Wharton Cocktail with Uber

Date and Time
Friday, August 15, 2014
6:30pm— 8:30pm
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Garage Society 9/F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central Hong Kong

Informal Cocktail and Speaking event with Sam Geliman of Uber 

The Wharton Club of Hong Kong is delighted to announce our next event – “Cocktail with Uber”.  Uber is one of the largest venture-funded companies in the world, focusing on the transportation industry using mobile technologies.  On 15 August, we are very pleased to have Sam Gellman, Head of Asia Expansion & General Manager of Uber Hong Kong, to be our speaker.  He will talk about Uber’s history, how they penetrated into 25 Asian cities and the challenges they are facing in coping with the different local markets.  

“Cocktail with Uber” will be yet another new attempt by the Wharton Club to arrange a speaker event that is more engaging and interactive in a less formal setting.  It would be a pleasant way to meet up with fellow schoolmates while learning something new in the leading-edge of mobile technologies.


Event Details


Date:     Friday, 15 August 2014
Time:     6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue:       Garage Society
                  9/F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central
                  Hong Kong
                  (Same building as the Samsung Store, see map below)
Cost:      HK$150 inclusive of 2 beverages.
Guests:                  WCHK members are welcome to bring guests.



Payment should be made to the Club’s account at HSBC (#502-411531-001), with receipt emailed to Liya Wang ([email protected]).  Please RSVP and send in your payment ASAP to avoid disappointment.


About the Speaker

Sam Gellman has played a lead role in Uber’s international expansion. He spent 2012 building out Uber’s Europe presence, running the launch of Uber’s international headquarters in Amsterdam.  He moved to Asia in 2013 as the Head of Asia Expansion and managed the build-out into 25 cities across Asia, from New Zealand, to China, to Korea.  Prior to Uber, Sam worked at Goldman Sachs for six years running the derivative research product.  He graduated from Stanford with a major in International Relations and Computer Science.  In his spare time, Sam also runs a travel photography business.

Map & Directions

Garage Society 9/F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central Hong Kong

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