The South China Morning Post's portfolio of in-person, hybrid, and virtual events is designed to bring our world-class, award-winning journalism to life for our global audience. Immerse yourself in the SCMP brand experience with your peers in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States, or join us virtually from anywhere in the world. Find out more.
The future of work is no longer an abstract concept but is rapidly becoming the reality of today. With the pandemic and digitalisation, many industries have been forced to adapt and transform their way of working. Now that the future of work is here, are organisations ready? This inaugural summit acts as a platform for business leaders, policymakers and academics to discuss and debate key strategies that Hong Kong must take now to shape the global workforce of tomorrow including - tackling the city’s brain drain, skills gap and talent deficit; fostering academia and universities collaboration; AI & automation and job displacement and opportunities; building Hong Kong’s biotech hub; attracting world-class talent for GBA development and more.
In 2023, SCMP will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Redefining Hong Kong series.
Redefining Hong Kong 2023 will focus on Hong Kong’s development roadmaps in key strategic areas after the reopening of our city in early 2023. Each programme will be developed to provide forward-looking insights from policymakers, business leaders and entrepreneurs in charting to future of Asia’s World City.
We all have read the news and seen the headlines - climate change is a global problem. And there are a lot of panicky conversations as the world is running out of time. As of today’s trajectory, experts say the world is unlikely to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Although it may be although it is highly uncertain that our mitigation effort will be accelerated fast enough to prevent the disasters caused by climate change – businesses can take active steps in decarbonisng their company and operations.
Join us in person at Redefining Hong Kong Series: Navigating the challenges of green finance and transitioning to a sustainable future on Jun 29, 2023, gathering industry experts to discuss and debate how businesses and their teams can take action against the urgent need to tackle the climate problem by setting priorities and goals as well as investigating green financing for decarbonisation.
China Conference: Hong Kong 2023 marks the first China Conference since the city relinquished itself from strict pandemic rules and a mask mandate in March 2023.
Bringing together senior government officials, business leaders, diplomats, and entrepreneurs, the 2023 edition seeks to examine the opportunities and burgeoning industries in the Greater Bay Area and throughout mainland China, while assessing their implications for Hong Kong and the international community.
Are we equipping students with the right skills and knowledge for the future?
Now that Hong Kong has returned to normalcy, educators have the opportunity to reimagine education. What does the future of education look like? How do schools create quality education systems fit for the future? How can today’s teachers equip students with knowledge and skills for a world that doesn’t exist?
SCMP Education will bring together English Schools Foundation (ESF) management and teaching staff to share their perspectives on future trends and innovations shaping the education landscape and how this will better equip students for tomorrow’s world.
The South China Morning Post presents the 5th edition of China Conference: Southeast Asia in a hybrid format in March 2023, bringing together government representatives, business leaders and regional spectators for a 2-day immersive and interactive dialogues around the many areas China and Southeast Asia are shaping the global agenda.
The South China Morning Post's International Schools Festival - Kowloon provides a platform to connect local and expat parents and their children with leading international and private schools and learning centres in Hong Kong.
After two years of running this flagship event as virtual regional conferences since its inception in 2020, Women Of Our Time 2023 will now take place over one week with in-person events and virtual activations, culminating in a gala dinner to take place on March 8 in Hong Kong. Led by the South China Morning Post, Women Of Our Time 2023 will be co-created, led and supported by women. Echoing with theme of International Women’s Day 2023, the 2023 Edition of Women of Our Time is set to provoke conversations and changes to #EmbraceEquality through empowering women achievement in careers. The programme puts the focus on generations of women leaders in Hong Kong through a series of events that include a main conference and a gala dinner, with further amplification of inspiring conversations through SCMP’s digital platforms to take our message to a wider, regional audience.
The Redefining Hong Kong series facilitates communication and cooperative action among senior executives to pursue like-minded objectives for improving the innovation landscape in Hong Kong. Taking place over the course of five meetings in 2023/24, attendees will hear from experts and thought-leaders and have their say through Q&A and roundtable discussions. With your participation, Redefining Hong Kong will unleash Hong Kong's innovative potential, and push for quicker, more meaningful progress in the city.
