For the second year in a row, the vibrant and energetic city of Hong Kong is playing host to our annual Forbes Under 30 Summit Asia.

Now in its fourth year, the Summit will bring together some 300 entrepreneurs and gamechangers from across Asia, as well as CEOs, mentors, industry leaders, investors and changemakers for three days of motivating panels, tech presentations, networking, food and music festival and more.

Themed “A Lasting Impact,” the Summit will see these young leaders sharing ideas not just on how to drive change, but also how to cement its positive effect in the long run. From technological innovations to long-term investments and businesses that drive environmental and economical sustainability, speakers will present their ideas and accomplishments across all industries. 



Hong Kong Startup Open House

Meet some of the Hong Kong’s hottest startups, spanning industries like fintech, consumer tech, F&B and more. This casual gathering of local entrepreneurs will provide an incredible window into the city’s flourishing startup scene and the young men and women making it all happen.

Deep Bedi, Chief Product Officer, PayMe from HSBC
Florian Simmendinger, Founder & CEO, Soundbrenner
Sabrina Yang, COO, NOSH
Timothy Yu, Cofounder, Snapask

Venue: 21st floor, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside


Opening Cocktail Reception

The Forbes Under 30 Summit Asia welcomes all attendees to jump in and break the ice over cocktails and canapés at one of Hong Kong’s iconic locations.

Venue: 21st floor, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside


End of Cocktail Reception


Pub Crawl @ Lan Kwai Fong

Make your way across Victoria Harbour as we’ll be hitting up some cool bars in Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong’s famous nightlife district.




Discovery Area & Networking Buffet Lunch

Recover from the night before with a networking lunch as you inspect the most exciting inventions and products that landed their creators a spot on our 30 Under 30 Asia list. The products — including smart locks, 3D printing machine, sunglasses and beverages – will be on display in the Discovery Area.

Carl Pei, Cofounder & Head of Global, One Plus, China
Kenny Wang, COO, igloohome, Singapore
Percy Lau, Founder, Percy Lau Studio, Hong Kong
Navin Jain & Kaushik Mudda, Cofounders, Ethereal Machines, India
Morshed Abdulla Al, Cartoonist, Morshed Mishu's illustration, Bangladesh
Florence van Dyke, CEO, Chia Sisters, New Zealand
Kim Young-Jin, Cofounder, TESOLLO, South Korea


Participants to be seated


Welcome & Opening Remarks

Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes Media
Daryl Ng, Chairman, Hong Kong Innovation Foundation


Innovating For The Long Haul

PART 1: Building A Billion Dollar Startup

What does it take to reach unicorn status and run a startup globally? With hundreds of millions of dollars in funding each, two all-star FORBES 30 Under 30 alumni discuss their journeys and the challenges that come with rapid scaling.

Ankiti Bose, Cofounder, Zilingo, Singapore
Eric Gnock Fah, Cofounder, Klook Travel, Hong Kong

Moderator: Rana Wehbe, Senior Editor – Special Projects, Forbes Asia


PART 2: Keynote Interview: One-on-one with Tony Fernandes, CEO, AirAsia Group, Malaysia

Interviewer: Wayne Arnold, Executive Editor, Forbes Asia


PART 3: Women On the Rise – The Next Wave

Sarah Chen, Cofounder, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, Malaysia


PART 4: Blockchain Unchained

Blockchain has been the talk of town in recent years, but how is the distributed digital ledger system being utilized in the real world? Meet some of the 30 Under 30 Asia listees who are building applications and innovating in the blockchain technology space.

Jake Goh, Founder, RateX, Singapore
Patrick Dai, Cofounder, Qtum Foundation, China
Jason Lee, Vice President, NEM.io Foundation, Australia

Moderator: Pamela Ambler, Senior Reporter, Forbes Asia


PART 5: The Hackers' Hustle

Saket Modi, Ethical Hacker, Cofounder & CEO, Lucideus, India


PART 6: One-on-one with Carl Pei, Cofounder & Head of Global, OnePlus

With their handsets consistently topping the Android smartphone ranking charts, the team behind OnePlus must be doing something right. We sit down for a chat with cofounder and 30 Under 30 list alumnus Carl Pei to talk about the ups and downs in his journey to the top – and find out what’s next for the young ambitious company.

Interviewer: Rana Wehbe, Senior Editor – Special Projects, Forbes Asia


PART 7: A Look Into The Future

Next-generation technologies will change the world as we know it – and sooner than we think. We chat with a trio of entrepreneurs who have already started working on ideas and solutions that will take us to the next level.  

Akshay Singhal, Cofounder, Log 9 Materials Scientific, India
Mohammad Danesh, Cofounder, Transcelestial Technologies, Singapore
Natalie Nguyen, Cofounder, Hyper Anna, Australia

Moderator: Wayne Arnold, Executive Editor, Forbes Asia


PART 7 (cont’d): A Look Into The Future

How will robots impact our daily life? There’s no better way to find out than meeting and interacting with one. Prepare to be amazed as the world’s most advanced social robot, Furhat, takes the stage!

