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Contents MARCH/APRIL 2019 | VOL. 51 NO. 3-4 AMCHAM NEWS AND VIEWS

Publisher Tara Joseph

06 President’s memo

Managing Editor

09 New business contacts

Jennifer Khoo

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Member spotlight

Advertising Sales Manager

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My favorite AmCham

Tom Chan

experience

AmChamHK’s contents do not necessarily reflect the views of officers, governors or members of the chamber. We welcome your letters, comments & feedback.

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Email: feedback@amcham.org.hk

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On the cover:

The spotlight grows on sports in Asia

Lennard Yong, CEO at the Tricor Group

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14 BATTLE OF THE BUSINESS

A balancing act for Malvern College

HUBS Which Asian city will come out on top?

ICYMI FUTURE LEADERS

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reception; APCAC gala

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cocktails; 50th anniversary

the 14-year-old CEO 1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Rd, Central, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2530 6900 Fax: (852) 3753 1206 Email: amcham@amcham.org.hk

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President’s Memo

AmCham Hong Kong has started its 50th year anniversary celebrations with a bang: We’ve renovated our office after diving into our archives to find colorful photos of our storied past, we’ve hosted the annual summit of American Chambers from across Asia, and we held a one-week interactive exhibition celebrating our dynamic history at the Rotunda smack in the middle of Exchange Square. Next up: The AmCham Ball, which promises to be one heck of a party thanks to our chosen theme Motown.

But in my mind, the best is yet to come. Along with celebrating the past, our theme this year is investing in the future. For me that means nurturing a strong pipeline of future chamber leaders and continuously making sure our communication methods reach the younger generation of talent.

selecting our first cohort in June and the program begins September.

I’m excited to announce we’ll be rolling out two new initiatives this year targeted at building a more substantial intergenerational mix.

Now, all of this does not mean that we do not highly value our veteran and C-suite members. To the contrary. High-level discussion, sometimes behind closed doors, is a valuable part of the chamber. That will not change.

Our second plan to invest in future talent is through incentivizing our most active companies to add additional members under the age of 35 at a discounted “NextGen” price.

The first is a new competitive program AmCham Future Leaders, where we will provide rising executives under the age of 35 the opportunity to focus on building the leadership skills and professional connections they’ll need to lead into the future.

My hope is that by the end of this 50th anniversary we will have both strengthened and modernized the chamber to play a key role in this most dynamic of cities, which many of us call home.

This select group will gain exclusive access to the businesses and leaders that are driving Hong Kong’s economy, join chamber activities and become members at the end of their course. If you have someone to nominate from your company, stay tuned for our official launch which we will be announcing any day now. We’ll be

Regards, Tara Joseph AmCham President

BOARD OF GOVERNORS CHAIRMAN Robert Grieves VICE CHAIRMAN Diana David TREASURER Owen Belman

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

GOVERNORS Donald Austin

Anna-Marie Slot

Leonie Valentine

Sanjeev Chatrath

Jennifer Van Dale

Simon Ogus

Jenny Wong

David Cruikshank

Mark Green

Anne O’Riordan

Patrick Wu

EX-OFFICIO GOVERNOR

Seth Peterson

Matthew Hosford

Eric Szweda

Lennard Yong

Jack Lange

Karen Reddington

Christopher Laskowski Kevin Tranbarger

Richard Weisman

Sabrina Lin

PRESIDENT Tara Joseph

Rick Truscott

CHAMBER COMMITTEES Apparel, Footwear & Supply Chain Gareth Brooks

Sally Peng

Lynne Sprugel Jenny Wong

Energy Joseph Jacobelli John Zadkovich

Jennifer Parks Anne LeBourgeois Young Professionals Jamie Ford

Future of Work

Nicholas Gordon

Peter Liu

Oscar Wong

Wendy Zhang Transportation and Logistics Geoffrey Siebengartner Gavin Dow Steven Suh

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Ian Chung Women of Influence

Ball David Cruikshank

Infrastructure & Construction

Education

China Business

Communications & Marketing

Law

Ben Simpfendorfer

Anita Davis

Chiann Bao

Ling Jin

Heather Bach

John Siu

Corporate Social Responsibility

Environment & Sustainability Jim Taylor Rachel Fleishman Innovation & Technology Jen Flowers Lucy Werner

Virginia Wilson

Real Estate

Abigail DeLessio

Robert Johnston Colin Jones

Lauren Chung

Jessica Bartlett

Genevieve Hilton Hans Leung

Janice Lao

Financial Services

Intellectual Property Gabriela Kennedy Victor Tse Jasper MacSlarrow

Rebecca Terner Lentchner Michael Frank Healthcare & Insurance Hanif Kanji

Trade & Investment Barrett Bingley David Chao Tatman Savio

Amelie Dionne-Charest Stephen Leung Invest in USA Eric Szweda

Taxation Ivan Strunin Peter Guang Chen Wade Wagatsuma

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New Business Contacts The following people are new AmCham members: Company Name

First Name

Last Name

Position

AAC Technologies

David

Su

Corporate Strategy

American Airlines Inc

Vivian

Law

Account Manager, Corporate Sales HKG

Amphenol East Asia Ltd

Kok Meng

Tan

Business Development Director

Apple Asia Ltd

Brian

Liu

Apple Government Affairs

Arete Research Asia Ltd

Sean

Alexander

Director

Asianet Consultants (HK) Ltd

Joanne

Lau

Managing Director

Michael

Lee

Managing Director

Bennett International

Elisa

Skilton

Director of Client Relations - APAC

BNY Mellon

Jason

Gibbons

Portfolio Manager

CenturyLink

Ricky

Chau

Vice President, Enterprise Sales Asia Pacific

Citi

Richard

Lomas

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Asia Pacific

Economist Group, The

Luisa

Galindo

Business Development Manager

Eli Lilly Asia, Inc

Takehiko

Kojima

General Manager, Hong Kong & Macau

Eversheds Sutherland

Stephen

Kitts

Managing Partner, Asia

FreedomONE International Consulting &

Danny

Khursigara

Founder / CEO

Keith

Chan

Associate Director

Willa

Wang

Investment Director

Gerson Lehrman Group (Asia) Limited (GLG)

Evan

Tate

Vice President

Google (Hong Kong) Limited

Timothy

Tam

Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs (Hong Kong)

Lucy

Werner

Industry Leader, Hong Kong

Hasbro Far East Ltd

Valerio

D'Angelo

Director Government & Regulatory Affairs APAC

Herbert Smith Freehills

Kyle

Wombolt

Partner

Hong Kong Golf Coaching & Service Company

Frankie

Chan

Owner

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

John

Labadorf

Retail Partnerships

Jonathan

Webster

Division Head, International Subsidiary Banking

Hongkong International Theme Parks Ltd

Stephanie

Young

President and Managing Director

IFPI

Jenny

Wong

Regional Director

Instinctif Partners (Hong Kong) Limited

Simon

Buckby

Managing Partner

Invesco

David

Chao

Global Market Strategist Head, Asia Pacific

Jardine Matheson Ltd

Anne

O'Riordan

Group Director

Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd (JLL)

Edward

Noble

Director, Markets

Thomas

Wright

Senior Manager, Private Clients, International Residential

KPMG

Steven

Lewis

Associate Director, Infrastructure and Real Estate

Kuan Capital Holdings Limited

Michael

Kuan

Chairman

Li & Fung

Chelsea

Borchers

Senior Manager - Business Development

MassMutual International LLC

Barbara

Yan

Chief Administrative Officer

Merck Sharp & Dohme (Asia) Ltd

Eric

So

Public Policy Manager

Coaching Gemini Investment (HK) Limited

Ltd, The

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New Business Contacts The following people are new AmCham members: MetLife

Solomon

Cutler

Relationship Manager

Nardello & Co.

Nicholas

Blank

Managing Director

New Era Cap Asia Pacific Ltd

Daniel

Broderick

APAC Managing Director

Kenneth

Chan

Head of Brand Development - HK, Macau & Taiwan

Irene

Lai

Head of Finance & Operations

Dominic

Wong

Head of Large Enterprise Strategic Growth

Paypal Pte Ltd

Syd

Wong

Head of Acquisition

Prophet HK Limited

Jay

Milliken

Senior Partner

Prudential Hong Kong Limited

Johnny

Lee

Chief Risk Officer

PVH Asia Limited

Antonio

Lee

SVP - International Logistics Services

Ralph Lauren Asia Pacific Limited

Alice

Wong

Senior Director

Rosewood Hong Kong

Marc

Brugger

Managing Director

Stephanie

White-Baker

General Manager - Residences

Royal Caribbean Cruises Hong Kong Limited

Crystal

Campbell

Managing Director

Schneider Electric (Hong Kong) Ltd

Jonathan

Chiu

President

Seyfarth Shaw

Sherman

Chan

Consultant

Jing

Li

Consultant

Simatelex Manufactory Co. Ltd.

Lui Sen

Lee

Director of Sales & Marketing

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Andrew

Foster

Partner

Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd

Kathleen

Szeto

Director, International Corporates, Corporate and Institutional Banking

State Street Bank & Trust Co

Michele

Hardeman

Executive Vice President, Head of Global Markets, APAC

Sven

Kasper

Senior Vice President, Regulatory, Industry and Government

Teledyne e2v Asia Pacific Limited

Anthony

Fernandez

Vice President - Asia Pacific

Thomson Reuters

Sally

Au

Territory Sales Manager

Mandy

Lam

Sales Director

Jane

Lewis

Vice President Sales, Legal Professionals - ASIA & MAR

Tradewind International Factoring Ltd.

