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63 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Singapore as a leading Commonwealth Crypto Finance Hub
In this episode, guest speaker Chris Holland, Co-Founder and Partner at the Singapore-based full-service compliance consultancy firm, Holland & Marie presents an informative overview of Singapore’s infrastructural and regulatory merits and enabling business ecosystem for game-changing innovations that make the jurisdiction so attractive for the incubation and gradual expansion of cryptocurrency amongst businesses and the general public. Based on this contextual understanding, he goes on to explain how the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) identified 4 key risks associated with the rise of cryptocurrency use within the nation, namely the loss of customer monies, money laundering and terror financing risks, fragmentation across payment solutions and technology risks. Based on these risks, Chris explains the rationale of the MAS behind Singapore’s Payment Services Act describing in detail the terms and conditions of the evolving legislation as well as what it means for all businesses and investors involved.
62 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
Bermuda as the Ideal Offshore Platform for International Business
In this episode, we are delighted to be joined by the Premier of Bermuda, Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP, the CEO of the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA), David Hart, and Corporate Partner at Conyers Dill and Pearman Hong Kong, Flora Wong, for an insightful and informative session on what success factors make Bermuda a model offshore platform for international business. Bermuda is known as the “world’s risk capital” owing to its innovative, entrepreneurial leadership and efficient matching system for risk-taking capital. Bermuda abides by the international standards for AML/ATF being amongst the top 6 anti-money laundering jurisdictions globally and is also one of the two leading jurisdictions for fiduciary and family office services aside from Switzerland.
61 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Elevating Business Development with Low-Code
In this episode, we invited Nicholas Bowman, CEO of the low-code development platform, Riivo, to share with us and the audience a comprehensive conceptualisation of the uptrending usage of “Low-Code” development platforms. He shares his journey starting Riivo.io in 2017 and collaborating with Microsoft’s own low code initiative, the Microsoft Power Platform and delves into the specifics of Low-code and provides a helpful explanation of the differences between no-code, low-code and pro-code whilst highlighting the factors that make low-code advantageous for businesses looking for digital solutions to upscale their business in a cost-effective manner.
67 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
Expanding business and investment between Pakistan and Hong Kong
In this episode, we are joined by the General Consul of Pakistan in Hong Kong, Mr Bilal Ahmed Butt; Chairman of Keywin Trading Ltd., Mr Saeed Uddin SBS, BBS, MH; and In-House Counsel, South Asia Pakistan Terminals Limited, Ms Saira Soomro to discuss the longstanding historical relationship between Pakistan and Hong Kong, and how the current trade climate can be maximised for the expansion of business and mutual investment.
64 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
Commonwealth Chamber Tech Startup Panel Event Series: Bangladesh
In this episode, we are joined by three trend-setting Bangladeshi entrepreneurs and business executives of the startups ChalDal, Kotha and Durjoy DSS to present their unique and digitally innovative business models. During the discussion, we deep dive into the nuances of the Bangladeshi startup ecosystem and the need to disrupt traditional market models and supply chain configurations to expedite economic development in a sustainable and efficient manner.
63 minutes | May 30, 2022
Commonwealth Offshore Funding Vehicles-Pitfalls and Advantages
In this episode, we invite Partner at Loeb Smith and A-lister on the Asia Business Law Journal’s Top 50 Offshore Lawyers in 2022, Peter Vas, to talk about what exactly makes Commonwealth offshore jurisdictions, like the BVI and Cayman Islands, so popular and trusted. The fireside chat was a candid and unfiltered deep dive into the negative coverage of these offshore vehicles in the media as well, including scandals like the Pandora Papers. Listen to this intriguing discussion to get an expert overview of everything you need to know about offshore funding vehicles and a critical analysis of whether they will remain relevant in the future.
