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John F. Cameron, Department of Criminology, University of Leicester

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Venue: KPMG Office, 23rd Floor, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay


Communications expertise is vital for institutions such as the Hong Kong police force – and the force still has more to learn from the latest communications approaches, including social media outreach in particular. These are the conclusions of retired police officer and host of “Police Report” John Cameron, who met IABC members in Hong Kong in May to discuss his personal experience over nine years communicating for the Hong Kong Police, as well as recommendations drawn from his recently completed master’s thesis.

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Charlotte Judet: Fourth from right. 


Communicating about Luxury and Sustainability: Find the Right Balance

Charlotte Judet, Vice President, Communication, Kering Asia Pacific 

Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Venue:Langham Hospitality Group 2701, Great Eagle Centre, 23 Harbour Road Wanchai


On April 13, we had the pleasure to have Charlotte Judet, Vice President of Communication, Kering Asia Pacific to share with us the renowned fashion group’s experience in finding the right balance for “Communicating luxury and sustainability”.

Never stop learning: the key to future careers in business communications

I’ve heard that the communications profession is changing fast (or is it)? No, someone else told me that the fundamentals are still important (or are they)? Who knows? This is exactly why we need to keep the dialogue open about our profession – and it was the subject of a talk I gave on behalf of IABC Hong Kong chapter to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) on March 2.

My key message for the talk, “Future Careers in Business Communications”, was that we should never stop learning. It was clear that the 35 students who signed up for the talk have committed to continuing their education not only through professional development courses but also through enrichment activities such as external speakers arranged by the University.

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I have observed over the past several years that several societal and technical changes are influencing our profession. These include the increase in non-governmental organizations and (social) activism; the search for “authenticity”; demands for greater transparency; ever-shorter attention spans; the speed of crisis propagation; fluctuating levels of trust in different institutions; and increasing political influence on commercial communication. Looking at Hong Kong alone, the changes in our population’s media consumption habits show clearly why communicators need new skills. With 4.65 million mobile internet users, 96% of whom browse daily, knowledge of multiple platforms beyond “media” is a must.


Venue: KPMG Hong Kong
Address: 23rd Floor, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Date: February 29, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

On the grid: Communications in an entirely online world

Christopher Daguimol, Regional PR Director, ZALORA

The immense opportunities of the online world continue to draw attention. Our first speaker event of the year - “On the grid” - attracted a full house of business communicators who came to hear how ZALORA operates in an entirely online world.

Launched in March 2012, ZALORA aims to redefine high-street fashion in its target market of 570 million people in South East Asia and Australia. To date, more than 3 million unique customers have purchased on ZALORA. 


Venue: Lawry’s
Address: Shop 201B, 2/F Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road. Central, Hong Kong
Date: November 17, 2015
Time: noon – 2pm

Getting communicators a seat at the big data table

Ewan Ross, Area Director, Greater China, Meltwater

Is the communications department going to be left behind when it comes to making use of big data? In order to take advantage of the wealth of data now available, communicators need to address methodology and technology along with their traditional skills of storytelling and stakeholder engagement. Ewan Ross, with more than 7 years’ experience across the UK, Greater China, India and Africa in using data analysis to support corporate communications, will take members and guests through the process of understanding and using big data to interact with and support senior leadership.


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