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20th HK Forum
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

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 - 10:15 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: Hong Kong’s Vision



Patrick Nip, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

Venue: N101, HKCEC

10:15 - 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.


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

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.


1.    Paul Berriman, Group Chief Technology Officer, PCCW Limited

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.


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

Other speakers to be confirmed.

Venue: N201, HKCEC

14:15 - 15:15 The Winning Formula: Digital Marketing Innovation

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 digital marketing leaders will share their global winning strategies.


1.    Sammy Hsieh, Co-founder & CEO, iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited

2.    Quentin Wong, General Manager, Investment, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited

Other speakers to be confirmed.

Venue: N101, HKCEC

15:30 - 17:00 Regional Caucuses

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

Venue: N106-112


04 Dec 2019 (Wednesday)
09:00 - 09:45 Awards Presentation Ceremony

Venue: N101, HKCEC

10:00 - 12:15 Young Executive Programme

Young innovators will share their ideas and insights on how business could embrace innovations and technologies, and stay competitive in the digital era.


1.    Kevin Lee, Founder and CEO, Redspots Creative

2.    Alvin Hung, Executive Chairman and Founder, Vyond

3.    Andy Lam, Founder and CEO, A&A Limited

4.    Fiona Lau, Co-founder and COO, Starling Labs Limited - SHOPLINE

Venue: N106-108, HKCEC

10:00 - 12:15 Asian E-tailing Summit

Venue: Hall 1A, HKCEC

12:45 - 14:15 Keynote Luncheon
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: Maxim’s Palace (2/F, Low Block, City Hall, Central, Hong Kong)


Side Trip Programme

Side Trip to Dongguan & Foshan


- 07 Dec 2019

Registration Deadline:

18 Oct 2019

Participation Fee:

HK$6,000 per head (Single Room)

HK$5,000 per head (Double Room)


No refund after 18 October 2019

05 Dec 2019 (Thursday)
07:45 Assemble at Harbour Road Entrance of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
08:00 Depart from Hong Kong to Dongguan
10:00 Visit Shengyi Technology (生益科技)

Shengyi Technology Co., Ltd. (SYTECH), founded in 1985, is a global leading supplier of electronic circuit base materials which integrates R&D, production, sales, marketing and technical services. It is invested and set up by Hong Kong’s AVA International Limited (one of the major shareholders). After more than 30 years of development, SYTECH produced more than 88 million square meters of laminate materials in 2018.

Shengyi products could be applied to products such as home appliances, portable and consumable electronics, automobiles, computers, aerospace, communication networking as well as other high-end electronic products.

SYTECH’s leading products are qualified by many world-famous companies, such as Huawei, ZTE, Nokia, Bosch, Lenovo, Sony, Samsung and Philips. Products are exported to many countries and regions including America, Europe, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia.

SYTECH is headquartered in Dongguan, establishing wholly-owned subsidiaries and holding companies in Hong Kong and other regions, with nearly 10,000 employees in the group.

11:30 Depart for Networking Luncheon
12:00 Networking Luncheon with Dongguan Enterprises
14:00 Depart for Songshan Lake Xbot Park (松山湖機器人基地)
14:15 Visit Songshan Lake Xbot Park (松山湖機器人基地)

Songshan Lake Xbot Park is a startup incubator that specializes in entrepreneurial incubation in the field of robotics and smart hardware, established by Professor Li Zexiang of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Xbot Park aims to equip innovators with the resources needed for entrepreneurship, including entrepreneurial mentorship, seed funding, and supply chain support. By building a complete robotics ecosystem, Xbot Park allows incubated teams and enterprises to develop stronger core competitive advantages, cultivate more world brands, and realize the benefits of technological innovation in our everyday lives quickly.