Alice

Lo

Vice President, Business Development

Tricor Services Limited

Jonathan

Hatch

Managing Director, Madison Pacific

United Technologies Corporation

Gary

Chuk

Director, Building Controls & Integrated Solutions, North

Affairs, EMEA

Asia, Carrier Hong Kong Limited.

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Virtual Control Ltd

Sarah

Stonehill

VP of Product

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Michael

Caves

Senior Director, Group Strategy

WeWork Hong Kong Ltd.

Stephanie

Cheung

Business Development, Enterprise

Jie

Wei

Managing Director, Strategic Ventures, Greater China

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MEMBERSPOTLIGHT Name: Jonathan Csanyi-Fritz Job title:  Sales Manager Company:  BCD Travel Hong Kong Industry:  Travel management AmCham member since: October 2018

Where is home? I am originally from Victoria and Vancouver in Canada. I have been in Hong Kong eight years now. What do you miss most about home? Probably the space! Hong Kong apartments are tiny. Tell us something not many people know about you. I nearly became an engineer instead. In another life, I would be… A university professor. First ever job? Paper route… not sure if that counts. So, first ‘real’ job was as a dishwasher and prep cook at a local pub in Victoria called 1550’s. Best advice you’ve ever received? You only live once, try everything because you will only regret the things you didn’t do. What do you like to do in your time off? Scuba dive, travel, hike, catch a movie or read a book. Something on your bucket list for 2019. Dive with hammerhead sharks.

‘You only live once, try everything because you will only regret the things you didn’t do’

What attracted you to AmCham? Networking opportunities. Which AmCham event are we likely to find you at next? Perhaps a cocktail event or an interesting guest speaker event.

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Sales Director, Hong Kong at Arkadin “The annual Women of Influence Conference & Awards. Definitely one of the most inspiring conferences I have ever attended in Hong Kong.”

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Battle of the business hubs

Which Asian city will come out on top? Business leaders at the 2019 APCAC Summit share their consideration factors

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If only choosing where in Asia to do business was as easy as going on holiday… Lennard Yong, group chief executive officer at the Tricor Group, looks at five attributes when assessing the suitability of any place for business: Transportation and infrastructure, environmental regulations, rule of law, talent supply and government support. He says, if businesses are interested in North Asia, they will generally choose either Hong Kong or Shanghai as their hub. If they are more Southeast Asia-focused, Singapore usually comes up trumps. This varies by sector. “For manufacturing firms, places like Vietnam and Jakarta make great offshore bases. Whereas firms in the services industry are still very much anchored in HK or Singapore. It depends where the economic focus is,” says Yong. Yong thinks the economic transition from manufacturing to services pushes the topic of talent supply to the conversation’s forefront. “There are many factors out of a CEO’s control, but human talent is one you can control. Whoever

wins the battle for talent in the services sector will determine the eventual winners and losers of hubs,” he says. Kuala Lumpur in particular is emerging as a hub for highly educated, multilingual and cost-effective talent in Asia, says Yong. Findings from a Deloitte study show that nearly 30 percent of Malaysia’s total labor force of 14 million people work in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area, while more than a third of the country’s fresh graduates move to the area. Malaysia also offers a cost-effective workforce compared to its more developed Asian competitors, with the cost of talent being on average one-third of that in Singapore or Hong Kong. According to the same study, a finance manager in KL can expect an annual salary of US$45,000, whereas the same worker could command US$95,000 in Singapore, and US$90,000 in Hong Kong. Malaysia is ranked 22nd out of the 88 economies surveyed in Education First’s English Proficiency Test 2018, coming third in the Asia region behind

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Ho Chi Minh

Singapore and the Philippines. Most Chinese Malaysians can speak at least one Chinese dialect or language in addition to English – most commonly Mandarin or Cantonese.

One to watch: Vietnam South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu is seeing incremental investment in Vietnam, which he says “is becoming an interesting country from a tech standpoint.” “It doesn’t have all the pieces in place yet but look at its growth trajectory between 2017 and 2019. There is more FDI flowing into the country, not just into its traditional manufacturing sector, but also into innovation and biotech,” he says, adding that talent in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are of high quality and low cost in “high-tech circles.”

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“For tech players in most places, there really isn’t a high barrier to entry. You just need somewhere with an electric grid, stable internet and connectivity,” he says.

‘In a growing economy people are hungry. They want to grow and evolve. They have nothing to lose’

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Old rivals: Japan and Korea Paypal’s APAC head of government relations Steven Chan thinks Japan has lost its former edge over its Asian competitors from “not having moved into the 21st century.” He says despite the country’s high-tech reputation, many businesses in Japan still use paper-based processes for procedures like KYC. Before you can open a Paypal account in Japan, for example, the company will send you a “postcard” which you need to return in person before it can verify your identity, he says. “As a user, would you spend one week trying to open a Paypal account? It’s a missed opportunity,” he says. Liu blames Japan’s slowness to digitize certain processes on its internalized economy and unique

domestic consumer behavior. He warns against making general analyses about unfamiliar markets, as oftentimes you don’t get the full picture until you’re physically there. “Until you are in-market, you don’t know how difficult it is to disrupt ingrained consumer behavior. It’s hard to spot from a 10,000 foot view,” he says. “What about Korea?” asks someone from the audience. Yong says many of Korea’s challenges surround its business ecosystem and infrastructure, language and culture. When American and British companies look at potential hubs in Asia, the places they tend to consider first are Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and South Korea. Between Japan and South Korea, he says companies will usually go with Japan.

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“The Koreans are good at exporting themselves, but letting the world in, not so much,” he says.

The Wild East: China Ralph Jansen, chief operations officer at Clover Group International, compares the Asian economies with their more developed European counterparts, in which there is “a growing middle class that has become very complacent. Everything is convenient and comfortable – a situation people don’t want to disrupt. Whereas in a growing economy people are hungry. They want to grow and evolve. They have nothing to lose.” He thinks the biggest indicator of success is when a company or city “reaches that point of disregarding the past 10 to 15 years of what they learned from other cities and starts making their own way.”

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China, for example, is working hard to end its overreliance on US technology. Jansen sees the potential of China’s Greater Bay Area for businesses like his in the apparel manufacturing industry in which the biggest challenge is how to “bring fabrics closer to needlepoint.” He praises manufacturing hubs like Shenzhen, where you can have full control over and access to all necessary components at each stage of the supply chain. “Labor is not the answer anymore, but how you streamline your processes,” he says. Liu says of Shenzhen’s supply chain capabilities: “There is something fascinating about there being nowhere else in the world where you can decide on the design of a new chip-set in the morning, and next day have a prototype ready, then be ready to manufacture and distribute to other parts of the world in a matter of days. Not even Silicon Valley can do that,” he says.

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Yong adds that investing in China can at times require a leap of faith, especially when, as a foreigner, you aren’t given complete visibility of the situation on the ground before you commit to a decision. He admits this makes things more complicated, especially from a Western lens, as “you need to be able to articulate to your boss why the company should invest in somewhere like China’s Greater Bay Area.”

With or without the full picture, the opportunity to get involved in China’s Greater Bay Area initiative is not one Tricor wants to miss out on. “As the Chinese say, ‘Build a bridge one stone at a time. It will emerge over the years, and you can wait, but by then you might have missed the boat.’ For our company, we’re going in, lock stock and barrel,” he says.

To companies in this scenario, Yong’s advice is to “Take a lesson from the historical rulebook. “If it comes from the State Council you can believe it,” he says.

Left to right: Steven Chan, Ralph Jensen, Gary Liu, Lennard Yong and Barrett Bingley (moderator) speaking at the APCAC summit in March

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Growing up CEO Meet Hillary Yip, the 14-year-old entrepreneur By Seher Asaf While most teenagers are scrambling to get ready for school in the early hours of the day, Hillary Yip begins her mornings by dedicating two hours to developing and refining her own tech business. At 7am sharp, the 14-year-old CEO is already immersed in the day-to-day grind of running her own language-learning app, MinorMynas, before taking on a full day of schoolwork. MinorMynas allows kids to learn new languages by engaging in live video calls with their peers. The app has almost 50,000 downloads on the App Store, which is quite a feat in a highly competitive app market notorious for churning out millions of new developments that often end up garnering little attention.

tried to learn Mandarin. The budding entrepreneur realized that interactions with native speakers made all the difference in the speed of her learning as she was forced, through necessity, to speak Mandarin. She began to ask herself – How can I help other kids trying to learning a new language? “I wanted kids to be able to learn a new language fast without having to fly to another country,” said Yip. She realized that the answer lay in bringing the social interactivity aspect of language learning to an online platform. Yip then applied to be a part of the AIA Emerging Entrepreneur Challenge, a kids’ entrepreneurship competition, which she won. Being in the public eye

“We began by creating MinorMynas as a global kid community in which kids can exchange ideas and use languages in a way that’s useful, so between classes you wouldn’t just suddenly forget everything you’ve learned,” said Yip. A trip to Taiwan The idea of MinorMynas came to Yip about four years ago during a month-long trip to Taiwan where she

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Yip, a well-spoken and eloquent ninth-grader, spoke at AmCham’s annual APCAC conference this year. Since the launch of her app, the teenpreneur’s age and early success have earned her numerous public appearances, including interviews with major platforms such as BBC, SCMP, Tedx and MSN. Speaking in front of crowds is something she has learned to become comfortable with.

