Save the date as WCD resumes its ASPAC Institute after a year’s break to convene in Hong Kong this September.
The institute brings together women directors from across the Asia Pacific region for a dynamic program featuring keynotes and panel discussions.


September 27
Cocktail Reception & Welcome Dinner

The China Club Hong Kong
13/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street
Central, Hong Kong


September 28
Opening of the ASPAC Institute & Closing Cocktail Reception

Island Shangri-La
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road
Central Hong Kong


Click here to view the entire 2017 ASPAC Institute agenda.

  • Singapore: What is the Future of Life and Work within the Government
  • Financing of Infrastructure in Asia
  • Trends in Health and Technology
  • Infrastructure Financing in Asia: Prospects and Challenges
  • Singapore Considers Review of Corporate Governance Code on Board Diversity
  • The Impact of Mega Trends in Health and Technology on B2C Interactions
  • Payment Technology and Cyber Security
  • China-India Economic Partnership
  • Mapping Frontier Economies: Where to Play and How to Win
  • How China Rules the Sea
  • The Future of Work
  • The Impact of China Building a New Silk Road
  • The Millennials Becoming Main Work Force and Customers Over the Next 10 Years
  • Young Women Changing the Space

Panel 1: Geopolitics – The Impact on Strategy for Asian Boards

  • Yukiko Kuroda

    Founder of People Focus Consulting; Director, Marubeni Corporation and Mitsui Chemicals; WCD Member

    Yukiko Kuroda

  • Shirley Lin

    Director of Goldman Sachs Asia Bank, Langham Hospitality Investments and Mercuries Life Insurance; former Partner, Goldman Sachs

    Shirley Lin



Panel 2: Asian Companies: Targeting the Right Overseas Acquisition & Getting the Deal Done

  • Simon Fenton

    (Hong Kong) (Moderator)
    Managing Director of Asia Pacific Region, Spencer Stuart

    Simon Fenton

  • Elaine La Roche

    (China and United States)
    Director, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., China Construction Bank, Harsco Corporation; Senior Advisor, China International Capital Corporation; WCD Member

    Elaine La Roche

  • Jenifer Rogers

    General Counsel for Asia for Asurion; Director, Director of Mitsui & Co. Ltd; WCD Member

    Jenifer Rogers

  • Edith Shih

    (Hong Kong)
    Executive Director and Company Secretary, CK Hutchison Holdings

    Edith Shih

  • Ann Kung

    (Invited) (Hong Kong)
    Deputy CEO of Bank of China Hong Kong; Chair of HKAB (Hong Kong Association of Banks)

    Ann Kung



Panel 3: Asian Companies: Technology & the Global March

  • Louise Lucas

    (Hong Kong) (Moderator)
    Asia Technology Correspondent, Financial Times

    Louise Lucas

  • Aliza Knox

    COO Unlockd; Non-Executive Director, Scentre Group, Singapore Post, Advisor, ANZ Bank Board Tech Subcommittee; WCD Member

    Aliza Knox

  • Su-Yen Wong

    Chairman, Nera Telecommunications; Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Leadership Institute; Director, MediaCorp, NTUC First Campus; WCD Member

    Su-Yen Wong

  • Jane Sun

    (Invited) (China)
    Ctrip CEO

    Jane Sun




Panel 4: Board Governance for Family Businesses

  • Annie Koh

    Vice President, Office of Business Development, Singapore Management University

    Annie Koh

  • Ha Do

    Head of Infrastructure, Senior Partner - Hanoi Office, KPMG Vietnam, WCD Chapter Chair

    Ha Do

  • Sonia Cheng

    (Invited) (Hong Kong)
    CEO of Rosewood

    Sonia Cheng

  • Margaret Leung

    (Invited) (Hong Kong)
    Experience Chairman of Executive Committee and Member of Risk Management at Chong Hing Bank; former CEO of Hang Seng Bank

    Margaret Leung




Panel 5: Fintech and Its Role in Expanding Business Opportunities

  • Margaret Hanson-Muse

    (Singapore and United States) (Moderator)
    Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, ASEAN; WCD Advisory Board Member and former Honorary Chapter Chair in Peru, Columbia and India

    Margaret Hanson-Muse

  • Kerri Burgess

    Asia Pacific Financial Services Practice Leader, Spencer Stuart

    Kerri Burgess

  • Frederique Covington Corbett

    Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing & Cross Border, Asia Pacific, VISA; WCD Member

    Frederique Covington Corbett

  • Adrienne Harris

    (United States)
    Chief Business Development Officer and General Counsel of States Title, Inc.; former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House National Economic Council

    Adrienne Harris

  • Sopnendu Mohanty

    Chief FinTech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore

    Sopnendu Mohanty



Registration opens mid-July

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If you have any questions regarding this event, please e-mail Grace Geronimo at 312-665-6921.

Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong
(852) 2820 8514
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Click here to make a reservation.

Alternatively, guests can make their bookings directly on the hotel website using the Group Code (KPM270917)
1) Go to the Shangri-La website.

2) Select the appropriate hotel and enter all the necessary stay requirements like check-in date, check-out date, number of rooms, adults and children.

3) Under the "Special Rate" area, select "Group Code" and enter the Group Code.

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