Today, HK: Business of Design Week (until Dec 9), organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre, begins at the HKCEC. Renowned designer Sir Terence Conran joins product design guru Kenji Ekuan as a keynote speaker at today's opening ceremony. For details, visit www.bodw.com.hk The Productivity Council and PricewaterhouseCoopers present 'Executive Diploma in Best Practices for World-Class CFO 2003' (every Saturday until December 13), at PwC's conference centre. Call 2788 5324. Monday, Dec 8, HK: The International Association of Business Communicators, Hong Kong Chapter, hosts its year-end networking cocktail reception at Vong. For enquiries, contact Linna Leung on 2869 6536. Tuesday, Dec 9, HK: 'Linux Appliance Awardees Experience Sharing', part of the Linux Business Adoption Campaign, takes place at the HKPC Building. Visit www.digihall21.org The HKGCC hosts a roundtable luncheon on, 'EU Expansion and Global Market in 2004'. Visit www.chamber.org.hk Tuesday, Dec 9, New Delhi: The Business Software Alliance hosts Asia Tech Summit 2003, the first Asian derivative of its US-based Global Tech Summits. The event, co-hosted by the Indian National association of Software & Service Companies, will be attended by John Rutherford, assistant director-general of InvestHK. Wednesday, Dec 10, HK: The HKGCC hosts the 10th Annual Hong Kong Business Summit - 'Hong Kong 2004: The First Year of Cepa' - at the HKCEC. Visit www.chamber.org.hk IABC, HK Chapter, presents a breakfast panel discussion entitled, 'Is Communications a Cost or an Investment', at One Bar & Grill. Panelists include: Doris Ho, corporate and regulatory affairs manager at British-American Tobacco Hong Kong; Mani Rao, senior vice-president of marketing and corporate communications at the Star Group; Helene Li, practice leader of communication for Hong Kong and South China at Watson Wyatt Worldwide; and Liliana Ng, regional communications manager for the Dow Corning Corp. For details, call Linna Leung on 2869 6536. Fountain Set (Holdings) presents 'Smart Fiber - Outlast', a seminar at the Kowloon Bay training centre of the Clothing Industry Training Authority. For details, visit www.fshl.com Thursday, Dec 11, HK: The HKGCC hosts a roundtable luncheon entitled, 'Getting Started in the Russian Market'. Visit www.chamber.org.hk for details. AustCham presents an Allens Arthur Robinson Great Debate on: 'Hong Kong - Lean and Mean or Past Its Prime.' For more information, contact email@example.com Friday, Dec 12, HK: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce hosts, 'Financial Opportunities in China: The Growing Market for Insurance, Banking and Asset Management', a seminar luncheon at the Island Shangri-La. Panel speakers include Patrick Fung Yuk-bun, chairman and chief executive of Wing Hang Bank, Douglas Henck, president of Sun Life Financial Asia and Bich Pham, managing director of TAL Global Asset Management. For details, call Lisa Yip on 2110 8711. Tuesday, Dec 16, HK: AustCham hosts a Christmas Mix at Six at the China Club. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, Dec 17, HK: The HKGCC hosts a roundtable luncheon, 'Branding - Hong Kong's Experience'.