Get ready for a lineup that will leave you in awe! Stay tuned as we unveil the stellar roster of speakers set to grace the stage at our prestigious corporate event. This extraordinary gathering will feature renowned thought leaders, trailblazing entrepreneurs, and visionary influencers who are redefining the boundaries of innovation in business. Keep an eye out for updates and be the first to discover the extraordinary minds that will ignite your imagination and propel your business to new heights.



Alex Xu, a Game/Entertainment industry veteran, boasts 29+ years of experience. He pioneered game development in China, founded indie studios, and excelled in cross-border investments. Notably, Leyou Technologies HK, under his guidance, was acquired by Tencent for 1.37 billion USD. Leading MultiMetaverse Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: MMV), he focuses on international animation and gaming IP operations.


Dr. Jia Zou is a Vice President of Engineering at Luobu (Roblox China), where he leads engineering, developer relationships, and trust and safety teams. He was former CTO of OYO China, and Former VP of Software Product and Engineering for Mobike which was acquired by Meituan in 2018. As a founding member of Uber’s China Growth team, he supported Uber China’s business up until its merger with Didi in 2016.


Managing Director of Asia Era One Co. Ltd (AERA-1), Dr. Cheung oversees the revenue service of the Airport Rail Link and the transition to expanding the network with high-speed railway. With 30+ years of experience, she’s been an advisory member of many government advisory committees, held strategic roles in HK Mass Transit Corp and Avery Dennison, and was a City University Principal Lecturer.

Alex Xu

Chief Executive Officer, MultiMetaVerse; Former CEO,  Leyou Technologies

Dr. Jia Zou

VP of Engineering, Roblox China

Dr. Sara Cheung

Managing Director, Asia Era One

    Mr. Yip has over 25 years of experience in the R&D management of IT solutions and computer gaming especially in massively multiplayer online role play games (MMORPG) from PC, web base to mobile versions.  Currently Mr. Yip is operating a metaverse platform under Web 3.0 environment.


Dr. Huang is founder and donor of University of California at Berkeley Center for Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also managing director at Paradigm Venture Partners. He was the chairman’s chief advisor at Foxconn Technology Group and strategic advisor at Foxsemiconn Integrated Technology Inc. Dr. Huang was previously founder and CEO of COINX Capital Group, and chief advisor of international affairs at National United University.


With 38+ years of visionary leadership, Mr. Yan drives talent cultivation, industry integration, and innovation as Cyberport’s CEO. Formerly CEO of SUNeVision and holding executive roles at Accenture, Tradelink, and Computer and Technologies, he excels in public service, including HKSAR committees. His academic achievements span prestigious adjunct professorships and council memberships at renowned universities

Terence Yip

Co-founder & Principal Consultant, Metaverse Corporation Limited

Dr. Eric Huang

Chief Advisor to Chairman, Foxconn Technology Corporation; Founder, UC Berkeley Center for Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Managing Director, Paradigm Venture Partners

Peter Yan, JP

CEO, Cyberport

Julia Charlton, a solicitor since 1985, excels in corporate finance, specializing in mergers, private equity, and securities. Fluent in Mandarin, she advises international funds on investments in China, particularly in mining. Her expertise extends to regulatory matters, as evidenced by her roles in industry committees and panels in Hong Kong.


Lukas applies targeted AI, smart automation and knowledge-based solutions to augment HKEX’s operations. Lukas has been involved in flagship initiatives such as the acquisition of London Metal Exchange and China-Hong Kong Stock Connect. A former investment banker with Rothschild, he focused on structuring bank bailouts during the global financial crisis, most memorably those of Lehman Brothers, Fortis, ABN AMRO and the Irish banking sector.



