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  1. Flying high in developing market

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... I know first-hand what our customers want and what they are thinking. In a fast developing market such as the mainland, it is necessary to understand the culture in terms of people and systems ... for liaising with US and mainland consulate officials, and maintaining international and country-to-country legal and business arrangements. He is also responsible for developing customer loyalty ...

  2. Developer rivalry helping to drive the eco initiative

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... to reduce carbon emissions, a special situation may help reverse the trend. 'Competition among developers is helping to drive the 'green' building initiative,' said John Herbert, managing director at environment consultant engineer and independent building efficiency audit firm Kelcroft. 'Savvy developers have realised that constructing and operating energy efficient ...

  3. Professional development scheme key to excellence

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL development (CPD) is one of the latest hot topics in accountancy, with each professional governing body offering a different framework to define its CPD ... part of any professional's career development as it ensures they have the best technical ability and the latest industry knowledge,' said Victor Ng, president of the Hong Kong ...

  4. Keeping pace with the changing workplace

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... different skills, a new mindset and continuing professional development (CPD). Simon Wong Chi-hon, dean of the School of Continuing Education at Baptist University, said CPD could be formal ... not just mean completing a certain number of course hours; it is also about the assessment of what the individual has learned. Part of this process involves keeping a personal development record, ...

  5. HK's present to the world

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... senior exhibitions manager, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Hong Kong companies are breaking away from the traditional role of sourcing and manufacturing by designing their own ... giftware industry offers many opportunities to work with clients to develop innovative and unique products.' Mr Britzke's company produces giftware items for the vehicle, cosmetic ...

  6. Demand for training grows

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... designed training programmes and management consulting. The Management and Executive Development Centre (MEDC), an Institute for Enterprise strategic business unit, provides consulting services to meet organisations' specific requirements and special programmes to support the executive and middle management development, according to Sidney Wong, Institute for Enterprise associate ...

  7. Ahead of the pack

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis When Anta Sports Products was launched 15 years ago, its chairman and chief executive, Ding Shizhong, had one overriding ambition- to develop a home-grown sportswear brand ... enterprises on the mainland. Anta Sports designs, develops, manufactures and markets sportswear, including sports footwear, apparel and accessories. 'Anta places great emphasis on branding ...

  8. Preparing for the economic upswing

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... preparing for better times involves addressing the needs of employee aspirations. 'We have defined a road map for the career development of both lawyers and support professionals,' said Dorin Whelly, head of human resources, Asian region, at Allen & Overy. The road map provided direction for skill development at each stage in an employee's career. Extensive training ...

  9. Research into Chinese medicine aims to persuade the sceptics

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Most of Hong Kong's pharmaceutical and biotech research and development funding comes from the Hong Kong Jockey Club and is given to the Hong Kong Jockey Club Institute of Chinese Medicine (HKICM) and the Biotechnology Research Institute at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The institute of chinese medicine has developed comprehensive programmes to generate DNA ...

  10. Industry gets back to basics

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... through an initial 10-day training programme and are required to attend regular workshops where they learn from case studies and market updates. Those serious about developing their careers must ... development,' he said. Cautious investors adopted a back-to-basics approach in their financial planning decisions in the first quarter of this year, resulting in a 324 per cent rise in HSBC's ...




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