Social Innovation Talk

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Social Innovation Talk
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Social Innovation Guru Talk Highlights of the SI Talk

Content: SI expert Ms. Ada Wong and other SI pioneers and business leaders to be the guest speakers. Participants may also learn more about their interested topics in the "Human Library" section.
Date: 27 October 2016
Time: 4:30pm to 9:45pm
Venue: Good Lab, Cheung Sha Wan
Capacity: 150

The guest speakers:

Ada WONG, JP
Convenor & Director, The Good Lab/Chairperson, Make A Difference Institute/ Director, Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture and Supervisor/HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

Ada Wong has led a varied career as solicitor, educator, social innovator and civil society figure. She is a staunch advocate of social innovation, creative education and cultural development. Ada founded the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC), a unique non-profit cultural organization whose mission is education innovation and a creative civil society. Among other projects, HKICC founded the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity in 2006. In 2010, she founded the Make A Difference (MaD) initiative, a continuing platform to groom the next generation of creative and innovative changemakers in Asia. Two years later, she founded The Good Lab, a do tank and social innovation hub to enable tri-sector collaborations in bringing about innovative solutions for a better Hong Kong. One of the recent endeavours of the Good Lab is to promote the sharing economy and in particular innovative co-housing projects among young people. Read more


Cora Chu
CEO of Dialogue Experience

Cora has extensive sales & marketing management experience in the telecommunication industry for local and global markets. She was inspired to pursue her second career in DiD HK Limited in 2013 with key focus on transforming team culture and crystalizing key learning impacts of experiential learning workshop and entertaining events. She has taken up CEO role in 2015 with the vision to empower more People of Differences (PoD) to live out their life with respect and dignity Prior to joining Dialogue Experience, Cora was the Director of Marketing for CSL leading the mobile corporate sales & marketing team. Previous to this, she was the Vice President of PCCW Global leading a global marketing & communications team. Read more


Erwin Huang
Founder and CEO of Weborganic

Being a serial entrepreneur and a leader in social enterprise, Mr. Erwin Huang has extensive experience running from startups to public companies and social enterprises, his ventures cover publication, information technology and telecommunications industries, and run across different countries . After resigning his position as the CEO of Tse Sui Luen Jewelry, Mr. Huang founded Weborganic in 2011. Weborganic aims to bridge the digital gap in Hong Kong. Its mission is to deliver hope, through providing low cost PCs, networks and create a level playing field for poor families. Read more


Pat-Nie Woo
Partner of Strategic Development at KPMG

Pat is a Partner of Strategic Development at KPMG who oversees Corporate Social Responsibility as well as being a core member of the KPMG China Steering Committee on Climate Change & Sustainability. He is also a member of the KPMG Global CC&S network. Pat currently serves on the United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) on their Sustainable Business Network Task Force on Banking and finance. He was also previously the founder and Chairman of the Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium, which he continues to sit in the executive committee to push the sustainability agenda in the textile and apparel industry. Through his initiatives Central Textiles subsequently won the Gold Award for the Hang Seng Pearl River Delta Environmental Award in 2012 and the Hong Kong Award for Environmental Excellence – Manufacturing Sector in 2013. Also, Pat received the Young Industrialist of the Year award from the Federation of Hong Kong Industries in 2009.




Albert Wong
Director of PwC Consulting Hong Kong Limited

Albert has over 18 years of consulting experience, covering policy/strategic formulation and review, business and regulatory impact assessment, options evaluation, stakeholder engagement and performance management for both the public sector and private sector clients. He has experience in a wide range of policy areas including innovation and technology, financial services, commerce and economic development, food and water safety, health and welfare, sports and culture for the Government and statutory organisations.

Guest speakers in "Human Library":

Kelvin Cheung
Founder and CEO of Food Cycle and UnLtdHK

FoodCycle is the UK's national volunteering network that has over 20 branches in the country. They use a just in time model to collect, cook and serve original and home-cooked meals to people at risk of food poverty and social isolation in the community. Read more

Patrick Cheung
Founder and Chairman, DiD HK Limited/Founder and CEO of Jade Club Ltd and Onward Community Healthcare Services Ltd.

At 50, Cheung sold his company, a leading business on flexible packaging in China and devoted full time in promoting social entrepreneurship, bringing Dialogue in the Dark to Hong Kong. Now, Cheung is committed to bring innovations to the elder care sector. He is the founder and CEO of Jade Club, a social enterprise specialized in providing elder programs. Read more

Herbert Wu
Founder of the Second Box

Second Box is an award winning social enterprise that aims to reach the elders that pick up cardboard for a living with better work and life opportunities. They are winners of funding from HKSEC, HKCSS Impact Incubator and other competitions and awards. Read more

Wayne Chau
Founder and CEO of Agent of Change

From a humble background, Wayne becomes an expert in the public relations and education innovation field as well as a successful social entrepreneur. Agent of Change, a social enterprise he founded in 2014, has provided quality and affordable daily necessities to more than 400,000 underprivileged people in Hong Kong. Read more

Aries Lee
Founder of HOHOLIFE

Aries Lee is the founder & CEO of HOHOLIFE. Previously, she worked in the banking industry specializing in channel strategy. Aries is a sub-committee member of HKGCYE and volunteer leader at AVS. Read more

Cheng Yiu Tung, Dodo
Founder of HOPEMade Sharing Kitchen

Cheng Yiu Tung, Dodo is the founder of HOPEMade Sharing Kitchen, Director of Community Development Alliance and a Director of Fullness Social Enterprise Society. He has been serving the neighbourhood of Hong Kong's new towns for 10 years, firmly believing in ground work with a spirit of innovation. This year, he was granted an SIE fund to start his own social enterprise. Read more

Gigi Lo
Founder of Translate for Her

Gigi Lo is a co-founder of THEM (Translate For Her). She has taken part in women's empowerment. She has taught English to minority women. She is now a teaching assistant in a sociology department. THEM is a platform which translates information in Chinese for minority women. It addresses a social problem in an innovative way. It is one of the social innovation projects of the MaD Accumulator Scheme 2014. Read more

Connie Ng
Senior Service Manager (Charity Services) in St. James' Settlement

Connie works for the deprived groups in St. James' Settlement for over 10 years. Starting from 2007, Connie was responsible for the operation of People's Food Bank and has started varies of food assistance programs, like elderly canteen, nutrition programs, shopping fair and hot meal services to fulfil community needs.>

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