Retail Pop-up Power: Covid Comeback SeriesJune 18, 2021, 12:00-14:00Light Refreshments Included
Centricity, 2/F Chater House, Chater Road, Central
Member Price: HKD 200Non-Member Price: HKD 300
Centricity, 2/F Chater House, Chater Road, Central
ABOUT THE EVENT
Innovative real estate landlords will explain how they are working with retailers to create unique experiences to attract and delight shoppers with short-term leases. How do they find and evaluate pop-uppers that fit their retail mix? How do they apportion marketing responsibilities for max impact? How do they make an impermanent pop-up look slick without breaking the bank? What legal and leasing conditions have to be considered? How are sales agents, used to chasing long-term deals, compensated? Join our Property & Development Committee on Tuesday 18th June for an informative discussion on Hong Kong's pop-up market and enjoy some light refreshments after the event.
To ensure your comfort, healthy and safety measures will be in place. A mask will be required throughout the event.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Raymond Chow has been Executive Director of Hongkong Land since July 2000. He is responsible for all the Commercial Property business activities for the Company. This includes all development and asset management activities of the company’s premier office, retail and hotel property portfolio. Mr. Chow joined the Company in 1994 and has over 30 years of experience in the property market. Prior to joining Hongkong Land, Mr. Chow held a number of real estate management appointments with companies in Canada and Hong Kong. Mr. Chow was educated in Vancouver and holds a Bachelor of Administration Degree from Simon Fraser University. He is also a graduate of the Advance Management Programme of Harvard Business School. He is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is on various professional bodies advising real estate matters. He is involved in various charity committees in Hong Kong.
Leading Nation Hospitality
Gerald Li is the co-founder of Leading Nation Hospitality and a proven operator with over 18 years of experience in food & beverage. He has created and continued to operate several concepts that has had significant impact in Hong Kong’s restaurant scene. In 2009, Gerald’s Liberty Private Works working with award winning Chef Makoto Ono was one of Hong Kong’s first open counter tasting menu only restaurants. The Liberty brand then evolved into Liberty Exchange Bar & Restaurant that has now become a landmark watering hole for HK’s financial industry. In 2013, Gerald collaborated with a team including Ferran Adria of el Bulli in bringing Catalunya to Wan Chai. Staying ahead of the curve and sensing market demands, Gerald created specialty coffee and ice cream brand Elephant Grounds with its first shop in 2014. Elephant Grounds has now grown into 6 locations in Hong Kong, 3 in China (Beijing, Chengdu & Guangzhou) and franchises in Philippines. Gerald has brought Wagyumafia to Hong Kong helping founder Hisato Hamada become a global media sensation. Currently Gerald operates 20 outlets in multiple cities and has several projects in the pipeline both locally and abroad. Other brands include award winning and Asia’s Top 50 cocktail bar The Diplomat and Morty’s, Hong Kong’s only authentic delicatessen.
Executive Director of Retail Services
Cynthia Ng is the Executive Director of Retail Services at Colliers HK and an award-winning retail services veteran with more than 14 years’ experience. She started her career with a major developer in Sydney and has spent the last 11 years in Hong Kong with global property agencies working across all major retail sectors and high-profile fashion, F&B and FMCG brands. Prior to joining Colliers, she worked in CBRE as Director of Hong Kong Retail, with a key focus on international brands expanding in Hong Kong. In 2015 she won the ‘Excellence in retail services’ award from CBRE, recognising her achievements in business.
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder
In 2011, Wes founded the company (formerly known as Casetagram) as the first app to turn Instagram photos into phone cases. Scaling the brand through a DTC model, Wes leads a team of 200+ employees operating out of two global offices in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Today, CASETiFY is synonymous with special edition accessories, becoming a creative incubator for top brands and artists to collaborate on premium quality accessories—delivering to millions of customers around the world. Before starting CASETiFY, Wes was the Head of Digital and Broadcast Design for NOW TV, supervising the creative team. Prior experience includes designing web products and TV interfaces at Fox Network, leading the creative direction and execution of on-air branding for various channels. Wes studied Communication Design at Queensland University of Technology, where he focused on interactive design and ecommerce startups. His entrepreneurial drive and passion for cutting edge technology has positioned CASETiFY as the leading custom accessories brand for Gen Z and millennial consumers.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Founder & Manager
Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre in Hong Kong
Keelan is the founder and manager of the Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre in Hong Kong -CREIC (HK). He is a registered licensee with the British Columbia Real Estate Association and licensed with Macdonald Realty, a long-established real estate brokerage in British Columbia, Canada. Keelan has established partnerships with various real estate professionals across Canada’s major cities (Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Whistler) providing a broad base of professional services. Keelan graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Chinese. He is an Executive Committee member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a founding member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Pearl River Delta. Outside of the business world, Keelan plays rugby semi-professionally for the Hong Kong Football Club and for the Hong Kong national team.
Cancellation Policy: Payment is non-refundable unless the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong cancels the event. If you are unable to attend, cancellations must be received in writing 72 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.