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5 December 2019 (Thursday)
10:00 – 11:30
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Urbanovation Kick-off Ceremony and Urbanovator Walk
Language:
English
11:00 – 12:30
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Design Without Boundaries : The Creative Stories in Hong Kong
Language:
English
14:00 – 14:45
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Urbanovation Series (I): Creating Innovative Customer Experience through Technology
Language:
English
15:00 – 15:45
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Hong Kong Fei Cui Design Biennial Contest Result Announcement cum Public Voting Launching Ceremony of Youth’s Favourite Fei Cui Design Award
Language:
Cantonese & English
16:00 – 16:45
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Global Design Trends
Language:
English
18:00 – 19:00
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NEXXINSPIRE Leader Awards Presentation Ceremony
Language:
Cantonese
6 December 2019 (Friday)
10:30 – 13:00
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Designers’ sharing on Project HK-UK: Design, Artistry and Craftsmanship Mentorship Programme
Language:
English
15:00 – 18:30
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Urbanovation Series (II) Innovation for Urbanization Challenge
Language:
Cantonese & English
7 December 2019 (Saturday)
11:15 – 12:15
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Urbanovation Series (III) Fostering Participatory Education
Language:
Cantonese & Putonghua
14:00 – 18:15
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7th Hong Kong RBL Robot Boxing Competitions
Language:
Cantonese

Mr Darren Chuckry

Mr Darren Chuckry
Chair, The Marketing Society Hong Kong

Darren currently is The Chair of the Marketing Society Hong Kong and most recently served as the Managing Director for the Brand Experience agency Unilplan During the last 8 years, Darren successfully led the Uniplan Hong Kong team to build a loyal client-base consisting of world-class brands across multiple industries, including Audi, Maserati, UBS, Citibank and Moet & Chandon He also played a decisive role in the highly anticipated Asia debut of the world‘s premier modern and contempary art show Art Basel, as well as the 5-star equestrian horse jumping show Longines Masters, securing multi-year contracts with both To this day, Darren continues to be the key driving force behind Uniplan’s rapid growth while ensuring the consistent exceptional delivery of high-profile events for clients with lasting regional and global impact.

Darren is known to be one of the most recognized thought leaders and experts in the industry, regularly appearing in and contributing to key publications such as CEI, Marketing Magazine and TTGmice Magazine Darren also dedicates himself to the overall growth of the communications and events industy in the Asia Pacific Region by serving as the Regional Chair of PCMA, and Founding Member and Chair of The Marketing Society in Hong Kong.

Mr Jervis Chua

Mr Jervis Chua
Founder & Creative Director, Build Republic Limited

Jervis started his career as a packaging and display designer for jewellery industry in Hong Kong In 2010, he earned a Masters degree in Design from Domus Academy in Milan Italy and stayed in this vibrant design city working at Jozeph Forakis Design as the Lead Industrial Designer working on wide-ranging products from furniture to technology In 2014, he founded Build Republic Limited with the aim to guide startups and small businesses to build innovative products and build long standing brands that customers love.

Mr François Hurtaud

Mr François Hurtaud
Director, MYKU

Francois Hurtaud begun his design career in 2008 as a stuido designer after gradutaing from MA in Advanced Studies in Cross- cultural Desgin at Shanghai Univeristy and a Bachelor in Industrial Design at Dsign at L’Ecole de Design de Nates in France Hurtaud headed the design force for several consumer goods companies where demonnstrates his understanding of the power of social and sustainable desgin, cross-cultural and the precarious balance of function and form in luxury design and production Hurtaud has been working in different countires to explore multitude aspects of designs Hurtaud’s designs has receirved multiple international design awards and accolades, such as Good Design Award and German Design Award

Ms Dilara Kan

Ms Dilara Kan
Co-founder & Creative Director, Yellowdot Design Limited

Dilara is a creative concept designer who brings joy and originality through her unique ideas Born in Istanbul, her creative journey began in Plastic Arts when she was in high school and transitioned into Interior Design at Marmara University Upon graduation in 2012, she received a scholarship from Turkish Innovation Government, which brought her to Milan Italy In the design capital, she expanded her field with a Masters degree in Product Design from Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) and interned in the awardwinning studio of Italian designer Matteo Ragni.

