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Mr. Patrick Brothers
Mr. Patrick Brothers

CEO, HolonIQ

Mr. Patrick Brothers is the Co-CEO and Co-Founder at HolonIQ, the global impact intelligence platform.  He leads HolonIQ’s data and deep technology teams, advising governments, institutions, foundations and investors around the world on strategy, impact and investment powering a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Patrick has had a significant impact on global impact investment and strategy.  His career is marked by his dedication to fostering co-operation and collaboration between the public and private sectors to address global challenges.

Patrick hosts HolonIQ’s global leadership summits, now in more than 30 countries around the world, gathering senior leaders to discuss and collaborate on pressing global issues, including economic development, environmental sustainability, education and healthcare innovation.

Prior to HolonIQ, Patrick served as Chairman, CEO and senior executive roles in strategy, technology and corporate development in energy, infrastructure and education.  He served as a senior advisor at Deloitte in M&A and Corporate Finance working with sovereign wealth funds and private equity clients around the world after starting his career as an Australian Army Officer leading paratrooper in reconnaissance and humanitarian assistance operations.

Patrick holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of New South Wales, and graduated first prize in field leadership and military skills from the Royal Military College Duntroon.

Mr. Bernard Charnwut Chan
Mr. Bernard Charnwut Chan

Chairperson, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service 

A graduate of Pomona College in California, Mr. Bernard Charnwut Chan is the Chairman and President of the publicly-listed Asia Financial Holdings and Chairman of Asia Insurance.  He is Chairman of the Hong Kong – Thailand Business Council and an advisor to Bangkok Bank (China) Co. Ltd.  He sits on the boards of several local and overseas companies in financial services and is a director of Bumrungrad Hospital Public Company in Thailand.

Bernard has a long record of public service.  He is Chairperson of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club.  A patron of the arts, he is Chairman of M Plus Museum Ltd. and Tai Kwun Culture & Arts Co. Ltd.  He is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Chronicles Institute and Chairman of Our Hong Kong Foundation. 

He was a Hong Kong Deputy to the National People’s Congress of The People’s Republic of China (2008-2023) and the previous Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council (2017-2022).  He is a former non-official member of Hong Kong’s Executive Council (2004-09 and 2012-2022) and former member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (1998-2008) representing the insurance industry.

Other past positions including  Council Chair of Lingnan University, Chairman of the Hong Kong Palace Museum Ltd., Chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Revitalisation of Historic Buildings and Chairman of the two Standing Committees on Disciplined Services and Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service.

He has been conferred honorary degrees from Lingnan University, City University of Hong Kong, Open University of Hong Kong and Savannah College of Art and Design.  He is also a Trustee Emeritus of Pomona College.

Bernard was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2002, and Commander (3rd Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand in 2004.  In 2006, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government, and in 2020 he received Hong Kong’s highest honor, the Grand Bauhinia Medal. 

Ms. Cannis  Chan
Ms. Cannis Chan

Assistant Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

Ms Cannis Chan is the Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council, primarily responsible for rehabilitation services and Mainland projects. Since 2007, she has been actively involved in the management and specialised training of elderly care institutions in the Mainland, as well as social work talent development and supervision. Additionally, she has received visits and engaged in exchanges with civil affairs departments, social service organizations, universities, and enterprises from different provinces and cities in the Mainland. Ms Chan has also shared her experiences at various elderly care service seminars in the Mainland. In January 2024, she was invited to attend the National Standard Symposium on “Guidelines for Social Work Services for the Elderly” cum the Exchange Meeting on Social Work Services in Elderly Care Institutions. She is currently involving in formulating the “Care Service Standard for the Elderly with Cognitive Impairment” in Mainland. 

