Formerly with Microsoft Corporation, where Steve served as General Manager of Market Development and Co-Chair of the Microsoft Business Development Forum, Steve was responsible for understanding key market trends and developments to identify their strategic implications for Microsoft and the industry. He also led the company's strategic business development opportunities leveraging Microsoft's portfolio of technology, research & development, services, marketing, distribution, partner ecosystem and investment capital.
Before Microsoft, Steve spent a few years raising capital for technology investments, mergers and acquisitions and participated on the boards of early through late stage development companies. He served as General Manager of the Lotus Messaging and Collaboration division of IBM Corporation, having previously held key executive positions in areas of business development, product strategy, management, marketing, engineering and sales.
Steve frequently delivers the keynote address at industry events. He is actively involved in promoting entrepreneurship, science & technology in education, including lectures at many leading Universities. He chaired the European Business Plan of the Year Award 2010 & 2011, became World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneer in 2012, won Frost & Sullivan's Growth Innovation Leadership award for Smart Cities and IAIR's CEO of the Year Award in 2015. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
Mr. Andrew Wu
Group President, Greater China, LVMH Group
Marco Vigano is the President of Saint Laurent Asia Pacific, leading the development of the KERING`s Parisian fashion house in Greater China, Korea, South East Asia and Australia. His responsibilities include the management of directly operated stores, wholesale distribution, and travel retail activities.
An Italian national currently living in Hong Kong, 45, he brings 20 years of marketing, retail and people management competencies acquired in different geographies across the world, with a special attention to emerging markets, mostly in the luxury and cosmetic industries.
Prior to relocating to Asia in July 2015, Marco carried out an extensive experience in Eastern Europe, leading the opening of the first Gucci (KERING) subsidiary in the Russian Federation and previously serving as Eastern Europe General Manager for Louis Vuitton (LVMH).
He also occupied the position of Worldwide Retail Performance Director at Louis Vuitton, based in Paris, where he had the opportunity to lead projects to enhance service execution, client experience and network efficiency based on the unique Louis Vuitton retail model.
Among his previous positions, Marco worked as a senior associate for McKinsey and Co. contributing to the marketing practice, assisting consumer goods companies and financial institutions. Previously, he occupied different roles within marketing, development and sales in the Luxury Products Division of L’Oreal, based in Milan and Paris. He joined the leading cosmetic company after graduating in Economics and Business studies at Catholic University of Milan.
Ms. Betty Lam
Vice President, e-Travel Retail at DFS Group Limited
Mr. Wong is a Portfolio Manager and, as a member of CBRE Clarion Securities’ Asia-Pacific research team, is responsible for the evaluation of listed real estate companies throughout the region. In addition, Mr. Wong is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s Hong Kong based office.
Mr. Wong joined CBRE Clarion Securities’ predecessor firm in 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Wong worked in various real estate research and analyst positions at Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Jones Lang LaSalle. Mr. Wong has over 25 years of real estate investment experience.
Mr. Wong earned a PhD and an MA from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Hong Kong. He is active in APREA and a member of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.
Mr. Michael Wu joined Hong Kong Maxim’s Group, the family business, in 1992. In the beginning, he gained experience working at the store and factory level and laid good foundation of managing a catering company.
He established a new line of contemporary restaurants called m.a.x. concepts in 1998 including Cafe Landmark, Thai Basil, Simplylife etc.
Later in 2000, Mr. Wu introduced Starbucks to Hong Kong.
In 2006, he led Maxim’s to acquire Genki Sushi Hong Kong and later developed a Japanese Restaurant Chain that operates Genki Sushi, sen-ryo and Dondonya.
Starting from 2012, Mr. Wu further expanded the group’s presence by introducing more new food concepts, such as Urban Bakery, M&C.Duck, kikusan, MX and Cake Lab etc.
Mr. Michael Wu graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Economics.
Prof. Rebecca Chiu, MH, JP
Head of Department of Urban Planning & Design, The University of Hong Kong
Prof. Ling is a professional town planner with extensive experience including planning for the new airport and the Tung Chung New Town, review of the Town Planning Ordinance, harbor-front planning and development, planning enforcement and prosecution, cross-boundary planning, and planning for new development areas.
