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08:45 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:05
Photo Shoot
09:05 – 10:00
Open Ceremony
Master of Ceremony (MC): Mr. Desmond SO
Opening Speech
Guest of Honour: Prof. Rocky S. TUAN

Vice-Chancellor and President, CUHK

Opening Speech
Guest of Honour: Mr. Joseph H. L. CHAN, JP

Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury

The Government of Hong Kong SAR

Opening Speech
Guest of Honour: Ms. Rebecca PUN, JP

Commissioner for Innovation and Technology

The Government of Hong Kong SAR

Opening Speech
Guest of Honour: Prof. Martin D.F. WONG

Dean, Faculty of Engineering, CUHK

Press Release Photography Session
All Guests of Honour, Sponsors, Organising Committee
VIP Booth Tour / Informal Networking
All Guests of Honour, Sponsors, Organising Committee

Section 1: Outlook of the Metaverse Ecosystem and Industry Applications

10:00 – 11:00
Panel Discussion #1: The potential and outlook of metaverse
Moderator: Prof. Seen Meng CHEW

Associate Dean (External Engagement), CUHK Business School, CUHK

Prof. Helen MENG

Professor and Former Chairman, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, CUHK

Mr. Robert LUI

HK Digital Asset Leader, Deloitte

Mr. Stephen TO

Head of Digital, Strategic Change and Simplification

Hang Seng Bank Limited

Mr. Steven CHOI

Head, Tencent Cloud Hong Kong and Macau

Mr. Steve NG

Head of Commercial Solutions & Marketing, Commercial Group, HKT

11:00 – 11:35
Featured Speaker: Disrupting the future with metaverse
Ms. Cally CHAN

General Manager, Microsoft Hong Kong and Macau

11:35 – 12:10
Featured Speakers: People and digital aspects of metaverse initiatives
Ms. Gloria HO

Head of Human Resources, Hang Seng Bank Limited

Ms. Kim LAY

Head of Digital Banking, Hang Seng Bank Limited

12:10 – 13:25
Lunch Break

Section 2: Transformation of Industries in the Age of Web3

13:25 – 13:40
13:40 – 14:25
Panel Discussion #2: The digital upgrade of industries in web3
Moderator: Mr. Raymond CHENG
CEFAR Advisory Committee Chair, CUHK
Mr. Ken LO

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, HKbitEX

Adjunct Assistant Professor, CUHK

Mr. Simon YUEN

Head of Personal Banking Products, Hang Seng Bank Limited

Dr. Paul SIN

Director, Technology and Transformation, New World Development Company Limited

Dr. Wai Shun LO

General Partner, DL Capitals

Adjunct Associate Professor, CUHK

14:25 – 15:00
Featured Speaker: Blockchain applications in healthcare
Prof. Marten BRELEN

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

15:00 – 15:35
Featured Speaker: Strategy and transformation for financial services in the new normal
Mr. Arthur SHEKManaging Partner Hong Kong Office, McKinsey & Company
15:35 – 16:05

Section 3: New Innovation in the Digital Economy, Risks and Opportunities

16:05 – 16:50
Panel Discussion #3: Digital economy and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC): risks & opportunities
Moderator: Prof. Robin HUANG

Chair Professor, Faculty of Law, CUHK

Ms. Angela WONG

Executive Director & Head of Business

CASH Financial Services Group

Mr. Eric KWOK

General Manager of Information Technology

eMPF Platform Company

Ms. Jennifer TAN

Chief Executive, Alipay Financial Services (HK) Limited

Executive Vice President, Strategy Development and Government Affairs, GBA of Ant Group

Mr. John WONG

Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, Hang Seng Bank Limited

Mr. Nelson CHOW

Chief Fintech Officer, Fintech Facilitation Office, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

16:50 – 17:25
Fireside Chat: New lifestyle with metaverse and web3
Mr. Brian CHAN

Vice President, Operations and Projects, Animoca Brands

Mr. Rico TANG

Advisor, STEPN

17:25 – 18:00
Featured Speaker: Metaverse from the lens of financial services
Mr. Nelson CHAN

Head of Financial Services (Hong Kong and Taiwan Business Development), Amazon Web Services (AWS)

18:00 – 18:10
Closing Ceremony