Dr. James Zhang serves as the Chief Investment Officer for Venture Capital at Great Eagle Holdings and is an Adjunct Professor at HKUST Business School. With a rich background in venture capital, startups, and genetics, he previously worked with GRC Fund, Formation 8, Softbank China, and Khosla Ventures, showcasing a diverse skill set. Dr. Zhang holds a PhD in Genetics and has completed post-doctoral and business training at Stanford University and Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Julia Charlton

Managing partner, Charltons

Lukas Petrikas

Managing Director and Co-Head, HKEX Innovation Lab

James Zhang

Chief Investment Officer, Great Eagle Holdings

Calvin Cheng, the visionary CEO of Wizpresso, a Hong Kong-based technology firm, boasts multiple FinTech awards. As the inaugural laureate of the BOCHK Science & Technology Innovation Prize, he holds esteemed positions as a fintech guest professor at HKU Space and an MBA mentor at The University of Hong Kong.



Miles Wen, the visionary co-founder and CEO of Fano Labs, is at the forefront of AI innovation. With expertise in Automatic Speech Recognition and Natural Language Processing, Miles has led Fano Labs to remarkable success. Recognized as an IT enterprise by Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology Fund and funded by renowned investor Horizons Ventures, Miles is also an Honorary Assistant Professor at HKU, a prolific author, and an inventive mind. 




A serial entrepreneur in fashion jewelry, tourism, and innovative technology (pet technology and WEB3.0), Elaine Shu has received numerous local and international awards for her innovative approach and achievement over 11 years, including Hong Kong Outstanding Young Entrepreneur.

Calvin Cheng

Founder and CEO, Wizpresso

Miles Wen

Co-founder and CEO, Fano Labs

Elaine Shiu

Chief Executive Officer, AI Pet Care Limited; Chairlady, Metaverse Charity Foundation


Elliot (Shuo) Wang is the General Manager and Founder of Thales Medtech, a cutting-edge digital medical device company in China. Under his leadership, the company has revolutionized the dental industry with 3D smart manufacturing technology and obtained approvals from NMPA (CFDA) and FDA. Mr. Wang gained experience in smart manufacturing, consumer electronics, and new materials investments while working for a boutique venture capital firm before founding Thales Medtech.


Erich Wong is the Head of Growth for The Sandbox Hong Kong, driving business development in Greater China and building brand partnerships for the metaverse community. With a gaming and design background, he has achieved significant successes in previous roles as Chief Marketing Officer for CanvasLand NFT and Marketing Director for nxTomo Games.



Evan Auyang is the Group President of Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based blockchain company. He also serves as Chairman of Civic Exchange and on several boards. With experience at GLG International and McKinsey & Company, he brings a diverse background to his leadership role.

Elliot Wang

General Manager and CEO,
Hangzhou Thales Medical
Technology Co. Ltd

Erich Wong

Head of Growth, The Sandbox

Evan Auyang

Group President,  Animoca Brands


Donna NguyenPhuoc, Managing Partner at SPARQ Capital, is a respected investor in global tech scaleups. Based in Hong Kong, she excels in due diligence, investment management, and strategic support. With a rich background spanning technology, art, and real estate, Donna aids startups in refining business plans and leveraging her extensive network.



Investment banker at HSBC and UBS turned crypto rainmaker, Jerome has advised and invested in 60+ projects, including Dapper Labs, Animoca Brands, Sandbox and Immutable. Wearing both hats of an investor and an entrepreneur, he also built and incubated multiple technology infrastructures to reshape internet culture for financial inclusion.


Bertha is a passionate advocate for conscious living, known for conducting eco-educational workshops with businesses, schools, and NGOs. As the creative force behind Earthero Studio, she curates sustainable events and exhibits. Her blog, Earthero Project, promotes accessible eco-habits. Bertha’s background includes roles as a Real Estate Development Analyst. Committed to a greener future, she founded Earthero Project in 2018.