He was the Director of Planning from 2012 to 2016, heading the Planning Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. He was also the chairman of the Metro Planning Committee and Rural & New Town Planning Committee of the Town Planning Board.
After retiring from the post of Director of Planning in November 2016, he was appointed as Honorary Professor, Adjunct Professor and Professor of Practice (Planning) respectively by the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Ms. Maureen Fung
Founding Chairman and President of ISCM (2016-2018), Director, Sun Hung Kai Properties (China)
Ms. Rebecca Li
Vice President, Business Development, COACH (Greater China)
Joyce is a well-respected and experienced shopping centre operator, having worked with some of Malaysia’s leading shopping malls such as Sunway Pyramid, Fahrenheit88 and Pavilion KL; and possesses an intimate knowledge of the retail market – local and overseas.
Joyce was the Pioneer Member responsible for the formulation of the leasing and marketing strategies and execution to position Pavilion Kuala Lumpur as a Premier Shopping and Tourist Destination in the region. Currently she is the CEO–Retail in Pavilion KL and is fully responsible and accountable for the mall performance of Pavilion KL. Joyce is also assigned to be the person advising on the leasing and marketing of the refurbished Fahrenheit88 shopping mall at Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur and future iconic development Pavilion Bukit Jalil Mall & Pavilion Damansara Heights.
She has over 30 years’ experience, covering all aspects of property development and asset management and has an extensive network of retailers both local and international. To date, she has marketed over RM20 billion (USD5.7 billion) worth of properties in Malaysia.
Joyce also has extensive conference-related experience as speaker/moderator in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Korea and Japan.
• Chairman of Tourism Committee, The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM)
• Advisor and Past President of Persatuan Pengurusan Kompleks (PPK) Malaysia (Malaysian Association for Shopping and Highrise Complex Management)
• Chief Executive Officer - Retail, Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn Bhd (Pavilion KL)
• Immediate Past Chairman, BBKLCC Tourism Association
• Council Member, Kuala Lumpur Tourism Development Council
• Board of Advisor – Malaysia, ICSC Asia Pacific Advisory Board
• Winner of Outstanding Entrepreneur Award of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Awards 2010 Malaysia
• Pioneer Member of The Council of Asian Shopping Centers (CASC) and Persatuan Pengurusan Kompleks (PPK) Malaysia
• Malaysian Association for Shopping and Highrise Complex Management’s Award of Distinction for Distinguished Lifetime Dedication To Management of Shopping Centres
• Committee Member / Focus Group Member / Council Member of the following:-
i. The Kuala Lumpur Tourism Action Council;
ii. National Key Economic Area (NKEA) Tourism Lab by Performance Management and Delivery Unit of Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia;
• 2009-current: Chief Executive Officer - Retail, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Sdn Bhd
• 2008: Acting Chief Executive Officer – Retail, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Sdn Bhd
• 2003-2007: Director – Leasing & Marketing, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Sdn Bhd
• 2001-2002: Senior General Manager – Retail Marketing & Leasing, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Sdn Bhd
• 1997-2000: Director of Marketing, Sunway Pyramid Sdn Bhd.
• 1995-1996: General Manager, Sales & Marketing, Berjaya Ditan Sdn Bhd
• 1991-1994: Senior Marketing Manager, MBf Properties Sdn Bhd
• 1990: Senior Marketing Manager, Lion Properties Sdn Bhd
• 1983-1989: Sales & Marketing Manager, General Corporation Bhd
Mr Chris Chong was appointed as the CEO of Orchard Turn Developments Pte Ltd, a joint venture company between CapitaLand and Sun Hung Kai Properties from 1 October 2013. In this role, he has overall responsibility for the strategic, financial and asset management of ION Orchard, a retail mall valued at about S$3.0 billion (as at 31 December 2012) spanning almost 640,000 square feet of net lettable space and featuring 8 floors of global flagship and concept stores of established and new-to-market brands, covering the spectrum of luxury couture, fast fashion, lifestyle, art and dining. Concurrently, he is also the CEO Development Management (Residential) for the 56-storey su-per-luxury residential tower The Orchard Residences, which at 218 metres is the tallest building along Singapore’s premier shopping street and offers spectacular panoramic views.