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“I’m pretty excited before the talks, I’m very hyper but I’m also very critical after a talk,” said Yip. As the public face of MinorMynas, she has come up against a fair share of doubters and disbelievers. While young entrepreneurs are often celebrated for taking initiative, they also face a bevy of criticism as they struggle to be taken seriously from their older counterparts. Criticism can rear its head in anonymous comments on social media platforms or even at public events. “When we do interviews, we always hear some really negative comments,” said Yip. “I know that this can cripple other startups.” However, as with most successful entrepreneurs, cultivating resilience in the face of adversity is an age-old lesson self-starters learn early in life. The young CEO tries her best to channel the criticism into a valuable learning experience. She says focus, perseverance and listening to constructive feedback in a positive way is the key to overcoming naysayers. “You need to be strong and clear about what your vision is,” she said. Work, life and school balance Yip has been homeschooled since the age of 11, which is right around the time she launched MinorMynas. While she often arranges her school schedule around the demands of her app, ultimately, MinorMynas takes priority. “Education is obviously something important, but MinorMynas is a once in a lifetime opportunity. If I leave it now, I won’t be able to go back to it in the future. Education is something I can go back to at a later date,” said Yip. Even though she values real-world experience, she hasn’t completely ruled out the prospect of going to university one day. She says she’s open to it if the university experience could offer something new, unique and valuable. While speaking at large-scale conferences and doing interviews with major media outlets is impressive for anyone, let alone a teenager, Yip says her friends don’t really talk about it. They are more interested in finding out about the things she sees at these conferences.

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“We don’t talk very much about it [MinorMynas]. Around my friends, I don’t want to take up this CEO persona, I’m just Hillary,” said Yip. Between work, school and spending time with friends, it may seem like the teenager would want a relaxing hobby to wind down, but she has currently carved out time to tackle a 900-page book on democracies. Yip has been passionate about politics since the age of 11. Parents as partners How can parents turn the dreams of a child entrepreneur into a growing business? It seems the entrepreneurial spirit runs in the family. Joey Law, Yip’s mother, started her own online bookstore several years ago, which she believes might have inspired her daughter’s venture. Law says it’s also crucial to help kids identify their passion. Oftentimes parents have well-intentioned efforts to help their children prepare for their prospective careers, but end up ignoring their skills and interests, says Law. “I think parents should take a step back, just let them pursue their interests. ... Some people take away the creativity and the love for doing what they want. This can be very detrimental for kids,” said Law. Future of MinorMynas Four years into the MinorMynas journey, Yip is already looking to expand. She noticed that users of MinorMynas were using it as a platform to teach other skills, like how to code and how to record YouTube videos. “Languages will always be a big part of MinorMynas. But we would like to shift into being able to provide 21st century skills you can use in real life,” said Yip. Yip is now looking at bringing in vendors to teach courses like coding and math. Whether you’re 14 or 44, Yip has some words of wisdom for aspiring entrepreneurs: “My advice is to just do it.”

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50TH ANNIVERSARY

1979: China-US ties 'normalized' Vice President Walter Mondale spoke to AmCham after a weeklong trip to China in the Fall of 1979. Chairman Robert Adams stands by while Mondale shakes hands with Harvey Goldstein

The future in a 40foot metal box On their way back from the Canton Fair 1979 Chairman Bob Adams was snapped by a fellow delegate next to the first container any had seen in China

Passing the first baton, 1970 Founding Chairman, Caltex Manager John Wolf, hands over to Esso's Fred Westphal. (Mobil's John Soong was deputy to both)

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1979 AMCHAM A VIS UAL

Bank of America pulls crowd with Nixon A display of President Richard Nixon's historic 1972 trip to China draws Hong Kong passersby to Bank of America's branch (Image courtesy of Bank of America Historical Collections)

'Chopstick Diplomacy,' 1972 (above) Coaching by a New York Chinese restaurant helped Richard Nixon survive Zhou Enlai's trial by chopstick – though he does seem puzzled by the food (Image courtesy of Roy Delbyck)

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AmCham's visit to Shenzen in May, 1979 (below) AmCham was the first international business group invited by the Guangdong government to visit the Shenzen Special Economic Zone, before it was announced

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Reagan joins Chamber Seoul session President Ronald Reagan was in Seoul for the 1983 meeting of APCAC – an alliance of Asian American Chambers of Commerce chaired that year by AmCham's Robert Adams

Wang Guangying: Major role in reform, 1995 Chairman Thomas Gorman with Wang, head of China Everbright, NPC Vice Chairman and a key bridge with US leaders, including Kissinger and Walter Mondale

TURNS 50 1995

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TI MEL I N E China power lunch, 1992 Chen Yuan, left, one of the main architects of China's economic transformation, was AmCham's guest for lunch. (Photo: SCMP)

Patten in buoyant mood 1997 Chairman Doug Henck, right, and the Last Governor Chris Patten let their hair down – and balloons up – amid the tension of Hong Kong's transition to Chinese control

Photos from our archives and our members

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Lucille Barale named 2004 leader The job's not done yet, but the Chamber continues to grow stronger as the diversity among its leaders and members grows

In for the long haul Jim Thompson, longtime AmCham supporter and 2002 & 2003 Chairman, seen here with Anson Chan, Hong Kong's most senior civil servant under both UK and Chinese rule

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2004 The culture of commitment Jon Zinke took over as 2005's Chairman after six years on the Board of Governors – and 20 years in Hong Kong

Bauhinia award for Jim Thompson, 2003 Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa awards AmCham 2002 & 2003 Chairman Jim Thompson the Gold Bauhinia Star, HK's second-highest honor

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In the pink for 2007 The world may be about to enter the worst financial meltdown in decades, but the crowd at the 2007 annual ball dance on oblivious

Ira Kaye Community Service Award, 2009 Chairman Steven DeKrey presents the award to Jadis Blurton, clinical psychologist, expert in children's education, and founder of the Harbour School

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Robert Chipman hosts Clinton, 2011 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chose AmCham to deliver a key speech defending a rules-based system based on openness, freedom and transparency as part of the 'pivot' to Asia

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AmCham throws HK 20th anniversary bash Chief Executive Carrie Lam turns out to enjoy the party. Jack Lange, 2018 Chairman, and President Tara Joseph can be seen to either sideto be enjoying a lively encounter with the redoubtable California Representative Pelosi Nancy Pelosi makes her point... Peter Levesque, 2014 & 2015 Chairman and head of Modern Terminals, appears to be enjoying a lively encounter with the redoubtable California Representative Pelosi

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PLAYING FOR KEEPS An expanding sports market sees American stars eyeing Asian opportunities, writes Mathew Scott

Lily Muni He was swept up in the commotion that swirled around the scorer’s tent at the end of the HSBC Women’s Championship in March. But the attention wasn’t focused on the America-based Chinese golfer. Not this time, anyway. At 19 years of age – and already with around 190,000 followers across social media – the former USC standout is at the forefront of a new generation of North American-based sports stars who are looking to Asia for fortune and fame. Globally, sports are now an industry with an estimated worth of more than US$600 billion. China alone has boasted that it aims to turn sport into a US$290 billion proposition by 2025. Athletes from around the world are chasing in, with recent endorsement deals signed covering stars who ply their trade in everything from basketball (an US$80 million deal with Chinese sportswear brand Anta for Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson) to badminton (a US$7.5 million deal with Chinese sportswear brand Li-Ning signed by India’s Kidambi Srikanth). “I know this is just the beginning,” said He. “Being around all these great players all week has taught me a lot, about how to prepare and how to play. Growth from this experience is the most important thing for me but getting my name and my brand out there is definitely a plus.”

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Victory at the US$1.5 million LPGA Tour showcase event in Singapore went to 2018 world number one Park Sung-hyun of South Korea, and He was there in the tent signing off for her final round of play at the same time as the winner. She ended up tied for 57th and some 35 strokes behind but He had captured the imagination of the public and the media throughout the week at Sentosa Golf Club, more for what’s expected of her than what she has so far. He qualified for the US Women’s Open as an amateur at 15 and picked up a tournament win on the secondary Symetra Tour last year. He was given a special sponsor’s invite into a tournament that boasted the top-20 female players on the planet – including American stars Michelle Wie, Danielle Kang and Lexi Thompson. Signing on with the leading American and international sports management and talent agency IMG has her poised to cash in on the wealth of opportunities that are increasingly emerging in Asia as sports stars take their brands global. “If you look at the players here this week you can see how far the game of golf has taken them – both on and off the course,” said He.

