OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum
September 12-13, 2019
Invited by OECD to lead plenary panels to kick off programming both days, Angie lead engaging and deep dialogue with senior decision-makers from public and private sectors on blockchain and the ecosystem of distributed ledger technologies amongst regulators and policymakers. As the hype around “cryptocurrencies” is starting to fade, this forum was designed to “explore the policy implications of the technology more broadly and consider a holistic response, including an appropriate regulatory environment, at a global level that will facilitate a viable and fit-for purpose innovation and adoption of the technology.”
July 29, 2019
250 decision makers from the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges came together at the old trading floor of the Hong Kong stock exchange to discuss collaboration, industry standards, technology and regulation. Angie moderated a lively exchange discussing the path to legitimacy where a handful of platforms have managed to secure and maintain banking relationships that allow both retail and institutions efficient access to cryptocurrency markets. From her perch as Editor-in-Chief at Forkast.News, Angie helped connect the dots across a still fragmented environment for startups.
Asia Blockchain Summit
July 2-3, 2019
More than 4,000 attendees from around the globe, from policymakers to blockchain founders and everyone in between, gathered at this two-day summit in Taipei to discuss evolving real-world applications of blockchain technology. Angie helped lead opening panel to kick off the summit, along with bringing the power of Forkast.News to the summit as a media partner. Widely-covered was the exchange between BitMEX founder Arthur Hayes and Economist Nouriel Roubini on the merits of the industry, debating on stage dubbed “The Tangle in Taipei.”
Mobile World Congress
June 26-28, 2019
Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest exhibition on the mobile industry. Angie hosted the inaugural Blockchain Summit in the MWC 2019 conference to explore blockchain technology and its use cases in telecommunications and impact on the economy. She also led the 4YFN Fireside Chat on the “Future Tech Trends in China” talk with PwC China’s Financial Services Consulting Leader, James Chang.
Symphony Innovate Asia
June 13, 2019
Symphony Innovate Asia 2019 brought together experts from all industries in the APAC community to discuss the topics of secure collaboration and workflow automation. Angie served as a moderator for the day’s events and also led a discussion panel with SGX’s Head of Technology, Tinku Gupta.
June 10, 2019
Angie moderated the panel discussion “#WhoMadeMyClothes? – How Sustainability is Changing the Face of Fashion,” where industry leaders shared their insights on sustainability, fashion, and diversity. The panel’s guest speakers included Charlotte Jude (VP of Communication, Kering Asia Pacific), Kay Liu (Education Director, Redress), and Sarah Fung (Founder, Hula).
June 1, 2019
The N3Con 2019 gathered journalists and media professionals to talk about the role of media in informing readers of everyday events. Angie participated in the “Launching Your Career” workshop, where she shared her personal advice on how to kickstart a media career in this evolving media environment and what skills are needed to navigate the media landscape.
Forbes Women’s Summit
May 23, 2019
Ho Chi Minh
Forbes Women’s Summit Panel in Ho Chi Minh featured a group of inspiring women discussing the key strategies to success in their respective industries. Angie, along with fellow successful women role models, shared her view on leadership and her insight regarding the fast-growing startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia.
Catalonia Investment Forum Barcelona 2019
May 6, 2019
The Investor’s Forum selects a guest city to showcase their startup ecosystem. For their 2019 edition, Angie represented the city of Hong Kong and spoke on the topic “It Takes a Global Village: How to Raise Your Startup in the International Market.” Her speech highlighted how impactful the startup ecosystem in Asia is becoming, and identified the main differences between the Asian and European startup scenes.
Paris Blockchain Summit Week (PBWS)
April 16-17, 2019
Angie moderated the International Regulatory Cooperation for the Development of Financial Innovation panel at the Paris Blockchain Week Summit with speakers Caroline Malcolm (OECD), Marius Jurgilas (Bank of Lithuania), Michael Gill (CFTC), and Giles Ward (IOSCO). More than 1,700 entrepreneurs, investors, and media from all around the world attended PBWS.
Hong Kong Blockchain Week
March 5-7, 2019
At Hong Kong’s Blockchain Week, Angie kicked off the conference by moderating the lead panel: “Power. Governance. Blockchain” that explored the role of regulators and governments in blockchain. A powerful theme that must be balanced by the view that the rights and interests of the every person must be held with equal weight. Angie provided that editorial balance.
