Agenda

Seminar 1: Will the 2018/19 Budget surplus continue to be used for a rainy day that never comes?
Friday, 16 March 2018, JW Marriott Hong Kong
11:30am - 2:00pm

Government coffers have surpassed the "saving rainy day" excuse; can the government finally start spending more liberally? Will there be more handouts or fiscal prudence must come first?

On 16 March, panel members will give their views on:

  • How is the new administration investing in the future of Hong Kong to enhance the city’s competitiveness?
  • How to ensure sustainable economic development, talent and innovation?
  • How is the budget addressing Hong Kong’s housing challenges to become a liveable city?

*CPD e-Certificate will be issued upon request.


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration and networking coffee break


12:00 PM 

MC opening remarks and networking lunch


Speech by The Hon. Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong Special Adminstrative Region Government

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM


12:50 PM - 1:30 PM

Panel discussion:
Will the 2018/19 Budget surplus continue to be used for a rainy day that never comes?

Panellists:

  • The Hon. Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
  • Agnes Chan, Managing Partner, Hong Kong & Macau, EY
  • Franklin Lam Fan-keung, Founder, HKGolden50
  • Professor Andy Kwan Cheuk-chiu, Director, ACE Centre for Business and Economic Research

Moderator:

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

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Q&A session


2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

End of seminar and networking