The event aims to bring retailers and young people together to develop ideas that can be applied in retail shops to promote customers' awareness and practices to protect the environment.
A serious opportunity to get your green idea to all 7 million people via 8000 retail outlets in Hong Kong through HKRMA
Power your idea with technology support from Microsoft, hardware support from MakerBay and inspiration from over a dozen participating brands and two dozen supporting organisations!
Connect to your green future through private dialogue with some of the most senior executives of the global retail scene!
Problem Statement: How to influence consumer at customer touch points that would empower them to minimise waste in consumption through reduce, reuse & recycle.


  • How to create value for "Premium Naked Buy" (premium products without package)
  • Distributor/franchisee have say on reducing excessive packaging
  • How to ensure food safety and shelf-life with the less plastic package?


  • "Bring Your Own Containers" for takeaway is not trouble anymore.
  • How to disencourage customer asking for a plastic bag even if they don't bring their reusable bag?
  • How to make online purchase packaging more environmentally friendly?


  • How to make waste separation and downstream recycling easier?
  • Reuse of store racks at minimal cost.
Mrs. Annie Yau Tse
Chairman of HKRMA &
Chairman & CEO, Tse Sui Luen Jewellery (International) Ltd
Ms. Malina Ngai
Vice Chairman & Sustainability Task Force Chairman of HKRMA &
Group Chief Operating Officer, A.S. Watson & Co Ltd
Ms. Ruth Yu
Executive Director of HKRMA
Ms. Debby Cheng
Project Manager of Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation
Ms Wendy Lam
Senior Director - Corporate Affairs of McDonald’s Hong Kong
Mr. Norman Yum
Managing Director of A.S. Watson Group - PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited
Mr. Edwin Lau
Executive Director of The Green Earth
Ms. Glendy Chu
Head of Group Strategic Marketing & Communications of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
Ms. Venus Chan
Partner Business Development Director, One Commercial Partner of Microsoft Hong Kong
Mr. Bird Tang
Executive Director of VolTra Limited
Winner Team
Green Warrior Track (University student/young alumni)
Champion – Foodiverse (Category: Food)
Team members:
  • Ip Wai Leong , City University of Hong Kong
  • Chan Cindy Ho Yee, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Lee Hong Kau, The University of Hong Kong
  • Ng Chak Kwan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prizes & Rewards:
  • Cash prize HK$30,000
  • HKRMA VIP Annual Education Pass (HK$5,000 per pass)
  • 10-15 Days Overseas Green Project Volunteer Workcamp in UK
  • Retail Executive Mentoring Programme
  • Get-together with CEOs
  • Internship opportunities at Retail Brands
1st Runner Up - GreenSleeves (Category: Clothes)
Team members:
Ching Kwong Ho, Chong Man Ting, Ng Ko Sam & Sin Ka Ki from Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prizes & Rewards:
  • 2 sets of Microsoft Surface Pro (Sponsored by Microsoft Hong Kong)
  • Cash Coupons over HK$3,000
  • HKRMA VIP Annual Education Pass (HK$5,000 per pass)
  • Retail Executive Mentoring Programme
  • Get-together with CEOs
2nd Runner Up - Repaper (Category: Living)
Team members:
Chong Po San, Lau Ho Man Jacky, Wan Yuen Han, Yeung Chung Hin from Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prizes & Rewards:
  • 2 sets of Microsoft Surface Pro (Sponsored by Microsoft Hong Kong)
  • HKRMA VIP Annual Education Pass (HK$5,000 per pass)
  • Retail Executive Mentoring Programme
  • Get-together with CEOs
Green Accelerator Track (Start-up)
Champion - One Pair Straw
Team members:
Ng Wing Sze, Li Hoi Tik, Wong Wai Kun, Mak Tsz Ching
Prizes & Rewards:
  • Cash prize HK$50,000 (DBS Impact Award)
  • Free Makerbay Membership for 1-month
  • Get-together with CEOs
  • Networking Opportunities at HKRMA Retail Summit
Event Highlight
Orientation at Microsoft Office on 16 Feb, 2019
Registration and welcome
Sharing on green challenges of retail industry
Workshops on design thinking, pitching skill and Microsoft retail technology
Green Hackathon at PolyU on 23-24 Feb, 2019
Company visit to TSL (23 Feb, 2019)
Mentoring by Retail Executives on green solution of participating teams (23 Feb, 2019)
Pitching and Judging (24 Feb, 2019)
HKRMA Green Hackathon 2019
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