In Partnership with BEC

BEC Circular Transition Theatre

BEC Circular Transition Theatre

In Partnership with BEC

Day 1 – Thursday 14 Sept

Zero Waste in Action: Rethinking Value Chains

This programme aims to highlight the plethora of proven and developing innovations to reduce, redesign, reuse, recycle, recover and the potential to regenerate our nature, as well as why and how new investments and the circularity mindset are crucial to the scale-up of solutions, business acumen, and talent acquisition and retention.

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11:00 – 11:10

Opening Welcome: Zero Waste in Action: Rethinking Value Chains

11:00 – 11:10

This programme aims to highlight the plethora of proven and developing innovations to reduce, redesign, reuse, recycle, recover and the potential to regenerate our nature, as well as why and how new investments and the circularity mindset are crucial to the scale-up of solutions, business acumen, and talent acquisition and retention. 

Speakers

Simon Ng

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Simon Ng is Chief Executive Officer of Business Environment Council (BEC). He works closely with BEC Board of Directors in setting and implementing organisation goals and strategies conducive to supporting BEC members and the wider business community in the transition towards net-zero economy and a sustainable Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Support more corporates in Hong Kong to embark on their net-zero journey.

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11:10 – 11:30

A Circular Economy for Plastic: Global Trends and Development

11:10 – 11:30

Speakers

Xiaoting Chen

Programme Manager, PhD

Chen Xiaoting, Program Manager at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (UK) Beijing Representative Office, to lead the Foundation’s Plastic Initiative and policy workstream (circular economy policy and climate effort) in China. Ph.D. in Sustainability Economy from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China.

Chen has over 15 years of working experience in Sustainability and has worked as the Global Coordinator for Greening the Belt and Road Initiative at WWF China, Senior Manager in charge of the Strategic Corridor Program at KPMG China’s Global China Practice, and Senior program manager at Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center of the Ministry of Environment and Ecology of China (FECO/MEE). Published papers on the Study of the Carbon Budget Governance Mechanism, The scientific and political views of the carbon budget for global climate governance, and The Comparison of the 2050 Long-term Low Emission Development Strategies and their Implications, etc.

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11:30 – 12:20

Reduce: Our Waste-free Future

11:30 – 12:20

Hong Kong has one of the highest waste generation rates per capita in the world and our landfills are rapidly approaching capacity, with these facts in hand, it is imperative for government, businesses and organisations to take action as we strive towards a waste-free future. Arguably, these actions should be considered in the first place to reduce consumption as much as possible, which are much more efficient than downstream recycling solutions.  

Learnings 

  • How can we systematically and effectively reduce wastage from every aspect of business operations. 
  • What are the key principles for businesses to take to mainstream circular economy in operations 
  • Can circular economy practice by businesses lead to positive impact to our environment and society? 

Post-event actions 

  • Understand the importance of embedding circular economy principles in business plans and sustainability strategies. 

Speakers

Edwin Lau

Founder and Executive Director

Mr Edwin Lau is currently the Founder and Executive Director of The Green Earth, an environmental organization promoting resource conservation and zero-waste culture. He has been actively engaged in environmental protection work since the late 1980s. During the period, he placed great concern on several pressing environmental topics, e.g. waste management, air pollution, climate change and energy conservation.

Mr Lau is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Water Supplies, a member of CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change Expert Committee and senior advisor of Hong Kong Solar Industries Association.

In 2009, Mr Lau was awarded the Medal of Honour by the HKSAR Government in recognition of his long-term contribution to the promotion of environmental protection and environmental education. In the same year, he was also awarded an Outstanding Earth Champion by The Earth Champions Foundation.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Hong Kong should do more in enhancing the building energy efficiency of the entire building stock.

We need to educate the public a lot more to raise their environmental awareness so that the majority of the population will act green continuously.

Renewable energy should be developed much faster to supply the city with zero-carbon renewables to cope with the increasing demand, otherwise even with faster transition to electric transport would not contribute much in decarbonisation.

