GREAT Festival of Innovation
The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is proud to be supporting the GREAT Festival of Innovation by hosting a number of satellite events alongside the main conference itself. The GREAT festival is the UK government’s single largest international event this year and will be bringing with it a number of key industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who will be sharing valuable insight on the future of business.
British Chamber Satellite Events Calendar
- Wednesday 21 March: Distinguished Speaker Breakfast with Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Charles Bowman
- Thursday 22 March: Business Angel Programme Pitch Event
- Thursday 22 March: Distinguished Speaker Luncheon with Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP
- Thursday 22 March:Tradition and Innovation: Fortnum & Mason’s 300 year legacy
- Friday 23 March: Captains of Industry Breakfast with Alex Cruz, CEO of British Airways
- Monday 26 March: A Guided Tour - Infrastructure Imagination: Hong Kong City Futures 1972-1988
Distinguished Speaker Breakfast with Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Charles Bowman
Wednesday 21 March, 8:00am - 9:15am | Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
During the 10 years the City of London has had a presence in the region, Asia has become the clear leader of global growth. At this key time whilst the City of London is developing its “Asia Next Decade” strategy, we are delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor of the City of London on his trip to Hong Kong. The Lord Mayor will seek views on priorities, as the corporation looks to deepen partnerships and take advantage of Asia’s rapidly developing digital economy and the regional focus on infrastructure spending.
Alderman Charles Bowman is the 690th Lord Mayor. He was a senior partner with PwC and Alderman of the Lime Street Ward and served as Sheriff of the City of London in 2015/16. Click here for more.
The start-up applicants go through a rigorous vetting process, led by a committee of industry professionals. The top 5 entrants are then selected and given mentoring and presentation training, and are invited to present their exciting investment opportunities to angel investors at this Pitch Event. Click here for more.
Alex Cruz will talk about the current situation in the civil aviation industry, including traveller trends around the world, full service airlines and low-cost carriers, the increasing demand and costs for facilities that support the industry, and the importance of innovation and technology in enabling industry operators to run their business with much more cost effectiveness and efficiency. Click here for more.
A Guided Tour - Infrastructure Imagination: Hong Kong City Futures 1972-1988
Monday 26 March, 12:30pm - 2:00pm | City Gallery, 3 Edinburgh Place, Central
Infrastructure is at the heart of the physical, social and economic foundations of the modern city, and plays a key role in facilitating economic development and the shaping of everyday urban life. Understanding how Hong Kong’s public and private sectors responded to geographical, social and political challenges in the past will allow us to better understand the social formation of Hong Kong, and the community’s collective aspirations for the future.
This special exhibition featuring images from the Heather Coulson Photograph Collection showcases a number of major infrastructure projects completed in Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980s. Join us for a special guided tour of the exhibition with photographer Heather Coulson, and engineer Colin Coulson. Click here for more.