Event Details

Join DutchCham's first virtual seminar to discuss the current state of the coronavirus outbreak, current government policies, regulatory risks, employee movement and how to manage this crisis for your company.


Our three speakers will highlight different angles in crisis management.

Consul General of the Netherlands, Ms Annemieke Ruigrok, will zoom in on actions taken by the Dutch and Hong Kong governments to minimise the risk of spreading of the virus, whereas Employment Partner Mr Russell Bennett will dive into the issues and consequences that employers and employees may face in the context of the current legal framework (how to handle remote-work, furlough, protection from termination, protection of personal data, and so on). Our third speaker, Mr James Ellender, has spent the past two decades working in the risk, intelligence and the security industry. He will share with you how to better protect your people, property and assets, and crucially, how to make the correct, rationalised decisions in times of crisis, critical or major incidents.


11:00 AM - Welcome and opening virtual webinar

11:05 AM - Introduction by Ms Annemieke Ruigrok, Consul General of the Netherlands in Hong Kong

11:15 AM - Regulatory risks by Mr Russell Bennett, Employment partner at Tanner de Witt

11:30 AM - Crisis Management solutions by Mr James Ellender, Director Asia Pacific at Futurum

11:45 AM - Q & A

Please note: The Chatham House Rule applies to this event.


As a precaution to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus, we organise this as a virtual event. All members can register for this free-of-charge webinar on our website and join the event either on mobile device or computer.


Please note that registrants will receive the link one day before (Feb 27th) to join the video conference.

Speakers

  • Annemieke Ruigrok (Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hong Kong and Macau at Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

    Annemieke Ruigrok

    Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hong Kong and Macau at Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Annemieke Ruigrok took up her post as Consul General to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 22 August 2016. She also serves as Consul General of the Netherlands to the Macao Special Administrative Region. Annemieke studied History, International Law and Russian at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and joined the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986.

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  • Russell Bennett (Partner and Co-Head of Employment at Tanner De Witt)

    Russell Bennett

    Partner and Co-Head of Employment at Tanner De Witt

    Russell specialises in all matters relating to employment law as well as dealing with dispute resolution, commercial litigation and regulatory advice.

    On the employment side Russell has extensive experience in acting for both employers and employees with particular emphasis on high-value employment disputes in the financial sector. He advises on all aspects of employment law, termination entitlements, post-termination restrictions, bonuses, discrimination, drafting employment contracts, handbooks and other HR related documentation as well as immigration, health and safety and related criminal matters/prosecutions. Russell also spent several years as regional in house counsel with a major international brokerage.

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  • James Ellender (Director Asia Pacific of Futurum)

    James Ellender

    Director Asia Pacific of Futurum

    James has been involved in the security and risk arena for the past two decades. He spent ten years working in law enforcement, as a specialist detective for covert, intelligence led and sensitive operations in the United Kingdom. Following this, James worked with governments and global organisations advising, consulting and delivering training on strategic and tactical practices to protect and enhance their organisational capabilities.

    He has honed his skills observing and assessing behaviours displayed by persons when they are under an elevation of stress. He regularly delivers training and speaking engagements in the areas of behavioural detection, interviewing techniques exploring the behavioural science of interviewees, and developing intelligence and investigation strategies for organisations.
    James' passion lies in training and development, educating and transferring his knowledge. He helps clients explore the reasons why events happen, how to better protect their people, property and assets, and crucially, how to make the correct, rationalised decisions in times of crisis, critical or major incidents.

    With his deep operational exposure, coupled with his global corporate experience, he is deemed a subject matter expert in the risks and challenges facing today's volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.

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Tickets

Member ticket

The link to join the video conference will be send on February 27th.

Member Price Free