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RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2019

In the past year, the catastrophic effects of climate change have zeroed into focus. This raises the question of not just how cities can lower emissions, but how communities should prepare for the challenges and uncertainties ahead.

Resilient and sustainable: Putting the green revolution at the forefront of our future

Fri 24 May 2019
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Grand Ballroom, Level 1, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
7 hours CPD

Early bird available until 18 April 2019



The death and devastation caused by both Typhoon Mangkhut in Asia and the California Wildfires in the USA have served as a wakeup call to policymakers across the world. The need to lower emissions and take a more aggressive shift towards sustainability has never been clearer. However, it is evident that whatever steps are taken, darker days are ahead which demand strong leadership and a resilient response.

Hong Kong has the opportunity to navigate the region through the challenges ahead, both as the example of a forward-thinking, sustainable city and as an enterprising, connected hub leading the green-finance movement.

This conference will frame the regional and global dilemma, examine sensible city planning for professionals and policymakers, and explore how Hong Kong can place itself at the heart of the green revolution. Participants will gain a better understanding of ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance), a fresh perspective on progressive investment trends — such as climate bonds — and inspiration to help forge the resilient city future generations demand and deserve.


Morning session one: The challenges presented by climate change, in Asia Pacific and beyond

  • The global climate change catastrophe: The big picture
  • How can building professionals tackle the challenge of climate change?
  • Panel discussion

Morning session two: Developing more resilient cities for the future

  • How stakeholders can take action to minimise emissions and better prepare for extreme weather conditions in the future
  • Future-proofing: How can building technology enhance city resilience?
  • Panel discussion


Afternoon session one: The role of green finance in the climate battle

  • Gearing towards a sustainable future: What are the opportunities for investors?
  • Green finance in action: How do companies adopt green finance?
  • Panel discussion

Afternoon session two: Putting Hong Kong at the heart of the green revolution

  • Leading the green revolution by example: How can Hong Kong’s policymakers address the challenges ahead?
  • In the wake of increased extreme weather conditions in the region, how can we better prepare a proactive and resilient response?
  • Panel discussion

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For enquiries or to buy group tickets, please contact Ms Michelle Lam, Marketing Manager, RICS.

t: +852 3759 4123

  • Early bird RICS professionals / Supporting organisations / Sponsors
    Early bird until 18 April 2019 HK$2200
  • Non RICS professionals
    Early bird until 18 April 2019 HK$2400
  • Combo Ticket 1 RICS Annual Dinner and Awards Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony 2019 ticket
    + 1 RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2019 ticket HK$4600
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