French Chamber celebrates 2018 International Women's Day with 2nd Edition HeForShe conference

Last night over 500 guests joined us for a conference in support of the UN initiative HeForShe, organised by the French Chamber of Commerce (FCCIHK) and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) in partnership with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) at their newly revamped auditorium.

Rebecca Silli, President, FCCIHK, opened the event, followed by Stephen Ng, Chairman, HKGCC and CK Chow, Chairman, HKEX.

We were honored to welcome Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, to deliver a key-note speech (whose speech can be found here).

A special thanks to Olivier Blum, Chief HR Officer, Schneider Electric, UN HeForShe Impact Champion, for his passionate sharing of his company’s best practices to drive positive change in the workplace.

A special thanks to our four panelists who have all committed to this valuable cause:

  • Steve Clark, CEO, SUEZ Asia
  • Lincoln Leong, CEO, MTR Corporation Ltd
  • Allan Zeman, Chairman, Lan Kwai Fong Group
  • Luc-Francois Salvador, Executive Chairman, APAC & Middle East, Capgemini
  • Our moderator Angelina Kwan, Chair HKEX Women’s Exchange, HKEX, as well as Sam Van Horebeek, Partner, Wavestone, who presented his research findings.

Stay tuned for the first ‘best practices’ sharing session with Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, a HeForShe Thematic Champion, on 9 May 2018 at the French Chamber.

A final thank you to our sponsors: Capgemini, Colliers International, Credit Agricole, Swire, Wavestone, BNP Paribas, DT Capital, Kering, Mazars, Natixis, Pan Asian, Pernod Ricard Asia, PWC, Societe Generale, Suez NWS, Veolia.

Check out the highlights from the evening below:


See the video of our HeForShe supporters here.

Click here to see the full press release from last night's event.