My Rise Conference Volunteer Experience
With my experienced interpersonal skills as CEO-Celebrity Whisperer, I was rotated to nearly every area in RISE. Involved in all registration counter types from Speakers, Press, Investors to General Attendee and Women in Tech.
I was involved in Night Summit counter which I did well with transportation directions as I lived in Hong Kong for 18 years.
And the highlight of my Volunteer Experience was being a Speakers’ Escort for Tony Fernandes (Group CEO of AirAsia) and to handle protocol access issues of his 10-member AirAsia Entourage.
#RobertReview (Rise Volunteer): 9.5 | 10
Volunteers’ Refreshment is basic: coffee, tea, apples, bananas (gone daily by 3:00 pm). HK$65 for lunch is too little – not enough to have a drink. HK$90-100 is more appropriate for all the free hard work Volunteers provide.
Robert’s favorite Counters were Speaker/ Chairperson/ Forum, Press, and Night Summit.
1 of 6 “No Talking, Only Posing & Teasing, Strictly No Touching, Nameless Mannequins in Venetian-Domino Masks & Quasi Cheong Sum” at Ophelia Club, Wan Chai, HK
@ Night Summit (nightly social networking in the best HK pubs after Rise Conference).
R.I.S.E. = Robert Is Speakers’ Escort. Escorting Tony Fernandes and his 10-Member AirAsia Entourage.
Katie Bolger (Head of Volunteers) and Michael Whelan (Volunteer Coordinator @ Web Summit
My Favorite RISE Volunteers:
Claudia Kosasih (Intern from Indonesia)
Lili Nyugen (Brinc Intern from Paris)
Robert’s Partners-in-Crime: Danny Lee (IT Consultant from Holland) and Ethan Yan (HR Labor Entrepreneur from Malaysia)
Robert helped a Volunteer to get an autograph from Tony Fernandes
Henry Cheng (Associate Director, UBS)
Alexandra Harrington (Collaborative Partnerships Director from Australia)
Elaine Lau (Senior Consultant at EY, HK from Malaysia) and Hana Makhlouf (from Egypt)
Celia Leung (Partner @ GEO Wines) & Grace Lam (Strategic Development Manager @ Foodpanda Hong Kong). 8 July 2019; Volunteers prior to the start of RISE 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. Photo by Cody Glenn/RISE via Sportsfile
Published: 31st July 2019.