Following its success in Sydney, Boston and Singapore, the Digital Marketing Leaders Summit that has been rated as the conference with "the highest caliber experts and the best insights and content" is coming to Hong Kong! Take your place alongside more than 100 senior marketers, digital strategists and innovators who are redesigning the future of digital marketing.

The summit will gather the most influential, knowledgeable and innovative digital marketing leaders across the globe. But they also must have that “special something”; it could be a unique human touch, a truly individual mind, or the courage to take their organisation through hell and back – and win. We’ve found that this kind of person gives the best to our clients, and gets the best from them.

Confirmed Speakers Include:


We co-develop the Summit Agenda with our Digital Leaders group so you can expect a variety of activities, sessions and networking opportunities that will really maximise what you gain.

Agenda Highlight - Seven Streams

  1. Digital Marketing & Strategy

  2. Brand Marketing

  3. Growth Marketing

  4. Marketing Empowered by Data & Analytics

  5. Content & Social Media

  6. Digital Marketing & Customer Journey

  7. Performance Marketing

  • 08:00 – 08:50


  • 08:50 – 09:00

    Chairperson Overview

  • Digital Marketing & Strategy

    09:00 – 09:45

    by Eric Tian, Vice President, Marketing, Mobike

    From internet companies to consumer goods companies, growth is one of the hottest topics. With Mobike growing to its first 20 million daily transactions in 11 months, Eric will share some lessons behind this unbelievable growth journey. Drawing on his previous experience in traditional consumer goods companies, he will abstract methodologies from across industries for the audience.

  • Digital Marketing & Strategy

    09:45 – 10:30

    by Chris Anderson, Chief Content Officer, Game Media Asia/Hong Kong Esports

    What does it take to build and lead a growing network of video game media properties in Southeast Asia? Chris will discuss the methods and marketing techniques he uses to make sure the game world stays ahead of its game.

  • 10:30 – 11:00

    Day 1- AM Coffee Break

  • Brand Marketing

    11:00 – 11:45

    by Caroline Darcy, Group Head, Advertising, Sponsorship & Brand Activation, UBS

    Think about the beginnings of starting a business - nobody knows who you are and they definitely aren’t aware of your brand. Your brand needs to be ‘activated’ before it can be of any use.

    But this doesn’t just apply to new brands. If a business wants to rebrand itself, it needs to do more than make a few changes and hope people notice. It needs to switch people’s minds over to the new brand and make them aware of it.

  • Brand Marketing

    11:45 – 12:30

    by Brand Marketing Lead, Airbnb

  • 12:30 – 14:00

    Day 1- Lunch

  • Brand Marketing

    14:00 – 14:45

    by Phil Ingram, Vice President, Marketing, Remote Lands

    As marketers, we all know that SEM, social media optimisation, brand development etc are essential to the growth of a company. But what are the steps to take once you are aware of these components? This talk will discuss the pivotal steps necessary to ensure you don't miss out on all the marketing opportunities open to your brand.

  • Growth Marketing

    14:45 – 15:30

    by Sebastian Beja, Head of Growth Platforms, Mindvalley

    In this presentation, Sebastian will share a framework developed by Mindvalley that treats social platforms as search engines. He will also discuss how you can leverage the biggest video search engine in the world to grow your business and how to convert those subscribers, views and traffic effectively.

  • 15:30 – 16:00

    Day 1 Afternoon Coffee Break

  • Growth Marketing

    16:00 – 17:00

    This panel will examine how to develop User Acquisition strategies including: - Analysing data, automation, personalisation, brand awareness, SEO, Vitality, Content & partnerships - Turning Users into Customers - How do we use desktop and mobile, a/b testing, social and followups, email marketing strategies to nurture leads, understand customer journeys, personalisation for conversion, deals and promotions, simplifying checkouts - How to retain and nurture customers -- Can automation help build customer relationships? Using Predictive analytics to understand customer movements and experiences, customer service strategies, and to continually listen to customers.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

    Networking Drinks

  • 08:00 – 08:50


  • 08:50 – 09:00

    Chairperson Overview

  • Digital Marketing & Customer Journey

    09:00 – 09:45

    by Frank Ravanelli, Head, Affiliate Marketing, FOREO

    Frank will present eight approaches, including Hybrid Influencer Marketing, to ensure success in Affiliate Marketing to both affiliates who want to grow their business, and brands who want to grow their affiliate program, so they can benefit from the harmonious geopolitics of eCommerce. He will discuss the positive effects of the BRI through the countries it connects, how innovations like payment apps are spreading, and how to succeed in eCommerce in such countries through affiliate marketing.