Pippo Au

Head of Supply Chain

Pippo Au is the supply chain head in Maxim’s Group leading the strategic procurement and planning for multiple restaurants concepts in Hong Kong & Macau. Besides the role of a supply chain management professional, he is one of the company’s sustainability working committee who drives various sustainable initiatives.

Pippo’s strength lies in his ability to help Maxim’s Group navigating complex sustainability challenges by leveraging his functional expertise and collaborative approach, he has proven successful case to drive sustainability development through supply chain partner’s integration and circularity programs.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

  • More successful industry best practice models and solution platforms developed to facilitate scalable roll-out into significant impact to the society.
  • We embed circularity & sustainability into the business we do and with everyone we work with.

Louis Chan

Senior Environmental Business Manager

A practising professional in waste management for over 28 years, in Hong Kong as well as other Asia Pacifiic regions.

Hands-on person in project development, design, execution and operations. Fluent in all key engineering disciplines , and is in particular a registered professional mechanical and environmental engineer. Solid experiences in turnkey execution of environmental engineering facilities, for example a local biogas-to-towngas processing facility.

Former Chairman of Hong Kong Waste Management Association between 2009 and 2012, and had led several cross-border exchanges as well as responses to government consultations on waste and environmental management matters.

Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Green Strategy Alliance since its inauguration in 2012.

Dedicated in advancing Hong Kong to reduce waste, to increase recycling rate as well as to nurture the next generation of environmental professionals for a sustainable Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Increasing recycling rates in all sorts of wastes, no matter commercially viable or otherwise by themselves, and turn the recycled products and materials into open and accountable figures and numbers so the general public will appreciate what they had acehieved and for a more proactive attitude on a long-run.

Samantha de Mello

Cluster ESG Manager – Hong Kong

Samantha is the ESG manager for the Hyatt hotel cluster in Hong Kong; comprising of four properties. After spending 10 years in F&B and marketing, Samantha began her journey in making a difference in the hospitality industry at Grand Hyatt Singapore. After attaining her Masters in Corporate Environmental Governance at The University of Hong Kong, Samantha continues to working closely with teams across the Hong Kong based Hyatt hotels to advance sustainability in the industry.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

  • To inspire action to tackle climate change, no matter how small.
  • To increase the level of accountability from businesses.

Andes Mong

Section Manager of Food Audit and Training, Knowledge Solutions

Andes Mong has over 24 years of working experience in food industries across the Asia Pacific region, specializing in food quality and safety management. He has proven leadership to establish and maintain an effective management function capable of effectively handling risks associated with the Company’s ongoing businesses and strategic initiatives on food sustainability, quality and food safety issues.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

A clearer and more defined sustainability goal in the public and private sectors can be established and promoted. Additionally, more practical and cost-effective approaches can be implemented in sustainability projects in food supply chains or other sustainability activities.

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12:20 – 13:10

Redesign: Designing Out Waste and Innovative Manufacturing

12:20 – 13:10

As we explore sustainable manufacturing practices and reducing waste in Hong Kong, it is important to consider the role or innovation and how we are progressing the redesign process, as a produce design will significantly affect its reparability, reusability and recyclability. 

The panel will explore innovative manufacturing practices, that can reduce waste and increase resource efficiency. The discussion will also touch on the role of product design in promoting circularity, including the use of sustainable materials and the incorporation of end-of-life considerations in the design process. 

Learnings 

  • What are some successful examples of circular design/manufacturing processes in Hong Kong? 
  • How can designers and manufacturers incorporate end-of-life considerations into the design process and create products that can have an extended life span? 

Post-event actions 

  • Accelerate the mindset shift to adopt eco- or sustainable design and prepare to meet consumers’ expectations.  
  • Re-evaluate existing manufacturing processes to identify alternative greener alternatives. 

