Company News - 22 February 2018

Spring Festival Special | Young Global Leaders in Davos

Known as the “United Nations of Economy” and “Wind Vane of World Economy”, the World Economic Forum is held at Davos, Switzerland every winter. Elites and leaders in fields of politics, economics, business, and academics from across the world gathered in Davos to debate and discuss how to better move forward the world development and progression of human. One of the indispensable theme of the forum is “Young Global Leaders” from different industry, getting together to discuss the future innovation and revolution.

World Economic Forum “Young Global Leaders” award was initiated by Professor Schwab, the Founder and Executive Chairman of the forum in 2004. A committee headed by Rania Al-Abdullah, queen consort of Jordan will screen in thousands of candidates from all over the world to select and award the most outstanding representatives in different regions, including policy decision-maker, business leader, and Nobel Prize winner, artist, charity ambassador, social entrepreneur, etc. They uphold the spirit of innovation in each of their field and make contribution to the inclusive and sustainable development of society. The past award winner include Founder and Chairman of the Board of Alibaba, Jack Ma; Oscar award winner, Leonardo DiCaprio; Joint Founder of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin; Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg; Formula One racing driver Michael Schumacher, and so on.

At this year’s World Economic Forum Davos Annual Meeting, AMTD Group, the only financial institutional global strategic partner of World Economic Forum from Hong Kong, established the AMTD Corporate Centre and attracted the attention and support from “Young Global Leaders”. This is the first time in history that a Hong Kong company, and as one of the few Chinese enterprises to set a corporate centre in Davos annual meeting, demonstrating to the world the charisma of the Pearl of the Orient. The host of AMTD Corporate Centre, Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group, was also named as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in March 2017. He is the first Hong Kong financial institution representative to obtain the honour.

Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group (left) and Mrs Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR

From left to right, Chief Strategy Officer of AMTD Group, Ros Lam; Vice Chairman of AMTD Group, Marcellus Wong; Vice Chairman of Global Advisory Committee of AMTD Group, Raymond Yung; Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of HKSAR, Edward Yau; World Economic Forum “Young Global Leader” and Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Calvin Choi; CEO of Capital Markets & Advisory of AMTD Group, Frederic Lau; Head of Insurance Brokerage and Risk Solutions of AMTD Group, Sidney Ku; and Chief of Staff of AMTD Group, Y.K. Sin

From left to right, Vice Chairman of Global Advisory Committee of AMTD Group, Raymond Yung; CEO China of HSBC, Helen Wong; Vice Chairman of AMTD Group, Marcellus Wong; Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of HKSAR, James Lau, JP; World Economic Forum “Young Global Leader” and Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Calvin Choi; Chief of Staff of AMTD Group, Y.K. Sin; and CEO of Capital Markets & Advisory of AMTD Group, Frederic Lau

The “Young Global Leaders” who visited AMTD Corporate Centre included:

● 2009 “Young Global Leader”, Founder and CEO of Emotiv, Tan Le

● 2012 “Young Global Leader”, Anchor for China Global Television Network, Tian Wei

● 2013 “Young Global Leader”, Founder and CEO of iamtheCODE, Marieme Jamme

● 2014 “Young Global Leader”, Chairperson of International China Ageing Industry Association, Yvonne Li

● 2015 “Young Global Leader”, two-time Grammy Award winner and world renowned musician, Dana Leong

● 2016 “Young Global Leader”, Managing Director of Celadon Partners, and former CEO of D.E.Shaw Fund Greater China, Donald Tang

● 2016 “Young Global Leader”, Managing Director of Yale University Beijing Center, Carol Li Rafferty

● 2016 “Young Global Leader”, Founder and CEO of Health Access Corps, Christopher Ategeka

● 2017 “Young Global Leader”, Founder and CEO of Tezign, Ling Fan

From left to right, 2017 “Young Global Leader” and Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Calvin Choi; 2016 “Young Global Leader”, Founder and CEO of Health Access Corps, Christopher Ategeka; 2015 “Young Global Leader” and two-time Grammy Award winner and world renowned musician, Dana Leong; and 2009 “Young Global Leader”, Founder and CEO of Emotiv, Tan Le

2017 “Young Global Leader” and Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Calvin Choi and Managing Director of Celadon Partners, and former CEO of D.E. Shaw Fund Greater China, Donald Tang

