Annual Conference

14th November 2019

Striding into 2020 – Changing Mindset, Embracing Innovation

To maintain its position in the world economic arena, Hong Kong cannot afford to rest on its laurel. It is no longer an empty slogan that innovation is important, it becomes a must for everyone and every organization, big or small, to preach and practise innovation in everything we do. This calls for a change in organization culture for most companies and a change in the mindset of everyone related. Many top and senior management do realise this urge to change and many are preparing for the transformation. However, as expected, the process will always meet with different degree of resistance at all fronts. To name one, the middle-level executives, who are the pillars of any companies, could be hesitant to buy in, as some are simply unsure of their new roles, if any, after the transformation.

The HKMA Annual Conference 2019 will showcase some established and up-and-coming companies which are at different stages of the innovation journey to share with the audience their unique stories. The Conference will also explore how some renowned companies instil and enliven an innovative culture to guide their development against the backdrop of increasingly keen competition.

Programme Rundown

08:30 – 09:15 Registration
09:15 – 10:15

Welcoming Address by Mr Helmuth Hennig, Chairman, The Hong Kong Management Association
Opening Address by Chairman, Annual Conference Organizing Committee
Presentation of AMD Professors of Practice
Remarks by Professor of Practice

10:15 – 11:00 Plenary Session 1: On innovation culture

Ms Elaine Zhu, Google ZOO APAC, Regional Lead, Google

11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:45 Plenary Session 2: On innovations in financial industry

Mr Deniz Güven, Chief Executive Officer, Virtual Bank by Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong
Ms Jessica Lam, Head of Strategy, WeLab
Mr Charles Hung, CEO & Executive Director, Blue (Aviva Life Insurance Co. Ltd.)

12:45 – 14:15

Lunch Time

14:15 – 15:00 Plenary Session 3: On innovation and entrepreneurship in up-and-coming organizations

Mr Arthur Huang, CEO & Founder, Miniwiz Co Ltd

15:00 – 15:45 Plenary Session 4: The Mind of the Leader

Mr Tony Dickel, Country Director, China and Hong Kong, The Potential Project

15:45 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:05 Panel Discussion 5: Shaping Innovation Culture, Engaging Future Workforce

Ms Christina Zhu, President, Fonterra Greater China
Mr Fred Ngan, co-Founder and co-CEO,Bowtie Life Insurance Co Ltd and Co-founder, WeWork
Mr Ericson Chan, CEO, Ping An Technology Co Ltd

17:05 – 17:50 Plenary Session 6: The Business Case for Changing Mindset and Culture

Mr NiQ Lai, Co-Owner and CEO, Hong Kong Broadband

17:50 – 18:00 Closing Address by Chairman, Conference Organizing Committee

*The Conference schedule is subject to changes.


Date and Time
Thursday, 14 November 2019
9:15 am - 6:00 pm (registration starts from 8:30 am)

Conference Venue
Grand Hall (Level 3) New Wing
The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive Wanchai HONG KONG

While the Conference is by invitation only (normal admission fee is HK$3,980), to ensure commitment from all registrants, every participant has to pay a REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of HK$500 (per person) by cheque or online payment.

Contact Us

Annual Conference Secretariat, The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) 16/F, Tower B, Southmark, 11 Yip Hing Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Ms Diana Li  Tel: (+852) 2774-8552  Email: dianali@hkma.org.hk  Fax: (+852) 2365-1000