Hong Kong host
June 16, 8:00am - 9:30am HKT. Hosted at Garage Society
part of a series on Survival
About the speaker
Rob Lilwall is a person of ordinary talents who, through taking an adventurous attitude to life, has achieved the extraordinary. In the last two decades, he has embarked on expeditions by bicycle and on foot, covering over 80,000 km of the world’s land surface. These have included an unsupported walk across the Gobi Desert in winter; pedalling over the war-torn passes of Afghanistan; and being the first person ever to drag a bicycle across the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. National Geographic have made two television series about his exploits, and he is the author of two books, Cycling Home From Siberia and Walking Home From Mongolia. As a keynote speaker he has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world, with corporate clients including the likes of Nike, Microsoft, HSBC and Thomson Reuters.
Rob’s speeches about embracing challenge, overcoming obstacles and dealing with disruptions both inspire the mind and impact the heart. But what distinguishes Rob’s storytelling is the powerful parallels he draws between succeeding on a difficult expedition and thriving in today’s unpredictable business environment.
Through honest reflections, practical activities and fun audience participation, Rob shares lessons from the road which are easily applicable to increasing our personal effectiveness in everyday life.
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a private, non-profit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 40 majors at distinctive locations to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD Hong Kong is the university’s newest location, having welcomed its first students in September 2010. The location is situated in the UNESCO award-winning former North Kowloon Magistracy Building, a historic facility completely renovated and adapted by SCAD. To learn more, visit scad.edu.hk.
Working with a number of successful businesses, Fresh Accounting is a dynamic management accounting practice and consultancy based in Hong Kong & Singapore. We believe accountants should do more than just report on how your business is doing. We are here to assist, identify opportunities and implement strategies that will improve the performance and profitability of your business. Fresh Accounting is powered by Xero, the cloud-based accounting software that allows you to access your finances from virtually anywhere. We are proud to say that Fresh Accounting is one of the fastest growing Xero Platinum Partners here in Asia.
Garage Society is a leading contemporary co-work operator headquartered in Hong Kong, with locations throughout Asia. Home to prominent international startups, freelancers, and creatives, our mission is to facilitate collaboration and growth within our community and beyond.
Redback is a specialty coffee roaster that is passionate about delivering exceptional coffees to our customers. We have a constant and unrelenting focus on selecting, blending and craft roasting the world’s most exceptional coffees. Scottie Callaghan directs Redback’s craft roasting and coffee operations. He has researched, selected, cupped, blended, measured and carefully roasted coffee for the last 10 years. These are his coffees, and he stands behind their quality and blend stability.
R&R Bagels opened in Central, Hong Kong in July 2016, with the aim of bringing quality, fresh bagels, innovative flavour combinations and a place of calm enjoyment to the city. Their bagels are hand-rolled, boiled and baked according to their own recipe and have been developed over hundreds of hours of testing and perfecting dough to ensure that they provide some of the finest bagels in the World. To complement their incredible bagels, R&R combines a stunning selection of fresh ingredients to craft mouthwatering bagel sandwiches, whipped cream cheeses, crunchy salads and incredible coffee.
By combining forces, design-videography duo Tom and Kira create work with double the passion and double the impact, whilst always catering to clients’ needs. At Toki Creative every project, whether an event video, a branding project or an animated logo design, is enthusiastically approached as a personal one.
Frank holds a photography degree from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, as well as studied Experimental Arts in Photography at the China Central Academic of Fine Arts. His philosophy of “taking humans as the essential” values the relationships established through the photographic process, capturing each unique story of individual lives. His most recent exhibition of “The Purest People”, showcased at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Wanchai C.C Wu Building and Taikoo Place, was reported on by over 25 local and regional medias.