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EventRoebuck Lecture 2020 – ‘Getting ahead of the curve: How arbitration can better meet the needs of parties, people and planet’
OrganiserChartered Institute of Arbitrators
Date11 June 2020

The theme of this year's Roebuck Lecture is entitled ‘Getting ahead of the curve: How arbitration can better meet the needs of parties, people and planet’ and will be delivered by Cherie Blair CBE QC MCIArb.


The Roebuck Lecture, now in its 10th year, is named after Professor Derek Roebuck MCIArb and celebrates the very significant contribution that he has made to the Institute over the years, principally as Editor of Arbitration - The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management. This lecture takes place each summer and is one of the highlights of CIArb's events calendar.


For registration and more details, please click here


EventHKTDC Transformation Sandbox (T-box) Programme
OrganiserHong Kong Trade Development Council
VenueHong Kong

HKTDC is piloting a new SME support initiative called “T-box”, short for Transformation Sandbox, a free 3-month programme that helps SMEs upgrade and transform their businesses. Any HK-registered company can apply and choose from our 4 transformation goals: branding, e-commerce, manufacturing/supply chain relocation or new market development. TDC support staff will recommend relevant training workshops, individual advisors, provide market and funding info and help companies access business opportunities.


For registration and more details, please click here.


EventIn Conversations with Neil
OrganiserDelos Dispute Resolution
Date7 May - 4 June 2020

Join Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS, virtually, in Melbourne, as he interviews leading figures in international arbitration and beyond, from around the world, with Chiann Bao as the master of ceremonies.


The live webinars explore the careers and personal stories of Neil Kaplan's guests. Expect light banter and searching questions, against the backdrop of some of the most pressing issues of the day.


  • Toby Landau QC, on Thursday 7 May 2020
  • Wendy Miles QC, on Thursday 14 May 2020
  • Lucy Reed, on Thursday 21 May 2020
  • Bernard Hanotiau, on Thursday 28 May 2020
  • Sir Bernard Rix, on Thursday 4 June 2020


For more information, please click here.


Event21st Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update (ACRU 2020) 
Organiser The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries
Date5 June 2020
VenueHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

The 21st Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update (ACRU 2020) organised by the Institute once again brings you a full programme of talks by top-notch speakers from the regulatory bodies in Hong Kong: the Companies Registry; Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre, ICAC; Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and the Securities and Futures Commission. This year’s ACRU will include a myriad of governance related topics from ESG to disclosures and enforcement issues over listed issuers, along with company centric regulatory and anti-money laundering developments, as well as business ethics. Additionally, as a recent innovation, in order to share best practices, there will also be two Practitioners Sharing Sessions with seasoned governance experts.


For registration and other details, please click here.


EventHKIB Annual Banking Conference 2020
OrganiserThe Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB)
Date28 September 2020
VenueHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

The HKIB Annual Banking Conference sees a confluence of thought-provoking ideas, innovation, and ways of how the banking world is entering a new phase of developments while overcoming growth bottlenecks. 


With the theme “Innovation and Transformation: A Brave New World of Banking," watch as industry leaders explore the new frontiers of smart banking and delve into the issues that are reshaping the banking industry.  This year’s event will highlight how a clear focus on digital transformation, innovation and the addition of virtual banks into Hong Kong’s banking system have revolutionised the industry by opening the doors to better user experience, product innovation, cost and operational efficiency and delivery channels.


For more information, please click here.


EventFDI Moot 2020 Global Rounds
OrganiserKCAB International, International Legal Studies (CILS)
Date6-9 November 2020
VenueCOEX, Seoul, South Korea

Increasing international investment, the proliferation of international investment treaties and contracts have contributed to the development of international law that defines obligations between host States and foreign investors and refers to internationalized arbitration procedures for resolving related disputes. The FDI Moot addresses such investment disputes.


The 2020 FDI Moot case involves a coal power generation plant that is to be phased out well before its designed operational life. The phase-out is mandated by an instrument issued by the REIO of which Respondent is a Member State. The Claimant is a financial institution that bases its claim on its acquisition of the original financing agreement and related rights through assignment. One of the arbitrators is challenged, inter alia, based on views that he has previously taken on environmental disputes.


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EventBelt and Road Summit
OrganiserHong Kong Trade Development Council
Date30 November 2020 
VenueHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

The Belt and Road Summit is a premier international platform for promoting business collaboration along the Belt and Road. The Summit gathers senior government officials and business leaders from countries and regions along and beyond the Belt and Road to exchange insights on multilateral co-operation and explore concrete business opportunities.


For registration and other details, please click here.


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