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Asia’s 1st Future Electric Vehicle Leaders Circle 2018



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At Asia’s 1st Future Electric Vehicle Leaders Circle 2018, organised by Hotel ICON in collaboration with Charged Hong Kong, the aim is to bring together experts in electric vehicles and leaders in the hotel industry to discuss the viability of EV as hotel transportation and to promote sustainability in Hong Kong.  


Faster than anyone expected, electric vehicles are becoming as economical and practical as cars with combustion engines. Major car producers have announced their commitment to EVs and away from internal combustion engines – a decision driven by both environmental and financial considerations.


Why Should You Attend?

  • Hear from thought leaders on EV development
  • Answer all your questions around EV adoption
  • Learn from the early EV adopters- great case studies on EV fleets
  • Keep up to date with tech trends in the EV sector
  • Network with the like-minded fleet managers and EVangelists

What to expect:

The three panel sessions will focus on EVision – the visions and future of EVs in Hong Kong and the world; on Best Practice – the successful stories of EV adoption in the hospitality industry; and on Solution – the approaches to ensure a sustainable EV development in Hong Kong and the world.

First Panel Session - EVision

Electric mobility is widely seen today as a way to improve air quality and meet climate goals. But how well are EVs being integrated in a comprehensive vision for smarter cities? This session will take a look at the visions and future of EVs in Hong Kong and the world - the role that EVs will play in the future of transport.

Second Panel Session - Best Practice

Hong Kong has some excellent examples of EV pioneers who have converted their fleet to EV. Hear their stories of EV adoption, their lessons learned and what you need to know for your own EV fleet.

Third Panel Session - Solution

In this discussion on approaches to ensuring a sustainable EV development, our experts will address the importance of having convenient charging facilities and related supporting services to the promotion of a wider use of EVs, in addition to the performance and functions of EVs.


Future EV Leaders Circle 2018 Programme Overview

Wednesday, 30th May, Silverbox Ballroom, Level 1, Hotel ICON

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:05

Opening Remarks 
Mr. Richard Hatter, General Manager of Hotel ICON, Adjunct Associate Professor of SHTM, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

09:05 – 09:10

Opening Remarks 
Mr. Mark Webb-Johnson, Co-Founder and Chairman, Charged Hong Kong

09:10 – 09:50

Panel Discussion 1: on EVision
Hon. Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor, Information Technology Functional Constituency
Ms. Tara Joseph, President of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Dr. Lawrence Poon, General Manager (
Atg) of Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&D Centre, Hong Kong Productivity Council
Moderator: Mr. Locky Law, Lecturer, Department of General Education at Hong Kong Adventist College

09:50 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:40

Panel Discussion 2: on Best Practice
Mr. Richard Hatter, GM Hotel ICON & AAP SHTM
Mr. Bruce Leung, Director of Hopewell Asset Management Limited
Moderator: Mr. Locky Law, Lecturer, Department of General Education at Hong Kong Adventist College

10:40 – 10:50


10:50 – 11:30

Panel Discussion 3: on Solution
Ms. Isabel Fan, Regional Director,Tesla Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
Mr. Sunny Leung, Founder, App2Ride
Mr. Ringo Ng Wing Ho, Managing Director of Smart Charge 
Mr. Daniel Siu, Senior R&D Manager of Automotive Parts & Accessory Systems R&D Centre, Hong Kong Productivity Council
Moderator: Mr. Mark Webb-Johnson, Co-founder 
and chairman, Charged Hong Kong

11:30 – 11:45


11:45 – 12:00


12:00 – 13:30

Lunch and Networking at Silverbox Ballroom


Richard Hatter - General Manager, Hotel ICON
Richard Hatter opened and leads Hotel ICON for Hong Kong PolyU, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the SHTM, having previously spent 18 years with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts where he held a senior corporate management position in development. He also held several general manager posts at leading Shangri-La hotels. Mr. Hatter previously worked with Dusit Hotels and Resorts, Gulf Hotels in Bahrain and the UAE, and in luxury hotels and private clubs in the British Virgin Islands and in England. He began his hotel industry career in 1980.

Charles Mok - Legislative Councillor, Information Technology Functional Constituency
Charles Mok is the Legislative Councillor representing the Information Technology Functional Constituency, member of The Professionals Guild. He has been serving the ICT industry for more than 20 years. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Professional Commons, Honorary President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation and Founding Chairman of the Internet Society Hong Kong. Charles is active in public services with a view to upholding the core values of Hong Kong of which include democracy, liberty, human rights, rule of law and integrity, and is serving on various advisory bodies in the Hong Kong government, Hospital Authority, WKCDA, and higher educational institutions etc. 
Sunny Leung - Founder, APP2RIDE
Sunny Leung is the founder of APP2RIDE, managing the largest Electric Vehicle limousine fleet with valid Private Service (Limousine) Hire Car Permit in Hong Kong. The know-how of utilizing proprietary technology/data to drive efficiency, navigating regulatory environments and adapting to local infrastructure challenges are some of his key differentiators. His career prior to his self-funded companies includes 11 years of driving global IT operational excellence and customer satisfaction for Microsoft, Walt Disney and AT&T Wireless Services. Curious to know more, visit him at the upcoming Future EV Leaders Circle Forum and ask for his insight in testing solar panel solutions for the past 18 months and the upcoming solar farm project!
Isabel Fan - Regional Director, Tesla Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
Isabel Fan is focused on driving Tesla's business growth with delightful experiences for customers in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. Her career includes twenty-five years at major corporations in U.S. and Asia Pacific. During this time, she spent 19 years working for Apple Inc. in Asia Pacific in channel retail development and enterprise and education market development. She has strong expertise in strategic planning, partnership management, sales operation with an emphasis on improving efficiency and productivity to drive results. Isabel has a strong passion for technology and how it works to enhance people’s life.

