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The Connected City Conference by KPMG is back again on 27 May alongside the InvestHK "StartmeupHk Festival" from 24-28 May, all happening virtually! This week-long extravaganza brings participants up to speed on the latest development in smart cities, proptech, retail technology, digital lifestyles, sustainability, global start-up trends and insights from the most promising start-ups, investors and corporates.

Join us on 17 May with Anson Bailey, Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC and Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms, Hong Kong, KPMG China, and Cynthia Chow, Associate Director, The Smart City Group, KPMG China, who will give participants a flavour of the conference highlights and take a peek at insightful discussions that will happen during the event with global and regional industry experts from corporates, start-ups and the academia, showcasing a number of smart technologies including IoT, Blockchain AI and data analytics to enhance a city's livability, workability and sustainability.

Please refer to the following details on the virtual seminar:
- Upon successful registration of the event, a unique webinar link will be sent to your registered email 2 days before the event. Please refer to the troubleshooting guide here should you experience any issues in locating the webinar link.
- Instructions on downloading Zoom and joining a webinar can be found here. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the software in advance of the webinar.
- Please log in 15 minutes (at 4:15 pm) 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.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.


Anson Bailey

Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC

Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms, Hong Kong

KPMG China

Anson joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1999 and is currently a Partner based in the Hong Kong office heading up the Consumer & Retail Practice in the ASPAC region. He is part of the KPMG Global Consumer & Retail Steering Group as well as being a member of the Global Technology Innovation Centre and the Cluster Leader for the Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice based in Hong Kong.

Anson has been active in driving a number of thought leadership reports and executive briefings for senior executives covering innovation and consumers in China and across Asia. He has worked with many corporates to understand the complex markets we live in and current levels of disruption being seen with recent reports including Global Mobile Payments, Consumers & Convergence, Mobilizing Innovation: The Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies, The Rise of the Digital Multi-tasker, Be a Smarter Start-up, MNCs in China, Made in China 2025, China’s Connected Consumers, Global Connected Consumers, Connecting Hong Kong – Perspectives on our future as a smart city, Connected Cities – insights across the ASPAC region and The Changing Face of Commerce series.

Today, he not only mentors the next generation of go-to-market professionals at KPMG but continues to work with a growing number of C-level executives as a trusted advisor in providing the best in client innovation whilst acting as the Lead Partner for a number of strategic accounts in both the consumer and technology arena across the Asia Pacific region.

He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events around the globe and has completed his Executive Masters in Technology & Innovation with the Poly University as well as the MIT Executive Leadership & Innovation Program.

Cynthia Chow

Associate Director, The Smart City Group

KPMG China

Cynthia is an Associate Director in KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Practice. She focuses on planning and execution of Hong Kong/China business development strategies. Working with her team to identify and develop long-term, sustainable account and sector strategies for key clients, and related country & community programs. Cynthia’s role includes a significant regional aspect, and she co-ordinates and brings together industry specialists across Asia Pacific to access their unique market knowledge and local connections for the benefit of Multi- National clients. She takes an interest in the development of China’s Greater Bay Area and Smart & Sustainable Cities and produced various KPMG publications on these topics.

Cynthia was the Chair of the Entrepreneur/SME Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce and holds an MBA from University of Manchester and Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Toronto.

Language English
Date and Time 2021/05/17 16:30 to 17:30
Venue Online via ZOOM
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Valerie Ho
Tel: 28231242
Fee Free of Charge
Notes - Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of payment, on a first come first served basis.
- Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any booking or cancel the event. In such case, a full refund of the participation fee will be issued.
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