Agenda

2019/20 Budget: Will the budget benefit the lives of Hong Kong people and local businesses?
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 The Murray, Hong Kong
11:30am - 2:00pm

Financial Secretary Paul Chan expects Hong Kong's economy to face challenges in its pursuit of growth in the coming year, such as the negative effects of the ongoing US-China trade war and a cooling local property market. Yet, experts believe strategic spending in key areas will provide rewards. Closer collaboration with Greater Bay Area cities to create effective and beneficial policies for Hong Kong businesses, in addition to strategic investments to benefit SMEs and startups, will be welcome as Hong Kong corporates seek to profit from China's ambitious plan to integrate the 11 economies. For citizens, spending to ensure that access to affordable housing, healthcare and quality education are within the reach of citizens will remain priorities. How will the upcoming budget fare in meeting Hong Kong's needs?

Join us at Redefining Hong Kong on March 13th to hear the Financial Secretary answer questions about the government's budget, and outline key initiatives and strategies under the plan.

*CPD e-Certificate will be issued upon request.


11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Registration


SCMP opening remarks, EY welcome remarks & networking luncheon

12:00 PM


12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

Keynote speech by The Hon. Paul Chan Mo-po, Financial Secretary, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Panel discussion:
Will the 2019/20 budget benefit the lives of Hong Kong people and local businesses?

Panellists:

  • The Hon. Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • Agnes Chan, Managing Partner, Hong Kong & Macau, EY

  • Shirley Yuen, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

  • Stephen Wong, Deputy Executive Director, Our Hong Kong Foundation

Moderators:

  • Yonden Lhatoo, Chief News Editor, South China Morning Post

  • Olga Wong, Hong Kong News Editor, South China Morning Post


1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Q&A session


2:00 PM

End of seminar and networking