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Muni He competing at the HSBC Women's Championship LPGA event in Singapore. Photo courtesy of Singapore Maven

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The Florida-based Ladies Professional Golfing Association now has six Asian stops on its yearly global schedule and they regularly attract the world’s leading players, while the men’s PGA Tour has three. “The LPGA is now truly global with 28 of the top 50 players coming from Asia Pacific,” said IMG vice-president David Rollo. “For a fan-based perspective there’s a global following. That’s great for the players. “Korea and Thailand are huge growth markets for golf. Our [sponsorship] partners see the [LPGA] Tour as a global property. They see golf as a platform and women’s golf specifically as a strong platform. Players now embrace Asia as a place to come and there’s more opportunity. As a brand you need to have a global profile.” Other major sports are getting in on the action with National Basketball Association teams – and individual players – making regular forays east and into emerging markets, while the National Hockey League plays annual games now in China and the

Demetrious Johnson during a promotion tour with the Singapore-based ONE Championship, with whom he recently signed. Photos courtesy of ONE Championship

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National Football League has been dabbling with the same idea. Relatively new sports are lining up also. Mixed Martial Arts is known as the world’s “fastest growing sport” and emerged from Las Vegas when the Ultimate Fighting Championship started hosting regular events in the early 1990s. Now, the UFC estimates it has a fan base of around 93 million in Asia, and a regular series of events across the region. “For a US company doing business in Asia, each country has its own language and culture, heritage and pride. The UFC is a global iconic brand, where the best MMA athletes in the world compete. Rising stars from the region are starting to make their mark in the UFC, and in countries like China where this is happening very quickly, our accession into mainstream and long-term potential are undeniable,” explained the UFC’s Kevin Chang. “We are including regular stops in Asia on our annual calendar of events, distributed on the leading broadcast and social/digital platforms, and investing in talent development.”

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Its stars are also gaining traction in terms of popularity in the region, and as well as regular events, the UFC uses regular promotional trips to showcase its talent. “The markets in Asia continue to grow and by the same token, UFC mega stars like Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey have gained a following to build their personal brands in the same way that [basketballer] Kobe Bryant and [footballer] Cristiano Ronaldo have done,” said Chang. “We provide fighters with the undisputed global MMA platform and recognition as competing against the best of the best.” Fighters are quickly beginning to see the opportunities, according to Washington-based flyweight fighter Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, known as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters the sport of MMA has yet seen. “The feeling I get is that anything is possible,” said Johnson. “Asia is a new horizon in terms of my fighting career but there are commercial opportunities to explore and we are already looking at expanding my brand into new markets such as e-sports which is really exciting.”

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Johnson surprised many when he left the UFC and signed on with the Singapore-based ONE Championship martial arts promotion, given his sport is still very much North America focused. But times are changing, he said. “As any market grows it will attract people wanting to do business and that’s happening with sport and especially with MMA in Asia,” said Johnson. “In some ways fighters certainly are just waking up to what is possible.”

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Balancing Act Founding headmaster of Malvern College Hong Kong Dr Robin Lister tells Mathew Scott what sets the British school apart from the rest

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‘When I was 16 I told myself that for part of my life I would like to run a school where I would like to be a child’ Dr Robin Lister, PhD, leans back and takes a long, deep breath when asked how the past seven months have played out. “I guess you could say it’s been a rapid learning curve,” laughs the Englishman. “It’s definitely been exciting.” We’re at Malvern College Hong Kong, tucked away inside the office provided for Lister’s role as founding headmaster. The school opened for business late last August within a seven-story building near the waters of Providence Bay, Pak Shek Kok, and the fringes of Hong Kong Science Park. Today is its grand opening and arrangements are being made outside to welcome Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam. But classes are still continuing – for the moment at least – and downstairs kids are mingling in the playground. “Starting a brand new school from scratch? I was naïve,” says Dr Lister. “The first few weeks were pretty full-on. Putting in structure, putting in the protocols and procedures. But now things are far smoother. It was quite an experience. It’s terribly fulfilling when you see everything just click.” Preparations for the school began with the opening of the Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong in Southwest Kowloon in 2017, before applications and admissions began for the first intake of 400 students in years one to nine. From here, the plan is for an extra class to be added each year as the first batch of year nine students move through to year 12.

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Founded in the United Kingdom in 1865, Malvern College is, Dr Lister says, “dead traditional but really, really forward looking.”

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Carrie Lam will later acknowledge that fact in an opening address that focuses on some of the more innovative (for Hong Kong) aspects of the school’s curriculum, including coding and robotics workshops and a Forest School program, which takes students out into nature. Malvern operates with its main medium of instruction in English, under the International Baccalaureate curriculum, but with adaptations to suit the specific and often unique needs of both students and parents here in the SAR, including mandatory daily Mandarin Chinese speech and writing lessons. “Hong Kong is such an international city,” says Dr Lister. “So we do the IB all the way through school. It is recognized as the best education you can get. I’ve interviewed on behalf of Harvard for the last 20 years and Harvard have told me quite clearly that there is a clear correlation between what a child gets in the IB and the type of degree they get. But if you do A Levels, there’s no correlation at all. The IB doesn’t just teach facts, it teaches children to think. Really importantly, it also teaches children to make 38

connections between subjects. Once that lesson goes out, real learning takes place.” In recruiting its teaching staff, Dr Lister said Malvern looked first for “passion.” “If you can employ a teacher who has got spark, who won’t be tedious and boring – that’s what I’m really looking for,” says Dr Lister. “I don’t always get there but that’s what I’m looking for.” He has also adapted the ways of Malvern UK school life to suit the Hong Kong set-up. “I am trying to mimic the boarding ethos of Malvern UK into a day school – as much as I can,” says Dr Lister. “So the children, when they have lunch, sit in house groups with their teachers. So the teachers teach the children good manners, how to make small talk. That relationship between teacher and student is really important.” What kind of student, or person, might this experience produce? An “all-rounded” one, says Dr Lister. AmChamHK

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“I know all schools might say that but I really, really take that very, very seriously,” says Dr Lister. “An allrounded, academically fulfilled, confident but not cocky. Malvern gets that right. We want people to be confident but also to be humble. “The trick is to get the balance right between academic development and an all-rounded character development. That’s what I am passionate about. I’m an academic but it’s the ‘other’ part of education that I am passionate about. Teaching children to analyze, to be able to understand the world around them, to make good judgements, to bring on good character. To make sure they can deal with failure, so they can stand up when things go wrong. These are very important. “Academic success is of course important. But so is to give every student the chance to excel, to feel confident, to grow properly. We encourage them to be risk takers. Children can get the impression that life has to be totally successful. But you and I know that life sometimes goes wrong. You fail, you lose that match or you don’t get into the university

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of choice and to learn to cope with those things is really important.” Dr Lister’s own investment in Malvern started when – after reading for a Master’s degree at Harvard and becoming the Gifford Fellow at the University of St Andrews where he took his PhD – he joined the college in 1989, with his own children passing through the school as they grew up in the UK. The desire to teach, and to help shape young lives, came at an early age for the Englishman and, he says, it is an ethos that has carried him through to Hong Kong, and to today. “It sounds corny but it happens to be true,” says Dr Lister. “I went to a lesser public school, as a day boy. And I hated it. When I was 16 I told myself that for part of my life I would like to run a school where I would like to be a child.”

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APCAC Welcome Reception @ Government House March 3, 2019

Acting Chief Executive Matthew Cheung welcomes delegates

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APCAC Gala Cocktail March 4, 2019

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50th Anniversary Symposium @ Exchange Square Rotunda March 20, 2019

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KEY SURVEY INSIGHTS: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN HONG KONG

The Greater Bay Area development has created many new opportunities for businesses in the region’s population of 70 million people. Findings from the 2018 Annual Survey of Companies in Hong Kong with Parent Companies Located outside Hong Kong, jointly conducted by InvestHK and the Census and Statistics Department, show that Hong Kong continues to attract an array of leading companies from around the globe. The results show there are 8,754 companies in the city with parent companies located outside of Hong Kong — a 6.4 percent increase from the year before. A third of these have parent companies based in the US. There are 1,530 companies using Hong Kong as their regional headquarters in Asia – an 8.3 percent increase from the year before.

By Stephen Phillips Director-General of Investment Promotion Invest Hong Kong

Survey respondents cited the city’s simple tax system and low tax rate, free flow of information, free port status and geographical location as favorable factors in their company’s decision to set up HQ here. AmCham members selected to take part in our next survey are encouraged to complete and return the survey by June 2019.

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operating in Hong Kong’s various co-work spaces, private or government incubators. Subsequently, the number of new jobs created surged by 51 percent since the same period last year. Findings showed the local startup community is highly international in nature with 35 percent of founders coming from outside the city. The US ranks as the top origin of non-local founders, followed closely by the UK, Mainland China, Australia and France. The findings also showed that startups in Hong Kong are actively engaged in a range of industries including fintech, e-commerce, supply chain management, logistics technology, professional and consultancy services.

judiciary, providing effective legal protection to individuals and businesses. As one of the world’s top financial centers, Hong Kong is also a strategic platform for fundraising and professional services that foreign companies increasingly leverage in their pursuit of projects along the Belt and Road. It’s an exciting time for American companies and entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. We would like to congratulate AmChamHK on turning 50 this year and look forward to working together to help American companies make the most of these new opportunities in Hong Kong.