Ms Chan has obtained a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Gerontology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

Dr. (PhD) Crystal Chan
Dr. (PhD) Crystal Chan

Research Assistant Professor, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Crystal Chan is a public health researcher and practitioner with a particular interest in healthcare service access and delivery for marginalized populations.  Her dedication lies in developing and evaluating innovative approaches to ensure equitable healthcare access for vulnerable groups, including migrant workers, people living with dementia and their caregivers, and housing vulnerable people such as families living in sub-divided flats. 
Dr. Chan has obtained a several competitive grants as a principal investigator or co-investigator, including a commission project funded by the Wellcome Trust and three community-based health promotion projects funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.  She is also experienced in supporting consultancy projects funded by government agencies, district councils, and non-government organizations.  Her work has led to several publications in high-impact journals such as the British Medical Journal and Lancet Regional Health Western Pacific. 

Ms. Diane Chan
Ms. Diane Chan

Publisher & General Manager, Hong Kong Economic Times

Ms. Diane Chan graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Master's degree in Business Administration.  She is currently the General Manager and Publisher of Hong Kong Economic Times (HKET).  Over the past 13 years with the Company, she has led various business units, including the recruitment platform CTgoodjobs, ET Press and ET Education and has played a key role in integrating the print business to comprehensive digital platforms.

Prior to joining HKET, Ms. Chan held positions in local and multinational companies including the Regional Marketing Director of AST Computer Asia , General Manager for Dell Computer in Hong Kong and the Sales Director for the China division. She has extensive leadership and market development experience.

Ms. Chan is also an executive coach and has served as an organizational development consultant, specializing in the development and transformation processes of organizations.  In 2022, she was awarded the Fellowship by the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing and appointed by the Association for Coaching, headquartered in U.K. to promote corporate awareness of the coaching profession in the Greater China region.

Ms. Iris Chan
Ms. Iris Chan

Ms Iris Chan is a patient with a rare disease.  She suffered from multiple epiphyseal dysplasia since childhood.  She was diagnosed with spinocerebellar atrophy type 35 through genetic testing.  She underwent eight surgeries before the age of 20. Her physical condition was deteriorated to self-care deficit.

Iris has served as a director of three patient organisations since 2012, and later resumed her interest in music.  In 2019, she joined the Hong Kong Enharmonica Orchestra to participate in large-scale music performances, and also participated in life and music sharing lectures in the community.  She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Neuro-Muscular Disease Association and the Project Officer of the Rare Disease Hong Kong, dedicated to serving patients with rare diseases.


Dr. (PhD) Rico Chan
Dr. (PhD) Rico Chan

Founder and CEO, Beyond Vision International Limited

Beyond Vision International (BVI) aims to enhance the quality of life of the visually impaired by enabling them to actively participate in the arts and culture, and stimulate their creativity and learning.  The project facilitates people of visually impaired to access to visual information in arts and culture by adopting innovative tools, training and empowering experiences.  BVI also utilises their innovations and expertise of tactile and social design to empower visually impaired people.

Sr. Yue-chun  Chan
Sr. Yue-chun Chan

Head of Spatial Data Office, Development Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Sr. Chan Yue-chun possesses over 20 years professional experiences covers engineering surveying, hydrographic surveying, cadastral surveying and geospatial data analysis/management.  Sr. Chan has been the Head of Spatial Data Office since 2021.  Over the past few years, Sr. Chan has been actively involved in the smart city and Common Spatial Data Infrastructure (CSDI) development.  The CSDI is a key initiative under the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong.  In the end of 2022, the CSDI portal was open to public to use free of charge.  It provides a map-based digital infrastructure as a one-stop platform to open and share the Government's spatial data.  By allowing members of the public to harness the spatial data from the portal, a wide range of possibilities for application development will be opened to boost digital economy, facilitate social cohesion and improve quality of life.

Ms. Zoe  Chan

Founder, Happeriod

Happeriod is Hong Kong's first one-stop online platform for menstrual education and products.  The platform showcases the most up-to-date menstrual products to Hong Kong and building a supportive environment for menstruators to share experience and to learn about our bodies.  Through debunking social norms on menstruation and making menstruation a popular topic, our goals are to help menstruators find their suitable menstrual products, to build a menstrual friendly society and to promote bodily autonomy.

