CONFERENCES 2018

18 JUNE TO 30 JUNE

PROGRAM

18 JUNE

VelotradeVittorio De Angelis

Executive Chairman & Co-Founder of Velotrade

“Web-based invoice finance marketplace bringing together businesses willing to sell their trade receivables, to investors willing to advance funds”

SCHEDULE

9 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
2 PM – London / GMT
9 AM – New York / EDT

19 JUNE

IndiaTech HKPritish Sanyal

Co-Founder

“Invest, expand and grow in Asia Pacific. Bootstrapping entrepreneurship: from idea to execution”

SCHEDULE

9 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
2 PM – London / GMT
9 AM – New York / EDT

20 JUNE

Farmacy HKRaymond Mak

Co-Founder & COO

“Next generation technology allows for an unparalleled selection of colorful rare herbs & edible flowers. A transparent blockchain network to report on plant growth. Trendsetting chefs are eagerly waiting for the chance to feel our textures & taste our flavours. Hyperlocal recipe ideas are about to go viral.”

SCHEDULE

9 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
2 PM – London / GMT
9 AM – New York / EDT

21 JUNE

NATIVESAMY PAN

Co-Founder and CEO of Natives

“Starting up a language-focused business and from idea to execution: the iterative process from concept to today; the entrepreneurial journey”

SCHEDULE

9 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
2 PM – London / GMT
9 AM – New York / EDT

22 JUNE

SOAP CYCLINGPatrick Davies

General Manager at Soap Cycling

“Every day thousands of children die from diseases that can be largely prevented simply by washing with soap. Soap Cycling aims to recover that soap and put it in the hands of those who need it most”

SCHEDULE

9 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
2 PM – London / GMT
9 AM – New York / EDT

23 JUNE

INSTAREMBass Chiu

Marketing Manager at Instarem

“Cross border payments company enabling consumers, small and medium enterprises and financial institutions to make international money transfers at a low cost.”

SCHEDULE

8 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
1 PM – London / GMT
8 AM – New York / EDT

United Nations ESCAP and ESBN Taskforce on Youth & Women Entrepreneurship Youth rebroadcast conference

“Dialogue on youth and digital economy – realizing the growth potential of young entrepreneurs for sustainable development covering the topics: 1) Young Digital Entrepreneurs in Asia Pacific, 2) Improving Access to Finance for Young Entrepreneurs and 3) Enabling the Growth of Young Digital Entrepreneurs.”

SCHEDULE

9 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
2 PM – London / GMT
9 AM – New York / EDT

24 JUNE

INFOSYSMr N.R. Narayana Murthy

Founder of Infosys

Inspiring UN ESCAP APBF2018 keynote rebroadcast: “Economic transformation through innovation and technology”

SCHEDULE

8 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
1 PM – London / GMT
8 AM – New York / EDT

UN ESCAP APBF 2018 Entrepreneurship Impact

leapfrogging into the innovative future and nurturing AP-based entrepreneurial ecosystems

“Discussing the impact of entrepreneurship and convening entrepreneurs and experts in the field that are actively contributing to the Asia-Pacific impact entrepreneurial ecosystems.”

SCHEDULE

9 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
2 PM – London / GMT
9 AM – New York / EDT

25 JUNE

3BEEBOXNoel Shi

Co-Founder & Strategy Planning at 3BEEBOX

3BEEBOXSimon Kung

Finance and Operations at 3BEEBOX

3BEEBOXRyan Man

Co-Founder & Business Development at 3BEEBOX

“Bringing sampling of food, snacks, beverage, make-up, skin care and household product sampling into a new dimension”

SCHEDULE

8 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
1 PM – London / GMT
8 AM – New York / EDT

MICROSOFTRon kwok

Partner Development Manager at Microsoft

“Closing the gap between corporations and entrepreneurial communities and understanding the impact of collaboration programs on students and young professionals.”

