The inaugural Tatler Gen.T Summit in Hong Kong catalyzed MICE tourism, blending corporate, cultural, and entrepreneurial dynamism to foster growth and innovation in the region.
Converging an atypical mix of corporate leaders, tech venture founders, style icons and cultural trendsetters, the Tatler Gen.T Summit was staged in Hong Kong for the first time. The summit facilitated rich conversations and brought together Asia’s most influential young leaders from the fields of Web3 and AI, technology, arts & culture and sports, human sciences, F&B and more to ignite new possibilities. The success of the debut event marked the upbeat beginning of the event’s planned three-year run in Hong Kong.
Kenneth Wong, General Manager, MICE & Cruise of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), remarked, “Hong Kong proves to be absolutely the best-fit destination to debut an event like this that sets out to ignite new ideas, as the city is full of excitement and energy. Similar to what the event hopes to pursue – new possibilities for growth, the city is ever-progressing with new developments. Together with Brand Hong Kong, the HKTB is delighted to bring in this innovation festival to add momentum to the city’s MICE tourism recovery and nurture youth development, which is in line with the HKSAR Government’s endeavours.”
Innovative event format inspiring fresh perspectives
The Tatler Gen.T Summit was hosted at M+, one of the world’s largest museums of contemporary arts, which befits the event’s ideal of inspiring new ways of thinking, doing, leading and living. More than 300 of Asia’s most promising young leaders rubbed shoulders with some of Asia’s most influential entrepreneurs, investors and institution leaders, such as Steve Chen, Co-founder of YouTube, Binod Chaudhary, Chairman of CG Global Corp and Datuk Nicol Ann David, record-breaking squash champion, to gain a renewed sense of purpose, a stronger network and thought-provoking ideas. Featured topics on entrepreneurship, culture and F&B were designed to help young aspirational leaders launch, grow and accelerate business in Hong Kong and Greater China.
Tamara Lamunière, Founder of Tatler Gen.T said, “Hong Kong is full of energy with a growth mantra, while having a solid business and investment environment. It perfectly fits the values that of Tatler Gen.T was built on—to inspire, boost and connect leaders across Asia. We look forward to growing together with Tatler’s community of influential entrepreneurs and helping to support Hong Kong’s stature as the World’s Meeting Place, as well as a premier destination for talents acquisition, professional exchange and business growth.”
Hong Kong’s appeal is accentuated by diversified local experiences
Other than a highly curated speaker programme encouraging scintillating discussions and sharing, the Tatler Gen.T Summit also presented an equally well-designed leisure programme for delegates to witness business success infused with Hong Kong’s cultural essence.
Steve Chen, a speaker of the Tatler Gen.T Summit, said, “I’m very pleased to participate in this premier event in Hong Kong, a global business hub with a dynamic startup ecosystem, and get a deeper look into this vibrant city. On top of the city’s eccentric nightlife, the eco diversity and revitalisation tours gave everyone an insider experience of making a business out of Hong Kong’s unique heritage, nature and culture.”
The only billionaire in Nepal, Binod Chaudhary, said, “It was exciting to meet some of Asia’s most influential young leaders in Hong Kong. This growing city not only is perfect for developing business but also energetic with endless possibilities. With its vibrant mix of ideas, cultures and languages, I can see why Hong Kong’s diverse talent pool is expanding.”