Jeremy Aniere Resident manager Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong Mr Aniere's responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations of the rooms division, food and beverage, security and the health club while assisting the hotel's general manager. Mark Powell Group human resources director Financial Partners Bank Mr Powell is based in Hong Kong but will travel frequently to branch offices in Dubai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo. He is reviewing the future needs of the group's HR fundamentals and is implementing a programme to fill the gaps. Lawrence Chi Regional director of human resources, Greater China The Walt Disney Company Mr Chi is based in Shanghai and is responsible for HR management and support, and the overall leadership of the Walt Disney International HR teams in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the mainland. Howard Digby Sales director, Asia-Pacific Economist Intelligence Unit Mr Digby's 20-year sales career has spanned the IT and software sectors and, in the past six years B2B subscription and research services. He manages the regional sales teams responsible for driving revenue growth. Claus Pedersen Executive assistant manager InterContinental Hong Kong Mr Pedersen oversees diverse aspects of the hotel's daily operations. He joined the InterContinental in 2005 as director of food and beverage and became executive assistant manager of the division last year. Bryan Chiu Director of food and beverage InterContinental Hong Kong Mr Chiu spent the past 21/2 years as assistant director of food and beverage at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong and was assistant director of food and beverage at the InterContinental from 2003 to 2005. June Chui Senior consultant Forum Asia-Pacific - Greater China Ms Chui has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the hospitality industry and is responsible for business development and delivery of Forum's research-based consulting and training programmes. Taj Onigbanjo Head of Africa Cable & Wireless Europe, Asia and US Mr Onigbanjo's new position is part of the firm's strategy to expand its retail and carrier customer base in Africa. He was with Energis for seven years and won and managed Britain's largest retail account. IAN MINU Sales and marketing director China Dragon & Certification (HK) Mr Minu is responsible for marketing and sales functions in a consumer product testing/inspection company. He has more than 12 years of experience in the testing and inspection field. Francis Wai King-fai Chief financial officer Oasis Hong Kong Airlines Mr Wai oversees the significant expansion of the airline's business and its diversification into cargo operations. He was primarily responsible for budgetary cost control and strategic cost management. Agnes Nardi Executive director and deputy chief executive Tradelink Electronic Commerce Ms Nardi assists executive director and chief executive Justin Yue in overseeing the overall management and development of the company. Olivier Delas Resident engineer - Hong Kong V ipac Engineers and Scientists Mr Delas contributes technically to projects in Greater China and is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of the Hong Kong office. His expertise covers finite element method analysis, acoustic testing, research and analysis. Allen Wong Partner Simmons & Simmons Mr Wong is a corporate partner specialising in M&A, foreign direct investment and private equity. He advises a wide range of regional and international corporates along with investment banks, private equity and venture capital houses.