InvestHK’s last StartmeupHK Festival (21-25 January 2019) drew well over 17,000 delegates and more than 300 speakers this year. The annual startup and innovation conference event brings together multiple sectors within the technology and start-up community from Hong Kong and around the world, to exchange ideas and do business. Collaboration on innovation and technology Hong Kong boasts world-class transport networks and a well-developed information and communications infrastructure. Employers can benefit from the city’s talent pool of highly-educated and multilingual professionals with both mainland and international business expertise. There are also several admission schemes in place for attracting talent, entrepreneurs and professionals. The HK-US collaboration on innovation and technology is going from strength to strength. At the start of 2019, HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the partnership between the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Johns Hopkins University's Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics to establish a Multi-Scale Medical Robotics Centre. And at the end of 2018, The University of Hong Kong and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a Laboratory for Instrumentation for Precision Medicine. Hong Kong has been exercising “Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong” and a high degree of autonomy in strict accordance with the Basic Law under the “One Country, Two Systems” principle. The city retains its common law system and independent

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About Invest Hong Kong InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government responsible for attracting foreign direct investment and supporting overseas and mainland businesses in setting up or expanding in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customized services for overseas and mainland companies. Head Office 25/F, Fairmont House 8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong Tel: (852)3107 1000 Email: enq@investhk.gov.hk Website: www.investhk.gov.hk San Francisco Office Lawrence Tang, Head of Investment Promotion +1 415 835 9318 Email: Lawrence_Tang@hketosf.gov.hk New York Office Douglas Lee, Head of Investment Promotion Tel: +1 212 752 3320 (Ext 213) Email: Douglas_Lee@hketony.gov.hk

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American International School 125 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong universities and colleges in the United States and internationally. http://www.ais.edu.hk/graduationbeyond/ Cornell University, University of Toronto, University of California Berkeley, UCLA, University of Michigan, University of Melbourne, Boston University, University of British Columbia, University of California Davis, New York University, Claremont Mckenna College, University of Illinois Urbana Chicargo, King's College London, Lyola Marymount University, University of Edinburgh, HKU, CUHK, HKUST and many more worldwide.

Serving Hong Kong’s local and expatriate families since 1986, the American International School (AIS) is a fully accredited, independent, co-educational international school for 885 students from Early Childhood through Grade 12 for children aged 3 to 18 years old. AIS offers a rigorous college-preparatory academic program based on US educational standards supported through international best-practices in teaching.

Hours: Early Childhood 1 (half-day): 8:00 – 11:00am & 12:00 – 3:00pm Early Childhood 2 to Grade 12 (full-day): 8:00am – 3:00pm Facilities Swimming pool, Makerspace for student exhibitions, basketball and outdoor sportsgrounds, EngineeringDesign-Innovation (EDI), fine arts, music technology and science labs. AIS is a full Wi-Fi campus which supports a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) policy from Grade 5 to 12.

The academic program is enriched by a broad and diverse extra-curricular program, vibrant visual and performing arts, an extensive sports program at both intra-mural and varsity levels, unique experiential learning opportunities, challenging leadership programs, dedicated community service, and a schoolwide commitment to supporting student success. American Curriculum Early Childhood to Grade 12: US Standards-based Curriculum High School: US Advanced Placement Courses and AP CapstoneTM Program University Destinations Every year, the majority of Grade 11 and 12 students receive AP Scholars recognition from the US College Board. AIS graduates earn admission to the most prestigious

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Australian International School Hong Kong 3A Norfolk Road Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Australian International School Hong Kong (AISHK) provides the best of both words. Undeniably Australian in culture and feel, AISHK is also a truly international community with families from 25 different nationalities. AISHK is a non-profit, co-educational day school for students from Reception (4 Years of age) to Year 12. Curriculum Operating on an Australian school year (late January to mid-December), AISHK is the only school in Hong Kong to utilise the Australian curriculum, with the option for senior students to undertake either the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP). Offering both an Australian and international curriculum, AISHK allows students to easily transition to and from Australia and around the world as confident and global minded young people. Whilst AISHK prides itself on the outstanding academic outcomes achieved by students in both HSC and IBDP results, the school is also highly dedicated to providing a learning environment which truly balances academic excellence and student wellbeing. AISHK seeks to educate the whole student, developing happy, young people with resilience, compassion and character.

Facilities Bright and lively classrooms; Sports field with running track; Indoor Aquatic Centre with 25m multi-lane pool and shallow learning pool, offering panoramic views across to Hong Kong Island; newly refurbished Creative Industries hub with state of the art STEM equipment; The AISHK Green Roof sits atop the school as a living, breathing space for students to learn about the environment and sustainability. Fees Reception: HK $102,600 Preparatory - Year 6: HK $147,500 Secondary Division (Years 7-10): HK $170,200 Secondary Division (Years 11-12 NSW HSC): HK $178,700 Secondary Division (Years 11-12 IBDP): HK $214,500 For full admissions details, please visit www.aishk.edu.hk

Tel: +852 2304 6078 Fax: +852 2304 6077 Email: admissions@aishk.edu.hk

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Canadian International School of Hong Kong 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

For over 27 years, Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) has been known as Hong Kong’s innovative school. Through a holistic curriculum that focuses on the development of the whole person, CDNIS students are empowered to be empathetic innovators and leaders. Accredited by CIS and WASC, it is a school where students are valued, and their unique qualities in all things are celebrated. Technology plays a key role as students as young as Grade 1 not only learn how to code, but they also utilize 3D printers, laser cutters, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Through this, CDNIS ensures students have the skills, dispositions, and mindsets needed to succeed in today’s fast-changing world. This innovative approach to education led CDNIS to named by Cambridge Strategies Innovation 800 as one of the world’s most forward-thinking schools.

tremendous opportunities to secure university places with no additional academic burden. CDNIS students achieve some of the highest IB results in the world with 13 members of the Class of 2018 achieving a score of 43 or more. For the upcoming graduating Class of 2019, 50% of the students joined CDNIS in Grade 1 or before, and stayed ever since. All CDNIS students, from Pre Reception to Grade 12, share life on one campus and are encouraged to maintain a balance between academics and extra-curricular opportunities. The school provides an incredibly diverse selection of extracurricular activities for a school of its size as students can select to participate in more than 70 activities, service groups, clubs, performing groups or school sports teams.

As one of only six IB through-train schools in Hong Kong, CDNIS students also take the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. These two diplomas provide students with

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Delia School of Canada Taikoo Shing Campus: 5-7 Tai Fung Avenue, Taikoo Shing Kowloon East Campus: 19 Yuet Wah Street, Kwun Tong

Delia School of Canada (DSC) prides itself on being a multicultural School with over 1300 students enrolled from 45 different countries. DSC offers the Ontario curriculum from Pre-Grade 1 to Grade 12 and the Alberta Program to students in Grade 1 to Grade 9. Graduates from DSC enter top universities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and globally. The vision of DSC is to inspire all to strive for excellence, be the best they can be, and contribute to a better world. DSC is dedicated to the pursuit of educational excellence in guiding students to become successful global citizens in our ever- changing world. Our mission is to provide students with an education that prepares them to become global leaders that are confident to contribute positively to their community.

Our teachers create inclusive, stimulating and challenging environments where students prepare for jobs of the future by analyzing, creating, collaborating and communicating their knowledge in a multicultural environment. Our school day begins at 8:15 am and goes to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday. DSC focuses on developing students’ communication, collaboration, and problem solving skills while fostering creativity. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum, our grade 1-3 students have access to a 1:1 iPad program while students in Grade 4 to Grade 12 are on a 1:1 laptop program. DSC offers extensive extracurricular activities, experiential learning opportunities, and summer school programs.

Ontario Program: Taikoo Shing Campus Tel: 3658-0400 admissions@delia.edu.hk Alberta Program: Kowloon East Campus Tel: 3605 0300 admissions@dscke.edu.hk Twitter: @DSC_EDU Facebook: DSCTKS - Ontario Program DSCKowloon - Alberta Program

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English Schools Foundation 25/F, 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong School Profile

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Secondary Schools

The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is the largest Englishmedium international school organisation in Hong Kong. Our 22 schools and comprehensive programme of extracurricular activities bring out the best in every student through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.

ESF Abacus International

Island School

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ESF Hillside International

King George V School

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ESF Tsing Yi International

Sha Tin College

Kindergarten

www.shatincollege.edu.hk

Our strategic intent is to be the key driver of best practice in teaching and learning. Our model of education is on the cutting-edge of global innovation producing excellent outcomes for our students.

ESF Tung Chung International

South Island School

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www.sis.edu.hk

ESF Wu Kai Sha International

West Island School

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Primary Schools

All-through Schools

There are 17,770 students from 75 different nationalities in ESF kindergartens, primary, secondary and all-through schools. About 70% of our students have parents who are permanent residents of Hong Kong. ESF is proud of the high academic and wider achievements of our students. In 2018, 16 ESF students achieved the perfect score of 45 points in the IB Diploma examinations; more than 95% go on to leading universities worldwide.

Beacon Hill School

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Bradbury School

Renaissance College

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Clearwater Bay School www.cwbs.edu.hk Glenealy School

Vision and Mission Our vision is for every student to be the best that they can be.

Discovery College

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Special School Jockey Club Sarah Roe School www.jcsrs.edu.hk

Kennedy School www.kennedy.edu.hk

Our mission is to inspire creativity and nurture the global citizens and leaders of the future.

Kowloon Junior School

We do this by creating joyful learning environments. led by a community of exceptional teachers who bring out the best in every child through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.

