My Gen­er­a­tion

Hong Kong Tatler - - Editor’s Note - —Jakki Phillips Editor-in-chief

Six months, 19 pan­el­lists, hun­dreds of con­tenders, 30 judg­ing meet­ings, a bin full of dis­carded biogs, end­less tubes of Pringles and a Don­ald Trump stress ball—that’s what it took to com­pile this year’s Gen­er­a­tion T list.

Pub­lished in the Gen­er­a­tion T guide ac­com­pa­ny­ing this is­sue and on hk.asi­, the list re­veals the 50 game chang­ers un­der 40 who are shap­ing Hong Kong.

It was a long and in­tense process, with some heated mo­ments and a fair few ar­gu­ments—mostly over whose turn it was to squeeze Trump’s tan­ger­ine head—but when I look at our Gen T Class of 2017, I have to ad­mit I feel some­thing close to moth­erly pride.

Be­cause we, the Gen­er­a­tion T judg­ing team—helmed by Gen T head hon­cho Ta­mara La­mu­nière and in­clud­ing Hong Kong Tatler ed­i­tors and in­dus­try ex­perts—birthed a who’s who list that truly cel­e­brates our city’s re­mark­able young peo­ple.

From 32-year-old May Chow, who was named Best Fe­male Chef on Asia’s 50 Best Restau­rants list for 2017, to Chun Wong, 29, who’s been hailed as the next Wong Kar-wai for his award­win­ning film Mad World, and 25-year-old Ter­ence Kwok who may soon give Hong Kong its first US$1 bil­lion start-up “uni­corn” with his hos­pi­tal­ity tech com­pany Tink Labs—these high achiev­ers look set to be fu­ture lead­ers, and I cer­tainly sleep eas­ier know­ing the fu­ture of our city is in their hands.

Sadly we couldn’t squeeze them all onto our cover, but we did man­age to tempt 10 of them to a Chai Wan photo stu­dio dur­ing a black rain­storm. The re­sult is these two cool group shots, which rock the front pages of our spe­cial dou­ble-cover Gen­er­a­tion T is­sue. As­so­ciate editor Mar­i­anna Cerini went be­hind the scenes at the shoot to chat with these bright young en­trepreneurs. Read her story on page 114.

Fu­ture Lead­ers From left: Luke Grana, Danny Ye­ung, Peggy Chan, Elaine Yan Ling Ng, Lau­rel Chor, Nicholas Ho, Ni­cole Fung, Ja­son Mag­nus, Ce­sar Jung-harada and Xa­nia Wong

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