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New World Development Company Limited

Adrian Cheng

As CEO of New World Development Company Limited (HKEx:0017), Adrian oversees the strategy and operations across this US$ 77.4 billion* group. He is reinventing

the 50-year old business by building a growing ecosystem of property development, infrastructure, healthcare, education, retail, hospitality projects and more. His vision in injecting sustainability, culture and innovation into his portfolio of businesses has led to several iconic projects in Greater China.

At 29 years old, Adrian founded the K11 brand, which intertwines art and commerce through shopping malls, offices and hospitality catering to Millennial and Gen Z consumers. His concept brand K11 is expanding its footprint to 40 projects across 10 Chinese cities in 5 years.

In 2019, Adrian launched Victoria Dockside, a US$ 2.6 billion cultural district that includes cultural-retail flagship K11 MUSEA, K11 ATELIER offices, K11 ARTUS luxury residence, and Rosewood Hotel’s first Hong Kong property. He also provides early-stage funding to technology start-ups and platforms that appeal to younger generation consumers, with several successful investments.

A graduate of Harvard University, he is the youngest person in Hong Kong to receive the Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters in 2017 by the French Government, was listed by Fortune as a “40 Under 40” global business star and a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in 2012.

Adrian’s dedication to Creating Shared Value to connect business success with social progress has won him the Shared Value Champion Award for two consecutive years since 2020, the first CEO in Asia to claim this title.

Digital Artist

Akiko Yamashita

Akiko Yamashita is a Japanese artist best known for projection mapping and light installations, currently based in Los Angeles. Her artworks explore visual illusions created with 3D animation inspired by patterns and movements in nature and the full spectrum of prism colors. Often her works transform physical objects or space into another dimension with animated lights.

Yamashita enjoys working with music, fashion and architecture providing solutions to light up the environment. Her light hallway Portal (2015) won A’Design Silver Awards. Interactive flower projection Hana Fubuki (2019) was exhibited in the Main Gallery at Artechouse DC as a part of In Peaks Bloom exhibition. She was featured in Apple keynote’s films as one of the new generation of makers.

Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation
The Great Eagle Company Limited

Akina Ho

Akina has over 20 years of experience in change management, innovative technology, consulting, finance, hospitality and global sales operations management experience starting from the Silicon Valley to worldwide. She is now leading a new department at Great Eagle to execute digital transformation and innovation at the group level and across all subsidiaries globally. She is also starting a new startup building a marketplace for experiences in Web3 (Metaverse & NFT). She is part of the Investment Committee that evaluate start-ups in cutting-edge technology and disruptive business model across different industries. In the short time she has been with Great Eagle, she has been able to push for IoT deployment, drone technology, ERP, HR and other transformation projects that resulted in receiving rewards like the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards 2019 and other awards for great leadership, digital transformation & innovation, social innovation and etc. She was one of the Executive that helped a built a Unicorn in Hong Kong 2017 with investors from FoxConn and Softbank. Akina is a respected guest speaker, panelist and guest professor with notable media appearances on Bloomberg and Fox International. She covers leading technologies like NFTs and metaverse, and topics on digital transformation, big data, security, digital marketing, HR, IoT and Customer Experience. She is the Head of Global Business Model Consultancy for the AllStarsWomen NFT Club & DAO, a Board Member of Hong Kong PropTech Association (HKPTA) and an Advisor to BEETc.

Secretary for Innovation and Technology
Hong Kong SAR

Alfred Sit Wing-hang, JP

Mr Alfred Sit joined the Government as Assistant Electrical and Mechanical Engineer in 1984 and was promoted to Chief Electrical and Mechanical Engineer in 2001, to Government Electrical and Mechanical Engineer in 2007, to Deputy Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services in 2011. He was Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services and Electrical and Mechanical Services Trading Fund General Manager since October 2017. On 22 April 2020, Mr Sit was appointed Secretary for Innovation and Technology.

Mr Sit is an electrical engineer by profession and has over 30 years’ experience in public administration. He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He was the President of the Hong Kong Institution of Facility Management and Chairman of the Biomedical Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

Mr Sit holds the Associateship in Electrical Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic and a master degree in Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has also attended the Harvard Business School.