Ms. Yimin Chen
Ms. Yimin Chen

Founder, Ginger Innovation

Ginger Innovation is a pioneering creative social enterprise that advocates for "Ageing Education," inspires the imagination of growing old, and promotes intergenerational communication through real-life stories. It is dedicated to reshaping societal perceptions of ageing and connecting different generations through publishing, public speaking, training, multimedia production, and storytelling campaigns.

One of the key projects is the Old Ginger Academy which is supported by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund.  This project provides storytelling training for older adults, empowering them to become senior ambassadors and share stories with over 1,000 students across various universities, covering over 20 different majors.  This exchange helps foster a deeper understanding of an ageing society from diverse perspectives.

Mr. Nick Cheuk
Mr. Nick Cheuk

Well-known Movie Director and Script Writer

Mr. Nick Cheuk is a member of the Hong Kong Screenwriters' Guild, he is also the scriptwriter of “Paradox”and “Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight”.  He is the Creative Director of the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards.  Graduated from the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong in 2013, majoring in Film Arts, in 2022, Nick wrote his directorial debut “Time Still Turns The Pages”.

Mr. Aron Cheung
Mr. Aron Cheung

Founder, Sportcanheal852

Aron is the visionary founder of Sportcanheal852 and an esteemed alumnus of the Hong Kong Karate National Team. His competitive career is highlighted by his triumph as the Hong Kong Kumite Champion, a commendable third-place finish in the East Asian Karate Federation Championship, and an impressive top 32 ranking in the World Karate Championship. Aron is currently enriching his expertise with a second bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Recreation Management at HKBU. His ambition is to leverage his academic knowledge and coaching experience to enhance mental health through sport. He is passionately working to link scholars and coaches, aiming to create a powerful synergy that promotes a systematic and academic approach to sport intervention for mental well-being.

Dr. (PhD) Johnson Cheung
Dr. (PhD) Johnson Cheung

Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Cheung Chun-Sing, Johnson is the Senior Lecturer and Registered Social Worker (RSW) at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong.  He has been actively engaging in social work services with children, youth and communities for years, and now mainly teaches the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs.  Dr. Cheung is also Elected Member of the Standing Committee on Social Development (2023-2024) of the “Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS)”, Consultant of the “Society for Innovation and Technology in Social Work (SITSW)”, Disciplinary Committee Panel Member of the “Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB)”, and Editorial Board Member of a number of international academic journals. 

Ms. Lai-wah Cheung
Ms. Lai-wah Cheung

Chief Officer, Membership Liaison and Service, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Ms Cheung Lai-wah holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and a Master of Arts in Communication.  She currently serves as the Chief Officer of Membership Liaison and Service at the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS).  In her role, she is responsible for promoting the development of small organizations, facilitating connections and exchanges among HKCSS members, and advocating for funding issues that are of great concern to member agencies.  She is a registered social worker with experiences working with diverse populations, including marginalized youth, individuals recovering from drug addiction, ethnic minority families, single-parent families, individuals with mental health issues, and unemployed individuals,

Mr. Nicholas  Cheung
Mr. Nicholas Cheung

Training Officer & Senior Social Worker, JC JoyAge: Jockey Club Holistic Support Project for Elderly Mental Wellness

Mr. Nicholas Cheung is the Training Officer and Senior Social Worker for the JC JoyAge project team at the University of Hong Kong.  His primary responsibilities include developing training content and providing clinical case consultation for non-governmental service organisations collaborated in the JoyAge program.  Nicholas has amassed extensive experience in mental health services for teenagers and older adults, intervention services for male victims of domestic violence, and support services for individuals with social disadvantages.  His clinical approach emphasises both "experience-based" and strength-based therapeutic methods. These approaches allow individuals to learn to take responsibility for themselves, freely enhance their self-understanding, and explore their beliefs more broadly by experiencing the therapeutic process and being present in the therapeutic relationship.  Nicholas's commitment to the strength-based approach, coupled with his diverse professional experience, makes him a valuable asset to the JC JoyAge project team and a highly effective advocate for the individuals he serves. 

