Distinguished Lecture: Conversation with Franklin Lam, HKGolden50
You are cordially invited to a distinguished lecture titled “Rising City in a Sinking World – Why We Must Build Capacity for Hong Kong to Realize Its “Outsized” Future” presented by MEcon /MFin Programme Office.
Mr. Franklin Lam, HKGolden50
The outlook of the region/world in the next 5-20 years – mostly static to deteriorating as ageing populations burden most welfare systems – the world will change from a “growth for all” to a “growth for only a minority”.
Business, talents and capital will move to the few cities/countries that can enjoy sustained growth at the expense of the “downers” and “winners take all” will be a theme. Situated at the heart of a growth region, HK is poised to be a shining star in a gloomy world, with potential to rival London and New York within a decade. But there are three bottlenecks that stand in the way of Hong Kong rising to the promise of its “Golden 50 Years” so we must overcome these by adding substantial hard and soft capacity.
About the Speaker:
Mr. Franklin Lam (林奮強) is the founder of HKGolden50, an independent non-profit public policy research group with the mission to encourage awareness, discussion and ownership of the strategic challenges standing in the way of Hong Kong becoming a vibrant and harmonious World City. Prior to this, Mr. Lam held senior regional leadership positions with a global investment bank. He served as a Part-time Member of the Central Policy Unit and a Member of the Executive Council.
Deadline of registration: March 17, 2015 noon
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Pauline Hui at 3917 1001. Thank you.