SHARP Forum is a thought-provoking platform where thriving business executives, prominent government officials, prestigious scholars, inspiring entrepreneurs, influential celebrities, and renowned experts are invited to:

  • Spread innovative insights;
  • Stretch knowledge boundaries.

Upcoming Forum(s)

Fostering Inclusive Employment
Innovative Strategies for Unlocking the Power of Diversity
17 April 2024 (Wednesday)

Underrepresented individuals, including those with physical and mental disabilities as well as those from ethnic minority groups, often encounter job barriers. Yet, today's technological advancements have expedited the development of innovative strategies aimed at overcoming these barriers. Join prominent practitioners to explore these strategies and their transformative impact on unleashing the untapped capabilities of underrepresented individuals, advocating for unbiased recruitment practices, and fostering a thriving workforce that values diverse perspectives.

Speaker(s): Ms. Vivienne Wong, Executive Director, Hong Kong Economic Times
Ms. Agnes Wun, Co-founder and CEO, Neufast Limited
Mr. Tiffany Chan, Founder, iCare Foundation
Mr. Steve Lo, Founder, Wheel For Oneness
Moderator: Mr. Darron Sun, Immediate Past President, Lions Club of Hong Kong IFC

Recent Forums

Carbon Trading in Hong Kong
Driving Climate Mitigation and Economic Opportunity
10 April 2024 (Wednesday)

Carbon trading has gained traction in Europe and the US, allowing companies to trade credits (emission permits) as a means of curbing their overall emissions of greenhouse gases. However, it was not until late 2022 that Hong Kong launched its international carbon marketplace. Can such a marketplace empower companies to contribute to mitigating global warming while fostering business growth in Hong Kong? Industry experts will delve into this question by analyzing real-world trading scenarios and examining recent technological innovations.

Speaker(s): Ms. Michelle Mak, Head of ESG and Enterprise Learning, Dun & Bradstreet Hong Kong
Mr. Kevin Ng, CEO, InnoBlock Technology Limited
Mr. Bill Tsang, Associate Director – ESG, Roma (meta) Group Limited
Professor Emil Chan, Co-Chair, Hong Kong Digital Finance Association
Moderator: Dr. Albert Yip, Chairman, Syndicate Capital Group
Reducing Environmental Footprint
Clean Energy Adoption Through Partnership and Innovation
22 May 2023 (Monday)

Clean energy adoption is essential to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change, particularly for Hong Kong, which heavily relies on fossil fuels with high energy demands. Among other clean and renewable fuels, hydrogen emerges as a promising solution to a wide range of applications. For example, hydrogen-powered buses have already appeared in Hong Kong. Industry and academic experts will explore global cases and focus forum discussions on the potential of hydrogen in addressing Hong Kong's energy and environmental challenges.

Speaker(s): Dr. Shauhrat S. CHOPRA, Assistant Professor (School of Energy and Environment), City University of Hong Kong
Dr. Pascal VUICHARD, Associate Director - Climate & Sustainability, Deloitte
Mr. Jasper CHAN, Senior ESG Manager, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas)
Mr. Bill HO, General Manager (Corporate Development), The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd. (HK Electric)
Moderator: Dr. Shauhrat S. CHOPRA, Assistant Professor (School of Energy and Environment), City University of Hong Kong
Transforming Waste to Wonder
Exploration of the Food-Inspired Fashion
15 May 2023 (Monday)

Hong Kong's global reputation as a food and fashion paradise is overshadowed by the issue of massive waste, causing harm to the environment. Why should future generations bear the consequences of our current enjoyment? To take responsibility for our wasteful behaviors and build a sustainable world, industry experts will explore the innovative solution of upcycling discarded food into wearable art and the opportunity for overcoming the challenge. Join the forum and learn “if you can't eat it, wear it!”

