Hong Kong Trade Development Council: Entrepreneur day
16 - 17 Jul 2020 11:30am - 05:15pm
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Hong Kong Trade Development Council: Entrepreneur day

16 - 17 Jul 2020 11:30am - 05:15pm

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Hong Kong Trade Development Council's annual Entrepreneur Day, This flagship event offers a one-stop platform for start-ups to connect and get inspired, and for investors and enterprises to find investment opportunities and talents. In 2019, HKTDC E-day attracted over 18,600 attendees and over 280 exhibitors. 

What Can you expect? 

Key Events:
- Start-up Runway: A two-day start-up forum comprising a plenary session, thematic talks, sharing sessions and pitching
- PITCHATHON: A series of pitching events happens in the anchor entrepreneurial event. With the presence of high-quality start-ups and top investors, this would definitely be the event you do not want to miss!
- Start-up Clinic: Customised consultation services exclusive to start-ups and entrepreneurs
- Fund & Mentor Business Matching Session: One-on-one matching for start-ups to meet with potential investors and mentors to gain entrepreneurial advice and funding

Thematic Zones:
- Start-up Arena
           - Innovation technology start-ups (e.g. healthtech, biotech, fintech, greentech, AR/VR, IoT, AI and robotics etc.) and start-ups from non-tech industries
- The Boosters:
         - Private Equity, Angel Fund
         - Funding schemes
         - Support service providers such as Marketing, Accounting, Legal & Logistics
         - Insurance
         - Entrepreneurship Training, Start-up Consultancy & Business Management
         - Web Designing & Hosting and IT Support
         - Co-working Spaces & Business Centres
         - NGO, Trade Associations and Governmental Departments
- Business Opportunities Zone:
       - Franchisors
       - Franchising and Brand Agents
       - Business Brokerage
       - Online Business


In view of the recent surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, social distancing restrictions have been tightened. The health of Hong Kong people is a priority. As such, Entrepreneur Day (16 to 17 July) will be rescheduled. However, the virtual seminars of Entrepreneur Day will continue to be broadcast live online as scheduled (https://hktdc.hermeslive.com/en/).


Interesting Seminars: (Now Virtual)

Day 1:

11:30AM - 12:30PM: Plenary Session: Revive ‧ Redefine

Entrepreneurs will share how they have disrupted different sectors by creating breakthrough, and evolve and emerge in the market.
Language: English
Moderator: Mr James Kwan, Executive Chairman, Jumpstart Media
Speakers: Mr William Ip, Managing Director, Carousell Hong Kong
                  Ms Crystal Pang, Co-founder, Pickupp


03:15PM - 04:15PM: From Crisis To Chances: Unleashing Opportunities in Challenging Times

Features how technological innovations and scientific researches have created business opportunities in this challenging time.
Language: English
Speakers: Prof King Lun Yeung, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering & Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
                  Prof HC Man, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
                  Ms Katherine Cheung, Chief Marketing Officer, Snapask (Holdings) Inc.

04:30PM - 06:00PM: T-Chat: Futurizing Your Business: Renaissance from the Age of DigitalisationMeet our futurist who will tell about upcoming mega trends to get entrepreneurs and young talents prepared for the future changes.
Language: English
Speaker: Mr Gerd Leonhard, CEO, The Futures Agency
Panelists: Ms Karena Belin, CEO & Co-Founder, WHub
                 Dr Toa Charm, Associate Professor, Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
                 Mr Herbert Chia, Venture Partner,Sequoia Captial China


Day 2:

11:00AM - 12:00PM: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Entrepreneurship Seminar - Latest Development of Start-ups in the Greater Bay Area

The seminar provides start-ups with latest policy information and practical tips to expand their businesses in the Greater Bay Area. You will also hear from entrepreneurs benefiting from these initiatives and have developed in the region successfully.
Co-organisers:Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province
Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau
Language: Cantonese
Speakers: Representatives of Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province
         Mr Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research, HKTDC
         Ms Gisella Tong, Creative and Marketing Director, Round the Clock Studio Limited
         Mr Eric Kuo, Co-founder, R-Guardian

01:30PM - 02:45PM: Hong Kong: A Breeding Ground for Innovation

Hong Kong, as a thriving start-up hub, offers different incubation programmes to nurture entrepreneurs for long-term growth. Incubators like Cyberport and Hong Kong Science Park, together with their incubatees or graduates, will share opportunities for start-ups for a thriving technology development.
Language: English
Speakers: Ms Karena Belin, CEO & Co-Founder, WHub
                  Ms Alice So, Head of Entrepreneurship, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
                  Mr Fred Ngan, Co-founder & Co-CEO, Bowtie Life Insurance Company Limited
                  Mr Gallen Leung, Senior Manager, Incubation Programmes, Corporate Development Division, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
                  Mr Jason Chan, Co-Founder and CEO, Areix Analytics Limited

03:45PM - 04:45PM
Women Entrepreneur Conference

Gender equality has always been a heated topic around the world. With the growing number of successful working women in Hong Kong, the session has invited woman entrepreneurs from different sectors to share about “Women entrepreneurship in the Digital Era” and “Women’s Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation”
Co-organiser: The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
Language: Cantonese
Speakers: Ms Kung Yee Ching Kary, Founder & CEO, Vcan Global Limited
                  Ms Teresa Chan, Co-Founder, Mellow
                  Ms Lam Yuen Lee Viola, CEO & Founder, Find Solution AI Limited
                  Ms Eva Wong, Co-founder, WEDO GLOBAL
                  Ms Peann Tam, Business Development Director, Eco-Greenergy
                  Ms Twiggy Chan, Director, Boaz International Education Institute Ltd

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