Held as Scheduled

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 laurels. 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 – 09:30

Welcoming Address by Mr Helmuth Hennig, Chairman, The Hong Kong Management Association

Mr Helmuth Henning,
Group Managing Director
Jebsen & Co Ltd

09:30 - 09:40

Opening Address by Chairman, Annual Conference Organizing Committee

Mr Jacky Chan
Regional Chief Executive
AIA Group

09:40 - 10:15

Presentation of AMD Professors of Practice

Chaired by Prof Roy Chung GBS BBS JP
Chairman, Advisory Board, HKMA Institute of Advanced Management Development
- Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges GBS JP
- Ms Randy Lai
- Mr Joseph Ngai

Remarks by Prof Randy Lai

10:15 – 10:55 Plenary Session 1: On innovation culture

Session Chairman

Mr Jacky Chan
Regional Chief Executive
AIA Group


2020: The Year in Preview – Driving Impact and Growth with Innovation
Ms Elaine Zhu
Regional Lead
Google ZOO/APAC Partner Innovation

10:55 – 11:25 Break
11:25– 12:45 Plenary Session 2: On innovations in financial industry

Session Chairperson

Ms Leonie Valentine
Managing Director, Sales & Operations
Google Hong Kong


Brave New Bank
Mr Deniz Güven
Chief Executive Officer
Virtual Bank by Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong

Staying at the Forefront of Continuous Innovation
Ms Jessica Lam
Head of Strategy

Unblocking Blue Ocean Opportunities, Unveiling the Future Insurance Blueprint
Mr Charles Hung
CEO & Executive Director
Blue (Aviva Life Insurance Co. Ltd.)

12:45 – 14:15 Lunch Time
14:15 – 15:05 Plenary Session 3: On innovation and entrepreneurship in up-and-coming organizations

Session Chairperson

Ms Dionne Kung
Group General Manager, Marketing & Corporate Communications Department
Sino Group


Trash is our building block
Mr Arthur Huang
CEO & Founder
Miniwiz Co Ltd

Execution is the Key to Innovation
Mr Tony Wong
Co-founder & CEO

15:05 – 15:45 Plenary Session 4: The Mind of the Leader

Session Chairperson

Ms Leonie Valentine
Managing Director, Sales & Operations
Google Hong Kong


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

Session Chairperson

Ms Catherine Zhu
Managing Partner
Egon Zehnder International Ltd

Ms Christina Zhu
Fonterra Greater China
Mr Fred Ngan
co-Founder and co-CEO
Bowtie Life Insurance Co Ltd
Mr Gary Liu
South China Morning Post

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

Session Chairperson

Ms Leonie Valentine
Managing Director, Sales & Operations
Google Hong Kong


Change or Die
Mr NiQ Lai
Co-Owner and CEO
Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited

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