495. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Please pass this information along to your colleagues.

Dorothy Chen, Research & Administrative Manager, Pacific Business Center Program
Phone: (808) 956-2495; Fax: (808) 956-6278; Website: www.hawaii.edu/pbcp

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

“Pro Bowl Business Workshop” - PRACTICAL TOOLS TO DRIVE PERFORMANCE AND RESULTS on Wednesday February 7 2007 at Hale Koa Hotel Ft. DeRussy Room, 8:00am to 5:00pm; $40 Fee include Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Validated Parking

In conjunction with the NFL and Pro Bowl in February, the Small Business Development Center and Kapiolani Community College have been working with Pro Bowl to sponsor an incredible business training opportunity. The NFL is underwriting the following training: Practical Tools to Drive Performance and Growth. This all day (8am-5pm) training on February 7, 2007 at the Hale Koa Hotel is being offered to all small businesses island-wide. Training such as this with consultants being brought in from mainland sources (one with 20+years of management consulting experience) can easily run $6-700/attendee, but is being offered for the small fee of $40/participant The NFL is picking up the major costs as a gesture of involvement with our community. As coordinating sponsors for this opportunity we would like to be able to extend this information out to the entire business community.

REGISTRATION FORM – “Pro Bowl Business Workshop”
REGISTRATION INFORMATION • PHONE: 808-734-9211 • FAX: 808- 734-9447
Name: _______________________________________________________
Company Name: _______________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________
City: _____________________ State: ______ Zip Code: _________
Phone (Day) ______________ Phone (Evening) __________________
•VISA__ •MasterCard__ Card No._______________________________
Card Holder’s Name (Please print clearly)____________________
Exp. Date_______________________ Signature___________________
Purchase Order No.___________________________________________
COURSE NO/SECTION/DATE/COURSE/TITLE/FEE
071BMPM101/A/02-07-07/Pro Business Workshop: Practical Tools to Drive Performance & Growth/$40

TOTAL $_________  Payment by Check: checks should be made out to Kapi`olani Community College and mailed with the registration form to the address below.

Registration Information:

Walk In: You may walk in the registration form and payment. We are located at Kapiolani Community College -` Ilima Building, Room 106.
Mail: Kapi`olani Community College, Non-Credit Programs, 4303 Diamond Head Road, 'Ilima 106
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96816
Information: 808-734-9211
Phone-in Registration: You may call in your charge card & registration information: 808-734-9211
Fax: 80-734-9447
Cancellation: Cancellation and refund request must be made at least 4 working days prior to the event. No refunds will be allowed after February 2, 2007. Please allow 6-8 weeks for refunds.

STEVE LeFEVER, founded Business Resource Services in 1983 to help position other organizations and companies reach practical financial decisions that help businesses grow and expand. His unique background as an entrepreneur, commercial banker and educator in management development programs give a combined perspective that motivates, informs and adds humor to sometimes perplexing financial decisions in the workplace. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a 20-year management consultant.

FAUSTINO ‘DAG’ DAGDAG, is the founder and principal of Profit Works a consulting and training firm specializing in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial business growth. He has over 30 years of experience in marketing and sales management at the executive level with local and national corporations and is on the faculty of Kapi`olani Community College as a lecturer. He is a member of the American Marketing Association, American Management Association, Society of Human Resource Management Hawaii chapter and is on the board of the American Society of Training and Development Hawaii Chapter.

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

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office - San Francisco in conjunction with Hong Kong Association of Northern California cordially invites you to a Speaker Luncheon featuring

Mr. Daniel R Fung, Chairman, Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority

February 5, 2007 (Monday), 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Golden Gate Room, 25/F, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Daniel R. Fung, the first person of Chinese extraction to serve as Solicitor-General of Hong Kong, doing so in the years 1994 – 8 straddling its reversion to Chinese sovereignty, is Senior Counsel of the Hong Kong Bar specializing in constitutional and commercial law, and an accredited China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission arbitrator. Mr Fung serves concurrently as Chairman of the Broadcasting Authority, the government regulator of television and radio broadcasting in and out of Hong Kong being Asia ’s media and communications hub. Mr Fung is also the founding Chairman of the East-West Strategic Development Commission (Estradev), a non-profit, apolitical platform for conducting business-to-government dialogue to stimulate economic growth in emerging markets.

