Thursday, Nov 17th
18:00 – 19:00
19:00 – 21:00
Welcome Dinner
Long Yu, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, China Philharmonic Orchestra
Friday, Nov 18th
08:00 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:10
Welcoming Remarks from Esquel Group
Teresa Yang, Vice Chairman, Esquel Group
09:10 – 09:25
Welcoming Remarks from the Guilin Municipal Government
Xinhong Fan, Deputy Mayor of Guilin
09:25 – 09:55
Opening Keynote: The Role of Culture in Sustainable Development
Stan Shih, Chairman of Stans Foundation, Chairman of NCAF, Co-founder and Honorary Chairman of Acer Group
09:55 – 10:10
10:10 – 11: 40
Opening Panel: Harnessing the Business Sector to Shape a Long-Term Sustainability Agenda
Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia
John Slosar, Chairman, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited and Swire Pacific Limited
Geoff Yang, Founding Partner & Managing Director, Redpoint Ventures

Vijay Vaitheeswaran, China Business Editor and Shanghai Bureau Chief, The Economist
11:40 – 13:15
Luncheon Plenary: Embedding Sustainability into the National Development Agenda
Truong Dinh Tuyen, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Vietnam
Jun Ma, Director, Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE)
13:15 – 14:30
Parallel Panel 1: Culture in Architecture
Li Chung (Sandi) Pei, Partner, Pei Partnership Architects
Calvin Tsao, Principal, Tsao & McKown Architects
Jianfei Zhu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia

Clifford Pearson, Director, University of Southern California’s American Academy, China
Parallel Panel 2: Healthcare
York Chow, Former Secretary for Food and Health, HKSAR; Former Chairperson, Equal Opportunities Commission, Hong Kong
Una-May O’Reilly, Founder and co-leader of the AnyScale Learning For All (ALFA) group, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Joseph Tucker, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of UNC Project-China

Xudong Yin, Chairman, Novartis Group (China)
14:30 – 15:00
15:00 – 16:15
Parallel Panel 3: Education
Harold Abelson, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Yuhyun Park, Founder and Chair, infollutionZERO Ahn-Sei Foundation, Researcher, Nanyang Technological University
Siu Cheung Kong, Professor, the Department of Mathematics and Information Technology and Director, Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology, the Education University of Hong Kong

Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Parallel Panel 4: Innovation
Tuan-Anh Nguyen, Country General Manager, Grab Vietnam
Ami Dror, Founder & CEO of LeapLearner
Albert Ni

Xiaolai Luo, General Manager, Woven Fabric Mill, Esquel Guangdong
16:15 – 16:30
16:30 – 17:15
Closing Panel: Sustainability and the Young Generation
Students from different universities in Asia

Albert Ni
17:15 – 17:30
Closing Remarks
John Cheh, Vice Chairman & CEO, Esquel Group
17:30 – 18:30
Transportation to Guilin Esquel for Conference Dinner
18:30 – 19:30
Conference Dinner
19:30 – 21:30
Kun Opera
Suzhou Kun Opera Theatre of Jiangsu
Saturday, Nov 19th
Visit Guilin Esquel, Jiumeiqiao, and take part in social activities