2021 SPEAKERS

Adelene Chan

Adelene Chan

Key Account Manager of Google

Having worked with many Fashion & Apparel brands over the last decade in PR, digital marketing and as an influencer; Adelene now focuses on crafting digital maturity roadmaps for Fashion/Apparel eCommerce companies at Google HK. Passionate in creating brand experiences on and offline, Adelene was instrumental in launching DFS / T-galleria’s first “Shop and Collect” online-to-offline offering, as well as various WeChat & Web activations to drive traffic to the Peninsula Hotels’ Boutiques in Hong Kong and China

Adelene Chan

Key Account Manager of Google

Having worked with many Fashion & Apparel brands over the last decade in PR, digital marketing and as an influencer; Adelene now focuses on crafting digital maturity roadmaps for Fashion/Apparel eCommerce companies at Google HK. Passionate in creating brand experiences on and offline, Adelene was instrumental in launching DFS / T-galleria’s first “Shop and Collect” online-to-offline offering, as well as various WeChat & Web activations to drive traffic to the Peninsula Hotels’ Boutiques in Hong Kong and China

Akanksha Sharma

Akanksha Sharma

Head of Customer Engagement & strategic Projects at TextileGenesis

Head of Customer Engagement & strategic projects at TextileGenesis™ – The pioneering Block Chain based traceability platform. TextileGenesis™ won the Global change award from the H&M foundation in 2020, they were also recognized as the most promising traceability innovators by Fashion For Good- South Asia innovation program. They were also a part of the cohort 8 of the reputed Target Accelerator program.

Akanksha completed her Masters in Business Administration Cum Laude (with merit) from The Hague, Netherlands and worked with KPMG consulting in Amsterdam. She has worked in the fashion retail & sustainability for over 10 years in India and Europe with reputed brands and has been associated with TextileGenesis™ since its inception in 2018.

Akanksha Sharma

Head of Customer Engagement & strategic Projects at TextileGenesis

Head of Customer Engagement & strategic projects at TextileGenesis™ – The pioneering Block Chain based traceability platform. TextileGenesis™ won the Global change award from the H&M foundation in 2020, they were also recognized as the most promising traceability innovators by Fashion For Good- South Asia innovation program. They were also a part of the cohort 8 of the reputed Target Accelerator program.

Akanksha completed her Masters in Business Administration Cum Laude (with merit) from The Hague, Netherlands and worked with KPMG consulting in Amsterdam. She has worked in the fashion retail & sustainability for over 10 years in India and Europe with reputed brands and has been associated with TextileGenesis™ since its inception in 2018.

Alexander Chan

Alexander Chan

Co-Director of The Mills Fabrica

Alexander Chan is currently the Co-Director of The Mills Fabrica- a leading Hong Kong based incubator, fund and space/lab/store dedicated towards promoting innovations and sustainable businesses at the intersection of technology and style (“techstyle”). Alexander currently leads investments (Fabrica Fund) and also helps with incubation support and government/ policy related affairs at Fabrica.

Alexander is also an occasional contributor to SCMP, HKFP and Stand News in Hong Kong where he writes on issues related to innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability.

Alexander Chan

Co-Director of The Mills Fabrica

Alexander Chan is currently the Co-Director of The Mills Fabrica- a leading Hong Kong based incubator, fund and space/lab/store dedicated towards promoting innovations and sustainable businesses at the intersection of technology and style (“techstyle”). Alexander currently leads investments (Fabrica Fund) and also helps with incubation support and government/ policy related affairs at Fabrica.

Alexander is also an occasional contributor to SCMP, HKFP and Stand News in Hong Kong where he writes on issues related to innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability.

Aurelie Pernel

Aurelie Pernel

Design Manager of DORINA

Aurelie PERNEL

4 Years as Design MANAGER at DORINA, For Lingerie, Loungewear, Swimwear & Sportwear.

Before that 7 years as Senior Designer at HOP LUN, In private label Department.

Aurelie Pernel

Design Manager of DORINA

Aurelie PERNEL

4 Years as Design MANAGER at DORINA, For Lingerie, Loungewear, Swimwear & Sportwear.

Before that 7 years as Senior Designer at HOP LUN, In private label Department.

Ayumi Takeyama

Ayumi Takeyama

Digital Solution Consultant of SHIMA SEIKI

Ayumi Takeyama is a professional consultant, and now base in Hong Kong for digital solution consulting & 2D/3D virtual sample technical support for customers in Hong Kong / China region. Ayumi has a lot of experience leading users of SHIMA SEIKI APEX/Fiz design software to success in digitally streamlining their workflow and garners the confidence from users.

Ayumi Takeyama

Digital Solution Consultant of SHIMA SEIKI

Ayumi Takeyama is a professional consultant, and now base in Hong Kong for digital solution consulting & 2D/3D virtual sample technical support for customers in Hong Kong / China region. Ayumi has a lot of experience leading users of SHIMA SEIKI APEX/Fiz design software to success in digitally streamlining their workflow and garners the confidence from users.

Christina Jiang

Christina Jiang

Head of Business Development Team I, TENCENT

Christina Jiang, is the second generation of a family rooted in the fashion industry, and moved to Tencent as a tech company in 2017. Under her creative, Tencent games is using the latest digital innovations and technologies to shape the future for multiple industry and has attracted and nurtured top-tier fashion group from the ground.

Christina believes that continual virtual world development is necessary for the industry to adapt to the overwhelming challenges of digitisation and sustainability. To this end, she is leading the crossover projects for the fashion industry to bridge the skills gap.

Christina Jiang

Head of Business Development Team I, TENCENT

Christina Jiang, is the second generation of a family rooted in the fashion industry, and moved to Tencent as a tech company in 2017. Under her creative, Tencent games is using the latest digital innovations and technologies to shape the future for multiple industry and has attracted and nurtured top-tier fashion group from the ground.

Christina believes that continual virtual world development is necessary for the industry to adapt to the overwhelming challenges of digitisation and sustainability. To this end, she is leading the crossover projects for the fashion industry to bridge the skills gap.

Christine Chow

Christine Chow

Co-founder & Creative Director of Tove & Libra

Having always been drawn to the creative fields, Christine majored in Visual Arts at Brown University in the US, then went on to work in trend forecasting in New York City. Diving deep into the consumer trends and insights that drive effective design, she has consulted with companies ranging from Patagonia to Colgate on product trends, been a featured speaker at national tradeshows, and written lifestyle articles for The New York Times.

In 2009, Christine returned to Hong Kong to take the reins of her family’s apparel production business, taking on the challenge of how to turn design concepts into reality. In this position, she set up a Fabric Development team, spearheaded social compliance certification, and also developed a growing awareness of the social and environmental responsibility issues surrounding the world of fashion.

In 2018. Christine decided to combine her personal advocacy with her wide-ranging experiences, and get back to her creative roots through a new enterprise – Tove & Libra. Co-founding the Hong Kong fashion brand with Ivan Tang (also a third-generation apparel manufacturer), the duo felt the brand could be a voice for advocating sustainable fashion concepts in the local market. As an early leader among the growing wave of local, sustainable brands, Tove & Libra has been featured in numerous Hong Kong and Singapore publications and was recently awarded “Hong Kong’s Most Outstanding Eco Fashion Brand of the Year” by Corphub; Christine has also participated as a panelist during FashRev and Rethink conferences.

As Creative Director of Tove & Libra, Christine’s unique eye combines eco-friendly fabrics with flattering and multi-functional fits, creating thoughtful modern designs that are better for both the closet and the planet

Christine Chow

Co-founder & Creative Director of Tove & Libra

Having always been drawn to the creative fields, Christine majored in Visual Arts at Brown University in the US, then went on to work in trend forecasting in New York City. Diving deep into the consumer trends and insights that drive effective design, she has consulted with companies ranging from Patagonia to Colgate on product trends, been a featured speaker at national tradeshows, and written lifestyle articles for The New York Times.

In 2009, Christine returned to Hong Kong to take the reins of her family’s apparel production business, taking on the challenge of how to turn design concepts into reality. In this position, she set up a Fabric Development team, spearheaded social compliance certification, and also developed a growing awareness of the social and environmental responsibility issues surrounding the world of fashion.

In 2018. Christine decided to combine her personal advocacy with her wide-ranging experiences, and get back to her creative roots through a new enterprise – Tove & Libra. Co-founding the Hong Kong fashion brand with Ivan Tang (also a third-generation apparel manufacturer), the duo felt the brand could be a voice for advocating sustainable fashion concepts in the local market. As an early leader among the growing wave of local, sustainable brands, Tove & Libra has been featured in numerous Hong Kong and Singapore publications and was recently awarded “Hong Kong’s Most Outstanding Eco Fashion Brand of the Year” by Corphub; Christine has also participated as a panelist during FashRev and Rethink conferences.

As Creative Director of Tove & Libra, Christine’s unique eye combines eco-friendly fabrics with flattering and multi-functional fits, creating thoughtful modern designs that are better for both the closet and the planet

Dr. Alison Gwilt

Dr. Alison Gwilt

Associate Professor of Design, University of New South Wales

Dr Alison Gwilt is an author, researcher and Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research examines innovative design methods and approaches that enable the fashion and textiles community, from educators, to producers, and consumers, to adopt more circular and sustainable practices. Her books include, ‘A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion’ (Bloomsbury 2nd ed. 2020); ‘Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion’ (Bloomsbury 2019); ‘Fashion Design for Living’ (Routledge 2015) and ‘Shaping Sustainable Fashion’ (Routledge 2011).

Dr. Alison Gwilt

Associate Professor of Design, University of New South Wales

Dr Alison Gwilt is an author, researcher and Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research examines innovative design methods and approaches that enable the fashion and textiles community, from educators, to producers, and consumers, to adopt more circular and sustainable practices. Her books include, ‘A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion’ (Bloomsbury 2nd ed. 2020); ‘Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion’ (Bloomsbury 2019); ‘Fashion Design for Living’ (Routledge 2015) and ‘Shaping Sustainable Fashion’ (Routledge 2011).

Dr. Chris K. Y. Lo

Dr. Chris K. Y. Lo

Associate Professor, School of Fashion & Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr. Chris K. Y. Lo is the Associate Professor, discipline leader of fashion business, former programme director of BA in Fashion and Textiles, and Chairman of MA in Sustainable Fashion and Innovation Programme development committee at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He teaches sustainability-related subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

He published in mainstream business journals such as Organization Sciences, M&SOM, Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Journal of Business Ethics, focusing on the environment, human health, and sustainability. Many of his publications confirm a direct linkage between environmental and social performance and firm short-term and long-term financial performance.

His recent study about why firms ignored workers’ safety issues was covered by international newspapers, such as the Guardian, and won the best paper award of Journal of Operations Management in 2020. He is also the winner of the Responsible Research in Management Award 2017, PolyU faculty award for outstanding performance and achievement in teaching (Individual Award) 2017, and faculty award for research and scholarly activity (team award) “ Research projects combating COVID-19” in 2020.

He is the associate editor of Decision Sciences (Product and process innovation department), Service Science (Environmental and Social Responsibility Department), guest editor, and editorial review board of Journal of Operations Management.

