Banking and finance professionals should not miss Classified Post's banking luncheon on "China's domestic banking - myths, truths and opportunities" for first-hand views from Eddie Wang (below), McKinsey's senior adviser for Asia-Pacific and former HSBC banker. August 30, 12.30pm-2.30pm. HK$2,000 or HK$1,600 for SCMP advertisers and subscribers. 3/F, Happy Valley Stand, Happy Valley Racecourse (Entrance B). Register online at bit.ly/qoEcBE .
HKDI forum on design trends and developments in green living
Join cutting-edge and award-winning design thinkers at the Hong Kong Design Institute's (HKDI) "Green is cool: Designing for sustainable living" forum. Get tips on how going green can save you time and money and find out the international design trends and market developments in sustainable living. September 2, 2.30pm-5.45pm. Auditorium, HKDI, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O. HK$400 with 20 per cent discount for groups of three or more and free admission for university students. Register at bit.ly/pAgXoo .
HKIEd conference on social policy
The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) will host the 8th East Asian Social Policy Research Network Conference on "Social policy in East Asia and beyond: Rethinking social policy strategies in times of uncertainty". Speakers from across the globe will discuss the new social challenges arising from the fast-changing global economic environment. August 30, 9am-7pm onwards. August 31 9.30am-5.20pm. HK$800 for full registration, HK$640 for students and HK$100 for standard conference admission. For details, visit bit.ly/o4c2Su  or call Joey Lee at 2948 7384.