AsiaGlobal Dialogue

About AsiaGlobal Dialogue

AsiaGlobal Dialogue is Asia Global Institute’s premier forum for constructive dialogue to bring out fresh perspectives on key global issues.

Why AsiaGlobal Dialogue?

The AsiaGlobal Dialogue was inaugurated in 2012 as the Fung Global Institute's premier flagship conference for constructive dialogue to bring out fresh insights and Asian perspectives on global issues. AGD continues to provide an opportunity to showcase the work of the Institute, its research, and its themes, and for thought leaders to come together to explore issues in an informed and objective manner. AGD is privileged to feature distinguished speakers from academic, business, policy, and civil society who come from across the world. 

AGDs have featured many global thought leaders, such as AGI Advisory Board Chairman and Nobel Laureate in Economics Michael Spence, former US Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Tung Chee-hwa, former Vice Minister of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council He Ya-fei, HSBC Holdings Group Chairman Mark Tucker, Alibaba Group Chairman Joseph Tsai, Schneider Electric Chairman & CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire, The Center for Global Enterprise Chairman Sam Palmisano, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Chairman Marcus Wallenberg, Suntory Holdings Chief Executive Officer Takeshi Niinami, and Ayala Corporation Chairman & CEO Jaime Augusto Zóbel de Ayala.

Some of these influential voices serve on the Advisory Board of the Asia Global Institute.

Victor K Fung

Victor K Fung

Chairman, Asia Global Institute

We attempt to bring Asian perspectives to bear on global issues, ever mindful that there is no single perspective in a region as diverse as Asia. Equally, Asia benefits greatly from having access to global perspectives, such as those represented by distinguished overseas speakers and participants at this dialogue.

Why Hong Kong?

“Hong Kong is an international commercial and logistics center in Asia, its service suppliers possess rich professional knowledge and have established extensive business networks in many countries and regions, hence, it can help China connect with other regions by providing one-stop services in supply chain management, including the above mentioned production, logistics and environmental services.”

“Hong Kong’s strengths in financial services, professional services and international ties can also contribute to the transformation and upgrading of industries in (Southern China’s) Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area, building the Bay Area into a world-class city cluster with international competitiveness as well as a leading economic growth engine for the mainland, driving the development advantages of the Pan-Pearl River Delta (PRD) region encompassing central-south and southwestern China.”

Excerpted from HK Trade Development Council, “Development Prospects for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area and the Role of Hong Kong." To learn more about Hong Kong, visit  or

Why HKU?

The University of Hong Kong is the oldest university in Hong Kong and is the heart of learning and research in the SAR. Founded in 1911, HKU is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. Today HKU is recognized internationally as a dynamic and comprehensive university of world-class standing. With its distinguished excellence in research and outstanding performance in teaching, it attracts first-class teaching and research staff and brilliant students from around the world.

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About Loke Yew Hall

AsiaGlobal Dialogue took place at Loke Yew Hall, Main Building on the HKU’s Main Campus. This Edwardian Baroque-style building was completed in 1912. It was a gift from Sir Hormusjee N Mody, a distinguished Parsi businessman and land developer in Hong Kong.

During its early days the Main Building housed all departments of the University, including administrative offices, lecture rooms, a library, a clinic, and even a temporary student hostel.

In December 1941 the Main Building was converted into a relief hospital due to the outbreak of war. During the war, parts of it were badly looted; the roof of the Great Hall was removed and the timber used as fuel.

In the 1950s the Main Building was extended with the addition of two new courtyards and a further floor at the rear. In 1956, the old Great Hall was renamed Loke Yew Hall in memory of Dr Loke Yew, an early benefactor of the University.

The Main Building was declared a monument by the Hong Kong Government in 1984.


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The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam, Hong Kong

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