Speakers

Victor Li

Business Development Director

Victor has over 26 years of experience in environmental & waste management fields and substantial experience in introducing and lining up overseas environmental technologies for Hong Kong and Mainland China. He oversees the Hong Kong operation of various chemical waste management programs, remediation and cleanup, one stop recycling services and energy saving for clients including HKSAR government, major utility companies, property management sectors, transportation companies, etc. Mr. Li has been actively advising various environmental companies from Europe, North America, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific on the latest technological development and market dynamics and presenting in many overseas conferences and occasions.

Trained as an engineer, Victor is the Vice President of the Hong Kong Environmental Industry Association, Past Chairman for Hong Kong Waste Management Association, Fellow member for Hong Kong Green Strategy Alliance.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Corporate & SMEs to proactively execute a proactive, genuine action plan to bring sustainability to reality.

Gene Cheung

General Manager – Civil Engineering Department

Mr Gene Cheung is a professional civil and structural engineer and he has over 25 years of experiences in the construction industry. He obtained his bachelor degree in civil & structural engineering from The University of Hong Kong and master degree in construction project management from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

He is currently the General Manager for the Civil Engineering Department in China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited, overseeing projects execution involving highway, cavern & tunnelling works, reclamation & site formation, railway, water treatment and waste management facilities in Hong Kong. He is also closely engaged in tendering, strategic planning and development of business.

In the past years, he has demonstrated his ability to successfully deliver the multi-disciplinary infrastructure contracts including the Central-Wan Chai Bypass, MTRC Exhibition Center Station and the Central-Kowloon Route, safely, within budget and in a timely manner.

Vassilios Georgakopoulos

Head of Dining and Hospitality

Vassilios is a strategic hospitality innovation professional specialising in sustainable guest experience management for the service sector. Currently, he is leading the dining and hospitality related customer experience and service design of Cathay Pacific on the ground (looking after its lounge proposition) and in the air (inflight experience).

He is deeply passionate about analysing in detail data and identifying solutions through guided experimentation supporting teams to achieve their ultimate goal: improve customer satisfaction, profitability and operational performance, in a sustainable manner.

Pamela Hinton

General Manager, Sustainable Office Solutions Ltd & Co-Founder, CircleSpace

With over 19 years’ experience as a multi-disciplinary designer, Pam Hinton has worked on a vast array of award winning, global projects. Inspired by a desire to boost innovation and drive positive change in the design and construction industry, she joined SOS during the company’s inception in 2021. As General Manager for SOS, she supports organisations on their path to decarbonisation, ensuring valuable assets are redistributed and repurposed to generate value for all stakeholders.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

SOS aims to maximise the value of quality furniture and facilitate a circular economy in the design and construction industry using our proprietary software and project management services.

Matthew Man

CEO

Dr Matthew Man is an entrepreneur, an inventor and a technology advisor with over 30 years’ experience in the high-tech industry. He is the Founder and CEO of Megasoft Ltd (branded as Myndar), a leading global provider of IoT, AI and BI technologies in healthcare, retail and critical logistics industries.
Dr Man’s visionary thinking and strong leadership have led his companies to pioneer a series of revolutionary IoT solutions which have won many major awards including the Grand Award of Hong Kong Awards for Industries; and the Gold Award of International Inventions Geneva among others.

Dr Man has further developed 16 more innovative new applications including a Drug Refill Management System, a Smart Drug Cabinet System and Pharmacy Automation which have been widely adopted by major public hospitals in Hong Kong.

Dr Man is widely recognised as one Hong Kong’s leading innovative and business talents. His personal accolades include Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young; Entrepreneur of the Year by MGP Retail Technology; the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards; World Outstanding Chinese Award; Nobel Laureates Series Award; CEO of the Year; and Most Influential Top 100 Chinese Entrepreneur.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

We are constantly striving to reduce medical waste with new ideas for recycling. For 2023, we are currently developing better methods for collecting unused drugs and recycling those that are still in good and safe condition. We are also instituting innovative new “track and trace” methods for the safe disposal of drugs containing hazardous medical waste.