Mr. SZE Chi

Co-founder, Stote

Chi is the co-founder of Stote, dedicated to repurposing textile waste and extending the residual value of textiles. He studied Decision Analysis and Cognitive Science at the University of Hong Kong and has worked in supplier management in the apparel industry, responsible for various process improvement projects. Additionally, he founded Stote, which uses textile waste as raw material to provide various accessories and event souvenirs, promoting the concepts of upcycling and sustainable fashion.

Ms. Angel Chia
Ms. Angel Chia

Executive Director, Hong Kong Academy for Wealth Legacy (HKAWL)

Ms Angel Chia is appointed as the Executive Director of Hong Kong Academy for Wealth Legacy (HKAWL) in 2024.  Ms Chia is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, brings in-depth professional knowledge and a proven leadership track record in the family office sector.  Prior to joining the HKAWL, she currently serves as the Chair of the Family Office Association Hong Kong.  Ms Chia has held senior leadership positions including Chief Strategy Officer of a multi- family office and CEO of overseas operation of a Mainland brokerage firm.  She also has a broad international exposure having worked with global financial firms in Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and Taipei.  Ms Chia holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Mr. Isaac Chin
Mr. Isaac Chin

 Lead App Developer, ReCube

Isaac is a year five Computer Science student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He currently serves as the Lead App Developer at ReCube, responsible for managing and developing the Web App. ReCube is a reusable tableware rental service aimed at reducing disposable tableware, based on the three principles of Re - Reuse, Reward, and Reduce. Isaac is dedicated to developing and managing ReCube's Web App, continuously learning and exploring new technologies to meet user needs and contribute to sustainable development.

Mr. Duncan  Chiu
Mr. Duncan Chiu

Legislative Council Member (Technology & Innovation Constituency)

Mr. Duncan Chiu is committed to the development of technology and innovation.  He is an advocate of local T&I policies, a tech entrepreneur, a veteran investor and is often regarded as the leading figure in Hong Kong's T&I sector.  He is currently serving as Chairman of Steering Committee of the Research, Academic and Industry Sectors One-plus Scheme; Non-official Member of Digital Economy Development Committee, Advisory Committee on Attracting Strategic Enterprises, Advisory Committee on the Northern Metropolis, Committee on Innovation, Technology and Industry Development, Task Force on Promoting Web3 Development and President of Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council. 

Duncan is dedicated to community affairs.  He is a Member of Hospital Authority, Chairman of its Information Technology Services Committee, and Chairman of Hospital Governing Committee of Tin Shui Wai Hospital.  He is also a Co-opted Member of Action Group on Youth Engagement under the Youth Development Commission, Member of Sports Commission and Chairman of Hong Kong Squash. 

Mr. Raymond Chiu
Mr. Raymond Chiu

Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service

Mr. Raymond Chiu Han-man is a Registered Social Worker with over 30 years of experience.  He has intensive experience in Mental Health Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, CSR business collaboration, and Poverty Alleviation.  Mr. Chiu has been dedicated to establishing an inclusive working culture and developing employment services for people of all ethnicities since 2014.  Over the years, he has promoted intrapreneurship, innovative social services and intervention approaches within the organisation.  Through his initiatives, Mr. Chiu has partnered with stakeholders from various sectors in the community to establish collaboration platforms.

Mr. Chiu is engaged in collaborations across different sectors.  Aside from his role as the committee member of HKCSS’ Executive Committee and the chairperson of the Strategy Committee on Co-Creation.  He also serves as a consultant on advisory committees for the Labour and Welfare Bureau and several universities.

