Event Details

The metamorphosis of Wong Chuk Hang (WCH) as the corner stone of the Aberdeen Harbour precinct is gaining pace after the opening of the MTR station. What is next? What do we want? And why would you choose to realise your passion in WCH?

Charlene Hua opened her African Coffee & Tea (ACT) café in WCH and will share her social mission with you. Followed by Paul Zimmerman who will dig deeper into the long term vision of WCH and discuss its next destination. Photographer Saskia Wesseling will unveil the beauty of WCH through her camera lens and we will finish the evening with WCH beer tasting and South African wine tasting. Please feel free to stay a bit longer as ACT also serves delicious food and drinks in the evening.


  • Charlene Hua (Africa Coffee and Tea)

    Charlene Hua

    Africa Coffee and Tea


    Charlene has over 15 years in the corporate world from business consulting to various finance positions. Since Charlene moved to Hong Kong, she has held senior positions as CFO and Director of Investment Relations at two Nasdaq listed companies. She left the corporate world in 2012 and start her venture to Africa in 2012. Since her journey to Africa, she has been fascinated by the culture, people and the amazing continent. She then co-founded Africa Coffee and Tea in early 2016 with the mission to support the women in the growing community. She has now set up ACT cafe, bar & event space in the heart of Wong Chuk Hang, promoting premium Africa Coffee and Tea.

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  • Saskia Wesseling (Owner at Saskia Wesseling photography)

    Saskia Wesseling

    Owner at Saskia Wesseling photography


    Fine art & documentary photographer Saskia Wesseling is best known for capturing images of unstruck beauty in unlikely places. She showed some of her work last year in the exhibition Glamour in unglamorous places in Sai Yin Pun. Other body of work is featured in the South China Morning post and National Geographic Traveller. Currently she is taking part in a 6 month multimedia camp from Magnum photography to explore different media in story telling. In this project she teams up with colleagues from mainland China.

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  • Paul Zimmerman (Co-founder & CEO of Designing Hong Kong)

    Paul Zimmerman

    Co-founder & CEO of Designing Hong Kong

    Paul Zimmerman is a co-Founder and CEO of Designing Hong Kong. Paul is also an elected District Councillor representing the Pokfulam constituency, and a board member of Civic Exchange, Professional Commons, Hong Kong Democratic Foundation, and the Patient Care Foundation. His Hong Kong Government advisory functions include the Harbourfront Commission. Paul has a Masters in Social Science (Economics) from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and a Masters of Arts (Transport Policy and Planning) from The University of Hong Kong. He arrived in Hong Kong in 1984 and became a Chinese citizen in 2012.

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