BEC EnviroSeries Conference: Transforming Business for Sustainability

Dec 01, 2021 - Dec 01, 2021
09:45 AM - 04:35 PM

BEC Auditorium and Online

COVID-19 has reshaped the way we live our lives, forcing us to re-examine priorities, re-consider the status quo and innovate solutions to thrive under the ‘new normal’. Early on, as everyone fought the pandemic through lockdowns around the world, it was expected that sustainability would move down the list of priorities with the business sector facing certain economic downturn. In fact, we observed the opposite trend with even more ambitious actions to combat climate change, address circularity and enhance contributions to building a sustainable living environment.

Learning from this shared pandemic experience, there is an accelerated shift in business focus to long-term value creation that considers the needs of stakeholders beyond shareholders including consumers, employees and the wider society. In an increasingly unpredictable world, the expectations stakeholders have of the business sector change rapidly and companies must respond. Taking a reactive stance is not good enough. Leadership must transform to be more proactive to pre-empt emerging risks and openly embrace opportunities.

The announcement of a series of blueprints this year by the HKSAR Government on key environmental policies including waste management and resource circularity, popularisation of electric vehicles, air quality management, and carbon neutrality offers a glimpse of a sustainable Hong Kong in the future. Achieving sustainability requires multi-sector collaboration for transformative change and the business community is at the forefront of this transformation through learning, sharing and leading responsible business practices.

Objectives of the conference:
Following the June 2021 EnviroSeries Conference entitled “Redefining Business Leadership for Green Growth”, this conference aims to continue the conversation on how business transformation would enable the building of a green and sustainable Hong Kong. Specifically, the conference will

(a)    share, showcase and discuss best practices and success stories in business transformation from selected industries, and
(b)    inspire BEC members and the wider business community to push for transformational strategies and ambitious actions conducive to long-term sustainability and the creation of shared value for society.

Prgramme & Registration Details:



Creative Industries: Driving Innovation and Future Growth

Nov 25, 2021 - Nov 25, 2021
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Online event

Nestled in the heart of Asia, Hong Kong is one of the global creative output leaders and ranked second globally in World Digital Competitiveness. Find out more about the latest opportunities in the digital ecosystem of Hong Kong's creative landscape in this webinar, which will highlight the findings of the new publication "Creative Industries: Driving Innovation and Future Growth” – jointly presented by InvestHK and PwC.

Industry experts from various creative disciplines and leading market players from Hong Kong, Australia, Japan and Korea will share the current state of the digital development and the opportunities of the creative economy.

The webinar will be conducted in English. Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese and Korean will be provided

Energy & Resources Working Group - Part 2

Nov 04, 2021 - Nov 04, 2021
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Fire Function Room, 3rd floor, The Westin Beijing Chaoyang. 7 North Dongsanhuan Road, Beijing, China.

On Thursday 4th of November AustCham China will host the Energy Working Group Update - Part 2 - which will take place at The Westin Hotel Chaoyang Beijing.

The second instalment will provide an analysis on how China’s domestic energy production, construction industry and diversification of energy supply are all contributing to a lower carbon future.

In this update we will examine what opportunities this presents for the various parts of the energy value chain. Jess Brown, Counsellor for the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources for the Australian Embassy in Beijing will moderate the session whilst guest speakers Jim Taylor, CEO at Sino Gas & Energy and AustCham China Board Director; Glenn Bailey, General Manager at SinoStruct and Yao Li, Founder and CEO of SIA Energy will share their opinion and experiences with the audience.

These seminars intend to examine China’s green energy targets with a focus on President Xi's pledge to make China “carbon neutral” by 2060 and peak carbon emissions before 2030, and how technology, renewables and new energies will be used to achieve this. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to access priceless insights from a rapidly evolving industry as the energy one is.

The event will be held as hybrid, which will allow you to join either in-person or via webinar.

KFBG's Nature Hikeathon and Treasure Hunt

Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Gardens

KFBG is one of Hong Kong’s most important nature conservation organizations, with over 40 conservationists working on environmental projects such as nature based solution to climate change, saving endangered plant and animal species from extinction, and promotion/education of sustainable living. We are hosting our first charity fundraiser at the Farm, and would like to share this information with the Australian Chamber of Commerce:


Our event promises to be a weekend of fun-raising and fundraising to benefit nature conservation. Participants can look forward to the beauty of Kadoorie Farm, learn about conservation and reconnect with nature.


