TEDxWanChai Salon & Luncheon: Rethinking Philanthropy & Leadership

West Kowloon, Hong Kong
10.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Registration Deadline: 20th Mar 2015

At TED in 2013, activist & fundraiser Dan Pallotta delivered a ground-breaking talk, which has since been viewed by a global audience of over 3.4 million people that fundamentally challenges the way we look at charity, philanthropy, and ultimately leadership.

In his talk he calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world. 

Real change, however, is only going to happen if we are able to move beyond siloed industry conversations and begin to rethink how we look at both philanthropy & leadership as a web of cross-sectoral synergies across business, government, and non-profit / social enterprise initiatives. It will also happen if leaders are informed by and have experiences across different industries or sectors whether sequentially over their careers, or simultaneously through their work cutting across sectors. 


  • Mr. Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities & Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club 
  • Ms. Mo Yee Lam, Managing Director, Joint Head of Corporate Finance at UBS Investment Bank, Ultra-Marathon Philanthropist  
  • Mr. Kim Salkeld, Head, The Efficiency Unit, Hong Kong SAR Government 
  • Ms. Ada Wong, JP Convenor, Make A Difference Conference, Convenor and Director, The Good Lab 


  • Ms.Carol Yu, Executive Head of Phoenix URadio, Phoenix TV


  • Mr. Philo Alto, Founder and CEO, Asia Value Advisors
  • Mr. Francis Ngai, Founder and CEO, Social Ventures Hong Kong

Fine Italian Cold Cuts, Wine, and Lunch Buffet:

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Conveniently located in the Tamar Park at Admiralty, iBakery Gallery Café, a social enterprise operated by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, employs and trains people with disabilities.Their enthusiastic team, comprising of people with different abilities, is happy to serve customers with fresh quality bakery products, coffee and light meal menu, while transmitting their passion through art creation and greenery.

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