Generation T: The Who, What & Why


March 28, 2017 | BY Matthew Keegan

Everything you need to know about Generation T

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Photo: Jason Capobianco/Hong Kong Tatler

In every generation, there are those who are marked by their vision, talent and drive; those who challenge the status quo and bring forth change. They are not just dreamers, they're doers—and it’s these creative visionaries and disruptive talents whom we define as Generation T (or Gen T, for short). 

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Hong Kong Tatler has continually evolved over the past four decades as the arbiter of modern society. After launching our inaugural list last year of young, influential innovators who are shaping Hong Kong, we are proud to announce a brand new, dedicated section on the site for Generation T.

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Photo: Jason Capobianco/Hong Kong Tatler

What is Generation T?

Generation T celebrates Hong Kong and Asia's brightest young talents with a comprehensive list of who's who in the region. The annual publication complements our Tatler 500 List of Hong Kong’s most influential individuals, with a focus on the next generation. 

But Generation T is much more than a list—it's also a platform for the community to connect and collaborate with each other through enriching experiences and exclusive content on entrepreneurship, innovation, personal development and lifestyle. 

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Photo: Jason Capobianco/Hong Kong Tatler

Who's on the list?

The list includes scions of some of Hong Kong’s oldest families, as well as self-made entrepreneurs, gifted young artists, cutting-edge chefs and fashion influencers. Intended to create a revealing reflection of Hong Kong society, the roll honours outstanding young talent making waves across all sectors, from art and retail to philanthropy and tech,

See also: IWC's Georges Kern on Generation T

How do you make it onto the list?

The Generation T list is refreshed annually by the Tatler Tribe, a panel made up of Hong Kong Tatler's own editors and select members of our Tatler 500 list.

While every Gen T'er will forever be part of the community, 50 names will graduate to become alumni in order to make way for new up-and-comers.

When will the 2017 Gen T list be announced?

The Generation T list for 2017 will be unveiled in June with an exclusive launch party, so stay tuned.

See the Generation T list from 2016.

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