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ESF After School Programmes ESF Sports ESF Language & Learning

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ESF Playgroups

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Sha Tin Junior School

Admissions For parents wishing their children to enter K1. Year 1 and Year 7 Central Application is open from 1 to 30 September of the year before they want their children to enter the school.

www.sjs.edu.hk

School zoning (www.esf.edu.hk/esf-zones/) applies to ESF primary and secondary schools based on residential address at the time of application. ESF International Kindergartens, Discovery College and Renaissance College remain zone free. Application to enter all year groups can be made at any time during the year. Applicants will be added to the waiting lists. Individual and Corporate Nomination Rights provide a fasttrack route for children into ESF schools, providing they meet the entry requirements. Curriculum Preschool (K1 & K2) & Primary (Years 1 to 6)

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IB Middle Years Programme A broad range of GCSE* and International GCSE courses

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IB Diploma Programme Applied Learning Pathway

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French International School of Hong Kong Campus in Blue Pool Road, Jardine’s Lookout, Chai Wan and Tseung Kwan O

FIS was established in 1963/64 as one of the first international schools in Hong Kong. The school offers two streams: the French and International Streams, preparing students towards certification in the French national examination, the French Baccalaureate, or International General Certificate of Secondary Educations (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). In 2018, FIS is celebrating 30 years as an IB World School.

students from Hong Kong’s culturally diverse community. Excellent, dedicated teachers from all over the world ensure that a challenging and nurturing educational environment is provided. FIS students consistently outperform international averages to attain excellent exam results and every year graduates are admitted to top universities worldwide. Curriculum: French National Curriculum; English Curriculum to IGCSE; IBDP

Currently, the school is one of the largest international through schools in Hong Kong and welcomes over 2,700 students from Reception/Moyenne Section to Year 13/ Terminale, representing 40 different nationalities, across four campuses in Happy Valley, Jardine’s Lookout, Chai Wan and a new state of the art eco-campus opened in Tseung Kwan O since September 2018 where students will benefit from a stimulating and innovative learning environment. The school’s mission is to provide, together with families, a nurturing, culturally diverse community that inspires our young people to realise their true potential as confident, independent learners and responsible global citizens with moral values and integrity. FIS provides an inspiring, high quality of education for

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Hong Kong Academy 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong Hong Kong Academy is an independent, non-profit IB World School offering an exceptional inquiry based education for students aged 2 - 19 years old. With our small class sizes and low student to teacher ratios, the faculty get to know our students as individuals and help them discover their joy as lifelong learners. We are a truly international school where no single nationality is a majority. Through our internationally sourced curriculum we celebrate diversity, nurture wellbeing and embrace inclusion. Our learners are immersed in a programme that challenges them to develop a strong sense of their own identity, seek personal relevance and engage in responsible action. A healthy environment is essential to successful learning, and HKA’s provisional BEAM+ Platinum facility features environmentally friendly materials and natural light-filled classrooms. Other features of the campus include specialised learning spaces for subjects such as science, design, visual and performing arts, music, dance and sport. Our students participate in a wide range of extra curricular, performing arts and sporting activities in Hong Kong and across Asia. Professional development is embedded into HKA’s school culture and our highly qualified faculty participate in and present at multiple educational workshops which are hosted on site each year. HKA also values parent involvement and we encourage parents to share their interests and talents with the community. Alumni and former families also keep connected to the school, via social media and by attending specially curated events for our global community. Accreditations In addition to being an IB World School, HKA is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). HKA is the only school in Hong Kong to offer the Global Citizen Diploma (GCD), a high school certificate programme that encourages students’ engagement, reflection and presentation skills as

they develop as global leaders. As the regional host of the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA), we inspire students to discover themselves and engage with the world through the performing arts. Admissions Our programme empowers students to pursue their pathways to individual excellence, ready to contribute their creative and critical thinking skills to a sustainable future. We have ongoing admissions throughout the school year and invite you to learn more about our differentiated programmes and welcoming community. Contact our admissions team at admissions@hkacademy. edu.hk to arrange a personalised tour of our captivating learning environment.

Tel: +(852) 2655 1111 Email: admissions@hkacademy.edu.hk

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Hong Kong International School Lower Primary & Upper Primary School: 23 South Bay Close, Repulse Bay. Middle School & High School: 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam.

School Profile Hong Kong International School (HKIS) is a leading private co-educational college preparatory school for students from Reception One (pre-kindergarten) to Grade 12. Since 1966, HKIS has provided an American-style education grounded in the Christian faith, and respecting the spiritual lives of all. Our programs reflect the rich multicultural and international character of our student body with an emphasis on Chinese language and culture. Learning and Student Life HKIS provides educational excellence with an emphasis on inquiry, compassion and community service across all grades. We offer courses that challenge and inspire students, and our graduates attend the top universities around the world (80% attend US institutions). Our High School offers 27 Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Education outside the classroom allows students to deepen their educational experience through cultural immersion and service learning. HKIS offers a multitude of co-curricular activities, dozens of clubs, and has a competitive athletics program with over 50 teams competing in local and international conferences.

academic standards and expectations of self-motivated and collaborative learning. Applications are accepted year-round, with priority deadlines on October 31 for Reception 1 - Grade 5, and February 1 for Grades 6-12. Tuition fees: R1 - Grade 5: $196,200; Grade 6-8 $201,900; Grade 9-11 $225,000; Grade 12 $225,950. Annual capital levy: $20,000. Applicants can apply up to 2 years in advance. Facilities HKIS recently redeveloped its elementary schools in Repulse Bay, creating a purpose-built facility to support early childhood learning through play. Middle and High Schools in Tai Tam boast world-class facilities including robotics labs and makerspaces, classrooms equipped with modern learning technology, science labs, music and art studios, performance spaces, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a large track and sports field.

Admissions at HKIS HKIS seeks students who will not only benefit from the educational experiences we provide but will also actively contribute to our school community. Applicants are assessed for their potential to meet HKIS’s high

Tel: (852) 3149 7000 Email: admissions@hkis.edu.hk

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Island Christian Academy 70 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan

Island Christian Academy seeks to educate the whole child in a nurturing, vibrant and international community, to cultivate individuals of character, compassion, courage and competence, and to inspire the next generations to be a global people of Christian faith, a people serving others. Island Christian Academy celebrates students’ growth: not only their strong academic achievements and their high performance in independent assessments; but also their development into kind and generous members of our community who delight in learning from each other’s different cultural backgrounds, and who consistently support and encourage one another. Since opening in 2012, IslandCA has strived to develop with excellence, building on Generations Christian Education’s over 30 years of experience in Hong Kong and the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong’s more than a century of educational ministry. Island Christian Academy is proud to be Hong Kong’s first IPC Accredited School and a member of the Council of International Schools.

Transport: School bus service available. Curriculum: Learning is structured around the enquirybased International Primary Curriculum (IPC) & International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), bolstered by Australian Mathematics curriculum, UK National Literacy Framework, and Journey 2:52 Christian Studies curriculum. Hours: 8am-2:30pm Fees Y1-6: $122,300 (subject to EDB confirmation), details on website Y7+: 134,700 (subject to EDB confirmation), details on website Facilities: Outdoor and indoor PE facilities including climbing wall and rubber multi-sports surface, as well as regular access to nearby playing fields and indoor pool; science laboratory; music, art, ICT, Chinese studies and learning support rooms.

Tel: (852) 2537 2552 Fax: (852) 2858 7271 Email: office@islandca.edu.hk

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Kellett School

The British International School in Hong Kong Pok Fu Lam Campus - 2 Wah Lok Path, Wah Fu, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong Kowloon Bay Campus - 7 Lam Hing Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

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Kellett School, The British International School in Hong Kong, was founded in 1976 as a not-for-profit Association by like-minded parents providing a high quality, British-style education to English speakers in Hong Kong. The School’s aim is to engender ‘a love of learning and confidence for life’ in each of its students. This aim is accomplished by ensuring the students achieve personal academic excellence, are confident, articulate and gain a wide range of transferable skills.

Kellett School provides a school bus service

Kellett is a through train school with two campuses, the Pok Fu Lam campus and the Kowloon Bay campus. The Pok Fu Lam campus is a Preparatory school (age 4-11) and is located in Hong Kong’s Southern district of Wah Fu at the foot of Mount Kellett and overlooking Kellett Bay. The Kowloon Bay campus offers Preparatory and Senior places. The Senior school is four form entry, guaranteeing all Kellett preparatory students a senior school place and at capacity offering up to 600 places. Kellett School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and English National Curriculum, which begins in Reception and runs through to the end of Year 13 and includes GCSE, IGCSE and A levels.

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Curriculum English National Curriculum including I/GCSEs and A-levels

Hours: - Pok Fu Lam Prep: 8:30am – 3:15pm - Kowloon Bay Prep: 8:15am – 3:00pm - Kowloon Bay Year 7-11: 7:50am - 3:05pm - Kowloon Bay Sixth Form: 7:50am – 3:05pm 2018-19 academic year Senior School Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) : HK$210,300 Senior School Years 7-11 : HK$204,200 Prep School (Reception to Year 6) : HK$164,400

Facilities Kellett School offers state-of-the-art facilities at both of its purpose-built campuses

Kellett has grown to earn an enviable reputation as one of Hong Kong’s leading independent International Schools where students learn with growing independence, in a challenging and stimulating environment. High academic achievement is realised within a broad curriculum embracing creativity, the arts and sports, whilst taking into account its unique position in South East Asia at the gateway to China. Kellett School looks to develop students both inside and outside the classroom. The school offers a rich and varied programme of extra-curricular activities that contribute to the development of the student as a whole. These include local and overseas educational visits, a rich repertoire of performing arts opportunities, sports and activities of general interest.

