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Hong Lee

Hong Lee

Standards Quality Assurance, Senior Manager – East Asia, Textile Exchange

Hong was born and raised in the Netherlands and started his career in the Testing, Inspection, and Certification industry 17 years ago in Hong Kong.

He was responsible for the Global Business Development of Sustainable Textile Certification programs before becoming responsible for the overall management of its South Korea and China branch.

In 2008 he initiated and wrote the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) which is currently adopted by many brands and retailers. The GRS is a certification program that sets requirements for certification of recycled input and chain of custody, with additional criteria for social and environmental processing as well as chemical restrictions. Currently, over 12,000 sites worldwide are certified to the GRS

Hong joined Textile Exchange in 2020, with the responsibility for the overall strategy of Greater China, and is also a member of the Assurance team.

Hong Lee

Standards Quality Assurance, Senior Manager – East Asia, Textile Exchange

Hong was born and raised in the Netherlands and started his career in the Testing, Inspection, and Certification industry 17 years ago in Hong Kong.

He was responsible for the Global Business Development of Sustainable Textile Certification programs before becoming responsible for the overall management of its South Korea and China branch.

In 2008 he initiated and wrote the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) which is currently adopted by many brands and retailers. The GRS is a certification program that sets requirements for certification of recycled input and chain of custody, with additional criteria for social and environmental processing as well as chemical restrictions. Currently, over 12,000 sites worldwide are certified to the GRS

Hong joined Textile Exchange in 2020, with the responsibility for the overall strategy of Greater China, and is also a member of the Assurance team.

Dr. Christina Dean

Dr. Christina Dean

Founder of Redress and Founder of The R Collective

Dr. Christina Dean is a fashion-waste-reducing sustainable fashion advocate who has been at the forefront of the sustainable fashion movement for over 15 years. She first founded NGO Redress, which works to accelerate circularity in fashion in 2007, following which she founded The R Collective social impact business, which rescues, reuses and recycles textile waste from the luxury fashion industry in 2017. Christina is listed by Asia Tatler’s The Impact List as ‘One most influential individuals defining the future of Asia’ and she was listed by UK VOGUE as one of the UK’s ‘Top 30 Inspirational Women’. Previously an award-winning journalist, Christina is widely quoted in global media, She co-authored ‘Dress [with] Sense’; co-hosts the award-winning docu-series, ‘Frontline Fashion’; and her TEDx ‘You are What You Wear’ has been widely viewed. She splits her time between London and Hong Kong.

Dr. Christina Dean

Founder of Redress and Founder of The R Collective

Dr. Christina Dean is a fashion-waste-reducing sustainable fashion advocate who has been at the forefront of the sustainable fashion movement for over 15 years. She first founded NGO Redress, which works to accelerate circularity in fashion in 2007, following which she founded The R Collective social impact business, which rescues, reuses and recycles textile waste from the luxury fashion industry in 2017. Christina is listed by Asia Tatler’s The Impact List as ‘One most influential individuals defining the future of Asia’ and she was listed by UK VOGUE as one of the UK’s ‘Top 30 Inspirational Women’. Previously an award-winning journalist, Christina is widely quoted in global media, She co-authored ‘Dress [with] Sense’; co-hosts the award-winning docu-series, ‘Frontline Fashion’; and her TEDx ‘You are What You Wear’ has been widely viewed. She splits her time between London and Hong Kong.

Prof. Jeanne Tan

Prof. Jeanne Tan

COO & Assistant Director, AiDLab and Professor of Design, School of Fashion & Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic

Jeanne is a design practitioner who investigates creative innovation that interfaces design and technology. Her research focuses on intelligent textile design for fashion, interiors, rehabilitation, and Design-Led STEM processes. Jeanne’s research in intelligent textiles had been patented and commercially licensed for real-world applications. Her work had been showcased at Milan Fashion Week, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and collected as part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of Silk, China. Jeanne’s work had received international coverage including Vogue, WGSN, Harper’s Bazaar and the Public Broadcasting Service (USA). Jeanne is often invited to speak internationally at events such as TedX, ArcInTex, E-Textiles. Recent awards include iF International Design 2023 and Red Dot 2023. Her university service activities had contributed to the securing of a large-scale HKD$ 207 million strategic grant from InnoHK Research Clusters and PolyU’s unprecedented HK RAE2020 results for UoA38 Creative Arts, Performing Arts & Design. As a design consultant, Jeanne works with companies and organizations to implement fashion, textile, and creative education solutions. Her consultancies include LVMH Group (Celine, Givenchy, Kenzo, Loewe, Marc Jacobs), Nike, Alibaba, Fashionary, Kiabi, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, The Hong Kong SAR Government (EMSD) and The Hong Kong Red Cross.

Prof. Jeanne Tan

COO & Assistant Director, AiDLab and Professor of Design, School of Fashion & Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic

Jeanne is a design practitioner who investigates creative innovation that interfaces design and technology. Her research focuses on intelligent textile design for fashion, interiors, rehabilitation, and Design-Led STEM processes. Jeanne’s research in intelligent textiles had been patented and commercially licensed for real-world applications. Her work had been showcased at Milan Fashion Week, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and collected as part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of Silk, China. Jeanne’s work had received international coverage including Vogue, WGSN, Harper’s Bazaar and the Public Broadcasting Service (USA). Jeanne is often invited to speak internationally at events such as TedX, ArcInTex, E-Textiles. Recent awards include iF International Design 2023 and Red Dot 2023. Her university service activities had contributed to the securing of a large-scale HKD$ 207 million strategic grant from InnoHK Research Clusters and PolyU’s unprecedented HK RAE2020 results for UoA38 Creative Arts, Performing Arts & Design. As a design consultant, Jeanne works with companies and organizations to implement fashion, textile, and creative education solutions. Her consultancies include LVMH Group (Celine, Givenchy, Kenzo, Loewe, Marc Jacobs), Nike, Alibaba, Fashionary, Kiabi, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, The Hong Kong SAR Government (EMSD) and The Hong Kong Red Cross.

Hon. Sunny Tan

Hon. Sunny Tan

Member of HKSAR Legislative Council (Textiles & Garment)

As a seasoned industrialist, Hon Sunny Tan is currently a Member of the Legislative Council representing the Textiles and Garment functional constituency and Senior Advisor to Luen Thai Holdings Limited, a leading fashion and lifestyle apparel and accessories manufacturer, for which he has served for more than two decades.  He is also the Chairman of Hong Kong Productivity Council, Executive Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries and Executive Vice President of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Textiles.  In 2013, he received the “Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong”.

 

Hon Sunny Tan has a strong record of public and community service.  He is a Member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation, Member of Trade and Industry Advisory Board, Council Member of Vocational Training Council, Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council, and Board of Director of the Hong Kong Design Centre.  He is also a Member of the Hebei Province Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

 

Hon Sunny Tan obtained a Master of Science degree from Stanford University and Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Hon. Sunny Tan

Member of HKSAR Legislative Council (Textiles & Garment)

As a seasoned industrialist, Hon Sunny Tan is currently a Member of the Legislative Council representing the Textiles and Garment functional constituency and Senior Advisor to Luen Thai Holdings Limited, a leading fashion and lifestyle apparel and accessories manufacturer, for which he has served for more than two decades.  He is also the Chairman of Hong Kong Productivity Council, Executive Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries and Executive Vice President of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Textiles.  In 2013, he received the “Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong”.

 

Hon Sunny Tan has a strong record of public and community service.  He is a Member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation, Member of Trade and Industry Advisory Board, Council Member of Vocational Training Council, Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council, and Board of Director of the Hong Kong Design Centre.  He is also a Member of the Hebei Province Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

 

Hon Sunny Tan obtained a Master of Science degree from Stanford University and Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Joyce Tsoi

Dr. Joyce Tsoi

Director of Collective Action Programs at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

Dr Joyce Tsoi is the Director of Collective Action Programs at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). She leads SAC’s Decarbonization Collective Action programs and activities globally. She works closely with SAC members and ecosystem partners to integrate sustainability into their business strategies, prioritize actions on climate change, accelerate sustainable environmental and social impacts programs and transform our industry into one that gives more than it takes- to the people and the planet. She brings over 17 years of diverse global industry experience, leading global supply chain sustainability program for multinational companies, driving key corporate and industry-wide sustainability strategies and efforts through the adoption and verification of Higg tools, water and wastewater compliance, Science Based Targets (SBTs), energy efficiency and renewable energy program across multiple industry sectors including apparel and footwear, electronics, hardgoods, home goods, food and beverage and toys industries globally. She is also a Honorary Senior Lecturer of the Sustainability Leadership and Governance Program at the University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Joyce Tsoi

Director of Collective Action Programs at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

Dr Joyce Tsoi is the Director of Collective Action Programs at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). She leads SAC’s Decarbonization Collective Action programs and activities globally. She works closely with SAC members and ecosystem partners to integrate sustainability into their business strategies, prioritize actions on climate change, accelerate sustainable environmental and social impacts programs and transform our industry into one that gives more than it takes- to the people and the planet. She brings over 17 years of diverse global industry experience, leading global supply chain sustainability program for multinational companies, driving key corporate and industry-wide sustainability strategies and efforts through the adoption and verification of Higg tools, water and wastewater compliance, Science Based Targets (SBTs), energy efficiency and renewable energy program across multiple industry sectors including apparel and footwear, electronics, hardgoods, home goods, food and beverage and toys industries globally. She is also a Honorary Senior Lecturer of the Sustainability Leadership and Governance Program at the University of Hong Kong.

Osvaldo-Patricio Alvarez-Perez

Osvaldo-Patricio Alvarez-Perez

Consul General of Chile to Hong Kong & Macau SAR

Mr. Osvaldo-Patricio Alvarez-Perez’s involvement in national, regional, and international policy-making and environmental governance in the chemicals and hazardous wastes field began in 2006 when he was appointed Officer-in-charge of Chemicals and Waste Conventions by the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Department for the Environment). From 2007 to 2009, he served as a co-chair of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Cooperation and Coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions.

As a Foreign Service Officer, he has been posted at the Mission of Chile to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva and New York. He has also served at the Embassy of Chile in Canada and Costa Rica.

As of 16 December 2018, he is the Consul General of Chile to Hong Kong and Macau SAR.

In March 2011, he was appointed Head of the Department for the Environment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Santiago, Chile, and later Head of the Department of the Hazardous Chemicals and Waste cluster.

He has actively participated or coordinated for the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries in the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP-8, COP-9, COP-10, COP-11, COP-13, and COP-14), Rotterdam Convention (COP-3, COP-4, COP-5, COP-6, COP-8, and COP-9) and Stockholm Convention (COP-3, COP-4, COP-5, COP-6, COP-8, and COP-9). This role also included IFCS FORA V and VI, ICCM-2, and the Basel Convention OEWG V, OEWG VI, and OEWG VII.

He served as President of the Basel Convention COP-15, President of the Rotterdam Convention COP-9, President of the Stockholm Convention COP-6, Vice-president of the International Conference on Chemicals Management 2 and 3, and re-elected Vice-president to the Basel Convention COP-9.

On 25 May 2022, he was elected Vice-president of the Minamata Convention COP-5. The fifth Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention will likely be held in November 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland.

And on 17 June 2022, he was elected Vice-president of the Rotterdam Convention COP-11. The eleventh Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention will likely be held in May or June 2023 in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Specialties: Law

Osvaldo-Patricio Alvarez-Perez

Consul General of Chile to Hong Kong & Macau SAR

Mr. Osvaldo-Patricio Alvarez-Perez’s involvement in national, regional, and international policy-making and environmental governance in the chemicals and hazardous wastes field began in 2006 when he was appointed Officer-in-charge of Chemicals and Waste Conventions by the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Department for the Environment). From 2007 to 2009, he served as a co-chair of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Cooperation and Coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions.

As a Foreign Service Officer, he has been posted at the Mission of Chile to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva and New York. He has also served at the Embassy of Chile in Canada and Costa Rica.

As of 16 December 2018, he is the Consul General of Chile to Hong Kong and Macau SAR.

In March 2011, he was appointed Head of the Department for the Environment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Santiago, Chile, and later Head of the Department of the Hazardous Chemicals and Waste cluster.

He has actively participated or coordinated for the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries in the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP-8, COP-9, COP-10, COP-11, COP-13, and COP-14), Rotterdam Convention (COP-3, COP-4, COP-5, COP-6, COP-8, and COP-9) and Stockholm Convention (COP-3, COP-4, COP-5, COP-6, COP-8, and COP-9). This role also included IFCS FORA V and VI, ICCM-2, and the Basel Convention OEWG V, OEWG VI, and OEWG VII.

He served as President of the Basel Convention COP-15, President of the Rotterdam Convention COP-9, President of the Stockholm Convention COP-6, Vice-president of the International Conference on Chemicals Management 2 and 3, and re-elected Vice-president to the Basel Convention COP-9.

