Wednesday, January 4: British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Hiring and developing staff: Mindset beats skillset by a mile'. British Consulate-General Tuesday, January 10: French Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'What is unique about the Chinese luxury market and makes it immune to recession?' American Club. Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Selling your business - Strategies for success'. Kinwick Centre, Central. British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'How to persuade and influence people'. British Consulate-General. Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association lunch: 'Best practice and issues with a compulsory superannuation system - Including default funds'. Novotel Century HK. Tuesday, January 17: British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'How to make social media work for you in 2012'. British Consulate-General. French Chamber of Commerce event: 'Green business networking speed-dating'. Cliftons. Wednesday, January 18: Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'BMO in Greater China since the 1960s'. Club Lusitano. Thursday, January 19: French Chamber of Commerce event: 'Prominent speaker series: Mrs Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee'.