Ringo Ng - Managing Director, HKT Consumer Group
Ringo Ng was appointed as Managing Director, Consumer Group of HKT in January 2012. In his current capacity, he is managing HKT’s consumer sales organization, leading and delivering its overall consumer sales operations through the mix of retail, call centre and direct sales channels, marketing its two renowned brands, Netvigator and eye, as well as launching and growing other new businesses like Smart Living, eSmartHealth and HKT Education. Besides spearheading the growth of Consumer Group’s core and new businesses in their respective markets, he has pioneering HKT’s new strategic initiative in the Smart Charge business and has been leading the new joint venture by HKT and CLP, Smart Charge (HK) Limited as Managing Director since August 2016.

Lawrence Poon - General Manager, Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&D Centre, Hong Kong Productivity Council
Lawrence Poon is the Principal Consultant of Hong Kong Productivity Council and GM (Atg) of Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&D Centre. Dr Poon took lead a team of professional Engineers and researchers with rich experiences in EV and connected vehicle technology development. The most representative R&D results include a series of pure electric and hybrid-electric commercial vehicles, EV chargers, active safety systems and big data analytic platform for automobile. In addition to automotive R&D, Dr. Poon and his team also conducted many technology and market study with focus on EV, EV charging infrastructure and connected vehicles.
Daniel Siu - Senior R&D Manager, Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&D Centre, Hong Kong Productivity Council
Daniel Siu is responsible for Green Transportation R&D projects implementation and commercialization. Daniel leads his engineering team in the development of Vehicle Electrification, EV/PHEV and EV charging solutions. Major accomplishments include Multi-standard Fast Charging Stations, Smart Mobile EV Charger, Portable EV Charger, Vehicle-to-Home Charging System, and Pantograph High Power Charger. The developed solutions attained various industry certifications and awards like Japan CHAdeMO, Europe IEC certification, HKIA and the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. In recent years, his works expanded to the new energy commercial vehicles development in regards of drivetrain, battery management and vehicle assembly. Major projects include the 12m Hybrid Electric coach, and Pure Electric Public Light Bus.

Tara Joseph - President, AmCham Hong Kong
Tara Joseph has been president of AmCham Hong Kong since February 2017. She is charged with overall responsibility for leadership and operations of one of the most influential NGO business organizations in the Asia Pacific, with a mission to foster commerce among the United States, Hong Kong and mainland China. Tara has more than 15 years experience working in Asia, covering top economic and political stories as a foreign correspondent for Reuters. In her 22 years as journalist, she has reported on hundreds of the world’s most important and high profile news stories including Russia’s financial crisis, Myanmar’s emergence from virtual isolation, China's rise on the world stage. She has twice served as President of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest press clubs.

Bruce Leung - Director, Hopewell Asset Management Limited
Bruce Leung is responsible for managing the Group’s overall investment portfolio in Hong Kong. He is a seasoned executive with an accomplished track record in the real estate administration and investment business. He has over 24 years of experience in land development and property management, sales, leasing and marketing. Previously, Mr Leung was the head of asset management and one of the top executive of Sunlight REIT, the Assistant General Manager of the Portfolio Leasing Department of Henderson Land and the Director of Retail Services (Greater China) at CB Richard Ellis.

Mark Webb-Johnson - Co-founder and chairman, Charged Hong Kong, a local charity supporting the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles
Born in Hong Kong, Mark Webb-Johnson passionately advocates for improvements in our Air Quality, environment and quality of life. Having driven EVs here for more than seven years, Mark has witnessed the growth of the industry, and believes that we’ve reached a tipping point for EV adoption. Helped by Government support, as well as manufacturers such as Tesla, BMW, Nissan, Renault, and others, Hong Kong has started on the road to mass adoption of plug in electric vehicles. Charged Hong Kong is here to help support and accelerate that process, so that residents of Hong Kong can enjoy the accompanying improvements to our air quality and environment.

Locky Law - Lecturer, Department of General Education at Hong Kong Adventist College
An environmentalist by nature, Locky continuously explores new methods in educating the public and our future generations about the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). Since joining Charged Hong Kong in 2014, he has been interviewed by Forbes, SCMP, and InsideEVs on many occasions regarding the EV development in Hong Kong. In 2016, he organised Asia’s first and largest educational EV event – the Belilios Public School EV Summer Program, with great success. Prior to the appointments and his pursuit of a doctorate degree, Locky was a visiting lecturer in the Department of English at PolyU, the project consultant at Electrify HK and the Tesla Owners Representative at Charged Hong Kong.