Cloud Talk: Gearing Up For The Next Black Swan Event
The outbreak of Covid-19 has caused widespread devastation to lives and livelihoods, and has shown how unprepared the world was for the pandemic. Of course, it may never be possible to be fully prepared for a global epidemic, but measures can be taken to mitigate its effects.
For businesses who have made it through the multiple lockdowns, restrictions, disruptions and pivots of this pandemic, there are many lessons to learn that can inform their future crisis management strategies. What areas or decisions should businesses prioritise in order to prepare them and their employees for the next crisis? How can companies rebuild or improve themselves so that they are more resilient and adaptable to external changes? And why should they invest more in sustainable practices moving forward?
In our next Cloud Talk, held on October 20 at 1pm HKT, we discuss these questions and more with a panel of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.
Our panel comprises four speakers from the finance, travel and sustainability sectors.
Chibo Tang, managing partner at Gobi Partners, is an experienced investor in early-stage startups. As head of the venture capital firm’s Hong Kong office, Tang has led investments in companies such as Airwallex, Prenetics and WeLab.
Patricia Dwyer is the founder and director of The Purpose Business, which has worked with more than 70 companies, including Jardine Matheson and Huawei, to incorporate more responsible practices into their strategies and operations. She was previously the first global head of CSR and sustainability for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
Fan Cheuk Wan oversees the development of investment strategies for Asia at HSBC Global Private Banking and Wealth Management as its chief investment officer. Armed with over 25 years of industry experience, she is regularly quoted in both local and international media.
As Klook’s chief financial officer, Shang Chuang spearheads the unicorn startup’s financial strategy and functions. Prior to joining the travel and leisure activities booking platform, he held several roles at the Hong Kong office of listed wealth management company Noah Holdings, including group CFO and CEO.
This session is co-organised with HSBC Global Private Banking. Register to attend this event.