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The pandemic has given rise to an interesting phenomenon whereby industries experience the best and worst of its effects. On the one hand, it has had a devastating effect as in the case of the events industry with the mass postponement and cancellation of events and exhibitions. On the other hand, it has created opportunities for the same industry, where players are finding new and creative ways to maintain business continuity.

To cope with the adverse effects brought on by the pandemic, many event organisers have leveraged advanced technologies to organise virtual event to provide a brand new experience that is comparable to physical undertakings. These online events also allow their participants to interact with each other in real time as they are in physical events, provide the added advantage of overcoming geographical limits by catering to overseas audiences while providing access to global markets. This will help to lay solid foundations for a strong recovery long after the pandemic.

Join our webinar on 29 October when Dr Jacky Ting, Head of Innovation and Digital Transformation from Midas of Milton Exhibits Group, will share his observations on the development of virtual events and the benefits they bring to event organisers and the clients they serve. He will also share inspirational examples of how to effectively apply virtual events to the retail and tourism industries. His presentation will cover:

- Why virtual events?
- How does it operate? What features are supported?
- Efficiency and effectiveness compared to physical events.
- Case studies of adopting virtual events in retail and tourism industries.

Please refer to the following details on the virtual seminar:

- Details such as the webinar link and participation in the Q&A session will be issued 2 days before the event.
- Instructions on downloading Zoom and joining a webinar can be found here. We suggest that you familiarise yourself with the software in advance of the webinar.
- Please log in 15 minutes (at 10:45) before the event begins, through the link that will be sent to your registered email. This will allow time to address any technical issues that may arise.

Speaker(s) Jacky Ting, Head of Innovation and Digital Transformation, Midas, Milton Exhibits Group

Dr. Jacky Ting is the Head of Innovation and Digital Transformation at Midas, the digital-arm of Milton Exhibits Group. Prior to joining the Group, he held the position of Digital Services Lead of Greater China Region at Cognizant Technology Solutions (HK) Limited. He held the position of Assistant Vice President/ Practice Leader in Digital Solutions at PCCW. In 2011, he was awarded with a doctoral degree in Artificial Intelligence, Medical Informatics and Data Mining from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He is also currently the Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at PolyU. In 2017, he was awarded as ISE Distinguished Alumni and an Associate Fellow at PVCBS.

He has over 10 years of innovation, digital transformation and business management experience with key emphasis on transformation strategy, digital system (especially Human Science/ Design Thinking, Interactive Solutions, AI, Analytics and IoT technologies) and agile development. His biographical profile has been selected for inclusion in the IoT Heroes Program 2016 and Marquis Who's Who in the World® 2015; he also received the award of Outstanding Youth ICT Achiever in 2012. Furthermore, his ICT works and research outcomes have been presented in 12 international conferences and published in more than 30 international refereed journals.
Language Cantonese
Date and Time 2020/10/29 11:00 to 12:00
Venue This event will take place online
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Brian Shum
Tel: 2823 1220
Email: brian@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
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