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Day 1 – Thursday 14 Sept

Rethinking Built Spaces

In the wake of climate change, the need for cities to evolve towards sustainability has never been more pressing. Embracing a smart green city presents a vision for the future, where urban environments are designed to be liveable, climate-resilient, carbon-neutral, and driven by innovative sustainable solutions.

Rethinking Built Spaces is designed to highlight this vision and explore the innovative strategies, designs and technologies that will shape the smart green cities of tomorrow. Hear from industry experts on the key components of developing liveable neighbourhoods, the latest climate-responsive designs, building and facilities management technology applications, as well as green solutions and materials.

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11:00 – 11:10

Opening Welcome: Rethinking Built Spaces

11:00 – 11:10

Speakers

Ir Dr Cary Chan

Executive Director

Ir Dr Cary Chan, JP is a professional engineer and is currently the Executive Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council. Cary has been playing a leadership role in the development of sustainable buildings within Hong Kong and abroad. In 2019, he has put “Advancing Net Zero Carbon Mission” as one of the HKGBC’s main focuses. His strategy is well recognised and welcome by the local industry and the World Green Building Council.

 

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11:10 – 11:20

A New Electric and Digital Era for Our Smart Green City

11:10 – 11:20

Speakers

Jonathan Chiu

Hong Kong President

Jonathan Chiu is President of Schneider Electric (Hong Kong) Limited. Appointed to this role in February 2019, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s overall strategy, operations and business transformation. Jonathan joined Schneider Electric in 1996 and has accumulated more than two decades of experience in various managerial positions. He has been a key driving force in Schneider Electric’s business growth and in consolidating the company’s market leadership in the Greater China region.

Prior to his current role, Jonathan was the Vice President of Partner and Channel covering Low-voltage Power Products and Digital Energy Business of Schneider Electric Hong Kong. He also led the Secure Power Division which drives the businesses of IT channel and mission-critical data centers in Hong Kong. Previously, Jonathan also served as the General Manager of APC by Schneider Electric, and a member of the Senior Leadership Team of APC Greater China. Jonathan’s experience across the breadth of businesses and his in-depth understanding of digital technologies form Schneider Electric’s mission to be a digital partner in sustainability and efficiency for customers. He is also passionate about empowering businesses to digitally transform throughout the life cycle with innovative strategies and trusted technology.

Jonathan holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, a Master of Business Administration from City University of Hong Kong and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program.

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11:20 – 12:10

Embracing the Future of a Smart Green City: Retrofits for the Future

11:20 – 12:10

In Hong Kong, buildings and related activities account for about 90% of our electricity usage and 60% of our carbon emissions. In view of the city’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality before 2050, as set out by the Government in its Climate Action Plan 2050, there is a need to optimise buildings new and old to create the greatest energy efficiency.

Learnings

  • How should we transform and retrofit existing building portfolios to operate sustainably?
  • What impact does retrofitting of existing buildings have on energy saving and the city’s carbon reduction goals? How can we establish the business case for the retrofit of existing buildings in Hong Kong? Perspectives from the challenges and opportunities therein.

Post-Event Actions

  • Understand the practices and concerted efforts of various industry players and their contributions to expedite the decarbonisation journey of Hong Kong buildings.
  • Seek further knowledge enhancement in the area of net-zero carbon buildings through attending professional trainings and/or joining professional bodies such as the HKGBC.

Speakers

Richard Wang

Principal Consultant

Dr Richard Wang is the team leader of ESG Advisory in the Hong Kong office, specialising in Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change services as a part of the Low Carbon Economy Transition. Richard has significant experience in corporate strategy and sustainability, TCFD disclosure, GHG emissions inventory, target setting (scope 1-3), ESG reporting, supply chain management and sustainable buildings. He is the project lead of the third real estate developer in Asia to receive the Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi) approval of its near-term 1.5°C aligned science-based targets (SBTs).

