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From its famed “fragrant harbor”, to its bustling, cosmopolitan streets, the ever-changing city of Hong Kong will host this year’s Forbes Under 30 Summit Asia.

Now in its third year, the summit will bring together some 300 young leaders and entrepreneurs from around the region to share stories of inspiration and success, network with fellow 30 Under 30 list-makers, celebrate their achievements and discover what “Asia’s World City” has to offer in terms of innovation, culture and entertainment.

With compelling content from an all-star lineup of speakers, a display of innovative futuristic technologies and fun activities across this dynamic city, it promises to be three days to remember.


2018 FEATURED PARTICIPANTS

  • Edward Yau Tang-wah
    Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
  • Tan Min-Liang
    Cofounder & CEO
    Razer
    Singapore
  • Goodwin Gaw
    Managing Principal and Chairman
    Gaw Capital Partners
    Hong Kong
  • Abby Zhang
    Cofounder
    YEECHOO
    Hong Kong
  • Eric Nam
    Singer
    South Korea
  • Tommaso Tamburnotti
    Cofounder
    Easyship
    Hong Kong
  • Allan Zeman
    Chairman
    Lan Kwai Fong Group
    Hong Kong
  • Tak Lo
    Partner
    Zeroth.ai
    Hong Kong
  • Sally Begbie
    Director
    Crossroads Foundation
    Hong Kong
  • Bobby Bao
    Cofounder
    Monaco
    Hong Kong
  • Jasmine Lau
    Cofounder & Executive Director
    Philanthropy in Motion
    Hong Kong
  • Ye Hanzhong (Ayden)
    Cofounder
    VeeR VR
    China
  • Esther Wang
    Founder
    Joytingle
    Singapore
  • Shi Xiaogang
    Founder
    Beijing Xloong Technologies
    China
  • Leng Xiaokun
    Founder
    Leju Robotics
    China
  • Sam Waldo
    Cofounder
    Mantra Eyewear
    China
  • Shriyans Bhandari
    Cofounder
    Greensole
    India
  • Sang Hun Oh
    Cofounder
    LUXROBO
    South Korea
  • Florian Simmendinger
    Founder & CEO
    Soundbrenner
    Hong Kong
  • Dhruv Sharma
    Founder
    GuestHouser
    India
  • Stanislava Pinchuk
    Artist
    Australia
  • Reyhan Jamalova
    Founder
    Rainergy
    Azerbaijan
  • Vinesh Sinha
    Founder
    FatHopes Energy
    Malaysia
  • Scott Stiles
    Cofounder
    Fair Employment Agency
    Hong Kong
  • Aakriti Kumar
    Founder
    Differniture Spaces
    India
  • Tara Baker
    Founder
    Dancing With Her
    Australia
  • Lim Yuet Kim
    Cofounder
    The Picha Project
    Malaysia
  • Maxine Ryan
    Cofounder & COO
    Bitspark
    Hong Kong
  • Togo Ogi
    Cofounder
    FunLife Inc.
    Japan
  • Anjal Niraula
    Managing Director
    Gham Power
    Nepal
  • Julius Tan
    Founder
    Electrify
    Singapore
  • Stephanie Sy
    Founder
    Thinking Machines
    Philippines
  • Hu Zhenyu
    Founder & Executive Director
    Linkspace
    China
  • Suhani Jalota
    Founder
    Myna Mahila Foundation
    India
  • Kanika Tekriwal
    Cofounder & CEO
    JetSetGo
    India
  • Saket Modi
    Cofounder & CEO
    Lucideus
    India
  • Miles H.F. Wen
    CEO & Founder
    Fano Labs
    Hong Kong
  • Diatce G Harahap
    CEO
    BJTech
    Indonesia
  • Ah Moon Marip
    Singer
    Myanmar
  • Momina Mustehsan
    Musician
    Pakistan
  • Chef Talita Setyadi
    Founder
    BEAU
    Indonesia
  • Chef Miko Aspiras
    Chef
    Tasteless Food Group
    Philippines
  • Chef Pichaya (Pam) Utharntharm
    Chef
    The Table
    Thailand

AGENDA

16:30

Meet some of the Hong Kong’s hottest startups, spanning industries like fintech, consumer tech, education, e-commerce and more. This casual gathering of local entrepreneurs will provide an incredible window into the city’s flourishing startup scene and the young men and women making it all happen.

Participants: 
Bobby Bao, Cofounder, Monaco
Jasmine Lau, Cofounder & Executive Director, Philanthropy in Motion
Tommaso Tamburnotti, Cofounder, Easyship
Abby Zhang, Cofounder, YEECHOO

Venue: Jinjuu @ California Tower 

18:00

The Forbes Under 30 Summit Asia welcomes all attendees to jump in and break the ice over cocktails and canapés in the heart of Hong Kong island’s Central district.

VenueJinjuu @ California Tower

21:00

Bottoms up! Since we’re right in the middle of Hong Kong’s famed entertainment district, Lan Kwai Fong, exploring some of the area’s trendiest and most unique nightlife spots is a must! Join us as we barhop the nearby hole-in-the-wall and iconic venues. 

