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Theme: Ideas Empowered

Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong
July 14th, 2013

About this event

About TEDxWanChai
In an ever increasingly complex world, the challenges facing civil society, the private sector and government have become ever more interconnected and necessitate the integrated efforts and engagement across all sectors in order to build viable solutions for the future. Now in its 3rd year, TEDxWanChai is an independent & locally organized event that inspires people to change their lives, their futures and ultimately their world. The event will feature an exceptional line-up of speakers who are focused on ambitious initiatives to engage a wide range of stakeholders around a critical agenda for change. This year’s event links these stories together around the theme of “Ideas Empowered”

Confirmed Speakers

  • Martin Tangney
    Recognized iChemE international award recipient for "Innovator of the Year" Professor Martin Tangney shares his process of developing biofuel from the by-products of one of Scotland's largest industries, the Malt Whisky industry.
  • Fermi Wong
    A sometimes amusing and illustrative account of the founder of Hong Kong Unison and her campaigning for racial equality and harmony in Hong Kong. Fermi now focuses her efforts on education, both a human right in itself and an indispensable means of realizing other rights, through advocating for structural improvements in education policies.
  • Lisa Christensen
    Canadian born environmentalist and social entrepreneur, Lisa shares that along her passion driven journey to Save Our Seas, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. And while the oceans are our life support system, and we depend on them to survive, she challenges that we must first Save Our Selves.
  • Sean Lee-Davies
    A sometimes comical and challenging road trip by this young adventurous photo-journalist that set out to deliver a biofuel converter unit to a charity supporting street children. This required him driving from Singapore to Thailand on biodiesel and reporting on the biofuel projects along the way.
  • Doris Leung
    A moving and heartfelt journey of this woman’s quest to build a private enterprise offering point-to-point transportation services for wheelchair users.
  • Xian-Yi Wu
    This proactive and remarkable story of an award winning for-profit product company that serves customers without access to reliable electricity by designing and distributing solar light and power products throughout the developing world.
  • Jonn Lu
    A dynamic and whirlwind journey of a passionate shark conservationist and the founder of the Project X Team, the largest and most active not-for-profit extreme sports group in HK.
  • Rachel Chan
    This quirky and positive business woman always finds herself uncomfortable with the status quo. She has a diverse range of experiences - a policy maker in the HKSAR government, a diplomat in Brussels and London, a marketer in the HK Trade Development Council, and a consultant to the Hong Kong Design Centre.
  • Michelle Kim
    This poignant and transformational story about a piano prodigy that learns of emptiness amongst fame, which drives her to use her gift in music to empower street kids in Hong Kong.

Venue and Details

Shouson Theatre
2 Harbour Road,
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, 00000
Hong Kong
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Paul Angwin
Hong Kong Sar, Hong Kong

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Vincent Ng
Sponsor Director
Devi Novianti
Program Director
Andy Ann
Marketing Director