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Opportunities and Implications for Business as China Responds to Climate Change

Lunch Seminar and Panel Discussion

Chaired by Bernard Fung, Chairman of PBEC and Chairman & CEO of AON Asia Pacific

Seminar Speaker: Dr. Lin Bo Qiang, senior advisor to the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC)

Date:     29 April 2010
Time:     12:00 – 2:00
Venue:   The Hong Kong Club – Windsor Room, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong
Cost:      HK$300 members HK$400 non-members
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Understanding the implications, benefits, and potential business opportunities surrounding the ongoing climate change debate is rapidly becoming a strategic issue to the private sector.

During this lunch seminar, Dr. Lin Bo Qiang, Senior Advisor to the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC) responsible for developing an energy strategy study for the twelfth five-year plan and a power sector development strategy for the State Electricity Regulatory Commission, will discuss current Chinese energy policy, the importance of the private sector, and potential business opportunities that can be derived from engaging in the dialogue.

Dr. Lin’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion.

 

About the Speaker

林伯强教授个人照片.jpgDr. Lin Bo Qiang is a senior advisor to the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC) responsible for developing an energy strategy study for the twelfth five year plan and a power sector developing strategy for the State Electricity Regulatory Commission.

 Dr. Lin is the Director of the China Center for Energy Economic Research and Chang Jiang Scholar Professor at Xiamen University. He was a Principal Economist (Energy) at the Asian Development Bank and previously participated in revising China’s Coal Law.

A prolific writer, Dr. Lin has published several books on energy economics theory and energy policy and contributed over fifty papers to a variety of academic journals. Dr. Lin is also a regular columnist for mainstream Chinese newspapers.

Dr. Lin is a special analyst for Xinhua and a consultant to international organizations including the Carbon Trust in the UK, the Asian Development Bank, the International Energy Agency, and the World Bank Group. Among other appointments in China, Dr. Lin has been a consultant to the Ministry of Finance, State Power Grid, China Guangdong Nuclear Group, and China Power Investment Corporation.

Dr. Lin received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California.

 

Panel Chairman

BERNARD S. Y. FUNG

Bernard Fung is Chairman of PBEC and Chairman & CEO of AON Asia Pacific. A member of Aon Corporation’s Executive Committee, Mr. Fung has served Aon in several capacities including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Asia since joining Aon in 1997. Aon is the world’s largest insurance broker with operations in 125 countries. Aon is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York and London Stock Exchanges.

From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Fung served as Chief Executive Officer of Inchcape Insurance Brokers in Asia which became part of Aon in 1997. Prior to returning to Hong Kong in 1994, Mr. Fung headed Aon’s Canadian retail brokerage operations in Toronto. Previously, he was Global Managing Director of Aon’s Risk Management Consulting operations in New York.

Mr. Fung began his career as a Chartered Accountant in Toronto, Canada in 1974 and joined the Insurance Industry in Bermuda in 1981.

Mr. Fung holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from St Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Ontario, Canada in 1976 with KPMG. Mr. Fung attained his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation through the Insurance Institute of America and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.

Mr. Fung also serves as a Director on the Board of MasterCard Incorporated

 

Panellist

Raymond Ch'ien

Dr. Raymond K.F. Ch’ien is Chairman of CDC Corporation, as well as Chairman and a director respectively of its subsidiaries, China.com Inc. and CDC Software Corporation. Additionally, Dr. Ch’ien is Chairman of MTR Corporation Limited; Hang Seng Bank Limited and HSBC Private Equity (Asia) Limited. Dr. Ch’ien serves on the boards of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited; Convenience Retail Asia Limited; The Wharf (Holdings) Limited; Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange Limited and Swiss Reinsurance Company.

In public service, Dr. Ch’ien is Chairman of the Hong Kong/European Union Business Cooperation Committee and  a member of the Standing Committee of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Dr. Ch’ien is an honorary President and past Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. From 1992 to 1997, Dr. Ch’ien was a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, then under British Administration. He was appointed a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong SAR on July 1, 1997 and served until June 2002. Dr. Ch’ien was a Hong Kong member of the APEC Business Advisory Council from 2004 to 2009. Dr. Ch’ien was previously Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the Independent Commission Against Corruption; The Hong Kong/Japan Business Cooperation Committee; the Industry and Technology Development Council and the Hong Kong Industrial Technology Centre Corporation Ltd.

Dr. Ch’ien received a doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 and became a Trustee of the University in 2006. Dr. Ch’ien was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1993 and a Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1994. In 1999, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star Medal. In August 2008, Dr. Ch’ien was conferred the honour of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole of France.

 

Bruce Hicks

Bruce Hicks is Managing Director of TPIZ Resources Ltd., a Hong Kong based environmental services and investment company which he founded in the summer of 2006. TPIZ Resources’ activities are conducted through its two  operating subsidiaries - Green Building Services, which provides sustainability advisory services and Asia Clean Capital, which designs, builds, owns and operates geo-exchange systems to provide heating and cooling services for large buildings in China.

Bruce first arrived in Hong Kong in 1984 while working for Motorola Inc. of the US. In 1985, Bruce left Hong Kong briefly for his M.B.A. studies, returning in 1987 to join Hutchison Telecommunications. Between 1994 and 2006, he was a partner and Executive Director of Distacom Communications Limited, a Hong Kong based privately held company which invested in multiple start-up wireless telecom operations in Hong Kong, India, Africa and Europe. Bruce was also Chief Executive Officer of SUNDAY Communications Limited, a publicly listed company controlled by Distacom from 2002 to June 2006. He is currently a Director of Hong Kong listed e-Kong Ltd.

Bruce is originally from northern Manitoba, Canada. He received a B.S.E.E. degree from Michigan Technological University in 1983 and an M.B.A. from the Institute of Management Development (IMD), Switzerland in 1987. He is married with two children.

 

Sean Maher

Sean Maher is a London based consultant strategist to Global Alliance Partners, a network of investment banks  and brokerages across Asia, the Middle East, the US and South Africa and also publishes the Dead Cats Bouncing investment strategy service. Sean holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the National University of Ireland and is a member of the CFA Institute. He has worked over the last 20 years as an economist with CRU, the world's leading commodities consultancy, as a portfolio manager at RLAM, the UK's largest mutual insurer, in investment banking with WestLB and Nomura, and as an independent economic and investment strategy consultant to both buy- and sell-side institutions.

 
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