Dr. Chris K. Y. Lo

Associate Professor, School of Fashion & Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr. Chris K. Y. Lo is the Associate Professor, discipline leader of fashion business, former programme director of BA in Fashion and Textiles, and Chairman of MA in Sustainable Fashion and Innovation Programme development committee at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He teaches sustainability-related subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

He published in mainstream business journals such as Organization Sciences, M&SOM, Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Journal of Business Ethics, focusing on the environment, human health, and sustainability. Many of his publications confirm a direct linkage between environmental and social performance and firm short-term and long-term financial performance.

His recent study about why firms ignored workers’ safety issues was covered by international newspapers, such as the Guardian, and won the best paper award of Journal of Operations Management in 2020. He is also the winner of the Responsible Research in Management Award 2017, PolyU faculty award for outstanding performance and achievement in teaching (Individual Award) 2017, and faculty award for research and scholarly activity (team award) “ Research projects combating COVID-19” in 2020.

He is the associate editor of Decision Sciences (Product and process innovation department), Service Science (Environmental and Social Responsibility Department), guest editor, and editorial review board of Journal of Operations Management.

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

Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP

Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development, HKSAR Government

Mr. Yau assumed the post of the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development on July 1, 2017. His portfolio covers policy areas from trade, commerce to telecommunications and broadcasting, and from promotion of creative industries, intellectual property and consumer protection to boosting inward investment and tourism development.

Mr. Yau has his full career in the public service. Before taking up the current post, Mr Yau was the Director of the Chief Executive’s Office from 2012 to 2017, assisting the Chief Executive in formulating policies and setting policy goals and priorities. He was the Secretary for the Environment from 2007 to 2012, overseeing policies on environmental protection, energy, nature conservation and sustainable development.

Mr. Yau started his civil service career as an Administrative Officer in 1981. During his long service as a civil servant, he held various positions, including Director of Information Services, Deputy Secretary for Education and Manpower, Deputy Director-General of Trade and Industry as well as Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Washington, DC, USA.

Mr. Yau graduated from the University of Hong Kong. He received further education at Oxford University and at Harvard University.

Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development, HKSAR Government

Mr. Yau assumed the post of the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development on July 1, 2017. His portfolio covers policy areas from trade, commerce to telecommunications and broadcasting, and from promotion of creative industries, intellectual property and consumer protection to boosting inward investment and tourism development.

Mr. Yau has his full career in the public service. Before taking up the current post, Mr Yau was the Director of the Chief Executive’s Office from 2012 to 2017, assisting the Chief Executive in formulating policies and setting policy goals and priorities. He was the Secretary for the Environment from 2007 to 2012, overseeing policies on environmental protection, energy, nature conservation and sustainable development.

Mr. Yau started his civil service career as an Administrative Officer in 1981. During his long service as a civil servant, he held various positions, including Director of Information Services, Deputy Secretary for Education and Manpower, Deputy Director-General of Trade and Industry as well as Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Washington, DC, USA.

Mr. Yau graduated from the University of Hong Kong. He received further education at Oxford University and at Harvard University.

Fiona Tang

Fiona Tang

Business Development Executive (Asia Pacific) of Hawke Media

Fiona Tang, Business Development Executive, for Hawke Media, and is currently in charge of APAC operation. Hawke Media is the fastest growing marketing consultancy in the United States. Launched in 2014, and has been valued at over $75 million and has grown from seven to around 200 employees. The company has serviced over 2000 brands of all sizes, ranging from startups like Tamara Mellon, Sio Beauty and Bottlekeeper to household names like Red Bull, Verizon Wireless, and Alibaba. Fiona’s role has been multifold, since joining the company at 2017, she has first hand seeing the differences between western and eastern modes of marketing, being the bridge to educate both ends on cross-cultural difference when comes to marketing has certainly grant her a breadth of experience from strategy to hands on execution.

As a cross-cultural marketing expert, Fiona manages multiple teams for different APAC projects, to not only educate her clients on cross-cultural consumer behaviors, but also to set the right expectation to ensure the future success of her clients’ international expansion. With the goal to connect the world together, she is a trusted partner and a leader who enjoys building brands and developing marketing solutions for companies. She got her MBA from Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management in Global Business, and has been known for finding creative solutions to drive results for her clients.

Fiona Tang

Business Development Executive (Asia Pacific) of Hawke Media

Fiona Tang, Business Development Executive, for Hawke Media, and is currently in charge of APAC operation. Hawke Media is the fastest growing marketing consultancy in the United States. Launched in 2014, and has been valued at over $75 million and has grown from seven to around 200 employees. The company has serviced over 2000 brands of all sizes, ranging from startups like Tamara Mellon, Sio Beauty and Bottlekeeper to household names like Red Bull, Verizon Wireless, and Alibaba. Fiona’s role has been multifold, since joining the company at 2017, she has first hand seeing the differences between western and eastern modes of marketing, being the bridge to educate both ends on cross-cultural difference when comes to marketing has certainly grant her a breadth of experience from strategy to hands on execution.

As a cross-cultural marketing expert, Fiona manages multiple teams for different APAC projects, to not only educate her clients on cross-cultural consumer behaviors, but also to set the right expectation to ensure the future success of her clients’ international expansion. With the goal to connect the world together, she is a trusted partner and a leader who enjoys building brands and developing marketing solutions for companies. She got her MBA from Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management in Global Business, and has been known for finding creative solutions to drive results for her clients.

Giovanni Musillo

Giovanni Musillo

General Manager of Hong Kong & APAC, Goxip

Giovanni Musillo joined Goxip in 2021 as General Manager of Hong Kong and APAC.

His responsibility encompasses the main aspects of the company Marketing, Partnerships, Sales, Product and Finance.

His profile is well recognized in the digital ecosystem as prior to Goxip he served as General Manager of Rocket Internet-backed Zalora Greater China for 5 years.

Prior to Goxip, he led the opening of the Hong Kong on-the-ground operations of the Sequoia-backed martech company Insider.

Giovanni holds a Master Degree in Building Engineering and graduated with honours summa cum laude.

Giovanni Musillo

General Manager of Hong Kong & APAC, Goxip

Giovanni Musillo joined Goxip in 2021 as General Manager of Hong Kong and APAC.

His responsibility encompasses the main aspects of the company Marketing, Partnerships, Sales, Product and Finance.

His profile is well recognized in the digital ecosystem as prior to Goxip he served as General Manager of Rocket Internet-backed Zalora Greater China for 5 years.

Prior to Goxip, he led the opening of the Hong Kong on-the-ground operations of the Sequoia-backed martech company Insider.

Giovanni holds a Master Degree in Building Engineering and graduated with honours summa cum laude.

Hon. Felix Chung Kwok-pan

Hon. Felix Chung Kwok-pan

Chairman of Fashion Summit (HK) 2021

Member of HKSAR Legislative Council (Textiles and Garment)

Felix K P Chung is at present the Member of the sixth Legislative Council of HKSAR, 2016-2021 (Textiles and Garment Sector) and Life Hon. Chairman of Hong Kong Apparel Society. He is also the Party leader of Liberal Party.

He graduated from BSC in Quantity Surveying in 1986 in the Robert Gorden University Aberdeen, UK and followed with his MBA degree in Stirling University, Stirling, UK in 1987. He joined his family business in a knitwear factory in late 1988.

Felix Chung also has a good linkage with the Textiles & Garment trade and education organizations. In year 2001, with the support from many garment manufacturers, a non-profit making association was formed in the name of the Hong Kong Apparel Society Ltd (HKAS), Felix Chung was the founder of HKAS and nominated to be Chairman until 2012. The aim of HKAS is to link up the Hong Kong SMEs in Textile and Garment industry, to power up the strength, trust and relationship of the industry in order to gain the awareness and reflect the needs to the HKSAR.

In 2013, he initiated the Fashion Industry Development Council (FIDC) aims to gather elites of different specialties to share, plan and promote the development of the fashion industry in Hong Kong.

Hon. Felix Chung Kwok-pan

Chairman of Fashion Summit (HK) 2021

Member of HKSAR Legislative Council (Textiles and Garment)

Felix K P Chung is at present the Member of the sixth Legislative Council of HKSAR, 2016-2021 (Textiles and Garment Sector) and Life Hon. Chairman of Hong Kong Apparel Society. He is also the Party leader of Liberal Party.

He graduated from BSC in Quantity Surveying in 1986 in the Robert Gorden University Aberdeen, UK and followed with his MBA degree in Stirling University, Stirling, UK in 1987. He joined his family business in a knitwear factory in late 1988.

Felix Chung also has a good linkage with the Textiles & Garment trade and education organizations. In year 2001, with the support from many garment manufacturers, a non-profit making association was formed in the name of the Hong Kong Apparel Society Ltd (HKAS), Felix Chung was the founder of HKAS and nominated to be Chairman until 2012. The aim of HKAS is to link up the Hong Kong SMEs in Textile and Garment industry, to power up the strength, trust and relationship of the industry in order to gain the awareness and reflect the needs to the HKSAR.

In 2013, he initiated the Fashion Industry Development Council (FIDC) aims to gather elites of different specialties to share, plan and promote the development of the fashion industry in Hong Kong.

Hong Lee

Hong Lee

Assurance Specialist of 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

Assurance Specialist of 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.

Hugo Petit

Hugo Petit

CFO of Renewcell

Hugo Petit is the CFO of Renewcell since 2021. Hugo has extensive financial experience as well as experience of organization building as CFO in fast growing small and mid-sized companies, both private and public. Hugo holds an MBA from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Hugo Petit

CFO of Renewcell

Hugo Petit is the CFO of Renewcell since 2021. Hugo has extensive financial experience as well as experience of organization building as CFO in fast growing small and mid-sized companies, both private and public. Hugo holds an MBA from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Janice Wang

Janice Wang

CEO of Alvanon

Janice Wang, a member of Alvanon’s founding family, joined Alvanon in 2002 as its CEO. Under her leadership Alvanon has attracted and nurtured top-tier data analysts, 3D modelers and apparel experts. The Group now operates in 89 countries and has evolved into an innovations company reinventing the way fashion works.

At Alvanon she has successfully combined her apparel business knowledge and management skills with her industry vision to empower companies with data and intelligence. Improving standards in fashion – by providing the best insight, consulting services, training and technology for apparel professionals. The Financial Times has described her as: “The shaper of change for (the) fashion world”.

Janice is the third generation of a family rooted in the apparel industry. She spent her formative years in the family childrenswear manufacturing business in Hong Kong, Sterling Products Limited, where she learned the value of technical excellence, relentless innovation, consumer focus and mentoring talent. She has worked in every aspect of product development and the supply chain. After leaving university with a double degree in Economics and East Asian studies, she went on to hone her business management skills with such high profile organizations as Texwatch Inc. and industry giant Li and Fung Limited. She has recently been admitted to the exclusive Young Presidents Organization and has been previously shortlisted in the UK for both the Businesswoman of the Year Award and the Woman of the Future Award. She lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two young daughters.

Janice Wang

CEO of Alvanon

Janice Wang, a member of Alvanon’s founding family, joined Alvanon in 2002 as its CEO. Under her leadership Alvanon has attracted and nurtured top-tier data analysts, 3D modelers and apparel experts. The Group now operates in 89 countries and has evolved into an innovations company reinventing the way fashion works.

At Alvanon she has successfully combined her apparel business knowledge and management skills with her industry vision to empower companies with data and intelligence. Improving standards in fashion – by providing the best insight, consulting services, training and technology for apparel professionals. The Financial Times has described her as: “The shaper of change for (the) fashion world”.

