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Apr
21
Sat
2018
CIFI Security Summit 2018 Hong Kong Series
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Open Source, Blockchain, Life & Hack, Programming, Database are themes of Hong Kong Open Source Conference 2018. Free registration and donations made to charity is welcome.

Program on Google Spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/2GlrtpP

Conference Website: https://hkoscon.org/2018/

It is 6th year of Hong Kong Open Source Conference, most of topics comes from calls for proposals and community process. Participants can know the latest development of open source technology and their applications.

Business Summit (Cantonese) @ Saddleback
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

The Purpose of Work is a full-day summit professionally designed for Executives and Professionals who seek direction, advancement, fulfilment and transformation in their career.

By bringing you cutting edge value-based and soulful insights, the Summit aims to help you to discover your PURPOSE of Workby recovering your DESIRE of Work.

Discover your core competencies

Explore your passion point

Seek for opportunities to grow

Identify your mission

Relate to the like-minded people

Extend your influence & network

Program will be conducted in Cantonese.

活動將以廣東話進行

For further enquiries, please email us at info@hksummit.hk

http://www.hksummit.hk

DBSxCAL Talk – Future of Digital Economy @ DBSxCAL Talk
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

【DBSxCAL Talk – Future of Digital Economy : Blockchain, Crypto and dApp 】

Frenzy of blockchain, cryptocurrency and decentralized application is spreading to the whole fintech world and leading to unimaginable business impacts. To know their potentials from perspectives other than investment, you are welcome to join us, alongside industry leaders, in CityU at 4 pm on 21 April 2018.

Register now: https://cal-talk.hk

Live streaming: https://youtu.be/Ju9VFzQTXRM

DBSxCALTalk Event Details:
Date: 21 Apr 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue:LT-401, Herbalgy Lecture Theatre, Floor 4, Amenities Building, City University of Hong Kong
Addmission: Free

Guest Speakers:

Huayi Dong (Daiwa Capital Markets – Global Head of Electronic Trading Solutions)

David Tang (Standard Kepler – CEO)

Adrian Lai (Orichal Partners Limited – Co-founder & Managing Director)

Dr. Paul Sin (Deloitte China – Consulting partner)

【DBS x CAL講座: 數字經濟的未來:區塊鏈,加密货幣和分布式應用?】

加密貨幣(Cryptocurrency)係金融界火熱嘅話題,而背後嘅「區塊鏈」(Blockchain)技術,以及基於區塊鏈開發嘅應用────分布式應用(Decentralized Application, dApp)亦逐漸受到各界重視同討論。到底佢哋會點樣影響未來嘅經濟同商業生態系統呢?我哋邀請咗專才講解其趨勢同利弊,4月21號下午4點約定你哋一齊嚟聽專家分享啦!

立即報名: https://cal-talk.hk

網上直播: https://youtu.be/Ju9VFzQTXRM

DBSxCAL講座詳情:

日期:4月21日(星期六)

時間:晚上4時 – 6時

地點:香港城市大學康樂樓四樓健絡通演講廳,(LT-401)

票價:免費入場

#DBS #DBSxCALTalk #DigitalEconomy #Blockchain #Cryptocurrency #dApp #Innovation

Apr
23
Mon
2018
The Future of GREENovation Forum 2018 @ Green Monday
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

The Future of GREENovation Forum 2018

As a social catalyst for collective behavior change towards a more sustainable planet, Green Monday is presenting a strong line-up of entrepreneurs, impact investors and thought-leaders at the forum. They will be sharing inspiring and innovative visions for a greener future.

Date: 23 April 2018 (Mon)

Time: Registration 9:30, Forum 10:00 – 16:00

Venue: Level 7, Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon

*The ticket fee is inclusive of a plant-based lunch.

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Key Speakers:

New Era of Asian Consumption

Dong Tao, Vice Chairman Greater China, Credit Suisse Private Banking Asia Pacific

Dong Tao is a Managing Director and the Vice Chairman Greater China for Credit Suisse Private Banking Asia Pacific. Dr. Tao was ranked #1 in First Business News Survey and is highly regarded by investors worldwide. He has published more than ten books in his career. Dr. Tao joined Credit Suisse in 1998 as the Chief Regional Economist for non-Japan Asia, with a focus on China. He moved from investment bank to private bank in July 2016. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he was with Schroders Securities Asia as Senior Regional Economist and Head of China research.