Dr Amie Lai

General Manager, Sustainability

Dr Amie Lai, General Manager, Sustainability at Great Eagle, leads the design and implementation of long-term decarbonization and net zero roadmaps, climate and sustainability strategies for the company’s global operations. By engaging stakeholders, setting targets, and developing corresponding action plans, Dr Amie Lai leads a team that manages the full spectrum of the company’s environmental, social, and economic impacts. She strives to further ingrain sustainability into Great Eagle’s corporate culture and business practices.

Wing Law

CEO, Asia

Wing Law is the CEO, Asia at Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. With more than 20 years of experience in engineering and construction in the infrastructure and transport markets, he has a proven track record of fostering talent development and successfully leading and growing businesses across Asia. Driven by the company’s purpose of “Engineering a Better Future For Our Planet and Its People”, he is bringing clients world-leading and sustainable solutions to deliver their projects while reducing carbon footprints.

Mr. Law was previously Managing Director of WSP’s Asia transport and infrastructure business, and held senior management and operational roles at Gammon, Arup and Jacobs. Mr. Law is a registered Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE). He is also a Registered Professional Engineer and a Registered Geotechnical Engineer in Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

We continue to engineer a sustainable society with our partners and clients to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050.

Zhenglin Wang

Head, Partnerships, Energy-as-a-Service

Zhenglin is an energy industry professional with over 15 years of business development and commercial experience. He drives Marketing & Partnerships for Energy-as-a-Service (‘EaaS’) – Keppel Infrastructure’s one-stop customer-centric energy solution for achieving carbon neutrality targets with zero capex, energy efficiency improvements, green off-settings and smart operations. Zhenglin leads sustainability related engagements with Keppel’s strategic partners, governments, and corporates in Singapore as well as the Asia Pacific. Prior to heading up Marketing & Partnerships, Zhenglin supported the expansion of Keppel’s district cooling network in Singapore and the region.

Zhenglin also leads business development for Volt, Keppel’s electric mobility brand. His responsibilities include expanding the coverage of the charging network, driving partnerships with strategic partners and developing charging infrastructure solutions for Singapore and the region.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I hope to see an increased penetration for sustainability solutions, building towards Hong Kong’s pathway to Net Zero

Ir Dr Conrad Wong

Vice Chairman

Ir Dr Conrad Wong is a professional engineer who has over 30 years of building construction experience. He is the Vice Chairman of Yau Lee Holdings Limited, a major building construction group engages in Hong Kong and China market.
Ir Dr Wong is the Chairman of the Council of the Hong Kong Metropolitan University, the Chairman of the New Energy Transport Fund Steering Committee, the Member of the Energy Advisory Committee and the Member of the Town Planning Board.

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12:10 – 13:00

Reducing Embodied Carbon: Building a Critical Mass to Accelerate Scaling of Low Carbon Construction

12:10 – 13:00

Developers and companies involved in the construction of new buildings are seeking to reduce carbon emissions by 25-50%. This is driving new opportunities in construction techniques and low carbon construction materials sourcing, including mainland supply chains of steel and cement. Join our expert panellists as they discuss strategies to reduce embodied carbon in the construction industry.

Learnings

  • Strategies for incorporating low carbon materials in construction projects, and the role of various market players along the construction value chain.

Post-event Actions

  • Encourage delegates to set embodied carbon reduction targets.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the low carbon construction value chain and the work of organisations such as the Construction Industry Council.
  • Integrate consideration of low carbon materials into existing procurement processes.

Speakers

Liam Salter

CEO

Liam is Founder and CEO at RESET Carbon Ltd since 2009. RESET offers solutions to companies seeking to measure and reduce their carbon footprint with a focus on Asian markets.

Previously Liam was the Director of WWF’s International’s Asia-Pacific Climate Programme, where he built and managed a ten-country team. At WWF Liam also co-led the design and set-up of the Gold Standard, which is now a leading certification system for project level carbon offsets and other environmental and social attributes.