Tel: (852) 3120 0700 Fax: (852) 2305 2292 Email: admissions@kellettschool.com

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Malvern College Hong Kong 3 Fo Chun Road, Pak Shek Kok, New Territories, Hong Kong

Malvern College Hong Kong (MCHK) inherits its rich heritage and ethos from Malvern College UK, a coeducational day and boarding school founded in 1865. Renowned for its innovative approach to education, the school was one of the first in the UK to adopt the IB Diploma programme.  Leveraging Malvern College UK’s 25+ years’ experience in IB teaching, the Hong Kong campus offers a globally accepted and well-established curriculum. The school also adopts Malvern College’s inclusive, personalised philosophy of nurturing every child’s individual strengths and abilities, under the guidance of dedicated and highly qualified teachers.  MCHK is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes and pursuing authorisation as an IB World School.  The school places strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and all pupils learn Mandarin and simplified Chinese. Malvern College Hong Kong provides the ethos of a traditional British boarding school within a contemporary day school setting.  At its core is the provision of small class sizes, personal tutors, and strong pastoral care within a house system.  MCHK ensures that each pupil maintains a keen academic focus and also benefits from a rounded education which attaches significant importance to cocurricular activities including art, drama, sports, music, and service within the community and beyond.  The school is also one of the first schools in the territory to run the Forest School programme. Led by qualified Level 3 practitioners, pupils build confidence, self-awareness, and social skills, while learning about the natural world through their experiences in a woodland environment. Located adjacent to the Hong Kong Science Park, MCHK opened its doors in August 2018 and will ultimately provide 1,000 places for Primary and Secondary pupils.  The school also offers the opportunity for pupils to study at The Downs Malvern from Year 7 and Malvern College UK from Year 9 (subject to fulfilling relevant entry requirements).

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Transport: School bus services Curriculum: International Curriculum Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm Fees: 2019-2020 Academic Year Primary Years (Years 1-6): $171,200* Middle Years (Years 7-11): $194,740* *Subject to EDB’s approval Capital Levy: $38,000 per annum, per child. Children covered by Corporate Nomination Rights and Individual Nomination Rights are exempt from paying Annual Capital Levy Facilities: 450-seat theatre with concert hall quality acoustics, 6-lane 25m heated indoor swimming pool, open plan library, multipurpose sports hall, sky pitch

Tel: (852) 3898 4688 Fax: (852) 3585 3880 Email: admissions@malverncollege.org.hk

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Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong Lam Tin Primary and Secondary School: 11 On Tin Street, Lam Tin, Kowloon Tai Tam Pre-school: Red Hill Plaza, Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong Sai Kung Pre-school: 285 Hong Kin Road, Tui Min Hoi, Sai Kung, New Territories with musicians; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – bringing a new approach to learning the interdisciplinary subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). Furthermore, Nord Anglia’s partnership with UNICEF enables students to take a leading role in the global discussion about key issues affecting our world, culminating with a visit to New York to present at the United Nations.

School Profile As a parent, you want the best for your child. So do we. That’s why we enrich your child’s learning experience with opportunities beyond traditional education and collaborate with world-leading organisations. Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong (NAIS Hong Kong) is a member of Nord Anglia Education’s (NAE) global family of 61 premium schools located in 28 countries around the world. In total, we look after more than 61,000 students globally. Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain the best teachers in the world. NAIS Hong Kong offers an all-through education for students aged 3-18, with specialist teachers in Music, Art, Drama, PE and Mandarin from the very start of a child’s educational journey with us. We provide an all-round education, beginning with the English National Curriculum, from the Early Years Foundation Stage to IGCSEs, followed by the internationally accepted IB Diploma Programme. Through our Global Campus programme that unites all our NAE schools worldwide, students also gain access to virtual learning and exchanges, developing a truly international perspective.

We are ambitious for our students, believing there is no limit to what they can achieve – our approach supports and nurtures every child to succeed academically, socially and personally, helping them go beyond what they thought possible. We encourage every student to love learning, to try something new, and, above all, to be ambitious.

Curriculum English National Curriculum, Early Years Foundation Stage, IGCSEs, IB Diploma Programme

Facilities (vary according to campus) A 3-storey multi-purpose hall, 25m swimming pool, large outdoor play areas, climbing walls, library, learning centre, drama studio, cafeteria, maker space, specialist music and art rooms.

Nord Anglia holds exclusive collaborations with two of the world’s most prestigious organisations, The Juilliard School – giving students a unique opportunity to learn music through iconic works and regular connections

Tel: (852) 3958 1428 Fax: (852) 3958 1499 Email: admissions@nais.hk

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Norwegian International School Primary Campus: 170 Kam Shan Road, Tai Po, New Territories. Kindergarten Campus: 175 Kwong Fuk Road, Tai Po, New Territories.

Founded in 1984, Norwegian International School (NIS) is an international kindergarten and primary school located in Tai Po, with a family-like Christian environment and a closeknit community. NIS provides attentive pastoral care to its students, laying the foundation for achieving academic and personal goals. The school takes pride in its location in beautiful Tai Po, with the primary school campus boasting of a natural green environment with a large outdoor sports field, and the kindergarten campus of its heritage building furnished with a spacious woodland playground. Learning at NIS is structured around the enquiry-based International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). The IPC and IEYC are comprehensive, thematic, creative curricula with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness, and for personal development. NIS equips its students with the skills, knowledge, and understanding with which to thrive in secondary school and beyond.

Curriculum International Primary Curriculum (IPC) & International Early Years Curriculum (IMYC), bolstered by Australian Mathematics curriculum, UK National Literacy Framework, and Journey 2:52 Christian Studies curriculum.

Facilities Spacious campuses in peaceful Tai Po location, large outdoor sports & play area with artificial turf sports field, auditorium, and learning support room. Classrooms equipped with audio visual equipment.

Hours: 8:45am-3:00pm (primary). 8:45am-11:45am; 12:30pm-3:30pm (kindergarten)

Fees Kindergarten: $66,600/year (subject to EDB confirmation), details on website Primary: $107,400/year (subject to EDB confirmation), details on website Transport: School bus service available. Tel Primary Campus: +852 2658 0341. Kindergarten Campus: +852 2638 0269 Fax Primary Campus: +852 2651 0050. Kindergarten Campus: +852 2651 0050 Email Primary Campus: office@nis.edu.hk. Kindergarten Campus: kinder@nis.edu.hk

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Renaissance College Hong Kong 5 Hang Ming Street, Ma On Shan, New Territories

Renaissance College is a member of the English Schools Foundation (ESF). ESF is the largest provider of English medium international education in Hong Kong. Our vision is for every student to be the best that they can be. Our mission is to inspire creativity and nurture global citizens and leaders of the future. We do this by creating joyful learning environments, led by a community of exceptional teachers who bring out the best in every child through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds. Renaissance College Hong Kong (RCHK) is a world-class coeducational independent school and an IB World School. It was one of the first schools in Asia to offer all four of the IB programmes: PYP, MYP, DP and CP. Students are educated from Year 1 to Year 13 on one site, guided and encouraged by a team of experienced international educators. Our student body comprises 39 nationalities, with 20 languages represented. English is the medium of instruction, with Mandarin taught at every level. Technology is integrated college-wide throughout the curriculum. Creativity, activity, service (CAS) are also integral to college life. Students participate in a myriad of artistic, musical, sporting and service activities conducted on-site and off-campus. Our scholarship and financial aid programme also enables students from all walks of life to enjoy this equal education opportunity without the financial constraint. Transport: Heng On MTR & School Bus Curriculum: IB: PYP, MYP, DP, CP Hours: 08:30 – 15:00 (Primary), 08:30 – 15:10 (Secondary) Fees: $124,000 (Years 1-6), $166,000 (Years 7 - 11), $167,900 (Years 12 - 13)* Facilities: Performing Arts Centre, ICT Centre, Black Box theatre, 25-metre indoor swimming pool, music rooms, library, science laboratories, gymnasiums, climbing wall, outdoor basketball courts, an outdoor sports field and multiple cafeterias with in-house catering provided. *Subject to EDB Final Approval

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Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) 292 Tai Po Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong These academic programs consistently earn international accolades from The Business of Fashion, Red Dot Design Rankings, The Rookies and more. Celebrated art and design events SCAD signature events, including the SCAD Hong Kong Fashion Showcase, SCAD deFINE ART and SCADstyle, feature the world’s preeminent artists, designers and entrepreneurs. Guests who have lectured, critiqued and taught master classes include Miss J Alexander, Felix K P Chung, Alexander Wong and others. Discover SCAD, The University for Creative Careers

Renowned faculty, unparalleled resources

As one university with multiple locations — in Hong Kong, Savannah, Atlanta, Lacoste; and online through eLearning — SCAD opens up a world of opportunity. From the heart of the Sham Shui Po district, SCAD Hong Kong offers the area’s largest concentration of art and design degree programs, providing an authentic, engaging learning experience that prepares students for successful international careers.