Managing Editor

Alison Tudor-Ackroyd

Alison joined Alibaba Group in 2021 as Managing Editor of its corporate newsroom Alizila. Alison is an award-winning, multimedia editor with over two decades of experience in journalism at publications including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and most recently, the South China Morning Post. In her career, she has worked as a financial and business correspondent in Tokyo, London, Milan, Paris and for the last 11 years in Hong Kong. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Politics from Durham University.

CEO & Executive Director
Crystal International Group

Andrew Lo

Mr. Lo Ching Leung Andrew, is the Chief Executive Officer and executive director of the Crystal International Group Limited (listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange, stock code: 2232), one of the world largest apparel manufacturers. With around 30 years of experience in the apparel manufacturing industry, he is now primarily responsible for formulating and overseeing the overall development strategies and operation of the Group.

Mr. Lo served as a softgoods sub-committee member of The Hong Kong Exporters’ Association from 2003 to 2007, as well as a director of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel from 2010 to 2016. He has been a director of the Textile Council of Hong Kong Limited since 2014. Mr. Lo was a member of the Textiles Advisory Board from 2013 to 2018 and was a member of the Trade and Industry Advisory Board from 2017 to 2019. He has been a director of Law’s Foundation Limited since 2018.

Mr. Lo graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in arts.

Head of Sustainable Finance, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong

Carrie Ng

Carrie is an International Manager at HSBC and has worked internationally with the bank throughout her career. She is currently Head of Sustainable Finance for HSBC Hong Kong Commercial Banking where she is responsible for driving the ESG agenda in the business. Prior to this, Carrie was Head of Commercial Banking in Guernsey for HSBC where, in addition to running the commercial banking business, she led the launch of the Sustainable Finance Proposition for the bank in Channel Islands and Isle of Man and sat on various government and industry green strategy groups. Carrie has also worked in multiple cities in Asia and Europe managing corporates of various sizes and leading internal change programmes for HSBC.

Carrie is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion as well as international trade, having spoken at forums such as the UK All-Party Parliamentary Groups Roundtable to advise UK MPs. She was named one of the Top 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders by EMPower and Yahoo Finance in 2019.

Managing Director
Blue Pool Capital

Chris Wu

Mr. Christopher Wu is a Managing Director of Blue Pool Capital where he focuses on venture capital, cryptocurrencies, and private equity investments globally. Prior to joining Blue Pool, Mr. Wu worked at Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia in Hong Kong and The Carlyle Group in New York where he focused on U.S. buyout investment opportunities in the telecommunications and media sectors. He started his career in New York with UBS. Mr. Wu received his BS from Carnegie Mellon University and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Head of Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong

Christina Ong

Christina Ong is Head of Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong, HSBC.

Ms Ong is responsible for driving the growth of HSBC’s business banking franchise in Hong Kong, strengthening the Bank’s commitment to support SMEs and startups through its expertise, extensive network and continuous digital innovations.

With more than 25 years of experience with HSBC, Christina has held various key management roles spanning client coverage across SMEs, mid-market segment and large corporates, strategy and propositions, as well as marketing.

In her previous role as Managing Director, Corporate, Commercial Banking in Hong Kong, Ms Ong had been instrumental in building HSBC’s industry specialty corporate coverage strategy, and in driving digital and sustainable initiatives for corporate clients. She was in charge of a diverse portfolio of corporates, such as industrials, infrastructure, capital projects, professional services, healthcare, technology, consumer retail and apparels.

Ms Ong is also active promotor of diversity and inclusion culture in HSBC. She is the Founding Chairman of HSBC Women’s Network, an employee resources group that aims to support women’s professional growth.

Executive Director
Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund

Cindy Chow

Cindy Chow has been the Executive Director of the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund since 2015. The Fund’s mission is to help Hong Kong-based entrepreneurs and young people realize their dreams and visions for their businesses and communities. To fulfil this mission, the Fund invests into startup companies and organises various activities to bolster innovation and entrepreneurship.

Cindy joined Alibaba Group in 2007 and has worked in the financial control and planning capacity, most recently as the Senior Director of International Finance until she assumes her current role. Before joining Alibaba, Cindy has worked in a number of Hong Kong listed companies, specialising in financing, and management reporting and planning.

Cindy holds a Master of Business Administration and is a certified public accountant. She is a member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation and the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research of the HK SAR Government, the Chairperson of Cyberport Investor Network, a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Global Alumni Board of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a member of HKUST Business School Accounting Advisory Board, an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation and more. Through different initiatives launched by the Fund and in her own capacity, Cindy aspires to help entrepreneurs and young people to realise their dreams for a better community.

