The Association hosted the Mater Class 2021/22 Speaker Forum online successfully on 11 April 2022, attracting over 240 registrations of PolyU students, staff, alumni, as well as mentors and mentees of the INSPIRE Mentorship Programme.
The Forum was presented by two outstanding alumni, Mr Tino Kwan Wing-kuen, Founder and Principal Consultant of Tino Kwan Lighting Consultants Limited, and Ms Mary Yu Wah, Founder of Mary Yu Design. The panel discussion was moderated by one of the OPAA Directors, Mr Elton Ng Chun-ting, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Centre of Rehabilitation & Exercising Specialist. He was joined by his mentee Mr Henry Guo.
Mr Kwan shared his art life adventures spanning across lighting design, photography, music, fashion, cooking and so on, during which he emphasised that passion fuels motivation, and art and life are inseparable. Ms Yu talked about her entrepreneurial achievements, especially on how she developed her skill set during the pandemic to expand her professional competency in art and design.
The inspiring talks drew many questions from participants. The Forum was concluded by the OPAA President, Ir Eric Ma Siu-cheung, GBS, JP, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of NWS Holding Limited. "The two speakers are our role models, as they have never been complacent and keep pushing their professional boundaries." He also encouraged us to learn the art of appreciating little things in life, through which we would be amazed by the great concepts and efforts behind that build our better life.