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Invite: Is Volatility the Name of the Game for the Remainder of 2019?

  • 07 Oct 2019
  • Pan Pacific Singapore
    7 Raffles Blvd
    Level 1, Pacific Ballroom 1
    Singapore 039595

  • 6:30 – 9:00 pm
  • FOC – FCA working journalists, $55 – FCA members ($75 – public)

Months of protests in Hong Kong. Escalating tensions in the Middle East. A seemingly never-ending trade war between the US and China. A possible no-deal Brexit. Fears of a global recession. A more assertive Russia on the world stage. And an upcoming federal election in Canada where the winner will need to re-balance relations with China. Is volatility the name of the game for the remainder of 2019?

You are invited to join us to hear insights from a guest panel of experts on these prevalent topics that are creating widespread uncertainty. We will hear how these events are not only affecting individual countries but also creating a knock-on effect on the rest of the world.

We are pleased to have BBC World News Producer and Presenter, Sharanjit Leyl, moderating this event.

Guest panelists include

Ÿ Michael Bociurkiw, Global Affairs Analyst and CNN Opinion contributor, joining us from Canada. Michael spent a week in Hong Kong covering the protests and continues to follow the situation as the events unfold. He also comes with the latest on the Canadian federal election.

Ÿ Chi-Jia Tschang, Senior Director, BowerGroupAsia, Hong Kong, will share her perspective on the Hong Kong protests and where they are heading, as well as the US-China trade war that has been shaking up the world.

Ÿ Mitul Kotecha, Director, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist at TD Securities, will provide us with some insights into current markets and the looming threat of a global recession.

To ensure maximum benefit for participants, we are welcoming questions in advance of the event. Please email questions to by end of day, Thursday, October 3rd!

Canapés & Free Flow Wine, Soft Drinks will be served.

This event is complimentary to FCA journalists working at the event, and at a special member rate of $55 for other FCA members. Please register directly with CanCham at

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