Mr. Chiu acquired his Master Degree in Mental Health and Non-profit Management in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong after finishing his Bachelor degree of Social Work and Master of Business Administration.  He also completed the Executive Education Program in Harvard Business School in 2015.

Ms. Jenny Choi
Ms. Jenny Choi

Senior Manager, St. James' Settlement

Ms Jenny Choi is the Senior Manager of Continuing Care in St. James' Settlement.  With nearly 20 years experiences in elderly service, she is still ambitious for serving local elders with innovate projects, like “” to echo the changing needs for elders and their carers.  Jenny holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Social Science (Social Work) and Master’s Degree in Gerontology. 

Prof. Alice  Chong
Prof. Alice Chong

Professor, Saint Francis University

Prof. Alice Chong is the Research Professor of the Saint Francis University (formerly known as Caritas Institute of Higher Education).  She has an impactful career integrating practice, education and research in social work.  She was Senior Researcher in the Labour and Welfare Bureau; an academic in the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), and a social worker and manager in a few NGOs before that.  Her research interests include social gerontology, caregiving and ageing policies.  She was awarded more than 60 research grants, has published over 90 academic articles and presented over 90 conference papers.  
Prof. Chong participates actively in community services, being chair or board members of a few NGOs, and was invited to numerous government advisory committees (e.g., Elderly Commission, CIIF).  She was the Founding President of the Hong Kong Association of Schools of Social Work (2015-2019). 
She was awarded the Medal of Honor by the Government for her active community service, and Teaching Excellent Award by CityU and the University Grant Committee respectively.

Mr. Chan-yau Chong
Mr. Chan-yau Chong

Co-founder and CEO, CarbonCare InnoLab

Mr. Chong Chan-yau is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of CarbonCare InnoLab and a member of the Board of Director of Climate Finance Asia. 
He served in the HKSAR Government as an Administrative Officer.  He also served as an Executive Director of Oxfam Hong Kong and a member of the Board of Directors of Oxfam International.  He then joined the University of Hong Kong as the Director of Student Development for its Centre for Development and Resources for Students.  Mr. Chong is active in promoting civil society in Hong Kong.  He has been the President of the Hong Kong Blind Union, and a member of the Education and Publicity Subcommittee of the Council for Sustainable Development, which is an advisory committee to the HKSAR Government on sustainability issues. 
Mr. Chong has received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 1991 and the MBE honour in 1995 for his outstanding service to the Hong Kong community.  In 2012, Mr. Chong has been awarded one of the "Leaders of 2011" by the Sing Tao Publishing Co Ltd and the Honorary Fellowship by the University of Hong Kong.  Mr. Chong is a graduate from the University of Hong Kong.  He obtained a Master's degree in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Dr. (PhD) Connie Chong
Dr. (PhD) Connie Chong

Assistant Professor, The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Connie Chong is the Assistant Professor at the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, specialises in contextual behavioral science (CBS).  Her research primarily targets the implementation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for families of children with special needs and chronic conditions.  Dr. Chong has authored numerous scholarly articles, delivered invited lectures, and secured competitive external funding, securing her reputation in applying CBS to caregiving within the local context.  Her international contributions to CBS are highlighted by her roles as the first Asian Chair of the Awards Committee for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and as an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.  Dr. Chong's latest invention, Pai.ACT®, integrates natural language processing with ACT to enhance therapeutic communication in Cantonese, offering personalised mental health interventions.  The AI chatbot, trained on an extensive collection of Cantonese therapeutic dialogues, demonstrates over 80% accuracy in identifying ACT-related psychopathological processes.  This level of precision enables Pai to parallel the assessment and empathy of ACT therapists, delivering an interaction that closely mirrors human support. 

