PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 July, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 July, 2003, 12:00am

July 16 To July 22

Today, HK: The International Association of Business Communicators will host a cocktail gathering for communications professionals at Vong in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The event costs $130 for members and $150 for non-members.

The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce will host the second in its Cepa Workshop Series, 'Trade in Services: Retail and Distribution', at the chamber's theatre. On the same day, the HKGCC will also present the 'Best IT Strategy Safeguards for Your Corporate Future'.

A Swiss Reinsurance media workshop on 'Managing Capital and Risk - An Introduction to Reinsurance', will take place at Central Plaza.

Jack So Chak-kwong, the outgoing chairman of MTR Corp, is hosting a farewell get-together at Two IFC.

Nicholas Brooke, the first global president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, will host a press conference at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Anthony Muh Yi-tong, regional head of investment for Citigroup Asset Management, will host a news briefing on the third-quarter global investment perspective, at Wheelock House.

The Legislative Council Panel on Housing will meet to discuss the rent-to-income ratio for public housing.

Bonjour Holdings is due to make its main-board debut.

Today, Macau: GEM-listed Vodatel Networks Holdings will host a news conference to discuss the winning of the e-government project, at the Mandarin Hotel.

Tomorrow, HK: Baker & McKenzie will host a seminar on Cepa and its impact on businesses in China, at the JW Marriott Hotel. For details call Betty Foo on 2846 1564.

The Fourth Info-Security Conference will take place at the Conrad Hotel.

The Trade Development Council is to host a seminar on the impact US textile policy on Hong Kong suppliers, at the HKCEC.

The Productivity Council is hosting a workshop entitled 'How to Build an Excellent Customer Service Culture'. E-mail millau@hkpc.org for details.

The Legislative Council Panel on Manpower is meeting to discuss youth work experience and the skills enhancement programme for the manufacturing industry.

Unemployment and underemployment statistics for April to June due.

Friday, July 18, HK: 'A Board Culture of Corporate Governance' is to be hosted by Pacific Change at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. With an opening speech by Moses Cheng, founding chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, the event will feature panel speakers David Webb, editor of Webb-site.com; Peter Gallo, money laundering and compliance consultant for Pacific Risk; Martin Rogers, a partner at Clifford Chance; and Gabrielle O'Donovan, director at Pacific Change. For details, e-mail info@pacificchange.com

The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is hosting a roundtable luncheon entitled 'Digital Defence: Who's the Enemy?' at the chamber's theatre.

Tuesday, July 22, HK: Chatyon is to host a seminar entitled 'Securing your Retirement - A Guide to Superannuation & Allocated Pensions'. For details visit www.chatyon.com

June's consumer price index due.

further ahead

September 15, HK: A conference entitled 'Hong Kong's Past, Hong Kong's Future: More than an Economic City' takes place at the HKCEC. The event, originally scheduled for May 9, has the SCMP as a media sponsor. Call 2686 1073 for more information.