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14:15 – 15:05

Replan: Circular Logistics and Distribution

14:15 – 15:05

Hong Kong has always relied on international supply chains, and as we try to reduce our waste and reduce products life cycle impacts, the necessity for environmentally friendly logistics is rapidly gaining more attention. This discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with implanting circular logistics within Hong Kong’s complex transportation network and how companies change and adapt their processes to become more efficient when transporting goods and products.  

Learnings 

  • What opportunities are there for businesses when adapting to circular logistics? 
  • Why is it important for Hong Kong to adapt to a circular distribution system? 
  • What solutions do businesses have to achieve a more circular distribution process? 

Post-event actions 

  • Understand circular logistics and how it can be applied to your own business. 
  • Develop your supply chain planning with the focus on greening the logistics. 

Speakers

Kenny LOK

Co-founder

Kenny is the Co-Founder of EnviPro Technology Company Limited (EnviPro), contributing to consultancy projects related to air, acoustic, odour and health impact assessment in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Kenny participates in various professional bodies actively, like Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics (MHKIOA), the Hong Kong Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment (MHKIEIA), the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Limited (MHKIQEP). Kenny is currently serving as the Secretary of Hong Kong Waste Management Association (HKWMA).

In 2021, Kenny appointed by the Government as member of the Advisory Committee on Countryside Conservation (ACCC). Kenny obtained Outstanding Alumni Award of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2023.

Our sustainability goals for 2023:

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

Florence Lam

Deputy Head of Customer Fulfillment, IKEA North Asia

Florence Lam is now Deputy Head of Customer Fulfilment IKEA North Asia, her main focus will be leading the customer fulfillment department’s development and innovation agenda and its implementation.

Florence brings to IKEA with her more than 14 years of experience within IKEA retail operations, in stores and Service Office. She joined IKEA North Asia 2021 as Range Manager within Sales. Before re-joining IKEA North Asia, Florence has worked as Sales Manager and Business Navigation and Operations Manager within IKEA China and has been a Business Leader in HK before. Florence will not only contribute with her operational store and sales experience but will also inspire many of us as a true example of an IKEA leader.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Ms. Florence LAM wants to develop with IKEA North Asia to lead the market to achieve IKEA’s goal of 60% of transport for product transportation to be used by electric vehicles (EV) or other zero-emission solutions before 2030.

Bianca Wong

Vice President, Human Resources, Asia Middle East and Africa

Bianca is currently the Vice President, Human Resources for FedEx Express covering the Asia Middle East & Africa (AMEA) region, and is a member of the executive committee to implement FedEx’s business strategies in the region. She leads a team of over 300 human resources professionals and oversees strategic HR planning for FedEx Express in AMEA, HR business partnering, employee engagement, talent acquisition and management, performance & total rewards, diversity, equity & inclusion, health safety & environment, leadership and workforce competence development, HR technology & innovation, as well as organization effectiveness.

Prior to rejoining FedEx in 2022, Bianca was the Global Head of Reward at Hilti Group, based in Schaan, Liechtenstein and joined the company as Regional Head of HR for North Asia. Before Hilti, Bianca was the Group HR and Corporate Communications Director at Jebsen, and prior to it as MD, HR Services for FedEx North Asia, stationed in Japan.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I hope to see more effort and discipline in reducing and recycling various categories of waste in Hong Kong.

Elin Wong

Head of Corporate Affairs

Elin Wong has been the Head of Corporate Affairs of Modern Terminals Limited since July 2016. As the function head, she drives the corporate affairs and communications strategies and programme of Modern Terminals Limited in both Hong Kong and Mainland China, and oversees corporate branding, stakeholder engagement, corporate social responsibility (CSR), crisis and issue management, and media relations of the Company. She is also a member of the Sustainability Steering Committee, the Environmental Committee, and Chairperson of the corporate volunteering team Modern Volunteer Force of the Company helping to drive its sustainability efforts.

