Programme (Hong Kong Time - GMT+8)

Programme is subject to change without prior notice.
04 Dec 2018 (Tuesday)
08:15 - 08:45
Federation’s Annual General Meeting

(Member associates are welcome to join as observers)

The annual meeting of heads of the Federation’s member associations and chapters/sections. We welcome your participation as an observer; it will help you understand the activities of the Federation.

Venue: N106-108, HKCEC
08:30 - 09:00
Registration and Networking
09:00 - 09:15
Opening Session

Welcome Remarks: Dr. Esther Naegeli, Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide

Opening Remarks: Ms. Margaret Fong, Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Venue: N101, HKCEC
09:15 - 10:00
Introduction of Candidates for the 2018-2021 Federation Officers Election

Learn more about the candidates running for the 2018-2021 Officers Election

Venue: N101, HKCEC
10:00 - 10:15
Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:15
The Future of Technology: A Look at Hong Kong’s Emerging Technologies

This session will look at Hong Kong’s new and upcoming cutting-edge technology, including biotech, AI, digital healthcare, and how Hong Kong could ride on its competitive edge and develop into a technology hub.


Ms. Irene Chu, Head of New Economy & Life Sciences, KPMG China


Prof. Dennis Lo, Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences; Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Miles Wen, CEO of Fano Labs

Mr. Danny Yeung, CEO of Prenetics and a serial entrepreneur

Venue: N101, HKCEC
11:15 - 12:15
Transformation Underway: Innovative Talents in Hong Kong

The masterminds behind some of Hong Kong’s hottest startups will share with us their game-changing ideas which shake up and change the industry.


Mr. Eric Gnock Fah, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, Klook

Ir. Dr. Alan Lam, Founder, Concept Infinity Limited

Mr. Norman Cheung, Founder, Boxful Hong Kong

Venue: N101, HKCEC
12:30 - 14:00
Luncheon Dialogue – Journey of a Pianist

Chinese pianist Zhang Shengliang (Niu Niu) will deliver a piano performance and share his musical journey as well as his road to success via the Hong Kong platform.



Mr. Zhang Shengliang (Niu Niu), Chinese Pianist

Venue: N201, HKCEC
14:15 - 15:15
Financial Innovation through Technology: Hong Kong as a Hub for Fintech
Venue: N101, HKCEC
15:30 - 16:15
Federation’s Executive Committee Meeting and Election of Officers 2018-2021

(Federation associates who are not Executive Committee members are welcome to participate as observers)

Federation officers and executive committee members highlight the business associations’ major developments over the past year. The Federation Chairman, Vice Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of session 2018-2021 will be elected.

Venue: N106-108, HKCEC
16:15 - 17:30
Regional Caucuses

Asia and Australasia (Rooms N106-108)

Europe (Rooms N111-112)

The Americas (Rooms N109-110)

05 Dec 2018 (Wednesday)
08:45 - 09:30
Awards Presentation Ceremony

Presenting the Grand Achievement Award, Best Initiative Award, Outstanding Membership Award and Success Story Award. Share the joy of the winning associations and learn from their achievements.

Venue: N101, HKCEC
10:00 - 12:15
Interactive Networking Session - Session 1: Your Business Other Half

Foster long-lasting relationships with right partners to boost your business.

Venue: N106-108, HKCEC
10:00 - 12:15
Interactive Networking Session - Session 2: When Health and Sustainability Meet

Guide yourself to live a vital and fruitful life.

Venue: N109-110, HKCEC
10:00 - 12:15
Interactive Networking Session - Session 3: Staying Young and Energetic

Get motivated to challenge yourself and achieve without borders.

Venue: N111-112, HKCEC
10:00 - 12:30
Asian E-tailing Summit

Riding on the success of the inaugural edition, Asian E-Tailing Summit will cover a wide range of topics including how evolving e-tailing ecosystem fuels business growth and how the Belt and Road Initiative drives cross-border e-commerce activities in ASEAN and beyond. At the same time, topics such as AI and Machine Learning, Big Data, Mobile Payments, and Omni-channel will also be discussed at the afternoon breakout and workshop sessions. It will certainly be a perfect platform for participants across professions and industries to gain better understanding of e-tailing, as well as to explore new business collaboration through networking and sharing sessions.

Venue: Hall 1A, HKCEC
12:45 - 14:15
Keynote Luncheon
Venue: N201, HKCEC
14:30 - 16:45
Young Executive Programme

(for participants of Young Executive Programme only)

Network with young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong for business exchange and experience sharing.


Mr. Diego Dultzin Lacoste, Co-founder, OnTheList

Mr. Antonio Wong, Co-founder and CEO, GreenSafety Technology

Venue: N106-108, HKCEC
14:30 - 18:00
Optional Visit 3: Ngong Ping 360 (HKD 300 per head) *Please click here for details*

**This optional visit has an entry fee of HKD 300. Please click here to download the payment form.

Ngong Ping 360 is Hong Kong’s unique tourist attraction.  It combines a 5.7km cableway between Tung Chung and Ngong Ping with an impressive traditional Chinese culturally-themed village with easy access to the Big Buddha. The 25-minute cable car journey showcases spectacular views of North Lantau Country Park, Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the South China Sea.

14:45 - 18:00
Optional Visit 1 - Tai Kwun

Tai Kwun is the centre for heritage and arts, a place of inspiration, stimulation and enjoyment. Tai Kwun aspires to offer the best heritage and arts experiences, and to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art, performing arts and history in the community.

It is situated in the restored Central Police Station compound, one of the most significant revitalisation projects in Hong Kong, comprising three declared monuments—the former Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison.

14:45 - 18:00
Optional Visit 2 - Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden

Established in 1934 and renovated in Tang dynasty style in 1990, the Chi Lin Nunnery is a large temple complex of elegant wooden architecture, treasured Buddhist relics and soul-soothing lotus ponds. The complex also includes a series of temple halls, some of which contain gold, clay and wooden statues. Cutting through Diamond Hill’s myriad of high-rise apartments is the tranquil Nan Lian Garden, a park also built in the style of the Tang dynasty. Its scenic garden is meticulously landscaped over an area of 3.5 hectares. There are permanent exhibitions of Chinese timber architecture, rocks and potted plants.

16:00 - 17:00
Office Holders’ Debriefing Meeting
Venue: N102, HKCEC
18:30 - 21:00
Farewell Dinner
Venue: Maxim’s Palace, City Hall, Central
06 Dec 2018 (Thursday)
07:15 - 20:30
Optional Side Trip to Zhuhai & Zhongshan

6-8 December 2018 (Thursday to Saturday)

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