This is PAID event. IYP 100HKD; Member 150HKD; Non-Member 250HKD (including Italian aperitivo) Please RSVP (https://icchkmacao.eventbank.com/event/12607/register/) through the following link to save a seat asap! About the event: The Italian Chamber of Commerce and its Italian Young Professionals are pleased to invite you to attend an inspiring talk with Alberto Forchielli, Italian Journalist & Entrepreneur. The speaker, Alberto Forchielli, also active on his personal English-language blog (www.albertoforchielli.com) is currently dealing with dynamics and themes related to the global labor market, as well as talent and skills management at an international level with special attention to problems youth are facing and professional training. Alberto Forchielli is a regular guest on Piazza Pulita, Class CNBC, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and on CCTV, China’s state TV station. About the speaker: Founding partner of Mandarin Capital Partners, Alberto abilities to his 35 management experience in international development, particular focus on SEA (South East Asia), US and China. Throughout the course of his multifaceted professional career, in addition to being Special Advisor to the Italian Minister of Defence, to the Italian Minister of Budget and Southern Italy and to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, he worked for the World Bank for three years, first in Washington DC and then separately via the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. He lived in Singapore for 5 years prior, where he was the head of Finmeccanica S.p.A for the Asia/Pacific region. He has been a member of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) advisory board in Shanghai. In the early nineties, general for the privatization of IRI, Forchielli managed twenty state-owned companies in diverse sectors. His career began in Boston (USA) with the MAC Group/Gemini Consulting. He worked in Boston, London, Santiago, Lima, Milan, and he became the founder and administrator of the Italian branch. Alberto Forchielli received an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School and economics from the University of Bologna.

  • Afterwork Series "The Future of Professions"

    WYND Co-Working Space

    This is PAID event. Members 190 HKD; Non-Members 260 HKD (including Italian aperitivo) Please RSVP (https://icchkmacao.eventbank.com/event/13068/register/) through the following link to save a seat asap! About the event: The Italian Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the first talk part of the series “The Future of Professions” given by Giovanna Melfi, founder and managing director of Metamorphosis Biz. The development of automation and artificial intelligence brings the promise of higher productivity, increased efficiencies, safety, and convenience. However, these disruptive technologies are invalidating long-held assumptions about jobs, firms, industries, and whole economies. Even though agility and adaptation are necessary for survival, they are not sufficient: we need to change our management thinking. In fact, in order to meet the innovation challenges of the digital age, business leaders will need to put in extra time understanding how to manage the increasingly sophisticated digital landscape as well as keeping their skills updated and relevant. They need to stay up on current emerging trends and be ready to quickly adapt as ubiquitous computing, automation, and ‘smart’ digital technologies continue to transform the workplace. Join us to learn more about how technology will be the leading driver of the change in the future of professions. About the speaker: Giovanna Melfi, Founder & Managing Director, Metamorphosis Biz Giovanna Melfi is the founder and managing director of Metamorphosis Biz, and she specializes in helping companies form talented and dynamic teams, transition into the digital world and provide an engaging customer journey. Born in Italy and based in Hong Kong, Giovanna has more than 20 years’ management experience with top luxury brands around the world, such as Marc Jacobs, Ermenegildo Zegna, Burberry, Saint Laurent, Gucci, and Prada. She holds a postgraduate diploma in Digital Business from Columbia Business School, certificates in Digital Communication from the MIT Sloan School of Management and in Orchestrating Winning Performance from IMD Business School, and now she serves as vice president of IMD’s Hong Kong alumni club. Passing on her knowledge, she mentors entrepreneurs through various programs, such as Techstars’ Startup Weekend, and, at times, speaks at City University’s School of Creative Media and Career Centre Hong Kong Science & Technology University. Since September 2018, Giovanna is also managing director Asia at BeThe1, an international boutique firm specialized in human resources consulting and recruitment in the Luxury sector.

