Symposium on Innovations and Sustainability

22-23 August 2017

Important Notice

22 Aug 2017, 12:30pm


Dear Participants,


We have received news from the Hong Kong Observatory that tropical storm Hato will hit Hong Kong tomorrow morning. As such, Typhoon Signal No. 8 will be raised, which means schools and offices will all be closed.


Therefore, we have to do some last-minute rescheduling, as follows:

--- The keynote by Professor Beril Toktay will be moved from tomorrow Wednesday morning to this Tuesday afternoon, starting at 3:50pm.

--- The parallel sessions originally scheduled for this Tuesday afternoon will be put on hold until further notice.

--- If the weather condition improves enough by tomorrow Wednesday afternoon, we will have the last keynote by Professor Tang and the remaining parallel sessions.


We are sorry for the last minute rescheduling but we plead for your understanding in this unforeseeable natural condition.


Hongtao Zhang
Symposium Chairman





Symposium on Innovations and Sustainability

Date: 22-23 August 2017
Venue: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Organized by

  • Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics & Operations Management
    Center for Marketing and Supply Chain Management
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

  • Value Chain Innovation Initiative
    Stanford University


  • Keynote speeches

  • Conversations with industry thought leaders

  • Parallel presentation sessions

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Ms. Marjorie Yang, Chairman of Esquel Group

  • Prof. Luk van Wassenhove, INSEAD

  • Prof. Beril Toktay, Georgia Tech

  • Prof. Christopher Tang, UCLA

Conversations with

  • Ms. Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, The Fung Group

  • Mr. Jeremy Prepscius, Vice President, BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)

  • Mr. Richard Welford, Chairman, CSR Asia

Special issue of Production and Operations Management