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Last year's party: Antonia Li, Ruth Chao, Eleanor Lam and Feiping Chang (Photo: Callaghan Walsh/Hong Kong Tatler)

Last year Hong Kong Tatler’s inaugural Generation T  (Gen T) list cast a spotlight on 100 of the city’s brightest young innovators, creatives, connectors and disruptive talents under the age of 40.

See also: Take The Ultimate Generation T Quiz

This year we return—albeit with a much tighter list. The second edition of Gen T adds 50 of Hong Kong’s young game-changers to our list. Think exceptional business mavens, food alchemists, art gurus and tech geniuses, all under one definitive (Tatler) umbrella.

The selection process

To get down to our final 50, we sharpened our criteria and honed our requirements. Two key ones: to be a go-getter, and to have achieved tangible and extraordinary results. And, oh, do our picks display both.

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Last year's party: Nick Troesdon, Harris Chan, Ivan Pun and Christopher Owen (Photo: Callaghan Walsh/Hong Kong Tatler)

The Tribe

It took a group of discerning individuals from different fields and backgrounds to decide which bright young minds should make our list this year. Among them were Tatler editors, but also members of what we call The Tribe: Gen T alumni and members of our 500 List with an eye for recognising talent. 

Scroll through the gallery below to take a closer look at the panellists:

Arthur Law: Co-founder of Vectr Ventures, aka the coolest venture capital firm in town

Arthur Law: Co-founder of Vectr Ventures, aka the coolest venture capital firm in town

André Fu: Architect and founder of the AFSO design studio

André Fu: Architect and founder of the AFSO design studio

Jamie Chiu: Clinical psychologist and founder of  the Brightly Project

Jamie Chiu: Clinical psychologist and founder of the Brightly Project

Jonathan Cheung: Co-founder of public relations firm Buzz Agency

Jonathan Cheung: Co-founder of public relations firm Buzz Agency

Kevin Mak: Architect and photographer

Kevin Mak: Architect and photographer

Monique Burger: Owner of the Burger Collection, a private collection of contemporary art

Monique Burger: Owner of the Burger Collection, a private collection of contemporary art

Nicola Fan: Visual storyteller, filmmaker and graphic designer

Nicola Fan: Visual storyteller, filmmaker and graphic designer

Sean Lee-Davies: Photographer and conservationist, founder of Awethentic Studio and Gallery and Project C:Change

Sean Lee-Davies: Photographer and conservationist, founder of Awethentic Studio and Gallery and Project C:Change

William Zhao: Art connoisseur and Editor-At-Large for Art and Design, Hong Kong Tatler

William Zhao: Art connoisseur and Editor-At-Large for Art and Design, Hong Kong Tatler

Yenn Wong: Entrepreneur and mastermind behind restaurant and bar empire JIA Group

Yenn Wong: Entrepreneur and mastermind behind restaurant and bar empire JIA Group

The membership of this year’s Generation T will be revealed next month, though we’re throwing an exclusive party on June 23 to bring our class of 2017 together, the first of a series of Generation T events we’re planning. Stay tuned!

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