TEDxVictoriaHarbour Press Release!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TEDxVictoriaHarbour – Theme: Destination Asia

HONG KONG – 18 MARCH 2012 – On Friday 18th May 2012, TEDxVictoriaHarbour will bring together thought leaders who will share new, inspiring and sometimes controversial ideas on tourism ranging from voluntourism, to food tourism, cultural tourism, experiential tourism, the staycation, the aging population, consumerism and entertainment.

“We designed this event for our community, creative people from the hospitality and leisure industry, as a platform for exchanges and new ideas; we would like this event to become an annual gathering and a catalyst of innovative ideas and concepts for our industry in Asia,” said Yvette Jong, founder of Craft House LLC and co-organizer of TEDxVictoriaHarbour.

TEDxVictoriaHarbour will see a dozen of visionaries and doers from Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Nepal, Singapore, The Philippines and Thailand discuss issues about the future of Destination Asia. Visit www.tedxvictoriaharbour.com for a full list of speakers with their detailed biographies.

Event details:

Location: agnès b. CINEMA, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong Date: Friday 18th May 2012

For more information about the event, visit www.tedxvictoriaharbour.com

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About TEDx, x = independently organized event:

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED:

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

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This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

Press contact: Yvette Jong + (852) 9618 2887 yvette@tedxvictoriaharbour.com