On 25 May 2022, he was elected Vice-president of the Minamata Convention COP-5. The fifth Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention will likely be held in November 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland.

And on 17 June 2022, he was elected Vice-president of the Rotterdam Convention COP-11. The eleventh Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention will likely be held in May or June 2023 in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Specialties: Law

Yang Xiaodong

Yang Xiaodong

Vice President of China Garment Association

Mr. Yang is an off-campus tutor of graduate students of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. Mr. Yang graduated from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology with a full-time master’s degree and has held various positions including university teacher, clothing media journalist, department director of the China National Garment Association, deputy secretary-general, and assistant to the president. From 2017 to 2020, he had the opportunity to serve for three years in Xinjiang as a cadre talent supported by the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the central enterprises of the national government. He successively served as a member of the party committee and deputy director (on-the-job) of the Textile Industry Management Office of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and a member of the party working committee and deputy director (on-the-job) of the State-level Korla Economic and Technological Development Zone. He has been engaged in long-term research on the economic aspects of the garment industry, leading the compilation of garment industry plans at various levels in more than ten provinces, cities, and counties in China. He has also led the editing of annual national white papers on the clothing industry and actively participated in the formulation of guidance opinions for the The 13th Five-Year Plan and The 14th Five-Year Plan for the national clothing industry.

Yang Xiaodong

Vice President of China Garment Association

Mr. Yang is an off-campus tutor of graduate students of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. Mr. Yang graduated from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology with a full-time master’s degree and has held various positions including university teacher, clothing media journalist, department director of the China National Garment Association, deputy secretary-general, and assistant to the president. From 2017 to 2020, he had the opportunity to serve for three years in Xinjiang as a cadre talent supported by the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the central enterprises of the national government. He successively served as a member of the party committee and deputy director (on-the-job) of the Textile Industry Management Office of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and a member of the party working committee and deputy director (on-the-job) of the State-level Korla Economic and Technological Development Zone. He has been engaged in long-term research on the economic aspects of the garment industry, leading the compilation of garment industry plans at various levels in more than ten provinces, cities, and counties in China. He has also led the editing of annual national white papers on the clothing industry and actively participated in the formulation of guidance opinions for the The 13th Five-Year Plan and The 14th Five-Year Plan for the national clothing industry.

Dr. Delman Lee

Dr. Delman Lee

Vice Chair of TAL Apparel Ltd.

Dr. Delman Lee is currently the Vice Chair of TAL Apparel Limited. He leads TAL Apparel on its long-term strategy and continuous innovations in various aspects of the business. Major focuses are digital transformation, disruptive technologies, business model innovations and sustainability. He is responsible for the innovative services of TAL such as Vendor Managed Inventory and leads the sustainability journey of TAL for the past 15+ years.

Dr. Lee possesses extensive experience in information technology and management in global operations. He also has a strong background in research.

Dr. Delman Lee

Vice Chair of TAL Apparel Ltd.

Dr. Delman Lee is currently the Vice Chair of TAL Apparel Limited. He leads TAL Apparel on its long-term strategy and continuous innovations in various aspects of the business. Major focuses are digital transformation, disruptive technologies, business model innovations and sustainability. He is responsible for the innovative services of TAL such as Vendor Managed Inventory and leads the sustainability journey of TAL for the past 15+ years.

Dr. Lee possesses extensive experience in information technology and management in global operations. He also has a strong background in research.

Li Jie

Li Jie

Director of China Fashion Science and Technology Innovation Research Institute, Deputy Secretary General of China Garment Digital Transformation Innovation Center

Li Jie is the Director of the China Fashion Technology and Innovation Research Institute and the Deputy Secretary-General of the China Fashion Digital Transformation Innovation Center. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from Fudan University. Li Jie is also the overall responsible person for the China Fashion Smartization Journey Summit and a member of the editorial board for the China Fashion Industry Technology Innovation White Paper. He is a lecturer for the China Fashion AIGC Open Class and has participated in clothing intelligent manufacturing and digital transformation projects for brands such as ANTA and Li Ning.

Li Jie

Director of China Fashion Science and Technology Innovation Research Institute, Deputy Secretary General of China Garment Digital Transformation Innovation Center

Li Jie is the Director of the China Fashion Technology and Innovation Research Institute and the Deputy Secretary-General of the China Fashion Digital Transformation Innovation Center. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from Fudan University. Li Jie is also the overall responsible person for the China Fashion Smartization Journey Summit and a member of the editorial board for the China Fashion Industry Technology Innovation White Paper. He is a lecturer for the China Fashion AIGC Open Class and has participated in clothing intelligent manufacturing and digital transformation projects for brands such as ANTA and Li Ning.

Dr. Tracy Mok

Dr. Tracy Mok

Associate Professor, School of Fashion and Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic

Dr. Tracy Mok is one of the leading scholars in the field of engineering in fashion industries. One of her inventions is the technology on creating a pattern, 2D and 3D, and computer-generated textiles. Equipped with a first-class honours BEng Engineering and PhD degree in AI from the University of Hong Kong, her highly regarded research is focused on the implementation of advanced data analysis, 3D technologies and artificial intelligence applications in the fashion industry. Dr. Tracy Mok is also known by virtue of her innovation in intelligent 3D modelling technology, whereas her innovation could digitally reconstruct the shape and size of an individual with two body photographs within 5 to 10 seconds. This innovation offers new possible way to merge textile and technology and further the journey for customer-centre design customisation.

Dr. Tracy Mok

Associate Professor, School of Fashion and Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic

Dr. Tracy Mok is one of the leading scholars in the field of engineering in fashion industries. One of her inventions is the technology on creating a pattern, 2D and 3D, and computer-generated textiles. Equipped with a first-class honours BEng Engineering and PhD degree in AI from the University of Hong Kong, her highly regarded research is focused on the implementation of advanced data analysis, 3D technologies and artificial intelligence applications in the fashion industry. Dr. Tracy Mok is also known by virtue of her innovation in intelligent 3D modelling technology, whereas her innovation could digitally reconstruct the shape and size of an individual with two body photographs within 5 to 10 seconds. This innovation offers new possible way to merge textile and technology and further the journey for customer-centre design customisation.

Lee Khoon Hooi

Lee Khoon Hooi

Founder of Khoon Hooi

A graduate of the Malaysian Institute of Art in 1993, the designer Lee Khoon Hooi honed his skills from various fashion competitions and was recognized as a runner up for the Malaysian Young Designer Awards and second runner-up for the ASEAN Young Designer Award in 1996. The following year he seized the grand prize at the Asian Young Designer Award in Japan.

In 1999, he finally launched his own label, a move that took the Malaysian fashion scene by storm.Since then he has been honored for his work and effort by several fashion awards including the Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia Style Award, Mercedes Benz Stylo Fashion Forward Award, a prestigious International Recognition at Bangkok International Fashion Week and Elle Magazine’s 2017 Malaysian Designer of the Year / Red Carpet Designer of the Year awards.

 

About the Brand: Khoon Hooi

Khoon Hooi is a modern occasion wear label that serves new luxury to women across the globe Founded in 1999 by Malaysian designer Lee Khoon Hooi, the eponymous brand effortlessly melds technical craftsmanship with an artisanal approach Each piece is crafted with a strong play on silhouettes, prints and colours.

The brand has traded in Paris Fashion Week trade since 2010 and its designs have been worn by Hollywood celebrities at movie premieres and during important awards events such as Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Vanity Fair’s Oscar Parties in Los Angeles.

www.khoonhooi.com

Lee Khoon Hooi

Founder of Khoon Hooi

A graduate of the Malaysian Institute of Art in 1993, the designer Lee Khoon Hooi honed his skills from various fashion competitions and was recognized as a runner up for the Malaysian Young Designer Awards and second runner-up for the ASEAN Young Designer Award in 1996. The following year he seized the grand prize at the Asian Young Designer Award in Japan.

In 1999, he finally launched his own label, a move that took the Malaysian fashion scene by storm.Since then he has been honored for his work and effort by several fashion awards including the Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia Style Award, Mercedes Benz Stylo Fashion Forward Award, a prestigious International Recognition at Bangkok International Fashion Week and Elle Magazine’s 2017 Malaysian Designer of the Year / Red Carpet Designer of the Year awards.

 

About the Brand: Khoon Hooi

Khoon Hooi is a modern occasion wear label that serves new luxury to women across the globe Founded in 1999 by Malaysian designer Lee Khoon Hooi, the eponymous brand effortlessly melds technical craftsmanship with an artisanal approach Each piece is crafted with a strong play on silhouettes, prints and colours.

The brand has traded in Paris Fashion Week trade since 2010 and its designs have been worn by Hollywood celebrities at movie premieres and during important awards events such as Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Vanity Fair’s Oscar Parties in Los Angeles.

www.khoonhooi.com

Dennis Lustico

Dennis Lustico

Founder of LUSTICO APPAREL

Dennis knows elegance and restraint. He began in the fashion industry designing for a renowned menswear label where he honed his tailoring skills. In the early 2000’s, Lustico made his solo fashion breakthrough where his feminine dresses became the rave among Manila’s stylish set.

Known for his intelligent use of colour, this designer’s collections have been showcased in Paris Fashion Week since 2016.

www.couturenew.com

Dennis Lustico

Founder of LUSTICO APPAREL

Dennis knows elegance and restraint. He began in the fashion industry designing for a renowned menswear label where he honed his tailoring skills. In the early 2000’s, Lustico made his solo fashion breakthrough where his feminine dresses became the rave among Manila’s stylish set.

Known for his intelligent use of colour, this designer’s collections have been showcased in Paris Fashion Week since 2016.

www.couturenew.com

Dr. Peter Cheng

Dr. Peter Cheng

Chairman of Hanbo Enterprises Limited

Dr. Cheng Lap Yin (鄭立言) Peter, is the Co-founder and Chairman of Hanbo group. He is responsible for the strategic planning and overall management of the Company’s business development.

Dr. Cheng has almost 30 years of experience in the apparel industry. Dr. Cheng had worked in renowned garment trading companies and sourcing offices before establishing Hanbo in 1991, he established Hanbo Enterprises Limited with two partners. He has been responsible for the company’s business development and marketing and successfully led the group to list on the mainboard of the Hong Kong Exchange in July 2014. Currently, he is leading the transformation of Hanbo to a data-centric supply chain management company.

Dr. Cheng obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration(EMBA) degree and a Doctor of Business Administration(DBA) degree at the City University of Hong Kong. He is also Business Advisor of Operation and Supply Chain Management at College of Business, City University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Cheng is also the co-founder of the Hong Kong Apparel Society Limited (HKAS), which is an influential representative organization of apparel industry SMEs in Hong Kong. He is also currently the Vice Chairman of Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium (SFBC) and Executive Committee Member of Fashion Industry Development Council (FIDC) in Hong Kong

Dr. Peter Cheng

Chairman of Hanbo Enterprises Limited

Dr. Cheng Lap Yin (鄭立言) Peter, is the Co-founder and Chairman of Hanbo group. He is responsible for the strategic planning and overall management of the Company’s business development.

Dr. Cheng has almost 30 years of experience in the apparel industry. Dr. Cheng had worked in renowned garment trading companies and sourcing offices before establishing Hanbo in 1991, he established Hanbo Enterprises Limited with two partners. He has been responsible for the company’s business development and marketing and successfully led the group to list on the mainboard of the Hong Kong Exchange in July 2014. Currently, he is leading the transformation of Hanbo to a data-centric supply chain management company.

Dr. Cheng obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration(EMBA) degree and a Doctor of Business Administration(DBA) degree at the City University of Hong Kong. He is also Business Advisor of Operation and Supply Chain Management at College of Business, City University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Cheng is also the co-founder of the Hong Kong Apparel Society Limited (HKAS), which is an influential representative organization of apparel industry SMEs in Hong Kong. He is also currently the Vice Chairman of Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium (SFBC) and Executive Committee Member of Fashion Industry Development Council (FIDC) in Hong Kong

Mojalefa Mogono

Mojalefa Mogono

Consul General of South Africa in Hong Kong

Mojalefa Mogono

Consul General of South Africa in Hong Kong

Jeremy Lardeau

Jeremy Lardeau

Vice President, Higg Index, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Jeremy Lardeau is the VP of the Higg Index at the SAC. As part of the leadership team, he oversees the strategic direction and development of the Higg Index suite of tools. Jeremy is based in Barcelona, Spain.

Before joining the SAC team, Jeremy was Senior Director of Sustainability Analytics, at Nike, Inc. where he led sustainability reporting, performance management, data products, and reporting. Prior to Nike, Jeremy was a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ sustainability practice, successively working out of the Paris, Mexico City, and San Francisco offices.

