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10:00AM—17:00PM
SATURDAY 15 JUNE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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9:30 AM–4:30 PM
 
NAT WEI
Lord Wei of Shoreditch, House of Lords

The youngest member of the House of Lords in the UK from a Chinese background. He started as a McKinsey & Company consultant before shifting into venture capital, social enterprise, and policy development.

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JAMES LO
Value Creation and Growth, Softbank
 Previously an associate a McKindsey & Company. James now works with the board and leadership of Softbank's portfolio assets and helps them grow to their full potential.

CHRISTOPHER FUNG
Ex-CEO of Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars

After founding and running Crussh, he is now a NED/Board Advisor/Investor in a number of disruptive high-growth potential Food and FoodTech businesses.

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JERN-FEI NG
Barrister, Essex Court Chambers

Acts as counsel and arbitrator in a broad range of fields, in particular energy and commodities, shipping, telecommunications and joint venture disputes. In March 2018 he was appointed to be a Queen’s Counsel.

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YANG LIU
Entrepreneur, founder of JustWear

Launched in early July, JoeyWears received $110,000 pre-orders from over 1500 customers in 30 days. It became the most backed apparel project on Kickstarter in the UK.

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SIMON ALEXANDER ONG
Life coach and Business strategist

Everything that Simon Alexander Ong does is built around inspiring people to see their world differently and igniting their imagination of what is truly possible so that they can lead meaningful, purposeful and extraordinary lives and businesses.

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LESLY GOH
Chief Technology Officer, World Bank Group

a certified Data Architect and worked on many high-profile Data and AI initiatives in highly regulated industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare/Life Sciences and GOVTECH, including Smart Cities.

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NAT WEI

Lord of Shoreditch, House of Lords


The youngest member of the House of Lords in the UK with a Chinese background, Lord Wei began his journey as a consultant for McKinsey & Company before shifting into venture capital, social enterprise and policy development.

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JAMES LO
Value Creation & Growth, Softbank


Previously an associate at McKinsey & Company, James now works with Softbank in growing the company’s portfolio assets to its fullest potential. 

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CHRISTOPHER FUNG

Former CEO of Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars

After leading Crussh for over 13 years, Chris now works as a NED/Board Advisor/Investor in a number of disruptive high-growth potential Food and FoodTech businesses.

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YANG LIU

Enterpreneur & Founder of JustWears

A former venture capitalist, and now the founder of JustWears—the most backed apparel project on Kickstarter in the UK, having received more than $110,000 worth of pre-orders from over 1,500 customers in 30 days.

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JERN-FEI NG

Barrister, Essex Court Chambers

Acting as a counsel and arbitrator in a broad range of fields particularly in energy and commodities, shipping, telecommunications and joint venture disputes, Jern-Fei was appointed Queen’s Counsel last 2018—making him one of the youngest.

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SIMON ALEXANDER ONG

Life Coach & Business Strategist


Driven to inspire through impactful conversations and engaging workshops, Simon has been featured in publications such as the The Financial Times and Forbes. His work revolves around igniting passion amongst people to lead more meaningful and purposeful lives.

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QUAN YINGMEI

Savile Row Tailor

The first and only Asian female tailor on Savile Row – trained in the bespoke traditions. She is a director alongside her business partner, James Cottrell, for Welsh & Jefferies.

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JOSEPH LIU

Speaker, Career Consultant, Podcast Host

Host of the Career Relaunch podcast, ranked as a top 30 podcast in the US & UK with listeners in 140+ countries. He coaches professionals to relaunch their personal brands and reinvent their careers, and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, TEDx, and The Guardian 

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REGISTRATION

9:30–10:00

OPENING SPEECH

10:00–10:20

By Lord Wei of Shoreditch

SMASHING THE BAMBOO CEILING: STORIES FROM PIONEERS

10:30–11:30

Featuring Chris Fung (Former CEO, Crussh), Jern-Fei Ng (Queen’s Counsel) and Lord Wei of Shoreditch—to be chaired by Jiajun Tan (Diaspora Summit)

EXHIBITION INTRODUCTION

11:30-11:45

Opening just as lunch begins, our exhibition showcases the work of Donald Shek.

LUNCH

12:00–13:00

Enjoy our hot food as you network and socialise with other like-minded leaders. 

WORKSHOP - RELAUNCHING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

13:00–14:00

Joseph Liu (Speaker, Career Consultant, Host of Career Relaunch podcast)

TEA BREAK

14:15–15:00

REDEFINING A NEW JOURNEY: 
FROM IDEAS TO REALITY

15:00–16:00

Featuring Yang Liu (Founder, JustWear), James Lo (Softbank) and Quan Yingmei (Savile Row tailor), chaired by Johnny Luk

CLOSING SPEECH
Johnny Luk
(Head of Policy, University Governor, U18 Rowing Champion)

16:00–16:20

NETWORKING WITH LIVE DJ

16:30 onwards

 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The Relay Building, 114 Whitechapel High St, Shadwell, London E1 7PT

 

The Diaspora Summit is the most exciting celebration of young Chinese talents in the UK, with the aim of igniting passion and initiative through promoting cross-cultural dialogues, diversity and collaboration within the community. It is the annual highlight within the Diaspora Foundation—a not-for-profit organisation supported by Lord Wei of Shoreditch which shares our values and mission.

As its initial focus, the Diaspora Summit aspires to serve as the platform to gather like-minded individuals and role models within the Chinese community in the Britain—from local to overseas, current to future generations, and friends who share an interest in its vibrant cultural heritage. We aim to be the driving force for these talents to become active agents of positive change in society.

Through a day of interactive discussions with esteemed speakers, engaging workshops and groundbreaking exhibition, the Diaspora Summit will showcase some of the most fantastic achievements of the diaspora community in the UK.

CHLOE TING

Project Manager, Pentagram Design

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JACQUELINE CHAN

Consultant, Deloitte

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KAT FERNANDO

E-commerce & Operations, YOLKE

NICOLE CHAN

Operations Analyst, J.P. Morgan

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CHRIS CHEUNG

Consultant, Ekemetrics

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JIAJUN TAN

Founder & CEO, Jelly

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KENNETH CO

PhD Candidiate, Imperial College London

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EDUARDO LITONJUA

Consultant, Rainmaking

JULIAN TSE

International Photographer

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MICHELLE WONG

Co-founder, Hyperspays

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