Hilton Shenzhen Futian
Fredrik is the General Manager of Hilton Shenzhen Futian and one of the Hilton's Corporate Responsibility Champions in China with extensive experience in implementing sustainability into the daily operations. Hilton is recognized for its leadership in redefining sustainable travel and tourism our leading travel with purpose program is new innovative way, and by 2030 we shall half our environmental footprint and double our social impact investment globally.
Director of Sustainability
Langham Hospitality Group
Carmen Ng is Director of Sustainability at Langham Hospitality Group. In her role, she leads and drives the sustainability strategy within the Group. She is responsible for a diverse range of sustainability programmes including strategy and policies development, management system, capacity building, stakeholder engagement, communication and reporting. She also believes in sustainability is everyone’s responsibility and her role is implanting this concept like a DNA into every colleague in the company.
Marco started his career as a public policy consultant in Southeast Asia, advising on political-economic issues and the Post-2015 Development Agenda for the UN and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). He currently works for a Hong Kong-based family office with a strong entrepreneurial ethos that invests in growth-stage companies, often taking an activist approach to management. He is also the Co-founder of Earth.Org, a social enterprise that uses AI and remote sensing technology to map natural ecosystems worldwide.
Founder & Lecturer
Soap Cycling / HKU
David is a founder of Soap Cycling - Asia's first and largest soap recycling charity that works with students, hotels, corporates and volunteers in recycling soap to reduce waste and prevent hygiene-related diseases, and is also a co-founder of the Foundation for Shared Impact (FSI). At the University of Hong Kong, David teaches Social Venture Management, an experiential learning course that gives students an opportunity to work directly for social enterprises as he believes that many of society's largest problems can be addressed through social business.
Corporate CSR and Sustainability Manager
Rachel Yan develops impact-driven ESG strategies and programmes for Shangri-La’s 100+ hotels. She was previously co-founder and Project Director of Make a Difference Social Lab, Hong Kong’s first community-initiated public services innovation lab that teams up government agencies and citizens to redesign services for a better public life through design thinking. A tri-sector athlete and a social innovation advocate, she has a career trajectory in consulting, non-profits and co-creation.
Co-founder & CEO
The Kommon Goods
Alvin is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Kommon Goods, which produces eco-friendly products, gifts and souvenirs for corporates, hotels and events. He has been named Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, and has been a keynote speaker and panellist at forums globally, also advocating for responsible investments and consumption on live TV, radio and newspaper articles. He holds two Masters degrees at the University of Cambridge.
Director & Lecturer
AS Management Services / CityU
“I really believe in the idea of Future!”
- Zaha Hadid
Andrea’s entire career is driven by sustainability, empowerment and community support. She is a Destination Management and Development expert, helping destinations to sharpen their product portfolio, getting different stakeholders and key concept owners together to secure resources for future tourism needs. She teaches Destination Management and works as a consultant for ESG projects. Her strategies and concepts are based on authenticity and sustainability.
K2 Business Sustainability Solutions
Kim Smith, the founder of K2 Business Sustainability Solutions, has worked for the UN, EU, UK & US Governments and NGOs in economic and political development roles, normally in austere, post-conflict regions. His projects have included a restaurant business demonstrator; sustainability projects in Kosovo, and institution building in Iraq. He is an alumnus of the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership.
With over 20 years of Greater China multi-media experience, Naveet McMahon is a highly respected executive in the media and tech sector. Leveraging her connections in Asia Pacific whilst tracking market trends, Naveet McMahon has co-founded bakbamboo, a consultancy and supplier of environmentally sustainable products, where she leads the business strategy to accelerate the company's expanding presence globally with the mission of eliminating single-use plastics.
Associate General Counsel & Co-founder
HSBC / bakbamboo
Tania is the co-founder of bakbamboo a consultancy and supplier of environmentally sustainable products for the hospitality sector. Tania is also a seasoned financial services lawyer and manager having worked in the industry for over 18 years in London, Australia and Hong Kong. She has also worked for a number of NGOs and not for profits and started sinfreestraws in Hong Kong prior to bakbamboo.
Stanley Pang is the General Manager of Weava, a fast-growing education startup with 100K+ members globally. He is also a board member of the non-profit Soap Cycling, a leading soap recycler in Asia. He is passionate about social ideas that impact Hong Kong positively and how technology can help change the social enterprise landscape.
Consultant & Sustainability Advisor
Food Made Good Hong Kong / The Purpose Business
Originally from the US, Diana has lived in Hong Kong and worked across China for the last seven years. She is a Sustainability Advisor at The Purpose Business, a profit for purpose consultancy helping Asian businesses strive towards responsible growth, and a consultant for Food Made Good, bringing strategic thinking and a systems approach to help members embed sustainability thinking across their entire value chain. Since joining The Purpose Business, Diana has managed and advised on sustainability strategy and communications projects for some of Hong Kong and Asia's biggest influencers, including The Hong Kong Jockey Club and Jardine Matheson.
Events Manager & Head of Green Queen Biz
Aigul Safiullina is Events manager at Green Queen Media, trail runner, and conscious Breathwork instructor hailing from the Ural mountains in Russia. Having previously reported on climate change and environmental issues for the media outlets in South America, she decided to make a bigger change when she moved to Hong Kong. Combining her storytelling and leadership skills, Aigul has co-founded two startups focused on zero waste lifestyle and mindfulness, organized a number of events – from small meetups to big-scale conferences, including StartmeupHK Festival with Invest HK and multiple sustainability-themed Startup Weekends with Techstars. She is also a certified climate reality leader trained by Al Gore.