In the forthcoming session, Dr. Chong will discuss the development and practical applications of Pai.ACT®.  She will emphasize how Pai.ACT® narrows the divide between advanced technology and patient-oriented care, presenting it as an empathetic and accessible tool for caregivers and parents.  Additionally, she will address its prospective impact on the future of mental health services. 

Ms. Doris  Chong
Ms. Doris Chong

Executive Director, Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women

Ms Doris Chong is the Executive Director of Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women.  She is a Registered Social Worker and has served the field for more than 20 years.  She has extensive experience both in frontline service and service management. Doris specialises in working with women experiencing violence and mental distress, and has thorough understanding of gender policies, as well as sexual violence victim-survivor support.  She has developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector and is passionate about making change in relation to gender equality and gender-based violence.

Mr. Hoi-wai Chua
Mr. Hoi-wai Chua

Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Mr. Chua Hoi-wai is the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), which represents over 500 non-governmental social services organisations.  The HKCSS aims at building a socially sustainable society through enhancing the development of social services and policies.  The HKCSS provides a joint platform for cross-sectoral collaboration and social innovation, and has championed gerontechnology and transitional social housing in recent years

Mr. Chua is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong in Mechanical Engineering.  He studied Master of Social Work at University of Illinois at Chicago and is now a social worker by profession.  He was the President of the Hong Kong Social Workers Association (2004 – 2008).

Prof. Roger Chung
Prof. Roger Chung

Associate Professor, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Well-known Musician

Prof. Roger Chung has been described as a“modern-day Renaissance Man”.  On one hand, he is a university scholar focusing on social epidemiology and bioethics with important contributions to the academic field; on the other, he is an award-winning and chart-topping recording artist.

Prof. Roger Chung is currently Associate Professor of the School of Public Health and Primary Care of CUHK, Co-Director of the CUHK Centre for Bioethics, and Associate Director of the Institute of Health Equity at CUHK.  He is also an executive member of the Centre for Quality of Life, and Research Fellow (by courtesy) at the CHUK Institute of Ageing.  He received his BA (Public Health Sciences) from Johns Hopkins University, MHS from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and PhD (Social and Lifecourse Epidemiology) from the University of Hong Kong (HKU).  He also anticipates to graduate from the Master of Science in Bioethics (MBE) program at Harvard Medical School in 2025.

As a social epidemiologist by training, Prof. Chung’s research uses the lens of biomedical ethics and justice to examine the social determinants of health and health inequalities.  He is currently examining social determinants such as poverty, deprivation, socioeconomic disadvantage, environmental and housing factors, and migrant status.  Prof. Chung is also particularly interested in the health of the vulnerable populations, including migrant workers and rare disease patients.  Moreover, he is conducting research on aging‐related issues, such as multimorbidity and long‐term/end‐of‐life care.  Collectively, the purpose of his research is to inform health services and public policy, domestically and beyond.

Prof. Chung has had more than 100 peer-reviewed international publications and have been awarded with numerous research grants of over US$10 million as Principal and Co-investigators.  He has had frequent cross-disciplinary and international collaborations.  One major achievement was Hong Kong’s first international consortium with world-leading experts that established a longitudinal cohort to examine the situation of socioeconomic inequalities of health in Hong Kong.

Prof. Chung also currently serves as a board member for the International Advisory Board of the 2024 World Congress of Bioethics (WCB), organized by the International Association of Bioethics.

Prof. Chung has been actively involved with social services with considerable public impact – he is the Vice President of Hong Kong Life and Death Studies Association (香港生死學協會), a social enterprise that focuses in innovating life and death education, advance care planning, long-term care and after‐death arrangements in Hong Kong; and he has been a co‐host of the only “Life and Death Education” Radio Program in Hong Kong in 2017-2018.  In 2019, he co-edited the publication “What Life and Death Education Talks About” (《生死教育講呢啲》) .