Chris was formerly the Senior Vice President and Head of the Asset Management team that manages Starhill Global REIT, a S$2.7 billion REIT listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange with office and retail assets in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Australia and Japan. He was responsible for delivering asset enhancement and organic growth for the REIT’s properties. Amongst the projects completed were the asset redevelopment of Wisma Atria in Singapore, Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and a retail mall in Chengdu, Western China.
With more than 15 years of retail and real estate management experience globally in Singapore, Hong Kong and Paris, Chris held senior positions with the Singapore Economic Development Board, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) and Asia Pacific Breweries. From 1999 to 2005, Chris was the Director of the Singapore Economic Development office in Paris, France. In this role, he was responsible for the promotion of investments from France and Switzerland. He was also acting as the economic counsellor to the Singapore Embassy in France, hosting various high-level governmental and ministerial visits between France and Singapore.
Under the Singapore EDB Scholarship, Mr Chong graduated in 1998 with a Master of Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh USA and an Engineering degree from a French Grande Ecole in Paris, France. In 2004, he obtained a Master in Financial Management and Control from leading French business school ESSEC in Paris. He is also a designated Certified Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
Chris is fluent in English, Mandarin and French, having spent about 9 years studying and working in France. In his free time, he volunteers at the Leng Kee Community Centre Management Committee and is active in the Singapore French Chamber of Commerce. He is also a supporter of the Singapore Arts scene, having recently been invited to speak at the exhibition of one of Singapore’s most featured artist in stone and marble sculptures.
Chris is married with 2 daughters.
Co-founded in 2002 by Colin, the Pure Group has grown from one yoga studio with two teachers in Hong Kong to over 20 locations with over 1,600 staff and approximately 400 classes a day across Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei and New York. Through the brands Pure Yoga, Pure Fitness, Pure Apparel, nood food and MyPureYoga, Pure Group now encompasses an integrated community dedicated to helping people lead a balanced 360˚ lifestyle.
Good health and athleticism have always been key to Colin’s lifestyle. He used to play tennis semi-professionally and ranked as the top seeded player in Hong Kong, participating in tournaments such as the Davis Cup and Wimbledon.
Colin’s sporty side didn’t deter him from exploring his business savvy. At age 12, he already had his own business. He then founded start-up ventures including movie rental chain Movieland in Hong Kong when he was 18 and Mr Bean Coffee in 1991.
Whilst on holiday in Whistler in 2001, fate afforded him the chance to try a yoga class for the first time. He instantly loved it. With the help of friends Bruce Rockowitz, Almen Wong and his first yoga teacher from Whistler, Patrick Creelman – Pure Yoga was born six months later. Pure Fitness followed in 2003, Pure Apparel and nood food launched in 2013, and MyPureYoga.com in 2016.
Pure Group has flourished into an undisputed leader in Asia’s wellness industry and will continue further regional expansion with multiple new locations in cities including Hong Kong and Beijing. (248 words)
Business Development Director in Tencent with more than 13 years of experience in media and digital marketing industry. Prior to his tenure in Tencent, Ian had worked at Commercial Radio and Television Broadcast Limited (TVB).
With his extensive exposure and network, he has successfully led various teams to deliver proven track record of achievement in sales, marketing and business development.
Ian holds an Executive MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a regular speaker on the topic of digital marketing, who attained a number of digital related awards including Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Award from Hong Kong Institute of Marketing.