From left to right, Vice President of Vermeer Corporation Asia Pacific and Chairman of Vermeer China Limited, Colm Rafferty; 2016 “Young Global Leader”, Managing Director of Yale University Beijing Center, Carol Li Rafferty; Co-Chairman Global Advisory Committee of AMTD Group, Chairman of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, and “Father of Red Chips”, Francis Leung; 2017 “Young Global Leader” and Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Calvin Choi; Chairman of KPMG in the Asia Pacific and China, Honson To; and 2014 “Young Global Leader”, Chairperson of International China Ageing Industry Association, Yvonne Li

2016 “Young Global Leader”, Managing Director of Yale University Beijing Center, Carol Li Rafferty (first from the left); former Chairman of China Banking Regulatory Commission, Mingkang Liu (second from the left); 2017 “Young Global Leader” and Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Calvin Choi (third from the left)

2012 “Young Global Leader”, Anchor for China Global Television Network, Tian Wei was invited to host “AMTD Hong Kong Night”

2017 “Young Global Leader”, Founder and CEO of Tezign, Ling Fan attended “AMTD Hong Kong Night”

2013 “Young Global Leader”, Founder and CEO of iamtheCODE, Marieme Jamme visited AMTD Corporate Centre

In addition, “AMTD Corporate Centre” cooperated with World Economic Forum 2017 “Young Global Leader”, renowned photographer and visual artist, Chen Man, to exhibit the featured collections from her studio.

The exhibition area of “AMTD Corporate Centre” showed the photographs of 2017 “Young Global Leader”, renowned photographer and visual artist, Chen Man

Davos AMTD Corporate Centre also cooperated with Royole Corporation, China’s technology unicorn company founded by 2017 “Young Global Leader”, Zihong Liu to demonstrate RoWrite smart writing pad. Royole Corporation is a leading company in the industries of flexible displays, flexible sensors, and smart devices, focusing on the research, development, production, and sales of the next generation of products for human-computer interaction and Internet of things.

AMTD cooperated with Royole Corporation, China’s technology unicorn company founded by 2017 “Young Global Leader”, Zihong Liu to demonstrate RoWrite smart writing pad

Moreover, the “AMTD Hong Kong Night” event was officiated by Mrs Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR. Over 300 leaders and elites in the fields of politics, business, academics, and media across the globe were invited. This is the first time in nearly 50 years of Davos’ history, that a grand “Hong Kong Night” event is hosted by a Hong Kong enterprise. And it is the first time that Hong Kong, as the Asian financial centre, demonstrated to the world its incredible achievements in 20 years after the handover. “AMTD Hong Kong Night” event also received great support from the “Young Global Leaders”.

“AMTD Hong Kong Night” was hosted by 2012 “Young Global Leader”, Anchor for China Global Television Network, Tian Wei. And 2015 “Young Global Leader”, two-time Grammy Award winner and world renowned musician, Dana Leong joined by former senior executive of HKMA, CEO of Capital Markets & Advisory of AMTD Group, conductor of Kwok Sing Orchestra, Frederic Lau performed songs “Pearl of the Orient”, “Below the Lion Rock” and “Heirs of the Dragon”, as well as the song “Hong Kong Heart” composed by Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group, 2017 “Young Global Leader”.

2012 “Young Global Leader”, Anchor for China Global Television Network, Tian Wei hosted “AMTD Hong Kong Night”

2015 “Young Global Leader”, two-time Grammy Award winner and world renowned musician, Dana Leong joined by former senior executive of HKMA, CEO of Capital Markets & Advisory of AMTD Group, conductor of Kwok Sing Chinese Orchestra, Frederic Lau performed songs with Hong Kong characteristics

“AMTD Hong Kong Night” also invited 2014 “Young Global Leader”, Chairperson of International China Ageing Industry Association, Yvonne Li and other panelists to have a roundtable discussion on the development and opportunities of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area.

“AMTD Hong Kong Night” also invited 2014 “Young Global Leader”, Chairperson of International China Ageing Industry Association, Yvonne Li (first from the left); CEO of L.R. Capital, Member of the Board of Citibank Hong Kong, Independent Director of Guangzhou Rural Commercial Bank, and Vice Chairman of Global Advisory Committee of AMTD Group, Raymond Yung (second from the left); as well as co-founder of Coherent Group, Fred Ngan (first from the right) to discuss the opportunities of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area. Deputy Managing Editor of Caixin Media, Shan Huang moderated the roundtable

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