65 minutes | May 17, 2022
The Future of Malaysia’s Smart Manufacturing and Tech Startup Ecosystem
In this episode, we are joined by Kathirgugan Kathirasen, the Founder-Employee of Chowbotics and co-creator of Sally, the award-winning salad-making robot, to have a candid conversation on his experience in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem and the trials and tribulations that must be expected by all entrepreneurs wanting to start their own business. The latter half of the conversation centred around the need for Malaysia to utilise the massive potential for economic development that the adoption of smart manufacturing could bring to the nation. As we barrel forward towards a future of near-complete digitalisation, such technological assimilations may very well become a necessity to remain at the fore of the region’s trade arena.
62 minutes | May 12, 2022
The Global NFT Space with Malaysian Virtual Artist Visithra Manikam
In this episode, we invite the brilliantly talented Malaysian NFT artist, Visithra Manikam, to discuss the vibrant global NFT community and what it means to be an integral part of this new frontier. In this event, we discuss everything and anything related to NFTs as well as Visithra’s own exciting endeavours in the virtual space.
50 minutes | May 5, 2022
Spreading roots in Malaysia and beyond: Future Farms with Co-Founder Shawn Ng
In this episode we invite the Co-Founder of Future Farms, Shawn Ng, to sit in conversation with us and talk about the company’s business model, growth prospects and unique challenges that they face in their pursuit for complete food security in Malaysia.
52 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Commonwealth Chamber Tech Startup Panel Event Series: India
In this episode, we invite two enterprising Indian tech startup leaders; co-founder of LivWell Asia, Vikas Dhar, and founder of AJIS Solutions, Arindam Das Sarkar, to present their business models and use of advanced technology to provide health and security services for the well-being of users in ways never seen or heard of before.
66 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
International Women’s Day Fireside Chat with Jersey Finance’s Dr Rufaro
In this special International Women’s Day episode, we invite Jersey Finance’s Business Development Consultant and Africa specialist, Dr Rufaro Mucheka, to have a candid conversation with us to share her life experience on navigating gender related issues during her professional journey in Southern Africa, as well as to impart invaluable advice for aspiring women entrepreneurs.
65 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Conversation with James Fok and Hannamiina Tanninen on his new book “Financial Cold War: A view of Sino-US relations from the Financial Markets
In this episode, James Fok presents his new book, “Financial Cold War” and answers questions pertaining to its themes on the current Sino-US conflict, the flaws of the global financial system and the underlying interconnection between financial markets and geopolitics. The episode includes an interview between James Fok and foreign correspondent, Ms Hannamiina Tanninen.
66 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
Fireside Chat with Jersey Finance’s Faizal Bhana on Global Attitudes to Islamic Wealth Management
In this episode, we are joined by Jersey Finance’s Director of Middle East, Africa & India, Faizal Bhana, in conversation about the growing but still unrealised potential of Islamic wealth management in the global financial ecosystem
66 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Business and investment between Pakistan and Hong Kong
In this episode, we are joined by the General Consul of Pakistan in Hong Kong, Mr Bilal Ahmed Butt; Chairman of Keywin Trading Ltd., Mr Saeed Uddin SBS, BBS, MH; and In-House Counsel, South Asia Pakistan Terminals Limited, Ms Saira Soomro to discuss the longstanding historical relationship between Pakistan and Hong Kong, and how the current trade climate can be maximized for the expansion of business and mutual investment.
49 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
Amongst the Top Pakistani Tech Startups: Apricart and Taazah Tech
In this episode we are joined by two dynamic Pakistani tech startup co-founders: Abrar Bajwa from Tazah Tech and Khalid Memon from ApriCart, to discuss and learn about their innovative ideas that have materialized into spectacular business models for better agri-tech B2B services and e-commerce optimization, respectively.
61 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
Commonwealth Social Enterprises in Hong Kong
In this episode, we invite Mrs Geetanjali Dhar, Chairman of the Women Entrepreneurs Network; Mr Manoj Dhar, CEO of Integrated Brilliant Education Ltd (IBEL); Mr Innocent Mutanga, CEO & Co-founder of Hong Kong African Centre; and, Mr Neville Shroff, President, Zoroastrian Parsee Association of Hong Kong all of whom are leading figures in the social enterprise scene in Hong Kong. We discuss the crucial role of social enterprises in tackling wealth disparity issues to increase the well-being of Hong Kong society.
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