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“YPO Innovation Week” Gathers Innovators for Disruptive Business Models Event in Hong Kong

April 27, 2017 Conferences No Comments Email Email

YPO, the world’s premier chief executive leadership organization, today announced that Hong Kong will host the Disruptive Business Models event on 12 May as part of YPO Innovation Week 2017, a series of more than 50 events around the world designed to bring together the world’s most dynamic innovators for a chance to connect, challenge conventional thinking and gain actionable, applicable insight.YPO Innovation Week offers YPO global business leaders networking and learning opportunities to infuse innovation into their companies, form strategic partnerships, and positively affect their businesses and the communities in which they work. YPO leaders will be able to leverage new partnerships in innovation, integrate innovation into their company culture, and convert ideas into actionable plans.

YPO Innovation Week 2017 finale event, Disruptive Business Models in Asia, will address the unique and evolving needs of businesses today with a unique focus on the innovation in the Asia Pacific region. Members will learn from industry experts about cutting-edge innovation in finance and private equity while being hosted at The Hong Kong Stock Exchange and experiencing an exclusive inside look at the exchange with Chief Executive Officer Charles Li.

Disruptive Business Models in Asia also will provide YPO global innovators with the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge disruption, focusing on the groundbreaking innovation in Asia, as well as the chance to network with the top minds in innovation and entrepreneurship.

“Investing in innovation is critical to securing long-term economic growth,” notes Vincent C H Chan, Head of Asia of Samena Capital and a member of YPO since 2005. “YPO Innovation Week will provide hundreds of opportunities for YPO members to learn from each other and from the most well respected global innovators, disrupters and inventors around the world. Combining research, technology and business leadership, Innovation Week is the one place where the world’s most innovative companies share their inspiration and insights.”

“YPO Innovation Week is a platform to share insights about trends and technologies that can transform your business and your industry. And, this is the first time YPO Innovation Week will host one of its signature events in Hong Kong,” said Mergen Chuluun, Founder of Togtokh Trade and a member of YPO since 2013. “As Hong Kong, and China at large, are recognized as innovators on the world stage, we hope to provide useful takeaways for our members, while also helping to increase the profile of Asia as a hub for innovation within the YPO community.”

Key event speakers include:

– Charles Li, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx)
– Nicholas W Yang, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology of Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
– Jignesh Bhate, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Molecular Connections Private Limited
– Herman Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
– Zhu Bo, Founder of Fund for Dream Chasers-Inno Valley
– Zeth Hung, Managing Director of Credit Suisse and Co-Head of Greater China, Investment Banking and Capital Markets based in Hong Kong
– Dr. Song Li, for Chairman and CEO for Zhenai.com

Keith Alper, Founder and CEO of GenieCast and YPO Innovation Week Chair, highlighted the significance of the events at this critical time focusing on innovation. “Every business leader needs to focus on innovation to grow and thrive. YPO’s global network of young chief executives are interested in, and actively involved with, innovative solutions that can positively impact their businesses. The valuable insight, key connections and respected expertise provided during YPO Innovation Week will leave leaders across Asia inspired and equipped with the tools to infuse innovation in their companies and communities.”

YPO Innovation Week 2017 will feature events in innovation hotspots around the world, including Tel Aviv, New York, Toronto, Silicon Valley, Melbourne and more the week of 8-12 May 2017. The mission of YPO Innovation Week is to drive innovation across a diverse range of industries through signature events, live two-way interactive video casts, global conference calls, and “idea jams” as well live two-way video broadcast discussions across more than 30 countries.

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