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HKECIA Annual Seminar cum Christmas Cocktail 2017

 Date:               Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Time:               2:15-3:15pm (Guided Visit) 3:30-6:00pm (Seminar) | 6:15-8:00pm (Cocktail)

Venue:            Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Conference Center


Ticket Price (Per Person):

Seminar Only  HK$ 200
Cocktail Only  HK$ 200
Combo (Seminar + Cocktail)  HK$ 300

 

Featured Speakers, Panelists & Moderator:

Mr. Samuel Lau, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Mr. Duncan Pescod, GBS, JP, Chief Executive Officer of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Mr. Rocky Tung, Senior Economist of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Sankar S. Villupuram, Head of Business Development & IoT, JOS
Mr. Sum Wong, Co-Founder & Chief Executive of EventXtra
Mr. Alan Wong, Regional Director (North Asia), Ungerboeck Software International
Mr. Mark Eddy, Chief Commercial Officier, EMEA, GES
Mr. Mark Cochrane, UFI Regional Manager, Asia Pacific

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HKECIA Annual Seminar cum Christmas Cocktail 2017 - Tentative Programme

2:15pm  

Optional Free Guided Visit to Disney Explorers Lodge
Meeting Place: Main Entrance of Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Conference Centre
Meeting Time:  2:00pm

This year we are offering a special opportunity for members to join a complimentary guided visit to the latest hotel of the Hong Kong Disneyland - Disney Explorers Lodge, the first adventure-themed hotel in all of Hong Kong filled with design & architectural details and exotic elements that highlight the cultures of Asia, Oceania, South America and Africa.

*The complimentary Guided Visit is only available for members who sign up for the annual seminar and/or Christmas cocktail.

3:00pm         

Seminar Registration
(Outside Cinderella Ballroom at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Conference Center)

3:25pm

 

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Stuart Bailey, Chairman of HKECIA

3:30pm

 

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort - Your One-Stop, Magical MICE Destination

Mr. Samuel Lau, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

As Walt Disney said, “You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.” Those people are the professional Disney team, who are always at the ready to create lasting happy memories for guests. They contribute to the Disney Difference and help make our MICE experiences so amazing, which is what every good event organizer dreams of. Find out more about the magic behind the curtain at this engaging talk, and learn how Disney leverages the “magic” of its popular franchises, immersive storytelling, unrivalled imagination and creative team to create the ideal event and guest experience.

4:00pm  

Overview on West Kowloon Cultural District & the Exhibition Centre

Mr. Duncan Pescod, GBS, JP, Chief Executive Officer of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Construction of the West Kowloon Cultural District project is rapidly progressing and the next two years will see a number of major facilities like the Xiqu Centre, Art Park, Freespace and M+ opening to the public. With the Lyric Theatre Complex and Hong Kong Palace Museum now moving into their construction phase plans are already underway to begin the development of further facilities within the District, including the Exhibition Centre and its associated Hotel.

Mr Duncan Pescod will give an overview of this hugely ambitious project and offer an insight into how the District, which will match world class facilities and programming with a stunning location and excellent international and regional connectivity, can offer something for all its visitors – whether local, from the mainland or from abroad. 

4:30pm

 

Economic Outlook 2018

Mr. Rocky Tung, Senior Economist of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Hong Kong’s retail sector finally has something to cheer about after facing years of steady declining sales. The moderate growth in the inbound tourism sector in 2017 has given the economy some stronger momentum, while the tight labour market conditions have given a push to domestic consumption. However, with lingering uncertainties – such as the U.S. interest rate hike cycle and other geopolitical events – the economic outlook for 2018 remains murky at best.

In view of these economic trends at home and abroad, what should we expect for 2018?

5:00pm

 

Event Technology Trends in 2018

Mr. Sankar S. Villupuram, Head of Business Development & IoT, JOS
Mr. Sum Wong, Co-founder & Chief Executive, EventXtra

Panel Discussion on Event Technology

Moderated by Mr. Mark Cochrane, UFI Regional Manager, Asia Pacific

Panelists:
Mr. Sum Wong, Co-founder & Chief Executive, EventXtra
Mr. Mark Eddy, Chief Commercial Officier, EMEA, GES
Mr. Sankar S. Villupuram, Head of Business Development & IoT, JOS

Mr. Alan Wong, Regional Director (North Asia), Ungerboeck Software International

The event-tech space continues to evolve as innovation outpaces organisers ability to absorb and use what can already be done today. Presentations on the latest solutions will include indoor location-based augmented reality, facial recognition and rfid check-in and payment options, attendee (big) data collection and practical applications to personalize event experiences…. And much more besides…

6:00pm

 

Cocktail Registration 
(Outside Cinderella Ballroom at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Conference Center)

6:15pm

 

HKECIA Christmas Cocktail with Lucky Draw

8:00pm

 

End of Event

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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