  • Afterwork Seminar: Digital Banking in Hong Kong – Best Solutions for SMEs

    This is PAID event. Members 170HKD; Non-Members 250HKD (including Italian aperitivo) Please RSVP (https://icchkmacao.eventbank.com/event/10083/register/) through the following link to save a seat asap! SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) represent an important trade source for Hong Kong. Since branch-based transactions are increasingly leaving the city banks, Hong Kong, a global leader in banking and finance, is bracing for the arrival of so-called virtual banks — financial institutions without physical branches where all transactions are online. Considering that, is digital-only banking an alternative? Is it a viable option for the needs of SMEs in the future? The speakers will introduce the audience to the advantages and limits provided by digital banking, with a focus on streamlining the relationship with credit institutions. About the Speakers: Filippo Buzzi, Head of Italian Desk at Fidinam (Hong Kong) Limited During his career, Filippo has worked in Switzerland, United Kingdom, Mainland China and Hong Kong. After graduating in Political and Economic Sciences, he studied in both London (University of London) and Amsterdam, at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), where he has built his competence in international taxation. Filippo is bilingual in Italian and English. Riccardo Capelvenere, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Currenxie Riccardo has extensive experience in investment banking and asset management. He has held senior roles at Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, Goldman Sachs and quantitative hedge fund JCH Capital. Riccardo is also a Responsible Officer under the HK SFC for Types 1, 4 and 9 regulated activities. He grew up in Hong Kong and holds a B.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering from City, University of London.

  • Afterwork Seminar: Rethink Your Business – The Path to Sustainable Growth

    This is a PAID event. Member 160HKD; Non-Member 230HKD (including Italian aperitivo) Please RSVP (https://icchkmacao.eventbank.com/event/9829/register/) through the following link to save a seat asap! About the event Which are the conditions that most affect growth? How can firms maintain a sustained level of growth for many years? And which are the most common mistakes capable of undermining the fundamentals of growth? Today the Italian Chamber of Commerce will have the pleasure to host Andrew Brent from Think Again Growth Limited, author of “The Growth Director’s Secret”, which was shortlisted in the UK for the CMI’s Management Book of the Year Award 2018 and the Business Book Awards 2018. At this event, Andy will talk about some of the topics in his book, with especial reference to China, which takes the latest research in neuroscience and looks at lessons for consumers, brands and marketers. In detail, we’ll discuss: The Growth Paradox: the strange fact that, despite its crucial importance to medium/long-term success, only around 10% of companies grow profitably for any sustained period. We’ll explore the organisational/cultural factors that contribute to this strange paradox and how these can be avoided. The Focus Failure, in other words, how companies often fail to differentiate between low-potential and high-potential customer groups, the common segmentation mistakes that lead to this huge inefficiency, and how to get customer targeting right. The Big Growth Mistake, namely the common failure of understanding about how consumers make purchase decisions and choose between brands that cause many companies to sub-optimize their growth potential, and how new insights emerging from the world of neuroscience are revolutionising the way companies position themselves to grow profitably. About the Speaker Andrew Brent, Founding Partner, Think Again Growth Andrew Brent is an experienced executive board member, strategist and marketer who has held senior roles in major blue-chip companies in the UK and around the world. Andy spent 13 years at Procter and Gamble in senior marketing roles in the UK and Europe before moving into retailing as Marketing Director at Iceland Frozen Foods. He spent six years in Asia in senior strategic roles for Hutchison Whampoa, helping build businesses across Asia. Back in the UK, Andy was CMO for Burger King International, overseeing the global expansion of this business, he spent three years as Marketing Director at Boots the Chemist in the UK, and then held CMO roles at Sky broadcasting and at Barclays Bank. Andy is a founding partner of Think Again Growth, a strategic consultancy which uses cutting-edge neuroscience-based market mapping and behavioural insights tools to help businesses position themselves to deliver significant, sustainable, profitable growth. He is also the author of ‘The Growth Director’s Secret’ published by Bloomsbury and nominated for FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2017, Chartered Institute of Marketing Business Book of the Year 2017 and Business Book Awards Book of the Year 2018.

