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EWMD Asia Pacific Networking Event on 20 February 2012
It would be nice to meet you there:
Working Abroad: More than Being an Expat?
Expatriates are typically working for a limited period outside their own country and are not supposed to get deeply involved in their new home country; some companies explicitly don’t want their professionals to engage in the local community and define the personal boundaries of their expat staff by contract to avoid job-related conflicts that may arise if some of their staff become politically or socially active.
Within the expat community, which includes skilled professionals who come to work in another country on their own or those sent by their employer, many (the majority?) are not interested in integrating in the culture and prefer their own social circles, but there are also those who want to engage in social, political or other issues of public concern in their new home country.
What experiences have you made as an expat or with expat colleagues? In our event we would like to discuss the diverse experiences of an expat’s life from different perspectives and look forward to welcoming you. This time, we will have EWMD members from Germany, Austria and Laos who are currently visiting Hong Kong, as guests, who will contribute to our exchange of experiences and stories.
The EWMD Asia-Pacific is the Asian chapter of EWMD International, the European Womens’ Management Development Network (www.ewmd.org) We are a registered non-profit society to support networking and exchange among professionals.
Time: 20 February 2012, 18:00-20:00
Venue: Culture Club & Gallery, Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong www.cultureclub.com.hk
Cost: 200 HK$ including 2 drinks of your choice
Registration: Please register online at http://www.ewmd.org/events/working-abroad-more-being-expat
The new Shanghai Tang autumn/winter collection was presented this Friday at Moganshan lu art district 莫干山路艺术区. (I used to live close by).
Shanghai Tang is an international clothing chain company, founded in 1994 by Hong Kong businessman David Tang Wing Cheung and now controlled by Richemont.
EWMD (European Women’s Management Development Network) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary, we honour this by organising an event in Hong Kong. For details, please visit http://www.ewmd.org/events/europeans-hong-kong
Europeans in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a major international business place in Asia, however, only 5 % of the city’s population are non-Chinese, and only 0.5 % are non-Asian. It is estimated that around 31000 Europeans live and work in Hong Kong.
We would like to take a closer look at professional European women in Hong Kong. What are their stories? Where are they employed? In which fields? How many of them are entrepreneurs?
How is the European diversity reflected in Hong Kong?
Susanne Sahli, Managing Director, True Colours HR Solutions Ltd
Marita Rouhof, Senior Manager, KPMG
Dagmar Hartley, Managing Director of Asia Operations, Strottman International Inc.
Moderator: Waltraut Ritter, Research Director, Knowledge Dialogues
All are welcome, Europeans and non-Europeans! We should be glad to welcome you to our informal discussion and networking. We should be grateful if you could forward the invite to interested colleagues and contacts.
When: Thursday, 21st May 2009
Time: 18:00-20:00 (18:30 begin of panel discussion)
15/F Luk Kwok Centre
72 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, H.K.
Cost: HK$250 cash at the door or cheque payable to “EWMD Asia-Pacific”
Drinks and snacks included
I am an EWMD member, earlier this year Waltraut organized a fantastic trip to India, where we learned a lot about culture, working life and women’s situation in India. I am sure the Hongkong event will be a success aswell. This time I cannot attend, but I hope to be there later this summer.