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Our FCC Speakers Series is a unique opportunity for our members and their guests to listen, engage and discuss the latest local and international events and trends at the Club. The talks, organized by the Club’s Professional Committee, are hosted in the FCC’s main dining room, usually over lunch and occasionally over breakfast or dinner. The speaker typically gives initial remarks for 20 minutes and then takes questions for 20 minutes. The events are on the record, and videos of them go up on the Club’s website.

Aside from organizing guest speakers, the Professional Committee plans and produces evening documentary screenings, educational workshops, debates, speed-networking opportunities and events that benefit FCC members and provide opportunities for correspondents and journalists to grow professionally. See below for a full list of all club activities.
16 Sep 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Benedict ROGERS Author and Human Rights Campaigner East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide Topic: Burma’s crimes against humanity: a test-case for the responsibility to protect Benedict ROGERS has travelled almost thirty times to Burma and its borderlands. He will give an...
18 Aug 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Dr Philip NITSCHKE (PhD MD) Director, Exit International Topic: Euthanasia in Asia: the need for an exit plan Can the elderly – as well as the seriously ill – be lawfully entitled to a peaceful death at a time of their choosing? Dr. NITSCHKE will share his views on the controversial issu...
23 Jul 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: John GREENWOOD Chief Economist, Invesco, London Topic: Emerging from the Canyon:Asian Prospects in 2009-2010 John GREENWOOD will explain why the current recession is different from many of its post-war predecessors, and what this implies for the developed economies, as well as for econom...
20 Jul 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Jonathan LASH President, World Resources Institute Topic: Climate Change – U.S. Policy and China On June 26, 2009 the U.S. House passed a climate bill that would literally change the face of America - its factories, power sources and buildings, landscapes and employment patterns. The bil...
16 Jul 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Edward STOKES Founder Director, The Photographic Heritage Foundation Topic: Asia’s historical photographs: publishing the region’s hidden gems Mr. STOKES’s photo talk will reflect on a three-year journey to create The Photographic Heritage Foundation, and why photographs from the past en...
14 Jul 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Roy JACOBOWITZ Managing Director, External Affairs ACCION International Topic: International microfinance networks in China: can they get it right? Roy JACOBOWITZ will speak about the current efforts and challenges involved in bringing financial services to China’s poor. Despite a strong...
24 Jun 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Jimmy LAI Chairman, NEXTmedia Topic: A Conversation with Jimmy Lai, Chairman, NEXTmedia Mr. Jimmy LAI, a Director of NEXTmedia since 1999, is currently the Chairman of the Board. He is responsible for formulating and implementing the Group's strategies and policies. Mr. LAI entered the m...
15 Jun 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Sir Donald TSANG Chief Executive of Hong Kong Topic: A Dialogue with Donald: The Future of the Past The Chief Executive is going to talk about heritage preservation in Hong Kong. Sir Donald TSANG has been the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's ...
9 Jun 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Jasper BECKER Author & Managing Director, Legend Strategic Consultancy Topic: The City of Heavenly Tranquility What does the destruction of old Beijing tell us about attitudes to history and China's great cultural legacy? Mr.Jasper BECKER will discuss the efforts to resist the demolition...
8 Jun 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Topic: Media Roundtable: Journalism 2009 and Onwards Moderator: Steve Vines Journalist and Broadcaster Panelists: Philip Bowring Columnist, International Herald Tribune /Former Editor, Far Eastern Economic Review K.C. Chan Chief Editor, Hong Kong Economic Journal Eric Wishart Asia-Pacific Directo...
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