SCHEDULE

9 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
2 PM – London / GMT
9 AM – New York / EDT

26 JUNE

HOBABIKEJoseph Sung

CEO and Co-Founder of Hobabike

“The challenges of leading a bicycle-sharing startup in Asia-Pacific, from sourcing to local policy discussion”

SCHEDULE

8 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
1 PM – London / GMT
8 AM – New York / EDT

LOUGHBOROUGH DESIGN SCHOOLAndre brito

lecturer and videographer AT Loughborough design school

LOUGHBOROUGH DESIGN SCHOOLGarrath Wilson

PhD, Lecturer in Industrial/Product Design AT Loughborough design school

“In today’s competitive world the quality of the user experience offered to customers is increasingly a key differentiator in the marketplace. Customer behavior is changing and businesses are built upon stereotypes of ordinary people and their everyday lives/ambitions. A limited understanding of the experience that customers aim towards when interacting with products or services can lead to market failure or slow growth.”

SCHEDULE

9 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
2 PM – London / GMT
9 AM – New York / EDT

27 JUNE

HKU Department of SociologyTommy Tse

Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Media and Culture) at HKU Department of Sociology

HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITYFlorin Serban

Ph.D., Visiting Lecturer and Research Associate at Hong Kong Baptist University

HKUWong Chi Ping Desmond

BEng in Computer Engineering AT HKU

HKUWong Kwong Yat Felix

BEng in Computer Engineering AT HKU

“Inspiring students to broaden their interest and understanding of globalization and to articulate the impact of technology on human endeavors whilst reflecting on how technologies can be used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs).”

SCHEDULE

8 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
1 PM – London / GMT
8 AM – New York / EDT

WESURANCENatalie Fong

Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer of Wesurance

“Bringing insurance to the digital age and creating a new digital-insurance customer-centric experience that is fast, affordable and hassle-free”

SCHEDULE

9 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
2 PM – London / GMT
9 AM – New York / EDT

28 JUNE

HKUProfessor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren

PhD, Director of the Common Core at HKU

“The importance of #interdisciplinary and #interactive learning to address the demands of the 21st century workforce and to developed a set of “core competencies” such as communication, critical thinking, #collaboration, and #creativity. The Core exposes students to important cross-disciplinary knowledge that connects topics across differences instead of narrowing them to ever greater degrees of #specialization whilst providing the opportunity to deepen one’s informed ethical responsiveness to the profound #challenges the world faces at present.”

SCHEDULE

8 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
1 PM – London / GMT
8 AM – New York / EDT

EAST ASIA AT IIEPaul Turner

Director for East Asia AT IIE

“The impact and benefits of studying abroad from the perspectives of students, professionals, corporations and local ecosystems. Global scholarships are of paramount importance and IIE manages many of the world’s most prestigious ones. Through a wide variety of educational programs sponsored by the U.S. government, corporations, foundations and foreign governments, IIE annually works with thousands of U.S. and international educational institutions and more than 27,000 students, scholars and professionals around the globe”

SCHEDULE

9 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
2 PM – London / GMT
9 AM – New York / EDT

29 JUNE

A KISSING TREESerge Kisin & Ji Yeon Kwoon (Gemma)

Co-founders of A Kissing Tree

“When Serge was a kid growing up in Yugoslavia, now Serbia, he always plucked berries with his friends from the bushes growing near the family home. A Kissing Tree was setup in 2017, with a plan to bring the same high-quality berries Serge grew up eating to Asia. There isn’t a berry out there they tried that matches the natural quality, taste, and fragrance”

SCHEDULE

8 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
1 PM – London / GMT
8 AM – New York / EDT

LINK PRO CPALazzat Baitoksan

Marketing Officer at Link Pro CPA

“Supporting the Startups & SME ecosystem in Hong Kong”

SCHEDULE

9 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
2 PM – London / GMT
9 AM – New York / EDT

30 JUNE

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

“Explaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)”

SCHEDULE

8 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
1 PM – London / GMT
8 AM – New York / EDT

U.N.E.Y. & W.E.T.Pedro Eloy

Chairman of United Nations ESBN Youth & Women Entrepreneurship Taskforce

“Supercharging entrepreneurship in the 53 ESCAP Asia-Pacific countries”

SCHEDULE

9 PM – Honk Kong / HKT
2 PM – London / GMT
9 AM – New York / EDT