A Fellow of University College London where he graduated LL.B. in 1974 and LL.M. in 1978 and a member of Middle Temple since 1974, the English Bar since 1975 and the Hong Kong Bar since 1977, Mr Fung was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990. Mr Fung served from 1985-90 on the Basic Law Consultative Committee leading to the promulgation of Hong Kong ’s constitution, from 1992–4 as Deputy Judge of the High Court and from 1993-4 on the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong Government. Made the last British-appointed Solicitor-General of Hong Kong by Governor Chris Patten in 1994, Mr Fung went on to serve Chief Executive C H Tung in 1997 as the first Solicitor-General of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of People’s Republic of China. His portfolio covered Hong Kong’s legal, constitutional and human rights policy straddling its reversion to Chinese sovereignty, representing Hong Kong before the UN Human Rights Committee and the UN Committee on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, representing Hong Kong on constitutional appeals to the Privy Council in London, overseeing law reform in Hong Kong as well as monitoring legal development in China.

At the luncheon, Mr. Fung will share with us his insights on the political and economic implications of the rise of China , and in particular, the role of Hong Kong in this context.

Admission to the luncheon is complimentary for HKANC members with pre-registration on a first-come-first-served basis. Space is limited. Please register now on-line at http://www.hongkong.org/broadcast/rsvp.asp or by phone at (415) 835-9311 (Lisa).

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

SHUNDE POLYTECHNIC'S FUNDRAISER (Shunde, Guangdong Province, China) - 2-NIGHT EXCLUSIVE ARTS PERFORMANCE BY CHINA WELFARE INSTITUTE CHILDREN'S PALACE (Shanghai)

Youth in Praise of Spring (29-30 JANUARY 2007) SHUNDE GRAND THEATRE

Come January 2007, 42 young talents from China Welfare Institute Children's Palace ( Shanghai) will stage a 2-night exclusive arts performance at Shunde Grand Theatre, right in the heart of the beautiful city of Daliang, Shunde, Foshan, Guangdong.

China Welfare Institute, Children's Palace (Shanghai)

Founded by Madam Song Qing Lin in 1953, the China Welfare Institute Children's Palace is the first of such an organization in China that offers extra-curricular activities outside of school. Since its foundation, it has nurtured thousands of children in the performing arts and given them a happy and enriching childhood. Since 2002, these young talents have performed in more than 22 countries around the world. The China Welfare Institute has won many accolades for its efforts in promoting environmental, cultural and civic education among the young citizens of China.

The community will now the chance to enjoy the exclusive show "Youth in Praise of Spring" staged in the magnificently constructed, state-of-the-art Shunde Grand Theatre that can accommodate up to 1,375 persons per show.

Fundraising objectives

As the proud organizer of this cultural gala, Shunde Polytechnic's Hospitality &Tourism Department hopes to raise scholarship funds for our needy students through this event. Established a year ago, the new department seeks to nurture a new generation of service professionals for the fast growing and dynamic tourism & hospitality industry in China. The department is honored to have several distinguished individuals in our panel of honorary professors - Lu Ping, international movie star Jackie Chan, Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee, the acclaimed ' Yan-Can-Cook ' show host Chef Martin Yan, and Professor Zhang Hanqin ¨C to help the department attain this goal. Honorary Professor Lu Ping, President of the China Welfare Institute will grace this event as our Guest-of-Honor. Shunde's Vice Mayor Mr. Pan has given his strong endorsement for the event.

Through such cultural activities, Shunde Polytechnic seeks to promote exchange and understanding with other people and provinces in China, and raise the profile of the Shunde Polytechnic Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management locally and internationally.

Corporate Sponsorship

Why Corporations Give?

Corporations operate in communities, not in a vacuum. It is difficult for corporations to do well in communities that are not doing well. After all, communities are the source of employees, customers, suppliers and other business partners.

There are strategic and intrinsic reasons why corporations should give:

giving enhances your company's public image and stimulates demand
giving connects you with your customers who in turn become your advocates
giving gives you the opportunity to return back to the community that supports your growth
giving helps to nurture the needy and gives them the opportunity to maximize their potential

How to make a contribution?