Jeremy holds a Masters in Industrial Engineering from the Ecole Centrale Paris. In his free time he is known to love travelling, running and alpine climbing, but actually enjoys most horseplaying with his three young boys.

Jeremy Lardeau

Vice President, Higg Index, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Jeremy Lardeau is the VP of the Higg Index at the SAC. As part of the leadership team, he oversees the strategic direction and development of the Higg Index suite of tools. Jeremy is based in Barcelona, Spain.

Before joining the SAC team, Jeremy was Senior Director of Sustainability Analytics, at Nike, Inc. where he led sustainability reporting, performance management, data products, and reporting. Prior to Nike, Jeremy was a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ sustainability practice, successively working out of the Paris, Mexico City, and San Francisco offices.

Jeremy holds a Masters in Industrial Engineering from the Ecole Centrale Paris. In his free time he is known to love travelling, running and alpine climbing, but actually enjoys most horseplaying with his three young boys.

Dr. Gloria Yao

Dr. Gloria Yao

Director of Project Development, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

Dr. Yao has considerable research experience in innovation of textile and fashion. She plays a key role in research areas, i.e. sustainable and performance textiles, microplastic management, and AI technology application.

Dr. Gloria Yao

Director of Project Development, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

Dr. Yao has considerable research experience in innovation of textile and fashion. She plays a key role in research areas, i.e. sustainable and performance textiles, microplastic management, and AI technology application.

Victor Tsang

Victor Tsang

Head of Create Hong Kong, HKSAR Government

Mr Victor Tsang has been appointed as the Head of Create Hong Kong (CreateHK)
since 2017, the dedicated agency set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region to spearhead the development of local creative industries.
Apart from overseeing the daily operation of the CreateHK, Mr Tsang is also
responsible for formulating policies, strategies and initiatives for the development of
creative industries; and collaborating with the industries and other organisations to
provide one-stop services for the promotion of creative industries.
Before joining CreateHK, Mr Tsang was the Executive Director of PMQ. He played an
important role in the revitalisation of the heritage site into a vibrant creative hub. PMQ
is a signature creative landmark in Hong Kong and one of Hong Kong’s tourist
attractions where local public and visitors can get a taste of the cultural and creative
diversity of the city.
Mr Tsang was the Principal of the Hong Kong Design Institute from 2007 to 2011.
During this period, he oversaw the setting up of the institute and its internationalisation
process through partnerships with overseas universities and memberships in
international design associations.
Before joining the Vocational Training Council as the head of department responsible
for developing new courses for film, animation, digital entertainment and creative
media in 1995, Mr Tsang was the Vice President (Operations) of two Hong Kong
publicly listed printing groups.
Mr Tsang obtained a MBA degree from the University of Hong Kong and a BSc(Hons)
degree in industrial engineering..

Victor Tsang

Head of Create Hong Kong, HKSAR Government

Mr Victor Tsang has been appointed as the Head of Create Hong Kong (CreateHK)
since 2017, the dedicated agency set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region to spearhead the development of local creative industries.
Apart from overseeing the daily operation of the CreateHK, Mr Tsang is also
responsible for formulating policies, strategies and initiatives for the development of
creative industries; and collaborating with the industries and other organisations to
provide one-stop services for the promotion of creative industries.
Before joining CreateHK, Mr Tsang was the Executive Director of PMQ. He played an
important role in the revitalisation of the heritage site into a vibrant creative hub. PMQ
is a signature creative landmark in Hong Kong and one of Hong Kong’s tourist
attractions where local public and visitors can get a taste of the cultural and creative
diversity of the city.
Mr Tsang was the Principal of the Hong Kong Design Institute from 2007 to 2011.
During this period, he oversaw the setting up of the institute and its internationalisation
process through partnerships with overseas universities and memberships in
international design associations.
Before joining the Vocational Training Council as the head of department responsible
for developing new courses for film, animation, digital entertainment and creative
media in 1995, Mr Tsang was the Vice President (Operations) of two Hong Kong
publicly listed printing groups.
Mr Tsang obtained a MBA degree from the University of Hong Kong and a BSc(Hons)
degree in industrial engineering..

John Haffner

John Haffner

Deputy Director of Sustainability at Hang Lung Properties

John Haffner is Deputy Director – Sustainability, Hang Lung Properties, where he is responsible for formulating the Group-wide sustainability strategy and driving its execution. He has more than two decades of experience in cleantech, infrastructure and sustainability in Asia and North America, and is proficient in Mandarin. John was a World Fellow at Yale University, and has more than 20 publications on various topics including the environment, energy and international affairs.

John Haffner

Deputy Director of Sustainability at Hang Lung Properties

John Haffner is Deputy Director – Sustainability, Hang Lung Properties, where he is responsible for formulating the Group-wide sustainability strategy and driving its execution. He has more than two decades of experience in cleantech, infrastructure and sustainability in Asia and North America, and is proficient in Mandarin. John was a World Fellow at Yale University, and has more than 20 publications on various topics including the environment, energy and international affairs.

Hon. Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen, GBM, GBS, JP

Hon. Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen, GBM, GBS, JP

President of the HKSAR Legislative Council

Mr. Andrew Leung has extensive experience in business and textile prior to being serving as a Member of the Legislative Council (“LegCo”) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, he is also a senior member in Textiles Institute and a member of Clothing and Footwear Institute.  Since 2004, Mr. Leung is the representative of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries in the Industrial (First) functional constituency.  He was elected by and from among the LegCo Members as the President of the Sixth LegCo in October 2016.  In January 2022, Mr. Leung has been re-elected as the President of the Seventh LegCo.  Mr. Leung used to hold several public positions including Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Chairman of Vocational Training Council, Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, Non-Executive Director of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, Director of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and member of the Economic Development Commission.  He was also the Honorary Chairman of the Textile Council of Hong Kong, member of the Competition Commission and Council Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.  Currently, Mr. Leung is the Honorary Chairman of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong and Honorary President of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries.

Hon. Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen, GBM, GBS, JP

President of the HKSAR Legislative Council

Mr. Andrew Leung has extensive experience in business and textile prior to being serving as a Member of the Legislative Council (“LegCo”) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, he is also a senior member in Textiles Institute and a member of Clothing and Footwear Institute.  Since 2004, Mr. Leung is the representative of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries in the Industrial (First) functional constituency.  He was elected by and from among the LegCo Members as the President of the Sixth LegCo in October 2016.  In January 2022, Mr. Leung has been re-elected as the President of the Seventh LegCo.  Mr. Leung used to hold several public positions including Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Chairman of Vocational Training Council, Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, Non-Executive Director of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, Director of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and member of the Economic Development Commission.  He was also the Honorary Chairman of the Textile Council of Hong Kong, member of the Competition Commission and Council Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.  Currently, Mr. Leung is the Honorary Chairman of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong and Honorary President of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries.

Andrew Dixon

Andrew Dixon

Senior Vice President Marketing Europe at Cobalt Fashion

Andrew Dixon is the President of Merchandising South Ocean Knitters Europe and has always been involved with knitwear both flat and circular. Starting out as a knitwear buyer for UK high street retail brands, he went on to manage buying offices in Hong Kong, owned his own business, then eventually went back to his knitwear roots and has been leading the European sales and marketing of South Ocean since 2016. Andrew is very passionate about design and creativity, believing everything starts with design. That empowerment of creative people and the deep knowledge required in using the right materials is of paramount importance, we have a duty in the industry to make that happen.

Andrew Dixon

Senior Vice President Marketing Europe at Cobalt Fashion

Andrew Dixon is the President of Merchandising South Ocean Knitters Europe and has always been involved with knitwear both flat and circular. Starting out as a knitwear buyer for UK high street retail brands, he went on to manage buying offices in Hong Kong, owned his own business, then eventually went back to his knitwear roots and has been leading the European sales and marketing of South Ocean since 2016. Andrew is very passionate about design and creativity, believing everything starts with design. That empowerment of creative people and the deep knowledge required in using the right materials is of paramount importance, we have a duty in the industry to make that happen.

Craig Smith

Craig Smith

Research and Development Director, PANGAIA

Craig Smith leads a multi-disciplinary Research and Development team at PANGAIA whose goal is scout, develop and collaborate to commercialise new responsibly innovative technologies in premium lifestyle products. The team’s research scope covers various material science disciplines such as green chemistry, bio materials and biopolymers whilst also investigating aspects of process innovation. Craig holds a masters degree in the Science and Engineering of Materials as well as a bachelor’s degree in Sport & Materials Science from the University of Birmingham. Craig has spent most of his career within the sports engineering space with a focus on polymers, holding roles at Speedo, Lululemon, Adidas and Lacoste. During his time at these brands he has worked on several high profile projects such as London 2012 for Speedo (Fastskin3), Sub2 for Adidas and the first performance tennis shoe for lacoste (AG-LT Ultra) now worn by Daniil Medvedev.

Craig Smith

Research and Development Director, PANGAIA

Craig Smith leads a multi-disciplinary Research and Development team at PANGAIA whose goal is scout, develop and collaborate to commercialise new responsibly innovative technologies in premium lifestyle products. The team’s research scope covers various material science disciplines such as green chemistry, bio materials and biopolymers whilst also investigating aspects of process innovation. Craig holds a masters degree in the Science and Engineering of Materials as well as a bachelor’s degree in Sport & Materials Science from the University of Birmingham. Craig has spent most of his career within the sports engineering space with a focus on polymers, holding roles at Speedo, Lululemon, Adidas and Lacoste. During his time at these brands he has worked on several high profile projects such as London 2012 for Speedo (Fastskin3), Sub2 for Adidas and the first performance tennis shoe for lacoste (AG-LT Ultra) now worn by Daniil Medvedev.

Emma Bunting

Emma Bunting

Global Sustainability Manager, The Woolmark Company

Emma led the development and coordinates the implementation of The Woolmark Company’s sustainability framework, covering sustainable livelihoods, climate action, fibre innovations and animal wellbeing. Emma works on a diverse range of partnerships and initiatives for The Woolmark Company, with a focus on sustainability and fibre advocacy in areas of business development, communications and traceability, showcasing Merino wool’s potential as a science-backed and nature positive solution in the fashion and performance markets.

Emma joined The Woolmark Company in 2016 and has worked in both the Australian head office and London global office.

Emma Bunting

Global Sustainability Manager, The Woolmark Company

Emma led the development and coordinates the implementation of The Woolmark Company’s sustainability framework, covering sustainable livelihoods, climate action, fibre innovations and animal wellbeing. Emma works on a diverse range of partnerships and initiatives for The Woolmark Company, with a focus on sustainability and fibre advocacy in areas of business development, communications and traceability, showcasing Merino wool’s potential as a science-backed and nature positive solution in the fashion and performance markets.

Emma joined The Woolmark Company in 2016 and has worked in both the Australian head office and London global office.

Dan Bradshaw

Dan Bradshaw

Chairman of WWF-Hong Kong

Dan Bradshaw has been an active member of WWF-Hong Kong since the 1980s, serving previously as Finance Committee Chairman and as an Honorary Legal Advisor.  An avid birdwatcher, he has been a regular participant in WWF-Hong Kong’s major birdwatching event, the Big Bird Race.

 

Dan is currently the chairman of WWF-Hong Kong. He was a Captain of the Hong Kong Golf Club in 1996.  He was Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association from 1993 to 2001 and a member of the Hong Kong Port and Maritime Board until 2003.  From 2003 until 2008 he was a member of the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council.

 

Dan obtained a Master of Laws degree at the Victoria University of Wellington.  He worked for a New Zealand law firm Bell Gully and in 1974, joined Sinclair Roche & Temperley in London.  From 1978 until 2019, he worked at Johnson Stokes & Master, now Mayer Brown, in Hong Kong.  He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Euronav NV, Pacific Basin Shipping Company Limited, IRC Limited and GasLog Partners LP.  He is currently a director of Avignonesi SRL.

 

 

Dan Bradshaw

Chairman of WWF-Hong Kong

Dan Bradshaw has been an active member of WWF-Hong Kong since the 1980s, serving previously as Finance Committee Chairman and as an Honorary Legal Advisor.  An avid birdwatcher, he has been a regular participant in WWF-Hong Kong’s major birdwatching event, the Big Bird Race.

 

Dan is currently the chairman of WWF-Hong Kong. He was a Captain of the Hong Kong Golf Club in 1996.  He was Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association from 1993 to 2001 and a member of the Hong Kong Port and Maritime Board until 2003.  From 2003 until 2008 he was a member of the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council.

 

Dan obtained a Master of Laws degree at the Victoria University of Wellington.  He worked for a New Zealand law firm Bell Gully and in 1974, joined Sinclair Roche & Temperley in London.  From 1978 until 2019, he worked at Johnson Stokes & Master, now Mayer Brown, in Hong Kong.  He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Euronav NV, Pacific Basin Shipping Company Limited, IRC Limited and GasLog Partners LP.  He is currently a director of Avignonesi SRL.