Janice is the third generation of a family rooted in the apparel industry. She spent her formative years in the family childrenswear manufacturing business in Hong Kong, Sterling Products Limited, where she learned the value of technical excellence, relentless innovation, consumer focus and mentoring talent. She has worked in every aspect of product development and the supply chain. After leaving university with a double degree in Economics and East Asian studies, she went on to hone her business management skills with such high profile organizations as Texwatch Inc. and industry giant Li and Fung Limited. She has recently been admitted to the exclusive Young Presidents Organization and has been previously shortlisted in the UK for both the Businesswoman of the Year Award and the Woman of the Future Award. She lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two young daughters.

Jenny Chow

Jenny Chow

Chief Compliance Officer, UNDP SDG Innovative Finance

Jenny Chow has her own brands in FinTech and RegTech solutions for the market due to her extensive experience as a practitioner in the field of securities laws and compliance, including roles as a member of the drafting team of the Securities and Futures Ordinance in Hong Kong and C-suite executive of Mainland Chinese investment banks.

In recognition of her achievements, Jenny Chow is now working under United Nations as the Chief Compliance Officer of its SDG Innovative Finance and reporting to the UN on SDG, ESG, impact investment, green finance, digital finance and the application of FinTech and RegTech.

Jenny Chow

Chief Compliance Officer, UNDP SDG Innovative Finance

Jenny Chow has her own brands in FinTech and RegTech solutions for the market due to her extensive experience as a practitioner in the field of securities laws and compliance, including roles as a member of the drafting team of the Securities and Futures Ordinance in Hong Kong and C-suite executive of Mainland Chinese investment banks.

In recognition of her achievements, Jenny Chow is now working under United Nations as the Chief Compliance Officer of its SDG Innovative Finance and reporting to the UN on SDG, ESG, impact investment, green finance, digital finance and the application of FinTech and RegTech.

Jersey Yuen

Jersey Yuen

Assistant Head of Create Hong Kong, The Government of the HKSAR

Joining Create Hong Kong in April 2019, Ms Jersey YUEN is responsible for formulating strategies and implementing initiatives for the development of Hong Kong’s creative industries and for collaborating with these industries and other organisations to provide one-stop services for their promotion. Ms YUEN graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences majoring in Economics and Management Studies. She has joined the Hong Kong Civil Service for over 30 years and served in numerous policy bureaux and departments. Ms YUEN has rich administrative experience and possesses proven leadership and management skills, particularly in human resources management, leading teams, planning and development.

Jersey Yuen

Assistant Head of Create Hong Kong, The Government of the HKSAR

Joining Create Hong Kong in April 2019, Ms Jersey YUEN is responsible for formulating strategies and implementing initiatives for the development of Hong Kong’s creative industries and for collaborating with these industries and other organisations to provide one-stop services for their promotion. Ms YUEN graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences majoring in Economics and Management Studies. She has joined the Hong Kong Civil Service for over 30 years and served in numerous policy bureaux and departments. Ms YUEN has rich administrative experience and possesses proven leadership and management skills, particularly in human resources management, leading teams, planning and development.

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.

Karin Malmstrom

Karin Malmstrom

Director, China & Northeast Asia, Cotton Council International

Karin Malmstrom joined Cotton Council International (CCI) as its Director for China and Hong Kong in April 2006 and in January 2015 added Northeast Asia to her responsibilities. She heads up CCI’s trade servicing programs, supply chain marketing activities, consumer promotions and government affairs in the region, as well as manages CCI’s offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Osaka, Seoul and Taipei.

Karin, an accomplished Sinologist with over 30 years of China-related experience joined CCI from Malmstrom Associates Orient, a business and marketing and communication consultancy. Fluent and literate in Mandarin Chinese, Karin has worked in a variety of fields in China including the auto, steel and travel industries, metals and minerals trading, technology transfers, education, journalism and communications. Immediately prior to establishing Malmstrom Associates Orient, she was Director of Corporate Communications for DaimlerChrysler China, based in Beijing.

Karin graduated cum laude in Asian Studies and Geography from Middlebury College, USA. She continued in executive education at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and at St. Gallens Management Center, both located in Switzerland.

Karin Malmstrom

Director, China & Northeast Asia, Cotton Council International

Karin Malmstrom joined Cotton Council International (CCI) as its Director for China and Hong Kong in April 2006 and in January 2015 added Northeast Asia to her responsibilities. She heads up CCI’s trade servicing programs, supply chain marketing activities, consumer promotions and government affairs in the region, as well as manages CCI’s offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Osaka, Seoul and Taipei.

Karin, an accomplished Sinologist with over 30 years of China-related experience joined CCI from Malmstrom Associates Orient, a business and marketing and communication consultancy. Fluent and literate in Mandarin Chinese, Karin has worked in a variety of fields in China including the auto, steel and travel industries, metals and minerals trading, technology transfers, education, journalism and communications. Immediately prior to establishing Malmstrom Associates Orient, she was Director of Corporate Communications for DaimlerChrysler China, based in Beijing.

Karin graduated cum laude in Asian Studies and Geography from Middlebury College, USA. She continued in executive education at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and at St. Gallens Management Center, both located in Switzerland.

Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu

Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu

Global Climate Action – Sector Engagement Lead, UNFCCC

Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu has been with the UN Climate Change since 2010, involved in coordinating projects promoting multi-stakeholder engagement in climate action. Currently she manages relationships with a few sectors as part of the UN Climate Change work to catalyze climate ambition and action. She also leads engagement with the fashion sector. Lindita has a degree in Information Science, Electrical Engineering and a postgraduate degree in International Relations.

Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu

Global Climate Action – Sector Engagement Lead, UNFCCC

Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu has been with the UN Climate Change since 2010, involved in coordinating projects promoting multi-stakeholder engagement in climate action. Currently she manages relationships with a few sectors as part of the UN Climate Change work to catalyze climate ambition and action. She also leads engagement with the fashion sector. Lindita has a degree in Information Science, Electrical Engineering and a postgraduate degree in International Relations.

Miruna Vlad

Miruna Vlad

Dirty Laundry – Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI)

Miruna Vlad is a Romanian fashion design student at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. She is now interning for Berlin-based sustainable luxury brand #DAMUR. For Fashion Revolution Week 2021, Miruna has organized ‘Truth or Trash’, an event which challenges people to reimagine their interaction with objects and tackles popular perception of waste, with the message that something becomes trash when it is ready to move on to the next stage of use. Currently she is searching for her own definition of fashion, and her goal is to open an ‘anti-fashion shop’, whose meaning and purpose will reveal itself along the way.

Miruna Vlad

Dirty Laundry – Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI)

Miruna Vlad is a Romanian fashion design student at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. She is now interning for Berlin-based sustainable luxury brand #DAMUR. For Fashion Revolution Week 2021, Miruna has organized ‘Truth or Trash’, an event which challenges people to reimagine their interaction with objects and tackles popular perception of waste, with the message that something becomes trash when it is ready to move on to the next stage of use. Currently she is searching for her own definition of fashion, and her goal is to open an ‘anti-fashion shop’, whose meaning and purpose will reveal itself along the way.

Miss Joyce Chau, amfori Director Asia Pacific

Miss Joyce Chau, amfori Director Asia Pacific

(amfori formerly known as Foreign Trade Association (FTA))

Ms Joyce Chau joined amfori as the Country Representative of the organization in China in June 2011. She leads the Greater China team based in Hong Kong. Her role is to promote open trade and sustainable supply chain through supporting sustainability activities related to business social compliance (amfori BSCI), environmental performance (amfori BEPI) and trade policy (amfori advocacy). Started from Jan 2019, Ms Chau has taken up the position of Director Asia Pacific and leads the regional team covering Australian/New Zealand, Bangladesh, Greater China, India, Turkey, and including Vietnam to drive open and sustainable trade in the region.

In nearly 30 years, Ms Chau has been working as a corporate communications practitioner for various organizations with focus on sustainability, CSR, and supply chain management. Her major expertise is in public affairs, stakeholder and media relations crisis and issues management, etc.

Prior to joining amfori, she was the Senior Vice President of the HSBC Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific Region Office, Dell China’s Corporate Communications Director and she also worked for HKSAR Government’ Innovation and Technology Commission, HK Airport Authority and GS1, a global supply chain standard organisation. She possesses a BSoSc in Communications and a Master of Arts in Translation.

Miss Joyce Chau, amfori Director Asia Pacific

(amfori formerly known as Foreign Trade Association (FTA))

Ms Joyce Chau joined amfori as the Country Representative of the organization in China in June 2011. She leads the Greater China team based in Hong Kong. Her role is to promote open trade and sustainable supply chain through supporting sustainability activities related to business social compliance (amfori BSCI), environmental performance (amfori BEPI) and trade policy (amfori advocacy). Started from Jan 2019, Ms Chau has taken up the position of Director Asia Pacific and leads the regional team covering Australian/New Zealand, Bangladesh, Greater China, India, Turkey, and including Vietnam to drive open and sustainable trade in the region.

In nearly 30 years, Ms Chau has been working as a corporate communications practitioner for various organizations with focus on sustainability, CSR, and supply chain management. Her major expertise is in public affairs, stakeholder and media relations crisis and issues management, etc.

Prior to joining amfori, she was the Senior Vice President of the HSBC Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific Region Office, Dell China’s Corporate Communications Director and she also worked for HKSAR Government’ Innovation and Technology Commission, HK Airport Authority and GS1, a global supply chain standard organisation. She possesses a BSoSc in Communications and a Master of Arts in Translation.

Morgane Parizot

Morgane Parizot

Education Director of REDRESS

Morgane oversees the education facet of Redress’ flagship programme, the Redress Design Award. Trained as a chemist and holding an MSc from the French Textile Engineering School ENSAIT, she has a deep understanding of materials in general and a strong knowledge in textiles. She has over 8 years of experience in the apparel industry with companies such as Adidas and PVH, holding positions in sourcing, product development and more recently product & digital innovation. A certified Design Thinking practitioner with IDEO U and a firm believer that sustainable practices are the only future possible, Morgane is driven by creating human-centric innovative solutions that generate positive impact. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and pushing the sustainability agenda.

Morgane Parizot

Education Director of REDRESS

Morgane oversees the education facet of Redress’ flagship programme, the Redress Design Award. Trained as a chemist and holding an MSc from the French Textile Engineering School ENSAIT, she has a deep understanding of materials in general and a strong knowledge in textiles. She has over 8 years of experience in the apparel industry with companies such as Adidas and PVH, holding positions in sourcing, product development and more recently product & digital innovation. A certified Design Thinking practitioner with IDEO U and a firm believer that sustainable practices are the only future possible, Morgane is driven by creating human-centric innovative solutions that generate positive impact. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and pushing the sustainability agenda.

Paul Yeung

Paul Yeung

Managing Director and Head of Sales & Client Coverage, Business Banking, Commercial Banking, HSBC

Paul joined HSBC in 1992, and has held a number of senior management positions in Commercial Banking, covering a wide range of portfolio from SMEs to Large Corporates. Paul is currently Managing Director, Head of Sales and Client Coverage, Business Banking, Commercial Banking, focusing on the formulation and execution of strategies for Business Banking. Prior to his current role, Paul held various positions including Head of Investment and Insurance, and Director Large Corporate in Hong Kong, as well as Country Head of Business Banking in Singapore.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hong Kong, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London, and a Master’s Degree in Finance from the City University of Hong Kong. Paul is also a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountant.

