Hong Kong – “Why Hong Kong” webinar series successfully concluded

“Why Hong Kong” webinar series successfully concluded (with photos)


     The “Why Invest in Hong Kong – A Look to the Future” webinar was held successfully today (June 25). The event is the last session of the “Why Hong Kong” webinar series, co-organised by the Department of Justice, the Asian Academy of International Law and Invest Hong Kong, to showcase Hong Kong’s strength and to illustrate Hong Kong’s irreplaceable role to the international community.

     The webinar was attended by prominent legal professionals and renowned business leaders who deliberated on various promising prospects of investing in Hong Kong – the indispensable nexus between China and the world. Chairman of Fung Group and 2022 Foundation, Dr Victor Fung, delivered the keynote speech on “Window of Opportunity: The Greater Bay Area – Creating Hong Kong’s Long-Term Competitiveness”. He remarked that with the sturdy foundation of Hong Kong as a global financial centre and an international legal hub for deal-making and dispute resolution, it is beyond doubt that yet more investors around the world shall be drawn to this vibrant city.

     The three panel discussions at the webinar addressed the pivotal topics of “Investing in and through Hong Kong”, “Investment Infrastructure in Hong Kong – New Initiatives in Legal and Finance” and “Hong Kong Going Forward in the Wake of China’s Future Development”. The discussions provided valuable insights as to how Hong Kong could grasp the opportunities brought about by the 14th Five-year Plan and the Greater Bay Area.

     The “Why Hong Kong” series comprising four webinars answered some “Why Hong Kong” questions, and further promoted the international community’s understanding of Hong Kong’s unique advantages, which in turn strengthens confidence in Hong Kong’s long-term economic development and competitiveness.

     The full event will be uploaded later to the dedicated website.

The iconic series returns: “GOSSIP GIRL” reboot launches official trailer

The iconic series returns! HBO Max has just launched the official trailer for the GOSSIP GIRL reboot, a Max Original, that premieres exclusively on the platform on July 8. Click here to watch the trailer!

Eight years after the original website went dark, Gossip Girl is back as your number one source into the scandalous lives of New York’s elite, and she’s making up for lost time. A new generation of Upper East Siders will now be targeted, bringing to light their scandals, angst and gossip in the new era of social media. 

The cast includes performances by Whitney Peak, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Jordan Alexander, Thomas Doherty, Eli Brown, Zión Moreno, Savannah Smith and Tavi Gevinson. GOSSIP GIRL is narrated by the original voice, Kristen Bell.

GOSSIP GIRL is produced by Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios. The series is written, executive produced and developed by Joshua Safran of Random Acts. Executive producers also include Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire, and Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment. Lis Rowinski of Fake Empire serves as co-executive producer. Karena Evans directs two episodes and original costume designer Eric Daman rejoins the series.

All complete seasons and episodes of the original GOSSIP GIRL will also be available on HBO Max, when it launches on June 29.

Verb(TM) Speaker Series Presents “The Game Is Afoot!”

Steve Emecz, the preeminent publisher of new Sherlock Holmes-based books, will be the Verb™ Presents Speaker Series’ featured guest on Thursday, April 29, 2021, 12:00 pm Noon (Pacific Time). His talk is aptly entitled, “The Game Is Afoot,” based on the now famous quotation from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story, “The Adventure of the Abbey Grange.” Peter Coe Verbica, JD, CFP®, Managing Director of Silicon Private Wealth, will be the moderator.

The character of Sherlock Holmes, first featured in four novels and fifty-six short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, remains ever popular. Mr. Emecz’ enterprise, MX Publishing, “brings the best in new Sherlock Holmes novels, biographies, graphic novels and short story collections every month. With over 400 books it’s the largest catalogue of new Sherlock Holmes books in the world.” “The Adventure of the Matched Set,” “The Deceased Priest,” “Ghost in the Mirror,” “The Dutch Imposters,” and “The Musician Who Spoke from the Grave,” authored by Peter Coe Verbica, are featured in the beloved MX Series edited by David Marcum.

Silicon Private Wealth is a Registered Investment Advisor with principals, portfolio managers and team members actively involved with philanthropic causes. Peter Coe Verbica and his family’s roots are multi-generational in the Bay Area, including their link to landmark Henry Coe State Park. He is a Certified Financial Planner® and hosts the popular Verb™ Presents Speaker Series, which covers highly relevant topics, including, most recently, tax policy, business exodus from California, U.S. manufacturing, civility, and cyber security.

For Verb™ Presents Speaker Series log-in information, email peter@siliconprivatewealth.com.

(Filtered photograph by Peter Verbica of a Sherlock Holmes bust by James Matthews.)

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