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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

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

Early bird available until 18 April 2019

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Overview

In the past year, the catastrophic effects of climate change have zeroed into focus, raising the question of not just how cities can lower emissions, but how communities should prepare for new challenges and uncertainties ahead. The loss due to climate change has estimated to reach US$200 billion in 2018.

The devastation caused by Typhoon Mangkhut in Asia and the California Wildfires in the USA, among other crises, have served as a wakeup call to policymakers across the world. The need to lower emissions and advocate for sustainability has never been clearer. But how does this translate to public interest? What are the financial implications? How should city and business leaders future-proof their decisions now? There are worrying days ahead which demand strong leadership and a resilient response.

In this year’s RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference, a line-up of industry leaders explore how Hong Kong is positioned to navigate the challenges ahead – in terms of embracing unique opportunities to become a leading green city, and identifying and overcoming our weaknesses.

Why you should attend

Why attend?

  • Understand how an increased focus on sustainability could affect the decisions of building owners, operators, investors, entrepreneurs, surveyors and other stakeholders
  • Gain an international perspective on Hong Kong’s role in responsible businesses – as well as what it can become
  • Connect with influential business leaders, government officials, academics, and consulting experts.
  • Learn more about ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance), progressive investment trends (e.g. climate bonds), new green technologies, and more.
  • Get unrivalled insight into topical research findings, best practices and case studies from around the world.

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Agenda

  • Welcoming remarks

    Ms Clare Chiu, Chief Operating Officer, Greater China, RICS

    Opening Address

    Mr Cheung Kin Chung, Matthew, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSARG

  • The climate-change timebomb — impacts and risks to the built environment

    The global climate change catastrophe: The big picture
    Prof Christine Loh, SBS, JP, OBE, Chief Development Strategist, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Navigating climate change risks and unlocking opportunities in the new climate economy – a value-creation business model

    Ms Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL)

  • Developing more resilient cities for the future

    Sustainable equals successful: What we can learn from global cities already ahead of the pack

    Dr Raymond Yau, General Manager, Technical Services & Sustainability Development, Swire Properties

    Future-proofing: How can building technology enhance city resilience?

    Mr Ian Chung, PRC Leader & Senior Vice President, AECOM

    Panel discussion: Where we should be versus where we are now – how can we narrow the gap?

    Moderator: Mr Will Myles, Managing Director, APAC, RICS

    Panellists:
    Mr Ian Chung, PRC Leader & Senior Vice President, AECOM
    Mr Bryant Lu, Vice Chairman, Ronald Lu & Partners
    Mr Bruce Chong, Associate Director, Consulting, Arup
    Mr Rupert Leung, Managing Director, Design and Engineering, Arcadis

  • Steering capital to build sustainable cities for the future

    Sustainability: From "doing good" to economics

    Mr John Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, ULI

    Green finance in action, financing options and market trends

    Mr Jonathan Drew, Managing Director, Infrastructure and Real Estate Group, HSBC

    Case study on green bond insurance and impact on reporting

     

    Panel discussion: ESG reporting benchmark for real estate and impact on valuation

    Moderator: Mr John Sayer, Director, Carbon Care Asia and Research, Director, CarbonCar InnoLab

    Panellists:
    Mr Alton Wong, Senior Director, Head of Advisory Services,  Valuation & Advisory Services, Greater China, Co-head of Smart Building & Green Finance Services Platform, Cushman & Wakefield
    Mr Will Myles,  Managing Director, APAC, RICS
    Mr Brian Ho, Partner, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernest & Young

  • How can Hong Kong take on more resilience challenges?

    Value creation by embracing sustainability to enhance the productivity of property portfolio

    Mr Eric Yau, Chief Strategy Officer, The Link Asset Management Limited

    Relevant case sharing on resilience and sustainable measures

    Mr Benjamin Towell MRICS, RIBA, CEnv, Senior Manager, Green Mark Department (New Development), Building and Construction Authority

    Panel discussion: The global sustainability framework and its relevancy to real estate stakeholders in Hong Kong

    Moderator: Mr Eric Yau, Chief Strategy Officer, The Link Asset Management Limited

    Panellists:
    Mr Benjamin Towell MRICS, RIBA, CEnv, Senior Manager, Green Mark Department (New Development), Building and Construction Authority

Meet the speakers, moderators and panelists joining us at this year's conference

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Souvenir sponsor

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Supporting organisations

    • Architectural Services Department, HKSAR Government
    • Asian Institute of Building
    • Asian Institute of Built Environment
    • Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings
    • BEAM Society Limited
    • Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society
    • Buildings Department, HKSAR Government
    • Business Environment Council
    • Chartered Institute of Housing Asian Pacific Branch
    • Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) Hong Kong Region
    • China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International Chapter
    • Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
    • Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong
    • Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • Energy Institute Hong Kong Branch
    • Estate Agents Authority
    • Hong Kong General Building Contractors Association
    • Hong Kong Green Building Council
    • Institute of Shopping Centre Management
    • International Facility Management Association Hong Kong Chapter
    • Invest Hong Kong, HKSAR Government
    • Lands Department, HKSAR Government
    • Macao Association of Building Contractors and Developers
    • Macau Construction Machinery Engineering Association
    • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
    • The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
    • The Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong)
    • The Hong Kong Construction Association Limited
    • The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
    • The Hong Kong Institute of Housing
    • The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects
    • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
    • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors
    • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
    • The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong
    • The University College of Estate Management
    • Urban Renewal Authority

Price

For enquiries or to buy group tickets, please contact Ms Karina Cheung, Senior Business Development Manager, RICS.

 T: +852 2117 0695 E: kcheung@rics.org

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