 

 

Louise Bergholm

Louise Bergholm

Consul General, Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong

Ms Louise Bergholm is the Consul General of Sweden to Hong Kong and Macau since 2023. She is an experienced diplomat who has worked extensively on trade policy and promotion for 20 years. Prior to her arrival in Hong Kong, she was responsible for trade promotion in the Africa Department of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She served as the Ambassador of Sweden to Bulgaria for five years, while her previous assignments also include Washington DC, USA, and Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

Ms Bergholm obtained a Master of Science in International Economics degree from the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, and studied history, political science and Spanish from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Louise Bergholm

Consul General, Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong

Ms Louise Bergholm is the Consul General of Sweden to Hong Kong and Macau since 2023. She is an experienced diplomat who has worked extensively on trade policy and promotion for 20 years. Prior to her arrival in Hong Kong, she was responsible for trade promotion in the Africa Department of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She served as the Ambassador of Sweden to Bulgaria for five years, while her previous assignments also include Washington DC, USA, and Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

Ms Bergholm obtained a Master of Science in International Economics degree from the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, and studied history, political science and Spanish from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Serena Mak

Serena Mak

Executive Director of Sustainable Finance, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank

Serena is currently working as Executive Director in the Sustainable Finance team within the Institutional Banking Group of DBS Hong Kong.
Prior to DBS, Serena was the Head of ESG Funding Asia for Home Credit, an international consumer finance provider that focuses on responsible lending to people with little or no credit history.
Serena also has over 15 years of experience with Goldman Sachs treasury and market operations in Singapore and Hong Kong, with focus on liquidity management and payment transaction surveillance across the APAC region.
Ms. Mak is also serving as Board Governor & Honorary Secretary at Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) with a focus on Green and Sustainable Finance development in Asia.
Ms. Serena Mak holds both MSc Investment Management and BBA (Hons) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Serena Mak

Executive Director of Sustainable Finance, Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank

Serena is currently working as Executive Director in the Sustainable Finance team within the Institutional Banking Group of DBS Hong Kong.
Prior to DBS, Serena was the Head of ESG Funding Asia for Home Credit, an international consumer finance provider that focuses on responsible lending to people with little or no credit history.
Serena also has over 15 years of experience with Goldman Sachs treasury and market operations in Singapore and Hong Kong, with focus on liquidity management and payment transaction surveillance across the APAC region.
Ms. Mak is also serving as Board Governor & Honorary Secretary at Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) with a focus on Green and Sustainable Finance development in Asia.
Ms. Serena Mak holds both MSc Investment Management and BBA (Hons) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Henry Tan, BBS, JP, LHD

Dr. Henry Tan, BBS, JP, LHD

Chairman of Textile Council of Hong Kong; CEO of Luen Thai Group Ltd.

Dr. Henry Tan has accumulated over forty years of business experience in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific region. He has a deep understanding of the local markets and business environments and has established extensive cooperative relationships. Dr. Henry Tan began participating in the family’s shipping and trading business in Guam in the 1970s and expanded the business into different industries, including tourism, retail, fisheries, door-to-air, international shipping, ground handling and airport services, petroleum, insurance, healthcare, logistics, and real estate. Today, Luen Thai has become a comprehensive international group. Luen Thai Retail has positioned Skechers as one of the top three international sportswear brands in China and manages a series of world-renowned brands in Asia. Under the leadership of Dr. Henry Tan, S.A.I. Leisure Group Company Limited (stock code: 1832) has become the leading leisure travel group in Saipan and Guam and was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2019. Dr. Henry Tan has been involved in the garment manufacturing industry for over thirty years and co-founded Luen Thai Holdings Limited (stock code: 311) with his family. He served as the CEO and Executive Director from 2004 to 2017 and dedicated himself to establishing Luen Thai Holdings Limited as a leading global fashion apparel and handbag manufacturer.

 

Dr. Henry Tan is actively involved in social welfare activities. He is currently a member of the 14th Hong Kong National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Textile Council, a member of the Hong Kong Election Committee, a member of the Advisory Committee and a Board Member of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Professional and Continuing Education Division of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an Honorary Member of the Hong Kong Baptist University Council, the Executive Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification, and the former Chairman of Po Leung Kuk. Dr. Henry Tan is a represent member of the 13th Hong Kong National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, an Honorary School Board Member of Peking University, and a member of the Board of Directors of Huaqiao University. He was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2005 and appointed as Justice of the Peace in 2008. In 2018, he was conferred the title of Honorary Fellow by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and in 2013, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities by the University of Guam.

Dr. Henry Tan, BBS, JP, LHD

Chairman of Textile Council of Hong Kong; CEO of Luen Thai Group Ltd.

Dr. Henry Tan has accumulated over forty years of business experience in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific region. He has a deep understanding of the local markets and business environments and has established extensive cooperative relationships. Dr. Henry Tan began participating in the family’s shipping and trading business in Guam in the 1970s and expanded the business into different industries, including tourism, retail, fisheries, door-to-air, international shipping, ground handling and airport services, petroleum, insurance, healthcare, logistics, and real estate. Today, Luen Thai has become a comprehensive international group. Luen Thai Retail has positioned Skechers as one of the top three international sportswear brands in China and manages a series of world-renowned brands in Asia. Under the leadership of Dr. Henry Tan, S.A.I. Leisure Group Company Limited (stock code: 1832) has become the leading leisure travel group in Saipan and Guam and was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2019. Dr. Henry Tan has been involved in the garment manufacturing industry for over thirty years and co-founded Luen Thai Holdings Limited (stock code: 311) with his family. He served as the CEO and Executive Director from 2004 to 2017 and dedicated himself to establishing Luen Thai Holdings Limited as a leading global fashion apparel and handbag manufacturer.

 

Dr. Henry Tan is actively involved in social welfare activities. He is currently a member of the 14th Hong Kong National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Textile Council, a member of the Hong Kong Election Committee, a member of the Advisory Committee and a Board Member of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Professional and Continuing Education Division of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an Honorary Member of the Hong Kong Baptist University Council, the Executive Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification, and the former Chairman of Po Leung Kuk. Dr. Henry Tan is a represent member of the 13th Hong Kong National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, an Honorary School Board Member of Peking University, and a member of the Board of Directors of Huaqiao University. He was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2005 and appointed as Justice of the Peace in 2008. In 2018, he was conferred the title of Honorary Fellow by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and in 2013, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities by the University of Guam.

Allisa Lau

Allisa Lau

China Director of Cotton Council International

Allisa Lau joined Cotton Council International in April 2010 and was promoted as the China Director in October 2021. She is managing the Shanghai and Hong Kong offices to plan and execute the supply chain marketing activities and trade servicing programs in China. Allisa is also acting as the Special Matter Expert for U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol program in CHK and NEA regions. Before joining CCI, Allisa worked as Senior Manager, Marketing Promotion at the global leading textile dyeing and finishing machinery manufacturer “Fong’s Group” for 9 years.

Allisa Lau

China Director of Cotton Council International

Allisa Lau joined Cotton Council International in April 2010 and was promoted as the China Director in October 2021. She is managing the Shanghai and Hong Kong offices to plan and execute the supply chain marketing activities and trade servicing programs in China. Allisa is also acting as the Special Matter Expert for U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol program in CHK and NEA regions. Before joining CCI, Allisa worked as Senior Manager, Marketing Promotion at the global leading textile dyeing and finishing machinery manufacturer “Fong’s Group” for 9 years.

Teresa Yang

Teresa Yang

Vice Chairman of Esquel Group

Teresa Yang has been Vice Chairman of Esquel Group since 2005. Esquel is a leading global knowledge-based innovation company driven by its vision of Making a Difference, which focuses on two primary goals: tackling climate change and narrowing the wealth gap.

Teresa is responsible for Esquel Group’s strategic planning and serves as Chairman of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA). She actively participates in the development of Hong Kong’s textile and clothing industry in her current capacities at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Industrial Advisory Committee of the Research Institute for Intelligent Wearable System (RI-Wear), as well as its Advisory Committee of School Fashion and Textiles. She is also a member of the Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA).
Among the non-profit making organizations services she is involved with are the Y.L. Foundation and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Hong Kong Chapter. She was selected as the North Asia regional honoree for the 2020 YPO Global Impact Award.
Teresa holds an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii.

Teresa Yang

Vice Chairman of Esquel Group

Teresa Yang has been Vice Chairman of Esquel Group since 2005. Esquel is a leading global knowledge-based innovation company driven by its vision of Making a Difference, which focuses on two primary goals: tackling climate change and narrowing the wealth gap.

Teresa is responsible for Esquel Group’s strategic planning and serves as Chairman of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA). She actively participates in the development of Hong Kong’s textile and clothing industry in her current capacities at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Industrial Advisory Committee of the Research Institute for Intelligent Wearable System (RI-Wear), as well as its Advisory Committee of School Fashion and Textiles. She is also a member of the Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA).
Among the non-profit making organizations services she is involved with are the Y.L. Foundation and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Hong Kong Chapter. She was selected as the North Asia regional honoree for the 2020 YPO Global Impact Award.
Teresa holds an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii.

Dr. Roxana Barbieru

Dr. Roxana Barbieru

CEO of TreeToTextile AB

Dr. Roxana Barbieru has 20+ years of experience in global management in both commercial and technical
functions in various industries, including renewable biomaterials, textiles, and specialty chemicals.
She has been fortunate to work with diverse teams and businesses, honing her ability to drive business
growth through disruptive innovations and sustainability.
She is a truly global executive, having lived and worked in Europe, Singapore, as well as pursuing studies in
the US.
As of 1st June 2023, Roxana is the CEO of TreeToTextile AB, a sustainable cellulosic fibers company for
textile and nonwoven markets, aiming at making a climate impact at scale. TreeToTextile AB is owned by
IKEA, H&M, Stora Enso and LSCS Invest.
Prior to her CEO role, Roxana has been with Stora Enso and DyStar Group in different leadership roles with
a focus on commercialization of new biomaterials and sustainable products, as well as scaling up new
ventures. Roxana has also served as board member and chairperson of TreeToTextile AB.
Roxana holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany and an MBA from
University of California Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management, USA, and National University of
Singapore, Business School.

Dr. Roxana Barbieru

CEO of TreeToTextile AB

Dr. Roxana Barbieru has 20+ years of experience in global management in both commercial and technical
functions in various industries, including renewable biomaterials, textiles, and specialty chemicals.
She has been fortunate to work with diverse teams and businesses, honing her ability to drive business
growth through disruptive innovations and sustainability.
She is a truly global executive, having lived and worked in Europe, Singapore, as well as pursuing studies in
the US.
As of 1st June 2023, Roxana is the CEO of TreeToTextile AB, a sustainable cellulosic fibers company for
textile and nonwoven markets, aiming at making a climate impact at scale. TreeToTextile AB is owned by
IKEA, H&M, Stora Enso and LSCS Invest.
Prior to her CEO role, Roxana has been with Stora Enso and DyStar Group in different leadership roles with
a focus on commercialization of new biomaterials and sustainable products, as well as scaling up new
ventures. Roxana has also served as board member and chairperson of TreeToTextile AB.
Roxana holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany and an MBA from
University of California Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management, USA, and National University of
Singapore, Business School.

Dr. Jim Ajioka

Dr. Jim Ajioka

Chief Science Officer of Colorifix

Jim is a founder and Chief Science Officer. Jim has had a life-long passion for the environment, with a PhD in Ecology and Evolution. At the University of Cambridge, Jim’s background in building tools for molecular genome analysis led to early adoption of synthetic biology methods aimed at the construction of a biosensor as a sustainable method to assess arsenic contamination of drinking water in Nepal and Bangladesh.

Dr. Jim Ajioka

Chief Science Officer of Colorifix

Jim is a founder and Chief Science Officer. Jim has had a life-long passion for the environment, with a PhD in Ecology and Evolution. At the University of Cambridge, Jim’s background in building tools for molecular genome analysis led to early adoption of synthetic biology methods aimed at the construction of a biosensor as a sustainable method to assess arsenic contamination of drinking water in Nepal and Bangladesh.

Ranga Nathan NS

Ranga Nathan NS

Vice President of Customer Success at TextileGenesis

Ranga Nathan NS is the Vice President of Customer Success at TextileGenesis. He leads  Project Delivery and Implementation for the traceability initiatives of all Brands who are engaged with TextileGenesis. Ranga has more than 25 years of experience across Technology, Traceability and Communications. An MBA from University of Oxford, he has worked with international organizations like IBM, Tata Consultancy Services and Ogilvy Advertising.

