Broadband, broadcast and content: where does Hong Kong stand?

Session A1/B1: Where Does Hong Kong Stand?


  • John Ure, Director of the Telecommunications Research Project
  • Francis Ho, Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology (Communications and Technology Branch)
  • M.H. Au, Director General of the Office of the Telecommunications Authority
  • John Mak, Telecom Business Consultant, Cisco Systems (Platinum Sponsor)
  • Marion Lai, Deputy Secretary, Commerce, Industry and Technology (Communications and Technology Branch)

Session B1: Broadband telecommunications: convergence over next generation networks; FWC and Unified Licensing


  • Hubert Chan, Vice Chairman, ITAHK
  • Michael Heuer, VP, Business Development & Consulting, Global Telecom Markets, BT
  • Bill Zeng, Business Development Manager, APAC SP Sales Operation, Cisco Systems, Inc. (Platinum Sponsor)

Panel Discussants:

  • Dr Tony Seeto, Director of Business Development, Hong Kong CSL, York Mok VP, Marketing, New World Telecom
  • Dr Liang T. Wu, Executive Vice President, Emerging Technology, PCCW (Sponsor)


Session B2: Television: content and transmission in a digital and IP era

Session Chair: Simon Twiston Davies, CEO of CASBAA


  • Craig Norris, Alkira Technologies
  • Ricky Wong, Chairman of HKBN,
  • Dr Chao Shen Chang, VP Enterprise and Consumer Electronics Group, ASTRI


Session A3: Broadband telecommunications: Wireless applications, content and the challenge of P2P in the age of convergens

Session Chair: John Chiu, Chairman


  • WTIA chairs this session. The first speaker is Stefan Rust, SUN Microsystems
  • Alex Young, CEO, Mostyle Ptd Ltd


Session B3: Television: Convergence, regulation, investment and markets: future directions for broadcasting in a digital and IP era

Session Chair: Lorna Wong, Commissioner for Television Entertainment and Licensing Authority (TELA)


  • Vivek Couto, Executive Director, Media Partners Asia Ltd
  • Edward Alder, Partner, Bird & Bird
  • Charles Mok, Ex-Officio Member of HKITF

Panel Discussants:

  • Cheong Shin Cheong General Manager – Broadcasting, TVB
  • Eric Lo Hong Kong Cable Television Limited
  • Ricky Wong Chairman, Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited
  • Joe Welch Senior VP, Government Affairs, Star Group Asia



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