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MHKCCI provides a regular series of exclusive briefings examining the post-pandemic outlook of specific sectors and markets, and the opportunities arising from policies and initiatives of particular professional interest for our members and the broader corporate community, with expert input from industry leaders and specialists. These event series are free and online webinars. Please sign up now to show interest in participating!

We would like to invite you to stay tuned for MHKCCI's upcoming events. 

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Past Events

Some of the past webinars are now available in case you missed them.

A Briefing on the Latest Developments in the Myanmar Economy (03 February 2022)

Free online zoom briefing organised by Joint Foreign Chambers for their members only
*** This event was held under Chatham House rules.

Speakers: The World Bank

Presentation Slides: https://thedocs.worldbank.org/en/doc/c3299fac4f879379513b05eaf0e2b084-0070012022/related/MEM-Jan-2022-Presentation.pdf


Doing Business Responsibly in Myanmar: What does heightened due diligence mean? (20 January 2022)

Free Online Zoom Meeting for Members only
*** This event was held under Chatham House rules.

Speaker: Vicky Bowman (Director at Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business)

Moderator: Thompson Chau (Editor-at-large at Frontier Myanmar)


Myanmar legal and regulatory updates 2021 (10 Sep 2021)
Free Online Zoom Meeting for Members only
*** This event was held under Chatham House rules.

Opening: Mr Derrick Wong - Director of Wealth Ocean Services
Speaker: Mr Bob Tseng, Managing Partner, Thanlwin Legal
 

This virtual event brought together Myanmar-focused policymakers, veteran entrepreneurs and executives as well as leading journalists to discuss the crucial issues for Myanmar as the country navigates the government transition, COVID-19 and economic recovery in 2021.

To watch the webinar: https://www.facebook.com/mhkcci.myanmar/videos/425674418580697

Speakers and Panellists (by the last name alphabetically):

  • Peter Brimble, Senior Technical Adviser, DaNa Facility
  • Thompson Chau, Chief Reporter and Associate Editor, Myanmar Times (panel chair)
  • Sam Glatman, Founder, Ko Shwe Ventures
  • Josh Htet, Senior Associate, Allen and Overy
  • Kyaw Soe Htet, Digital Editor, Myanmar Times
  • Shirley Ng, Director (Thailand and South Asia), Hong Kong Trade Development Council
  • Takaaki Yabe, Deputy Managing Director, Daizen Myanmar

Brimming with opportunities”: Prospects in Myanmar for Hong Kong investors (20 October 2020)

The Myanmar-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MHKCCI) had the honour to invite His Excellency U Thaung Tun, Union Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations and Chairman of the Myanmar Investment Commission, for an exclusive discussion with chamber leaders on how Myanmar and Hong Kong could work together in the years to come. 

Speakers

  1. H.E. U Thaung Tun, Union Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations
  2. IR Edgar Kwan J.P., Chief Development Officer, Marga Group (MHKCCI Chair)
  3. Mr. Cyrus Pun, Chief Executive Office, Memories Group (MHKCCI Vice-Chair)
  4. Mr. Adrian Short M.B.E., General Manager, Cycle and Carriage Myanmar (MHKCCI Vice-Chair)
  5. Mr. Thompson Chau, Digital and Deputy Business Editor, The Myanmar Times (Moderator)

Series 6: Politics and the Myanmar Market (18 September 2020)
With two months to go before the 2020 elections, a group of corporate leaders, political experts and senior journalists analysed what the Myanmar polls meant for businesses, investors and the country’s economic policies.  250 participants joined us on this occasion.  To view the event please visit HERE.

Investors believe the new administration, scheduled to take over in April 2021, would continue the economic reforms undertaken by the current administration under Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a panel of corporate executives who participated in a recent election webinar organized by the Myanmar-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MHKCCI). READ MORE

Panel Chair
Mr. Thompson Chau, Chief Reporter and Associate Editor, The Myanmar Times
Speakers
Ms. Vicky Bowman, Director, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business
Daw Thiri Thant Mon, Managing Partner, Pegu Partners
U Nyantha Maw Lin, Managing Partner, Burgundy Hills Company
U Zaw Naing, Founder and CEO, Mandalay Technology


Series 5: Building Better Business Integrity in Myanmar (11 September 2020)
Ms. Vicky Bowman has recently published a handbook. This guide intended to help owners and managers of businesses in Myanmar who want to reduce exposure to business integrity risk.  It is structured around the eight principles for companies to take action issued by the Anti-Corruption Commission in 2018.  Please click HERE for the video and HERE for slides.

Speakers
Ms. Vicky Bowman, Director, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) 
Mr. Thomas Crick, Project Manager, Strengthening Accountability and Rule of Law Project, UNDP


Series 4: “The future of Myanmar banking and financial services (4 September 2020)
More than 100 participants attended the webinar and gained insights from industry experts on the future of Myanmar banking and financial services.
 
Speakers
Mr. Kelvin Yeong, Chief Actuary, AIA Myanmar
Mr. Thomas Chan, Partner, Tax and Regulatory, KPMG
Mr. Wang Rui, Bank of China
Mr. Brad Jones, CEO, Wave Money
Mr. Thompson Chau, Digital and Deputy Business Editor, The Myanmar Times (Moderator)
 
***If you’d like to review the event recording, please email mhkcci@mhkcci.org or call +95 1 925 5131 for details.


Series 3: Is Myanmar's Energy Revolution Happening? (28 August 2020)
Speakers at this webinar discussed the development of the Myanmar energy sector in the last 12 months and shared their views on keeping the momentum.  Read more https://www.mmtimes.com/news/businesses-want-momentum-energy-sector-sustained-beyond-myanmar-election.html.

Speakers
Mr. Jeremy Mullins, Country Director, Vriens & Partners
Mr. Kyaw Kyaw Hlaing, Chair, SMART Group of Companies
Mr. Ambrose Lee, Chief Strategy Officer, VPower Group International Holdings Limited
Mr. Alakesh Chetia, CEO of Yoma Micro Power
Mr. Thompson Chau, Digital and Deputy Business Editor, The Myanmar Times (Moderator)
 
***If you’d like to review the event recording, please email mhkcci@mhkcci.org or call +95 1 925 5131 for details.


Series 2: Yangon's Urban Future and Critical Infrastructure (14 August 2020)
Mr. Aung Khant, Executive Director for Urbanize, a local think-tank for urban and regional planning, addressed infrastructural needs in Yangon, the key challenges ahead as well as the future direction of urban development in Myanmar's commercial capital.   To watch the video, please visit HERE and to download the slides, please visit HERE.


Series 1: A New Political Economy For Myanmar? (7 August 2020)
"New Political Economy for Myanmar” was held on 7 August and well received by about 200 participants. The panel discussion touched upon how the 2020 election would shape the country's economy and beyond, COVID-19 economic response plans, ease of doing business, trade relations etc.  
 
Speakers
Mr. Hans Anand Beck, World Bank Lead Economist for Myanmar
Ms. Khine Khine Nwe, Joint Secretary General, UMFCCI
Mr. Adrian Short, General Manager, Jardine Cycle & Carriage 
Mr. Cyrus Pun, CEO, Memories Group
Mr. Thompson Chau, Digital and Deputy Business Editor, The Myanmar Times

***If you’d like to review the event recording, please email mhkcci@mhkcci.org or call +95 1 925 5131 for details.