MR. Dodwell is Chief Executive of Strategic Access Limited. A veteran Financial Times journalist and expert on international business, global trade and economic and political developments, particularly in Hong Kong and China, he founded the company in 2005.

Actively involved in the Hong Kong business community, Mr. Dodwell is vice-chairman, government relations of the British Chamber of Commerce, and is chairman of the Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries, the policy think tank arm of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. He is Hon Sec of the Hong Kong Forum, a public policy think tank affiliated with the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations. In 2010, Dodwell was appointed the Executive Director of the trade policy think tank Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Group, which has been established to support the activities of the Hong Kong APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) members and to augment the voice of Hong Kong business in trade policy developments in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Dodwell spent 18 years as a Financial Times journalist, mostly in Asia, with a secondment to the China Daily in Beijing. In the decade between leaving the Financial Times and creating Strategic Access, he held three senior positions in Hong Kong combining corporate communications, government relations and public policy research. He was executive director at GolinHarris, a global communications group, director of corporate communications and public affairs of the Jardine Fleming, the Asia-focused merchant bank, and a trade policy advisor to the Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

An honours degree holder from the University of East Anglia in the UK, Mr. Dodwell co-authored with Professor Michael Enright The Hong Kong Advantage, published by the Oxford University Press. He has served as a member of a number of Hong Kong government advisory committees, is a frequent lecturer of Hong Kong issues around the world, and was in 2001 awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star for his contribution to the international community”¦s understanding of Hong Kong.


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Kelly Chin is a researcher of Strategic Access Limited. She is also a researcher in Asia Financial Risk Management Think Tank, focusing on the problems of State Owned Enterprise in China, and is a research assistant in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Ms Chin has won a number of awards in competitions covering various fields. She has won the Global Second Prize in World Asian Case Competition. Her paper has won the Global Best Case Research Award and is published in the book ”„How Asian Brands Soar III”¦. Specializing in legal and marketing issues, she is also a member in ICOvisor, which has won prizes in HKUST Fintech Hackathon and Challenge Cup National Competition.

Majoring in Economics, Kelly is particularly interested in Chinese Economy. Originally from Southern China, she speaks five languages

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