On Saturday, November 13 is the Hikeathon. With multiple starts between 8:30am to 11:30am, this is a 8km scenic walk around the Farm, passing by the iconic Kwun Yum Shan and the Kadoorie Brothers’ Memorial Pavilion. Checkpoints along the way let participants appreciate the beauty of plants and animals, plus enjoy stunning views of the New Territories. Try out the Farm’s famous roselle tea on the way up Kwun Yum Shan. All participants will receive a crafted souvenir made from the Farm’s fell trees, each uniquely different.


On Sunday November 14, the Treasure Hunt takes place at our Lower Farm area. Find checkpoints and complete a simple and fun task at each of them! The more checkpoints you visit, the more points you gain, and redeem points for organic farm produce. Perfect for young families and company teams. All participants will also receive a souvenir made from a KFBG tree.


On both days, participants can visit the Nature Bazaar afterwards, featuring farm produce, nature activities such as handicraft, guided visits to our eco-garden, plant sales, adventure tree climbing and more.


We would like to invite members of the Australian Chamber of Commerce to form teams to participate in either the Hikeathon or Treasure Hunt, or both! Teams can be up to a maximum of 4 individuals. Enrollment fee is $300 and $250 per individual for Hikeathon and Treasure Hunt respectively, and a commitment by each individual to raise $500 for nature conservation.


Prizes are offered for top fundraisers, including stays at the Peninsula Hotel, cash vouchers and more. In addition each individual who raises over $800 are invited to join our exclusive “Behind the Scenes” offering a secret look at our Wild Animal Rescue Centre and other conservation projects. Deadline for registration is October 17, 2021.


Participants will be helping a great cause to help harmonise human’s relationship with the environment.


Please sign up here, detailed event information are on this website, and feel free to contact either myself or Kar Ho at 2483 7151 ( for more information!

ASIFMA Training Series Season 2: Asia Financial Markets Explained

Oct 01, 2021 - Sep 30, 2022
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


DISCOUNT CODE: AUSTCHAM (please select ‘Non-members’ category and enter Discount Code ‘AUSTCHAM’)


Following the highly successful pilot ASIFMA Training Series with more than 450 registrants from over 90 firms and supported by 17 Partner Organisations, we are excited to bring to you our Training Series Season 2!

  • Series of monthly interactive training sessions on key emerging topics relevant to the Asian financial industry
  • Delivered by expert trainers from our network of leading Financial Institutions. Participants will be confident they are learning from a source accredited by the industry
  • Aimed at getting junior and intermediate professionals up to speed on emerging areas in financial markets within Asia.

Monthly Training Session Format:

  • Interactive virtual live training session of 60-90 mins in English
  • Introduction to the topic in a dynamic format, including use of polling, Q&A and surveys
  • Exclusive access to an online repository containing educational resources for each topic, including session presentation provided by the trainers, background materials and videos on-demand


Topics, Schedule:

The first monthly session on Sustainable Finance/ESG in Asia will be held on Tuesday 26 October 2021. The full list of topics is as follows. (Note these are subject to change if more relevant topics emerge over the year).

  • Sustainable Finance/ESG in Asia (26 Oct 2021, 12nn-1:15pm HKT)
  • Big Data Management and Analysis including AI (23 Nov 2021, 12nn-1pm HKT)
  • China Financial Markets Explained (Dec 2021)
  • The Pandemic – Policy Strategies and Financial Markets Impact (Jan 2022)
  • Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACS) (Feb 2022)
  • Tokenised Securities, Cryptocurrencies and CBDCs Explained (Mar 2022)
  • Asset Management and Hedge Funds Explained (Apr 2022)
  • Digitisation and Consequence of Greater Electronification (May 2022)
  • Data, Privacy Policy and the Cloud (Jun 2022)
  • Operational Resilience and Cybersecurity (Jul 2022)
  • Compliance Tips for Staying on the Right Side of the Regulator (Aug 2022)
  • Navigating ASEAN Markets (Sep 2022)