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Inaugural Asia Summit on Global Health held tomorrow in hybrid format

Capturing new opportunities in Asia’s healthcare industry


23 November 2021 – Co-organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the inaugural Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) will take place tomorrow, 24 November, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in a hybrid format, offering both online and in-person participation. Running on the theme “Shaping a Resilient and Sustainable Future”, the summit aims at building an international investment and business exchange platform to promote dialogue and collaboration between the biotech, medical and healthcare sectors in Hong Kong, Mainland China and across the globe, and to explore investment opportunities. The summit will also highlight Hong Kong’s advantages as a scientific research and business platform for the medical and healthcare sectors.


More than 70 speakers from around the world, including senior government officials, investors, influential business leaders, financial and professional service providers, as well as renowned academics from related sectors, will participate in the event online or in person. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, Dr Peter K N Lam, Chairman of the HKTDC, and Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO), will address the Opening Session. This will be followed by the Plenary Session chaired by First Eastern Investment Group (Hong Kong) and featuring renowned speakers from Fosun International Limited, Primavera Capital Group, the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and AstraZeneca.


The summit will cover a number of forward-looking topics, including the latest developments in healthtech, biotechnology and digital health, the prospects for the healthcare industry in China (particularly the Greater Bay Area), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc and other Asian nations, as well as Hong Kong's advantages as a biotech listing hub. This will help industry participants to explore business opportunities and options in sustainable development.


Other key features of the summit are Deal Flow Matchmaking for healthcare projects and investors, the InnoHealth Showcase and Exhibition, which will present cutting-edge technologies from about 100 start-ups and international projects, healthcare enterprises and related organisations, and various other activities, both online and onsite, to encourage business exchange and collaboration among the global participants.


We cordially invite you or your representatives to attend the inaugural Asia Summit on Global Health. Details are as follows:



24 November 2021 (Wednesday)


Opening Session begins at 9am (Hong Kong time)


Press registration counter

Media Centre

Convention Hall, HKCEC

Entrance of Convention Hall, HKCEC (through the escalator near The Atrium Chinese Restaurant)

Room S227, HKCEC


ASGH website:




Please note:

  1. Media badges may be obtained at the press registration counter. Please bring your business card or other form of media identification for registration.
  2. To attend the summit online, media representatives are required to pre-register to receive a confirmation email for accessing the event by completing the following registration form and emailing it to Please note that the summit is not accessible to unregistered media representatives.

***********************Media Online Registration Form for ASGH***********************

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  1. All video or audio recordings at the event may be used only in the context of media reporting.
  2. Photographers are reminded to bring telephoto lenses for use in the Photography Zone.
  3. A simultaneous translation will be provided throughout the summit, which is for reference only. In the event of discrepancies, the original language shall prevail.


Speakers at the summit include (in alphabetical order according to family name):


Bernard Charnwut Chan, President, Asia Financial Holdings Limited

Margaret Chan, Founding Dean, Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University; Emeritus Director-General, World Health Organization

Chen Qiyu, Executive Director and Co-CEO, Fosun International Limited

Cheng Cheung Ling*, Vice Chairlady, Sino Biopharmaceutical Limited

Victor Chu*, Chairman & CEO, First Eastern Investment Group

Steve Davis, Senior Strategy Advisor and Interim Director, China Country Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Claudia Süessmuth Dyckerhoff*, Board member of Hoffmann-La Roche; Board Member of Ramsay Health Care

Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

Antony Leung, Group Chairman & CEO, Nan Fung Group; Group Chairman & Co-Founder, New Frontier Group

Nisa Leung, Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners

Jieyuan Liao, Founder, Chairman and CEO, We Doctor (HK) Limited

Chung-Mau Lo*, Hospital Chief Executive, The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital

Dennis Lo*, Director and Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the Institute of Health Equity, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College London

Ma Xiaowei, Minister for National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China

Abrar Mir, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Quadria Capital

Nachman Ash, Director-General and Ministry of Health, Israel

Per Vegard Nerseth, Chief Executive Officer, CMR Surgical

Ruchira Shukla, South Asia Regional Lead for Disruptive Technology Investments, International Finance Corporation (IFC) World Bank Group

Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization

Rocky Tuan*, Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Leon Wang, Executive Vice President, International and China President, AstraZeneca

Michelle Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health


*Will attend in person


Media enquiries

Please contact the HKTDC’s Communication and Public Affairs Department:

Sunny Ng                   Tel: (852) 2584 4357           Email:

Sam Ho                      Tel: (852) 2584 4569           Email:


Yuan Tung Financial Relations:

Agnes Yiu                 Tel: (852) 3428 5690           Email:

Hing-fung Wong       Tel: (852) 3428 3122           Email:

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