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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.