Past Events

PMI HK Asia Pacific Project Management Congress 2017 & 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner

“Working Together, Moving Forward & Celebrating Success”

Project Management Institute Hong Kong Chapter, established in 1997, celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2017. During this time, the Chapter has celebrated many milestones and achieved much success in advancing and advocating the Project Management profession. In celebration of this special milestone, the Chapter held a year long calendar of special events, culminating in the PMI HK Asia Pacific Project Management Congress and the 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Ocean Park on 22nd November 2017.

The congress attracted over 200+ local and international Business Leaders & Project Management Professionals hailing from a diverse range of industries including Information Technology, Financial Services, Healthcare & Government, Manufacturing & Construction, Utilities and Others. 


About Ocean Park, Hong Kong


Ocean Park Hong Kong, commonly known as Ocean Park, is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong. Opened in 1977 by the then Governor of Hong Kong Sir Murray MacLehose. Covering an area of 91.5 hectares (226 acres), the park is separated by a large mountain into two areas, The Summit (Headland) and The Waterfront (Lowland). These areas can be reached by a 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) cable car system, or the Ocean Express funicular railway. To ascend the Headland comprises several hills, visitors can use Hong Kong’s second longest outdoor escalator.

The Congress was held at the Applause Pavilion at Ocean Park.

The 20th Anniversary Dinner was be held at the Neptune’s Restaurant at the Ocean Park.


About the Congress Theme

The theme of our 2017 Congress  was “Working Together, Moving Forward & Celebrating Success“. For organisations, teams and individuals from all walks of life, their achievements and accomplishments have almost certainly been underpinned by a culture of working together, moving forward and celebrating success.

Whether it be building cities & bridges, hosting major events through to implementing important business initiatives, these endeavours would not have been possible without teamwork & engagement, drive & determination and fundamental competencies in leadership, strategic & business skills and project management.

The Congress explored and articulated the building blocks for high performance, reflected on best practices that are applicable across organisations, industries, cultures & geographical boundaries with focus on working together, moving forward, achieving and celebrating sustained success. This was explored from different perspectives including Teamwork & Engagement, Drive & Determination, Knowledge & Creativity.


About the Program Rundown 

Date: 22nd November 2017

Program Rundown

Start Time End Time Speaker Speaker Title Company Topic Title
09:00 09:10 Mrs. Rossana Ho President PMI Hong Kong Chapter “Opening Ceremony & Welcome Speech”
09:10 09:20 Ms. Christine Yau Executive Vice President, Chair of PMI HK 2017 Congress & 20th Anniversary Celebrations PMI Hong Kong Chapter “PMI Hong Kong Chapter 20th Anniversary Journey”
09:20 09:50 Ms. Wendy Wang, Guest of Honour Regional CIO, APAC, Retail Banking HSBC “Guest of Honour Sharing”
09:50 10:20 Mr. Mark Dickson Chair, 2017 Board of Directors Project Management Institute “Are You Ready to be a Project Leader?”
10:20 10:30 Commemorative Photos
10:30 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 11:30 Mr. Andrew Macpherson Executive Director, Asia Regional Leader
Projects & Programme
Arcadis “The Project Manager of the future”
11:30 12:00 Mr. Andy Massey Director of Digital Transformation & Innovation Lane Crawford “The Digital Dichotomy – Project Management vs. Project Leadership”
12:00 12:15 Thank You to Sponsors
12:15 12:30 Young PM Awards Presentation
12:30 13:50 Lunch
13:50 14:20 Professor Guo Hong Research Fellow Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences “Sichuan Earthquake disaster recovery rehabilitation & project learnings”
14:20 14:50 Dr Wang Xiaoguang Director Beijing Rongzhi Corporate Social Responsibility Institute “Project Management Innovation of Chinese-funded Enterprises from the Perspective of Corporate Social Responsibility”
14:50 15:20 Mr Fletcher Ng Vice President, IT Committee & Board of Directors Invotech Hong Kong Limited “Be inspired to change the world”
15:20 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 16:20 Ms. Maisy Ma World-Class Figure Skater Hong Kong “Pressure is Pleasure”
16:20 16:50 Mr. Tony Khan General Manager, Central Asia Hub DHL “DHL – Sharing Recipe for Success”
16:50 17:00 Mrs. Rossana Ho President PMI Hong Kong Chapter Lucky Draw & Closing Remarks


About the Congress Speakers 

Ms. Wendy Wang
Regional Chief Information Officer , Asia Pacific
Chief Information Officer , Commercial Banking, HSBC
[Guest of Honour]



Mr. Mark Dickson
Chair, 2017 PMI Board of Directors

Mark Dickson has more than 30 years of experience in managing and leading multi-disciplinary teams and has been a Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holder since 1998.

Mr. Dickson’s global experience covers a broad range of endeavors, including project and program management, business management, and advisory services for government and commercial clients. He has worked in the defense, infrastructure, transport, building, information systems, urban development, and resource industries; planning and delivering projects and programs in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and Australia. Mr. Dickson has led teams delivering relatively small projects through to multi-billion dollar programs.

As a volunteer with PMI, he completed a six-year term on the PMI Certification Governance Council, the body overseeing PMI certifications and credentials, including two terms as Chair. Since joining the PMI Board of Directors, he has served on the Board Audit and Performance Oversight Committee (APOC) and as Vice Chair. In 2017, he became the new Chair of the PMI Board.