 

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15:05 – 15:45

The Implementation of Full Carbon Cycle Across Multi-Industries

15:05 – 15:45

Speakers

Jack Yeung

Sustainability Officer

Jack is a nature lover and a sustainability professional with almost a decade of experience in the field. He has worked on a variety of green projects across Hong Kong and internationally, including solar energy, autonomous vehicles, e-commerce, and sustainable consumer products. In 2021, he acquired his Master’s in Corporate Environmental Governance from the University of Hong Kong. Jack is currently a Sustainability Officer at ASB-Biodiesel, where he is contributing to the renewable energy industry.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Promoting the ideology of “Achieving sustainability does not have to come at the expense of convenience”

Increasing public awareness in biofuel and encourage both public and private sector in adopting usage of biodiesel, especially in Hong Kong.

Natalie Chung

Sustainability Lead

Natalie serves as the Sustainability Lead at DFI Retail Group. As part of the founding team of sustainability practices, Natalie formulated the overarching sustainability and ESG framework for the leading pan-Asia retail group, covering brands such as Wellcome, Mannings, 7-Eleven, Guardian.

Natalie coordinated to publish the group’s first Sustainability and ESG Report, showcasing multi-faceted sustainability initiatives across different geographies and businesses. There is continuous engagement and progress tracking with business units across North and Southeast Asia to steer positive action towards serving our communities, sustaining the planet and sourcing responsibly.

Outside of the day job, Natalie is a co-founder of environmental education organisation V’air Hong Kong, and serves as a member at the Council for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development, Green Tech Fund Assessment Committee, and Country and Marine Parks Board of the HKSAR Government.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

My sustainability goal for 2023-2024 is to gain a deeper understanding on TNFD and regenerative agriculture, how nature influences businesses and explore innovative solutions to create net positive biodiversity impact. A personal goal is to spend even more time in nature, in our scenic country, marine and geoparks!

Eddie Tse

Group Sustainability Manager

Eddie is the Group Sustainability Manager of Gammon Construction. He has over 25 years experience in construction and environmental field and specializes in sustainability and ESG strategy, sediment and land contamination assessment and remediation, carbon/energy accounting, renewable energy projects and waste/asbestos management.

He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals, vice chairman of Environment Committee, Hong Kong Construction Association and steering committee member of Circular Economy Advisory Group of Business Environment Council.

He graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of British Columbia in Canada, and has a Master of Science (Major in Environmental Engineering) degree of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Caring nature and society while pursuing net zero goal

James H. W. Wong

Chairman & Director

James started his career as an environmental consultant in the early 90s before joining Chevron Hong Kong that operates the Caltex brand in 1992. In his years of experience with Chevron as a global integrated energy company, James works in multiple sales and operation roles across a variety of fuel sectors that power the entire transportation industry, from marine bunker for ships, aviation jet for airplanes, to now managing the land fuels and lubricants business for cars, meeting the daily energy needs of customers from retail to commercial & industrial segments in Hong Kong.

James is the Chairman & Director of Chevron HK and has been that for Caltex Taiwan Corp., a joint venture at Taipei Taoyuen airport, for 10 years. He served as a Director in AFSC fuel consortium at HK airport for 7 years and was elected as Fuel Suppliers Representative for 2 times. Most recently in Jun 2023, James stewarded the launch of the very first Caltex Offset-paired Diesel program for the HK construction industry. James got his MBA and BSc Chemistry degrees from Chinese University of HK and University of HK.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I am committed to supplying customers with safe and reliable fuel products, while striving to explore different options and solutions to lower lifecycle carbon emissions in my business operations.

Thomas Wu

Director

Thomas Joined ASB Biodiesel in 2017 and has been a Chief Executive Officer since January 2018 and Director of the company since March 2022. Before joining ASB Biodiesel, Thomas worked in a domestic enterprise from 2002 in the oleachem industry as a trader of petro and other chemicals. Thomas has more than 20 years of experience in this industry, and he holds a Master’s Degree in EMBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and has rich experience in business management.