Ranga Nathan NS

Vice President of Customer Success at TextileGenesis

Ranga Nathan NS is the Vice President of Customer Success at TextileGenesis. He leads  Project Delivery and Implementation for the traceability initiatives of all Brands who are engaged with TextileGenesis. Ranga has more than 25 years of experience across Technology, Traceability and Communications. An MBA from University of Oxford, he has worked with international organizations like IBM, Tata Consultancy Services and Ogilvy Advertising.

Gemma A. Williams

Gemma A. Williams

Fashion Writer

Gemma is a writer, curator and consultant focused on the China market. She writes for Vogue Business and is curating a Chinese illustration show with Paul Smith for Lunar New Year. Previous work includes reporting for the Business of Fashion and organising VOICES as well as running the luxury publication Jing Daily. Her book Fashion China (Thames & Hudson, 2015) was the first title to offer an overview of the phenomenon of Chinese fashion designers and she has curated exhibitions for the British Council, London College of Fashion and Design & Crafts Ireland – DCCI

Gemma A. Williams

Fashion Writer

Gemma is a writer, curator and consultant focused on the China market. She writes for Vogue Business and is curating a Chinese illustration show with Paul Smith for Lunar New Year. Previous work includes reporting for the Business of Fashion and organising VOICES as well as running the luxury publication Jing Daily. Her book Fashion China (Thames & Hudson, 2015) was the first title to offer an overview of the phenomenon of Chinese fashion designers and she has curated exhibitions for the British Council, London College of Fashion and Design & Crafts Ireland – DCCI

Dr. Eddie Chan

Dr. Eddie Chan

CEO of Lever Style Group

Dr. CHAN Yuk Mau, Eddie obtained his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2003. Eddie graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Higher Diploma (HD) of Textile Technology back to 1986. He then further studied in University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK, during 1986 – 1987 and awarded in 1987 for Master of Commerce (MCom) in Marketing. Eddie also obtained his Bachelor of Business (BBus) in Accountancy from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Melbourne, Australia, in 2007 and Master of Science (MSc) in Financial Analysis from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2009.

 

Eddie was admitted as a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel, a chartered member of the Textile Institute of the United Kingdom and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing. Eddie had been the chairman of the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel since 2017 and has recently stepped down in July 2019.

 

Eddie started his career by gaining experience at TAL Group, Laws Group, and Mast Industries. In 1988, Eddie joined Lever Style Inc (used to be Lever Shirt Ltd) as marketing manager, and rising to the position of director and chief operation officer (COO) till 2003. He re-joined the company as the chief operation officer (COO) and president in 2015 and finally promoted as chief executive officer (CEO) in 2017. Lever Style has been successfully listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) on 13 Nov 2019 under the stock code 1346.

 

In between Eddie’s two stints at Lever Style, Eddie worked at vertically-integrated textile & garment manufacturer Esquel Group. Rising to the position of Group Director of Operational Excellence, reporting to the Vice-Chairman & CEO, he previously held senior executive positions in a variety of areas including sales, production, and technical development.

Dr. Eddie Chan

CEO of Lever Style Group

Dr. CHAN Yuk Mau, Eddie obtained his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2003. Eddie graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Higher Diploma (HD) of Textile Technology back to 1986. He then further studied in University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK, during 1986 – 1987 and awarded in 1987 for Master of Commerce (MCom) in Marketing. Eddie also obtained his Bachelor of Business (BBus) in Accountancy from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Melbourne, Australia, in 2007 and Master of Science (MSc) in Financial Analysis from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2009.

 

Eddie was admitted as a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel, a chartered member of the Textile Institute of the United Kingdom and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing. Eddie had been the chairman of the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel since 2017 and has recently stepped down in July 2019.

 

Eddie started his career by gaining experience at TAL Group, Laws Group, and Mast Industries. In 1988, Eddie joined Lever Style Inc (used to be Lever Shirt Ltd) as marketing manager, and rising to the position of director and chief operation officer (COO) till 2003. He re-joined the company as the chief operation officer (COO) and president in 2015 and finally promoted as chief executive officer (CEO) in 2017. Lever Style has been successfully listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) on 13 Nov 2019 under the stock code 1346.

 

In between Eddie’s two stints at Lever Style, Eddie worked at vertically-integrated textile & garment manufacturer Esquel Group. Rising to the position of Group Director of Operational Excellence, reporting to the Vice-Chairman & CEO, he previously held senior executive positions in a variety of areas including sales, production, and technical development.

Dr. Stéphane Ogé

Dr. Stéphane Ogé

Head of Quality & CSR Performance at Lacoste Operations

Stéphane Ogé is Head of Quality & CSR Performance at Lacoste Operations. His responsibility is to ensure the supply chain is able to deliver the highest quality and most eco-responsible products possible. Before that, he led Lacoste global recycling and circularity strategy for 3 years, working on eco-design strategies with product teams. He is also PhD in industrial ecology and led consulting activities to make heavy industries more circular.”

Dr. Stéphane Ogé

Head of Quality & CSR Performance at Lacoste Operations

Stéphane Ogé is Head of Quality & CSR Performance at Lacoste Operations. His responsibility is to ensure the supply chain is able to deliver the highest quality and most eco-responsible products possible. Before that, he led Lacoste global recycling and circularity strategy for 3 years, working on eco-design strategies with product teams. He is also PhD in industrial ecology and led consulting activities to make heavy industries more circular.”

Karen Ho

Karen Ho

Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability, WWF-Hong Kong

Karen Ho joined WWF in May of 2008 as Business Engagement Leader for Climate programme. She works on climate and energy issues in Hong Kong and China, engaging with businesses and industries across the spectrum to initiate, lead and oversee the development of climate programmes.

Karen assumed a new position as Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability in August 2017. As the Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP) and Low-carbon Office Operation Programme (LOOP) continue to grow, Karen will also foster collaboration initiatives that are making the community and corporations more sustainable.

An accomplished senior executive, Karen held senior management positions in several Fortune 500 companies prior to joining WWF. Karen holds a Master degree of Business Administration from University of Surrey, UK and is accredited as Chartered Marketer by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK since 2001.

Karen Ho

Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability, WWF-Hong Kong

Karen Ho joined WWF in May of 2008 as Business Engagement Leader for Climate programme. She works on climate and energy issues in Hong Kong and China, engaging with businesses and industries across the spectrum to initiate, lead and oversee the development of climate programmes.

Karen assumed a new position as Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability in August 2017. As the Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP) and Low-carbon Office Operation Programme (LOOP) continue to grow, Karen will also foster collaboration initiatives that are making the community and corporations more sustainable.

An accomplished senior executive, Karen held senior management positions in several Fortune 500 companies prior to joining WWF. Karen holds a Master degree of Business Administration from University of Surrey, UK and is accredited as Chartered Marketer by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK since 2001.

Prof. Thomas C. C. Wong

Prof. Thomas C. C. Wong

Chairman of Institute of International Sustainable Development

Professor of Practice HiESD (HK)

Adjunct Professor NJJIT (China)

Senior Engineer (Textiles), FCTES; MHKITA

Fellows FBVCBS

Certified Sustainable Development Planner (CSDP)

International Society of Sustainability Professionals. USA.

Chartered Institute for Textiles, Clothing & Footwear, UK

University of Cambridge, CISL

 

  • Prof. WONG has over 30 years’ experience in the luxury fashion field.  And over 20 years in the building industry with high end interior decoration. Recently he focuses on Sustainable Development of Animal-Based Industries, including the meat, animal fibres, fashion and pet industries.

 

  • Chairman of Sustainable Development Committee of Chinese Manufacturers Asso.
  • Founding President of Institute of International Sustainable Development
  • Associate Dean, Publicity of SDG Industry-education-research, HiESD
  • Founding Chairman of “Belt & Road Youth Foundation” (HK Charity # 91/15440)
  • Senior Expert Advisor of GBA Carbon Neutrality Asso.
  • Advisor of Asso. of Family Offices in Asia- MAG
  • Director of HK Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA)
  • Director of HK Brand Development Council
  • External Advisor of HK Poly Univ CPCE CPD Steering Committee
  • Advisor of The Education Univ. Of HK Edu-plus Internship program
  • School Manager of CCK Secondary School
  • Chairman of Audit Committee and Director of a 60 years-old International Trade Federation

 

  • Former Advisor to the HKSAR Agriculture and Fisheries & Conservation Department’s Endangered Plants & Animals Species Advisory Committee
  • Former Director at ESF Foundation Board
  • Former School Manager at Island School

 

  • Arte Moda International Enterprise – Chairman
  • Nanjing China Railway Best Joint Comm. Co Ltd. – CEO

 

Contact: thomas_c_c_wong@hotmail.com

Prof. Thomas C. C. Wong

Chairman of Institute of International Sustainable Development

Professor of Practice HiESD (HK)

Adjunct Professor NJJIT (China)

Senior Engineer (Textiles), FCTES; MHKITA

Fellows FBVCBS

Certified Sustainable Development Planner (CSDP)

International Society of Sustainability Professionals. USA.

Chartered Institute for Textiles, Clothing & Footwear, UK

University of Cambridge, CISL

 

  • Prof. WONG has over 30 years’ experience in the luxury fashion field.  And over 20 years in the building industry with high end interior decoration. Recently he focuses on Sustainable Development of Animal-Based Industries, including the meat, animal fibres, fashion and pet industries.

 

  • Chairman of Sustainable Development Committee of Chinese Manufacturers Asso.
  • Founding President of Institute of International Sustainable Development
  • Associate Dean, Publicity of SDG Industry-education-research, HiESD
  • Founding Chairman of “Belt & Road Youth Foundation” (HK Charity # 91/15440)
  • Senior Expert Advisor of GBA Carbon Neutrality Asso.
  • Advisor of Asso. of Family Offices in Asia- MAG
  • Director of HK Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA)
  • Director of HK Brand Development Council
  • External Advisor of HK Poly Univ CPCE CPD Steering Committee
  • Advisor of The Education Univ. Of HK Edu-plus Internship program
  • School Manager of CCK Secondary School
  • Chairman of Audit Committee and Director of a 60 years-old International Trade Federation

 

  • Former Advisor to the HKSAR Agriculture and Fisheries & Conservation Department’s Endangered Plants & Animals Species Advisory Committee
  • Former Director at ESF Foundation Board
  • Former School Manager at Island School

 

  • Arte Moda International Enterprise – Chairman
  • Nanjing China Railway Best Joint Comm. Co Ltd. – CEO

 

Contact: thomas_c_c_wong@hotmail.com

Carmelo Ficarra

Carmelo Ficarra

Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau

Born in Messina in 1976, Mr. Ficarra obtained a degree in Political Sciences from LUISS “Guido Carli” University in Rome in 1999. He further pursued a master’s degree in European Studies at the College of Europe, Natolin Campus (Poland) in 2000. A career diplomat since 2002, he served in Baghdad, Moscow, Erbil and Tehran before being appointed Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau from the 1st of September 2022. In his capacity, he supports consular activities and promotes Italian culture, business, society and sports to further increase and strengthen bilateral relations between Italy, Hong Kong and Macau.

Carmelo Ficarra

Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau

Born in Messina in 1976, Mr. Ficarra obtained a degree in Political Sciences from LUISS “Guido Carli” University in Rome in 1999. He further pursued a master’s degree in European Studies at the College of Europe, Natolin Campus (Poland) in 2000. A career diplomat since 2002, he served in Baghdad, Moscow, Erbil and Tehran before being appointed Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau from the 1st of September 2022. In his capacity, he supports consular activities and promotes Italian culture, business, society and sports to further increase and strengthen bilateral relations between Italy, Hong Kong and Macau.

Zhang Yichao

Zhang Yichao

Creative Director & President of IS.CHAO
  • Award Winner of “China Fashion Design Top Award”
  • Promotion Ambassador of China Textile Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Executive Member of Arts Committee, China Fashion Association
  • Vice Chairman of Zhejiang Textile and Garment Industry Association
  • Vice Chairman of Hangzhou Fashion Designers Association
  • Special Vice Chairman of Chongqing Textile Association
  • Art Director of Chongqing International Fashion Week
  • Producer & Art Director of Super Child Model Classic. China
  • Special Adjunct Professor at Zhejiang Sic-Tech University
  • Adjunct Professor at School of Art, Soochow University
  • Artwork《行走的花》is permanent collection item of Three Gorges Museum
  • Artwork 《行走的花.繁衍》《錦繡映月》are collection item of China Silk Museum
  • 2022 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics Uniform Equipment Visual Design Excellence Award

 

About the Brand: IS.CHAO

IS.CHAO is the original Haute Couture brand founded by designer, ZHANG Yichao. The brand is established based on Yichao’s design style and Chinese traditional culture. It is full of Yichao’s strong personal style characteristics: Using Chinese intangible cultural heritage elements as the medium and source of inspiration, extensively combining traditional Chinese costume culture with modern fashion styling, highlighting the characteristics of oriental culture, with soft shapes, simple lines, and rich and gorgeous colors. Expressing the designer’s uniqueness to Chinese culture and fashion. Based on the insights, the national style design works with “行走的花” as the core is perfectly performed.
In recent years, IS.CHAO has launched a series of products jointly with many famous brands on the e-shop platforms, which has been highly praised and loved by the market.

