Vice President (Student and Global Affairs) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr Edmund Lee
Executive Director Hong Kong Design Centre
Dr Edmund Lee is the Executive Director of Hong Kong Design Centre, a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising Hong Kong’s profile as a design hub of creativity and innovation, driving value creation through design and innovation. He currently serves as Board of Director of PMQ, Member of the Design Council of The Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Nominated Member of Hong Kong Brand Development Council, Advisory Committee on Design, Licensing and Marketing of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, International Advisory Committee of The Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, Arts and Culture Advisory Committee of Hong Kong International Airport, and Art Advisory Panel of MTR. He also serves as the Chairman of Design Faculty Advisory Committee of Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong. Dr Lee received his PhD in biotechnology from King’s College London and MBA from Warwick Business School.
Prof. Eric Yim
Deputy Chairman Federation of Hong Kong Industries
Prof. Eric C. Yim is a Cambridge-trained architect, freelance furniture designer, award-winning industrialist and a professor in School of Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the Deputy Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Chairman of Hong Kong Design Centre, Chairman of Design Council of Hong Kong, Chairman of Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association, Chairman of Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation, Chairman of Innovation and Technology Fund Technology Voucher Programme Committee, Deputy Chairman of Vocational Training Council, Court Member of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, adviser to Hong Kong Design Institute, Director of Ocean Park Corporation and Board Member of Zuni Icosahedron.
Mr Gordon Lo
Director, Business Management Hong Kong Productivity Council
Mr Gordon Lo is the director of Business Management Branch of Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC). He has over 30 years of experience in business management and IT consulting. His portfolio spans across strategic planning, solution evaluation, feasibility study, process improvement, system integration, service innovation and supply chain management, etc. He is currently a member of the Advisory Panel on Retail Manpower Development of Commerce and Economic Development Bureau; member of Committee of IT Training & Development of Vocational Training Council; member of Joint Committee on Information Technology for the Social Welfare Sector of Social Welfare Department; member of Small & Medium Enterprise Committee of Trade and Industry Department; advisor of Technology Development Committee of Federation of HK Industries; council member of Hong Kong Computer Society, etc.
Mr Raymond Ho
Corporate and Marketing Communications Director Hutchison Telecommunications
Chairman The Hong Kong Advertisers Association
Raymond Ho is the corporate and marketing communications director for Hutchison Telecommunications. Since joining the group in 2003, he has been made responsible for different key roles, including branding and marketing communications, content development and marketing, sales management and customer servicing management. He has also involved in innovative and award-winning fixed-mobile cross platform services on smartphones and tablets such as 3 e-books, 3 movies, KKBOX music, Weibo, WhatsApp and Facebook packages, broadband entertainment on android boxes and home karaoke system. Raymond is currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong Advertisers Association, Chairman of the HK Audit Bureau of Circulations, and Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing. He also sits regularly on the vetting panel for Create HK.
Mr Raymond Yip
Deputy Executive Director Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Raymond Yip is the Deputy Executive Director, Marketing, of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the statutory organisation responsible for promoting and developing Hong Kong's international trade in products and services.
Mr Yip has worked in a variety of positions and offices at the HKTDC, including in New York, Tokyo and London. His recent postings include: Director, Industry Promotion; Director, Exhibitions; Director, Information Service (E-commerce development); and Regional Director, Western Europe/Middle East and Africa (based in London).
In his present position, Mr Yip is responsible for the HKTDC’s marketing and external relations, as well as the organisation’s network of more than 40 offices worldwide. He also oversees promotion of product and service sectors, in addition to corporate marketing and communication.
Mr Yip graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with an honours degree in Business Administration. He attended the Columbia Senior Executive Programme in 2003, and holds a Graduate Professional Diploma in E-Business, awarded by Michigan State University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing of the UK.
Mr Spencer Wong
CEO & Creative Chairman McCANN & SPENCER
Chairman The Association of Accredited Advertising Agency of Hong Kong
Mr Spencer Wong started his career in advertising industry 28 years ago. He has worked in big names like Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, Ball Partnership, Bates, and M&C Saatchi. He was the first-ever Chinese winning 2 silver Lions in Cannes, that topped the show in 1994. He joined McCann World group in 2006 and under his leadership, McCann is ranked number 1 creative agency in Hong Kong since 2006 for 4 consecutive years. In 2009 he won the most renowned award in the industry – Creative Person of the Year in Asia by MEDIA. McCann was named the Creative Agency of the Year in 2012 and 14. He led the company in winning the first Grand Prix for Nike at Cannes in 2009, a first for the whole Great China region. McCann Hong Kong was renamed to McCANN & SPENCER in January 2015. Mr Wong was honoured the Best Agency Head of the 2015 in Greater China. Recently, he was voted as one of Hong Kong's 100 most influential people by Debrett’s. He graduated from Fine Arts at the University of Hong Kong, and was granted an MBA degree from National University of Dublin.
Mr Eugene Tang
Business Editor South China Morning Post
Eugene Tang, the South China Morning Post’s Business Editor and The Peak magazine’s Publisher, has spent more than two decades in financial journalism and in the business of real-time news. His career began in 1994 as a corporate news writer for The Edge weekly newspaper in his native Malaysia, followed by 14 years as a reporter, editor, bureau chief and team leader at Bloomberg News in Malaysia, Japan and China.
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Eugene has spent more than a decade living in mainland China, covering everything from economic policies to financial markets and earthquakes in Beijing, Shanghai and in China’s far-flung provinces.
Prior to joining the SCMP, Eugene was Asia-Pacific Product Director at The Wall Street Journal’s publisher Dow Jone & Co., where he was responsible for the company’s Dow Jones Newswires real-time news and content licensing for the Factiva news database business.