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Food Innovation

Josh Tetrick, Co-founder & CEO, JUST

Josh is the Co-founder and CEO of JUST (formerly Hampton Creek), a San Francisco-based company on a mission to build a food system where everyone eats well. Prior to founding JUST, he led a UN business initiative in Kenya and worked for both former President Clinton and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. As a Fulbright Scholar, Josh taught school children in Nigeria and South Africa and is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Michigan Law School. He has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” Inc.’s “35 Under 35” and Fortune’s “40 Under 40.”

Greg Steltenpohl, Co-founder & CEO, Califia Farms

Greg’s disruptive approach has led to the rapid growth of Califia Farms as an innovative leader of premium, natural beverages that make it easy for consumers to go “plant-powered” and live a dairy-free lifestyle. Califia Farms is now the top selling ready-to-drink coffee and almond milk brand in the US. Previously, he founded Odwalla Inc. which was acquired by Coke in 2001. Greg also co-founded the Interra Project in 2000 and Adina for Life in 2004.

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Impact Investment

Roger Lienhard, Founder, Blue Horizon Corporation

Roger is a serial entrepreneur and business incubator. He is also the Founder and Initiator of the Blue Horizon Corporation and affiliated Blue Horizon International Foundation, which invests in sustainable social entrepreneurship and international development projects with a focus on food and agriculture around the globe. Roger’s primary objective is to generate synergies between the associate companies for maximum impact on the major global shift towards more sustainable solutions in food and agriculture.

Dan Skaff, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Radicle Impact

Dan is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Radicle Impact that provides early stage growth capital for transformative companies in the areas of good food, good money and good energy. He is the Vice Chairman of Beneficial State Bank, an FDIC-insured community development financial institution that serves businesses, non-profits and individuals. Prior to Beneficial State Bank, Dan was a Managing Partner of Sienna Ventures, a growth capital firm investing in emerging consumer, retail, mobile communications, and financial services companies.

Peter Strugatz, Advisor, Green Monday Ventures

Peter is an early member of the mission-driven business community as an entrepreneur and an investor. His ability to analyse and assess both impact and scalability led him to invest early in today’s successful sustainability superstars including Stonyfield Farm Yogurt and Zipcar. Peter’s resume includes 16 years as CEO of manufacturing companies, 8 years as a full-time social angel investor, and 4 years of consulting and coaching mission-driven entrepreneurs and investors. Peter has launched IceStone as Co-founder and co-CEO, one of the first sustainable building product companies and the number one sustainable countertop solution.

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CSR Pioneers on Sustainability with Innovation

Rebecca Donnellan, Director of Sustainability, MGM Macau

Rebecca is responsible for overseeing MGM’s environmental management programme, specifically managing projects for energy and water conservation, waste and recycling, green building, green procurement and stakeholder engagement. She works across departments from Hotel Operations, to F&B, to Design and Development, to Procurement in an effort to integrate sustainability considerations into operations. Prior to working at MGM, Rebecca was a management consultant in PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change practices in London and Sydney, assisting multinationals in their sustainability strategy development and programme roll out.

Ellie Tang, Head of Sustainability, New World Development Company Limited

Ellie is currently Head of Sustainability at New World Development, where she launched and drives the “New World Sustainability Vision 2030” across all major Group companies. Ellie leads the Group’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, risk management, environmental management, and green financing initiatives. Also serving as General Manager – Sustainability at K11 Group Limited, Ellie supports Hong Kong and Mainland China property projects from planning to customer experience design. Previously, Ellie was the Asia Pacific Coordinator of the “HSBC Water Programme”, a USD100m global partnership which invests in freshwater and sanitation projects to improve livelihoods. She also has experience in sustainability management in the REIT sector, environmental and health policy research, as well as UNFCCC Clean Development Mechanism carbon credit project advisory.

