The Forum for New Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

The Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee Meeting provides a forum for us to share new business ideas and entrepreneurial projects.

In one of our meetings, Billy Chung presents  the services of his company GoAnimate:

GoAnimate was awarded the Best Business Solution Grand Award in the Hong Kong ICT Awards, 2017.

A monthly sharing and networking


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Tonight Signature Event “How I Started: How I Made It”

Signature Series:
Starting, Managing and Marketing a New Business
or Entrepreneurial Venture Part 5

April 26, 2017 6.30pm – 8pm

How I Started, How I Made It
Presented by the
Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee

The “How I Started: How I Made It (Or How I am Still Making It!)” Series brings current and aspiring entrepreneurs together to share experiences about the challenges they face in establishing and operating a business in Hong Kong including the Asia Pacific Region and Canada. Therefore, the Panel will be helpful to those who are looking for new ideas, different business strategies, solutions to business problems, or more profitable ways of doing things

This Seminar is a Journey of an Entrepreneur in a Medical Practice in our business community.

In this Seminar we will explore Dr. Bramley’s experience including the challenges of setting up a practice in Hong Kong when she first arrived in Hong Kong in 1996. She will also discuss why she chose Hong Kong to start her business. Most importantly, Dr. Bramley will also share with us the strategies she has used to help her achieve her goals through this entrepreneurial journey including how she successfully planned for her second clinic in Whistler.


Dr. Lauren Bramley, MD, CCFPC (Canada), LMCHK
Founder and CEO of Dr. Lauren Bramley & Partners

Dr. Lauren Bramley is the Founder and Managing Director of her namesake Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary medical and dental practice. She also recently established a second clinic in Whistler Lauren Bramley & Partners Health Innovation, specialising in anti-aging medicine and procedures.

Having graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/Psychology from Dalhousie University in Novia Scotia, she went on to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree from the University of British Columbia, along with the Sandoz Scholarship for Excellence in Medicine (Neurology) in 1994.

Dr. Bramley relocated to the HKSAR in 1996, where she earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Endocrinology and Metabolism from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She became a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Hong Kong in 2000 and established her first independent medical practice in 2001.

In 2009 she completed Board Certification in Anti Aging Medicine with Great Distinction in the EU, and maintains ongoing active membership in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), a US federally registered non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease.


Christopher Dillon
Principal of Dillon Communications

Christopher Dillon is the principal of Dillon Communications, a Hong Kong–based corporate communications firm providing writing, consulting and training services.

Over more than two decades, he has provided communications services to some of the world’s most successful companies, including Airport Authority Hong Kong, Bechtel, BrandLoyalty, Deloitte, the Economist Group, Manulife, Munich Re and Wal-Mart.

Christopher is also the author of the Landed series of real estate books. An accomplished trainer, he appears regularly in the local and international media and speaks at events throughout Asia.

This Seminar is hosted by Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong co-chaired by Anthony and Madeleine Behan

Title Sponsor of the Signature Series: Baker Tilly Hong Kong

Venue Sponsor: The Executive Centre

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Sharon Vipond’s Social Entreprise – Opportunities for Female Artisans and Entrepreneurs: Our March Meeting

Our March Meeting honours our committee member:

Sharon Vipond, Founder Knots & Strokes, a social enterprise that empowers female entrepreneurs and artisans

This meeting was joined by our committee members and business associates – Alan Lau, CORPORATE TRAVELLER – Anna Leonardo, AD MEDILINK Henry Chan, ThinkAct  – Jin Sun, iSGO HK Ltd – Julia Brilliant, CORPORATE TRAVELLER – Jim Wang, Business Development Director, Groveland Financial – Michael Wong, University of Waterloo – Polly Tang, EY – Parker Robinson, The Word Factory – Sharon Vipond, Knots & Strokes – Andrew Jones, Sanctuary Guardian 

A Special Welcome to our new member – Arthur Wong, TFEHK

  • Madeleine Behan, Co-Chair (posted April 23rd)
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Recognition Awards of Entrepreneurial Achievers Under 35 – The 3rd TransPacific Entrepreneurial Conference

The 3rd TransPacific Entrepreneurial Conference Partnering with HKCBA and Baker Tilly Hong Kong, InvestHK and HKTDC on November 30, 2016

New Special Feature

 Launch of the Recognition Awards of Entrepreneurial Achievers Under 35

Congratulations to the five Award Winners: (Colin A. Pritchard, Chief Operating Officer, InteractiveStudios Inc. in Ottawa on the day of the Conference)

Amelie Dionne-Charest, CEO, AD MEDILINK Limited

– Benjamin Britton, Co-founder and CEO of Ionomr Inc.

Dr. Cédric Jeannot, Cryptography and Security Expert, and Founder and CEO, 

Christian Yan, Co-founder / COO, Nanoleaf

From Left: Tony Á Verb (Managing Partner, Mettā), Christian Yan, Alex Sham (National Chair HKCBA), Amelie Dionne-Charest, Madeleine Behan (Co-Chair, ESBC and Governor, CanChamHK), Dr. Cedric Jeannot, Jodi Robinson (Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao), Benjamin Britton and Charles Ng (Associate Director-General, InvestHK)


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January 12 at Metta: ESBC Signature Series Part 4

How and In What Circumstances M&A/Transaction Advisory Can Help the Growth of a Business
Signature Series: Starting, Managing and Marketing a New Business
or Entrpreneurial Venture Part 4

 Presented by the Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee

Want to know how important it is for founders to understand the corporate finance (in particular regarding M & A/ Transaction) principles behind corporate investment so they are better equipped to protect their interests? Here’s a seminar for you. 

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What the M & A/Transaction process is in a plain and understandable way: as explained by Padraig Walsh, Partner, Bird & Bird; Ian Wooden, Managing Director and CEO of IJW CO. Ltd. and Drew Dorweiler, Managing Partner at Dartmouth Partners Limited/ Co-Managing Director at IJW Dorweiler LTD (Hong Kong)

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Tony Verb: Managing Founder of Metta: This event is a partnership with Metta, our Venue Sponsor and Baker Tilly Hong Kong, our Title Event Sponsor. 

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A rewarding evening supported by our members and business associates.


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The Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee in the Canadian Pavilion World SME Expo

See you there! The Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee in the Canadian Pavilion


Venue: Booth 1E, B31, Hall 1C-E, HKTDC SME Expo, HKCEC

December 1 -3, 2016

 Admission:Please go to this link for the Pre-Registration for Free Admission:


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Thank You – Lisa Christensen & Ian & Drew & Cedric: The TransPacific Entrepreneurial Conference 28 November

Madeleine Behan
Madeleine Behan Thanks a lot for accepting our invitation and in particular your wonderful sharing. You are a very persuasive speaker. A very impressive Panel you were with – Cedric, Ian and Drew. See you again in January in The Women’s Network Presentation.

Madeleine Behan
Madeleine Behan Lisa, I have just been to the CG’s Canada 150 Community Engagement Reception, I was asked who was that wonderful lady who shared with us about Sustainability and Clean the Beach campaign in the TransPacific Entrepreneurial Conference yesterday. I said proudly: Lisa Christensen
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Lisa Christensen
Lisa Christensen Thanks ever so much dear Madeleine – you and your team organized an amazing event with so many exceptionally interesting speakers! I learned a lot, and left feeling incredibly well supported from the Canadian community in HK, Canada, and abroad! 🙂
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