Mr. Ricky Chu
Chairman, Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association
Ivan Wong is currently Managing Director of Lark International Multimedia Limited, the company is the leading entertainment brand and brings integrated entertainment complexes to Hong Kong, Macau and China. It was the pioneer of multiplex cinemas in Asia. Leveraging its success in film exhibition, the company subsequently expanded into film distribution, cinemas advertising sales and restaurants business. Ivan has worked in telecom, media & entertainment industry for over 20 years specializing in business management, strategic planning and marketing. He is a Chartered Marketer in UK, Fellow of Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM), Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Marketing (FHKIM) and he has also won the Outstanding Marketing Professional Award from HKMA/TVB Award for Marketing Excellence 2009. Ivan is also the Executive Committee member of Hong Kong Theatres Association and Movie Producers and Distributors Association of Hong Kong, Executive Council Member of Hong Kong Institute of Marketing, Region Chairperson of Lions Club International, Vice Chairperson of Lions Nature Education Foundation, Academic Advisor of Hong Kong Gifted Education Teachers’ Association as well as Treasurer of Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong.
Ms Tang has more than 45 years of experience in the fashion and retail industry, of which 30 years have been in the top executive role of luxury retail. She set up her own consulting company “Wing’s Share” in January 2015 with an aim to providing training and consultancy services to develop talents and to reinforce retail excellence. Concurrently, from September 2015 to March 2016, Ms Tang was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of Tom Ford China, HK & Macau.
Ms Tang began her career at Duty-Free Shoppers and worked in various positions including Regional Buyer. Bringing 5 years of retail operations experience and 10 years of deep knowledge in merchandising, she joined Joyce as General Manager in 1985 taking charge of Merchandising and Operations in Hong Kong and South-east Asia where she cultivated her belief that merchandising is the soul of retail. In 1996, she became Executive Vice President at HPL-21 Limited, building up an entire retail infrastructure for Donna Karen, DKNY and Armani Exchange brands in Hong Kong and North Asia.
Ms Tang joined the Gucci Group (renamed in 2013 as Kering, a world leader in apparel and accessories) in 1998 as Managing Director to develop GUCCI brand in Hong Kong and China. She became the Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) in 1999 and was appointed President of Asia Pacific in 2000 managing multiple brands for the Group. In 2006, she was named Chief Executive Officer. During her tenure, Ms Tang has expanded her responsibility from managing one single brand in one country to managing multiple brands in 14 countries with more than 4000 employees under her leadership within Asia Pacific.
In February 2012, Ms Tang became the President of Kering Asia Pacific, focusing on the corporate functions and the strategic development of a portfolio of luxury brands, including Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, etc. She has played an integral role in guiding Kering’s awareness and expansion in the profitable Asian markets. Ms Tang left Kering in December 2014.
Through the years, Ms Tang had been the guest speaker for Tsing Hua University, Zhejiang University,
HK PolyU, HKUST, HEC Paris, SCAD HK, The Oxford & Cambridge Society of HK, HKMA, Hang Lung Properties, Rotary Club of HK South District, etc. where she enjoyed sharing her stories, experiences and beliefs to inspire people.
Award & Recognition :
2016 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (Savannah College of Art and Design)
2014 BoF 500 (The Business of Fashion)
2013 50 Chinese Philanthropists (Management World Press, China)
2012 Forbes 25 Influential Chinese In Global Fashion
2009 Most Successful Woman (Jessica Magazine, HK)
2007 100 Outstanding Women Entrepreneur (China)
Mr. Alva To has been one of the Directors of the former DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield in Hong Kong since its founding in 1993. At the beginning, he worked in the Valuation Department serving the banking sector. Prior to this, he had 8 years of working experience in JLW.
Currently, Alva is Cushman & Wakefield's Vice President Greater China and Head of Consulting, Greater China. He oversees over 200 professionals in Hong Kong office and over 180 consulting professionals in 19 major cities in mainland China. During his 30 years of professional experience in the real estate sector, Alva has handled countless valuation, research and consultancy exercises, including rail & property developments, township developments, mixed-use developments, brown field developments, tourism / leisure consultancy, and strategic planning. Some of the significant projects include underground railway station developments in various cities of China, Lenovo global headquarters project, Shell project, etc.