10:30
11:00

Recover from the night before with a networking lunch as you inspect the most exciting inventions and products that landed their creators on this year’s 30 Under 30 Asia list. The products — including AR goggles, robots and more – will be available for a test drive in the Discovery Area.

Participants:
Shriyans Bhandari, Cofounder, Greensole, India
Hu Zhenyu, Founder & Executive Director, Linkspace, China
Leng Xiaokun, Founder, Leju Robotics, China
Sang Hun Oh, Cofounder, LUXROBO, South Korea
Shi Xiaogang, Founder, Beijing Xloong Technologies, China
Florian Simmendinger, Founder & CEO, Soundbrenner, Hong Kong
Sam Waldo, Cofounder, Mantra Eyewear, China
Esther Wang, Founder, Joytingle​, Singapore
Ye Hanzhong (Ayden), Cofounder, VeeR VR, China

12:45
13:00

Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes Media
Edward Yau Tang-wah, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

13:10

Togo Ogi, Cofounder, FunLife Inc, Japan

13:20

Dhruv Sharma, Founder, GuestHouser, India
Maxine Ryan, Cofounder & COO, Bitspark, Hong Kong
Julius Tan, Founder, Electrify, Singapore

Moderator: Pamela Ambler, Digital Reporter, Forbes Asia

13:45

Saket Modi, Cofounder & CEO, Lucideus, India

14:00

Diatche G Harahap, CEO, BJ Tech, Indonesia
Stephanie Sy, Founder, Thinking Machines, Philippines 
Miles H.F. Wen, CEO, Fano Labs, Hong Kong

Moderator: Tak Lo, Partner, Zeroth.ai (and Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list 2018 judge)

14:20

Hu Zhenyu, Founder & Executive Director, Linkspace, China

14:30

Interviewer: Rana Wehbe, Senior Editor – Special Projects, Forbes Asia

14:55

Aakriti Kumar, Founder, Differniture Spaces, India
Vinesh Sinha, Founder, FatHopes Energy, Malaysia
Anjal Niraula, Managing Director, Gham Power, Nepal

Moderator: Pamela Ambler, Digital Reporter, Forbes Asia

15:15

Reyhan Jamalova, Founder, Rainergy, Azerbaijan

15:25

One-on-one with Goodwin Gaw, Managing Principal and Chairman, Gaw Capital Partners, Hong Kong

Interviewer: Pamela Ambler, Digital Reporter, Forbes Asia

15:45

Kanika Tekriwal, Founder, JetSetGo, India

15:55

Interviewer: Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes Media

16:15

Stanislava Pinchuk, Artist, Australia

16:30

Lim Yuet Kim, Cofounder, The Picha Project, Malaysia
Scott Stiles, Cofounder, Fair Employment Agency, Hong Kong
Tara Baker, Founder, Dancing With Her, Australia

Moderator: Rana Wehbe, Senior Editor – Special Projects, Forbes Asia

16:50

Suhani Jalota, Founder, Myna Mahila Foundation, India

17:00

Interviewer: Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes Media 

17:30
18:00

Food: 
Chef Pichaya (Pam) Utharntharm, Chef, The Table, Thailand
Chef Talita Setyadi, Founder, BEAU, Indonesia
Chef Miko Aspiras, Chef, Tasteless Food Group, Philippines

Music:
Ah Moon, Singer, Myanmar
Momina Mustehsan, Musician, Pakistan
Eric Nam, Singer, South Korea

21:30
12:00
15:00

It doesn't get more iconic or fun than this! Sponsored by Hong Kong Tourism Board, Forbes will host two startup pitching sessions onboard one of Hong Kong’s oldest wooden antique trams, a classic symbol of the city, as it rolls along the city’s vibrant downtown core streets. Apply to pitch your startup to our judging panel – including a 30 Under 30 investor and Forbes editor – or just tag along for an opportunity to listen, learn and enjoy the sights all at once.

15:05
15:20

A 3.5 hour walking tour through Central and Sheung Wan where you’ll feast upon an assortment of the city’s most popular foods including Wanton noodles, barbecued pork rice, fresh juice, Chinese tea, dim sum and tarts.

15:30

This tour introduces you to many of Hong Kong’s most iconic features - starting at The Peak which overlooks the city’s spectacular skyline, Victoria Harbour and South China Sea. You’ll then step aboard a sampan ride to explore Aberdeen and its local fishing community and the coastal gems of Deep Water Bay and Repulse Bay. The tour concludes at Stanley Market where you can hunt for a bargain or simply relax within the charming seaside village.

15:40

Board an authentic Chinese junk and set sail into Hong Kong’s scenic harbour for a 360-degree view of the city’s impressive skyline. Originally owned and manned by Chinese fishermen, the DukLing is typical of the junks which used to crisscross Hong Kong waterways. After sailing the waters and deep sea channels for more than 60 years, the vessel was restored in 2015 to her original classic design.




HIGHLIGHTS

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LOCATION

InterContinental Hong Kong
18 Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong


CONTACT

General & Sponsorship

Tina Wee
info@forbesasia.com.sg

Public Relations

Melissa Ng​
pr@forbesasia.com.sg