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Janice Leung-Hayes

Janice Leung-Hayes

Founder, Island East Markets and Tong Chong Street Market
Location: Hong Kong

Writer by trade, advocate by nature, Janice Leung-Hayes has a wealth of knowledge on food sustainability, having launched her own platform Honestly Green and a food-focused market, Tong Chong Street Market, before launching Poho Market, an urban organic produce market, in 2017. Janice also judges and contributes to food and beverage awards, lists and guides, and as the senior director of Little Adventures in Hong Kong she designs and leads custom food and culture experiences. She’s also part of the Global Shapers community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

Poir to this, in 2012, she founded Island East Markets, a social enterprise committed to showcasing food and artisanal products that are locally and responsibly grown and produced. The same year, she was named one of the “20 people changing the way you eat and drink” by Time Out Hong Kong. Since leaving Island East Markets, she has continued to work in the world of sustainable food under her food sustainability platform Honestly Green, as well as reporting for media outlets internationally and connecting local farmers with the food and beverage industry.

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