April 10, 2017

Agenda – Day 1

Time Programme
0900 Registration / Coffee & Tea
0945 Welcome Remarks
Keynote Address
Start-up Dialogue
1030 Plenary Session: Innovation in China: a game changer for Hong Kong?

Moderator:

Prof Bernadette Tsui
(Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong)

Speakers:

  1. The Hon Nicholas W. YANG, JP
    (Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR Government)
  2. Leong CHEUNG
    (Executive Director, Charities & Community of The Hong Kong Jockey Club)
  3. Albert WONG
    (CEO, HK Science Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation)
  4. Horatio WONG
    (Partner, PwC Hong Kong)
1115 Networking Break / Transition
Topic: Finding True Fans: Love from Customers, Talent, and Partners

Moderator:

Jeffrey BROER
(Co-founder, Recime Inc.)

Speakers:

  1.  Brandon CHIANG
    (Associate, AppWorks)
  2. Estefania Almeida CORDERO
    (Venture Partner,  Click Ventures)
  3. Sandy DIAO
    (Director, Strategic Programs, Indiegogo)
  4. Tytus MICHALSKI
    (Managing Partner, Fresco Capital)
Topic: Deconstruct fast-growing companies 

Moderator:

Brian CHAN
(Head of Research, Oddup)

Speakers:

  1. Ray CHAN
    (Co-founder and CEO, 9GAG)
  2. Shing CHOW
    (Founder & CEO, lalamove)
  3. Brian LO
    (General Manager, Deliveroo Hong Kong)
  4. Kenneth SHE
    (General Manager, Uber HK)
  5. Timothy YU
    (Founder & CEO, Snapask)
Topic: Future of Travel Entrepreneurs

Moderator:

Zela CHIN
(Principal reporter/producer for the weekly business program “Money Magazine” on TVB)

Speaker:

  1. Paul CHAN
    (Co-founder & CEO, Walk in Hong Kong)
  2. Jamie CHEUNG
    (Co-founder and Director, Eastern Vision)
  3. Eric GNOCK
    (Co-Founder & President, Klook Travel)
  4. Ming Wai LAU
    (Deputy Chairman, Board of the Ocean Park Corporation)
  5. Bennett LEUNG
    (Creative Director, Tink Labs)
Topic: Book Smart vs. Street Smart

Moderator:

Leona WONG
(CMO, Central Exchange; Columnist)

Speaker:

  1. William CHAN
    (Co-founder, Visual Squares Ltd)
  2. FUNG Kam Keung
    (Founder and Director, iSafe)
  3. Steven KWOK
    (Author, Hea富學)
  4. Stephen PO
    (CEO, QooApp)
1230 Lunch / Start-up Exhibition
“Close Encounter with the Pro” 

  1. Dr SC KIM (Director, Technology Transfer Office, HKU)Innovation and Technology Commercialisation
  2. Ada WONG (Convenor, GoodLab)Can all businesses be social businesses?
  3. Jacqueline CHONG (Chief Strategy Officer, Green Tomato Limited) Find customers before you have a product
  4. Dr Henry LAU (Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, HKU) The Myth of Virtual Reality
  5. Eugene LEUNG (Business Development Director & General Manager, Gold Coast Motor Festival) – What’s inside the mind of an investor?
  6. Professor CHEN Guanhua (Co-founder, Hong Kong X Technology Startup Platform; Professor, Department of Chemistry, HKU) Startup Ecosystem in Hong Kong: HKX Tech Perspective
  7. Mr. Ray CHAN (CEO and Co-founder, 9GAG)The Story of 9GAG
  8. Mr. Brian CHAN (Chief Research Officer, Oddup)The Dark Side of Entrepreneur Life
  9. Mr. Leong CHEUNG (Executive Director, Charities & Community of The Hong Kong Jockey Club) – How to start and run a Social Enterprise”
  10. Ms. Christine Ma Lau (Founder and Principal, JEMS Learning House) – “For education, NOT for money”
  11. Dov MORAN (Managing Partner, Grove Ventures; USB memory stick inventor) – What makes an entrepreneur successful
1400

Keynote: A Tale of Three Cities: Innovations and Creativity

Moderator:

Anjani Trivedi
     (Columnist, Heard on the Street, The Wall Street Journal)

Speakers:

  1. Net JACOBSSON
    (Co-Founder & Partner, SparkLabs Global Ventures)
  2. Prof John KAO (Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global)
  3. Antony LEUNG
    (Chairman & CEO, Nan Fung Group)
  4.  Dov MORAN
    (Managing Partner, Grove Ventures; USB memory stick)
  5. Alex WANG
    (Management Partner, Cybernaut Investment Group)
1500 Transition
Topic: FinTech – A promising future?