The Women's Foundation:
International Women's Day Gala Luncheon
March 1, 2019
In Hong Kong’s premier International Women’s Day event, with 600 top corporate leaders in Hong Kong support The Women’s Foundation, Angie emceed and helped the team in raising a record-breaking $888,888 for the event. From Fiona Nott, CEO of The Women’s Foundation: “Angie, we were so honoured you could emcee for us today! You are a star! Thanks for everything you do to advance gender equality!”
Asia Pacific Foundation
February 27, 2019
Canada’s largest think tank developing public and private policy and top corporate leadership in Hong Kong came together in an exclusive dinner to discuss technology and venture opportunities. Angie provided remarks and served as emcee to stoke the dinner discussion with notable key speakers that included the Head of ASTRI, Global Managing Partner Emeritus of McKinsey, and Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics.
The University of Chicago Booth:
Economic Outlook Forum
January 29, 2019
Angie skillfully handles some of the top economic minds and academics in the world and moderates “Trade Wars, Economic Uncertainty, and US/China Relations: What’s Next?” More than 200 attendees gathered for the exclusive event to learn about Asia’s place in the global economy.
Binance Blockchain Week
January 21-22, 2019
Binance, one of the world’s leading crypto-exchanges in the world, and lead by CZ (Changpeng Zhao) whom Forbes placed third on their list of “The Richest People in Cryptocurrency” kicked off their inaugural Binance blockchain week summit in Singapore. Angie served as emcee, moderator, and on-stage interviewer for the conference that attracted 2000 of the top minds and leaders in blockchain and cryptocurrency in the world.
December 21, 2018
AMTD’s annual Global Advisory Committee (GAC) event helps Hong Kong’s biggest corporate insurance brokerage and investment management firm guide strategic thinking for the next year. Angie served as both emcee and moderator for a number of panels throughout the day — helping contribute to the thought leadership at AMTD to guide in the coming year. Guests included Xiaomi, Tencent, Alipay, HK government, InvestHK, PwC, E&Y, Citibank and many others.
Senior Leadership Conference
December 5, 2018
Angie moderated the keynote panel at AIA’s Senior Leadership Conference: “AIA100 – Powering Our Next Century.” Angie helped a group of senior executives explore how AIA can meet the very different and ever-changing needs of millions of people it serves in the Asia-Pacific.
Hong Kong FinTech Week
October 30 to November 2, 2018
Angie hosted Hong Kong’s FinTech week as its lead emcee, setting the tone and providing editorial guidance. The event attracted more than 8,000 senior executives, investors, regulators, and academics helping to drive a technological revolution in finance across Asia and globally.
TED Salon & Marriott International:
“Women in Innovation”
September 6, 2018
Angie led the TED Salon & Marriott International “Women in Innovation, Leadership Luncheon” — bringing together nine top Asian women entrepreneurs for a thought-provoking conversation.
Attended by 200 key thought leaders from across Asia, it’s part of Marriott’s ongoing commitment to spark creative ideas and meaningful conversations worldwide.
September 4, 2018
At the 2018 All-Partners Summit for PwC Australia’s top executives, Angie served as moderator for an executive panel discussing themes of technology, leadership, and innovation. The panelists featured Sir John Sawers (Former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6), Maggie Zhou (Managing Director, Alibaba Group Australia and New Zealand), and Marjorie Yang (Chairman, Esquel Group).
Mobile World Congress:
Women 4 Tech
June 26, 2018
Angie was Women4Tech’s closing speaker at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. Her speech encouraged audience members to understand how to transform their businesses by empowering and supporting everyone — regardless of gender. She encouraged CEOs and founders to be vulnerable in order to be better leaders.
Women in Leadership Conference
June 15, 2018
As a keynote speaker for Marriott’s “Women in Leadership” conference, Angie shared her personal journey to inspire the group of 200 leaders. The “Women in Leadership” conference was initiated by Marriott International to empower female staff throughout their organization.
Asian Development Bank:
Greater Mekong Summit
March 29, 2018
Angie moderated a discussion with heads of state from Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos, as well as China’s Foreign Minister on regional growth, innovation and connectivity. Angie handled political sensitivities, while still asking important questions.
Panelists included Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Viet Nam Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the People’s Republic of China’s State Councilor Wang Yi, Vice President of Myanmar U Henry Van Thio, and ADB President Takehiko Nakao.