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Heritage Creativity

2 February - 2 March 2015

Passing on the Tradition with Creativity
Family Heritage and Creativity Forum Series 2014 – 2015

About the Forum
With an overwhelming response to the “Creative Management in Luxury Industry Programme 2013-14”, the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, The University of Hong Kong and the TSL | 謝瑞麟 Foundation once again look into the creative industries in Hong Kong and jointly organise the “Family Heritage and Creativity Forum Series” in this academic year.


This forum series will focus on how the creative DNA is passed on throughout generations. Business owners, acclaimed craftsmen and performing artists from two generations will share experiences, inspire conversations and deepen students’ understanding of how creativity evolves through time in their respective industries.

Distinguished guest speakers, each established veterans in their own fields, will offer students with in-depth case studies and a unique sharing of perspectives, which definitely help students develop practical business skills and in-depth thinking in the arena of creativity in a carefree way.

Distinguished Speakers and Forum Sessions

Session #1
Date: Feb 2, 2015 (Monday)
Time: 6PM – 8PM
Venue: LE8
Speakers: Mr Tse Sui-luen (謝瑞麟) and Mr Tommy Tse Tat-fung (謝達峰)

Starting as a goldsmith apprentice, Mr Tse Sui-luen (謝瑞麟) founded Tse Sui Luen Jewellery Company Limited in 1971, which was publicly listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1987. With vast experience in gem setting, quality control, administration, operations, management and marketing, Mr Tse Sui-luen led his empire to embrace an unprecedented success in the world of jewellery over the past 50 years.

Mr Tommy Tse Tat-fung (謝達峰) succeeded his father and became the leader of the burgeoning empire in the 2000s. Bringing in western management styles and customer services best practices to the revamped brand, Tommy has led the empire to go further and wider while carrying on his father’s jewellery brand legacy not just alive but thriving across regions.


Session #2
Date: Feb 9, 2015 (Monday)
Time: 6PM – 8PM
Venue: LE8
Speakers: Mr Shek Sau, Bill (石修) and Mr Sam Chan Yu-sum (陳宇琛)

Mr Shek Sau (石修) began acting at the age of eight and starred in 40 movies in three years – that made Mr Shek Sau one of the biggest child stars in the Hong Kong movie world. He started his television career at Television Broadcast (TVB) in the 1970s. Carrying his own definition of style and charisma, Mr Shek Sau made his mark as he combined solid acting technique, sincerity and charm into his performance on screen over the years.

Mr Sam Chan Yu-sum (陳宇琛), Sam, who shares his father’s passion for acting, started on the road to become an actor after he graduated from university in Britain. After a successful career at TVB, Sam joins Shek Sau to embark on an exciting journey with Hong Kong Television Network (HKTV) where they are slated to co-star in a number of drama series.


Session #3
Date: Feb 16, 2015 (Monday)
Time: 6PM – 8PM
Venue: KK201
Speakers: Mr Shum Mak-ling (沈墨寧) and Mr William Shum Wai-lam (沈慧林)

With more than a decade of experience from running a watch movement assembly factory in Hangzhou, Mr Shum Mak-ling (沈墨寧)’s forte in designing and making tourbillon calibers for leading overseas watch brands has earned him compliments throughout the industry.

When Mr William Shum Wai-lam (沈慧林) carried on his father’s watch-making legacy, the successor made a bold attempt to take “made-in-Hong-Kong” to a new level. In 2010, the ex-investment banker amazed the market by launching the first mechanical tourbillon watch made in Hong Kong under the brand of Memorigin. The brand is rapidly gaining fame among watch lovers due to its sophisticated fusion of western watchmaking process and eastern carving techniques.


Session #4
Date: Mar 2, 2015 (Monday)
Time: 6PM – 8PM
Venue: KK201
Speakers: Mr Au-yeung Wai-kin (歐陽偉乾) and Mr Au-yeung Ping-chi (歐陽秉志)

Burning of paper effigies, or “zi zaat”, is common in Chinese religions to ensure the deceased are provided for in the afterlife.

Mr Au-yeung Wai-kin (歐陽偉乾) began making paper accessories in his late teens in 1949, and later founded Bo Wah Effigies (寶華紮作) in Sham Shui Po in the 1960s. Following the heyday of effigy-crafting till the 1970s, made-in-China low-cost products made an impact to the local paper effigy industry.

Fearless of the doom, Mr Au–yeung Ping-chi (歐陽秉志) followed his father’s footsteps and made a name for himself by injecting creativity to the industry. Among his innovative creations were a paper guitar for late legendary singer-songwriter Koma Wong Ka-kui, smart phones, noodles and chicken wings, and brand-named hand bags.


More information

The lectures will be conducted in Cantonese. All are welcome. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority will be given to students who major in the Global reative Industries Programme.

For enquiries, please contact: Ms Karin Chau at

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