Event Details

There has rarely been a more challenging time for global business - the war in Ukraine, the pandemic, inflation, supply chain disruptions, soaring commodity prices, and more. Join us to explore it all at the RSF. Asia's economies have diverged from other regions in terms of its brighter economic outlook and its specific fragilities related to heightened geopolitical risks and sustained supply chain risks. At the same time, the region is converging on trade while its monetary policies share similar external vulnerabilities. Asia's 'Catch 22' of divergence and convergence will continue to represent great promise and perils to multinational companies in Asia as they seek new breakthroughs and clear solutions.

Please join us for the Regional Strategic Forecast for Hong Kong which will feature the following:

- Business implications from Russia's invasion of Ukraine

- Our latest analysis of the global and Asian economies;

- Monetary policy risks and inflation concerns;

- US and global foreign and trade policies and implications for Asian markets;

- New frontiers for Asia's tech sector;

- The outlook and driving factors for the local economic and political environment;

- A panel of business leaders sharing how they are finding opportunities amid these ongoing challenges.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


8 AM - 8:05 AM
Opening Remarks
8:05 AM - 8:45 AM
Global Outlook Presentation
8:45 AM - 9:25 AM
Panel Discussion, Q&A
9:25 AM - 9:30 AM
Closing Remarks


  • Simon Baptist (Global Chief Economist & Editorial Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit)

    Simon Baptist

    Global Chief Economist & Editorial Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit

    Simon Baptist is Editorial Director and Chief Economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit. Prior to his current role, he has held a number of other senior management and editorial positions in the business, including Managing Director for Asia, Regional Director of our Asia editorial team, Director of Global Forecasting, and Consulting Director in both Europe and Asia

    Simon’s focus is on the global economy, national and international political developments, and public policy. He engages with business, government and international organisations, helping them to understand the operational and strategic implications of the EIU’s forecasts.

    He has a doctorate in economics from and was a lecturer at Oxford University, along with degrees in economics and science from the University of Tasmania. His academic research investigated technology and the determinants of productivity in manufacturing firms.

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  • Jonathan Koch (Senior Vice President, Unified Commerce and Strategy, Asia Pacific at PVH Corp)

    Jonathan Koch

    Senior Vice President, Unified Commerce and Strategy, Asia Pacific at PVH Corp

    Jonathan Koch is Senior Vice President, Unified Commerce & Strategy, Asia Pacific for PVH Corp., one of the world’s largest fashion companies and owner of the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands.

    His role oversees unified commerce (omni-channel, CRM, consumer experience), digital (eCom, data & analytics), and strategy (strategic planning and projects, M&A, real estate) areas for PVH’s brands and businesses in the APAC region.

    Prior to PVH, Jonathan was a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He holds a BA in History and International Studies from Yale University.

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  • Lennard Yong (Group CEO of Tricor Group)

    Lennard Yong

    Group CEO of Tricor Group

    Lennard joined Tricor Group in January 2018 as the Group CEO and Managing Director. In this role, he is responsible for the Group’s strategy and commercial operations of Tricor that spans across 21 markets and 47offices with more than 2,800 employees mainly in Asia Pacific, London and the offshore centres.

    Prior to Tricor, his international experience spanned across financial services in Insurance, Asset Management and Banking having worked and lived in Australia, Asia and Europe for global financial services companies –ING Group, MetLife and FTLife. He has held CEO roles in these financial services companies and in his corporate experience managed: turnaround situations, setting up a joint-venture, mergers and acquisition, and divestment of a USD 2bn company (in 2012).

    Lennard is an active contributor to the Hong Kong financial services industry. He was an advisor between 2014 –2018 to the HK government’s Insurance Advisory Committee and the former Chairman of the HK Federation of Insurers –Life Insurance Council.

    His professional accreditations include memberships at the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia) and Fellow CPA (Australia). He attended a Harvard Business School corporate program in 2015, IMD (Lausanne) corporate program in 2007. He has a Master of Commerce and a Bachelor of Business degree from two universities in Australia.

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  • Victor Ho (Registered Foreign Lawyer, Cal at Allen & Overy (HK) Ltd)

    Victor Ho

    Registered Foreign Lawyer, Cal at Allen & Overy (HK) Ltd

    Victor has extensive experience of working on Asian and PRC-related transactions, having lived and worked in the region since 1991. Victor’s practice is characterised by its depth and breadth of experience and involves representing multinational clients with their China-related matters, and Chinese clients investing globally. As a strategic adviser to his key clients, his corporate and M&A practice involves advising on a wide range of cross-border transactions, as well as sensitive, significant regulatory and compliance issues.

    Victor has spearheaded the build-out of A&O’s multidisciplinary China platform, including actively leading the development of the group’s antitrust, data, IP, regulatory and compliance offerings. Increasingly, this has involved advising clients on the development of their China-related strategies, in which M&A, antitrust, data, digitalisation, partnerships and IP play key and integrated roles. Victor speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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  • Anne Chiou (Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Anne Chiou

    Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network


    Anne Chiou is the Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network in Hong Kong. She engages top executives throughout Asia in providing key insights and industry knowledge on strategic issues central to business developments in the region.

    Ms. Chiou brings extensive regulatory, business and policy as well as non-profit expertise. Prior to joining the Economist Group, she was Head of Programs for Business and Policy at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. She also worked extensively with senior banking executives as a regulator at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York during the Global Financial Crisis, supervising large international banks. Ms. Chiou also worked in banking policy at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority as well as supervising financial market activity under the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Ms. Chiou also formerly worked with multiple fintech start-ups, advising them of regulatory trends in Asia. Ms. Chiou has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Pomona College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.

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