Invited to the UBS Industry Leaders Network meeting in Hong Kong
October 30th and 31st I was invited to the UBS Industry Leaders Network meeting in Hong Kong titled “Emerging Technologies in China”.
UBS invited me to stay again at one of my favorite hotels, the absolutely stunning Rosewood Hong Kong. The views from my room were incredible.
I always enjoy the event. Prior editions include exploring the latest tech trends in Silicon Valley, discovering the potential of Industry 4.0 in Stuttgart, and witnessing the latest healthcare innovations at Harvard Medical School.
On Wednesday I had a great breakfast after a dip in the spectacular infinity pool. Then we listened to several expert speakers talk about emerging technologies in China. In the afternoon we traveled to Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and Smart City Innovation Centre
On Thursday we had fun with Lego serious play (guided by Kenneth Yu, Avis Ngan), using Lego differently to foster creative thinking about how private business owners can respond to disruptive new technologies and profit from them. We also attended the presentation “The art of transformation: how to thrive in a changing China”, where ILN peers discussed the changing Chinese economy, their journey in adopting new technologies in China, and where they see the greatest opportunities in the years ahead. I even got to present my company, and that led to the first discussions around raising a finance round to tackle international expansion, including China!
I even had time in the afternoon for some art: K11 Musea (an amazing shopping mall with art everywhere), and the H Queen’s, a building hosting some of the top art galleries in the world (even better than the Peddler building, IMHO), including:
- Galerie Ora-Ora
- Hauser & Wirth: Hans Arp
- Pace Gallery: Louise Nevelson & Yin Xiuzhen
- SA+ Seoul Auction: Choi Wool Ga
- Tang Contemporary Art: Yin Zhaoyang
- Pearl Lam Galleries: Hoon Kwak
- Whitestone Gallery: Sugoi! “Vibrant” Shimamoto and AU influenced artists
- David Zwirner: Carol Bove (it was the opening)
I ended the evening at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, watching Symphony of Lights, a great way to say “see you soon” to Hong Kong. Looking forward to next year’s edition!