15:30 Depart for Meeting with Dongguan's Government Officials
16:30 Courtesy Call on Dongguan Government
18:00 Networking Dinner hosted by Dongguan's Government Officials
20:00 Check in Pullman Forum Hotel Dongguan


06 Dec 2019 (Friday)
07:45 Check out and gather at hotel lobby
08:00 Depart from Dongguan to Foshan
10:30 Courtesy Call on Foshan Government
12:00 Luncheon hosted by Foshan Government Officials
14:30 Visit Midea Corporate Research Center (美的集團中央研究院)

Midea is a technology group of consumer electronics, HVAC (暖通空調), robotics and automation systems, and intelligent supply chain (logistics), offering a wide range of products and services, including kitchen appliances, refrigerators, washing machines, and small appliances.

Midea was founded in 1968 in Guangdong, China, and its business and customers have been spread all over the world. With approximately 200 subsidiaries, more than 60 overseas branches and 12 strategic business units worldwide, Midea has approximately 135,000 employees worldwide and operates in more than 200 countries and territories with 22 settlement currencies. At the same time, Midea is the largest shareholder of the world's leading robotic intelligent automation company KUKA Group (about 95%).

Midea has developed its business in Hong Kong since 1986, with wide range of home appliances businesses nowadays. It was awarded 4 times of "Consumer favorite Chinese brand – Consumer Award” which was jointly organized by Ming Pao and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

15:30 Depart for Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Cultural Center (周大福珠寶文化中心)
16:00 Visit Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Cultural Center (周大福珠寶文化中心)

Founded in 1929, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited is a jewellery business of the Chow Tai Fook Group, and listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in December 2011.

With an extensive retail network on the Mainland China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and the United States, and a fast-growing e-commerce business, the Group is implementing effective online-to-offline (O2O) strategies to succeed in today’s omni-channel retail environment. As of 31 March 2019, there are over 3,000 retail outlets across the world.

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Culture Center located in Shunde Lunjiao town (順德倫教鎮), a famous jewellery town in China. It is a showcase of the Group’s commitment to innovation and craftsmanship.

17:30 Depart for Foshan Shunde Marriott Hotel
18:00 Check in Foshan Shunde Marriott Hotel
18:30 Casual dinner (To be self-arranged by delegates)


07 Dec 2019 (Saturday)
08:45 Check out and gather at hotel lobby
09:00 Depart for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Techonology Exhibition and Exchange Centre (三山新城粵港澳科技展示交流中心)
10:00 Visit Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Techonology Exhibition and Exchange Centre (三山新城粵港澳科技展示交流中心)

Sanshan New City of Foshan has attracted the establishment of a pool of incubator platforms for youth innovation and entrepreneurship, including Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Techonology Exhibition and Exchange Centre.

Foshan as the leading manufacturing hub in the Greater Bay Area, has been driven by the Central government to undergo manufacturing transformation and upgrade, and promote high-end services cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.

Setting up company in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Techonology Exhibition and Exchange Centre at Foshan, Hong Kong companies could help upgrade and transform local factories to become more intelligent.

11:30 Casual lunch arranged by TDC
12:40 Depart from Foshan to廣州南高鐵站
14:10 Depart from 廣州南高鐵站 to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station via the High Speed Rail
15:15 Arrive at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

Young Executive Programme

“Embracing Innovations and Technologies: A game-changing philosophy”

4 December 2019 (Wednesday), N106-108, HKCEC

“People find change uncomfortable, and many aren’t willing to change until it’s too late. For entrepreneurs, innovators, and all-around game-changers, though, successful disruption is the ultimate goal. If you want to disrupt your industry or the competition, however, you will likely have to disrupt your own business first.” – Robert Glazer

Young innovators will share their ideas and insights on how businesses could embrace innovations and technologies, and stay competitive in the digital era. Get to know how young minds and talents are creating new business models, improving operational efficiency, and fostering more business opportunities.


Confirmed Speakers:

  1. Kevin Lee, Founder and CEO, Redspots Creative
  2. Alvin Hung,Executive Chairman and Founder, Vyond
  3. Andy Lam, Founder and CEO, A&A Limited
  4. Fiona Lau, Co-founder and COO, Starling Labs Limited - SHOPLINE


10:00am – 10:05am Programme starts and guests to be seated
10:05am – 11:05am Panel Discussion
11:05am – 11:15am Q&A session
11:15am – 12:15pm Networking Session
12:15pm Programme Ends

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