CONTACT

Xiaohongshu: 545957703

Douyin: 1102266882

WeChat Channel: 行走的花姐儿

Zhang Yichao

Creative Director & President of IS.CHAO
  • Award Winner of “China Fashion Design Top Award”
  • Promotion Ambassador of China Textile Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Executive Member of Arts Committee, China Fashion Association
  • Vice Chairman of Zhejiang Textile and Garment Industry Association
  • Vice Chairman of Hangzhou Fashion Designers Association
  • Special Vice Chairman of Chongqing Textile Association
  • Art Director of Chongqing International Fashion Week
  • Producer & Art Director of Super Child Model Classic. China
  • Special Adjunct Professor at Zhejiang Sic-Tech University
  • Adjunct Professor at School of Art, Soochow University
  • Artwork《行走的花》is permanent collection item of Three Gorges Museum
  • Artwork 《行走的花.繁衍》《錦繡映月》are collection item of China Silk Museum
  • 2022 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics Uniform Equipment Visual Design Excellence Award

 

About the Brand: IS.CHAO

IS.CHAO is the original Haute Couture brand founded by designer, ZHANG Yichao. The brand is established based on Yichao’s design style and Chinese traditional culture. It is full of Yichao’s strong personal style characteristics: Using Chinese intangible cultural heritage elements as the medium and source of inspiration, extensively combining traditional Chinese costume culture with modern fashion styling, highlighting the characteristics of oriental culture, with soft shapes, simple lines, and rich and gorgeous colors. Expressing the designer’s uniqueness to Chinese culture and fashion. Based on the insights, the national style design works with “行走的花” as the core is perfectly performed.
In recent years, IS.CHAO has launched a series of products jointly with many famous brands on the e-shop platforms, which has been highly praised and loved by the market.

CONTACT

Xiaohongshu: 545957703

Douyin: 1102266882

WeChat Channel: 行走的花姐儿

Emily Ng

Emily Ng

Senior ESG Manager, ANTA Sports Products Limited

Emily Ng joined ANTA Sports Products Limited (Stock code: 2020) in 2014 and is the Senior Manager, ESG for the company. She has been preparing the first ESG report since 2015 and has become an active participant in promoting sustainability and corporate governance. Currently, she is responsible for ESG disclosure and strategy within the company. Before joining the sustainability team, she was the Senior Investor Relations Manager, and was named the second place in Rising Star from the IR Magazine in 2017 as well as the third place in Best IR Professional-Sell Side from the Institutional Investor in 2019. Prior to joining ANTA Sports, she had two years of work experience in the banking and finance industry.

 

Emily graduated from Macquarie University in Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Finance degree. She is currently an Associate of The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly: The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) and The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (formerly: The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators). She is also pursuing the Master of Social Sciences in the field of Sustainability Leadership and Governance at the University of Hong Kong from 2021 to 2023.

Emily Ng

Senior ESG Manager, ANTA Sports Products Limited

Emily Ng joined ANTA Sports Products Limited (Stock code: 2020) in 2014 and is the Senior Manager, ESG for the company. She has been preparing the first ESG report since 2015 and has become an active participant in promoting sustainability and corporate governance. Currently, she is responsible for ESG disclosure and strategy within the company. Before joining the sustainability team, she was the Senior Investor Relations Manager, and was named the second place in Rising Star from the IR Magazine in 2017 as well as the third place in Best IR Professional-Sell Side from the Institutional Investor in 2019. Prior to joining ANTA Sports, she had two years of work experience in the banking and finance industry.

 

Emily graduated from Macquarie University in Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Finance degree. She is currently an Associate of The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly: The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) and The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (formerly: The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators). She is also pursuing the Master of Social Sciences in the field of Sustainability Leadership and Governance at the University of Hong Kong from 2021 to 2023.

Alfie Chen

Alfie Chen

COO of Style3D

Master of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (China);

Served as Senior Manager at Siemens and Avery Dennison with 15+ rich managerial experiences in oversea enterprises and 10+ experiences in the apparel industry;

Expert in apparel industry digitization and sustainable development.

Alfie Chen

COO of Style3D

Master of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (China);

Served as Senior Manager at Siemens and Avery Dennison with 15+ rich managerial experiences in oversea enterprises and 10+ experiences in the apparel industry;

Expert in apparel industry digitization and sustainable development.

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Dan Bradshaw

Chairman of WWF-Hong Kong

Dan Bradshaw has been an active member of WWF-Hong Kong since the 1980s, serving previously as Finance Committee Chairman and as an Honorary Legal Advisor.  An avid birdwatcher, he has been a regular participant in WWF-Hong Kong’s major birdwatching event, the Big Bird Race.

 

Dan is currently the chairman of WWF-Hong Kong. He was a Captain of the Hong Kong Golf Club in 1996.  He was Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association from 1993 to 2001 and a member of the Hong Kong Port and Maritime Board until 2003.  From 2003 until 2008 he was a member of the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council.

 

Dan obtained a Master of Laws degree at the Victoria University of Wellington.  He worked for a New Zealand law firm Bell Gully and in 1974, joined Sinclair Roche & Temperley in London.  From 1978 until 2019, he worked at Johnson Stokes & Master, now Mayer Brown, in Hong Kong.  He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Euronav NV, Pacific Basin Shipping Company Limited, IRC Limited and GasLog Partners LP.  He is currently a director of Avignonesi SRL.

 

 

Dan Bradshaw

Chairman of WWF-Hong Kong

Dan Bradshaw has been an active member of WWF-Hong Kong since the 1980s, serving previously as Finance Committee Chairman and as an Honorary Legal Advisor.  An avid birdwatcher, he has been a regular participant in WWF-Hong Kong’s major birdwatching event, the Big Bird Race.

 

Dan is currently the chairman of WWF-Hong Kong. He was a Captain of the Hong Kong Golf Club in 1996.  He was Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association from 1993 to 2001 and a member of the Hong Kong Port and Maritime Board until 2003.  From 2003 until 2008 he was a member of the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council.

 

Dan obtained a Master of Laws degree at the Victoria University of Wellington.  He worked for a New Zealand law firm Bell Gully and in 1974, joined Sinclair Roche & Temperley in London.  From 1978 until 2019, he worked at Johnson Stokes & Master, now Mayer Brown, in Hong Kong.  He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Euronav NV, Pacific Basin Shipping Company Limited, IRC Limited and GasLog Partners LP.  He is currently a director of Avignonesi SRL.

 

 

Dr. Henry Tan, BBS, JP, LHD

Chairman of Textile Council of Hong Kong; CEO of Luen Thai Group Ltd.

Dr. Henry Tan has accumulated over forty years of business experience in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific region. He has a deep understanding of the local markets and business environments and has established extensive cooperative relationships. Dr. Henry Tan began participating in the family’s shipping and trading business in Guam in the 1970s and expanded the business into different industries, including tourism, retail, fisheries, door-to-air, international shipping, ground handling and airport services, petroleum, insurance, healthcare, logistics, and real estate. Today, Luen Thai has become a comprehensive international group. Luen Thai Retail has positioned Skechers as one of the top three international sportswear brands in China and manages a series of world-renowned brands in Asia. Under the leadership of Dr. Henry Tan, S.A.I. Leisure Group Company Limited (stock code: 1832) has become the leading leisure travel group in Saipan and Guam and was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2019. Dr. Henry Tan has been involved in the garment manufacturing industry for over thirty years and co-founded Luen Thai Holdings Limited (stock code: 311) with his family. He served as the CEO and Executive Director from 2004 to 2017 and dedicated himself to establishing Luen Thai Holdings Limited as a leading global fashion apparel and handbag manufacturer.

 

Dr. Henry Tan is actively involved in social welfare activities. He is currently a member of the 14th Hong Kong National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Textile Council, a member of the Hong Kong Election Committee, a member of the Advisory Committee and a Board Member of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Professional and Continuing Education Division of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an Honorary Member of the Hong Kong Baptist University Council, the Executive Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification, and the former Chairman of Po Leung Kuk. Dr. Henry Tan is a represent member of the 13th Hong Kong National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, an Honorary School Board Member of Peking University, and a member of the Board of Directors of Huaqiao University. He was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2005 and appointed as Justice of the Peace in 2008. In 2018, he was conferred the title of Honorary Fellow by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and in 2013, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities by the University of Guam.

Dr. Henry Tan, BBS, JP, LHD

Chairman of Textile Council of Hong Kong; CEO of Luen Thai Group Ltd.

Dr. Henry Tan has accumulated over forty years of business experience in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific region. He has a deep understanding of the local markets and business environments and has established extensive cooperative relationships. Dr. Henry Tan began participating in the family’s shipping and trading business in Guam in the 1970s and expanded the business into different industries, including tourism, retail, fisheries, door-to-air, international shipping, ground handling and airport services, petroleum, insurance, healthcare, logistics, and real estate. Today, Luen Thai has become a comprehensive international group. Luen Thai Retail has positioned Skechers as one of the top three international sportswear brands in China and manages a series of world-renowned brands in Asia. Under the leadership of Dr. Henry Tan, S.A.I. Leisure Group Company Limited (stock code: 1832) has become the leading leisure travel group in Saipan and Guam and was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2019. Dr. Henry Tan has been involved in the garment manufacturing industry for over thirty years and co-founded Luen Thai Holdings Limited (stock code: 311) with his family. He served as the CEO and Executive Director from 2004 to 2017 and dedicated himself to establishing Luen Thai Holdings Limited as a leading global fashion apparel and handbag manufacturer.

 

Dr. Henry Tan is actively involved in social welfare activities. He is currently a member of the 14th Hong Kong National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Textile Council, a member of the Hong Kong Election Committee, a member of the Advisory Committee and a Board Member of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Professional and Continuing Education Division of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an Honorary Member of the Hong Kong Baptist University Council, the Executive Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification, and the former Chairman of Po Leung Kuk. Dr. Henry Tan is a represent member of the 13th Hong Kong National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, an Honorary School Board Member of Peking University, and a member of the Board of Directors of Huaqiao University. He was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2005 and appointed as Justice of the Peace in 2008. In 2018, he was conferred the title of Honorary Fellow by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and in 2013, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities by the University of Guam.

Hon. Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen, GBM, GBS, JP

President of the HKSAR Legislative Council

Mr. Andrew Leung has extensive experience in business and textile prior to being serving as a Member of the Legislative Council (“LegCo”) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, he is also a senior member in Textiles Institute and a member of Clothing and Footwear Institute.  Since 2004, Mr. Leung is the representative of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries in the Industrial (First) functional constituency.  He was elected by and from among the LegCo Members as the President of the Sixth LegCo in October 2016.  In January 2022, Mr. Leung has been re-elected as the President of the Seventh LegCo.  Mr. Leung used to hold several public positions including Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Chairman of Vocational Training Council, Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, Non-Executive Director of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, Director of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and member of the Economic Development Commission.  He was also the Honorary Chairman of the Textile Council of Hong Kong, member of the Competition Commission and Council Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.  Currently, Mr. Leung is the Honorary Chairman of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong and Honorary President of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries.

Hon. Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen, GBM, GBS, JP

President of the HKSAR Legislative Council

Mr. Andrew Leung has extensive experience in business and textile prior to being serving as a Member of the Legislative Council (“LegCo”) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, he is also a senior member in Textiles Institute and a member of Clothing and Footwear Institute.  Since 2004, Mr. Leung is the representative of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries in the Industrial (First) functional constituency.  He was elected by and from among the LegCo Members as the President of the Sixth LegCo in October 2016.  In January 2022, Mr. Leung has been re-elected as the President of the Seventh LegCo.  Mr. Leung used to hold several public positions including Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Chairman of Vocational Training Council, Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, Non-Executive Director of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, Director of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and member of the Economic Development Commission.  He was also the Honorary Chairman of the Textile Council of Hong Kong, member of the Competition Commission and Council Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.  Currently, Mr. Leung is the Honorary Chairman of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong and Honorary President of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries.

Craig Smith

Research and Development Director, PANGAIA

Craig Smith leads a multi-disciplinary Research and Development team at PANGAIA whose goal is scout, develop and collaborate to commercialise new responsibly innovative technologies in premium lifestyle products. The team’s research scope covers various material science disciplines such as green chemistry, bio materials and biopolymers whilst also investigating aspects of process innovation. Craig holds a masters degree in the Science and Engineering of Materials as well as a bachelor’s degree in Sport & Materials Science from the University of Birmingham. Craig has spent most of his career within the sports engineering space with a focus on polymers, holding roles at Speedo, Lululemon, Adidas and Lacoste. During his time at these brands he has worked on several high profile projects such as London 2012 for Speedo (Fastskin3), Sub2 for Adidas and the first performance tennis shoe for lacoste (AG-LT Ultra) now worn by Daniil Medvedev.