Co-founder & Co-chairman
Two Sigma

David Siegel

David Siegel is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He co-founded Two Sigma, a financial sciences company, with the belief that innovative technology and data science could help discover value in the world’s data. Today, Two Sigma drives transformations across the financial services industry in investment management, venture capital, private equity, and insurance.

David’s philanthropic efforts underscore his conviction that education, science, and technology are the keys to a better world. In keeping with this vision, he founded Siegel Family Endowment in 2011 to support organizations and leaders that will understand and shape the impact of technology on society.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation and is Chairman of the Cornell Tech Council. David also serves as Vice-Chair of the Scratch Foundation, an organization he co-founded in 2014 to support Scratch, a programming language and online community for children. In addition, he is a board member of NYC FIRST, FIRST National, Khan Academy, and Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.

He received his BS in electrical engineering from Princeton and his PhD in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he conducted research at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Chief Strategy, Sustainability and Governance Officer
CLP Holdings Limited

David Simmonds

Mr Simmonds is responsible for CLP Group strategic planning and the strategy agenda as well as driving the Group’s sustainability agenda and ensuring that it is embedded into the business.

He is also responsible for managing the investments and ventures that help support CLP’s growth strategy, the Group’s investments in South East Asia and Taiwan and the Group’s property development activities.

In addition, Mr Simmonds is the Group General Counsel & Company Secretary of CLP Holdings, responsible for the provision of legal, corporate secretarial and insurance services across the Group.

Mr Simmonds is a Vice-President of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI) and is a Fellow of both The Chartered Governance Institute and HKCGI. He is also a Board Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau and a member of The Asia Society.

Mr Simmonds holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

Chief Public Mission Officer

Eric Chan

Ir. Chan is in charge of building the digital technology start-up ecosystem at Cyberport, with the mission to inspire the next generation, nurture the entrepreneurial spirit, and to empower global ambition, by providing comprehensive entrepreneurship programmes, funding support and international partnership to connect start-ups to customers, investors and technology providers in support of their scale-up journey.

Ir. Chan has over 30 years’ experience in the ICT, technology and service industry, a chartered engineer, a chartered marketer and a Fellow of Institution of Engineering & Technology (UK). Prior to joining Cyberport, Chan was a Director at HGC Global Communication; and has held various senior positions in global telecom and IT services companies. Ir. Chan has been active in public services including education, industrial training, professional bodies and charitable organisations. Chan is a frequent speaker at conferences and serves on the judging panels of many international ICT and innovation awards.

Ir. Chan holds a BSc. (Hon) degree in Engineering from University of London, a Master degree in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, and has received Senior Executive Education from INSEAD (France) and IESE (Spain) business schools. Ir. Chan is the Chairman of Knowledge Management Development Center, Vice Chairman of ICT Industrial Training Advisory Committee (ICT Qualification Framework), Vice Chairman of HK Next Generation Internet Society, a member of Curriculum Development Council under Education Bureau and Vice President of Family First Foundation.

Chief Executive Officer
South China Morning Post

Gary Liu

Gary Liu is CEO of the South China Morning Post, a global news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Gary was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2019.

Prior to joining the SCMP in January 2017, Gary was CEO of Digg, spearheading the New York startup’s transformation from aggregator to a data-driven news platform. Previously, Gary was Head of Labs at Spotify, after joining the company as Global Director of Ad Product Strategy. Gary has also worked at AOL and Google.

Born in the United States, Gary grew up in Taiwan and New Zealand, before returning to the American Northeast where he lived and worked for 20 years. He currently lives in Hong Kong with his wife Katrina, a pediatric dentist. Gary is an Economics graduate from Harvard University.

Executive Vice Chairman
Alibaba Group

Joe Tsai

Joe Tsai joined our company in 1999 as one of our 18 founders. He served as our chief financial officer until May 2013 and is currently the executive vice chairman of the company. Joe oversees Alibaba's strategic acquisitions and investments. He has been a member of our board of directors since our inception, and is a founding member of the Alibaba Partnership, serving on our partnership committee.

Joe serves on the boards of several of Alibaba's investee companies, including Koubei (local services), Ele.me (food delivery), Cainiao Network (logistics) and Magic Leap.