Mr. Dickson is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Australia. He holds a degree in engineering and is a past Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. Mr. Dickson also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 Mr. Tony Khan
General Manager, Central Asia Hub, DHL

Tony Khan is a global leader with over 28 years’ experience of leading operations , management and commercial in supply chain logistics in Japan, China and Hong Kong.

Proven track record of developing people, service quality improvements , transforming businesses and managing complex networks . Strong communicator, influencer and negotiator demonstrated successful execution in program management building and leading large-scale, and multi-disciplinary teams managing change management, efficiency and productivity improvement programs.

Professor Guo Hong
Research Fellow, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences

Guo Hong, a research fellow of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, a member of the Advisory Committee for Policy Decision of Sichuan Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government, the Director of Development Advisory Committee of Chengdu Social Organization Academy, the Lead Researcher of Sichuan Shangming Social Development Research Center, the President of Chengdu Cloud for Public Good Development Association, a Director General of Chengdu CCFA Public Good Development Center, for nearly 20 years devoted to social development action research, urban and rural community research, and promoting civic education.

Ms. Maisy Ma 
World-Class Figure Skater, Hong Kong

Maisy Ma is the first Hong Kong female figure skater to medal at an international event. She is a 7x Hong Kong Championships Winner, Reykjavik International Games Silver medalist, 9x Asian Challenge Champion, International Junior Grand Prix 6th place, World Junior Top 15 finalist.

She is trilingual (English/Mandarin/Cantonese) since she was born in Hong Kong and raised in America and Beijing. Currently a first-year college student as well as full-time athlete, she had been both a professional athlete as well as full-time student all these years. She has traveled to more than 20 countries & 50 different cities for figure skating, earning her various experience at a young age.

As a well-known athlete in Hong Kong and especially throughout social media, Maisy’s skating experience has gained many audiences over the years, leading many Hong Kong citizens into knowing more about the sport of figure skating, as it is not a popular sport in Hong Kong.

Dr. Wang Xiaoguang

Director of Beijing Rongzhi Corporate Social Responsibility Institute

Doctor of management, researcher, graduated from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Industrial Economics. Mainly undertakes in corporate social responsibility management, corporate strategy and organization research, and put forward the theory of sustainable competitiveness of enterprises.

Dr. WANG has hosted or participated in the United Nations Development Program, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations Global Compact, Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Industry, the State Council SASAC, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and other research projects; Dr. WANG has involving more than 130 social responsibility consulting projects with domestic and foreign enterprises which including more than 20 central enterprises and more than 10 large financial institutions such as the State Grid, China Southern Power Grid, China Minmetals, Guotai Group, China Aviation Industry, the Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, The State Development Bank, and so on. Presided over the 2012 State Council SASAC Central Committee of corporate social responsibility training project, published many articles, edited and published “Blue Book Of Social Responsibility Management”(Social Responsibility Capability Maturity, Corporate Public Transparency), “responsible procurement”, “corporate social responsibility theory and practice” and many other works.

Mr. Andrew Macpherson
Executive Director, Asia Regional Leader, Project & Programme Management, Arcadis

Andrew has successfully delivered projects in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, India and the Middle East. He deploys a range of techniques including workshops, partnering, mind mapping, risk & opportunity management and team building techniques to identify performance improvement in projects, define mutual
objectives and align teams for better results.

Mr. Andy Massey
Director of Innovation, Lane Crawford

Andy has 20 years background in designing and building successful online experiences. Thorough and detailed hands-on knowledge of complete digital project lifecycle – from briefing, through research and consultancy, design and specification, to technical delivery and post launch marketing and analysis.

Passionate believer in considered, holistic and strategic processes to achieve business objectives through the combined application of the best user experiences and technology.

Currently most excited about the rapidly changing retail industry, particularly luxury fashion and omni-channel, and the possibilities this presents for defining the ‘new normal’ of always-available customer touch points.

Mr. Fletcher Ng
Vice President, IT Committee & Board of Directors
Invotech Hong Kong Limited

Fletcher Ng understands what it takes to manage people and projects in a globally changing dynamic and often complex environment. As an IT Head and accomplished Project Manager for over 20 years, Fletcher has led many interesting technology teams and projects across 30 cities and in 4 continents, helping some of the leading

MNCs to navigate change and business transformation. Fletcher is a strong advocate of change and believes that life is a never ending learning process and to truly solve life’s problems, we need to constantly change mindsets and look at challenges through different perspectives. Over the past year, Fletcher has been devoting his time and energy into nurturing and mentoring the next generation of IT and business leaders and in doing so striving for a culture for making a difference to this world.


About the Congress Sponsors

PMI HK Chapter is very grateful for the generous sponsorship of its 2017 Asia Pacific Project Management Congress and 20th anniversary Gala Dinner.

Our confirmed sponsors for 2017 PMI HK Chapter Congress and 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner ( NEPTUNE Restaurant, Ocean Park ) include the following:



















Photos from 2017 Congress & Gala Dinner 


Photos from both of these events are available for viewing from our website

Please contact our congress admin at +852 2784 1890 or for further enquiries.

PMI HK Chapter Congress 2017 Photos

PMI HK Chapter 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner 2017 Photos


Closing Remarks 

Thank you again to everyone involved in making the 2017 PMI HK Asia Pacific Project Management Congress and the 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner a great success. We thank you for your continuing support to our Chapter and to the Project Management profession and look forward to your patronage in 2018.