SCAD Hong Kong students are guided by esteemed professors and benefit from advanced technology. In the historic SCAD-restored North Kowloon Magistracy Building, students have access to digital labs, darkrooms, fashion and interior design resource labs, a green screen and other specialized resources.

According to a recent study, 99 percent of Spring 2017 graduates were employed, pursuing further education or both within 10 months of graduation. An award-winning legacy SCAD is one of the world’s most comprehensive art and design universities, with more than 100 programs of study across more than 40 majors. SCAD Hong Kong offers 22 degree programs including fashion, graphic design, interactive design and game development, photography and user experience (UX).

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Through the SCADpro program, students join forces with the world’s leading companies, from Disney to MTR. Learn more at scad.edu Courses of study are registered with the Hong Kong Education Bureau, registration numbers: 261958261971 and 262196-262202 and 262909 It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which these courses may lead.

Tel: (852) 2253 8044 Email: admission_hk@scad.edu

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Small World Christian Kindergarten 10 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong

Small World Christian Kindergarten is an international kindergarten that has educated curious young learners for more than 30 years, welcoming families of a diverse range of backgrounds, faiths, and nationalities. The school offers a warm and caring environment, with plenty of indoor and outdoor learning space and an outdoor playground amongst the trees. Small World’s play-based programme supports learning and development through holistic enquiry, nurturing young children’s natural curiosity, building their confidence and igniting their desire to learn. Small World is committed to whole-child development and learning in close collaboration with families. The kindergarten is the hub of an active community, with parenting courses, parent volunteer opportunities, and parent involvement helping to forge strong family-school partnerships.

A member of Generations Christian Education, alumni of Small World have a priority in admission to Island Christian Academy and Norwegian International School. Transport: School bus service available. Curriculum: International Early Years Curriculum Hours: Morning class: 9am-12pm; Afternoon class: 1pm-4pm Fees $60,300/year (subject to EDB confirmation), details on website Facilities: Peaceful, green location in Mid-Levels, with indoor and outdoor play areas.

Tel: (852) 2525 0922 Fax: (852) 2530 5448 Email: office@smallworld.edu.hk

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Victoria Educational Organisation Ko Fung Court, Harbour Heights, 5 Fook Yum Road, North Point, Hong Kong

School Profile Victoria Educational Organisation (VEO) has been a leader in early childhood education in Hong Kong since its establishment in 1965. With the motto, “Bilingual Learners Today, World Citizens Tomorrow – Love to Read, Eager to Inspire, Learn to Care”, VEO aims to instil a love of learning, a strong sense of social responsibility, and global vision at an early age. It has a strong, well-established presence throughout Hong Kong with eight nurseries and kindergartens located around the city. Setting itself apart from other preschools in Hong Kong, VEO provides an all-encompassing, rich multicultural learning environment that blends both Eastern and Western cultures. It offers two streams of classes: Trilingual (English, Putonghua, and Cantonese) and Bilingual (English and Putonghua). Through its effective one teacher-one language co-teaching approach, teachers who are native speakers of the languages work as a team to provide a total immersion language environment.

Vision To develop innovative learning and teaching environments that foster teachers’ professionalism and help children reach their full potential. Age of students Playgroup: 8 months – 3 years Pre-Nursery Class: 2 – 3 years Nursery Class: 3 – 4 years

Lower Class: 4 – 5 years Upper Class: 5 – 6 years

Stream Trilingual: English/Putonghua/Cantonese Bilingual: English/Putonghua 8 Campuses Belcher . Harbour Green . Harbour Heights . Homantin . Lower Kornhill . Middle Kornhill . South Horizons . Upper Kornhill

Being the pioneer in early childhood education, VEO took the lead to conduct a research initiative with Project Zero, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to understand how maker-centered learning can provide a framework for early years students to develop skills and knowledge within and beyond the STEAM disciplines. With its tireless efforts in providing quality curriculum, VEO is the only Columbia University Teachers College “Reading and Writing” Project (TCRWP) preschool in Hong Kong that is also accredited by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation. Subject to interview results, VEO students are given priority in admission to affiliated Victoria Shanghai Academy.

Tel: (852) 3658 0456 Fax: (852) 3658 0499 Email: enquiry@victoria.edu.hk

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Yew Chung International School 3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong School Profile Founded in 1932, Yew Chung has been providing quality bilingual education to the learners of Hong Kong for over 86 years. Originally specialising in Early Childhood Education, Yew Chung International School (YCIS) now provides education from early childhood through primary and secondary culminating in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Global Education in YCIS YCIS offers the unique richness and diversity of both Eastern and Western cultures that equip children to be bilingual, global-minded, competitive, appreciative and caring global citizens. Students are nurtured in a multicultural environment with a fully rounded and balanced education which transforms them into global thinking individuals. Integrating East and West YCIS combines the best of Eastern and Western cultures by promoting fluency in two major world languages, creating a truly bilingual learning environment, providing courses of study in Eastern and Western philosophy. Co-Principals and Co-Teaching Models Two Co-Principals, one Western and one Chinese, serve as partners in the operations and administration of the school. In addition, two fully-qualified teachers, one Western and one Chinese, together plan lessons and conduct classes in the Early Childhood Education and Primary School, and providing excellent role models who respect and value one another’s culture. YCIS Education Programme YCIS’s international curriculum is based on the learning criteria and framework from the National Curriculum for England (NCE). The research based curriculum allows high standards and ease of transition for international students.

Age of Students Early Childhood Education: 6 months -5 years Primary School (Year 1-6): 5 -11 years Secondary School (Year 7 -9): 11-14 years IGCSE (Year 10-11): 14-16 years IB Diploma (Year 12-13): 16-19 years International Recognition YCIS - Secondary is authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as an IB World School and is an authorised Cambridge International Examination (CIE) Centre. YCIS has received accreditation from Council of International Schools (CIS). Highlight of YCIS Global Education

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A Bilingual focus within a multicultural environment will give your child the global mindset and intercultural competence they need for the 21st Century. Unique Co-Teaching and Co-Principals models help students to learn two cultures and give equal emphasis to both English and Chinese. YCIS integrates Character Formation programmes into our curriculum, focusing on developing positive qualities. Strong music programme enhances children’s reasoning skills, develops memory span, concentration and coordination. YCIS maintains 100% university placement with students admitted to top universities in Hong Kong and overseas. YCIS Early Childhood Education (ECE) plans to open a new campus in Tseung Kwan O in 2019-20. Contact us to learn more.

Tel: (852) 2338 7106 Email: admissions@ycef.com

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Concordia International School 68 Begonia Road, Yau Yat Chuen, Kowloon, Hong Kong School Information A WASC accredited international school managed by the Lutheran Church North American curriculum based on Common Core Standards A school has partnership with the Concordia University System in U.S Students are prepared to embrace real opportunities and challenges in the 21st century • 1:1 MacBook Program for all grades • E-learning platform and online resources that extend learning beyond classrooms • Small class size with low student-teacher ratio

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Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) ESL pull-out program for student’s greater access to school curriculum Inquiry and project based learning Students write the College Board’s AP, SAT and TOEFL as exist qualifications A balanced curriculum with extracurricular activities Activity Week with local and overseas programs for experiential learning experiences Tel: (852) 2789-9890 Fax: (852) 2392-8820 Email: office@concordiaintl.edu.hk

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ITS Tutorial School 4/F, BOC Group Life Assurance Tower, 134-136 Des Voeux Road Central We offer the International GCSE & International A-level through small-class learning. Every student has a tailor-made qualification suite for their particular needs. We are an official UK university entrance centre and we provide a highly successful US admissions program.

Transportation, fees and hours         Next to MTR stations & bus stops. Fees are on a case by case basis. Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 8pm. Students get a personal timetable within these times.

Our Business programme is for those wanting to stay in Hong Kong and take a globally recognized diploma after school which can convert to a Bachelor with one extra year. Who are our students? Our students have a wide variety of reasons for choosing an alternative route. Here are a few: • flexibility in location • homeschoolers • retaking exams • special educational attention or exclusions needing a 2nd chance Admissions Non-selective.

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The Woodland Group Of Pre-Schools With over 40 years of Pre-School excellence, our early years teaching will give your child the best start in his or her developmental journey.

Teaching Approach Traditional and Montessori approaches English, Mandarin or Bilingual

Our schools are in prime locations, ensuring that we are a pivotal part of the local community and ease of access for parents. Eight of our schools are located on Hong Kong Island.

Classes Babies and Toddlers (6 months to 36 months) Pre-School (3 to 5 years) Prep for Primary (6 years) Clubs and Holiday Camps

Part of the Cognita Group of Schools, Woodland benefits from global experiences and innovation. The Cognita family, provides an invaluable network of over 70 schools around the world as well as a through train experience from 6 months until graduation.

School Bus Available

Our objective is to fulfil every child’s potential and through play we inspire a love for learning. We provide a smooth transition to primary, wherever your journey takes you and our track record in International School primary placement is second to none. Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage British Curriculum

Tel: (852) 2537 7309 Email: enquiry@Woodlandschools.com

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