From 1995 to 1999, Joe was a private equity investor based in Hong Kong with Investor AB, the main investment vehicle of Sweden's Wallenberg family. Prior to that, he was general counsel of Rosecliff, Inc., a New York management buyout firm, and from 1990 to 1993, was a tax associate with the New York-based law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Joe is qualified to practice law in the State of New York. He received his bachelor's degree in Economics and East Asian Studies from Yale College and a juris doctor from Yale Law School.

Chief Investment Officer

Johnny Chan

Mr Johnny Chan is the Chief Investment Officer of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited and is mainly responsible for managing the Cyberport Macro Fund. He leads the investment strategies and all aspect of the Fund’s developments. He also oversees the relationship management and development of the Cyberport Investor Network (CIN). He was a member of the Cyberport Advisory Panel until September 2018.

Possessing 35 years of experience in the banking and investment fields, Mr Chan had held various senior-level positions previously. He is the CIO of Softech Investment Management, which has been the manager of the Government’s Applied Research Fund since 2000. He was the Founder/CEO of Crosby Capital Limited from 2000 to 2013, Chairman and CIO of Crosby Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited until 2016.

Mr Chan also served different advisory committees, including the Advisory Committee of the Innovation of Technology Commission and numerous committees of the HKTDC.

Mr Chan obtained a BA Hons Economics from the London Metropolitan University and an MBA from CASS Business School, City, University of London. He is a fellow of FINSIA and holds a Post Graduate Diploma of the Securities Institute of Australia.

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited

Kenny Koo

Kenny Koo Sing-fai Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited

Mr Kenny Koo Sing-fai has been Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH or the company) since August 2018. He joined the HWL Group in 2006 and became Director of Enterprise and International Business of the company in 2014. He led the corporate market and international services, business and development aspects of the mobile business until 2015 when joined Hutchison Asia Telecom Group (HAT) as Chief Commercial Officer of Vietnamobile and General Manager - International Services , overseeing and managing HAT’s mobile operations in high-growth markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia. Mr Koo re-joined HTHKH in 2017 as Director of Roaming and Services Development and became Chief Commercial Officer in January 2018.

Mr Koo spearheaded the Company’s pioneering mobile projects with renowned strategic partners such as Apple, Facebook, WhatsApp, Microsoft and Google since mobile internet boomed. He is instrumental in driving new business strategies and bringing in new elements as the Company is developing cloud computing, big data and IoT solutions to create an ecosystem for Hong Kong’s smart city initiatives and a new digital Internet economy.

Mr Koo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and has more than 24 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

Two Sigma Asia-Pacific

Kenny Lam

Kenny is CEO for Two Sigma Asia-Pacific. Two Sigma is one of the world’s largest systematic investment firms with AUM of about USD 60 billion. It is also recognized as a pioneer in applying data science and advanced technology in the fields of investment management, securities and insurance. As CEO of Two Sigma Asia-Pacific, Kenny oversees Two Sigma in Asia with offices in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Two Sigma, Kenny was Group President of Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: Noah). Noah is China’s largest independent wealth manager, having advised on over USD 85 billion in allocation of assets for the nation’s high net worth individuals and leading institutions.

Prior to Noah, Kenny was Global Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company, as a co-leader of its Asia Financial Institutional Practice serving leading financial institutions in 13 markets in Asia. He was one of the fastest rising partners of McKinsey in Asia when elected a Global Partner six years after he joined McKinsey. He was Chairman of McKinsey’s Evaluation Committee in Greater China. At McKinsey, he has advised governments and regulators on transformation of financial hubs, including the creation of the Private Wealth Management Association and the strategic positioning of Hong Kong as a wealth and asset management hub.

Kenny is actively involved in the broader business community in Asia. He is Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of the Wharton School in Asia, serves on the Business Leaders Council for the Government of Canada (through the Asia-Pacific Foundation) and is a member of the Asia Pacific Leadership Council of the Nature Conservancy.

He is an independent board member of Smartone Telecommunications in Hong Kong (HKSE: 315), a leading telecommunications provider in Hong Kong, and a board member of the Bank of East Asia (China), one of the largest foreign banks in China. He is appointed as an advisor to Our Hong Kong Foundation, one of the most influential think tanks on the development of Hong Kong.