We invite you to consider one of these premium sponsorship schemes:

Membership Plan / Amount (RMB) per night Privilege / No. of tickets to show / Privilege / Program

Platinum / RMB$150,000 / 80 / 32 / Back cover

Gold / RMB$80,000 / 40 / 16 / One page

Silver / RMB$40,000 / 20 / 8 / Half page

Note: Banquet will be held on the evening of 28 January 07 and the children will sit on the Friends/sponsors tables. Program sheet will be distributed to all sponsors and attendees on both evenings of the show

Maximum seating capacity of 1,375 per show

Attendees to the Banquet will have exclusive meeting with the talented young performers from Shanghai. Corporate sponsors will also be invited to meet the children after the show.

Individual Sponsorship

Aside from corporate sponsorship, you may also consider individual purchase of the special RMB$1,000 ticket that entitles you to a seat in the VIP section and exclusive meeting with the young Shanghai talents at the backstage.

Confirmation of Sponsorship - Given the strong interest in this event, please confirm your sponsorship participation early to avoid disappointment.

Confirmation should reach us by 31 December 2006.

Contact Details:

For enquiries and clarification on the corporate sponsorship scheme, please contact:
Shunde Polytechnic, Department of Tourism & Hospitality
Name: Anita Chan Lahn, Tel: 757 22328528 Fax: 757 22328917 Email: chanlahn@gmail.com, Mobile: 757 26876456

Shunde Polytechnic looks forward to partnering you in this exciting fundraising gala.

Thank you for your support and assistance to our scholarship fund raising.

Yours sincerely,
Dean and Professor Roberta Wong Leung***
Shunde Polytechnic, E. Desheng Road, Shunde, Guangdong, China
Tel: 757 22328917 Fax: 757 22328917 Email: robertawongleung@gmail.com
Mobile phone: 13727307671 www.sdpt.com.cn

***Alumni of School of Travel Industry Management and Distingish Hall of Honor Alumni
***Director, Travel Industry Management Inc (TIMI) Alumni Association UH School of TIM
***Member/Advisory Board Member, 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

January 24, 2007 Hong Kong

January 24 (12:00-2:00pm)
Hong Kong 10 Years After: Asia's 'World City' Matures

Inaugural Address by
Gary L. Clinton, 2007 AmCham Chairman

Inaugural Address Luncheon
More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.070124_Inaugural.html

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

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office San Francisco cordially invites you to a Luncheon Briefing

"Arbitrating Chinese-Foreign Business Disputes: The Hong Kong Option"
January 22, 2007 (Monday), 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
North Beach Room, Omni San Francisco Hotel
500 California Street (at Montgomery ), San Francisco , CA 94104

Guest Speaker: Mr. Christopher To, Secretary General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Why is Hong Kong Asia’s prime center for the expedient resolution of business disputes?

The legal system of Hong Kong is based on rule of law and the independence of the judiciary. Its constitutional framework, provided by the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China , operates under the principle of “One country, Two systems.” Hong Kong’s legal system, which is different from that of the communist system of Mainland China , is based on English common law, supplemented by local legislation.

When combined with its English-language courts and capitalist system, Hong Kong ’s unique legal status makes this sophisticated haven an ideal platform for arbitrating Chinese-foreign business disputes – particularly for small and medium American businesses.

Mr. Christopher To will share with you his keen insights and extensive experience arbitrating, mediating and counselling American companies doing business in China at this informative briefing. If you do business in Hong Kong or China , or are contemplating tapping into the Asian market, this is an event for you.

Mr. Christopher To has served as an arbitrator for the International Arbitrators of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and The Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators. He serves as council member for numerous Hong Kong-based non-profit organizations. His specialty is arbitrating cases on intellectual property, e-commerce and corporate governance.

Admission to Arbitrating Chinese-Foreign Business Disputes: The Hong Kong Option is free with pre-registration on a first-come-first-served basis. Space is limited. Please register now on-line at http://www.hongkong.org/acfbd or by phone at (415) 835-9311 (Lisa).

Co-sponsors: Hong Kong Association of Northern California and The Bar Association of San Francisco

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

January 18, 2007 Hong Kong

January 18 (12:00-2:00pm)
Treaty Arbitration - What It Offers to Investors

The Honorable Charles Brower

Law Committee
More details: http://www.amcham.org.hk/events/notice.070118_brower.html

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

January 9, 2007 U.S. Consulate Briefing - Shanghai China

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Time: 17:30 to 19:30
Venue: Portman Ritz-Carlton
Cost: Free (members only)

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 Portman Ritz-Carlton. Only Members with 2006 or 2007 Membership Cards 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

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

 

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