Moreover, Prof. Chung is a vocalist, producer, and songwriter, radio host and music educator.  He and his brother Henry formed The Chung Brothers, influential in Hong Kong's gospel, jazz, blues, and audiophile scenes, and had won numerous significant awards.  He has also been featured in major music festivals, including Clockenflap, Freespace Jazz Fest, etc.  Prof. Chung is also dedicated to music promotion and education.  He is the host of the radio show "In Love with Jazz”.  He is the creator and lecturer of the course “Jazz: History and Appreciation” at the University of Hong Kong since 2014.  He is also the speaker of the Fringe Club’s “Jazz Speak” Community Workshop Series in 2018, and “The Evolution of Jazz” Public Lecture Series in 2020, to promote a greater appreciation of jazz to general public.

Mr. Gurbir Singh Jatt Dhillon
Mr. Gurbir Singh Jatt Dhillon

Registered Social Worker, Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service

Mr. Dhillon, Gurbir Singh Jatt, is an Indian who was born and raised in Hong Kong.  He received his education in Hong Kong, attending schools specifically designated for Ethnically Diverse students.  Fluent in Cantonese, English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu.  He became a Registered Social Worker in 2020.

For the past three years, he has been employed as a full-time social worker at Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service, where he focuses on providing employment services and vocational training programs for Ethnically Diverse youth.  Mr. Dhillon's aspiration has always been to serve the community as a social worker, and he sees himself as a mediator who can bridge the gap between hiring corporations and the Ethnically Diverse population, thereby creating more career opportunities and cultivating a talent pool.

Additionally, he holds the position of convener for the Chapter on Ethnically Diverse Social Work under the Hong Kong Social Worker Association.  In this role, he contributes to the professional development of Ethnically Diverse Social Workers, advocates for the needs of Ethnically Diverse communities to government officials, and aims to reduce the use of the term "Ethnic Minority".

Dr. (Doctor) Ning  Fan
Dr. (Doctor) Ning Fan

Founder, Health In Action

Dr. Fan Ling is the Founder of Health in Action.  Over the last ten years, Dr. Fan has endeavored to promote universal health and develop primary healthcare.  He emphasises that collective efforts from various sectors of society are necessary to achieve good health for all and maintain the quality of life in old age.  This includes improving areas such as urban design, public services, private market operations, education, employment, housing, healthy food access, social inclusion, community participation, and poverty eradication.

Dr. Fan advocates for a transdisciplinary model and socio-medical integration as the backbone of primary health care.  He supports the St. James' Settlement in deploying ShamShuiPo District Health Center works, promoting community living rooms with Caritas Hong Kong, and securing alternative primary care access through community pharmacy services.

At the moment, Dr. Fan is focusing on developing an End-of-Life compassionate community model through the work of Forget Thee Not.  Some of his public works include positions as an Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor at the Medical schools of both HKU and CUHK, a mentor at the JC School of Public Health & Primary Care, CUHK, the Institute of Health Equity, CUHK, an Executive Committee Member at the ShumShuiPo District Health Center, the Community Pharmacy Working Group, Health Bureau, and an Advisor for Public Housing Well-Being "WELL.BEING" at the Housing Bureau. 

Ms. Elli Fu

Founder and CEO, J Life Foundation Limited

J Life Foundation Limited (J Life) is a non-profit organization and was registered in July 2013.  J Life aims to mitigate the cycle of child poverty and minimize the rate of cross-generation poverty in Hong Kong.  The key missions of J Life are to mitigate intergeneration poverty in the low income and single parent families in Sham Shui Po District and neighboring areas, through an all-rounded operation of food rescue, education, and empowerment programs.  As of 2023, J Life have served about 1,400 families and owned 5 centers.

J Life believes that physical and psychological needs go hand in hand.  J Life creates a safe place where families can come together to share their burdens, build relationships to create connectedness and encourage members to help others to promote self-efficacy.  Through a community environment, J Life aims to give them hope that will ultimately bless and help the others in Hong Kong.