Kenny graduated with a finance degree, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton Scholar and Benjamin Franklin Scholar, and a law degree from Oxford University. He has been frequently profiled and interviewed on global media such as Bloomberg and CNN and speaks frequently in global financial conferences.

Senior Vice President
Ant Group

LeiMing Chen

Mr. Leiming Chen serves as Senior Vice President of Ant Group, responsible for International Public Policy and Government Affairs. Mr. Chen joined Ant Group in March 2016 and served as our general counsel from March 2016 to May 2020. In his day-to-day responsibilities, Mr. Chen undertakes a broad range of public policy and regulatory engagement with respect to Ant Group’s international business activities.

Prior to joining Ant Group, Mr. Chen was a Partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a New York-based international law firm, where he worked on a variety of equity and debt offerings and mergers and acquisitions, including his lead role in advising Alibaba Group in its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014. Mr. Chen has extensive experience in corporate governance and regulatory matters. Mr. Chen is qualified to practice law in the State of New York and is a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong.

Mr. Chen received his J.D. in 1994 from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in Toronto, Canada.

Chef Fintech Officer, Fintech Facilitation Office
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Nelson Chow

Mr Nelson Chow has been appointed to the present position from 1 September 2016 with responsibilities for facilitating the healthy development of the fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong and promoting Hong Kong as a fintech hub in Asia. He joined the HKMA in 2004 and was responsible for the supervision of banks’ technology risk management and business continuity planning as well as the formulation of related policies and guidelines. He was the Deputy Chief Representative of the New York Office in 2010. After returning to Hong Kong in 2013, he took up responsibilities to supervise banks’ operational risk management and perform macro-prudential data analysis. Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr Chow was a Vice President of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. responsible for information risk management of the Asia Pacific region.


Nicolas Aguzin

Nicolas Aguzin joined HKEX as Chief Executive Officer on 24 May 2021 from J.P. Morgan, where he was most recently Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan’s International Private Bank. Mr Aguzin has been based in Hong Kong since 2012.

From 2013 to 2020, Mr Aguzin was CEO, J.P. Morgan, Asia Pacific where he was responsible for all the firm’s business across 17 markets. Mr Aguzin presided over some of the firm’s major expansion efforts during the period, including establishing itself in China as one of the few international financial institutions with a full range of services and capabilities; including a fully-owned locally incorporated commercial bank, a majority-owned securities company, an asset management company and a futures and options company. Concurrent with his Asia CEO role, Mr Aguzin also ran J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking division in Asia. During his tenure the bank rose to become one of the leading investment banks in the Asia Pacific region.

Mr Aguzin joined J.P. Morgan in 1990 in Buenos Aires as a financial analyst. Between 1990 and 2005, he held a variety of roles in New York and Buenos Aires, and in 2005 he was appointed as CEO, Latin America. In 2008 and 2009, in addition to his responsibilities as CEO, Latin America and Head of Latin America Investment Banking, he served as Senior Country Officer for Brazil.

Mr Aguzin holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the US and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

Head of Investment

Raymond Wong

Raymond Wong, Head of Investment, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), manages the HKSTP Venture Fund and Investor Engagement departments. He has over 25 years of extensive financial services experience in venture capital, private equity investment, and investment banking in Asia Pacific. Prior to HKSTP, Raymond was with HSBC Private Equity Asia for 16 years. Active in the VC and PE circle, Raymond is a member of the Venture Committee, Hong Kong VC & PE Association and a director of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network.

Raymond has a MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering from University of Toronto.

Chief Information Officer, Wholesale - Asia Pacific

Richard Lord

Mr. Richard Lord is a Managing Director and the Regional Chief Information Officer, Wholesale, ASP at HSBC. Mr. Lord sits on the Executive Committee of the Commercial Bank in ASP.

Mr. Lord has extensive experience working with contemporary technologies to drive innovation and change, across a variety of industries. Prior to joining HSBC, he was Deputy Global CIO for a major advertising holding company. Before that, he was an entrepreneur, having founded one of the very first internet technology companies in Australia in the early 1990s.

Mr. Lord is a passionate advocate of innovation and leveraging technology to improve the experience and value provided to customers and colleagues. He has championed programs for co-creation and internal innovation and is active in engaging start-ups, fintechs and innovators across the region.