Paul Yeung

Managing Director and Head of Sales & Client Coverage, Business Banking, Commercial Banking, HSBC

Paul joined HSBC in 1992, and has held a number of senior management positions in Commercial Banking, covering a wide range of portfolio from SMEs to Large Corporates. Paul is currently Managing Director, Head of Sales and Client Coverage, Business Banking, Commercial Banking, focusing on the formulation and execution of strategies for Business Banking. Prior to his current role, Paul held various positions including Head of Investment and Insurance, and Director Large Corporate in Hong Kong, as well as Country Head of Business Banking in Singapore.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hong Kong, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London, and a Master’s Degree in Finance from the City University of Hong Kong. Paul is also a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountant.

Peter Majeranowski

Peter Majeranowski

CEO & Co-founder of Circ

Peter is the CEO & Co-Founder of Circ, a company pioneering the recycling of polyester and cotton blends. Peter travelled the world in the US Navy, and what he saw was a planet in environmental peril. Now he’s dedicated to creating circular fashion and in reducing the harmful effects of over consumption. When not working on the circular economy, Peter serves on the Alumni Advisory Council for the Fuqua School of Business, mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and finds opportunities to be on the water with his family.

Peter Majeranowski

CEO & Co-founder of Circ

Peter is the CEO & Co-Founder of Circ, a company pioneering the recycling of polyester and cotton blends. Peter travelled the world in the US Navy, and what he saw was a planet in environmental peril. Now he’s dedicated to creating circular fashion and in reducing the harmful effects of over consumption. When not working on the circular economy, Peter serves on the Alumni Advisory Council for the Fuqua School of Business, mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and finds opportunities to be on the water with his family.

Prof. Emil Chan

Prof. Emil Chan

FinTech Committee Chairman of Smart City Consortium

Prof. Chan is a FinTech evangelist with over 20 years experience in managing IT and business transformation projects in international financial institutions. He had worked for several sizeable international banks including Credit Suisse and BayernLB as the roles of First Vice President, Head of IT in Asia Pacific, Project Director and Operations Manager AP. He has extensive experience in both Business and IT consulting encompassing the design, setup, leading and managing of cross-border projects throughout Asia. He is the adjunct professor, visiting lecturer as well as advisor of various departments of local universities including HKU, PolyU, CityU, Hang Seng U, Lingnan U and VTC.

In the past 10 years, he participated actively in voluntary community services in related to popular adoption of technology. He is the Founding Chairman of the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, The FinTech Committee Chairman of the Smart City Consortium, Hon. Secretary and Board Member of Invotech, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association, Supervisory Committee Member of iProA and the Honorary Chairman of StartHK. He is a mentor of the HK Cyberport Mentors Network, Guangzhou CP-Nest Incubator of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chief Judge of the HK ICT Startup Award 2019. In order to unleash Hong Kong’s potential and play a new role in the Greater Bay Area, Emil also hosts seminars, delivers public speeches and publishes articles of FinTech related topics on local newspapers and interviewed by various media from time to time.

Prof. Emil Chan

FinTech Committee Chairman of Smart City Consortium

Prof. Chan is a FinTech evangelist with over 20 years experience in managing IT and business transformation projects in international financial institutions. He had worked for several sizeable international banks including Credit Suisse and BayernLB as the roles of First Vice President, Head of IT in Asia Pacific, Project Director and Operations Manager AP. He has extensive experience in both Business and IT consulting encompassing the design, setup, leading and managing of cross-border projects throughout Asia. He is the adjunct professor, visiting lecturer as well as advisor of various departments of local universities including HKU, PolyU, CityU, Hang Seng U, Lingnan U and VTC.

In the past 10 years, he participated actively in voluntary community services in related to popular adoption of technology. He is the Founding Chairman of the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, The FinTech Committee Chairman of the Smart City Consortium, Hon. Secretary and Board Member of Invotech, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association, Supervisory Committee Member of iProA and the Honorary Chairman of StartHK. He is a mentor of the HK Cyberport Mentors Network, Guangzhou CP-Nest Incubator of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chief Judge of the HK ICT Startup Award 2019. In order to unleash Hong Kong’s potential and play a new role in the Greater Bay Area, Emil also hosts seminars, delivers public speeches and publishes articles of FinTech related topics on local newspapers and interviewed by various media from time to time.

Prof. George G. Q. Huang

Prof. George G. Q. Huang

Head of Department & Chair Professor, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

Prof. George G. Q. Huang is Chair Professor and Head of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He gained his BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University (China) and Cardiff University (UK) respectively. He has conducted research projects in areas of Smart Manufacturing, Logistics, Construction and Systems Analytics through Cyber-Physical Internet with substantial government and industrial grants exceeding HK$60M. One of his on-going R&D projects is to use blockchain and IoT technology to facilitate ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) reporting for listed companies. He collaborated extensively with industries through joint projects and start-up companies. He has published extensively including over three hundred refereed articles in journals and conferences in addition to ten monographs, edited reference books and conference proceedings. He is among “Top 1% Most Cited Scholar” and highly ranked internationally in his research areas. He serves as associate editors and editorial members for several international journals. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), fellow of ASME, HKIE, IET and CILT, and member of IIE and HKLA.

Prof. George G. Q. Huang

Head of Department & Chair Professor, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

Prof. George G. Q. Huang is Chair Professor and Head of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He gained his BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University (China) and Cardiff University (UK) respectively. He has conducted research projects in areas of Smart Manufacturing, Logistics, Construction and Systems Analytics through Cyber-Physical Internet with substantial government and industrial grants exceeding HK$60M. One of his on-going R&D projects is to use blockchain and IoT technology to facilitate ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) reporting for listed companies. He collaborated extensively with industries through joint projects and start-up companies. He has published extensively including over three hundred refereed articles in journals and conferences in addition to ten monographs, edited reference books and conference proceedings. He is among “Top 1% Most Cited Scholar” and highly ranked internationally in his research areas. He serves as associate editors and editorial members for several international journals. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), fellow of ASME, HKIE, IET and CILT, and member of IIE and HKLA.

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

Qing Zhang

Qing Zhang

Brand Manager of Klee Klee

Zhang Qing is the Brand Manager at klee klee, a sustainable fashion label based in Shanghai. Taken from spoken Tibetan, the name klee klee stands for “slow down”, as the brand aspires to explore a rhythm in the fashion industry that is closer to how nature works.

Prior to joining the klee klee team, she worked as a culture curator at ZUCZUG, the parent company of klee klee

Qing Zhang

Brand Manager of Klee Klee

Zhang Qing is the Brand Manager at klee klee, a sustainable fashion label based in Shanghai. Taken from spoken Tibetan, the name klee klee stands for “slow down”, as the brand aspires to explore a rhythm in the fashion industry that is closer to how nature works.

Prior to joining the klee klee team, she worked as a culture curator at ZUCZUG, the parent company of klee klee

Rex Mok

Rex Mok

VP Global Technical Marketing & Development (TMD).

General Manager of Lenzing Fiber (Hong Kong)

Rex is the VP Global TMD of Lenzing- The Lenzing Group is an international group with its headquarters in Lenzing, Austria, and production sites in all major markets. Lenzing produces wood-based viscose fibers, modal fibers, lyocell fibers and filament yarn, which are used in the textile industry – in clothing, home textiles and technical textiles – as well as in the nonwovens industry, also a sustainable responsible enterprise, a commitment on 50% Co2 emission by 2030, to reach net zero Co2 emission by 2050. Rex manages the Global team to provide post/pre-sales support for those strategic supply-chain parnters, sectors including technical support from spinning to dyeing, education and training, brand police via advance fiber idenfication & yarn/fabric development with strong passion to the industry, strong inclusion, engagement and commitment, and the profession is textile. Rex had graduated in Hong Kong Poly-technique university in the faculty of textile, major in textile chemistry. Rex also holds an Executive Master Leadership, Sustainability and Innovation from Murdoch university and entitled as Fellowship Society of Dyers and Colorist from SDC UK.

Rex Mok

VP Global Technical Marketing & Development (TMD).

General Manager of Lenzing Fiber (Hong Kong)

Rex is the VP Global TMD of Lenzing- The Lenzing Group is an international group with its headquarters in Lenzing, Austria, and production sites in all major markets. Lenzing produces wood-based viscose fibers, modal fibers, lyocell fibers and filament yarn, which are used in the textile industry – in clothing, home textiles and technical textiles – as well as in the nonwovens industry, also a sustainable responsible enterprise, a commitment on 50% Co2 emission by 2030, to reach net zero Co2 emission by 2050. Rex manages the Global team to provide post/pre-sales support for those strategic supply-chain parnters, sectors including technical support from spinning to dyeing, education and training, brand police via advance fiber idenfication & yarn/fabric development with strong passion to the industry, strong inclusion, engagement and commitment, and the profession is textile. Rex had graduated in Hong Kong Poly-technique university in the faculty of textile, major in textile chemistry. Rex also holds an Executive Master Leadership, Sustainability and Innovation from Murdoch university and entitled as Fellowship Society of Dyers and Colorist from SDC UK.

Richard Cheng

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.

Roger Chan

Roger Chan

Executive Director & COO of Cobalt Fashion Holding Ltd.

Roger Chan joined Li & Fung Group since 1993. Prior to joining Li & Fung, he was General Manager and Regional Director of a HK based international garment manufacturing group. Roger is now the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer of Cobalt Fashion (a member of The Fung Group), largest specialist in the knitwear industry. With speed and innovation at its core, Cobalt uses the latest in digital technology and work processes to constantly redefine the knitwear industry.

As COO, Roger oversees the business operation of Cobalt, and spearheads all digitalization projects including the joint-venture Innovation Lab project with Shima Seiki, and the Search Engine project with Alibaba Cloud.

He graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University major in Textile Technology and holds a Master of Science degree in Technological Economics from the University of Stirling.

Roger Chan

Executive Director & COO of Cobalt Fashion Holding Ltd.

Roger Chan joined Li & Fung Group since 1993. Prior to joining Li & Fung, he was General Manager and Regional Director of a HK based international garment manufacturing group. Roger is now the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer of Cobalt Fashion (a member of The Fung Group), largest specialist in the knitwear industry. With speed and innovation at its core, Cobalt uses the latest in digital technology and work processes to constantly redefine the knitwear industry.

As COO, Roger oversees the business operation of Cobalt, and spearheads all digitalization projects including the joint-venture Innovation Lab project with Shima Seiki, and the Search Engine project with Alibaba Cloud.

He graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University major in Textile Technology and holds a Master of Science degree in Technological Economics from the University of Stirling.

Sara Stefanski

Sara Stefanski

Senior Director, Global Sustainability & Responsibility Strategy, VF Corporation

Sara Stefanski is the Senior Director for Sustainability and Responsibility Strategy at VF Corporation. In her current role, she works across the organization to develop and implement VF’s global sustainability strategies, goals, and activities across corporate and supply chain operations, ranging from product stewardship, traceability, responsible sourcing, environmental sustainability, and human rights.

Prior to VF, Sara worked in Tokyo as a consultant with EY, and in the U.S. as the Sustainability Manager for Safeway, both roles focusing on supply chain environmental and social sustainability.

She is passionate about embedding sustainability into the core of business operations, transforming the concept of corporate sustainability as a stand-alone function into business as usual for companies.

Sara Stefanski

Senior Director, Global Sustainability & Responsibility Strategy, VF Corporation

Sara Stefanski is the Senior Director for Sustainability and Responsibility Strategy at VF Corporation. In her current role, she works across the organization to develop and implement VF’s global sustainability strategies, goals, and activities across corporate and supply chain operations, ranging from product stewardship, traceability, responsible sourcing, environmental sustainability, and human rights.

