EMERGING FROM A
TIME OF UNCERTAINTY

Program

FRIDAY
Nov 12th
  • 10:00am – 10:15am
    • Opening Remarks
    • Teresa Yang, Vice Chairman of Esquel Group
  • 10:15am – 11:00am
    • Opening Keynote: Two years into the pandemic
    • Rosanna Peeling, Professor and Chair of Diagnostics Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Director of the International Diagnostic Centre
  • 11:00am – 12:00nn
    • Panel 1: Ecotourism and Culture – Preserving nature and communities while redefining travel
    • Speakers:
      Kaye Chon, Dean, Chair Professor and Walter and Wendy Kwok Family Foundation and Professor in International Hospitality Management, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
      Ho Ren Yung, Senior Vice President at Brand HQ of Banyan Tree Group
      Christopher Law, Founding Director of Oval Partnership
      Moderator:
      Patrick Yeung,
      Professor of Practice (Tourism Marketing) of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • 12:00nn – 1:00pm
    • Panel 2: Net Zero – Identifying road bumps and accelerators along the path to net zero
    • Speakers:
      Christine Loh, Chief Development Strategist at the Institute for the Environment, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
      Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric 
      Zhang Jianyu, Executive Director of BRI Green Development Institute 
      Moderator:
      Norman Tien, Taikoo Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor of Microsystems Technology, The University of Hong Kong
  • Break
  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm
    • Integral: Virtual Tour
      Esquel’s Announcement
    • Speaker:
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Panel 3: Role of Corporations – Cultivating forward-looking corporate practices while navigating new global unknowns
    • Speakers:
      Diana Cesar, Group General Manager of HSBC, and Executive Director and Chief Executive of Hang Seng Bank
      Lim Boon Heng, Chairman of Temasek Holdings
      Wang Tianyi, Chairman, China Everbright Environment (Group) Limited and Part-time Professor and Co-Director of Public-Private Partnership Research Center, Tsinghua University
      Moderator:
      Janet Pau,
      Executive Director, Asia Business Council
  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm
    • Closing Keynote: From universal access to accessing the universe with satellites: Obtaining sustainability within planetary boundaries
    • Candace Johnson, Founder/Co-Founder of SES ASTRA and SES Global, Loral Cyberstar-Teleport Europe, Europe Online, and OWNSAT Vice Chair of NorthStar Earth and Space Chair of the Advisory Board, Seraphim Space Capital
  • 4:45pm – 5:00pm
    • Closing Remarks
    • Dee Poon, Managing Director of Brands and Distribution at Esquel Group