Mr. Lord is an active champion for equality and meritocracy in the workplace and sits as Co-Chair of HSBC’s Balance Employee Resources Group for gender diversity and the HSBC Male Allies in Hong Kong.

Managing Director, Valuation Advisory Services

Ricky Lee

Ricky Lee is a Managing Director in the Valuation Advisory Services to lead the financial valuation practices in Hong Kong and has provided independent valuation services on business enterprises, intangible assets, portfolio investments and financial instruments in Greater China and Asia for more than 20 years. He is a current member of the Financial Reporting Valuation Panel which acts in an advisory capacity to the Financial Reporting Standards Committee (“FRSC”) of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”) on financial reporting related valuation and present Secretary (and former President) of the American Society of Appraisers Hong Kong Chapter.

Ricky performs valuations for tax filing and in compliance with impairment test, purchase price allocation, share based compensation, mark to market derivatives, mezzanine instrument bifurcation under IFRS and US financial accounting for private equity funds, Chinese and multinational companies. In addition, Ricky provides pricing advisory services for the purposes of joint ventures, litigation, M&A and public listing.

He have served major clients including Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, CK Hutchison Group, New World Group, PCCW/HKT, Shui On Group, APT Satellite, Galaxy Entertainment, Esprit Holdings, COSCO Shipping Group, China Cinda, China Huarong, China Travel, China Everbright, Zhejiang Expressway, PLDT, HP 3Com, Ball Corporations, Cadbury, Eaton, Morgan Stanley, UPS, etc..

Technology Reporter
South China Morning Post

Xinmei Shen

Xinmei Shen is a technology reporter at the South China Morning Post. She covers China's internet trends, tech companies, regulatory issues, and the emerging space of web3, NFTs and metaverse. Previously, she was with the SCMP's tech news site Abacus and enjoyed a reporting stint at The Information while studying at the University of Hong Kong.

Co-founder & Chairman
Animoca Brands

Yat Siu

Yat Siu is a technology entrepreneur/investor based in Hong Kong. He is co-founder and chairman of Animoca Brands, an ASX-listed company focusing on leveraging popular brands, gamification, AI, blockchain, and mobile technology to make engaging apps ranging from games to fitness solutions.

Yat began his career at Atari Germany in 1990. In 1995 he moved to Hong Kong to establish Hong Kong Cybercity/Freenation, the first Asian free web page and email provider. In 1998, Yat set up Outblaze, an award-winning pioneer of multilingual white label web services. He sold Outblaze’s services business to IBM in 2009, and pivoted Outblaze to become a conglomerate specializing on cloud, AI, blockchain, and mobile software.

Yat is a director for TurnOut Ventures, a partnership between Outblaze and Turner Entertainment that brought to prominence the hugely popular emoticon character Tuzki. In 2017 he set up the Dalton Learning Lab, an afterschool lab environment that supplements Hong Kong students with skills not emphasized by the local education system, including

divergent thinking and design thinking. He is the founder of ThinkBlaze, the research arm of

Outblaze investigating socially meaningful issues in technology.

Yat has earned numerous accolades including Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum, and Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP Awards.

A classically trained musician, Yat is a member of the advisory board of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and a director of the Asian Youth Orchestra.

Head of the Greater Bay Area

Peter Mok

Peter Mok is the Head of the Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. Peter is responsible for steering HKSTP’s strategic direction and development in the Greater Bay Area. He is also accelerating joint efforts with stakeholders to promote innovation and technology.

Peter has over 30 years of experience and in-depth knowledge in technology commercialisation, corporate innovation, corporate merger and acquisition, venture capital investment, and C-Level executive recruitment. Prior to taking up his current role, he was the Head of Strategic Partnership and Incubation Programme, and set up a series of HKSTP start-up programmes, corporate venture fund, and corporate innovation initiatives. 

Peter also serves as the Board of Director of Hong Kong Business Angel Network. He also served as the Board of Director of International Business Innovation Association (InBIA). Peter holds a BA (Hons) degree from HKU, an LL.B (Hons) from the University of London, and an MBA from CUHK.

Managing Partner, Southern Region
Deloitte China

Edward Au

Edward Au is Deloitte China Southern Region Managing Partner. He is responsible for Deloitte China's offices in Southern China, which encompasses Hong Kong SAR, Changsha, Guangzhou, Hainan, Macau SAR, Shenzhen and Xiamen, and with a focus on the development of the practice in the Greater Bay Area.  He drives practice transformation, fosters talent development and advances the Firm’s presence across the region.