Craig Smith

Research and Development Director, PANGAIA

Craig Smith leads a multi-disciplinary Research and Development team at PANGAIA whose goal is scout, develop and collaborate to commercialise new responsibly innovative technologies in premium lifestyle products. The team’s research scope covers various material science disciplines such as green chemistry, bio materials and biopolymers whilst also investigating aspects of process innovation. Craig holds a masters degree in the Science and Engineering of Materials as well as a bachelor’s degree in Sport & Materials Science from the University of Birmingham. Craig has spent most of his career within the sports engineering space with a focus on polymers, holding roles at Speedo, Lululemon, Adidas and Lacoste. During his time at these brands he has worked on several high profile projects such as London 2012 for Speedo (Fastskin3), Sub2 for Adidas and the first performance tennis shoe for lacoste (AG-LT Ultra) now worn by Daniil Medvedev.

Alfie Chen

COO of Style3D

Master of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (China);

Served as Senior Manager at Siemens and Avery Dennison with 15+ rich managerial experiences in oversea enterprises and 10+ experiences in the apparel industry;

Expert in apparel industry digitization and sustainable development.

Alfie Chen

COO of Style3D

Master of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (China);

Served as Senior Manager at Siemens and Avery Dennison with 15+ rich managerial experiences in oversea enterprises and 10+ experiences in the apparel industry;

Expert in apparel industry digitization and sustainable development.

Dr. Eddie Chan

CEO of Lever Style Group

Dr. CHAN Yuk Mau, Eddie obtained his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2003. Eddie graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Higher Diploma (HD) of Textile Technology back to 1986. He then further studied in University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK, during 1986 – 1987 and awarded in 1987 for Master of Commerce (MCom) in Marketing. Eddie also obtained his Bachelor of Business (BBus) in Accountancy from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Melbourne, Australia, in 2007 and Master of Science (MSc) in Financial Analysis from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2009.

 

Eddie was admitted as a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel, a chartered member of the Textile Institute of the United Kingdom and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing. Eddie had been the chairman of the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel since 2017 and has recently stepped down in July 2019.

 

Eddie started his career by gaining experience at TAL Group, Laws Group, and Mast Industries. In 1988, Eddie joined Lever Style Inc (used to be Lever Shirt Ltd) as marketing manager, and rising to the position of director and chief operation officer (COO) till 2003. He re-joined the company as the chief operation officer (COO) and president in 2015 and finally promoted as chief executive officer (CEO) in 2017. Lever Style has been successfully listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) on 13 Nov 2019 under the stock code 1346.

 

In between Eddie’s two stints at Lever Style, Eddie worked at vertically-integrated textile & garment manufacturer Esquel Group. Rising to the position of Group Director of Operational Excellence, reporting to the Vice-Chairman & CEO, he previously held senior executive positions in a variety of areas including sales, production, and technical development.

Dr. Eddie Chan

CEO of Lever Style Group

Dr. CHAN Yuk Mau, Eddie obtained his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2003. Eddie graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Higher Diploma (HD) of Textile Technology back to 1986. He then further studied in University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK, during 1986 – 1987 and awarded in 1987 for Master of Commerce (MCom) in Marketing. Eddie also obtained his Bachelor of Business (BBus) in Accountancy from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Melbourne, Australia, in 2007 and Master of Science (MSc) in Financial Analysis from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2009.

 

Eddie was admitted as a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel, a chartered member of the Textile Institute of the United Kingdom and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing. Eddie had been the chairman of the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel since 2017 and has recently stepped down in July 2019.

 

Eddie started his career by gaining experience at TAL Group, Laws Group, and Mast Industries. In 1988, Eddie joined Lever Style Inc (used to be Lever Shirt Ltd) as marketing manager, and rising to the position of director and chief operation officer (COO) till 2003. He re-joined the company as the chief operation officer (COO) and president in 2015 and finally promoted as chief executive officer (CEO) in 2017. Lever Style has been successfully listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) on 13 Nov 2019 under the stock code 1346.

 

In between Eddie’s two stints at Lever Style, Eddie worked at vertically-integrated textile & garment manufacturer Esquel Group. Rising to the position of Group Director of Operational Excellence, reporting to the Vice-Chairman & CEO, he previously held senior executive positions in a variety of areas including sales, production, and technical development.

Hong Lee

Standards Quality Assurance, Senior Manager – East Asia, Textile Exchange

Hong was born and raised in the Netherlands and started his career in the Testing, Inspection, and Certification industry 17 years ago in Hong Kong.

He was responsible for the Global Business Development of Sustainable Textile Certification programs before becoming responsible for the overall management of its South Korea and China branch.

In 2008 he initiated and wrote the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) which is currently adopted by many brands and retailers. The GRS is a certification program that sets requirements for certification of recycled input and chain of custody, with additional criteria for social and environmental processing as well as chemical restrictions. Currently, over 12,000 sites worldwide are certified to the GRS

Hong joined Textile Exchange in 2020, with the responsibility for the overall strategy of Greater China, and is also a member of the Assurance team.

Hong Lee

Standards Quality Assurance, Senior Manager – East Asia, Textile Exchange

Hong was born and raised in the Netherlands and started his career in the Testing, Inspection, and Certification industry 17 years ago in Hong Kong.

He was responsible for the Global Business Development of Sustainable Textile Certification programs before becoming responsible for the overall management of its South Korea and China branch.

In 2008 he initiated and wrote the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) which is currently adopted by many brands and retailers. The GRS is a certification program that sets requirements for certification of recycled input and chain of custody, with additional criteria for social and environmental processing as well as chemical restrictions. Currently, over 12,000 sites worldwide are certified to the GRS

Hong joined Textile Exchange in 2020, with the responsibility for the overall strategy of Greater China, and is also a member of the Assurance team.

Dorian Ho

Founding Chairman of Asian New Generation Creativity Design Association; CEO & Creative Director at DORIANO International Ltd.

Dorian Ho is one of the most renowned fashion designers in Asia. He launched his first evening gown collection “Dorian Ho Collection” in 2001. In the same year, his collection was showcased in the fashion weeks of Sydney and New York. Dorian Ho Collection is now selling worldwide. In 2005, he launched his custom-made bridal collection, Dorian Ho Bridal, which made him one of the most popular wedding gown designers. In 2011, he introduced a children’s party clothes collection – ‘BabyDoll By Dorian Ho”, and in the following year, he has launched “Dorian Ho Homme” for men. Taking one step at a time, Dorian Ho is gradually expanding the map of his fashion kingdom.IIn recent years, Dorian has been designing specialty uniforms for various industries including airlines, banks, hotels, restaurants, property developer and cosmetic companies to name a few. Dorian Ho Collection is currently presented at prestige showrooms in Paris and New York.

Driven by innovation, Dorian launches collaborations with renowned brands in recent years, including watches, jewellery, home appliances and handbags. By bringing his unique aesthetic and personal style to different industries, Dorian showcases his versatile creativity on various crossover partnerships.

Stepping into his 30th anniversary in fashion industry, Dorian is committed to contributing more to the community by participating in different activities and founded the Asian New Generation Creativity Design Association. He would like to share more of his experience, “educate” new generation and “support” the development of local fashion industry. Dorian is looking forward to leading and supporting the new local designers to enter the international market.

www.dorianho.net

Dorian Ho

Founding Chairman of Asian New Generation Creativity Design Association; CEO & Creative Director at DORIANO International Ltd.

Dorian Ho is one of the most renowned fashion designers in Asia. He launched his first evening gown collection “Dorian Ho Collection” in 2001. In the same year, his collection was showcased in the fashion weeks of Sydney and New York. Dorian Ho Collection is now selling worldwide. In 2005, he launched his custom-made bridal collection, Dorian Ho Bridal, which made him one of the most popular wedding gown designers. In 2011, he introduced a children’s party clothes collection – ‘BabyDoll By Dorian Ho”, and in the following year, he has launched “Dorian Ho Homme” for men. Taking one step at a time, Dorian Ho is gradually expanding the map of his fashion kingdom.IIn recent years, Dorian has been designing specialty uniforms for various industries including airlines, banks, hotels, restaurants, property developer and cosmetic companies to name a few. Dorian Ho Collection is currently presented at prestige showrooms in Paris and New York.

Driven by innovation, Dorian launches collaborations with renowned brands in recent years, including watches, jewellery, home appliances and handbags. By bringing his unique aesthetic and personal style to different industries, Dorian showcases his versatile creativity on various crossover partnerships.

Stepping into his 30th anniversary in fashion industry, Dorian is committed to contributing more to the community by participating in different activities and founded the Asian New Generation Creativity Design Association. He would like to share more of his experience, “educate” new generation and “support” the development of local fashion industry. Dorian is looking forward to leading and supporting the new local designers to enter the international market.

www.dorianho.net

Louise Bergholm

Consul General, Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong

Ms Louise Bergholm is the Consul General of Sweden to Hong Kong and Macau since 2023. She is an experienced diplomat who has worked extensively on trade policy and promotion for 20 years. Prior to her arrival in Hong Kong, she was responsible for trade promotion in the Africa Department of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She served as the Ambassador of Sweden to Bulgaria for five years, while her previous assignments also include Washington DC, USA, and Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

Ms Bergholm obtained a Master of Science in International Economics degree from the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, and studied history, political science and Spanish from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Louise Bergholm

Consul General, Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong

Ms Louise Bergholm is the Consul General of Sweden to Hong Kong and Macau since 2023. She is an experienced diplomat who has worked extensively on trade policy and promotion for 20 years. Prior to her arrival in Hong Kong, she was responsible for trade promotion in the Africa Department of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She served as the Ambassador of Sweden to Bulgaria for five years, while her previous assignments also include Washington DC, USA, and Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

Ms Bergholm obtained a Master of Science in International Economics degree from the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, and studied history, political science and Spanish from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Richard Cheng

Chairman of Clothing Industry Training Authority

Mr. Cheng serves as a Non-Executive Director of Wing Tai Holdings Limited; the Managing Director and General Manager of Wing Tai Corporation Limited.

Mr. Cheng is a Director of the Federation of Hong Kong Garment Manufacturers, the Chairman of the Clothing Industry Training Authority since September 2019, the Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries – Group 24, a member of the Employees Retraining Board – Wearing Apparel and Textile Industry Consultative Network, a member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council – Garment Advisory, an external member of City University of Hong Kong – Department of Marketing Departmental Advisory Committee, a Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce of Guangzhou Foreign Investment Enterprises, a Vice President of Friends of The Community Chest Wan Chai District, a member of the 12th National Committee of Yunnan Province, a Honorary President of Yunnan Provincial Federation of Industry and Commerce of Macau Yunnan Friendship and Fraternity Association of Macau and a Honorary President of Hong Kong Asia Youth Association.

Mr. Cheng graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, USA.

Richard Cheng

Chairman of Clothing Industry Training Authority

Mr. Cheng serves as a Non-Executive Director of Wing Tai Holdings Limited; the Managing Director and General Manager of Wing Tai Corporation Limited.

Mr. Cheng is a Director of the Federation of Hong Kong Garment Manufacturers, the Chairman of the Clothing Industry Training Authority since September 2019, the Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries – Group 24, a member of the Employees Retraining Board – Wearing Apparel and Textile Industry Consultative Network, a member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council – Garment Advisory, an external member of City University of Hong Kong – Department of Marketing Departmental Advisory Committee, a Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce of Guangzhou Foreign Investment Enterprises, a Vice President of Friends of The Community Chest Wan Chai District, a member of the 12th National Committee of Yunnan Province, a Honorary President of Yunnan Provincial Federation of Industry and Commerce of Macau Yunnan Friendship and Fraternity Association of Macau and a Honorary President of Hong Kong Asia Youth Association.

Mr. Cheng graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, USA.

Dr. Delman Lee

Vice Chair of TAL Apparel Ltd.

Dr. Delman Lee is currently the Vice Chair of TAL Apparel Limited. He leads TAL Apparel on its long-term strategy and continuous innovations in various aspects of the business. Major focuses are digital transformation, disruptive technologies, business model innovations and sustainability. He is responsible for the innovative services of TAL such as Vendor Managed Inventory and leads the sustainability journey of TAL for the past 15+ years.

Dr. Lee possesses extensive experience in information technology and management in global operations. He also has a strong background in research.

Dr. Delman Lee

Vice Chair of TAL Apparel Ltd.

Dr. Delman Lee is currently the Vice Chair of TAL Apparel Limited. He leads TAL Apparel on its long-term strategy and continuous innovations in various aspects of the business. Major focuses are digital transformation, disruptive technologies, business model innovations and sustainability. He is responsible for the innovative services of TAL such as Vendor Managed Inventory and leads the sustainability journey of TAL for the past 15+ years.