  • Digital Marketing & Customer Journey

    09:45 – 10:15

    by Rilla Roessel, Director of Marketing, Pearson

    The modern customer demands to be treated as an individual, with personalised and highly relevant digital experiences and communications that cater to their specific needs, interests, and preferences. While customer expectations are increasingly reaching all-time highs, their patience and tolerance for sub-par experiences are at all-time lows. If they don't receive the quality experience they expect, they'll move on to somewhere else.

    This talk will focus on how to ensure your digital strategy is on par with customer needs.

  • Digital Marketing & Customer Journey

    10:15 – 10:45

    by Ann Wong, Marketing Director, CompareAsia Group

  • 10:45 – 11:15

    Day 2- AM Coffee Break

  • Content & Social Media

    11:15 – 11:45

    by Yvonne Leung, Chief Marketing Officer, Alipay

  • Content & Social Media

    11:45 – 12:30

    by Peter Yu, Chief Marketing Officer, Multek

    WeChat is a powerful, all-purpose platform for social media, content marketing, m-commerce, and other transactions. Any company targeting Chinese customers in and outside of China would be remiss in not having WeChat as part of their Digital Marketing mix.

    This talk will share how Multek, a B2B manufacturer of printed circuits founded in the 1970’s, significantly elevated its use of WeChat in order to address some real challenges common to many businesses. Additionally, the presentation will share how Multek’s marketing function operates, what channels or medias the company uses, how the team is organized, and what other marketing/communication services it provides internally.

  • Content & Social Media

    12:30 – 13:00

    by Mi Li, Head, Global Marketing, South China Morning Post

    Most marketers are familiar with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) on some level. Using the reach of search engines like Google or Bing to fuel your marketing campaign has been a successful strategy for years. But, as social media grows as one of the top platforms to reach consumers, new approaches to digital marketing have emerged. One of the top strategies used by businesses looking to maximise their reach online is Social Media Optimisation (SMO). In this presentation Mi will address the best ways to optimise your social media.

  • 13:00 – 14:00

    Day 2- Lunch

  • Marketing Empowered by Data & Analytics

    14:00 – 14:30

    by Candace Cheung, Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing, eBay

    Candace will focus on the role of eCommerce, its trends and how to use big data to manage your inventory and ROI.

  • Marketing Empowered by Data & Analytics

    14:30 – 15:00

    by Shawn Paltiel, Director, Insights & Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment

  • Marketing Empowered by Data & Analytics

    15:00 – 15:30

    by Hammad Anwer, Head of Ecommerce Technology,

  • 15:30 – 16:00

    Day 2 Afternoon Coffee Break

  • Performance Marketing

    16:00 – 17:00

    Leading digital marketers give an insight into what trends to look out for when it comes to marketing.

    Head of Affiliate Marketing, Foreo

  • 17:00 – 18:00

    End of Summit

What to expect


Our agendas consist of global and regional leading experts, curating talks on the latest hot topics and allowing you to understand the key take-aways from any presentation.


An exclusive event that boasts various activities for in-depth learning, experience sharing and effective networking, including keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and much more.


A strict vendor and industry ratio control to avoid sales pitches and focus on real learnings and the exchange of relevant and effective knowledge.


A cross-industry mix of speakers and attendees to learn, network and collaborate through various interactive social sessions, including social breaks, buffet lunches, cocktail reception and Executive Dinner.

The Venue

Nestled in the heart of the bustling shopping, business and entertainment district of Tsimshatsui East, the award-winning InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong offers sophistication and heritage amidst the breath-taking view of Victoria Harbour. The luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, the excellent meeting and event facilities in a comfortable setting as well as a host of world-class restaurants make it the perfect choice for business and leisure travellers alike.

We have negotiated a special room rates of HK$1,600 for you to stay at the hotel. To reserve your stay please click the "Book your stay" below and follow the instructions.

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This is your opportunity to be part of Hong Kong’s foremost Digital Marketing Summit – to connect with global digital thought leaders, to learn new strategies that’ll gain big results and to maintain your digital leadership professionalism.

Don't just take our word for it

  • I enjoyed the Summit. Speakers were fantastic - knowledgeable, engaging, from a diverse range of industries, and nice mix of B2C + B2B which is rare. Many thanks for having me along for the two days definitely on my radar for next year

    ­Deanie Sultana, Nielson, Singapore

  • All the speakers were great! I learned more in the time I’ve been here than when I’ve been in almost any other conference in a long time.

    Blandine Jean- Paul, Hasbro, Boston

  • It was super fascinating, it’s really interesting to hear from so many different industries which is not very common.  These are all very very different businesses but seeing where we overlap and where we can learn from each other I think is spectacular.

    Brian Moroz, Google, Boston

It’s easy to get onboard and start benefitting instantly. Either enrol at a Summit or sign up for an annual membership.