What's On

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 19 May, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 19 May, 2007, 12:00am

May 22

'China consumer series: China's emerging middle class spenders - what they want and how to attract them' is a lunch panel discussion organised by the American Chamber of Commerce. The panel discussion will look at topics such as who are the new consumers in China, what are they eyeing and buying, macroeconomic trends that are affecting consumer spending and the challenges and opportunities.

Speakers Hung Huang, CEO, China Interactive Media Group; Dariusz Kowalczyk, chief investment strategist, CFC Seymour; Susan Tomsett, managing director, the Hoffman Agency, Asia-Pacific and Phillip Yin, associate director, portfolio management, Schwab Private Client Group.

Inquiries 2530 6900

May 23

'The Scottish Business Group annual economic debate: Why apocalypse now?' is a lunch organised by the British Chamber of Commerce. The speakers will discuss and debate the global economy and its brink on depression. Mismanagement of the US Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan and the ECB are blamed as root causes and smaller banks have to mitigate the damage.

Speakers Dr Jim Walk, chief economist, CLSA Economics; K.C. Kwok, government economist, Hong Kong government.

Inquiries 2824 2211