Events
 

Thursday Apr 14, 2016

 
Whisky and tea: tapping into fast-growing markets in Asia

Start Date:2016-04-14
End Date:2016-04-14

Short Descirption:

Creating a business around a passion!

Presented by
Ian McKerrow, Founder, Malt Masters Limited
Christopher Tan, Founder, TeaCha Company Limited


Long Description:
 

The Entrepreneurs’ Network (TEN)

Whisky and tea: tapping into fast-growing markets in Asia

… and creating a business around a passion!

Presented by
Ian McKerrow, Founder, Malt Masters Limited
Christopher Tan, Founder, TeaCha Company Limited

Event Details


When:
 

Thursday, 14 April 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where::
 

ORANGE PEEL MUSIC LOUNGE 2/F Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 DAguilar Street, LKF, Central, HKG [***PLEASE NOTE: NEW VENUE***]

 


We are very pleased to announce that the founders of Malt Masters and TeaCha will be presenting at TEN on Thursday 14 April.

The founders of these two companies will each talk about their business models, their vision, their target markets, what they offer to the market, how they are promoting their brand, and how they are overcoming the inevitable challenges of starting and growing a new company... and of course they will tell us something about the fascinating worlds of whisky and tea.

After the presentations, the session will continue in an interactive Q&A format where members and guests are encouraged to discuss relevant issues with our guest speakers.

This event is FREE for TEN MEMBERS and HK$100 for non-members and guests.

Agenda (approx.):

6:30 to 7:00 cocktails and networking
7:00 General TEN announcements
7:10 Presentations by our guest speakers

7:50 to 8:20 Q&A session
8:20 to 9:00 Networking

We encourage all members and guests to REGISTER HERE and to arrive not later than 7:00pm.

Please register early to ensure your place as this will be a very worthwhile event for all entrepreneurs and business owners. Advance registration helps us in our planning.  All online registrants will receive an email confirmation from TEN.

 

 

VENUE: ORANGE PEEL MUSIC LOUNGE

2/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 DAguilar Street, LKF, Central, HKG

ORANGE PEEL Happy Hour drinks policy will be in effect from 6:30 to 9:00

 

 
   

About our speakers:

Ian McKerrow
Founder, Malt Masters Limited
www.maltmastershk.com

 

 

Ian is the founder of Malt Masters. His connection to whisky is through his family: his father was the Managing Director of Glenmorangie and one of the pioneers of the wood finish category of malt whisky; his mother’s family founded Mackinlay’s whisky in the 1840s. Both his sisters work in the industry – one for Diageo and one is starting her own whisky academy in Edinburgh.

Ian’s background is more in finance. He has 15 years’ experience in equity markets on both the buy and sell side, focused largely on the Asian markets. He has lived in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. He studied history at Durham University and completed his MBA at INSEAD.



Christopher Tan
Founder and Managing Director, TeaCha Company Limited
www.teachatea.com

Chris is the visionary and helmsman behind TeaCha Tea. He is passionate about tea and has carried out extensive research on the industry and taken numerous tea master courses before deciding upon devoting himself to the business.

 

Prior to starting up TeaCha, Chris worked for 4.5 years in London and New York, where he served as a leveraged financier for HSBC and GE Capital, leading ground-breaking private equity backed transactions.  He also acquired 2 years of managerial experience in running a family enterprise in Hong Kong where he acted as Director of Strategy.

Chris holds a Bsc (Hons) in Management Sciences from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD, where he focused exclusively on entrepreneurial startups and digital media. He is also an avid angel investor in various high growth startups.

 

You can become a member of TEN safely and easily by sending your registration to TENinfo@ten.org.hk.

Best regards,
Executive committee members of TEN
 

 

www.ten.org.hk