Dr. Toby Chan established Regent Lane Limited in 1994. He is one of the representatives of the Hong Kong creative industry. He is dedicated in the brand licensing, marketing promotion, merchandise trade, children publication, and animation production and distribution of the Hong Kong character, McDull & Friends (that is originally created by Mr. Brian Tse and Ms. Alice Mak). With the expertise of product design, marketing and management of Dr. Chan and the kindness and lovely character of McDull & Friends. The popularity is promptly increased in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and the Chinese society of the South East Asia. Over ten thousand of products with strong HK style designs are created. Numerous awards have been granted to the companies in the past fifteen year.
Mr. Danny Cheung, currently the CEO and Head of Licensing for Asia Pacific of the Smiley Company, with over 20 years of experience in general management covering merchandising, licensing, right management, supply chain and retail operations, in which managerial positions are held in globalize organization, is accountable for business and strategic development of the Smiley Brand, the happiest brand ever since 1971, in the Asia Pacific region. He oversees over 15 countries including Hong Kong and China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
Poman is currently the CEO and Founder of Century Innovative Technology, a dynamic family edutainment company established with a mission to inspire innovation and positive values through animation and interactive media. Bodhi and Friends is China’s first global cartoon brand as it is the first and only local IP to be licensed by industry leaders like Mattel and Scholastic for global toys and children books.
Tim is currently a Director of Animation International Ltd., and is responsible for managing mostly famous Japanese properties such as Doraemon, Crayon Shinchan, Chibimaruo-chan and others for Asian markets.Tim joined Animation International in 1994, Simultaneously appointed as Director for Toei Animation Enterprises (Hong Kong), a company handling Dragonball, Slamdank, Digimon and others, from 2005 to 2008. Also appointed as Director for IMMG (Singapore), joint venture company with Japanese advertising agency ADK, for media buying business, from 1997 to 2009.
Eddie is currently the president of Guangzhou Art-land Holding Co., Ltd.( Art-land). With over 20 years’ working experience in media and animation industries, Mr. Ng had served for HK ATV and operated Japanese animations business in Greater China from 1991 to 2003.
Gordon is currently CEO of three companies namely: Puzzle Animation Studio Ltd., M and C Toy Centre Ltd. and Asia Animation Ltd. He is one of the most famous new generation animation director and producer in China. His most representative animations including, “Old Master Q”, “Storm Rider Clash of Evils”, “GGO Football”, “Ori-Princess”, “World Peacekeepers”, “Gu Yu Xin Shuo”, “Hong Kong Mother”, and “Sparking Red Star”.His most representative toys including: “GGO Football” animation toys, “World Peacekeepers” animation toys, and “Ori-Princess” animation toys, 1:6 “Star Runner” action figures, 1:6 “The Legend is Born – Ip Man” action figures, and 1:18 “PLA” action figures & toys.
Anita LeungHonorary Legal Advisor
Anita has been a legal practitioner for more than 25 years, advising both local and multinational companies on the full spectrum of both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and information technology work, including mergers, acquisition and commercialization of IP assets, internal IP audits, pre-IPO due diligence, joint ventures, research collaboration, licensing, franchising and distribution. She provides clients with strategic brand integrity programs involving regional and cross-border enforcement programs at all levels, litigating on copyright, trademark, design and patent disputes. Anita also assists clients on data privacy and cybersecurity issues, both locally and regionally, and the development and execution of diverse legal initiatives to manage the legal risks faced by companies in the Greater China and Asia Pacific regions, including portfolio management, product regulatory and compliance issues.