Darren currently serves as the Chair of the Marketing Society and the Asia Chair and Regional VP of PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association). Darren’s most recent position was Managing Director of Uniplan Hong Kong where he was responsible for driving brand experience transformation and innovation with global brands across Asia including Mercedes, Huawei, Audi, UBS, Google, and Hong Kong Jockey Club.
He has played a key leadership role across multiple high-profile projects including Asia’s debut of the world‘s premier modern and contemporary art show Art Basel, Longines HK Masters, Formula E Hong Kong, Lumieres HK and the Grand Opening of The Parisian Macau and Studio City.
Darren is a regular and current contributor to industry publications including CAMPAIGN, MARKETING MAGAZINE, and CEI. Darren is also holder of more than 60 premiere creative marketing awards including EFFIE, PROMAX, CLIO, MARKETING and CAMPAIGN awards.
Driven by the forces of creativity, I have spent the past eight years working across a variety of corporate, motion graphics and
Exploring the subtlty and complexity in the psychology of communication and the art of design is a driving force in my work.
The end goal is the creation of impactful and meaningful media, which drives ideas and inspires others.
I spent the first four years of my pursuit in Australia, before moving to Hong Kong to expand my horizon, in the aims of being influenced by new and creative cultures.
As CEO of Current Asia, David heads a team that builds data-driven content marketing solutions and helps companies use data to create better customer experiences and generate sales leads.
Previously, he founded Upstream Asia, a company that grew into a regional marketing services network and was acquired by Bite Communications (now called Archetype).
He was SVP, Marketing and Communications for Calvin Klein Asia, and also held senior positions with Burson-Marsteller and Hill and Knowlton in Asia, Europe and the US.
He founded the Digital + Direct Marketing Association Asia [D+D] and served as chairman for 15 years.
He’s the author of the book BIG M, little m Marketing: New Strategies for a New Asia.
Over a decade of in-depth experience in producing shows and videos across the globe. Calvin’s most recent position was Head of Production with Hummingbird Music where he was responsible for producing and directing concert tours and various video projects for China best selling singer G.E.M.. Before joining the music industry, Calvin has worked in various events agencies where he has build a solid foundation in delivering brand experiences for global brands including Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Vivienne Westwood, Audemars Piguet and Cartier.
Canadian born Chinese residing in Hong Kong, with over 19 years of professional service experience in Television, Magazine Publication, Auditing and more, Angie is a multifaceted events and communications expert. Realizing big picture strategy via meticulous execution of an event, Angie applies her solid and diverse knowledge by being the mastermind of numerous large-scale projects, leading teams in the execution of top-notch events in the region.
Projects, to name a few, in capacities of:
Show Director / Show Caller / Stage Manager:
–Sands New Years Eve Celebrations in Macao (Dec 2019) –Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum (annually in Nov 2013 - 2019) –Sands Macao - Winter Festival Launch in Macao (Nov 2019) –Open Infrastructure Summit by Openstack Foundation in Shanghai (Nov 2019) –MIPIM Asia Summit (Nov 2017 & 2018 & 2019) –Global Wellness Summit in Singapore (Oct 2019) –Citi | Treasury and Finance Conference Shanghai (Sep 2019) –Sunlife Insurance MDRT (Sep 2018 in Macao & July 2019 in Cebu) –Mobile World Congress Shanghai (Jun 2018 & 2019) –SANDS Macao 15th Anniversary (May 2019) –Parisian Light the Night Run in Macau (Apr 2018 & 2019) –Hong Kong Designers Association - Global Design Awards (Apr 2019) –Mercedes Benz Brand Centre Grand Opening (Apr 2019) –Art Basel HK (Mar 2017 - 2019) –Asia's 50 Best Restaurants - Awards Ceremony (Mar 2019) –
Event Producer / Project Manager /
–UBS Greater China Conference 2020 (Nov 2019 – Jan 2020) –HK Jockey Club Member’s Care Volunteer Activities (Jul 2018 – Sep 2019) –AIA Macau Annual Awards Presentation (May/June 2014 – 2019) –HK Jockey Club RHT Festival (March/April - Mascot Performance – 2015-2016 & 2018-2019) –Longines Masters HK (annually in Feb 2016 - 2019)