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.
Artificial meats, either plant-based or cultured, are meat without animals in essence. Besides protecting animal welfare and resolving food shortage, they are developed to remedy the harming livestock farming, which emits about 15% of global greenhouse gases. To serve as sustainable meat alternatives, artificial meats must be sufficiently nutritious, healthy, tasty, and affordable. Are they ready to revolutionize our diet needs? What are the challenges and opportunities for food-tech start-ups and green-food entrepreneurs? Explore with us.
Joshua Ng, Co-Founder, Good Food Technologies
Alvin Lee, Senior ESG & Communications Manager, Green Monday
Buildings in Hong Kong — a city that never sleeps — account for the city’s 90% of electricity used and over 60% of carbon emitted. To mitigate the adverse environmental impacts, the Government has issued subsidies for qualified buildings to retrofit energy-efficient systems. However, many buildings are still far from green. What are and how to alleviate the concerns that prevent buildings from turning green? Could green turn gold? How? Explore the answers with experienced engineers and architects.
Ir. Colin Chung, Managing Director, WSP (Asia) Limited
Mr. Tony Ip, Founder and Director, Tony Ip Green Architects Ltd
Before putting on your new t-shirt and jeans, do you know they might have depleted tons of clean water, travelled thousands of miles in non-recyclable packaging emitting plenty of CO2? It doesn’t have to be THIS way! To foster sustainable fashion, relevant experts will explore how the fashion industry, one of the most polluting industries, could reduce environmental damage by adopting innovative materials, evoking production ethics, and empowering consumers to make greener choices with technologies that enable supply chain transparency.
Walden Lam, Co-founder, Unspun
Kayla Wong, Founder, Basics for Basics
To cope with climate crisis, carbon neutrality by 2050 is recognized as the world's most urgent mission. This urgency has drawn the attention of socially responsible investing, known as sustainable finance, that prioritises financial returns alongside environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations. Towards a low-carbon transition, the market has seen an increased array of ESG financial instruments (e.g., sustainability-linked bonds, carbon credit ETF, etc.). What are the developments of the instruments and their potential? Explore the relevant issues with us.
Jeffrey Young, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, Grandly Financial Group
Eddy Lam, Managing Director, Head of Asia, Direxion Investment
Preventing deliveries of the right products to the right customer at the right place in the right quantity at the right time in the right condition at the right cost, supply chain disruptions caused by unforeseen events (e.g., Suez Canal blockage) or catastrophes (e.g., COVID-19 pandemic) often pose substantial operational and financial consequences. How might companies mitigate the disruption risks with innovative strategies and smart technologies? Corporate leaders from various industries will share their experiences and advice.
Ronald Iu, CEO, Airstar Bank
Keith Ip, CMO, SF Express Hong Kong
As a global hotbed for FinTech startups and scaleups, Hong Kong has seen a talent gap wherein supply for a myriad of skills required for digital transformation is not meeting demand. To prevent talent shortage, what are essential strategic imperatives for corporates? How should individual talents develop relevant core competencies to align with the resulting opportunities for advancement? Leading experts are invited to address these questions.
Jeff Tang, Partner, EY
Fred Ngan, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Bowtie
Philip Tam, Founder, CryptoSX
The restricted social lives amidst COVID-19 have prompted companies in service-oriented sectors, including retailing and banking, to stretch their digital capabilities to engage, enable and delight customers with minimum direct contacts. The capabilities, in turn, have increased consumers’ reliance on digital channels, rapidly reshaping their behavior. Will such a reliance be long-lasting or ephemeral? Industry experts will discuss how to develop innovative and competitive channel strategies that align with new normal consumer behavior trends.
Calvin Ng, Alternate Chief Executive,Co-Head of Retail Banking, ZA Bank
Plato Wai, General Manager, SHOPLINE Hong Kong
Standing for “Any Time, Any Where, Any Device, Any Content,” ATAWADAC is known to be the digital future of our office.
For many corporations, upskilling employees to work ATAWADAC while maintaining effective collaboration and efficient productivity was desirable, but not a necessity until after the onset of COVID-19. Such a necessity has accelerated the development and adoption of smart office solutions. This forum invites leading industry experts to share their views on how to take full advantage of smart workspace toward the halcyon post-pandemic days.
Guru Balasubramaniam Operations Director, Rentokil Initial HK
Jordan Kostelac, Director - Asia Pacific, JLL
Is it true that insects can provide a solution to food shortage, malnutrition, and waste problems while creating economical and environmental benefits? To discover the answer and its implications to business venture opportunities and environmental sustainability in Hong Kong, industry and academic gurus will jointly share with you the bees-knees of insects. Don’t miss out!
Chan Ka Ming Director E Farm Biotech
Cristina Michelini COO Livin Farms
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.
|Founder||Prof. Kevin CHIANG (MBA Director)|
|Advisor||Dr Wilson CHAN