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December 17, 2021
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted how we live, learn, work, travel — profoundly impacting our mental and physical health, social lives and economies.

With disruptions come opportunities. Uncertain times call for new perspectives. As we venture into the new normal, do we want to settle with returning to the status quo? Or are we at a pivotal point where we should rethink our way forward?

Following our sold-out 2019 inaugural event HACKING THE FUTURE, and our first virtual event COUNTDOWN 2020, TEDxTongChongSt returns this year bringing you DECODING DISRUPTION 2021.

Join us as we bring you on a virtual adventure with changemakers and disruptors who will share bold ideas, tough truths, innovative solutions and smart moves to help you navigate the uncertainties in an ever-evolving world.

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Tong Chong St
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 00852
Hong Kong
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Andrew Wong

Andrew Wong is a digital sales & marketing veteran with over 20 years of Marketing, Advertising, Media & Sales experience spanning from advertising agency, online media, digital technologies, to Internet start-up. Andrew currently oversees the channel and partner business for Meta in Greater China, which is critical for driving business growth for the company. Prior to Meta, previously known as Facebook, Andrew was the General Manager of Starcom MediaVest Group Hong Kong, an award-winning agency under Publicis Groupe, where he nurtured relationships with some of the Fortune 500 companies and most iconic marketers. Andrew was with Google/DoubleClick prior to joining SMG HK, where he was responsible for introducing some of the innovative media technologies and solutions in APAC market. Andrew is a strong advocate in work/life performance being the APAC Ambassador for fUel at Meta APAC; and in diversity, equity and inclusion being the co-chair of DEI Council at Meta Greater China. He is also passionate in digital innovations and media technologies, and committed in growing the media industry. Outside of his professional life, Andrew is a certified running coach and founder of WAZUP RUNNING club based in Hong Kong. He wants to build a community of runners that is inclusive and supportive. As a passionate runner himself, Andrew had completed twelve marathons and three ultra-marathons, while in pursuit to become a six star finisher.

Emily Chu

Best known for chronicling her adventures on her Facebook page Emily Post, Emily Chu is a celebrated social media influencer, podcaster, and an author of two books. Her love for travel and languages has become an intrinsic part of her life from a young age, which would propel her to a career in the airline industry – first as a Dubai-based flight attendant with Emirates before relocating to Hong Kong to join Cathay Pacific. Having spent a decade jet-setting in more than 100 cities around the world, Emily is widely regarded as the go-to source on travel and lifestyle advice. She is frequently featured as an airline industry expert by media outlets, such as TVBS and Era News. She has appeared on Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Business Weekly, Manager Today, among others. Now based in Taiwan, Emily is a corporate trainer specializing in branding, social media marketing and communications. Her clients include Fubon Financial, Samsung, Dyson, Nespresso, L’Oréal, and Shiseido.

Jeffrey Andrews

An Indian by descent, Hong Kong-born and raised and one of the first ethnic minority registered social workers in Hong Kong. Committed to helping refugees and minority rights, in 2014 he travelled to the United Nations in Geneva to speak about the issues of segregated schools. He has received The Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation awarded in recognition of his dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the enhancement of racial harmony and integration to Hong Kong. Recently he has been selected as 2019 JCI Top Outstanding young persons and also 2019 Cathay Pacific’s Change Makers award and in 2020, his beloved football team Manchester United recognized him as one of 7 Global heroes. He has been with Christian Action’s Centre for refugees in Chungking mansions for 12 years.

Vriko Kwok

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Vriko is a serial entrepreneur and one of the city’s youngest TEDx speakers. She studied at Hong Kong Baptist University & Bergen University in Norway before starting her first business in Paris at the age of 21. In 2016, she cofounded the Hawaiian skincare company with business partner Tata Miyamoto. Since then, the company has grown internationally and become a regional e-Commerce success. Vriko is a huge advocate for community and female leadership, and often gives back through her entrepreneurial empowerment work. She is the mentor for Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness Fellowship Program, which focuses on enhancing the digital agility of female-led small businesses in Hong Kong. She has been competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu since 2019, and this led her to become lululemon’s first full-figured ambassador in Asia. Vriko now serves on the Global Ambassador Board for IDEA(Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Action) for lululemon.

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