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RICS Greater Bay Area Conference

This conference will provide an exclusive first-hand perspective (with case studies) into how professionals can benefit from the Greater Bay Area (GBA) while staying true to best practice.

Responsibilities, challenges and opportunities amid increased cross-border integration

Wed 11 Sep 2019
09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
7888 Shennan Boulevard, Futian District, Shenzhen, China, 518040
8 hours CPD


The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) comprises the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and nine municipalities within Guangdong Province. The development of the GBA is accorded the status of key strategic planning in China’s development blueprint.

Much discussion since the GBA’s announcement has been focused on direct economic opportunities. But making the best of the opportunities as built environment professionals will take more than just a willingness to invest. It requires a nuanced understanding of cross-border trends, regulatory differences, wider global issues like climate change, and other liveability challenges.

This conference will provide an exclusive first-hand perspective (with case studies) into how professionals of all backgrounds can benefit from GBA while staying true to the principles of professional best practice and responsibility to humanity. The conference will also demonstrate how RICS plays the role of an international professional body to link talents, resources across different jurisdictions, laws and qualification, and contributes to the development of the Greater Bay Area.

Who should attend

  • High-profile government official
  • Legal industry representative
  • Investor/developer
  • Consultant
  • Academic/economist
  • Business leader
  • Bank and financial institute
  • Infrastructure investors/developers
  • Contractors/consulting firms
  • Solution providers
  • Green real estate developer
  • Green finance related service providers
  • Green technology/solution providers


Challenges and opportunities of city integration as the new way forward

What makes the city cluster involved in the GBA unique? How will governments support the private sector? What about in the special economic zones, such as Qianhai, Nansha and Hengqin? How do we align vastly difference across borders? What role should RICS professionals play?

Key drivers of the region: Finance, technology and other emerging Industries

Cross-border integration will be achieved without industry development. There have been examples of companies that have benefitted tremendously from being part of GBA’s integration efforts... but how did they succeed? What are some ways that other aspiring companies or professionals can be part of this movement?

Build modern, comprehensive and connective infrastructure in the GBA

A rational layout, comprehensive functions and smooth connections is vital to provide a solid support for socio-economic development of GBA. How can we build, enhance and upgrade traditional infrastructure and the new mode of infrastructure by integrating the profession, applying new technology, adopting international standards and applying innovative approaches?

Sustainability and liveability concerns in GBA development

Environmental concerns are not simply a moral discussion — they are very much practical ones. Not only because of the threat of climate change and its impact on health, but also because the world’s economy and government policies will be increasingly based on our industry’s ability to make cities greener, smarter and healthier for all.


  • 09:00-09:10 Opening Address & Welcome Remarks

  • This session will outline the priorities of the Outline Development Plan, which spans nine cities in the Guangdong Province, plus two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao. This will be followed by discussions about China’s economic predictions and investor’s sentiments from financial market experts.


    • Address from supporting government and public bodies
    • International investor’s perspective on opportunities and challenges of the GBA under the new normal by Edward FuKeung Lau, CFO of Kaisa Property
    • Integrated development of industry and capital in the GBA by Yue Yuan, Vice President and Assistant of Chairman, Agile Group
    • New opportunities for industry and real estate development of the GBA by Andrew K.F.Chan, Managing Director, Valuation and Advisory Services, Greater China, CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD
  • Tea Break

  • This session will draw upon case studies from finance, technology and real estate development to discuss prospects for closer collaboration to drive regional economic growth. Apart from commercial aspects, the circulation of talent with new competencies required will also be explored.


    • Analysis of the development potential of finance and technology in the GBA by Lu Shiyu, General Manager of Cloud Industrial Chain of Pingan Urban Tech
    • The potential development of innovative industrial park concepts in the GBA
    • Development strategy of financial investment, industry and technology in the GBA with River Huang, Partner, Deloitte China.
    • Panel discussion: How can we understand the circulation of capital, talents and goods in the GBA?
  • Lunch

  • Transportation and infrastructure connectivity are cornerstones for the more efficient mobility of capital, goods and people to strengthen socio-economic integration. This session will discuss extending the traditional way of planning and building infrastructure to establish a world-class transportation network for further development of the GBA.


    • Opportunities for urban regeneration and the “Super Project” brought by the development of the GBA
    • Innovation of life cycle management in large-scale infrastructure projects by Yuan Huazhi, MRICS, Senior Partner and the Head of Real Estate and Energy Department, Brijing Dentons Law Offices, LLP
    • Achieving real-city “connectivity” in the GBA with new infrastructure networks
    • Panel discussion: How international standards and technologies enhance interconnectivity of infrastructure and regional development? With See Lian Ong, Past-President of RICS, Chairman of ICMS Coalition (Moderator); Tom Hasker, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Atkins; Lu Shiyu, General Manager of Cloud Industrial Chain of Pingan Urban Tech
  • Tea Break

  • Ecological civilisation highlights the importance of balancing economic activities and environmental protection for a sustainable future. This session will examine institutional innovation in the finance, technology and real estate industry sectors that are introducing new products and livelihood projects to lead the transformation of businesses and lifestyle.


    • New impetus and development in the process of urban renewal
    • Building and operation of diversified ecological circle for cities of the GBA
    • Innovation of technology accelerating the green development of GBA
    • Panel discussion: How to optimise the synergies from construction, real estate, finance and technology experts to promote greener development of GBA?


Please contact RICS Senior Business Development Manager Karina Cheung for any booking enquiries.

t 2117 0695

  • Standard price RICS professionals / Supporting organisations / Sponsors HK$1600
  • Non-RICS professionals HK$1800
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