Industry Leader Network Event, 30-31 October 2019


Registration open

Program Introduction

Welcome Remarks

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Volocopter
Alexander Zosel, Co-Founder, Volocopter

Fireside chat: Winning in Entrepreneurship
Geoffrey Prentice, Co-Founder, Oriente, Co-Founded Skype and Atomico

In the blood
Dr. Ricky Chiu, Chairman & CEO, Phase Scientifi c

A breathalyzer for disease
Billy Boyle, Co-Founder and CEO, Owlstone Medical

Detecting cancer with A.I.
Shaokang Wang, Co-Founder, Infervision

Networking break

Lunch and presentations

I. Growth for good
David Perry, President & CEO, Indigo Agriculture

II. "Reimagining materials"
Andras Forgacs, Co-Founder & CEO, Modern Meadow

III. Making Plastic eradication profitable
Daniella Russo, Co-Founder & CEO, Think Beyond Plastic TM

IV. "It's fantastic, not made of plastic"
Panelists: Petr Báča, Founder & CEO, MIWA and Dr. Stephen Mayfield, CEO, Algenesis Materials Moderator: Daniella Russo, Co-Founder & CEO, Think Beyond Plastic TM

Be the story
Mike Lu, CEO, Triller

In the story
Curtis Hickman, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, The VOID

Cooking up a digital business
Norma Chu, Founder & CEO, DayDayCook

Shining the light on data

Quality of education through digital learning
Jian Luo, Founder & CEO, Huohua Siwei

Fireside Chat - Established companies: Gradual or abrupt change? How a company has evolved through time to become one of the "fittest" in Hong Kong by supporting and adopting innovation.
Dr. Adrian Cheng Chi-Kong (Executive Vice-chairman, New World Development, Executive Director Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group and Founder, K11 brand) Amy Lo (Co-Head Wealth Management Asia Pacific, UBS Global Wealth Management, Head and Chief Executive, UBS Hong Kong, Group Managing Director)

The tools of customer engagement
Tony Bin Zhao Founder & CEO,

The next wave of Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Yuanqing Lin, Founder & CEO, Aibee

Dream machines
Hongbo Li, Co-founder, Geek+

How is 5G going to impact us?
Sundeep Gantori, Equity Analyst, Chief Investment Office, UBS Global Wealth Management

From patient to fighter to advocate
Rylie Maedler, 13-year-old cancer patient, Internationally recognized pediatric cannabis advocate, lobbyist & Founder of Rylie's Smile Foundation

Out of the weeds and into the cloud
Perry Davidson, Founder & CEO, Syqe Medical

Targeted delivery of medicine
Dr. Antonin de Fougerolles, CEO, Evox Therapeutics

Coffee break

Live ‘In-store’ shopping from your sofa
Alistair Crane, CEO, Hero

Panel Discussion: Accelerating Disruption

Closing Remarks

Cocktail Reception


Opening session – Welcome and Introduction

Exploring China’s next leap in artificial intelligence
you'll explore AI's role in China’s economy today, explore the sectors where AI is having the biggest current impact, and discover how private businesses can profit.

Speaker: Jeff Walters

Jeff Walters
Coffee break

When it comes to technology, China does it differently
You’ll learn more about the most important new technologies for China’s economy today (IoT, Blockchain & Bitcoin, instant messaging etc.) Through a real case study you’ll learn how you might have to adapt your technology strategy to thrive in China.

Speaker: Stefan Rust

Stefan Rust
How technology is changing China’s plate
You’ll hear how technologies are broadly changing the food landscape, how “vertical farming” is transforming the food industry, and how private business owners can seize new market opportunities.

Speakers: Gordon Tam, Alexander Kieran

Gordon  Tam
Lunch break

Transfer to Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP)

Walk the talk – start up technologies at HKSTP

Speaker: Francis Pun

Francis Pun
Startups Intro and Booth Networking

Speakers: Kendall Lo, Wisdom Chan, Harris Sun

Coffee break II

Depart from Idea Lab (Building 5W) to Smart City Innovation Centre (Building 2E)

Visit to Smart City Innovation Centre

Speaker: Tobby Fu

Tobby Fu
Visit to T-SHOP & LAB

Group Picture

Transfer back to the hotel

Networking dinner


Lego serious play
Let’s get building! Use Lego differently to foster creative thinking about how private business owners can respond to disruptive new technologies and profit from them.

Speakers: Kenneth Yu, Avis Ngan

The art of transformation: how to thrive in a changing China
Hear from your successful ILN peers as they discuss the changing Chinese economy, their journey in adopting new technologies in China, and where they see the greatest opportunities in the years ahead.


Individual departures