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2024 AT ONE International Festival


Venue: SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE, Suzhou, China

Date: 2024·4/12-14

Challenges are opportunities for evolution and co-creation of a new future. The future is already here. The future is now. Co-creating holistic solutions to sustainability challenges through common culture and common worldview—for flourishing of all life. The 2024 AT ONE International Festival with the theme One Choice, One World, we invite you to join the conversations, the movement and embrace the collective awakening!


It is the brainchild of Chavalit Frederick Tsao a fourth-generation family business steward, who has transformed the business from a conventional shipping company to a multinational business serving Asia′s industrialization and trade globalization.

Staying true the family′s core sustainability value of continuous evolution to serve the era, Chavalit is now elevating this value to new heights. Starting from a small research institute, East West Cultural Development Center, in Singapore in 1995, Chavalit is now on a conscious evolution to bring about business reform and build a collaborative community that will positively impact the well-being and happiness economic era.

Chavalit started the AT ONE event in November 2018 as a platform for knowledge exchange, learning and celebration of life! The AT ONE International Forum brings together thought leaders from a wide range of disciplines to the AT ONE International Festival organized and held in SANGHA Retreat by Octave in Suzhou, China.

AT ONE International Forum

AT ONE International Forum 


As we emerge from the three-year COVID-19 crisis, we are witnessing an unprecedented awakening happening simultaneously at all levels of life, deeply reflecting on the essence of life and living.

Challenges are opportunities for evolution and co-creation of a new future. Fundamentally, the challenges of sustainability are the results of a crisis of consciousness and ethical issues. An inner journey that changes consciousness, worldview, beliefs, and values will lead the business reform towards a model of well-being and happiness economy.

The future is here, and it‘s time to commit to cultural fusion – each one of us has a part to play in this paradigm shift, the 2024 AT ONE International Festival with the theme One Choice, One World, invites you to join the conversations, the movement and embrace the collective awakening—and have some fun at the same time!

The era has arrived, the future is now !


It is Time to Act… Doing is Knowing!

Day 1: A Culture of Love for Flourishing Life, Co-Creating One World

We need one common worldview, one common ground, for us to have common sense, so we put together common effort to resolve our common challenges.

Day 2: Education towards Adding Value to Life, Exploring the One Choice

In the age of well-being, the is only one choice—to focus on an inner journey to learn life, self-cultivate and add value to all living systems.

Day 3: Impact: an Approach to Holistic Management, Quantum Leadership Leading the Way

Flourishing is our nature, and quantum leadership is the way. We need to return to our natural calling, and let evolution guide our flourishing.

2024 Speakers

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Chavalit Frederick Tsao


Chairman of IMC Group, Founder of OCTAVE Institute, President of Family Business Network Asia
Benjamin McCarron

Benjamin McCarron


Founder and Managing Director, Asia Research & Engagement

Sihua Gao


Inaugural Qihuang Scholar, M.D.
Chief Scientist for the National 973 Program for Traditional Chinese Medicine
陈澍 George Chen

George Chen


Managing Director & Co-Chair, Digital Practice ,The Asia Group

Lingfeng He


Doctor of Psychology
Member of the Education Ministry’s Psychology Teaching Guidance Committee

Yuedi Liu


Advocate of Lifestyle Aesthetics
Professor in Institute of Philosophy at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
罗宝文 Poman Lo

Poman Lo


Vice Chairman of Century City International Holdings Limited and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Regal Hotels Group
Shadrick Mazaza

Shadrick Mazaza


Physician, Philosopher, Professor, and Leadership Transformation Expert

Festival Highlights

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AT ONE Festival-Celebration of Life

Humanity is entering into a new era of awakening and happiness. And part of this awakening is the great rejuvenation of Chinese culture.

The ever-growing Chinese civilization is a living organism. On this shared cultural journey, we′ll witness the endless energy of life, the flow of all things within nature, and we′ll inherit the beauty and kindness passed on through generations of tradition. Together we′ll align with the ultimate truth, goodness, and beauty of this world.

At the 2024 AT ONE International Festival, we will celebrate life with hearts full of gratitude, driving the upholding of tradition and the cultivation of innovation within the realm of Chinese culture, while learning how to continue building new civilizations, expanding our culture, and evolving with newfound understanding.

AT ONE Festival Overview

On land, in the water, and even in the sky, experience exciting cultural activities that will bring endless fun and fulfillment to the mind, body, and soul. All are welcome – family, friends, men, women, and children.

New Expression of Chinese Aesthetic Life: Gathering of art masters, collision of diverse arts|Series of traditional Chinese classics|Demonstrate the AT ONE culture with art and aesthetic expression|Guqin. Go. Calligraphy. Painting. Poetry. Wine. Tea Ceremony. Flower Arrangement|Inspire inner feeling of the AT ONE culture

Eight Living Habits to Nourish Body and Mind: 200 fascinating programs|Practitioners from around the world for professional teachings|Multiple courses of different ages|Awaken awareness from the inside out, integrating body and mind|Advanced learning, interactive experience, feel the joy and beauty of AT ONE

The AT ONE Market to Spark Joy : International celebrity head chef from Thought For Food present mindful gourmet food|Carefully selected organic health foods and local farmers´ products|Creative handmade creations presentation|Street artists, novel performance



Day 0: Welcome dinner

Day 1-3: Three days of celebrations, summits, forums, physical and mental exercises, healthy eating, enlightened gatherings, parent-child activities, and the AT ONE Market

Day3: Closing ceremony

About SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE

Located along the banks of Yangcheng Lake in Suzhou, China, SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE covers 189,000 square meters of beautiful land right on the water. Located an hour′s drive from Shanghai, this haven of tranquility for your body and your mind is right at your fingertips.

As China′s largest health care and mindfulness community, SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE succeeds in accomplishing the vision of its founder, guiding guests through the eight healthy living habits: eating, breathing, sleeping, movement, stillness, worldview, middleway, and the celebration of life. With this practice, we immerse ourselves in healing our body and mind, enhancing our inner awareness, and gaining a fully comprehensive health experience.

Address: 199 Yangcheng Ring Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province

Tel:(0512) 6788 1888

Past Highlights

2018 AT ONE International Festival
Consciousness for World Harmony, Common Destiny of Humanity

An international launch forum dedicated to building awareness for the mission of global harmony.
Through discussions, participants went beyond merely passively taking in information. Instead, the festival focused on collectively
integrating knowledge in creating a wholly new worldview consistent with a new paradigm of unity and harmony.

2019 AT ONE International Festival
New Paradigm, New Era of Well-being

This gathering focused on redefining happiness, health, healthcare,
and integrative medicine. Discussions pushed the boundaries of previously
held beliefs, and evolved to encompass contemporary challenges, to meet a world where human
happiness is a core tenet and freedom is expressed with love.