*Subject to Change

Registration Opens / Networking Breakfast

-Feel free to visit sponsors' booths

Opening Remarks
Tara Joseph
  • Tara Joseph (President at The American Chamber of Commerce in HK)

    Tara Joseph

    President at The American Chamber of Commerce in HK

    (Moderator)

    Tara Joseph is the President of AmCham Hong Kong. In her 22 years as journalist, she has reported on hundreds of the world’s most important and high profile news stories including Russia’s financial crisis, Myanmar’s emergence from virtual isolation, China's rise on the world stage and the Beijing Olympics to name a few. Earlier in her career, Tara was the editor and main presenter of Reuters Financial Television based in London, and covered emerging markets and G7 economic issues. She has twice served as President of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest press clubs.

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Morning Keynote
Emilie Bydwell
  • Emilie Bydwell (High Performance Director - Women of USA Rugby)

    Emilie Bydwell

    High Performance Director - Women of USA Rugby

    Originally a Canadian, Bydwell began playing rugby in high school in Quebec. Moving to the United States to pursue her degree and ice hockey career at Brown University, Bydwell also played rugby there earning three-time Women’s Collegiate All-American honors and was selected as the 2007 Collegiate Player of the Year. She made her Eagles debut against England in August 2008 and went on to compete in three Rugby World Cups (two 15s and one 7s) retiring in late 2015 after a career ending injury. Just before the end of her career, Emilie spent a season abroad playing for the London Saracens, helping them win the Premiership Title that year.

    Bydwell has coached across all levels of rugby in the United States including high school, collegiate and senior, leading teams to multiple national titles. Bydwell served as the Director of Rugby at Seattle- based Atavus, where she worked to develop player pathway systems across the United States. She has coached across all the age grade USA Representative sides including the High School All Americans, U20s, Collegiate All Americans, Falcons and just took the USA Women's 7s team to the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru. Emilie served as the Team Leader for the Women's 7s team at the Rio Olympic Games

    Bydwell currently serves as the USA Rugby Director of Women’s High Performance living in Chula Vista. She is committed to building environments that support people and teams to maximize their potential.

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Introduction to Breakout Sessions

Proceed to breakout rooms

Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Catherine KwanValerie StaitMary McHaleTatman SavioTania SibreePatricia SlawinskaTricia YapMehrnoush SalehpourJen Flowers

Panel 1: Panel Discussion: Risk taking and Perseverance: Lessons in Leadership
Panel 2: Ignite Talks: Did you Know
Panel 3: Workshop

Each session is run twice at 9:45am-10:35am & 11am-11:50am

  • Catherine Kwan (Assistant Commissioner of Police at Hong Kong Police Force)

    Catherine Kwan

    Assistant Commissioner of Police at Hong Kong Police Force
  • Valerie Stait (Airline Pilot)

    Valerie Stait

    Airline Pilot
  • Mary McHale (Business Development Director (Financial Services), Asia Pacific of Equinix)

    Mary McHale

    Business Development Director (Financial Services), Asia Pacific of Equinix
  • Tatman Savio (Registered Foreign Lawyer (District of Columbia) at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld)

    Tatman Savio

    Registered Foreign Lawyer (District of Columbia) at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • Tania Sibree (CEO/Founder of BakBamboo)

    Tania Sibree

    CEO/Founder of BakBamboo
  • PS

    Patricia Slawinska

    CEO of Confidential – Crisis Management
  • Tricia Yap (Founder of BikiniFit, Professional MMA Fighter)

    Tricia Yap

    Founder of BikiniFit, Professional MMA Fighter
  • Mehrnoush Salehpour (Service Designer, Gender Equality and Diversity Advocate at HSBC)

    Mehrnoush Salehpour

    Service Designer, Gender Equality and Diversity Advocate at HSBC
  • Jen Flowers (Asia Pacific Head of Partnership Development & Innovation, Retail Banking Wealth Management at HSBC)

    Jen Flowers

    Asia Pacific Head of Partnership Development & Innovation, Retail Banking Wealth Management at HSBC
Coffee Break

-Feel free to mingle and visit sponsors' booths
-10:55am-11am Proceed to breakout rooms

Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions (REPEAT)

Panel 1: Panel Discussion: Risk taking and Perseverance: Lessons in Leadership
Panel 2: Ignite Talks: Did you Know
Panel 3: Workshop

Networking Break

-Feel free to mingle and visit sponsors' booths
-Proceed to lunch room

Lunchtime Performance by Viva! Pipers
Viva! Pipers (woodwind quintet)

Musicians: Venus Chu (Flute), Rachel Wong (Oboe), Edith Tam (French Horn), Rita Au (Clarinet) & Leung Tak-Wing (Bassoon)

  • Viva! Pipers (woodwind quintet)

    Viva! Pipers (woodwind quintet)

Luncheon and Keynote
Nicole Tung

Lunch Keynote at 1pm-1:30pm

  • Nicole Tung (Photojournalist)

    Nicole Tung

    Photojournalist
2019 Women of Influence Awards Opening Remarks
Women of Influence Awards Presentation Ceremony
Closing Remarks