Moderator:  

Dr. Toa CHARM Ka-ieong
    (Chief Public Mission Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited)

Speakers:

  1. Yosha GUPTA
    (Founder & CEO, LafaLafa) 
  2. Veronika KUZNETSOVA
    (Managing Director, SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator)

  3. Simon LOONG
    (Founder & CEO, WeLab)
  4. Medhy SOUIDI
    (Catalyst of FinTech, Regtech, Legaltech, Investments, Mettā)
Topic: Social Media in New Media Landscape

Moderator:

    SO King Hang
    (Producer,  RTHK)

Speakers:

  1. George CHEN
    (Head of Public Policy, Hong Kong & Taiwan, Facebook)
  2. LAM Yat Hei
    (Co-founder, TVMost)
  3. LAW Wing Chung
    (Former Political Assistant to Financial Secretary, HKSAR Government)
Topic: Is Hong Kong an ideal place for IoT startups?

Moderator:

Prof Paul CHEUNG
(Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong
)

Speakers:

  1. Jessie LAM
    (Head of Finance
    , Brinc)
  2. Laurent Le PEN
    (Founder & CEO Omate)
  3. Florian SIMMENDINGER
    (CEO & Co-founder, Soundbrenner Limited) 
Topic: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem- Youth, Lifestyle and Innovation

Speakers:

  1. Tsing YU
    (CEO,  YOU+ International Youth Community)
Pitching Demonstration 

  1. Longevity Design House
  2. Pokeguide
  3. R-Guardian
  4. Peacify
  5. Medexo Robotics
  6. Recipio
Networking Break
1630 Topic: Out-of-box thinking leads to social good (Presented by DBS Foundation)

Moderator:

Kelvin CHEUNG
   (COO, GoodLab)


Speakers:

  1. Boris CHAN
    (Senior Vice President, SME Banking Centre Head,  Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited)
  2. Siu-man HSU
    (Supervisor (Student Counselling), The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups)
  3. Genta KONDO
    (Catalyst, Mission ARM Japan) 
  4. Patricia LAU
    (Deputy Head, the Efficiency Unit of SAR Governement)
  5. Pat DWYER
    (Director and Founder of The Purpose Business)
Topic: The Truth about E-commerce

Moderator:

Luke CHU
     (Chairman, Hong Kong Internet & e-Commerce Association)

Speakers:

  1. Jenny HUI
    (General Manager, Cross Border Trade, eBay Hong Kong & Taiwan)
  2. Ivan LIANG
    (Director, Small and Medium Business, PayPal)
  3. Mark WANG
    (Head of Internationalization, Shopify)
  4. Edmund WONG
    (Director, mydress)
Topic: Commerce and Creativity: Cultural Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

Moderator:

Dr. Tommy TSE
(Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong)

Speaker:

  1. Gary LIU
    (CEO, South China Morning Post)
  2. Him LO
    (Community and Learning Curator, MILL6 Foundation)
  3. KaJeng WONG
    (Local pianist/Artistic Director of Music Lab
    )
  4. Michelle YUAN
    (Founder, Asia Wedding Network
    )
Topic: Blockchain and Digitalised Future

Speakers:

  1. Di DENG
    (
    President, China Blockchain Application Research Center)
Pitching Demonstration (continue)
1730 Networking Session / End of the Day

To agenda of day 2

*Use of language: English / Putonghua / Cantonese

**The Organisers reserve the rights to amend and interpret the Forum details which are subject to final changes without prior notice

***The Organisers will arrange shuttle bus on 14 June 2017 for the participants