Donna NguyenPhuoc

Managing Partner, SPARQ Capital

Jerome Wong

Co-founder & Chief Business Officer, Everest Ventures Group

Bertha Shum

Founder, Earthero Studio



Lucy is the Founder of Token Bay Capital, a Hong Kong venture fund focused on digital assets and blockchain startups in Asia Pacific. Formerly with PwC’s crypto team, she advised on blockchain projects and collaborated with central banks. With a finance career spanning Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and more, Lucy brings a wealth of experience.


Patricia, General Counsel at Scroll, leads a blockchain project for Ethereum scaling. With expertise in blockchain, fintech, and banking, she guided web3 regulations at OKX and drove growth at WeLab. Formerly at HSBC and Linklaters, her career spans global finance hubs.


Andy Lee, CEO of Mugen Interactive, is a gaming expert turned Web3 innovator. At Tencent Games, he oversaw multimillion-dollar mobile titles and spearheaded entry into India’s market. In his WeLab tenure, he drove FinTech expansion and initiated ventures in privacy computing, digital banking, and SaaS. Formerly an investment analyst at Merrill Lynch.

Lucy Gazmararian

Founder & Managing Partner, Token Bay Capital

Patricia Ho

General Counsel, Scroll

Andy Lee

CEO, Mugen Interactive 

Derek is an operations focused team leader with over two decades of applied market entry experience across the Asia-Pacific, Greater China and US regions. As an early adopter of emerging technologies, he has built and commercialized consumer retail products in all aspects of a product life cycle from inception to investor exit spanning mobile payments, consumer electronics, robotics and digital media.



Akina Ho is a Co-founder & APAC Lead Ambassador at AllstarsWomen DAO, Board Advisor to BEETc & Co-Founder of HK Proptech Alliance. She served as the Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation and a member of the Investment Committee at Great Eagle Holdings. Over 20+ years of web2 & web3 experiences from Silicon Valley to Asia. 



Oat Jirapath is the co-founder and CEO of SHOUT! He has formerly held positions in Business Development at Rabbit’s Tale (Digital Agency), Product Owner at Pickle (SME Influencer Matching Platform), and co-founder and CEO at Serb (Service Booking Platform).

Derek Kwik

Managing Partner, BraveSoldier Venture Capital

Akina Ho

Co-founder & APAC Lead Ambassador, AllstarsWomen DAO; Board Advisor, BEETc; Former Head of Digital Transformation, Great Eagle Holdings

Oat Jirapath

Co-founder and CEO, SHOUT!


Chan Ahn is the Chief Technology Officer of ALEXGO, building finance on Bitcoin, the most decentralized and secure blockchain. Prior to joining ALEXGO, Chan spent 17 years in the finance industry, building financial derivatives at the likes of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Credit Suisse, in Hong Kong, New York and London. Chan has PhD in Computational Finance and BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science both from Imperial College London.


Joshua is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Mind AI, which is a prominent South Korean AI startup known for its advanced symbolic reasoning engine. He also established Synesis One, the first Solana-based AI data crowdsourcing platform.  Since 2017, his web3 ventures peaked at $2.7B market cap in aggregate with $100M+ in venture capital raised. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.



Sho Dewan is the founder and CEO of Workhap, where he has helped thousands of people land their dream jobs. He’s been recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice for job search and careers and posts career advice daily on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.

Chan Ahn

Chief Technology Officer, ALEXGO

Joshua Hong

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Mind AI

Sho Dewan

Career Coach, CEO and Founder, Workhap


Christine Deschemin is a rocket scientist, entrepreneur, and mental health advocate. With two Masters of Science degrees and an MBA from Harvard, she founded UpNow Health, a mental health platform. Christine has spoken at esteemed institutions such as Asia Society and HSBC, and has expertise in AI, CV, ML, and app architecture. She’s dedicated to making mental health resources accessible to users worldwide.

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Founder & CEO, Renewed Edge Hypnotherapy & Counselling Centre; Founder & CEO, UpNow Health; Hong Kong Hypnotherapy Association, Chairman

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