Prior to VF, Sara worked in Tokyo as a consultant with EY, and in the U.S. as the Sustainability Manager for Safeway, both roles focusing on supply chain environmental and social sustainability.

She is passionate about embedding sustainability into the core of business operations, transforming the concept of corporate sustainability as a stand-alone function into business as usual for companies.

Sharon Lim

Sharon Lim

Co-founder & CEO of Browzwear

Sharon is a corporate visionary with nearly 20 years of experience in the apparel industry, from sourcing to retail. She is responsible for directing Browzwear’s vision and business operations in the rapidly-evolving 3D apparel market. Before managing Browzwear, Sharon co-founded and managed Pragma, a global distributor of technology solutions for the Apparel industry, and was General Manager of Tommy Hilfiger South America, where she was responsible for distribution, localization, wholesale, and process management. Outside of work, Sharon is committed to eradicating poverty through community development projects and creating sustainability in less-privileged communities in Asia.

Sharon Lim

Co-founder & CEO of Browzwear

Sharon is a corporate visionary with nearly 20 years of experience in the apparel industry, from sourcing to retail. She is responsible for directing Browzwear’s vision and business operations in the rapidly-evolving 3D apparel market. Before managing Browzwear, Sharon co-founded and managed Pragma, a global distributor of technology solutions for the Apparel industry, and was General Manager of Tommy Hilfiger South America, where she was responsible for distribution, localization, wholesale, and process management. Outside of work, Sharon is committed to eradicating poverty through community development projects and creating sustainability in less-privileged communities in Asia.

Tanja Wessels

Tanja Wessels

Co-founder & Head of Communications, Revive Consulting

Writer, speaker and sustainable fashion advocate Tanja Wessels is the Co-founder and Head of Communications at Revive Consulting. Curating sustainable solutions for businesses through strategy, communication and education, Revive works across multiple industries. Tanja Wessels is a Tedx speaker, a 2019 Green is the New Black Green Warrior and has appeared in, and written for, a number of publications including SCMP, Ariana, Macao News and Echelon.

Tanja Wessels

Co-founder & Head of Communications, Revive Consulting

Writer, speaker and sustainable fashion advocate Tanja Wessels is the Co-founder and Head of Communications at Revive Consulting. Curating sustainable solutions for businesses through strategy, communication and education, Revive works across multiple industries. Tanja Wessels is a Tedx speaker, a 2019 Green is the New Black Green Warrior and has appeared in, and written for, a number of publications including SCMP, Ariana, Macao News and Echelon.

Vanessa Cheung

Vanessa Cheung

Group Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd.

Founder of The Mills

Harvard Graduate School of Design – Dean’s Leadership Council

Urban Land Institute (APAC) – Executive Committee Member

Our Hong Kong Foundation – Advisor

Antiquities Advisory Boards & Committee – Member

Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee – Member

Hong Kong Tourism Board – Member, Audit Committee & P & E Committee

Hong Kong Life Sciences Society – Advisor

Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab) – Advisory Board

Vanessa is the Group Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd., managing the Group’s real estate development portfolio.

She is also the Founder of The Mills – a revitalization project of transforming the Nan Fung Textile Mills into a global innovation techstyle destination comprising of art, start-up incubator and experiential retail. The Mills project piloted many of the Group’s current social innovation and environmental sustainability works. Along with her experience in working for AECOM as a Landscape Designer as well as a part-time lecturer at HKU on City Branding, she hopes to inspire the younger generation and push Hong Kong’s leadership potential beyond the status quo.

She is a convener of NarrativeHK, an initiative promoting positive attitude among her generation in envisioning the future of HK. She co-founded Quo Kefir Believers, a natural probiotic health food company, and the co- owner of HK’s first CrossFit gym, CrossFit Asphodel.

Vanessa obtained her Master in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University and Bachelors in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Vanessa Cheung

Group Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd.

Founder of The Mills

Harvard Graduate School of Design – Dean’s Leadership Council

Urban Land Institute (APAC) – Executive Committee Member

Our Hong Kong Foundation – Advisor

Antiquities Advisory Boards & Committee – Member

Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee – Member

Hong Kong Tourism Board – Member, Audit Committee & P & E Committee

Hong Kong Life Sciences Society – Advisor

Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab) – Advisory Board

Vanessa is the Group Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd., managing the Group’s real estate development portfolio.

She is also the Founder of The Mills – a revitalization project of transforming the Nan Fung Textile Mills into a global innovation techstyle destination comprising of art, start-up incubator and experiential retail. The Mills project piloted many of the Group’s current social innovation and environmental sustainability works. Along with her experience in working for AECOM as a Landscape Designer as well as a part-time lecturer at HKU on City Branding, she hopes to inspire the younger generation and push Hong Kong’s leadership potential beyond the status quo.

She is a convener of NarrativeHK, an initiative promoting positive attitude among her generation in envisioning the future of HK. She co-founded Quo Kefir Believers, a natural probiotic health food company, and the co- owner of HK’s first CrossFit gym, CrossFit Asphodel.

Vanessa obtained her Master in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University and Bachelors in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Veronica Chou

Veronica Chou

Director of Novel Fashion Investments and Founder & CEO of Everybody & Everyone

Growing up witnessing polluting apparel production, intrigued by the potential of material science, and affected by the body ideals implanted by the fashion industry, Veronica Chou founded eco-innovative, size inclusive womenswear brand Everybody & Everyone.

Veronica has also led investments in the Karl Lagerfeld brand – growing it to a global fashion and accessories business with many profitable product expansions. She invests into a wide range of businesses, focusing on fashion tech and sustainability. Veronica was the President of Iconix China from 2008-2015, successfully launching 12 mass market American brands into China and opening over 1000 stores. She is a special advisor to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Veronica Chou

Director of Novel Fashion Investments and Founder & CEO of Everybody & Everyone

Growing up witnessing polluting apparel production, intrigued by the potential of material science, and affected by the body ideals implanted by the fashion industry, Veronica Chou founded eco-innovative, size inclusive womenswear brand Everybody & Everyone.

Veronica has also led investments in the Karl Lagerfeld brand – growing it to a global fashion and accessories business with many profitable product expansions. She invests into a wide range of businesses, focusing on fashion tech and sustainability. Veronica was the President of Iconix China from 2008-2015, successfully launching 12 mass market American brands into China and opening over 1000 stores. She is a special advisor to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Vincent Li

Vincent Li

Director & Designer of VINCENT LI PTY LTD

Starting life in the vibrancy of Shanghai, China, Vincent Li trained as a dancer from a young age. He took the path into the technical world of IT from School but made the bold full circle of coming back to his true self by reentering the quixotic world of the arts to design fashion.

Vincent studied fashion in Melbourne and Hong Kong. In 2013, Vincent took his internship at J.W.ANDERSON when he returned to Australia to start his label, VINCENT LI, in 2014, which based in Melbourne. What is it about Vincent that we all remember on that first meeting? It’s the bright welcoming quiet friendliness and then the effervescent laughter that just about captures everyone into his world and leaves an indelible impression. But chat a bit further and you will find out more. Vincent’s passion and love for fashion is not just to create something new and amazing to wear but it’s much deeper, he wants to capture the emotions and heart of the wearer. It’s not the aesthetics but the whole; you put the clothes on and then begin the journey into intellectual artisanship which each of his garments aims to instil. The designer’s personality is infused into every piece he creates.

In 2015, VINCENT LI showcased its “Existence” collection at MENSKE, Melbourne’s fashion event. At Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2015, VINCENT LI collaborated with FRED HATES FASHION to combine film and fashion show together. In the same year, VINCENT LI also

participated in London Men’s Fashion Week and Shanghai Fashion Week.

In 2016, VINCENT LI presented its “Left Ear” collection with the Melbourne orchestra New Palm Court during the Viking Australia Melbourne Fashion & Cultural Festival.

VINCENT Li’s “Disguise” collection was selected for Melbourne Fashion Week 2016- Fashion Industry Creative Series Show. In September 2016, Vincent Li was selected as a Not Just A Label Global 50 Emerging Designer to exhibit at Origin Passion & Beliefs 2016 in Milan.

In 2018 Seven Australian fashion designers (Sarah Joseph Couture, A.BCH, EWOL, Keegan, Leah Da Gloria, Vincent Li, and LunarSand) came together in Australia’s first ever film-fashion industry collaboration for the runway seen in Australia, with each design exhibited elements of Jurassic World iconography – known so well from the big screen – reimagined as designer couture for the runway

and the retail racks.

The 2018 “Mirrigang” collection was presented at Hong Kong Design Week and Melbourne, it is the first collaboration of the brand with Australian Government Aboriginal fashion.

In 2019, VINCENT LI collaborated with Hong Kong Ballet on the Wear-Dance Project with the Choregrapher – Helen Lai.

In 2021, VINCENT LI was selected by Fashion Scout and Fashion Scout China, and presents AW21 Collection “Voice Without Trace” for London Fashion Week China Trip 2021.

Vincent Li

Director & Designer of VINCENT LI PTY LTD

Starting life in the vibrancy of Shanghai, China, Vincent Li trained as a dancer from a young age. He took the path into the technical world of IT from School but made the bold full circle of coming back to his true self by reentering the quixotic world of the arts to design fashion.

Vincent studied fashion in Melbourne and Hong Kong. In 2013, Vincent took his internship at J.W.ANDERSON when he returned to Australia to start his label, VINCENT LI, in 2014, which based in Melbourne. What is it about Vincent that we all remember on that first meeting? It’s the bright welcoming quiet friendliness and then the effervescent laughter that just about captures everyone into his world and leaves an indelible impression. But chat a bit further and you will find out more. Vincent’s passion and love for fashion is not just to create something new and amazing to wear but it’s much deeper, he wants to capture the emotions and heart of the wearer. It’s not the aesthetics but the whole; you put the clothes on and then begin the journey into intellectual artisanship which each of his garments aims to instil. The designer’s personality is infused into every piece he creates.

In 2015, VINCENT LI showcased its “Existence” collection at MENSKE, Melbourne’s fashion event. At Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2015, VINCENT LI collaborated with FRED HATES FASHION to combine film and fashion show together. In the same year, VINCENT LI also

participated in London Men’s Fashion Week and Shanghai Fashion Week.

In 2016, VINCENT LI presented its “Left Ear” collection with the Melbourne orchestra New Palm Court during the Viking Australia Melbourne Fashion & Cultural Festival.

VINCENT Li’s “Disguise” collection was selected for Melbourne Fashion Week 2016- Fashion Industry Creative Series Show. In September 2016, Vincent Li was selected as a Not Just A Label Global 50 Emerging Designer to exhibit at Origin Passion & Beliefs 2016 in Milan.

In 2018 Seven Australian fashion designers (Sarah Joseph Couture, A.BCH, EWOL, Keegan, Leah Da Gloria, Vincent Li, and LunarSand) came together in Australia’s first ever film-fashion industry collaboration for the runway seen in Australia, with each design exhibited elements of Jurassic World iconography – known so well from the big screen – reimagined as designer couture for the runway

and the retail racks.

The 2018 “Mirrigang” collection was presented at Hong Kong Design Week and Melbourne, it is the first collaboration of the brand with Australian Government Aboriginal fashion.