This inaugural summit produced by the South China Morning Post in close collaboration with the Inclusion Collective aims to amplify conversations in Hong Kong around DEI and grow the community of passionate leaders in this space. The one-day programme will convene seasoned DEI professionals and new passionate advocates alike for inspiring discourse and thought-provoking sharing. Workshops for beginners will also be run for newcomers keen to launch DEI initiatives in their workplaces, guided by seasoned NGO facilitators.
The South China Morning Post presents the two-day event as part of our Redefining Hong Kong series, to connect the local and global wealth management communities to discuss and explore the future of wealth management and Hong Kong as one of the prominent family office hubs. Across the two-day sessions, we will be joined by experts in private banking, family offices, philanthropic institutions, asset management and legal services to discuss, network and explore the wayforward in the city.
Hong Kong-ASEAN Summit 2022 brings together business leaders, policymakers and entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, China and the regional community to discuss and debate what the immediate future holds for Hong Kong while considering the city’s long-term position within the Greater Bay Area, China and ASEAN. Experts will deliberate on Hong Kong’s future as a super connector with China and ASEAN, with discussions around what a global financial centre will look like, benefits and challenges of Hong Kong’s accession to RCEP and tapping into Hong Kong’s talent pool for China-ASEAN.
The South China Morning Post is excited to launch SCMP CONVERSATIONS: AI & Consumer Experience, bringing together Hong Kong based e-commerce leaders and etailers, policymakers and techpreneurs to discuss and debate how AI can spur business growth, innovative ideas and customised consumer experience in the e-commerce space. Experts will deliberate how AI provide consumers with benefits and misconception and how to protect their privacy and rights going forward with ethical e-commerce business practices.
The South China Morning Post will host our very first Hong Kong Kids’ Festival on October 4. There will be a series of fun-filled interactive workshops on arts & crafts, science, technology, coding, language, sports and more for kids to experience and discover their potential and passion.
The South China Morning Post's International Schools Festival Hong Kong Island provides a platform to connect local and expat parents and their children with leading international and private schools and learning centres in Hong Kong.
The South China Morning Post’s Asia Sustainability Conference returns once again this year as a hybrid conference bringing together business leaders, sustainability practitioners, and policymakers from Hong Kong and across the region to discuss and debate how we can change the way we do things today to build back better to protect our planet and improve lives and livelihoods. Over the course of three days, experts will deliberate on key issues, growth opportunities, and urgent priorities in sustainable investments, sustainable technology, and circular economy.
This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). As Hong Kong celebrates its many achievements over the past 25 years, it is also time to look at where the city has succeeded in creating real impact and where it needs to improve. Moving forward, how can Hong Kong drive greater change at pace and scale to venture ahead in the next 25 years? One of the biggest opportunities available to Hong Kong businesses and residents is in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) - seizing untapped opportunities in innovation, technology, business, tourism, finance, and more.
The South China Morning Post’s China Conference: Hong Kong returns once again to bring together business leaders, policy makers and researchers from Hong Kong, China and the international community to discuss and debate what the immediate future holds for Hong Kong, while considering Hong Kong’s long-term position within the Greater China framework. Experts will deliberate how the “one country, two systems” economic model will function in the coming 25 years, what Hong Kong’s future as a global financial centre will look like, ways in which Hong Kong can solve local issues around digitisation, housing and economic growth and the policy decisions that will contribute to Hong Kong’s integration to the GBA initiative.
Climate Change Hong Kong Summit is designed to be the platform to convene policy-makers, scientists, sustainability practitioners, climate activists, business leaders and academia to come together to discuss and debate on the roadmap for our city to achieve carbon neutrality.
Enrolling your primary-school aged child into a new secondary school or transitioning your child to an international secondary school can feel especially daunting. Visit SCMP Secondary School Education Forum to learn all the critical information for choosing the right fit for your child and hear from experts on practical tips for parents with older kids and how to prepare them for bigger challenges in life.
SCMP Conversations: Future of Work is a month-long series of events focuses on convening policymakers, business leaders, technology visionaries, people managers, and disciplinary experts in action-oriented discussion to help Hong Kong to prepare its workforce for a post-pandemic new norm of work.