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16:00 – 16:50

Reuse, Repair & Repurpose: Circular Journey with Consumers

16:00 – 16:50

As the consumer is playing a more crucial role in the transition to a circular economy, it would come as no surprise that this will be key to Hong Kong’s circular journey as consumers adopt more sustainable behaviours. This panel will discuss the importance of designing products that are built to last, easy to repair, and can be repurposed at the end of their life cycle and how we can mainstream the practice in Hong Kong. 

Learnings 

  • How can product design be optimised to promote circularity and enable easier reuse, repair and repurpose? 
  • Are there successful business models or benefits? 
  • How can Hong Kong adopt and promote product the practice of reuse, repair and repurposing? 

Post-event Actions 

  • Understand consumers’ needs and switch business model to provide products that could last longer and harness new business opportunities. 

Speakers

Joy Phi

Partner

Joy Phi is a seasoned business leader with a track record across retail, hospitality and consumer goods industries and is an expert in Corporate Sustainability.  She served as the Greater China Head at Moet Hennessy Travel Retail, VP Sales and Marketing at Four Seasons Hotels for Asia-Pacific, VP Marketing at Fossil Group for Asia Pacific, and Global Director at Kimberly-Clark.

Joy is completing her Graduate Degree in Sustainability at Harvard where she is currently a board member of the Harvard Environmental Club. She is a partner at the Asia Circular Economy Association that provides training and consultancy to organizations.  Her expertise covers Circular Economy, ESG Reporting, Sustainable Fashion, Carbon Accounting, and Life Cycle Assessment.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I believe in the power of education and the magic of collaboration. My goal is to contribute to raising the awareness around sustainability and bringing all stakeholders together toward common goals.

Cristina Kountiou

Director of Innovation and Sustainability

With over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, Cristina Kountiou is a driving force for sustainability and innovation in the world of fashion. Her journey from designer to sustainable solutions advocate has led her to become an expert in her field. She has taught at SCAD Hong Kong and The Polytechnic University which further demonstrates her commitment to shaping the next generation of fashion leaders. Kountiou’s recent roles as Director of Innovation and Sustainability at BBASE DESIGN LTD and Founder of REVIVE showcase her ongoing dedication. She has orchestrated projects redirecting waste to social impact initiatives, pioneered metaverse platforms, and established initiatives like the BOW Index, measuring sustainable impact in eyewear materials. Cristina Kountiou’s influence in fashion extends far beyond design. An advocate, catalyzing change and innovation in the pursuit of a more sustainable and dynamic fashion industry.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

1. Enhanced Sustainability Practices in Fashion Industry: encouraging fashion brands to adopt more sustainable practices.
2. Integration of Sustainability in Fashion Education
3. Collaboration with government and industry bodies
4. Promotion of circular fashion
5. Engagement with the community
6. Measurable Impact

Sabrina Lerskiatiphanich

CSR & Sustainability Executive

Sabrina Lerskiatiphanich currently works within the CSR & Sustainability function at foodpanda Hong Kong. Under sustainability, she focuses on three key environmental areas: plastics, food, and carbon. She helped manage the launch of Hong Kong’s first reusable food packaging pilot, offering a more sustainable option to foodpanda vendors and users to reduce waste at the source and promote a circular economy. In addition to her environmental sustainability work, she is also involved in creating positive social impact through foodpanda’s CSR initiatives, focusing on employee wellbeing, giving back to the community, and ethics and good governance. Key projects to date include coordinating regular pandamart care package donations to the homeless and overseeing the launch of foodpanda Hong Kong’s meal donation feature.

