Benjamin So

Ben is a Hong Kong native and a Kiwi. Both aspects of his upbringing have been instrumental in the creation of 178 Degrees, which he founded in 2015.

The concept was to take the best of New Zealand produce and present it to Hong Kong’s discerning clientele. At the core is an expression of New Zealand’s heritage as a farming nation and it’s world-leading agricultural practices.

178 Degrees supplies fine-dining venues and an online retail store, to provide healthy and responsibly sourced foodstuffs to Hong Kong families.

Sustainability is central to 178 Degrees’ ethos and is a cause that Ben advocates passionately as company founder. Outside of 178 Degrees, Ben is Chairman of the Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Coalition, which promotes the consumption of responsibly sourced marine species.

Benjamin is speaking at Session 3: Blockchain in our Food Chain