A rising demand for corporate sustainability data disclosures, strategy formulation and green finance products issuances has led to the emergence of a “talent war” in Hong Kong as it vies to become a regional green finance centre. As requirements for environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance disclosures by listed firms and climate risks reporting by investment funds are stepped up, talent demand will continue to increase.
Under ESG rules, companies must add environmental, social and governance factors to the financial metrics of their business operations in regulatory disclosures, and consider both in strategic and capital allocation decisions. Based on the sum total of institutions under the purview of various regulators, over 2,500 publicly listed companies, licensed banks and asset managers will have to set up ESG-related positions — or outsource them to consultants — by 2025 in Hong Kong.
This panel will convene education experts from reputable international schools in Singapore. Come and find out why the schooling system in the Lion City has consistently ranked amongst the best in the world. Get first-hand insights on what makes Singapore a conducive learning environment for young students and a great place to live. Get answers to your most pressing questions such as: What educational opportunities are available to non-citizens or non-permanent residents in Singapore? How can foreign children get admissions into schools in Singapore? How can you choose the right school for your child? How has the pandemic changed the way schools are run?
This year’s conference offers keynote speeches, interviews and panel discussions offering viewers access to crucial, thought-provoking theories about what an upgrade to a “comprehensive strategic partnership” between ASEAN and China means to the region, the latest on how CPTPP and RCEP are impacting global trade and supply chains, what ASEAN nations can do as the dispute over the South China Sea intensifies, the economic impact of ‘living with Covid’ vs. ‘Covid-zero’, strategies in integrating ASEAN and China’s financial systems, how digital currencies are impacting the region’s fintech ecosystem, how ASEAN and China can work together on green transformation, and why the region’s digital economy is set to continue unprecedented levels of growth.
SCMP Conversations: Scrutinising racial discrimination in Hong Kong workplaces will fall on March 21, 2022 and be held to coincide with International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The aim will be to guide business leaders, people managers and working professionals on how best to identify and call out instances of racial discrimination, explain the importance of doing so, and demonstrate how proactive intervention supports staff and creates a positive working corporate culture that also makes better business sense.
The United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have recommended governments around the world to promote a post-pandemic green recovery with government green stimulus packages. In regards to Hong Kong, how has the city used green stimulus packages and the 2021-2022 budget to build back greener and better?
Now more than ever, women are pursuing their dreams without bias or barriers holding them back. They are striving to be free from stigmas and stereotypes in corporate boardrooms, shop floors, parliament, and many other places. They are becoming resilient leaders without discrimination in running startups, multinational companies, and even countries. Against this backdrop, it’s time to celebrate women’s achievements, share their voices and encourage society to raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.
This half-day virtual event turns the spotlight to speakers representing those who stand to benefit from a proper implementation of inclusive strategies in the workplace; the same segments of our community who have the most to lose if there isn’t one. Speakers representing the minorities, the disabled, and the less fortunate on how - from their vantage point - our city can build a more inclusive and equitable workforce.
The swearing in of Joe Biden as the new US president brought with it the opportunity to change course in US-China relations, which had arguably hit its lowest point in several decades. However, while there have been subtle tone shifts in Biden’s actions and rhetoric toward China, there are few things that differ at all from the approach of the previous administration.
The recent Canadian federal election in September has created a ripple of uncertainties amongst foreign homebuyers in Canada. With both the governing Liberals and opposition Conservatives pledged to ban foreign buyers from purchasing residential homes in Canada for at least the next two years, how would this impact the real estate market in the country and affect the sentiment of overseas and local investors? What might - or might not - happen next?
With the impact of COVID-19, Hong Kong investors, high net worth individuals, and families are increasingly turning to impact investing, or investments that generate a social and environmental impact, alongside financial returns. These investments address urgent global challenges such as affordable healthcare and education, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy, or even the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How big is the impact investing market in Hong Kong? What are the challenges for investors in improving societal imbalances and nurturing the environment and how to overcome them?
On a global scale, there has never been more opportunity for investment and innovation in the healthcare sector than now. For the Asia-Pacific region, demand for healthcare will continue to grow rapidly in the coming years, bolstered by its rising ageing population (one of the largest in the world), a renewed focus and funding from policymakers, and innovators working rapidly to deliver new products to fulfil unmet demand.