Having worked for art & interior studios in Milan & Istanbul, she brings an artistic and detailed touch to all aspect of the project She loves creating new concepts for her clients, giving importance to the design and identity of each brand through storytelling and space design.

In 2017 she moved to Hong Kong where she co-founded the multi-disciplinary creative studio Yellowdot Design Ltd focused on design innovation and strategy in the food, technology, retail sectors working with partners in Hong Kong and the manufacturing hub in Asia to transform ideas into reality through unique and original people-driven design.

Mr Eric Chan

Mr Eric Chan
Co-Founder & Design Director, O and O Studio Limited

Eric Chan is a UK ARB Registered Architect with over twelve years of design and construction experience, working with a variety of award winning projects across a range of sectors which include education, housing, commercial, and conservation design Having previously worked at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) and SPARK, Eric joined Safdie Architects as a Senior Architect for the 1.12million sqm mixed-used development, Raffles City Chongqing (RCCQ) project, in which he was leading the effort on the 250m long horizontal skyscraper, the Conservatory In 2018, Eric moved back to Hong Kong and co-founded O&O Studio with his partner, Suzanne Li.

Mr Joshua Manning

Mr Joshua Manning
Owner & Designer, SPRUE Limited

Joshua is an Canadian working together with his wife and team at their Hong Kong furniture studio He has background in fine art and engineering technology, and converted his lifelong hobby of furniture building into a business here in 2013 Joshua design and hand make bespoke furniture for the local market in Hong Kong

Mr Ian Hau

Mr Ian Hau
Founder & Director, XLMS Limited

Australian Chinese, Ian Hau is the founder of XLMS A multi-disciplinary studio of architects and builders focused on ‘place making’ new collaborative workplaces, immersive retail and experiential hotels.

Ian served as assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong and as a founding member of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.

Ian was awarded in 2017 Perspective ‘40 under 40’ [Architecture Category] and 2019 Best Architectural Planning & Build Company - Hong Kong by Build Magazine U.K.

Mr Frankie Pang

Mr Frankie Pang
Founder, Cordex Intelligence Limited

Frankie Pang graduated from the University of Manchester in Chemical Engineering with a First-Class Honours, and subsequently, in 2014, found Cordex Intelligence Limited at the HK Science & Technology Park. Cordex believes in Augmented, Virtual & Mixed Reality and is passionate about converting the technologies into valuable applications. Therefore, Cordex dedicates itself in Research and Development to advance AR, VR & MR technologies and innovate tailor-made solutions for various industries.

Ms Sarah Lee

Ms Sarah Lee
Director, SKY YUTAKA Limited

Sarah Lee is founding director of SKY YUTAKA, a multidisciplinary architecture design studio based in Hong Kong. The studio has been realising project-specific designs which form part of a continuing investigation rooted in research through curatorial, landscape, architecture and design practice.

The works of the studio stems from a belief in innovation and craftsmanship and the strength of the practice lies in its ability to maintain curiosity to learn from the context and aspire toward the future. Through a series of commissioned kinetic installation works which form part of ongoing studio research and experimentation in responsive environments.

Mr Victor Wong

Mr Victor Wong
Founder, vfxNova Digital Production

Victor Wong is Hong Kong renowned visual effects director for movies. His work stretches across paintings, sculptures, tech-art, animation, film and recently artificial intelligence. Most of his work aim to blend new technology with Chinese philosophy about nature. In 1991 he already created Hong Kong 1st full computer-generated TV commercial and promoted the computer graphic industry to the advertising world and participated in one of world’s best selling game “FINAL FANTASY” Episode 9, 10 & 11.

