MC & Moderators:
Amelie Dionne-Charest co-founded two Hong Kong based businesses in the health space. Healthy Matters which is the leading source of trusted health information for women and families in Hong Kong and AD MediLink which provides health insurance advisory services. Her mission is to empower the public with trusted health information. Amelie is a Canadian lawyer specialized in medical law. She is Chair of the Insurance & Healthcare Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and has received various prizes including the 2016 Entrepreneurial Achievers Under 35 Award by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Catherine Nance Common President of the Year Award by McGill University. She is the mother of two young kids, Lea (5) and Adrien (2).
Amelie Dionne-Charest, Co-Founder, Healthy Matters
Melissa Stevens is the Editor for Expat Living Hong Kong. She has worked in media for more than 15 years in Hong Kong and Australia. She was previously the launch editor of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post's City Weekend section and has edited two daily newspapers in Sydney, as well as holding a number of senior editorial positions on Sydney's The Daily Telegraph and national website, news.com.au. She moved to Hong Kong more than three years ago with her family.
Melissa Stevens, Editor, Expat Living
Marie Swarbreck is the founder of FLEXImums, a recruitment and coaching consultancy, focused on empowering women and Hong Kong corporations to strive for gender equity and work-life balance. Before devoting her time to FLEXImums, Marie started her career as an International Correspondent with the South China Morning Post, International Herald Tribune & The Asahi Shimbun meeting business leaders across Asia, Middle East, Europe and Canada. Driven by building relationships and connecting people, Marie went on building her network as the Communications & Business Development Manager with a leading international trade fair organiser across Asia. After her daughter Arabelle was born in Hong Kong during 2014, she found herself in need of flexible yet challenging work and little to no options to choose from. This was the beginning of a new adventure, the birth of FLEXImums. Marie together with her husband Sebastian and their two children, Arabelle and Jude, moved from HK island to South Lantau 4 years ago to combine the best of what Hong Kong has to give.
Marie Swarbreck, Founder, FLEXImums
Maura Thompson is the Co-founder of Sassy Media Group which operates the Sassy Mama and Sassy Pregnancy brands in Hong Kong and Singapore. With Sassy Mama and Sassy Pregnancy, she is passionate about providing invaluable local content to mamas and mamas-to-be so they can love parenting in their city.
Maura Thompson, Co-founder, Sassy Media Group
Andrew Work is the Head Content Strategist, Asia Pacific, for NexChange, a firm connecting professionals to financial services and innovation. He regularly MCs the world's leading fintech event series Fintech O2O. He is also the founder of Harbour Times, former Executive Director of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Co-founder of The Lion Rock Institute. He has been providing insight, excitement and entertainment as an MC and professional auctioneer in Hong Kong, Canada and across Asia for over a decade.
Andrew Work, MC & Moderator, NexChange & Harbour Times
Dr. Michelle Zhou McCulloch is an Australian Chiropractor as well as the Founder & Owner of UP!health, a Central-based multidisciplinary health clinic. She is passionate about providing chiropractic care to pregnant women which she considers as an essential element in preparing a woman’s body for birth. She also offers new baby assessments in order to give new-mamas additional tools that may help with breastfeeding, colic, reflux and flat head. She started UP!health almost 4 years ago with the vision of creating a unique and beautiful space that provides an array of complementary professional health services. Up!health focuses on the modern health challenges we face in our increasingly busy urban lives; providing Chiropractic care, TCM treatments, Muscle therapy, Kinesiology and Counselling.
Michelle Zhou McCulloch, Chiropractor and Founder & Owner, Up!Health