Liam holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

  • Our Carbon Leadership Programme is one of the most innovative decarbonisation programs on the market. We want to accelerate its reach and scale up to deliver it across 250 sites by the end of 2023.
  • Replicate the successful Carbon Leadership Programme model across other sectors, expanding our reach and impact.
  • Drive the development of the low carbon construction material market
    ·      Continue to support leading Hong Kong customers to develop and implement Science Based Carbon Target Roadmaps

Margaret Ho

Senior Manager, Industry Development

Margaret is an ESG and sustainability specialist dedicated to driving the construction industry’s progress towards a net-zero future. With a wealth of experience developing ESG strategies and plans for construction companies, and a strong academic background in environmental management, Margaret currently spearheads numerous sustainability initiatives at the Construction Industry Council. Her mission encompasses culture shaping, standardisation, and tools development and adoption such as the CIC Carbon Assessment Tool (CAT), CIC Sustainable Finance Certification Scheme (SFCS), CIC Green Product Certification (GPC).

Having previously excelled as a corporate communications professional for over a decade, Margaret’s true passion lies in translating sustainable development principles and goals into tangible actions and values.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

In 2023-24, my sustainability goal is to establish a platform that raises awareness about sectoral sustainability and empowers the construction industry to take tangible actions towards a greener future.

Mark Lam

Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Sustainability

Mark Lam is the Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Sustainability. He is responsible for managing the Group’s relationships with stakeholders across the investment community, as well as the development and implementation of the Group’s sustainability strategy.

Prior to his current role, Mr Lam served as a Senior Corporate Finance Manager, where he supported the development of Group-wide strategies, including investment evaluations and board reporting. Before joining Hongkong Land, he was a Director at KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice, advising investors on cross-border transactions across the region.

Mr Lam is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of British Columbia.

Samanta Pong

Executive Director

Samanta has been with Shiu Wing for 20 years. Shiu Wing is the leading steel manufacturer and rebar trading company in Hong Kong. The steel industry is highly carbon-intensive and Shiu Wing aims to reduce the upfront carbon of its products through responsible procurement and offering offsite prefabrication processing to its customers. In addition, Shiu Wing commissioned the largest solar energy generation system in Hong Kong in 2022 on the rooftop of its mill in Tuen Mun.

Samanta holds a Master of Engineering degree from University of Oxford. She is currently a member of the Industry Standards and Practices Committee at the Hong Kong Green Building Council, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Circular Economy Advisory Group at the Business Environment Council. In addition, she was a member of the Council of Sustainable Development under the Environment Bureau from 2017 to 2023.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To increase awareness of embodied carbon of building materials among stakeholders

Susan Siu

Head of Procurement

Susan Siu is the Head of Procurement of Gammon Construction Limited. She is responsible for managing the Company’s procurement on materials and services for its construction projects, including the formulation of procurement strategy and policy, strategic and sustainable procurement, supply chain development and supply risk management. Susan spearheaded various sustainable procurement initiatives such as FSC timber, plastic recycling, biofuel, and circularity in Gammon.

Susan is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply of UK and the Chair of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Hong Kong Branch. She holds a Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management from the University of Liverpool, UK.

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14:00 – 15:00

Embracing the Future of a Smart Green City: Liveable Neighbourhoods

14:00 – 15:00

Discover how green buildings are redefining the future of urban neighbourhoods through remarkable building projects that balance community development and ecological conservation in the neighbourhood environment.

Learnings

  • What are the key strategies, elements and technologies to enhance future residential projects for a healthier, more comfortable and vibrant neighbourhood?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on how people-centric planning, design and construction of neighbourhoods can enhance liveability, both environmentally and socially.
  • Seek further knowledge enhancement in the area of sustainable buildings by attending professional training and / or joining professional bodies such as HKGBC.