Speaker(s): Hon. Duncan Chiu, HKSAR Legislative Council Member (Technology and Innovation), Legislative Council, HKSAR
Mr. Felix Chung, Founder & CEO, Hong Kong Carbon Trading Centre Co., Ltd
Ms. Natalie Chow, Co-Founder, KIBO
Ms. Marianne Mclean-Atkins, Sustainable Fashion Education Director, Redress
Ms. Joyce Chau, Director Asia Pacific, amfori
Moderator: Ms. Karen Ho, Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability, WWF-Hong Kong
Shifting Towards Preventive Healthcare
Future Prospects and Challenges in Hong Kong
4 May 2023 (Thursday)

Hong Kong's public medical burden has been seriously increasing due to an aging population and the prevalence of chronic diseases. To tackle this issue, the Primary Health Blueprint recently released by the Hong Kong government represents a reform aimed at shifting the public mindset from a treatment-oriented healthcare to a prevention-oriented one. Would adopting a preventive approach lead to better overall health outcomes? What are the critical factors to ensure its success? Industry experts will discuss these questions.

Speaker(s): Dr. Andrew HUI, General Manager & COO, Canossa Hospital
Dr. Lawrence TZANG, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Prenetics
Mr. Dennis WONG, CEO & Founder, Young + Wellness
Mr. Fred NGAN, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Bowtie
ChatGPT & Beyond
Future of AI in Financial Services
27 April 2023 (Thursday)

The recent rise of AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT has garnered significant attention for their potential to transform the financial services industry. Together with other revolutionary technologies, AI can assist financial institutions in various areas, including streamlining operations and customer service, identifying fraudulent activities, mitigating risk, and improving investment decision-making. This forum aims to bring together AI experts and financial entrepreneurs to discuss the future impact of AI in financial services, including emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities.

Speaker(s): Rebecca Lim, CEO & Founder, AutoML Capital
Chris Mo, Partner, PwC Hong Kong
Calvin Tsai, Co-founder, Hong Kong Program Trading Research Center
Shing Lee, Cloud Solution Strategist (Data & AI), Microsoft Hong Kong
Moderator: Alan Cheung, Senior Director, AI & Trust Division, ASTRI
GBA Outstanding ESG Youth Business Competition
Make a sustainable impact in entrepreneurship!
9 April 2023 (Sunday)

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) ESG Youth Business Competition aims to identify and nurture young talent in ESG entrepreneurship, encouraging them to develop innovative ideas that address ESG challenges in the GBA region.

Competition Themes:

  1. Quality of Life and Healthcare (People-oriented Issues)
  2. Sustainable Technology (Productivity)
  3. Supply Chain Management & Energy (Infrastructure Development)
2021-22 Past Forums
Under the theme of Sustainable Future, the SHARP forum in 2021/22 focused on four key areas: fashion conscience, alternative meat, ESG investment and green building. By learning from the sharing of industry leaders in these fields, we learned how we might contribute and work towards a positive impact on our future world.
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2018-19 Past Forums
Thought-provoking cross-industry issues, e.g. KOL x AI, 5G x Smart City, Social Good x Blockchain, etc. Guest speakers like Chip Tsao, Broadcaster talked about KOL marketing and Tech gurus discussed opportunities in 5G and challenges in business applications...
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2017-18 Past Forums
Insightful topics varies from technology, business, entrepreneurship and social issues. Guest speakers like Ricky Wong, CEO of HKTV Mall discussing how disruptive technologies influence retail business and Gigi Chao, Founder of Faith in Love sharing views on kindness...
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2017-18 Digital Business Innovation Festival
Bridging Education, Technology and Business
The Festival, with the theme “One Health · Digital Society · Smart City”, provides you with an interactive experience to explore innovations in digital business and mobile technology so as to improve well-being, increase social welfare, and enhance quality life.
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2016-17 Past Forums
Unfolding business frontier across the areas of digital marketing, venture capital and more. Guest speakers like Dr. Allan Zeman, Chairman of LKF Group talked about his philosophy in business...
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SHARP Forum Advisory Board

Founder Prof. Kevin CHIANG (MBA Director)
Advisor Dr Wilson CHAN
Ms. Emily LIM
Ms. Stephanie NG