Dr. Lee possesses extensive experience in information technology and management in global operations. He also has a strong background in research.

Yang Xiaodong

Vice President of China Garment Association

Mr. Yang is an off-campus tutor of graduate students of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. Mr. Yang graduated from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology with a full-time master’s degree and has held various positions including university teacher, clothing media journalist, department director of the China National Garment Association, deputy secretary-general, and assistant to the president. From 2017 to 2020, he had the opportunity to serve for three years in Xinjiang as a cadre talent supported by the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the central enterprises of the national government. He successively served as a member of the party committee and deputy director (on-the-job) of the Textile Industry Management Office of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and a member of the party working committee and deputy director (on-the-job) of the State-level Korla Economic and Technological Development Zone. He has been engaged in long-term research on the economic aspects of the garment industry, leading the compilation of garment industry plans at various levels in more than ten provinces, cities, and counties in China. He has also led the editing of annual national white papers on the clothing industry and actively participated in the formulation of guidance opinions for the The 13th Five-Year Plan and The 14th Five-Year Plan for the national clothing industry.

Yang Xiaodong

Vice President of China Garment Association

Mr. Yang is an off-campus tutor of graduate students of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. Mr. Yang graduated from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology with a full-time master’s degree and has held various positions including university teacher, clothing media journalist, department director of the China National Garment Association, deputy secretary-general, and assistant to the president. From 2017 to 2020, he had the opportunity to serve for three years in Xinjiang as a cadre talent supported by the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the central enterprises of the national government. He successively served as a member of the party committee and deputy director (on-the-job) of the Textile Industry Management Office of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and a member of the party working committee and deputy director (on-the-job) of the State-level Korla Economic and Technological Development Zone. He has been engaged in long-term research on the economic aspects of the garment industry, leading the compilation of garment industry plans at various levels in more than ten provinces, cities, and counties in China. He has also led the editing of annual national white papers on the clothing industry and actively participated in the formulation of guidance opinions for the The 13th Five-Year Plan and The 14th Five-Year Plan for the national clothing industry.

Hon. Sunny Tan

Member of HKSAR Legislative Council (Textiles & Garment)

As a seasoned industrialist, Hon Sunny Tan is currently a Member of the Legislative Council representing the Textiles and Garment functional constituency and Senior Advisor to Luen Thai Holdings Limited, a leading fashion and lifestyle apparel and accessories manufacturer, for which he has served for more than two decades.  He is also the Chairman of Hong Kong Productivity Council, Executive Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries and Executive Vice President of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Textiles.  In 2013, he received the “Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong”.

 

Hon Sunny Tan has a strong record of public and community service.  He is a Member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation, Member of Trade and Industry Advisory Board, Council Member of Vocational Training Council, Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council, and Board of Director of the Hong Kong Design Centre.  He is also a Member of the Hebei Province Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

 

Hon Sunny Tan obtained a Master of Science degree from Stanford University and Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Hon. Sunny Tan

Member of HKSAR Legislative Council (Textiles & Garment)

As a seasoned industrialist, Hon Sunny Tan is currently a Member of the Legislative Council representing the Textiles and Garment functional constituency and Senior Advisor to Luen Thai Holdings Limited, a leading fashion and lifestyle apparel and accessories manufacturer, for which he has served for more than two decades.  He is also the Chairman of Hong Kong Productivity Council, Executive Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries and Executive Vice President of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Textiles.  In 2013, he received the “Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong”.

 

Hon Sunny Tan has a strong record of public and community service.  He is a Member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation, Member of Trade and Industry Advisory Board, Council Member of Vocational Training Council, Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council, and Board of Director of the Hong Kong Design Centre.  He is also a Member of the Hebei Province Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

 

Hon Sunny Tan obtained a Master of Science degree from Stanford University and Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Tracy Mok

Associate Professor, School of Fashion and Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic

Dr. Tracy Mok is one of the leading scholars in the field of engineering in fashion industries. One of her inventions is the technology on creating a pattern, 2D and 3D, and computer-generated textiles. Equipped with a first-class honours BEng Engineering and PhD degree in AI from the University of Hong Kong, her highly regarded research is focused on the implementation of advanced data analysis, 3D technologies and artificial intelligence applications in the fashion industry. Dr. Tracy Mok is also known by virtue of her innovation in intelligent 3D modelling technology, whereas her innovation could digitally reconstruct the shape and size of an individual with two body photographs within 5 to 10 seconds. This innovation offers new possible way to merge textile and technology and further the journey for customer-centre design customisation.

Dr. Tracy Mok

Associate Professor, School of Fashion and Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic

Dr. Tracy Mok is one of the leading scholars in the field of engineering in fashion industries. One of her inventions is the technology on creating a pattern, 2D and 3D, and computer-generated textiles. Equipped with a first-class honours BEng Engineering and PhD degree in AI from the University of Hong Kong, her highly regarded research is focused on the implementation of advanced data analysis, 3D technologies and artificial intelligence applications in the fashion industry. Dr. Tracy Mok is also known by virtue of her innovation in intelligent 3D modelling technology, whereas her innovation could digitally reconstruct the shape and size of an individual with two body photographs within 5 to 10 seconds. This innovation offers new possible way to merge textile and technology and further the journey for customer-centre design customisation.

Dennis Lustico

Founder of LUSTICO APPAREL

Dennis knows elegance and restraint. He began in the fashion industry designing for a renowned menswear label where he honed his tailoring skills. In the early 2000’s, Lustico made his solo fashion breakthrough where his feminine dresses became the rave among Manila’s stylish set.

Known for his intelligent use of colour, this designer’s collections have been showcased in Paris Fashion Week since 2016.

www.couturenew.com

Dennis Lustico

Founder of LUSTICO APPAREL

Dennis knows elegance and restraint. He began in the fashion industry designing for a renowned menswear label where he honed his tailoring skills. In the early 2000’s, Lustico made his solo fashion breakthrough where his feminine dresses became the rave among Manila’s stylish set.

Known for his intelligent use of colour, this designer’s collections have been showcased in Paris Fashion Week since 2016.

www.couturenew.com

Dr. Joyce Tsoi

Director of Collective Action Programs at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

Dr Joyce Tsoi is the Director of Collective Action Programs at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). She leads SAC’s Decarbonization Collective Action programs and activities globally. She works closely with SAC members and ecosystem partners to integrate sustainability into their business strategies, prioritize actions on climate change, accelerate sustainable environmental and social impacts programs and transform our industry into one that gives more than it takes- to the people and the planet. She brings over 17 years of diverse global industry experience, leading global supply chain sustainability program for multinational companies, driving key corporate and industry-wide sustainability strategies and efforts through the adoption and verification of Higg tools, water and wastewater compliance, Science Based Targets (SBTs), energy efficiency and renewable energy program across multiple industry sectors including apparel and footwear, electronics, hardgoods, home goods, food and beverage and toys industries globally. She is also a Honorary Senior Lecturer of the Sustainability Leadership and Governance Program at the University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Joyce Tsoi

Director of Collective Action Programs at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

Dr Joyce Tsoi is the Director of Collective Action Programs at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). She leads SAC’s Decarbonization Collective Action programs and activities globally. She works closely with SAC members and ecosystem partners to integrate sustainability into their business strategies, prioritize actions on climate change, accelerate sustainable environmental and social impacts programs and transform our industry into one that gives more than it takes- to the people and the planet. She brings over 17 years of diverse global industry experience, leading global supply chain sustainability program for multinational companies, driving key corporate and industry-wide sustainability strategies and efforts through the adoption and verification of Higg tools, water and wastewater compliance, Science Based Targets (SBTs), energy efficiency and renewable energy program across multiple industry sectors including apparel and footwear, electronics, hardgoods, home goods, food and beverage and toys industries globally. She is also a Honorary Senior Lecturer of the Sustainability Leadership and Governance Program at the University of Hong Kong.

Karen Ho

Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability, WWF-Hong Kong

Karen Ho joined WWF in May of 2008 as Business Engagement Leader for Climate programme. She works on climate and energy issues in Hong Kong and China, engaging with businesses and industries across the spectrum to initiate, lead and oversee the development of climate programmes.

Karen assumed a new position as Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability in August 2017. As the Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP) and Low-carbon Office Operation Programme (LOOP) continue to grow, Karen will also foster collaboration initiatives that are making the community and corporations more sustainable.

An accomplished senior executive, Karen held senior management positions in several Fortune 500 companies prior to joining WWF. Karen holds a Master degree of Business Administration from University of Surrey, UK and is accredited as Chartered Marketer by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK since 2001.

Karen Ho

Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability, WWF-Hong Kong

Karen Ho joined WWF in May of 2008 as Business Engagement Leader for Climate programme. She works on climate and energy issues in Hong Kong and China, engaging with businesses and industries across the spectrum to initiate, lead and oversee the development of climate programmes.

Karen assumed a new position as Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability in August 2017. As the Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP) and Low-carbon Office Operation Programme (LOOP) continue to grow, Karen will also foster collaboration initiatives that are making the community and corporations more sustainable.

An accomplished senior executive, Karen held senior management positions in several Fortune 500 companies prior to joining WWF. Karen holds a Master degree of Business Administration from University of Surrey, UK and is accredited as Chartered Marketer by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK since 2001.

Will Lam

CEO of High Fashion Group

Will Lam, a renowned entrepreneur and CEO of High Fashion Group, has made significant strides in the fashion industry, most notably in pioneering sustainable innovation. Celebrated with Forbes China’s Outstanding Leader Award and the 2022 Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong, his leadership has transformed High Fashion Group into a leader in digital and sustainable fashion.

 

Under his direction, the group has championed eco-friendly practices, leading to the creation of materials such as ‘Washable Silk,’ a sustainable organic alternative to conventional fabrics. The Natural Dye Project, another green initiative, addresses the longstanding limitations of color variety and dye wastewater pollution in textiles, earning the group the Green & Low-Carbon Factory Recognition from the provincial government.

 

Will extends his commitment beyond his company. He established WL District, a cross-functional ecosystem that fosters collaboration and supports emerging technologies in the fashion industry, including Internet, big data, and shared economy concepts. Through this initiative, Will continues to shape the fashion industry and promote sustainable innovation.

Will Lam

CEO of High Fashion Group

Will Lam, a renowned entrepreneur and CEO of High Fashion Group, has made significant strides in the fashion industry, most notably in pioneering sustainable innovation. Celebrated with Forbes China’s Outstanding Leader Award and the 2022 Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong, his leadership has transformed High Fashion Group into a leader in digital and sustainable fashion.

 

Under his direction, the group has championed eco-friendly practices, leading to the creation of materials such as ‘Washable Silk,’ a sustainable organic alternative to conventional fabrics. The Natural Dye Project, another green initiative, addresses the longstanding limitations of color variety and dye wastewater pollution in textiles, earning the group the Green & Low-Carbon Factory Recognition from the provincial government.

 

Will extends his commitment beyond his company. He established WL District, a cross-functional ecosystem that fosters collaboration and supports emerging technologies in the fashion industry, including Internet, big data, and shared economy concepts. Through this initiative, Will continues to shape the fashion industry and promote sustainable innovation.

Carmelo Ficarra

Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau

Born in Messina in 1976, Mr. Ficarra obtained a degree in Political Sciences from LUISS “Guido Carli” University in Rome in 1999. He further pursued a master’s degree in European Studies at the College of Europe, Natolin Campus (Poland) in 2000. A career diplomat since 2002, he served in Baghdad, Moscow, Erbil and Tehran before being appointed Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau from the 1st of September 2022. In his capacity, he supports consular activities and promotes Italian culture, business, society and sports to further increase and strengthen bilateral relations between Italy, Hong Kong and Macau.

Carmelo Ficarra

Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau

Born in Messina in 1976, Mr. Ficarra obtained a degree in Political Sciences from LUISS “Guido Carli” University in Rome in 1999. He further pursued a master’s degree in European Studies at the College of Europe, Natolin Campus (Poland) in 2000. A career diplomat since 2002, he served in Baghdad, Moscow, Erbil and Tehran before being appointed Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau from the 1st of September 2022. In his capacity, he supports consular activities and promotes Italian culture, business, society and sports to further increase and strengthen bilateral relations between Italy, Hong Kong and Macau.

John Haffner

Deputy Director of Sustainability at Hang Lung Properties

John Haffner is Deputy Director – Sustainability, Hang Lung Properties, where he is responsible for formulating the Group-wide sustainability strategy and driving its execution. He has more than two decades of experience in cleantech, infrastructure and sustainability in Asia and North America, and is proficient in Mandarin. John was a World Fellow at Yale University, and has more than 20 publications on various topics including the environment, energy and international affairs.