About the Symposium

The Institute of International Business and Governance (IIBG) of Hong Kong Metropolitan University has been organising the Annual Academia-Industry Exchange since 2017. We have many successes to celebrate from the past events in helping to create partnerships between academics and business practitioners through forums that are characterized by a commitment to excellence in content as well as innovation in format.

In December 2022, we will be hosting our first business innovation and sustainability symposium in the post-pandemic recovery era. This will bring together a diverse set of stakeholders and offer the participants a chance to network, and learn about new ideas and technologies and that enhance ESG performance of business organisations. We have a line-up of a group of guest speakers ready to take you through the most pressing issues on the minds of today’s business innovators. Speed up your own learning curve with talks on topics like digital transformation, company culture change, sustainability management and more.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Wayne Visser

Professor of Integrated Value & Chair of Sustainable Transformation, Antwerp Management School

Fellow, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Founder & Director, CSR International and Kaleidoscope Futures

Ms Jasmine Lee

Managing Partner, EY Hong Kong and Macau

Panelists and Moderator

Dr Edmund Lee

General Manager & Head of Group ESG Initiatives, Gold Peak Technology Group Limited

Ms Theresa Tang

Head of Business, Maxim’s Cakes and Other Subsidiary Brands, Maxim’s Group

Ms Venisa Chu

Regional Sustainability Director – APAC, L’Occitane Group

Mr Victor Chang

Executive Director, Wong’s Kong King International (Holdings) Limited

President, WKK Distribution Limited

Mr Paul Pong

Managing Director, Pegasus Fund Managers Ltd

 

Mr Andrew Tsui

CEO & Co-founder, Rooftop Republic

 

Ms Helen Chan

Head of Client Experience, Urban Spring

 

Mr Yauhing Yu

Operation Manager, Prozparity International Energy Group Ltd

 

Registration

Registration to the symposium is free. Register now until 30 November 2022.

Programme

Date: 2 December 2022 (Friday)

Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm (UTC+8)

Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, 10/F, Block C, Main Campus, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Mode: Hybrid

Time
Session
9:40
Welcoming
9:45-10:45
Keynote Speech II

Hong Kong Employment Outlook 2030: What Current Trends Suggest

Professor Randy Chiu, MH

Professor Emeritus, Hong Kong Baptist University
10:45-11:15
Break
Time

Session

9:30-9:45

Opening Address

Professor Paul Lam
President
Hong Kong Metropolitan University

9:45-10:45

Keynote Speech I

Ms Jasmine Lee
Managing Partner, EY Hong Kong and Macau

10:45-11:15

Tea Break

11:15-12:45

Panel Discussion I

Topic:
Sustainability in Action: Business Innovations for Achieving Net Zero

  • Dr Edmund Lee, General Manager & Head of Group ESG Initiatives, Gold Peak Technology Group Limited 
  • Ms Theresa Tang, Head of Business, Maxim’s Cakes and Other Subsidiary Brands 
  • Ms Venisa Chu, Regional Sustainability Director – APAC, L’Occitane Group 
  • Mr Victor Chang, Executive Director, Wong’s Kong King International (Holdings) Limited 
  • Moderator: Mr Paul Pong, Managing Director of Pegasus Fund Managers Ltd  

12:45-14:30

Lunch Break

14:30-15:30

Keynote Speech II

Thriving: From Sustainability Spin to Net Positive Impact

Professor Wayne Visser
Professor of Integrated Value & Chair of Sustainable Transformation, Antwerp Management School
Fellow, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Founder & Director, CSR International and Kaleidoscope Futures

15:30-16:00

Tea Break

16:00-17:15

Panel Discussion II

Topic:
Narrative Change from Risk Mitigation to Opportunity Capture: Opportunities for Startups and SMEs

  • Mr Andrew Tsui, CEO and Co-founder, Rooftop Republic 
  • Ms Helen Chan, Head of Client Experience, Urban Spring 
  • Mr Yauhing Yu, Operation Manager, Prozparity International Energy Group Ltd 
  • Moderator: Dr Hamid Khurshid, Assistant Professor, HKMU 

17:15-17:30

Closing Address

Professor Alan Au
Dean, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration
Director, Institute of International Business and Governance
Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Supporting Organisations

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HKGCC

Institute of International Business and Governance

Hong Kong Metropolitan University


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