Forum Programme (In Hong Kong Time Zone)

(For Pre-registered associates of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide only). To join us, click here.
03 Dec 2019 (Tuesday)
08:15 - 08:30
Federation’s Annual General Meeting

(Member associates are welcome to join as observers)

Venue: N106-108, HKCEC
08:30 - 08:45
Federation’s Executive Committee Meeting

(Member associates are welcome to join as observers)

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

Welcome Remarks: Dennis Chiu, Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide

Opening Remarks: Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC

Venue: N101, HKCEC
09:15 - 10:00
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: Hong Kong’s Vision
Venue: N101, HKCEC
10:00 - 11:15
Capturing New Opportunities arising from the Greater Bay Area through Hong Kong

The development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is a key national strategy in the country's reform and opening up in the new era. Speakers will share the latest development in the Greater Bay Area and how to leverage the complementary advantages of the various cities in the area to capture the new opportunities.

Moderator: Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research, HKTDC


  1. Ann Kung Yeung Yun-chi, Deputy Chief Executive, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
  2. Nisa Leung, Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners
  3. Catherine Tsang, Partner - China Tax and Business Advisory, PwC
  4. Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Science Park  *(Review slides here)
Venue: N101, HKCEC
11:15 - 11:30
Coffee Break
Venue: N101 Concourse, HKCEC
11:30 - 12:30
Smart and Green Living

Hong Kong has one of the highest communication connectivity in the world, which drives the application of IoT technologies and unlocks the doors to different new opportunities, especially for smart city development. In this session, speakers will discuss the current trends and impacts of smart living in today’s world, and share their visions on how these trends will shape our future, whereby how Hong Kong is responding to these new developments.

Moderator: Peter Yan, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited


  1. Paul Berriman, Group Chief Technology Officer, PCCW Limited  *(Review slides here)
  2. Andy Bien, Chief Information Officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong
  3. Rosana Wong, Executive Director, Yau Lee Holdings Limited
Venue: N101, HKCEC
12:45 - 14:00
Hong Kong as a Lifestyle and Creativity Hub

Hong Kong, at the heart of Asia where East meets West, has always embraced diversity and welcomed the best things in life with beauty, sophistication and style. At this luncheon dialogue, speakers will highlight Hong Kong’s unique advantages as a vibrant cultural and creativity hub.

Moderator: Katherine Don, Head of Arts & Cultural Development, Asia Society Hong Kong Center


  1. Alison Friedman, Acting Executive Director, Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  2. Teoh Chin Chin, Co-Director, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, The Mills
  3. William To, Executive Director, PMQ
Venue: N201, HKCEC
14:15 - 15:15
Engaging Customers with Digital Innovation and Story-telling

The technological advancement is leading to a new generation of consumers and how to engage them with new experiences is always the key. In this session, the most influential, knowledgeable and innovative marketing leaders will share how brands can use storytelling and big data to deliver personalized and memorable experiences to the consumers.

Moderator: Matthew Miller, Managing Editor, Campaign Asia-Pacific, Haymarket Media


  1. Bonnie Chan Woo, Chairperson and CEO, Icicle Group
  2. Frankie Ho, Head of International Business, iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited  *(Review slides here)
  3. Quentin Wong, General Manager, Investment, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited
Venue: N101, HKCEC
15:30 - 17:00
Regional Caucuses

Asia and Australasia (Room N106-108)
Europe (Room N111-112)
Americas (Room N109-110)

Venue: N106-112
04 Dec 2019 (Wednesday)
08:45 - 09:45
Awards Presentation Ceremony
Venue: N101, HKCEC
10:00 - 12:15
Young Executive Programme
Venue: N106-108, HKCEC
10:00 - 12:15
Asian E-tailing Summit
Venue: Hall 1A, HKCEC
12:45 - 14:15
Keynote Luncheon
Venue: N201, HKCEC
14:30 - 17:30
Optional visit 1 - The Mills

The Mills, formerly known as Nan Fung Textiles, was one of the most productive spinning factories in Hong Kong and witnessed the city’s manufacturing heyday in the 1960s. The structure is comprised of three buildings developed between the 1960s-1970s. Nan Fung Group has begun an extensive architectural conservation to preserve the historic make-up of the buildings to become The Mills, transforming the structures into a destination for innovation, culture, creativity and community.

14:30 - 17:00
Optional visit 2 - Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Asia Society Hong Kong Center is one of the few remaining colonial remnants of the Victoria Cantonment. The site was originally built by the British Army in the mid-19th century for explosives and ammunition production and storage. Among the four buildings, three of them are Grade I historic buildings. Through conservation, restoration and adaptive re-use, this heritage site was transformed into a cultural, artistic and intellectual hub in Hong Kong and offers a variety of programs, including docent-led tours and educational activities.

14:30 - 16:30
Optional visit 3 - HKEX Connect Hall *

The HKEX Connect Hall is an iconic venue for Hong Kong’s financial community that exemplifies HKEX’s mission in connecting global markets and forging lasting relationships. It is home to HKEX Museum of Finance, which tells the story of Hong Kong’s financial markets and HKEX, and what the future may hold.

The general visit will feature exclusive screenings of the HKEX’s corporate and stock connect videos, an overview of the Hong Kong Exchanges and its markets as well as a tour of the Museums of Finance.

* Please bring along valid photo identification documents for on-site identity verification purposes before entering the HKEX Connect Hall. 

16:00 - 17:00
Office Holders’ Debriefing Meeting
Venue: N102, HKCEC
18:30 - 21:00
Farewell Dinner
Venue: N201, HKCEC
05 Dec 2019 (Thursday)
07:15 - 20:30
Optional Side Trip to Dongguan & Foshan

5-7 December 2019 (Thursday to Saturday)

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