Victor once served as digital media consultant for Hong Kong Cyberport and Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications and was awarded as one of Hong Kong’s 10 most outstanding young persons in 2005. In additions, he had designed and developed visual effects treatment for over 100 feature films in Hong Kong, China, Japan and Hollywood. His work won numerous International Design Awards including The New York Festival Awards, Tokyo JIAA Advertising Awards, Hong Kong Film Awards, The Golden Horse Awards, etc. He is now promoting his new art-movement “Tech-Ink” globally. Victor was awarded as “MARTELL Artist of the Year 2019 (Asia)”.

Mr Henry Lam

Mr Henry Lam
Artist, XRT

Hong Kong based motion designer and multi-media artist, member of XRT, a technology-driven creative collective. The group makes continuious effort in exploring or questioning the intersection of art at the computing age, immersive & extended reality, over our local & modern Chinese cultures.

Mr Sunny Tse

Mr Sunny Tse
CEO, Hanshin International Limited

Mr Leo Leung

Mr Leo Leung
Managing Director and Founder, MagiCube Limited

Leo Founded MagiCube after his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Hong Kong. He has been doing R&D in the area of e-learning since 2014 and was the project manager of numerous e-learning projects empowering teachers to conduct activities in classroom. He also conducted in-depth technical research in the areas of security and privacy, and published various papers in renowned international conferences. His wide-ranging experiences and know-how, in both teaching and system development, contribute significantly to leading MagiCube.

Mr Eagle Chan

Mr Eagle Chan
CEO, iSTEM Limited

  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Assistant Professor and Researcher
  • the co-founder of iSTEM AI Lab, Master of Science in Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship, School of Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
  • Master of Education (Information and Communication Technology), University of Hong Kong,
  • Diploma in Teacher Education, Hong Kong University of Education,
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Actively study and effectively implement science and technology education.

Ms Lexi Wang

Ms Lexi Wang
Director of Education, BrainCo Inc

Xiyao Wang is the business director at BrainCo. She graduated from Harvard University with a master’s degree in education and finished her undergraduate study at University of Washington, majoring in psychology and economics. While she was studying at Harvard, she was a core member of the Harvard Chinese Student and Scholar Association (HCSSA). She also co-founded an online mental health counseling platform “BeenThere”, which specialize in helping Chinese international student around the globe, and lead her team through various venture competitions. She has also been an researcher in clinical psychology for over 5 years. The online Dialectical Behavioral Therapy she built with her fellow researchers has helped over 50,000 people who suffer borderline personality disorder across US.

Mr Filippo Merli

Mr Filippo Merli
General Manager, HERE Connecting Creativity Ltd

Filippo Merli worked in consultancy for 5 years in Italy, and moved to Hong Kong 3 years ago to work for a consulting company. In 2018, he co-founded HERE and became the general manger for the HERE offices in Hong Kong and Italy. His background in consultancy, business management and love for number gives him the pragmatic perspective and sense that some designers lack.

Mr Harvey Chung

Mr Harvey Chung
Partner & Director, Loftwork HK

Harvey is a creator, educator and the co-founder of Loftwork Hong Kong, a company that builds communities to create innovative projects together. He believes that new design methodologies, collective intelligence and co-creation are the keys to create valuable impacts.

After graduating from Yale University with a master’s degree, he worked as a design architect with a passion to improve our experience in built environments. Years later, he carried on his professional skills and knowledge into his new venture of innovation and creative business. Harvey has been teaching at the University of Hong Kong in the past 3 years for the department of architecture.

Ms Aneta Kosin

President, AK Devision

Aneta is a graphic and poster designer. She is a PhD student of the Graphic Design Department in Academy on Fine Arts based in Poland. She creates visual identity and graphic design for institutions, companies and events for many customers all over the world.
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