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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.
27 Apr 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Ben SIMPFENDORFER Chief China Economist Royal Bank of Scotland Topic: The New Silk Road: how a rising Arab World is turning away from the West and rediscovering China Ben SIMPFENDORFER will discuss the rise of the Arab world and its strengthening relations with China. He has spent the pa...
20 Apr 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Mike ROWSE Former Director-General of Invest HK Topic: Confessions of Hong Kong’s most uncivil civil servant Mr. ROWSE will speak about life inside the civil service, the story of Hong Kong Disneyland, and the true story of Harbour Fest. He was the first Director-General of Invest HK, th...
14 Apr 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Nick DAVIES Author / Freelance Journalist Topic: Flat Earth News: The controversial expose of the truth about our news media Mr. Nick DAVIES, an award - winning journalist, is in Hong Kong as one of the guest speakers of Hong Kong Baptist University’s conference on international news and...
9 Apr 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speakers: Jake VAN DER KAMP Journalist David WEBB Editor of Webb-site.com Topic: WEBB v Jake: An FCC debate on Hong Kong's controversial extension of the blackout period on share trading by company directors Two of Hong Kong's leading market commentators, David Webb and Jake VAN DER KAMP, will de...
6 Apr 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Kate SAUNDERS International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) Topic: A Great Mountain Burned by Fire: Reflections on new expressions of dissent and the crisis in Tibet March 17, 2009, marks the anniversary of the day of the Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet 50 years ago. This month is also the first...
6 Apr 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Sundaram TAGORE President & Curator, Sundaram TAGORE Galleries Topic: The Promise of Modernism: Indian art from 1900 to 2000 At a time when Indian artists are creating a sensation in the art world, Mr. TAGORE will look back into the country’s past. He will share the story of rebel artist...
30 Mar 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Yasheng HUANG Professor, Political Economy and International Management Sloan School of Management, MIT Topic: Rethinking reforms: Chinese economy facing global challenge Professor HUANG will explain the roots of China’s economic success and the reasons why it is facing substantial chall...
24 Mar 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Cameron DUECK Yachtsman / Assistant Editor, The Financial Times Topic: Open Passage Expedition: Sailing the Northwest Passage – Summer 2009 Climate change has brought the Arctic back into the public consciousness as warmer temperatures reveal new shipping channels and open the door to na...
23 Mar 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Albert HO Chairman of China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group Elected Member of Legislative Council Chairman of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong Topic: Charter 08: The Dawn for a Civil Rights Movement in China? In early December 2008, 303 mainland public intellectuals signed on the Cha...
17 Mar 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Speaker: Thomas R. ROBINSON, PhD, CPA, CFP, CFA Managing Director, Education Division, CFA Institute Topic: Accounting scandals and detecting financial irregularities Accounting scandals are not new and tend to occur during economic downturns, when some companies feel the need to “dress up” their...
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