In 2019, VINCENT LI collaborated with Hong Kong Ballet on the Wear-Dance Project with the Choregrapher – Helen Lai.

In 2021, VINCENT LI was selected by Fashion Scout and Fashion Scout China, and presents AW21 Collection “Voice Without Trace” for London Fashion Week China Trip 2021.

Well Lam

Well Lam

Managing Director (China), High Fashion International Ltd.

After graduating from Boston University (Business Administration), Well joined High Fashion in 2006 humbly and earned his way up by his talent and hardwork. He reformed the supply chain after years of study and has become a new leader in the Group’s innovation and creativity. His global vision and modern management style have made the transformation of High Fashion Group possible and has led High Fashion to a new era of business diversification and modernisation.

Well Lam

Managing Director (China), High Fashion International Ltd.

After graduating from Boston University (Business Administration), Well joined High Fashion in 2006 humbly and earned his way up by his talent and hardwork. He reformed the supply chain after years of study and has become a new leader in the Group’s innovation and creativity. His global vision and modern management style have made the transformation of High Fashion Group possible and has led High Fashion to a new era of business diversification and modernisation.

Well Lam

Managing Director (China), High Fashion International Ltd.

After graduating from Boston University (Business Administration), Well joined High Fashion in 2006 humbly and earned his way up by his talent and hardwork. He reformed the supply chain after years of study and has become a new leader in the Group’s innovation and creativity. His global vision and modern management style have made the transformation of High Fashion Group possible and has led High Fashion to a new era of business diversification and modernisation.

Well Lam

Managing Director (China), High Fashion International Ltd.

After graduating from Boston University (Business Administration), Well joined High Fashion in 2006 humbly and earned his way up by his talent and hardwork. He reformed the supply chain after years of study and has become a new leader in the Group’s innovation and creativity. His global vision and modern management style have made the transformation of High Fashion Group possible and has led High Fashion to a new era of business diversification and modernisation.

Vincent Li

Director & Designer of VINCENT LI PTY LTD

Starting life in the vibrancy of Shanghai, China, Vincent Li trained as a dancer from a young age. He took the path into the technical world of IT from School but made the bold full circle of coming back to his true self by reentering the quixotic world of the arts to design fashion.

Vincent studied fashion in Melbourne and Hong Kong. In 2013, Vincent took his internship at J.W.ANDERSON when he returned to Australia to start his label, VINCENT LI, in 2014, which based in Melbourne. What is it about Vincent that we all remember on that first meeting? It’s the bright welcoming quiet friendliness and then the effervescent laughter that just about captures everyone into his world and leaves an indelible impression. But chat a bit further and you will find out more. Vincent’s passion and love for fashion is not just to create something new and amazing to wear but it’s much deeper, he wants to capture the emotions and heart of the wearer. It’s not the aesthetics but the whole; you put the clothes on and then begin the journey into intellectual artisanship which each of his garments aims to instil. The designer’s personality is infused into every piece he creates.

In 2015, VINCENT LI showcased its “Existence” collection at MENSKE, Melbourne’s fashion event. At Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2015, VINCENT LI collaborated with FRED HATES FASHION to combine film and fashion show together. In the same year, VINCENT LI also

participated in London Men’s Fashion Week and Shanghai Fashion Week.

In 2016, VINCENT LI presented its “Left Ear” collection with the Melbourne orchestra New Palm Court during the Viking Australia Melbourne Fashion & Cultural Festival.

VINCENT Li’s “Disguise” collection was selected for Melbourne Fashion Week 2016- Fashion Industry Creative Series Show. In September 2016, Vincent Li was selected as a Not Just A Label Global 50 Emerging Designer to exhibit at Origin Passion & Beliefs 2016 in Milan.

In 2018 Seven Australian fashion designers (Sarah Joseph Couture, A.BCH, EWOL, Keegan, Leah Da Gloria, Vincent Li, and LunarSand) came together in Australia’s first ever film-fashion industry collaboration for the runway seen in Australia, with each design exhibited elements of Jurassic World iconography – known so well from the big screen – reimagined as designer couture for the runway

and the retail racks.

The 2018 “Mirrigang” collection was presented at Hong Kong Design Week and Melbourne, it is the first collaboration of the brand with Australian Government Aboriginal fashion.

In 2019, VINCENT LI collaborated with Hong Kong Ballet on the Wear-Dance Project with the Choregrapher – Helen Lai.

In 2021, VINCENT LI was selected by Fashion Scout and Fashion Scout China, and presents AW21 Collection “Voice Without Trace” for London Fashion Week China Trip 2021.

Vincent Li

Director & Designer of VINCENT LI PTY LTD

Starting life in the vibrancy of Shanghai, China, Vincent Li trained as a dancer from a young age. He took the path into the technical world of IT from School but made the bold full circle of coming back to his true self by reentering the quixotic world of the arts to design fashion.

Vincent studied fashion in Melbourne and Hong Kong. In 2013, Vincent took his internship at J.W.ANDERSON when he returned to Australia to start his label, VINCENT LI, in 2014, which based in Melbourne. What is it about Vincent that we all remember on that first meeting? It’s the bright welcoming quiet friendliness and then the effervescent laughter that just about captures everyone into his world and leaves an indelible impression. But chat a bit further and you will find out more. Vincent’s passion and love for fashion is not just to create something new and amazing to wear but it’s much deeper, he wants to capture the emotions and heart of the wearer. It’s not the aesthetics but the whole; you put the clothes on and then begin the journey into intellectual artisanship which each of his garments aims to instil. The designer’s personality is infused into every piece he creates.

In 2015, VINCENT LI showcased its “Existence” collection at MENSKE, Melbourne’s fashion event. At Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2015, VINCENT LI collaborated with FRED HATES FASHION to combine film and fashion show together. In the same year, VINCENT LI also

participated in London Men’s Fashion Week and Shanghai Fashion Week.

In 2016, VINCENT LI presented its “Left Ear” collection with the Melbourne orchestra New Palm Court during the Viking Australia Melbourne Fashion & Cultural Festival.

VINCENT Li’s “Disguise” collection was selected for Melbourne Fashion Week 2016- Fashion Industry Creative Series Show. In September 2016, Vincent Li was selected as a Not Just A Label Global 50 Emerging Designer to exhibit at Origin Passion & Beliefs 2016 in Milan.

In 2018 Seven Australian fashion designers (Sarah Joseph Couture, A.BCH, EWOL, Keegan, Leah Da Gloria, Vincent Li, and LunarSand) came together in Australia’s first ever film-fashion industry collaboration for the runway seen in Australia, with each design exhibited elements of Jurassic World iconography – known so well from the big screen – reimagined as designer couture for the runway

and the retail racks.

The 2018 “Mirrigang” collection was presented at Hong Kong Design Week and Melbourne, it is the first collaboration of the brand with Australian Government Aboriginal fashion.

In 2019, VINCENT LI collaborated with Hong Kong Ballet on the Wear-Dance Project with the Choregrapher – Helen Lai.

In 2021, VINCENT LI was selected by Fashion Scout and Fashion Scout China, and presents AW21 Collection “Voice Without Trace” for London Fashion Week China Trip 2021.

Veronica Chou

Director of Novel Fashion Investments and Founder & CEO of Everybody & Everyone

Growing up witnessing polluting apparel production, intrigued by the potential of material science, and affected by the body ideals implanted by the fashion industry, Veronica Chou founded eco-innovative, size inclusive womenswear brand Everybody & Everyone.

Veronica has also led investments in the Karl Lagerfeld brand – growing it to a global fashion and accessories business with many profitable product expansions. She invests into a wide range of businesses, focusing on fashion tech and sustainability. Veronica was the President of Iconix China from 2008-2015, successfully launching 12 mass market American brands into China and opening over 1000 stores. She is a special advisor to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Veronica Chou

Director of Novel Fashion Investments and Founder & CEO of Everybody & Everyone

Growing up witnessing polluting apparel production, intrigued by the potential of material science, and affected by the body ideals implanted by the fashion industry, Veronica Chou founded eco-innovative, size inclusive womenswear brand Everybody & Everyone.

Veronica has also led investments in the Karl Lagerfeld brand – growing it to a global fashion and accessories business with many profitable product expansions. She invests into a wide range of businesses, focusing on fashion tech and sustainability. Veronica was the President of Iconix China from 2008-2015, successfully launching 12 mass market American brands into China and opening over 1000 stores. She is a special advisor to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Vanessa Cheung

Group Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd.

Founder of The Mills

Harvard Graduate School of Design – Dean’s Leadership Council

Urban Land Institute (APAC) – Executive Committee Member

Our Hong Kong Foundation – Advisor

Antiquities Advisory Boards & Committee – Member

Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee – Member

Hong Kong Tourism Board – Member, Audit Committee & P & E Committee

Hong Kong Life Sciences Society – Advisor

Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab) – Advisory Board

Vanessa is the Group Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd., managing the Group’s real estate development portfolio.

She is also the Founder of The Mills – a revitalization project of transforming the Nan Fung Textile Mills into a global innovation techstyle destination comprising of art, start-up incubator and experiential retail. The Mills project piloted many of the Group’s current social innovation and environmental sustainability works. Along with her experience in working for AECOM as a Landscape Designer as well as a part-time lecturer at HKU on City Branding, she hopes to inspire the younger generation and push Hong Kong’s leadership potential beyond the status quo.

She is a convener of NarrativeHK, an initiative promoting positive attitude among her generation in envisioning the future of HK. She co-founded Quo Kefir Believers, a natural probiotic health food company, and the co- owner of HK’s first CrossFit gym, CrossFit Asphodel.

Vanessa obtained her Master in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University and Bachelors in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Vanessa Cheung

Group Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd.

Founder of The Mills

Harvard Graduate School of Design – Dean’s Leadership Council

Urban Land Institute (APAC) – Executive Committee Member

Our Hong Kong Foundation – Advisor

Antiquities Advisory Boards & Committee – Member

Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee – Member

Hong Kong Tourism Board – Member, Audit Committee & P & E Committee

Hong Kong Life Sciences Society – Advisor

Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab) – Advisory Board

Vanessa is the Group Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd., managing the Group’s real estate development portfolio.

She is also the Founder of The Mills – a revitalization project of transforming the Nan Fung Textile Mills into a global innovation techstyle destination comprising of art, start-up incubator and experiential retail. The Mills project piloted many of the Group’s current social innovation and environmental sustainability works. Along with her experience in working for AECOM as a Landscape Designer as well as a part-time lecturer at HKU on City Branding, she hopes to inspire the younger generation and push Hong Kong’s leadership potential beyond the status quo.

She is a convener of NarrativeHK, an initiative promoting positive attitude among her generation in envisioning the future of HK. She co-founded Quo Kefir Believers, a natural probiotic health food company, and the co- owner of HK’s first CrossFit gym, CrossFit Asphodel.

Vanessa obtained her Master in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University and Bachelors in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Tanja Wessels

Co-founder & Head of Communications, Revive Consulting

Writer, speaker and sustainable fashion advocate Tanja Wessels is the Co-founder and Head of Communications at Revive Consulting. Curating sustainable solutions for businesses through strategy, communication and education, Revive works across multiple industries. Tanja Wessels is a Tedx speaker, a 2019 Green is the New Black Green Warrior and has appeared in, and written for, a number of publications including SCMP, Ariana, Macao News and Echelon.