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Global Green Movement, Culture & Beyond

Rebecca Cappelli, Speaker, Let Us Be Heroes

Rebecca decided to quit a successful career to work in non-profit. Now a public speaker, she delivers talks for free to help people adopt a healthy and responsible lifestyle. A French citizen and a mandarin speaking professional, Rebecca has lived in Asia for over 14 years including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and now Singapore. She works with various non-profit organisations with the project “Let us be Heroes” to empower people to become a line of defense for their health, the planet and the animals.

Brian Kateman, Co-founder & President, The Reducetarian Foundation

Brian is the Co-founder and President of the Reducetarian Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to reducing consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy to create a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world. He is the editor of The Reducetarian Cookbook and The Reducetarian Solution. His writings have appeared in various media outlets including The Atlantic, The Washington Post and The New York Daily News.

Matt Rice, President, Mercy For Animals

Matt is the President for Mercy For Animals. He used to serve as Director of Investigations for the organisation, working closely with investigators to obtain video footage and other evidence of animal abuse at factory farms. Matt also worked on drafting criminal complaints and securing animal cruelty convictions against individuals and facilities that abuse animals. Investigations by MFA have led to raids of factory farms, rescues of abused and neglected farmed animals, passage of landmark anti-cruelty legislation and corporate animal welfare policy reforms.

David Yeung, Co-founder & CEO, Green Monday

David is the Co-founder and CEO of Green Monday, a social venture founded in Hong Kong that tackles climate change and global food insecurity through public advocacy, impact investing, corporate consulting, and specialised retail. Under Green Monday, David launched Green Common, the world’s first plant-based green living destination. Green Monday is named by Fast Company as “Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in China,” while David is named by Fast Company as “100 Most Creative People in China”, “PE 100 Asia” by Purpose Economy, “17 Rising Social Entrepreneurs” by Conscious Company Magazine, and received Hong Kong’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons 2015 award.

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Influencers & Media Platforms for Social Good

Vikas Garg, Founder & CEO, abillionVeg

Vikas is the Founder and CEO of abillionVeg, a social media and consumer internet platform launched in 2017, accelerating a global consumer movement towards plant-based living. Prior to launching abV, Vikas spent his career in finance as an analyst, portfolio manager and fund manager at CalPERS, Dymon Asia Capital, Credit Suisse First Boston and 1/0 Capital. Vikas is involved with grassroots minority education initiatives and animal welfare programmes around the world. He graduated from Emory University in Atlanta and resides in Singapore.

Vivian Kong, Hong Kong Olympian Fencer

Vivian is a full-time athlete on the Hong Kong fencing team. She is a 2016 Rio Olympian, NCAA champion, and current world #6 rank women’s epee fencer. She became a pescetarian in college and decided to turn vegan in 2017. As a plant-fuelled athlete, she hopes to show how good she feels and prove that she is stronger than before. Vivian is now training for the 2020 Olympics, finishing her masters in Chinese Law, and she will be starting her Juris Doctor this fall.

Klaus Mitchell, Founder, Plant Based News

Klaus’ background as a scientist underpins his thorough approach that has helped make Plant Based News one of the leading digital media outlets on the latest developments of the industry. He is experienced in several research roles, including at Kings College London (Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology) and Portsmouth University (Institute of Marine Sciences). He has had a number of writing roles, including authoring an article published in the journal of Public Health Nutrition, which explores the effects of diets on various health markers. He is also a filmmaker of the documentaries Vegan 2016 and Vegan 2017.

Jodi Monelle, Founder & CEO, LIVEKINDLY Media Inc.

Jodi is the Founder and CEO of global media company LIVEKINDLY. Inspired to create a platform for those curious about changing to a more ethical lifestyle, and drawing upon an early love of design, professional experience in media and technology, LIVEKINDLY was launched in spring-2017. It is currently the fastest growing vegan media publisher reaching more than 40 million people a month in under one year of operation.

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For event enquiries, please call +852 2263 3142 or email angel.li@greenmonday.com

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  1. Payment for any types of ticket is non-refundable.
  2. Green Monday has the right to change the event date, duration, content and speakers.
  3. In case the event is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, we will inform all participants by email.
  4. In case of any dispute, Green Monday Foundation Limited reserves the right of final decision.
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