[SINGCHAM/ENDOWUS] Singaporean Pioneers: Scaling in Hong Kong Through Innovation

The Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong) and Endowus are co-organising a luncheon talk on "Singaporean Pioneers: Scaling in Hong Kong Through Innovation" on 11 October 2023 (Wednesday) from 12 noon to 2 pm at Conrad Hotel Admiralty. The guest speakers are Mr Gregory Van, CEO of Endowus, Ms Lareina Wang, Head of Digital and Innovation, Institutional Banking Group of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and Ms Karen Lin, Head of Hong Kong Goods Business of Carousell. Mr Kevin Huang, COO of South China Morning Post will be the moderator for the talk.

Details of the event are as follows -

All about growth and innovation

Join us for an insightful lunch to learn first-hand from some of the most active Singaporean brands on their successful scaling journey in Hong Kong and how technology and innovation are fuelling their remarkable expansion and presence in the city.

Our panel of visionary leaders from a diverse background will delve into the pivotal drivers and key strategies for growth from the perspective of digital transformation and innovative business models as they share their experiences and challenges in navigating the dynamic Hong Kong market.

Gain valuable insights into how they harnessed the power of innovation to create value and empower the wider community while preparing for future trends and opportunities.

Date: 11 October 2023, Wednesday

Time: 12:00 noon -2:00 pm

Venue: Conrad Hotel, Level 7, Bowen Room, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Luncheon Talk Fees:

  1. Member Ticket : HKD 550 nett per head
  2. Non-member Ticket : HKD 650 nett per head
  3. Table Ticket : HKD 8,000 nett per table for 12 pax

Seats are limited and registration is required.

Closing date : 9 October 2023, Monday

Should you have dietary preferences, please specify on the registration form.


  • Gregory Van (CEO of Endowus)

    Gregory Van

    CEO of Endowus

    Greg is passionate about making investing accessible and at the lowest achievable cost for all investors. As CEO, he is responsible for driving the company’s growth and strategic execution. He started his career in investment banking at UBS, advising and fundraising for private equity and venture capital firms in the Asia Pacific region. Greg then joined Grab in its early days and was part of the pioneer team that launched the firm’s digital payments services across Southeast Asia.

    Greg was recently awarded the CEO of the Year for the Singapore market at Asia Asset Management’s Best of the Best Awards 2022. He holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Lareina Wang (Head of Digital and Innovation, Institutional Banking Group at DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited)

    Lareina Wang

    Head of Digital and Innovation, Institutional Banking Group at DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

    Lareina Wang is responsible for managing the wholesale digital business of Institutional Banking Group, including P&L management, digital product and platform development as well as delivering best-in-class digital customer journeys across Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. Lareina is an active FinTech practitioner. She currently serves as Board Member of FinTech Association of Hong Kong and is also a member of the Banking and Finance Training Board for the Vocational Training Council.

    Prior to DBS Hong Kong, Lareina also held senior digital and strategy roles for HSBC UK and HSBC Hong Kong, as well as Barclays Bank and Ogilvy London. Lareina holds a Master of Science degree in International Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature.

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  • Karen Lin (Head of Hong Kong Goods Business at Carousell)

    Karen Lin

    Head of Hong Kong Goods Business at Carousell

    As Carousell Hong Kong representative and Senior Business Manager, Karen oversees overall business operations for general goods categories in Carousell Hong Kong, including driving positive marketplace experience and supporting local merchants and SMEs building up their online presence. Additionally, Karen also plays a key role in building relationships with governmental and enterprise partners to increase user safety and promote the circular

    Karen brings with her extensive experience in sales operation, sales strategy, corporate strategy and digital marketing in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. Her career is marked by a combination of her leadership, analytical and negotiation skills, shaped by her diverse experiences and passion to solve user problems.

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  • Kevin Huang (Moderator) (COO at South China Morning Post)

    Kevin Huang (Moderator)

    COO at South China Morning Post

    Kevin Huang is the COO of South China Morning Post, where he oversees the Advertising & Marketing Solutions business. A founding member and current Chairman of IAB Hong Kong, he has formerly held positions as HK MD at Carousell, CEO of Birdie Mobile and Co-Founder/CEO of Pixels.

    Born in Malaysia, Kevin graduated from Pace University in Computer Information Systems and has been based in Hong Kong for over two decades.

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Luncheon Talk on 11 October 2023


Member Price HKD 550
Luncheon Talk on 11 October 2023


Standard Price HKD 650
Table of 12 Pax - Luncheon Talk on 11 October 2023

For table booking, please provide the guests' names and dietary preferences. Please submit them via email to SingCham

Standard Price HKD 8,000


Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place

Bowen Room, Level 7, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway
Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)

If you have any questions please contact SingCham HK

Contact Organizer

+852 28383733

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