Club Lunch: Making Hong Kong a Global Centre of Science and Technology Innovation
|Making Hong Kong a Global Centre of
Science and Technology Innovation
|Speaker: Albert Wong, CEO|
|Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation|
|WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
12:30PM FOR 12:45PM – LUNCH
1:15PM – ADDRESS
Hong Kong’s innovation and technology (I&T) sector has been making big strides in producing ground-breaking technologies with commercial potential, as the government, academia, industry and start-up community collectively strive to make this sector a primary driving force of the Hong Kong economy. As this sector goes from strength to strength, Hong Kong is also facing stronger competition from the rest of the world vying for talent, promising projects and related resources. Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), the statutory body created to support Hong Kong’s I&T sector, plays a crucial role in charting the city’s future I&T development.
What strategic initiatives do Hong Kong and HKSTP have up its sleeves to keep Hong Kong on top in the global I&T landscape, and translate technological advancements to socio-economic benefits for Hong Kong? Mr. Albert Wong will share insider insights in the address.
Albert Wong assumed the CEO position at HKSTP in August 2016, bringing with him extensive commercial experience with various multinationals for over 30 years. Previously, he has held notable roles such as CEO of ATAL Engineering in Hong Kong, China CEO of GE Oil & Gas and Asia CEO of GE Industrial Solutions. He is committed to building an ecosystem in Hong Kong to drive development in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, and firmly believes that the future of Hong Kong rides on the success of this ecosystem.