Edward was co-leader of the Firm’s National Public Offering Group.

Edward is one of the firm’s spokespeople on IPOs and a frequent speaker at external seminars.

Edward has been a partner of Deloitte China since 2003 with extensive experience in auditing multinational corporations, public companies and enterprises in Hong Kong, Singapore, the US, and the Chinese Mainland.

Digital Artist

Akiko Yamashita

Akiko Yamashita is a Japanese artist best known for projection mapping and light installations, currently based in Los Angeles. Her artworks explore visual illusions created with 3D animation inspired by patterns and movements in nature and the full spectrum of prism colors. Often her works transform physical objects or space into another dimension with animated lights.

Yamashita enjoys working with music, fashion and architecture providing solutions to light up the environment. Her light hallway Portal (2015) won A’Design Silver Awards. Interactive flower projection Hana Fubuki (2019) was exhibited in the Main Gallery at Artechouse DC as a part of In Peaks Bloom exhibition. She was featured in Apple keynote’s films as one of the new generation of makers.

Anima Ventures

Bauhinia Lee

Bauhinia is an Impact Venture Builder and the Founder of Anima Ventures, the first female-focused Venture Builder in Hong Kong. Anima Ventures' mission is to actively co-create, support, and innovate with female founders. She believes in building businesses with "purpose" and advocates passionately for youth, diversity, and inclusion, including gender and cognitive diversity.

As a multihatter, she often collaborates, moderates, and co-hosts workshops, panels and seminars in support of women across tech, startups and ventures, from AmCham Hong Kong to the annual Asian Financial Forum. She is most excited about synthesizing ideas and innovation across different verticals and in Web 3.0.

Bauhinia started her career in Finance, trading FX and STIR at Credit Suisse in London and Zurich. Post-Finance, she returned to Hong Kong and delved into startups as a Market Launcher for an HR-Tech startup. She enjoys reading, philosophy, horse-riding and speaks six languages, including French, German, and Spanish.

Architect / Architectural Historian

Charles Lai

Charles Lai is a British Architect and researcher in the history and conservation of Hong Kong and Asian modern architecture. He received his PhD degree in architectural history from the University of Hong Kong Department of Architecture, and a diploma degree from the AA School of Architecture in London. He currently teaches at PolyU and HKU Space. Charles is also a member of the DOCOMOMO HK Chapter.

Charles is currently a partner of the architectural studio aona and co-founder of a digital marketing and experience curatorial company Culture Lab. and focuses primarily on research and curatorial works. Charles also writes regularly for academic journals and columns. His research interests include the history of modern architecture in East and Southeast Asia, the material culture and history of Shanghai plaster, as well as the conservation of historical built heritages. His latest co-authored book, ‘The Lost Pioneers - 25 modernist buildings in Hong Kong’ was published in Jun 2021.

Make the Dot

Emilie Ho

She began her career in consulting where she led digital transformation across several industries and has since focused on the fashion supply chain, starting in the corporate venture arm of the world's largest consumer goods supply chain manager where she incubated Make the Dot, a product-led SaaS company solving collaboration problems for designers.

More recently she has taken on the role of Head of Product at an HSBC-backed start-up where she is helping fashion brands rethink how they manufacture products by integrating the physical and financial supply chains.

As an entrepreneur, she is passionate about solving tangible real-world problems.

Outside of venture building and product design, Emilie is a big fan of pottery making and cooking.


Jonathan Jay Lee

Based in Hong Kong, Taiwanese-American born Jonathan Jay Lee graduated with Departmental Honors in Illustration from Parsons School of Design. He is an award-winning illustrator whose clients have included Marvel Comics, Mercedes, San Miguel, Lamborghini, Lee Kum Kee, MINI, HSBC, Asics Tiger, Japan Tourism Board and Disney Plus. He has been a speaker at Apple, Creative Mornings, Congreso Tad, School of Creative Media, TEDx and is named World’s Best 200 Illustrators in Lürzer’s Archive. A former Professor, Jonathan has also designed and taught more than 20 courses in Illustration and Sequential Art.

Co-founder & CEO

Kelvin Tang

Kelvin is Co-Founder and CEO at PONS.ai, an AI-powered Web 3.0 Art Tech startup.

