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Greg Crandall (Director of Brand Engagement at Pico Global)

Greg Crandall

Director of Brand Engagement at Pico Global

15 years of Silicon Valley specialising in content and event services for Apple, IBM, Motorola, Silicon Graphics, Adobe Systems, and Disney. 18 years in Asia where he eventually created his own agency serving such clients as The Venetian, Cathay Pacific, Nokia, Hysan Avenue, and Mercedes Benz. Greg has personally delivered over 100 client based launches and events.

In 2010 Greg joined the media world as General Manager of HK Magazine and later Hong Kong Tatler, two of the city’s “best in class” lifestyle and luxury brands. His job, engaging and growing audiences and connecting advertisers to these powerful customers. He has unique understanding of the interaction of great content, digital, print, live and social media and the power of their interplay.

In March 2017, with a desire to return to his technology roots and to apply his understanding of how audience engagement techniques can seamlessly and creatively work together, he re-joined the Pico Group to spearhead Pico +, the global total brand activation company. Here he is responsible for using technology to build omni-channel and through-the-line channel experiences for global brands.

Anna Romagnoli (General Manager at Italian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and Macau)

Anna Romagnoli

General Manager at Italian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and Macau

Anna Romagnoli is the General Manager of The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau since 2016, leading a team of 20 people working towards the promotion of Italian business in Hong Kong and Macau and managing over 120 events every year. Prior to her position as GM, she was Event Manager for the Chamber from 2014 and 2016.
Anna holds a B.A. in International Economics Management and Finance from Bocconi University. Currently, she is the Deputy Chapter Leader, Hong Kong for the Bocconi Alumni Association.

Andrea Roth (President at American Women's Association of Hong Kong)

Andrea Roth

President at American Women's Association of Hong Kong

Andrea is the first non-American president of the AWA of Hong Kong (American Women’s Association), a vibrant volunteer organisation of 650+ international women from 35 countries. Their mission is to welcome and empower women to connect and contribute in Hong Kong. The AWA supports Hong Kong charities and schools through community service and monetary grants, while offering educational, recreational and social activities to their members.

Andrea has a wealth of experience in beginning anew and re-defining herself as she moved many times with her family during the past 25 years. Born and educated in Germany, she has lived in Paris, Geneva and Bermuda before moving to Hong Kong in 2013. Her diverse roles included working in Marketing, Corporate Development and HR for a multinational consumer goods company in Germany, being a full-time mum of three children, founding a charity, serving on the board of non-profit organisations and returning to academia, first as a research project manager and then as a Masters degree student in coaching. She is also working as a personal coach in Hong Kong, supporting clients in transition periods.

Eric Schmidt (CEO of EventBank)

Eric Schmidt

CEO of EventBank

Co-Founder and CEO of EventBank, a cloud-based engagement management software company.
Founder of China Entrepreneurs, a network of more than 20,000 business professionals.

As CEO of EventBank, Eric Schmidt is focused on delivering cloud solutions that transform the way professional communities enable and enrich relationships. Over the last 15 years, Eric has founded and incubated several companies from the ground up. He maintains substantial experience with venture capital and private equity investments.

Eric is an elected member of AmCham China's Board of Governors (2017) and is recognized as an authority on digital technologies and business in Asia. He has been featured in media such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Baron’s, BBC, CCTV, China Daily, and numerous other outlets.

Eric once traced Marco Polo’s route from Beijing, China to Venice, Italy by bicycle – he was appreciatively sponsored by Nike and Phillips.