Tim Smith, CEO of shipping giant Maersk Hong Kong (below), will share his insights at the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong's (BritCham) seminar, "Shipping and the Environment: Why importers and exporters should demand high standards of the shipping industry, and what ocean carriers are doing to address the issues". Aug 9, 8am-9.15am. Harcourt Suite, 1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. HK$390 for non-members. HK$310 for BritCham members. For more details, visit bit.ly/nnk6vZ  or e-mail email@example.com 
Berkeley astrophysicist talks at HKU on rare nuclear processes
The University of Hong Kong's (HKU) Department of Physics has invited Dr James Chilton Loach - of the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley - to present at the "Rare events in a radioactive world" seminar. Aug 11, 4pm-5pm. Seminar Room 522, 5/F Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building, HKU. Admission is free and registration is not required. Visit bit.ly/otYXeJ  or contact Eva Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Productive career tips for Gen Y
As part of the Hong Kong Productivity Council's (HKPC) Next generation training series, the seminar entitled "Critical tools for business succession: Managing upwards - An essential workplace technique for Generation Y" is a must for go-getters. Get tips on how to position yourself for a promotion by building a good work relationship with your boss, among other strategies. Aug 10, 7pm-10pm. 1/F HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong. HK$800 or HK$720 for groups of three or more delegates from the same company. To enrol, visit bit.ly/rn6QGS .