Kenny Wong

Director, Business Development & Projects – Hong Kong

Ir Kenny Wong is the Director, Business Development & Projects – Hong Kong of ALBA Group Asia. Ir Wong is responsible for identifying and implementing suitable projects of effective waste management and recyclable, and is also acting as the Project Manager of the WEEE.PARK that is handling over 20,000 tons of waste electrical & electronic equipment per year. Kenny has over 25 years of experience in environmental management and technologies research and development, with expertise in waste, energy and carbon management, corporate sustainability; and has been leading design and implementation of cleaner production systems for various types of trades and industries, R&D & commercialization of environmental and automotive technologies. Ir Wong also has extensive experience in leading public policy research and studies; development and implementation, as well as stakeholders’ engagement on policies and initiatives of government and corporations.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

– World Without Waste
– Effective & efficient waste management & recycling
– Carbon neutrality

Leon Yoong

Senior Vice President, Techtronic Design

Leon leads Techtronic Design Asia’s team of 200+ researchers, designers, and engineers, winning over 100 international design awards. Leon focus interconnects sustainability and product innovation and has helped transformed TTI’s US$13B product portfolio of power tools, garden equipment and home appliances such as Milwaukee Tool, RYOBI and Hoover, among other brands, into a design-centric organization. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design and an EMBA from Kellogg’s-HKUST.

 

 

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16:50 – 17:40

Recycle & Recover: Innovations and Collaborations for Our Zero Landfill Vision

16:50 – 17:40

This panel will address the urgency of sustainable waste management in Hong Kong as we press to a Zero Landfill vision that was outlined in Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035. After reducing wastage along the whole value, what more can we do to strengthen recycling practices in Hong Kong for residual disposal. The call for greater innovation and collaboration between stakeholders becomes more necessary as does the need for education and awareness of sustainable waste management practices. 

Learnings 

  • What key government regulations will affect waste management? 
  • Can we timely meet the Zero Landfill vision?  
  • How can businesses play their roles to meet such vision? How do we strengthen the recycling industry in Hong Kong? 

Post-event Actions 

  • Diversify recycling and recovery options in Hong Kong and communicate further to the public. 
  • Drive scalable recycling in Hong Kong through further discussions like stable supply of recyclable feedstock and effective land use support.  

Speakers

Ir Norman Cheng

Chairman

Mr. CHENG is currently the Business Development and Performance Director of Veolia Hong Kong, responsible for the strategic development of water, solid waste, and energy management activities in the region.

Mr. CHENG is committed to serving the society, and is an active member in many professional institutions. He is currently serving as the Chairman of Hong Kong Waste Management Association (HKWMA).

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Turning waste into resources, and reduce the impact of waste on carbon emission

Daniel M. Cheng

Ir Prof Daniel M. Cheng

Ir Professor Daniel M. Cheng BBS. MH, JP is the Managing Director of Dunwell Technology (Hlgs) Ltd. He is the Honorary President of Federation of Hong Kong Industries and the President of Hong Kong Environmental Industries Association, Board member of Business Environment Council and Deputy Chairman of Hong Kong Green Strategy Alliance, Member of Guangdong Nuclear Power Stations Nuclear Safety Consultative Committee, Member of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Economic And Trade Association and Honorary Fellow. Prof Cheng is a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Engineers and Registered Professional Engineer. For HKSAR Government, he is serving as Member of The Council for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development, Member of Advisory Committee on Recycling Fund.

Prof Cheng was Member of The Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development ( Yr. 2018 – 2022), Prof Cheng serves in many associations and Government Committees in the past 20 years.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To promote repair and resuse of items and materials by starting from the very beginning of the product lifecycle such as how the item or the materials can be repair or repurpose afterwards and closing the loop of circular economy.

Eddie Cheung

Director

Having returned to Hong Kong after four years of further study in the United Kingdom, Eddie has over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry and has enhanced the understanding in the fields of telecommunications networks and Internet of Things applications. In early 2018, he became the Project Director of the Smart City Consortium, providing different types of advice for the development of smart cities in Hong Kong, and inviting different government departments, embassies, institutions, and private enterprises to carry out corresponding promotional work in the hope of building a smart city in Hong Kong.

