(Member associates are welcome to join as observers)
Welcome Remarks: Dennis Chiu, Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide
Opening Remarks: Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC
Moderator: Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research, HKTDC
Patrick Nip, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
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.
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
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
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
Asia and Australasia (Room N106-108)
Europe (Room N111-112)
Americas (Room N109-110)
Young innovators will share their ideas and insights on how business could embrace innovations and technologies, and stay competitive in the digital era.
Moderator: Ir Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
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.
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.
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.
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