Before founding PONS.ai, his international career has spanned across incredibly diverse industries: management consulting, investment banking, rock music and neuroscience. At the age of 25, he operated in strategy & operations along with the founders and CEO at Flashbay—overseeing 800 employees globally. Prior, he was an Associate at a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) company, Expand; FinTech Strategy Project Consultant at Deutsche Börse; and worked in equity derivatives at Bank of China International (BOCI).

Kelvin holds a BSc in Neuroscience from UCL, where he was supervised by the pioneering neuroscientist and founder of neuroaesthetics, Prof. Semir Zeki. He also holds a CEMS Master's double-degree in International Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Università Bocconi in Milan, Italy.

Since 2015, Kelvin has had an interest in AI and blockchain and is a self-taught programmer in both javascript and python. Whilst a student, he co-founded and sang for PANDORA, an award-winning Hong Kong alternative rock band.


Kong Kee

Kongkee is an award-winning animation director and comic artist based in Hong Kong. In recent years, he has been advocating a “Hong Kong Punk” sci-fi art style that is well received by the public.

He is a co-founder of Penguin Lab, an animation studio established since 2008. In 2015, in collaboration with the legendary Britpop group Blur, Kongkee created the comic book “Travel to Hong Kong with Blur” for the group’s album "The Magic Whip", which became a big hit in the art and music scene. “Comics Detournements: La littérature de Hong Kong en bande dessinée” (co-authored with Chihoi) also won wide acclaim in the international literary arts circle. Original comic and animation short “Dragon’s Delusion: Preface” received the Japanese TBS channel “22nd DigiCon6 Asia Grand Prize” in 2020. His most recent work “Flower in the Mirror”, an animation video installation, has been commissioned and is currently on view at the M+ Museum.

Founder & CEO

Queenie So

Queenie is the Founder & CEO of SyZyGy, a Cyberport incubated Metaverse company specializing in 3D experience related to extended reality (XR) and hologram technology, as well as Web 3.0 business model. Together with her global team, she has been enabling clients from multiple sectors by providing technological solutions, including Art Tech solutions, that can bring a better experience to users and eventually redefine our reality. While leading the team to continuously gain several industry recognitions, Queenie is also personally being recognized by Gen.T List as the 2021 honouree.

Before tech start-up experience, Queenie is a social entrepreneur focusing on cognitive health and wellbeing domain. Her past social entrepreneurial project was selected by Clinton Global Initiative. With a long-term advocacy in building a better world through tech and social innovation, she has recently been expanding her service offering to help with local tech talent cultivation and improve elderly wellbeing from a tech angle.

Other than entrepreneurial experiences, she has also worked in the management consulting and legal industry. As a classically trained pianist, opera singer and Argentine tango dancer, Queenie is an avid lover of arts and culture.

Anyonelab / Anywherelab

Rebecca Leung

Rebecca Leung, Co-founder, AnyoneLab - with a vision to contribute on future of work and creators empowerment.

She started her career in technology and innovation since 2015. She was Regional Executive Director of e-commerce travel platform KKday, leading KKday's market expansion in the Southeast Asia. She joined Media Asia afterwards and managed their digital entertainment projects in the Greater China region, including the first cross-channel virtual concert in Asia and GenZ virtual singing competition. She was also a venture builder for technology and innovation in the past 6 years across the fields of HR, travel, retail, lifestyle, entertainment and blockchain. She is a columnist in digital medias in Hong Kong & Taiwan, the author of 《勇敢就能擁抱世界》, guest lecturer and speaker in universities on corporate innovation, career building and expansion.

Blockbusters Lab

Rubio Chan

The Blockbusters Lab co-founded by Rubio is a creative and incubating platform for launching digital collections and metaverse experiences, with a mission to help corporates, artists, and IPs alike to explore Web 3.0. With the advent of blockchain, blockbusters are not limited to movies, fiction, or stage performance. The term can be used to describe different viral and embraced experiences across Web 3.0 communities.

The Blockbusters Lab launched many exciting projects in 2021-22, including the SCMP Artifacts, (un)lost architecture, the famous movie IP spin-off Departed Apes, and Da Dark Horz.

Rubio is a serial entrepreneur. He is also the co-founder of GLO Travel, a flagship cultural travel company in Hong Kong, a TV host, a best-seller author, and a University lecturer.