Tanja Wessels

Co-founder & Head of Communications, Revive Consulting

Writer, speaker and sustainable fashion advocate Tanja Wessels is the Co-founder and Head of Communications at Revive Consulting. Curating sustainable solutions for businesses through strategy, communication and education, Revive works across multiple industries. Tanja Wessels is a Tedx speaker, a 2019 Green is the New Black Green Warrior and has appeared in, and written for, a number of publications including SCMP, Ariana, Macao News and Echelon.

Sharon Lim

Co-founder & CEO of Browzwear

Sharon is a corporate visionary with nearly 20 years of experience in the apparel industry, from sourcing to retail. She is responsible for directing Browzwear’s vision and business operations in the rapidly-evolving 3D apparel market. Before managing Browzwear, Sharon co-founded and managed Pragma, a global distributor of technology solutions for the Apparel industry, and was General Manager of Tommy Hilfiger South America, where she was responsible for distribution, localization, wholesale, and process management. Outside of work, Sharon is committed to eradicating poverty through community development projects and creating sustainability in less-privileged communities in Asia.

Sharon Lim

Co-founder & CEO of Browzwear

Sharon is a corporate visionary with nearly 20 years of experience in the apparel industry, from sourcing to retail. She is responsible for directing Browzwear’s vision and business operations in the rapidly-evolving 3D apparel market. Before managing Browzwear, Sharon co-founded and managed Pragma, a global distributor of technology solutions for the Apparel industry, and was General Manager of Tommy Hilfiger South America, where she was responsible for distribution, localization, wholesale, and process management. Outside of work, Sharon is committed to eradicating poverty through community development projects and creating sustainability in less-privileged communities in Asia.

Sara Stefanski

Senior Director, Global Sustainability & Responsibility Strategy, VF Corporation

Sara Stefanski is the Senior Director for Sustainability and Responsibility Strategy at VF Corporation. In her current role, she works across the organization to develop and implement VF’s global sustainability strategies, goals, and activities across corporate and supply chain operations, ranging from product stewardship, traceability, responsible sourcing, environmental sustainability, and human rights.

Prior to VF, Sara worked in Tokyo as a consultant with EY, and in the U.S. as the Sustainability Manager for Safeway, both roles focusing on supply chain environmental and social sustainability.

She is passionate about embedding sustainability into the core of business operations, transforming the concept of corporate sustainability as a stand-alone function into business as usual for companies.

Sara Stefanski

Senior Director, Global Sustainability & Responsibility Strategy, VF Corporation

Sara Stefanski is the Senior Director for Sustainability and Responsibility Strategy at VF Corporation. In her current role, she works across the organization to develop and implement VF’s global sustainability strategies, goals, and activities across corporate and supply chain operations, ranging from product stewardship, traceability, responsible sourcing, environmental sustainability, and human rights.

Prior to VF, Sara worked in Tokyo as a consultant with EY, and in the U.S. as the Sustainability Manager for Safeway, both roles focusing on supply chain environmental and social sustainability.

She is passionate about embedding sustainability into the core of business operations, transforming the concept of corporate sustainability as a stand-alone function into business as usual for companies.

Roger Chan

Executive Director & COO of Cobalt Fashion Holding Ltd.

Roger Chan joined Li & Fung Group since 1993. Prior to joining Li & Fung, he was General Manager and Regional Director of a HK based international garment manufacturing group. Roger is now the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer of Cobalt Fashion (a member of The Fung Group), largest specialist in the knitwear industry. With speed and innovation at its core, Cobalt uses the latest in digital technology and work processes to constantly redefine the knitwear industry.

As COO, Roger oversees the business operation of Cobalt, and spearheads all digitalization projects including the joint-venture Innovation Lab project with Shima Seiki, and the Search Engine project with Alibaba Cloud.

He graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University major in Textile Technology and holds a Master of Science degree in Technological Economics from the University of Stirling.

Roger Chan

Executive Director & COO of Cobalt Fashion Holding Ltd.

Roger Chan joined Li & Fung Group since 1993. Prior to joining Li & Fung, he was General Manager and Regional Director of a HK based international garment manufacturing group. Roger is now the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer of Cobalt Fashion (a member of The Fung Group), largest specialist in the knitwear industry. With speed and innovation at its core, Cobalt uses the latest in digital technology and work processes to constantly redefine the knitwear industry.

As COO, Roger oversees the business operation of Cobalt, and spearheads all digitalization projects including the joint-venture Innovation Lab project with Shima Seiki, and the Search Engine project with Alibaba Cloud.

He graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University major in Textile Technology and holds a Master of Science degree in Technological Economics from the University of Stirling.

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.

Rex Mok

VP Global Technical Marketing & Development (TMD).

General Manager of Lenzing Fiber (Hong Kong)

Rex is the VP Global TMD of Lenzing- The Lenzing Group is an international group with its headquarters in Lenzing, Austria, and production sites in all major markets. Lenzing produces wood-based viscose fibers, modal fibers, lyocell fibers and filament yarn, which are used in the textile industry – in clothing, home textiles and technical textiles – as well as in the nonwovens industry, also a sustainable responsible enterprise, a commitment on 50% Co2 emission by 2030, to reach net zero Co2 emission by 2050. Rex manages the Global team to provide post/pre-sales support for those strategic supply-chain parnters, sectors including technical support from spinning to dyeing, education and training, brand police via advance fiber idenfication & yarn/fabric development with strong passion to the industry, strong inclusion, engagement and commitment, and the profession is textile. Rex had graduated in Hong Kong Poly-technique university in the faculty of textile, major in textile chemistry. Rex also holds an Executive Master Leadership, Sustainability and Innovation from Murdoch university and entitled as Fellowship Society of Dyers and Colorist from SDC UK.

Rex Mok

VP Global Technical Marketing & Development (TMD).

General Manager of Lenzing Fiber (Hong Kong)

Rex is the VP Global TMD of Lenzing- The Lenzing Group is an international group with its headquarters in Lenzing, Austria, and production sites in all major markets. Lenzing produces wood-based viscose fibers, modal fibers, lyocell fibers and filament yarn, which are used in the textile industry – in clothing, home textiles and technical textiles – as well as in the nonwovens industry, also a sustainable responsible enterprise, a commitment on 50% Co2 emission by 2030, to reach net zero Co2 emission by 2050. Rex manages the Global team to provide post/pre-sales support for those strategic supply-chain parnters, sectors including technical support from spinning to dyeing, education and training, brand police via advance fiber idenfication & yarn/fabric development with strong passion to the industry, strong inclusion, engagement and commitment, and the profession is textile. Rex had graduated in Hong Kong Poly-technique university in the faculty of textile, major in textile chemistry. Rex also holds an Executive Master Leadership, Sustainability and Innovation from Murdoch university and entitled as Fellowship Society of Dyers and Colorist from SDC UK.

Qing Zhang

Brand Manager of Klee Klee

Zhang Qing is the Brand Manager at klee klee, a sustainable fashion label based in Shanghai. Taken from spoken Tibetan, the name klee klee stands for “slow down”, as the brand aspires to explore a rhythm in the fashion industry that is closer to how nature works.

Prior to joining the klee klee team, she worked as a culture curator at ZUCZUG, the parent company of klee klee

Qing Zhang

Brand Manager of Klee Klee

Zhang Qing is the Brand Manager at klee klee, a sustainable fashion label based in Shanghai. Taken from spoken Tibetan, the name klee klee stands for “slow down”, as the brand aspires to explore a rhythm in the fashion industry that is closer to how nature works.

Prior to joining the klee klee team, she worked as a culture curator at ZUCZUG, the parent company of klee klee

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

 

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Prof. George G. Q. Huang

Head of Department & Chair Professor, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

Prof. George G. Q. Huang is Chair Professor and Head of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He gained his BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University (China) and Cardiff University (UK) respectively. He has conducted research projects in areas of Smart Manufacturing, Logistics, Construction and Systems Analytics through Cyber-Physical Internet with substantial government and industrial grants exceeding HK$60M. One of his on-going R&D projects is to use blockchain and IoT technology to facilitate ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) reporting for listed companies. He collaborated extensively with industries through joint projects and start-up companies. He has published extensively including over three hundred refereed articles in journals and conferences in addition to ten monographs, edited reference books and conference proceedings. He is among “Top 1% Most Cited Scholar” and highly ranked internationally in his research areas. He serves as associate editors and editorial members for several international journals. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), fellow of ASME, HKIE, IET and CILT, and member of IIE and HKLA.

Prof. George G. Q. Huang

Head of Department & Chair Professor, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

Prof. George G. Q. Huang is Chair Professor and Head of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He gained his BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University (China) and Cardiff University (UK) respectively. He has conducted research projects in areas of Smart Manufacturing, Logistics, Construction and Systems Analytics through Cyber-Physical Internet with substantial government and industrial grants exceeding HK$60M. One of his on-going R&D projects is to use blockchain and IoT technology to facilitate ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) reporting for listed companies. He collaborated extensively with industries through joint projects and start-up companies. He has published extensively including over three hundred refereed articles in journals and conferences in addition to ten monographs, edited reference books and conference proceedings. He is among “Top 1% Most Cited Scholar” and highly ranked internationally in his research areas. He serves as associate editors and editorial members for several international journals. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), fellow of ASME, HKIE, IET and CILT, and member of IIE and HKLA.

Prof. Emil Chan

FinTech Committee Chairman of Smart City Consortium

Prof. Chan is a FinTech evangelist with over 20 years experience in managing IT and business transformation projects in international financial institutions. He had worked for several sizeable international banks including Credit Suisse and BayernLB as the roles of First Vice President, Head of IT in Asia Pacific, Project Director and Operations Manager AP. He has extensive experience in both Business and IT consulting encompassing the design, setup, leading and managing of cross-border projects throughout Asia. He is the adjunct professor, visiting lecturer as well as advisor of various departments of local universities including HKU, PolyU, CityU, Hang Seng U, Lingnan U and VTC.

In the past 10 years, he participated actively in voluntary community services in related to popular adoption of technology. He is the Founding Chairman of the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, The FinTech Committee Chairman of the Smart City Consortium, Hon. Secretary and Board Member of Invotech, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association, Supervisory Committee Member of iProA and the Honorary Chairman of StartHK. He is a mentor of the HK Cyberport Mentors Network, Guangzhou CP-Nest Incubator of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chief Judge of the HK ICT Startup Award 2019. In order to unleash Hong Kong’s potential and play a new role in the Greater Bay Area, Emil also hosts seminars, delivers public speeches and publishes articles of FinTech related topics on local newspapers and interviewed by various media from time to time.

Prof. Emil Chan

FinTech Committee Chairman of Smart City Consortium

Prof. Chan is a FinTech evangelist with over 20 years experience in managing IT and business transformation projects in international financial institutions. He had worked for several sizeable international banks including Credit Suisse and BayernLB as the roles of First Vice President, Head of IT in Asia Pacific, Project Director and Operations Manager AP. He has extensive experience in both Business and IT consulting encompassing the design, setup, leading and managing of cross-border projects throughout Asia. He is the adjunct professor, visiting lecturer as well as advisor of various departments of local universities including HKU, PolyU, CityU, Hang Seng U, Lingnan U and VTC.