Samer Al Moubayed, CEO, Furhat Robotics, Sweden

Moderator: Pamela Ambler, Senior Reporter, Forbes Asia


PART 8: Startups With A Mission

High tech can change lives, but so can dedicated purpose-driven entrepreneurs. Meet two 30 Under 30 list honorees who are making a difference by providing realistic and easy solutions to overlooked everyday problems.

Hanaa Lakhani, Cofounder, Roshni Rides, Pakistan
Manuri Gunawardena, Founder, HealthMatch, Australia

Moderator: Grace Chung, Associate Editor, Forbes Asia


Driving Sustainability

PART 1: The Last Straw

Eva Mackinley, Founder, The Last Straw, Australia


PART 2: Sustainability As A Business Opportunity

Can a business be sustainable and profitable at the same time? Judging by our panelists, the answer is a resounding yes. Find out how these entrepreneurs are tapping new opportunities by being considerate to the planet – and how investors are taking note.

Tarun Jami, Cofounder, GreenJams Infrastructures, India
Katy Zhao, Vice President, International Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley, United States
Orchlon Enkhtsetseg, CEO, Clean Energy Asia, Mongolia

Moderator: Rana Wehbe, Senior Editor – Special Projects, Forbes Asia


Solving Today’s and Tomorrow’s Social Problems

PART 1: The Human Cost Of Technology: My Fight For Justice

Noelle Martin, Law Reform Campaigner, Australia


PART 2: Creating A Long-Term Social Impact

Passion might have been fueled our panelists’ decision to start a social enterprise, but it’s dedication and patience that kept it going and achieved success. Hear how their long-term vision was crucial to finding lasting solutions to pressing problems.

Michelle Sun, Founder, First Code Academy, Hong Kong
Deane De Menezes, Founder, Red is the new Green, India
Sabrina Bensawan, Cofounder, Saab Shares, Indonesia

Moderator: Grace Chung, Associate Editor, Forbes Asia


PART 3: Solving A Forgotten Problem

Richard Yim, Founder, Demine Robotics, Cambodia


Closing remarks followed by Group Photo


Food & Music Festival

Culinary experience and performances by rising stars from Asia

Food & Drinks:
Anahita Dhondy, Chef-Partner, SodaBottleOpenerWala, India
Vinesh Johny, Cofounder & Executive Pastry Chef, The Lavonne Academy, India
Victoria Chow, Founder, The Woods, Hong Kong

Music & Entertainment:
Neel Madhav
, Magician, India
Heartgrey x James Morley, Artistes, Hong Kong
Ah Moon Marip, Singer, Myanmar


After Party

Venue: Mudita

24-30 Ice House St, Central, Hong Kong


This year, and in collaboration with Hong Kong Tourism Board, we’re pleased to offer attendees the chance to participate in satellite activities and join selected optional sightseeing tours to make the most of their stay in Hong Kong. 

'Under 30' Ferry Pitch (Limited Capacity)

Time: 11:00-12:30
Meetup Location: Central Ferry Pier no. 9 

Sponsored by Hong Kong Tourism Board, Forbes will host a startup pitching session onboard one of Hong Kong’s most iconic ferries – Aqua Luna – as it cruises the city’s famed Victoria Harbour. This one-and-a-half-hour journey will see three entrepreneurs pitch their startups to a panel of esteemed VCs whose insights will undoubtfully be valuable.
Tag along for an opportunity to listen, learn and enjoy the sights all at once.

Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour (Limited Capacity)

Time: 9:15 / 9:35
Duration: 4 hours (approximately)

Follow us on a food trail to explore one of Hong Kong's most fascinating neighborhoods -- Sham Shui Po. This old Kowloon district houses a plethora of foodie hot spots, from sixty-year-old eateries serving Hong Kong's most beloved dishes, to specialty food stores with delicacies that give Cantonese food its subtle yet rich flavors, to a hidden heaven that will light up the eyes of professional and home chefs alike. As you stroll along this area, you also get to experience history, architecture and culture and learn about the changes Sham Shui Po has seen over the last few decades.

Afternoon Lantau & Monastery Tour (Limited Capacity)

Time: 13:50
Duration: 5-6 hours (approximately)

With enchanting beaches and quaint fishing villages crafting its shores, ancient monasteries and temples nestling among its lush mountains, Lantau island is truly a picturesque getaway from the metropolis. Focusing on the key landmarks of Lantau, this is an ideal afternoon escapade from the hustle and bustle of the city. This tour will kick off with a 25-minute Ngong Ping cable car ride to visit one of the largest outdoor bronze Buddha statues at Po Lin Monastery followed by a stroll around Tai O historical fishing village that is still popular for its dried seafood and traditional way of life. Finally return to the city with a ferry ride on your own.

Sino Inno Lab (Limited Capacity)

Time: 11:00
Duration: 1 hour (approximately)

Launched in October 2018, Sino Inno Lab facilitates innovation and technology by providing a sandbox platform for start-ups and technology companies to test out inventions and concepts in a real-life environment. Companies can exchange ideas, co-create cutting-edge solutions and gauge market feedback. It also fosters an innovation corporate culture, building a better community together.


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Grand Ballroom (Lower Lobby
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Pacific Place, 88 Queensway
Hong Kong


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