OVERVIEW

Credit Suisse Entrepreneur Connect Hong Kong

Credit Suisse Entrepreneur Connect is a forum for select entrepreneurially-minded individuals to network and share ideas, and is a platform for entrepreneurs to foster innovation as well as, cultivate and develop own ideas.

This by-invitation only forum is an annual gathering of entrepreneurs of all stages of business development, as well as c-level executives, business leaders, movers and shakers of various industries, in an environment that aims to synergize innovation, passion and pragmatism.

Expect ample opportunities to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and industry experts that could lead to new businesses or ventures. And lend your ears to listen and meet keynote speakers who promised to offer insights and practical strategies, with actionable information that you can apply in a heartbeat.

The event will be held in two exciting cities in Asia – Singapore and Hong Kong.

Why ‘Synergizing Forces’?

Credit Suisse Entrepreneur Connect recognizes that each attendee is a ready force of change and innovation. And much like a pendulum, each ‘force’ becomes more than the sum of its part when connected and shared, igniting a momentum that creates positive ripples and idea-generation within the larger community.

SPEAKERS

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AGENDA

10 November 2016, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

8.00am Registration and Welcome coffee & tea
9.00am Emcee’s opening remarks
Marie Therese Necio-Ortega, Director and Principal, Link Concepts Consultancy (Hong Kong) Limited
9.05am Welcome remarks
Helman Sitohang, CEO Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse
 Future Outlook & Perspectives
 9.15am

Keynote:

Dream big. Start small.

No dream is ever too big to realise when you have a game plan – What does it mean to start small and how do you know that you are on the right track?

Jeffrey Kang
, Founder and Chairman, Cogobuy Group / Ingdan

 10.00am

Opening panel:

Assessing the sharing economy and the next new wave of Innovation

One of the key drivers of today’s businesses is the digital peer-to-peer revolution, which has introduced new competitive threats and sparked innovative business models. How does one predict and be one step ahead of competition? And what is the next big thing in 2017? This panel discusses the innovative platforms successful businesses build to constantly remain in the forefront of markets. The panelists will discuss both from a micro and macroeconomic perspective, the strategies and tools one needs to recognize and capitalize on in order to grow.

Panellists:Arthur Chow, CEO and Co-founder, 6waves
Dr Gino Yu, Associate Professor and Director of Digital Entertainment and Game Development, HongKong PolyU
Dr François Monnet, Head of Greater China, Private Banking Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse
Simon Loong, Founder and CEO, WeLab

Moderated by:Angie Lau, Anchor, Bloomberg TV

 11.00am Morning refreshments
 11.30am

Keynote:

How to do well by doing good?

As a leader in a company, it is beyond just turning in profits, sustaining the business growth and attracting great talent nowadays. It is also about creating an environment that truly cares about the community. However how many companies are doing that and why does it matter? And how can one start?

Dr Sok Siphana, Managing Partner, SokSiphana&associates and Advisor to the Royal Government of
Cambodia

 12.15pm Panel discussion:

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs 

Many believe women entrepreneurs see the world through a different lens and in turn do things in a different way. While women in Asia have traditionally not been at the forefront, has techology been a game changer in terms of empowering women to break through cultural barriers and overcome obstacles?

Panelists:

Winnie Leung, Co-founder and CEO, eNano Health
Ada Yip, Executive Director, Urban Spring & Co-founder, 43 Ventures

Moderated by:

Angie Lau, Anchor, Bloomberg TV

 12.45pm Networking lunch
Future Outlook & Perspectives
 1.45pm

Keynote:

The brave new world of IoT: How & Why China is ahead of the West…
The start-up scene in China is robust with new ideas, products and new investments. In fact, innovations in mobile messaging and social media apps offer user experience that can rival any US competitor. Will China catch up and out-innovate the US soon, and what opportunity does this present entrepreneurs who are eyeing the Greater China market?

Paul Schulte, Founder and Editor, Schulte Research

 2.30pm

Panel discussion:

How can disruptive technology improve your business?
The term “disruptive innovation” is one of the most overused phrases in this age and no doubt, a disruptive innovation that affects existing businesses has won big. How can companies better position themselves to capitalise on these technology? What is at stake? And what are the key pillars that both seasoned and new companies need to strengthen in order to ‘future-proof’ themselves?
Panelists:

Dr Cédric Jeannot, Founder and CEO, Aprivacy
Frans W Biegstraaten, CEO South East Asia & China, Brandtone
Jonathan Zeman, CEO and Director, Lan Kwai Fong Holdings
Chris Ip, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Facilitated by:

Paul Schulte, Founder and Editor, Schulte Research

 3.30pm Closing remarks and Afternoon refreshments

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 EVENT LOCATION

Four Season Hotel

Hong Kong

More information and directions can be found here.