Since 2013, Alva and his team have been frequently participating in nationwide summits and road shows on urbanisation throughout cities in mainland China. In 2014, he has become the convener of Cushman & Wakefield’s Greater China Urbanisation Committee and actively facilitates the progress of urbanisation projects and the flow of market information in different cities. From 2015, Alva also manages a number of Greater China service platforms e.g. Transport of Development (TOD), Belt & Road, Tourism & Hospitality, International School, Senior Housing, Characteristics Town etc., whilst attending various government and media events as a guest speaker on urbanisation and real estate market as a whole.
Alva has profound knowledge in both Hong Kong and mainland China real estate policies. His comments on the property sub-markets have been widely noted by investment banks, funds, as well as the media and public.
Mr Lau is the Head of the Valuation Advisory Services of Jones Lang LaSalle Hong Kong and is an International Director of the firm with responsibility for the Asia valuation and advisory business. Mr. Lau has over 30 years’ property experience in Hong Kong, the PRC and the Asian region and has a wide breath of experience in property valuation, real estate consultancy and investment sales market.
Mr Lau was the President of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (“HKIS”) for the year 2015-2016. He is also a member of the General Practice Divisional Council and is also the Chairman of the Land Policy Panel of the HKIS.
Mr Lau is an active member in the community with focus onto land use and development matters. He currently serves as a member of the Land and Development Advisory Committee, a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of Hong Kong 2030+ and has recently been appointed by the Chief Executive as a Member of the Task Force on Land Supply. He writes regularly in local newspapers on topics relating to land use and development in Hong Kong.
Hon. Michael Puk-sun TIEN BBS JP is a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council and Tsuen Wan District Council, convenor of Roundtable, founder and chairman of the G2000 group. He is also the deputy of the National People's Congress, PRC and member of Commission on Poverty. He has served as chairman of the Standing Committee on Language Education & Research (SCOLAR) for 10 years, chairman of Employees Retraining Board (ERB) and chairman of the board of Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC).
Michael received his Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from Cornell University and Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Prof. Hui obtained his MPhil and PhD at Cambridge University. He has served the community in various capacities. For example, the Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee, Town Planning Board, Metro Planning Committee, Rural and New Town Planning Committee, Real Estate Services Training Board, Buildings Appeal Tribunal, Securities and Futures Commission (REITs), Property Management Services Authority, Hong Kong Housing Society, and Urban Renewal Authority. On research, Prof Hui is dedicated to land, construction and real estate issues, local and international. His scholarly work has been published in key international journals, such as Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Urban Studies, Journal of Urban Affairs, Transportmetrica, International Real Estate Review, Housing Studies, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Journal of Real Estate Literature, Journal of Property Investment and Finance, Property Management, Construction Management and Economics, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, International Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, Habitat International and Cities, Land Use Policy, Building and Environment, Landscape and Urban Planning. Prof Hui is Chief Editor/Guest Editor for reputed international journals, while on many editorial boards. He also a Director for Asian Real Estate Society and Global Chinese Real Estate Congress.
William Leung, Senior Vice President, is a portfolio manager for Cohen & Steers’ global real estate securities portfolios and co-head of our Asia Pacific investment research team. He has 23 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Leung was with RREEF Real Estate/Deutsche Bank for 12 years, where he was lead portfolio manager of the Asia real estate securities team. Previously, he was a research analyst with Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific. Mr. Leung has an MBA from The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and a BA from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is based in Hong Kong.
Dr. Roger C K Chan (FRGS, MRTPI) is Associate Professor of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong. He was the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong (2011-2016). Dr. Chan has over 25 years of teaching and research experience in urban planning and governance. His research interest includes cross-border planning, mega cities and urban agglomeration and (economic) free trade zones. He is the recipient of the HKU Outstanding Research Students Supervisor Awards in 2014.
Dr. Chan is the President of the Supervisory Board of Macao Urban Planning Institute, and an appointed member on the Hong Kong Urban Renewal Authority (C & W District Advisory Committee). He was appointed overseas consultant to the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (Shenzhen) to advise on the setting up of the Hong Kong – Macau Research Centre. He has served as international expert to review the Strategic Plans of Nansha and Shantou and the economic restructuring plan for Daqing. He has also adjudicated at various local and overseas planning competitions.
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DATE: 18 – 20th October 2017
TIME: 09:30 – 17:30
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