Journey to Racial Equality

On Tuesday, 21 March at the Holiday Inn Golden Mile in Tsim Sha Tsui


To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) The Zubin Foundation organised a conference “Status of Racial Minorities in Hong Kong 2023: The Journey to Racial Equality” on Tuesday, 21 March at the Holiday Inn Golden Mile in Tsim Sha Tsui. It was an in-person event.​​​​​

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The objectives of the conference were to:

  • Enhance awareness about Hong Kong’s ethnic minority community
  • Have honest discussions across individual as well as organisational viewpoints
  • Include a cross-section of stakeholders from diverse industries
  • Explore how to change the prevalent mindsets
  • Create a network of those interested in racial equality in Hong Kong


  • Hear from a diverse panel about the status of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong post-COVID-19
  • Learn about the impact of the pandemic on mental health, the status of women and girls, children, and education
  • Hear about lessons learned from education, in the workplace, and in marketplace
  • Understand how one can create an anti-racism mindset in Hong Kong

Speakers and Moderators

Conference Agenda

Date: Tuesday, 21 March 2023 | Venue: Holiday Inn Golden Mile | Tsim Sha Tsui, Time: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Time Details
9.30 – 10.00 am Registration
10.00 – 10.30 am Welcome
10.30 – 11.30 am

Opening Plenary
Status of Hong Kong’s Ethnic Minorities

11.30 – 11.45 am Refreshment Break
​11.45 am – 12.45 pm

Morning Breakout
1A: Women and Girls | 1B: Mental Health 

12.45 – 2.15 pm Lunch
1.40 – 2.05 pm Lunch Plenary
Fireside Chat with Ethnic Minority Women-Led Business Owners
2.15  – 3.15 pm 

Afternoon Breakout
2A: Lessons Learned by Schools and Employers | 2B: Children and Education 

3.15 – 3.30 pm  Refreshment Break
3.30 – 4.30 pm

Closing Plenary
Meeting of Minds: How to Create an Anti-racism Mindset in Hong Kong

4.30 – 5.00 pm Closing
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Sustainability Goals

At the conference, we continued our sustainability practices to avoid waste and harm to our environment. Here are some of the ways in which we stayed true to our goals.

Our commitment to the environment:

  • No single-use backdrops and very limited paper signage at the event. 

  • No notepads. We requested all attendees bring their own notebooks.

  • No plastic bottles of water.

  • Limited glasses of water at the hotel because we want to reduce the water needed to clean them. Guests brought their refillable water bottles.

Our commitment to including women:

  • No ‘manel’ – the male-only panel.

Our commitment to multi-stakeholder engagement:

  • We would like to hear diverse voices – from NGOs, schools, companies, and individuals.  We tried to include these varied voices. 


Platinum Sponsors

  • Allen & Overy
  • Manulife
  • Mrs. Purviz R. Shroff, MH, and the Late MR.Rusy M. Shroff, BBS, MBE
  • The Swire Group Charitable Trust

Gold Sponsors 

  • EY
  • AXA
  • MTR
  • Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited

Silver Sponsors 

  • King and Wood Mallesons
  • Mayer Brown

Venue Sponsors 

  • Holiday Inn Golden Mile

Supporting Organisations

  • City Mental Health Alliance HK
  • EMPOWER by The Amber Foundation
  • Equal Justice
  • Equal Opportunities Commission
  • Hong Kong Unison
  • Inspiring Girls Hong Kong
  • Mind HK
  • OCD & Anxiety Support HK
  • Resolve Foundation
  • The Women’s Foundation


Vibha Karnik | | +852 2540-9588