Mr. Chung-ho  Ho
Mr. Chung-ho Ho

Service Supervisor (Youth, Family & Community Services), The Salvation Army

Mr. Ho Chung-ho is the Service Supervisor of Youth, Family and Community Services, the Salvation Army.  He has engaged in services for children and youth for 30 years, including youth outreach, school social work, and integrated children and youth services.  Mr. Ho has organised various projects, including advocating youth to participate in the community as change makers, establishing intergenerational and cross-cultural inclusive community, and supporting physical and mental health of youth living in subdivided units.  Mr. Ho is a registered social worker.  In recent years, he assisted the organisation in promoting social innovation and actively responded to mental health issues of youth. 

Mr. Stanley  Ho
Mr. Stanley Ho

Co-founder, Society for Innovation and Technology in Social Work

Mr. Stanley Ho Chun-yu is the Co-founder, Society for Innovation and Technology in Social Work.  With over ten years of experience in youth work, he had been involved in various services, including Community Support Service Scheme, School Social Work, and Cyber Youth Outreach.  He has gained extensive expertise in handling digital wellness issues and NGOs' social media strategies.  His projects have been recognised with prestigious awards such as Hong Kong ICT Awards and Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Community Services.  Driven by a passion for integrating innovative technology with humanistic care, Stanley co-founded the social enterprise "Society for Innovation and Technology in Social Work" in 2019 with his counterparts.  Currently, he focuses on providing training and consulting services to NGOs and universities, advocating for the digital transformation of social services, fostering cross-sector collaborations in social welfare technology, and actively participating in the planning and management of innovative service initiatives.  Stanley is a registered social worker.  He holds a MA in Anthropology and a MSocSc in Media, Culture and Creative Cities.

Mr. Terence  Hon
Mr. Terence Hon

Co-Founder, GreenPrice

Founded by Terence Hon, Allison Chan, Ben So and Cherissa Hung in Hong Kong in 2016, GreenPrice specialises in retailing surplus and short-dated stock.  The first retail store were opened in December 2016 in Kowloon.

GreenPrice started at a university social innovation competition, is committed to create more than a place where people discover quality merchandise at discount, but also a community platform where people could learn and discuss the way of living a sustainable life.  They emphasis to establish relationships with customers and understand their dining habits, things they are passionate in and facilitate them to celebrate their goals.

Miss. Piva Ip
Miss. Piva Ip

Manager, Charity Foundation Charity Foundation (CICF) is an integrated cancer patient service charity that provides financial and social support to families of cancer patients and educates the public on cancer prevention. We provide a wide range of services to meet the needs of our patients, including medical and rehabilitation support, sports training, emotional and carer support and public education.

Medical Services:
Free medical consultation "Easy Ask Doctor", Cancer Screening Easy Ask Medical Service, Cancer Screening, Greater Bay Area Medical Enquiry Hotline, Kowloon Rehabilitation Clinic

Cancer rehabilitation:
Exercise training, volunteer scissors, volunteer breastfeeding workshop, nutritional products transfer, welcome packs for the elderly

Emotions and carers support:
Art Therapy, Gathering with fellow travellers

Public Education:
School Health Talks, Online Health Education Live Streaming

Prof. Roger  King
Prof. Roger King

Board Member, The Hong Kong Academy for Wealth Legacy
Founding Director and Senior Advisor, Roger King Center for Asian Family Business and Family Office, HKUST


Mr. Calvin Kwan
Mr. Calvin Kwan

Founder, Youth Incubator

Calvin, a Global Business student at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology who is deeply committed to fostering social empowerment. He has founded Youth Incubator, a social enterprise aimed at empowering under-served youths, and serves as the manager of the incubation division in Enactus HK, the Hong Kong Chapter of a prominent student-initiated international NGO focused on Social Entrepreneurship. Calvin's passion for social change and his dedication to mentoring and entrepreneurship make him a valuable asset in driving positive impact.