HONG KONG, 27 March 2015 –

The SCMP Group Ltd (SEHK: 583), Asia’s leading media holding company, yesterday launched the Game Changers Series, an array of thought leadership forums that highlights innovative entrepreneurship and fosters a culture conducive to business innovation in Hong Kong.

The Game Changers Series is a platform that garners investors, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, policymakers, industry experts and stakeholders to share insights, success stories and best practices and shed light on challenges and the best way forward. It comprises four innovation-themed forums – the first of which was held yesterday – in which macro policy implications, entrepreneurial mindset, funding and breakthrough go-to-market strategies and many more related topics will be discussed.

To mark the opening of the inaugural Game Changers Series yesterday were (from left) Nick Edwards, SCMP Business Editor; Agnes Chan, Managing Partner, Hong Kong & Macau, EY; Simon Galpin, Director-General of Investment Promotion, InvestHK; Robin Hu, CEO of SCMP Group; Dr Edmund Lee, Executive Director of Hong Kong Design Centre; Anthony Leung, Assurance Partner, EY; and George Chen, Managing Editor of international edition.

“The Game Changers series was created as a forum to introduce trailblazing entrepreneurs to the forefront of public discussion,” said Mr Robin Hu, Chief Executive Officer of the SCMP Group. “They will inspire future generations of startup entrepreneurs and, at this forum, they will share insights into how to achieve success by embracing disruption, to never cease to innovate, and to remain hungry for success by constantly raising the bar.”

Simon Galpin, Director-General of Investment Promotion, InvestHK, delivered a speech on related regulation framework at the forum yesterday. He added, “I am very happy to be part of the Game Changers forum, which offers a valuable platform for entrepreneurs, founders as well as investors to get to know more about Hong Kong’s advantages for starting a business and learn the latest trends and ideas in the startup communities.”

Dr Edmund Lee, Executive Director, Hong Kong Design Centre, and one of the moderators at the forum, said, “Designing for better placemaking, competitiveness and well-being needs visionary leadership, a new mindset, creative confidence, resourcefulness and collaborative synergy. It also calls upon the ability to explore new ground, navigate a sea of complexity and orchestrate development. It’s time to learn, unlearn and relearn, and embrace ourselves with open eyes and minds. Long live enterprising creativity!”

Another moderator George Chen, Managing Editor of international edition and SCMP Acting Technology Editor, said, “Hong Kong has never been short of entrepreneurial spirit, be it in good or bad economic circumstances. Once famously known as one of the four Asian Tigers, Hong Kong retained its high regard, overcoming the aftermaths of the Asian financial crisis and SARS, among other adversities. It is an honour to see many seasoned and new entrepreneurs get together at The Game Changers forum where we all work towards turning talk about change into real actions.”

Three remaining Game Changers forums will follow on 25 June, 17 September and 10 December. For details, please visit or contact /+852 2680-8902.

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About SCMP Group Ltd and South China Morning Post

SCMP Group Limited (SEHK: 583) is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong’s internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership.

First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through and e-reader editions, the South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received over 160 awards in 2014-15 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities. Other titles in the Group include the Sunday Morning Post, (南早.com), (南早香港指南.com), STYLE, 48 HOURS, Destination Macau, The PEAK, HK Magazine, The List and Where Hong Kong.

Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoBride, Harper’s BAZAAR, Harper’s BAZAAR Art, Harper’s BAZAAR Bride, Esquire, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Décoration, and ELLE Accessories; and operates,,, and in Hong Kong.

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