Given the valuable experience of the industry that gained, he has started his own business with partner at the end of 2019 to provide development advice to different types of companies in the industry, we will also look for sources of funding, especially those most familiar with applying for government funding, so that they can expand their business more quickly.

Suzanne Cheung

Head of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability

Suzanne Cheung is the Head of Sustainability and directs the Public Affairs and Communications Department of Swire Coca-Cola HK. She develops and executes sustainability and communications strategies and actions in HK market based on the Swire Coca-Cola 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy, covering ‘Planet’, ‘Product’ and ‘People’, which includes sustainable packaging advancement.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

More innovation in sustainable packaging through reduction of materials, redesign for recyclability, circular economy and a producer responsibility scheme that enable cost-effective consumer packaging recycling.

Phyllis Ng

CEO

Ms. Ng has over 28 years of experience in the integrated environmental services industry, with a seasoned background in waste management and recycling in Hong Kong.

She is the Vice Chairman at Environmental Industries Council of Federation of Hong Kong Industries, and the founding member of Sustainable Procurement Charter of Green Council.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Enhancing the Local Recycling Industry Chain, Revitalizing the Local Circular Economy.

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Day 2 – Friday 15 Sept

Zero Waste in Action: Rethinking Retail

(Hosted in Cantonese with English simultaneous interpretation)

邁向零廢:重新思考零售模式

(中文版本議程可供查閱,請往下拉至最底)

 

The pandemic has brought on unforeseen changes in the retail industry. In the past three years, we have seen changes in consumer behaviour, where they have become increasingly demanding with the ease of purchasing while at the same time preferring to interact with brands that care for people and the environment. This programme looks to advance the circular economy discussion in the retail industry, discussing how each segment minimises waste, keep materials and products in circulation along their business models.

疫情為零售業帶來了不可預見的改變。過去三年間,消費者行為有顯著的轉變,他們不但越來越重視購買便利,同時亦傾向與關注人文和環境議題的品牌互動。會議旨在提升循環經濟在零售業的討論度,探討各界如何最大程度地減少浪費,讓資源和產品能夠不斷在其商業模式中循環流動。

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10:30 – 10:45

Opening Welcome: Zero Waste in Action: Rethinking Retail

10:30 – 10:45

 The pandemic has brought on unforeseen changes in the retail industry. In the past three years we have seen changes in consumer behaviour, where they have become increasingly demanding with the ease of purchasing while at the same time preferring to interact with brands that care for people and the environment. This programme looks to advance circular economy discussion in the retail industry, discuss how each segment minimises waste, keep materials and products in circulation along their business models. 

Speakers

Merlin Lao

Head – Policy & Research

Mr. Merlin Lao is Head of Policy & Research at BEC. He leads the team to share develop clear policy positions on pressing climate and environmental topics in Hong Kong, through undertaking research on latest domestic and international trends, engaging with the Hong Kong SAR Government and connecting insights of the local business sector.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Mainstream circular economy actions along all value chain processes.

Samuel Lee

Managing Director, Watsons Hong Kong, Chairman, Sustainability Task Force, HKRMA

Mr. Samuel Lee joined A.S. Watson Group since 2006 and was subsequently appointed as Managing Director of Watsons Hong Kong in 2019 to lead the team to take the business forward in the fast track of retail. He will continue to redefine the new connected O+O (Offline plus Online) customer journey and drive the acceleration of digital transformation by demonstrating strong team culture of delivering results of data led decisions making and agile execution, putting a smile on customers’ faces.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Watsons commits in sustainability development in achieving its social purpose of “Look Good. Do Good. Feel Great.” and driving O+O (Offline plus Online) sustainability progress under Group’s Greener Stores Global Framework and Watsons’ 2030 Sustainability Targets.

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10:45 – 10:55

Programme Opening: Welcome Remarks

10:45 – 10:55

Speakers