  • Afterwork Seminar: Increase Brand Awareness & Engagement with Game Design

    This event is Free. Please RSVP (https://icchkmacao.eventbank.com/event/10549/register/) through the following link to save a seat asap! The advent of mobile phones and open-source data has revolutionized consumerism while challenging traditional business models across industries. Whether retail, real estate or tourism, embracing technology is only the first step in staying relevant. Merely having an online presence isn’t sufficient when competing for brand recognition and engagement with consumers. Extending beyond entertainment, games are pervasive and vitally important in generating interest and customer loyalty. At this afterwork talk, Nick will address: – current and future landscape of technology & hardware (AR, VR, NFC) – principles of gamification – use cases of game design principles across various industries About the Speaker Nicholas Chan, Co-founder of Game On Hong Kong From Canada, Nick arrived in Hong Kong shortly after studying Environmental Engineering at the University of Guelph. Nick’s interest in design and the lifecycle of products led him through a myriad of freelance work as he tried to understand the complex verticals within industries. Realizing a lack of support for the local gaming industry, Game On Hong Kong was established in early 2017. Hosting regular events, the aim of Game On HK is to create meaningful connections between developers, government bodies, venture capitalists and enthusiasts. In his spare time, Nick continues his passion for creating social networks and open dialogue by volunteering at CreativeMorningsHK and other organizations.

  • Afterwork Seminar: Marketing on a Budget – How to Get Media Coverage for Free

    This is a PAID event. Member 170HKD; Non-Member 250HKD (including Italian aperitivo) Please RSVP (https://icchkmacao.eventbank.com/event/9862/register/) through the following link to save a seat asap! About the event Do you run a small business or responsible for marketing and/or public relations in your company? Are you in lack of budget for advertising or your boss is convinced he’s already paying you to do it all? We know exactly how it is. As Macau’s number one online lifestyle publication we have experience dealing with all kind of clients, PR teams and marketing departments – from one-person companies to complicated corporate structures of integrated resorts, from we-pay-you-in-food F&B groups to sensitive governmental institutions. Join this seminar, in collaboration with Macau Lifestyle Media, to learn how to communicate with media when you have a small budget, how to get free coverage and build long-term relationships that will help to grow your emerging business or for you to get that bonus! We will also talk about digital space and the best ways to reach your targeted audience by sending the right message, including written vs video vs social content. There will certainly be a lot to chat about during the networking cocktail after! About Macau Lifestyle Media Macau Lifestyle Media is Macau’s leading digital media agency and the company behind MacauLifestyle.com, city’s number one lifestyle website. Launched in 2016 with MacauLifestyle.com the company has since branched into other emerging areas such as digital marketing, communications and social media. About the Speakers Sally Victoria Benson, Editorial Director, Macau Lifestyle Based in Hong Kong and raised in Macau, having lived in Beijing for many years, she speaks fluent Chinese and has a deep understanding of local Chinese and expatriate culture. Katya Maia, Director of Sales and Partnerships, Macau Lifestyle Based in Macau, having lived in Macau for almost a decade she has built significant experience and reputation in the hospitality, travel and luxury lifestyle industries.

  • Be a People Manager – How to Better Attract and Retain Motivating Employees

    This is PAID event. Member 170HKD; Non-Member 250HKD (including Italian aperitivo) Please RSVP (https://icchkmacao.eventbank.com/event/10382/register/) through the following link to save a seat asap! https://icchkmacao.eventbank.com/event/10382/register/ To become a promising company, you need to develop the skill of hiring, training and motivating people. This can be a time consuming and an expensive proposition for any company. How do you retain the best people and keep them motivated? The aim of this talk is to provide essential mindset and winning tips on how better to create and sustain an ultimate performing team as people managers: – Know the benefits of positive thinking and how to facilitate them at different corporate levels in the workplace – Be aware of how better to motivate and inspire “un-motivated” and under-performers – Develop a “Can Do” mindset for self and your team at work About the Speaker Harry Wong, ABNLP Certified Master Trainer of NLP and Director of WYH International Consultancy Harry has over 27 years of extensive global and Greater China business consulting and people management experience. He is also a certified facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Methods and Materials. Harry emphasises on the importance of “Edu-tainment” with his “walk-the-talk” passion, interactive and lively training style as Dr. Happy. He is internationally renowned speaker to over 36,000 business professionals, managers and executives from multi-national and prominent Hong Kong corporations, universities and professional bodies with state of the art techniques on people management, communication enhancement, art of storytelling, positivity and self-empowerment.

