Hong Kong is affected more by economic and financial downturns than most other economies, because it is smaller and more exposed. Are you looking over your shoulder at your job? Are you worried that now is not a good time to start a business, but very aware that you might have to?
Topic: Entrepreneurial Networking in a Downturn
Date: Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Venue: HKMA, Pico Tower, 66 Gloucester Road, Wanchai (entry from Luard Rd)
Bookings: Attendance is free and light refreshments will be available. All are welcome, so please feel free to bring people who may be interested in MGSM programs and activities. Please RVSP by 8 December 2008 to
with your name. For questions contact Ringo on 852 9170 0757 or via email at
Hong Kong now faces one of the biggest downturns in 50 years. In the 1997 downturn, Korea managed to survive and recover better than other economies, like Taiwan. This was mostly due to people being forced to start new businesses, and doing so successfully.
Networking to get a new job or start a new business in a downturn is harder, but not impossible. Come and find out how, and meet other students and alumni who may just be able to help you!!
This is the second MGSM HKG Networker event for the year.
|6:00||Networking opportunities. Please make sure you bring a supply of business cards.|
|6:30 ||Introduction - Prof Richard Petty, MGSM |
|6:35 ||Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of Shirlaws Australia, this will be a podcast of a presentation at the Sydney MGSM Networker event on 10 November. Shirlaws is a global business consulting company founded in Sydney in 1999. Over the past 9 years, this business has expanded internationally into the US, UK, Europe, Middle East and NZ, growing at over 50% annually through the effective use of networks and distribution relationships. |
|6:50 ||Sylvia Zuercher Managing Director, Stanton Chase International of Hong Kong.|
|7:05 ||Judith Carruthers, Head of Commerce & Industry Practice, and Martin Nicholls, Chief Executive Officer, Talent 2 in Hong Kong. |
|7:20 ||Chris Hall MGSM - Using effective networking for taking advantage of threats and opportunities in difficult times|
|7:30 ||Structured networking, you will be actively involved in speed networking with other participants.|
Each person admitted will get a name badge with their name, and a sticker so others can immediately surmise what they can bring to the table:
- RED = people who want to set up a business or expand to take advantage of the changes in this area
- YELLOW = people already managing or in charge of a business affected by these trends
- GREEN = anyone who feels they can contribute advice or funds to help businesses starting up or expanding into opportunities in this area
- BLUE = anyone already running a business who can provide services or funds to anyone facing these issues and opportunities