Christopher Dillon is a Hong Kong–based writer and entrepreneur and the principal of Dillon Communications Ltd. Over two decades, he has worked with some of the world’s most successful companies, including Bechtel, BrandLoyalty, Deloitte, the Economist Group, Manulife, Munich Re and Wal-Mart.
Christopher is the author of Landed Hong Kong (2008), Landed Japan (2010), Landed China (2013) and Landed Global (2014), which includes case studies and data from more than 110 countries and territories. A second edition of Landed Hong Kong was published in 2015, and an expanded and revised edition of Landed Japan was released in 2018.
His writing has won numerous awards. Airport Authority Hong Kong’s 2017/18 annual report won the gold prize for writing at the 2018/19 Mercury Awards. AAHK's 2008/09 and 2009/10 annual reports received the silver award for writing at the International Galaxy Awards, while the 2010/11 – 2013/14 and 2015/16 reports won honors. The 2015/16 report received a silver prize and the 2016/17 report took honors at the ARC Awards. He is a guest writer for the Financial Times.
An accomplished trainer, Christopher has led small-group and one-on-one media training workshops for more than 300 senior executives in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.
He has appeared on Bloomberg Television, CCTV America, CNBC Asia, Channel News Asia and Hong Kong’s TVB Pearl and been interviewed by AFP, China Daily, CFO Asia, the Hong Kong Economic Journal, the Hong Kong Economic Times, Ming Pao, Radio Television Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post, the Standard, the Voice of America, The Wall Street Journal and other outlets.
Christopher has spoken at events and conferences organized by the American Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong and Tokyo), the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan, the British Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong and Tokyo), the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo), the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (Hong Kong), the Urban Land Institute (Tokyo), PERE (Tokyo and Hong Kong), MIPIM (Osaka and Hong Kong) and others.
Christopher is a director of the Canadian Academy of Independent Scholars. He was chairman of the South China Diving Club from 2018 to 2020 and a member of the Hike for Hospice Organizing Committee from 2008 to 2018. He co-chaired the Hong Kong Rugby Union Charity Ball from 2014 to 2019, served on the board of governors of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in 2015 and was a director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong from 2012 to 2014. Christopher is an honors graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and an avid photographer.
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