  • Afterwork Talk: Meet Missione Possibile Hong Kong – Call for Volunteers

    This event is Free. Please RSVP (https://icchkmacao.eventbank.com/event/10383/register/) through the following link to save a seat asap! Missione Possibile is an Italian non-profit organization which supports missionary projects to ensure fundamental human rights – such as education, adequate medical care and freedom of thought. Missione Possibile Hong Kong (MPHK) is the Asian branch and specifically raises funds for projects in Cambodia, namely a Primary and Secondary school, as well as a mobile clinic. We are proud to invite you to meet Ms. Valeria Milani, President of MPHK, who will share the latest developments of the Schools that are being built in Cambodia and will recruit volunteers, who are solely motivated by a passion to share true love with our neighbours, and those we are yet to meet. You can make a difference! Become a volunteer for Missione Possible here in Hong Kong. MPHK is looking for help into the following fields: - Plan and organize fundraising events - Prepare promotional materials - Follow up on participants - Update website and FB - Update contact list - Ad-hoc availability (find new opportunities and work on the stand) - Look for donations of material to sell for fundraising - Manage received materials Join the event and learn more on Tuesday, October 30th. RSVP now!

  • Urban Dads Hong Kong (Workshop + Drinks)

    WYND Co-Working Space

    This is PAID event. 280HKD Please RSVP (https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/urban-dadstm-hong-kong-workshop-drinks-tickets-49978557210?aff=efbevent) through the following link to save a seat asap! Expecting a baby or recently became a Dad? Questions about labour, birth & the early months with (a) new baby(ies) and in need of a beer? Join us for a fun but informative evening where we will discuss, over a drink, the challenges of becoming a Dad. Our panel for the night will include Sofie Jacobs, qualified Midwife and founder at Urban Hatch and a couple of Dads who will be on hand to share experiences and answer questions. Expect to walk away with tips on: - Supporting your partner pre and post birth - Coping with sleep deprivation - Managing life and work as an expecting and new Dad JOIN US AND APPROACH BIRTH AND LIFE WITH A NEW BABY(IES) WITH CONFIDENCE!

  • Digital Transformation and Google Ads – How to Scale your Business

    This is PAID event. Member 170HKD; Non-Member 250HKD (including Italian aperitivo) Please RSVP (https://icchkmacao.eventbank.com/event/9427/register/) through the following link to save a seat asap! About the event: The Italian Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to this tech event, which aims to examine the different phases of the digital transformation journey from strategy and planning to software development and growth hacking, as well as the intricate world of Google Ads campaigns. Mr. Paolo Petrolini, of MATERIA, will show the audience how companies can truly unlock their full digital potential, enabling their customers to have a fulfilling and safe product experience. Mr. Francesco Bonafine, of Digital Nomads Hong Kong, will then tackle the issues related to the use of Google Ads, showing how to avoid mistakes such as having the wrong tracking system in place and providing knowledge on the tools that should be used in order to limit as much as possible unwanted clicks and budget waste. Get ready to embrace digital transformation and scale up your business online effectively. About the Speakers: Francesco Bonafine, Co-founder of Digital Nomads Hong Kong, Co-founder of MATERIA Francesco has more than 11 years of working experience in IT and online business, having worked at IBM, Google and other companies. Leading the incubator-oriented enterprises in their market development strategies, Francesco can be fairly defined as a digital marketing guru. He has 7 years of experience in SEM/SEO/online advertising and sales with Google. Francesco has lived in Asia-Pacific for 6 years and in 2017 has co-founded the digital agency “Digital Nomads Hong Kong” (Google Partner). Paolo Petrolini, Founder of MATERIA Paolo has more than 13 years of experience working in product management and trust & safety i.e., privacy engineering, spam and fraud prevention, content moderation and user protection. He worked for 12 years at Google Inc. where he led technical product teams as the Head of trust & safety in Switzerland. Prior to that, he worked as a software engineer and system architect in the UK and Ireland.