In the past 10 years, he participated actively in voluntary community services in related to popular adoption of technology. He is the Founding Chairman of the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, The FinTech Committee Chairman of the Smart City Consortium, Hon. Secretary and Board Member of Invotech, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association, Supervisory Committee Member of iProA and the Honorary Chairman of StartHK. He is a mentor of the HK Cyberport Mentors Network, Guangzhou CP-Nest Incubator of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chief Judge of the HK ICT Startup Award 2019. In order to unleash Hong Kong’s potential and play a new role in the Greater Bay Area, Emil also hosts seminars, delivers public speeches and publishes articles of FinTech related topics on local newspapers and interviewed by various media from time to time.

Peter Majeranowski

CEO & Co-founder of Circ

Peter is the CEO & Co-Founder of Circ, a company pioneering the recycling of polyester and cotton blends. Peter travelled the world in the US Navy, and what he saw was a planet in environmental peril. Now he’s dedicated to creating circular fashion and in reducing the harmful effects of over consumption. When not working on the circular economy, Peter serves on the Alumni Advisory Council for the Fuqua School of Business, mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and finds opportunities to be on the water with his family.

Peter Majeranowski

CEO & Co-founder of Circ

Peter is the CEO & Co-Founder of Circ, a company pioneering the recycling of polyester and cotton blends. Peter travelled the world in the US Navy, and what he saw was a planet in environmental peril. Now he’s dedicated to creating circular fashion and in reducing the harmful effects of over consumption. When not working on the circular economy, Peter serves on the Alumni Advisory Council for the Fuqua School of Business, mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and finds opportunities to be on the water with his family.

Paul Yeung

Managing Director and Head of Sales & Client Coverage, Business Banking, Commercial Banking, HSBC

Paul joined HSBC in 1992, and has held a number of senior management positions in Commercial Banking, covering a wide range of portfolio from SMEs to Large Corporates. Paul is currently Managing Director, Head of Sales and Client Coverage, Business Banking, Commercial Banking, focusing on the formulation and execution of strategies for Business Banking. Prior to his current role, Paul held various positions including Head of Investment and Insurance, and Director Large Corporate in Hong Kong, as well as Country Head of Business Banking in Singapore.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hong Kong, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London, and a Master’s Degree in Finance from the City University of Hong Kong. Paul is also a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountant.

Paul Yeung

Managing Director and Head of Sales & Client Coverage, Business Banking, Commercial Banking, HSBC

Paul joined HSBC in 1992, and has held a number of senior management positions in Commercial Banking, covering a wide range of portfolio from SMEs to Large Corporates. Paul is currently Managing Director, Head of Sales and Client Coverage, Business Banking, Commercial Banking, focusing on the formulation and execution of strategies for Business Banking. Prior to his current role, Paul held various positions including Head of Investment and Insurance, and Director Large Corporate in Hong Kong, as well as Country Head of Business Banking in Singapore.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hong Kong, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London, and a Master’s Degree in Finance from the City University of Hong Kong. Paul is also a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountant.

Morgane Parizot

Education Director of REDRESS

Morgane oversees the education facet of Redress’ flagship programme, the Redress Design Award. Trained as a chemist and holding an MSc from the French Textile Engineering School ENSAIT, she has a deep understanding of materials in general and a strong knowledge in textiles. She has over 8 years of experience in the apparel industry with companies such as Adidas and PVH, holding positions in sourcing, product development and more recently product & digital innovation. A certified Design Thinking practitioner with IDEO U and a firm believer that sustainable practices are the only future possible, Morgane is driven by creating human-centric innovative solutions that generate positive impact. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and pushing the sustainability agenda.

Morgane Parizot

Education Director of REDRESS

Morgane oversees the education facet of Redress’ flagship programme, the Redress Design Award. Trained as a chemist and holding an MSc from the French Textile Engineering School ENSAIT, she has a deep understanding of materials in general and a strong knowledge in textiles. She has over 8 years of experience in the apparel industry with companies such as Adidas and PVH, holding positions in sourcing, product development and more recently product & digital innovation. A certified Design Thinking practitioner with IDEO U and a firm believer that sustainable practices are the only future possible, Morgane is driven by creating human-centric innovative solutions that generate positive impact. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and pushing the sustainability agenda.

Miss Joyce Chau, amfori Director Asia Pacific

(amfori formerly known as Foreign Trade Association (FTA))

Ms Joyce Chau joined amfori as the Country Representative of the organization in China in June 2011. She leads the Greater China team based in Hong Kong. Her role is to promote open trade and sustainable supply chain through supporting sustainability activities related to business social compliance (amfori BSCI), environmental performance (amfori BEPI) and trade policy (amfori advocacy). Started from Jan 2019, Ms Chau has taken up the position of Director Asia Pacific and leads the regional team covering Australian/New Zealand, Bangladesh, Greater China, India, Turkey, and including Vietnam to drive open and sustainable trade in the region.

In nearly 30 years, Ms Chau has been working as a corporate communications practitioner for various organizations with focus on sustainability, CSR, and supply chain management. Her major expertise is in public affairs, stakeholder and media relations crisis and issues management, etc.

Prior to joining amfori, she was the Senior Vice President of the HSBC Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific Region Office, Dell China’s Corporate Communications Director and she also worked for HKSAR Government’ Innovation and Technology Commission, HK Airport Authority and GS1, a global supply chain standard organisation. She possesses a BSoSc in Communications and a Master of Arts in Translation.

Miss Joyce Chau, amfori Director Asia Pacific

(amfori formerly known as Foreign Trade Association (FTA))

Ms Joyce Chau joined amfori as the Country Representative of the organization in China in June 2011. She leads the Greater China team based in Hong Kong. Her role is to promote open trade and sustainable supply chain through supporting sustainability activities related to business social compliance (amfori BSCI), environmental performance (amfori BEPI) and trade policy (amfori advocacy). Started from Jan 2019, Ms Chau has taken up the position of Director Asia Pacific and leads the regional team covering Australian/New Zealand, Bangladesh, Greater China, India, Turkey, and including Vietnam to drive open and sustainable trade in the region.

In nearly 30 years, Ms Chau has been working as a corporate communications practitioner for various organizations with focus on sustainability, CSR, and supply chain management. Her major expertise is in public affairs, stakeholder and media relations crisis and issues management, etc.

Prior to joining amfori, she was the Senior Vice President of the HSBC Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific Region Office, Dell China’s Corporate Communications Director and she also worked for HKSAR Government’ Innovation and Technology Commission, HK Airport Authority and GS1, a global supply chain standard organisation. She possesses a BSoSc in Communications and a Master of Arts in Translation.

Miruna Vlad

Dirty Laundry – Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI)

Miruna Vlad is a Romanian fashion design student at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. She is now interning for Berlin-based sustainable luxury brand #DAMUR. For Fashion Revolution Week 2021, Miruna has organized ‘Truth or Trash’, an event which challenges people to reimagine their interaction with objects and tackles popular perception of waste, with the message that something becomes trash when it is ready to move on to the next stage of use. Currently she is searching for her own definition of fashion, and her goal is to open an ‘anti-fashion shop’, whose meaning and purpose will reveal itself along the way.

Miruna Vlad

Dirty Laundry – Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI)

Miruna Vlad is a Romanian fashion design student at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. She is now interning for Berlin-based sustainable luxury brand #DAMUR. For Fashion Revolution Week 2021, Miruna has organized ‘Truth or Trash’, an event which challenges people to reimagine their interaction with objects and tackles popular perception of waste, with the message that something becomes trash when it is ready to move on to the next stage of use. Currently she is searching for her own definition of fashion, and her goal is to open an ‘anti-fashion shop’, whose meaning and purpose will reveal itself along the way.

Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu

Global Climate Action – Sector Engagement Lead, UNFCCC

Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu has been with the UN Climate Change since 2010, involved in coordinating projects promoting multi-stakeholder engagement in climate action. Currently she manages relationships with a few sectors as part of the UN Climate Change work to catalyze climate ambition and action. She also leads engagement with the fashion sector. Lindita has a degree in Information Science, Electrical Engineering and a postgraduate degree in International Relations.

Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu

Global Climate Action – Sector Engagement Lead, UNFCCC

Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu has been with the UN Climate Change since 2010, involved in coordinating projects promoting multi-stakeholder engagement in climate action. Currently she manages relationships with a few sectors as part of the UN Climate Change work to catalyze climate ambition and action. She also leads engagement with the fashion sector. Lindita has a degree in Information Science, Electrical Engineering and a postgraduate degree in International Relations.

Karin Malmstrom

Director, China & Northeast Asia, Cotton Council International

Karin Malmstrom joined Cotton Council International (CCI) as its Director for China and Hong Kong in April 2006 and in January 2015 added Northeast Asia to her responsibilities. She heads up CCI’s trade servicing programs, supply chain marketing activities, consumer promotions and government affairs in the region, as well as manages CCI’s offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Osaka, Seoul and Taipei.

Karin, an accomplished Sinologist with over 30 years of China-related experience joined CCI from Malmstrom Associates Orient, a business and marketing and communication consultancy. Fluent and literate in Mandarin Chinese, Karin has worked in a variety of fields in China including the auto, steel and travel industries, metals and minerals trading, technology transfers, education, journalism and communications. Immediately prior to establishing Malmstrom Associates Orient, she was Director of Corporate Communications for DaimlerChrysler China, based in Beijing.

Karin graduated cum laude in Asian Studies and Geography from Middlebury College, USA. She continued in executive education at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and at St. Gallens Management Center, both located in Switzerland.

Karin Malmstrom

Director, China & Northeast Asia, Cotton Council International

Karin Malmstrom joined Cotton Council International (CCI) as its Director for China and Hong Kong in April 2006 and in January 2015 added Northeast Asia to her responsibilities. She heads up CCI’s trade servicing programs, supply chain marketing activities, consumer promotions and government affairs in the region, as well as manages CCI’s offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Osaka, Seoul and Taipei.

Karin, an accomplished Sinologist with over 30 years of China-related experience joined CCI from Malmstrom Associates Orient, a business and marketing and communication consultancy. Fluent and literate in Mandarin Chinese, Karin has worked in a variety of fields in China including the auto, steel and travel industries, metals and minerals trading, technology transfers, education, journalism and communications. Immediately prior to establishing Malmstrom Associates Orient, she was Director of Corporate Communications for DaimlerChrysler China, based in Beijing.

Karin graduated cum laude in Asian Studies and Geography from Middlebury College, USA. She continued in executive education at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and at St. Gallens Management Center, both located in Switzerland.

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.

Jersey Yuen

Assistant Head of Create Hong Kong, The Government of the HKSAR

Joining Create Hong Kong in April 2019, Ms Jersey YUEN is responsible for formulating strategies and implementing initiatives for the development of Hong Kong’s creative industries and for collaborating with these industries and other organisations to provide one-stop services for their promotion. Ms YUEN graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences majoring in Economics and Management Studies. She has joined the Hong Kong Civil Service for over 30 years and served in numerous policy bureaux and departments. Ms YUEN has rich administrative experience and possesses proven leadership and management skills, particularly in human resources management, leading teams, planning and development.

Jersey Yuen

Assistant Head of Create Hong Kong, The Government of the HKSAR

Joining Create Hong Kong in April 2019, Ms Jersey YUEN is responsible for formulating strategies and implementing initiatives for the development of Hong Kong’s creative industries and for collaborating with these industries and other organisations to provide one-stop services for their promotion. Ms YUEN graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences majoring in Economics and Management Studies. She has joined the Hong Kong Civil Service for over 30 years and served in numerous policy bureaux and departments. Ms YUEN has rich administrative experience and possesses proven leadership and management skills, particularly in human resources management, leading teams, planning and development.