Speakers

Vivian Lee

Executive Director, Water, Sustainability and Climate Change – Greater China

Vivian has served as both in-house sustainability expert and consultant to bring innovative solutions and multi-dimensional perspectives to enhance corporate / project’s sustainability profile. She has worked on many climate risk and adaptation projects and is passionate about advancing net zero and nature positive initiatives.
 My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Government has stronger policy support on decarbonization and more organisations take faster actions to reduce emissions

YU Ching Yan, Johnny

Head of Sustainability

Mr Yu Ching Yan, Johnny joined the Company in 2020 as the advisor to Chairman. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Yu held various senior positions with UBS, Credit Suisse and Price Waterhouse in both Hong Kong and London. He brought 28 years of extensive experience covering multiple disciplines including sales and marketing, investment advisory, accounting, tax and risk management and control. He leads the sustainability development of the Company and won the prestigious Business Leadership in Sustainability Award at the Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2022, organised by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). He also provides strategic advisory on property sales and marketing, policy formulation, digital transformation and innovation. Mr Yu graduated from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London with a bachelor’s degree in Management Science and attained his MBA degree in Finance with City University of London. He is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.

My sustainability goals for 2023:

  • Henderson Land Development Company Limited’s 2030 Sustainability Vision, ‘G.I.V.E.’, has four primary drivers: Green for Planet, Innovation for Future, Value for People and Endeavour for Community, aligning with our commitments to the UNSDGs.

Simon Law

Assistant General Manager (Innovation)

Dr. Simon Law’s main role is to identify deep technology solutions for the group’s adoptions. He was previously the Director for Universities and Institutions for the HKSTP where he led the effort to develop and implement programs to engage renowned universities and institutes to identify collaboration opportunities for technology commercialization with HKSTP.

He joined the Technology Transfer Center (TTC) at the Hong Kong University and Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2010, where he eventually assumed the position of the Director of TTC and Chief Executive Officer of the HKUST R and D Corporation Limited, with responsibilities for the University’s intellectual property management, patent portfolio development, patent licensing, academic-industrial collaboration, technology commercialization and technology based entrepreneurship, startup incubation and funding schemes including setting up the university’s investment fund for deep technology startups.

Steven Au

Deputy General Manager, Project Department, Hong Kong Property Division

Steven Au serves as the Deputy General Manager of Nan Fung Development Ltd. He is a member of the HKIE, IStructE & RPE. He has over 20 years of experience in project management and strategic planning for large-scale high-rise commercial retail, office and residential development portfolio in HK, Macau and China.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I would like to see more sustainability initiatives and pioneer exemplar projects that could help to shape a better green culture in Hong Kong and promoting good social return to our community.

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15:00 – 16:00

Embracing the Future of a Smart Green City: Climate Resilient & Carbon Neutral Designs

15:00 – 16:00

Explore how the industry is gearing up its resilience and decarbonisation capabilities in infrastructure solutions and data management in the wake of our rapidly changing climate.

Learnings

  • How can future development projects design to be designed to preserve the natural environment and mitigate the impacts of climate change?
  • What are some digital designs to decarbonise buildings and foster an ecosystem of climate resilient actions among different stakeholders?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on why and how the building industry in Hong Kong is preparing the city’s buildings for the negative impacts of climate change via the adoption of climate-resilient and carbon-neutral approaches.
  • Seek further knowledge enhancement in the area of sustainable buildings by attending professional training and / or joining professional bodies such as HKGBC.

Speakers

Michele Lui

Manager (Business Development)

Graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a Building Engineering and Management degree in 2012, Michele joined Hip Hing Construction Group as a Management Trainee and was the project in charge of few recent notable MiC Projects, namely InnoCell, Yuen Long and Penny’s Bay Phase 3A for the HKSAR Government.

She was the ex-Chairperson and Council Member of The Chartered Institute of Building Novus. Currently, she is the Council Member of PolyU BRE Alumni Association, Officer of Hong Kong Construction Association Young Members’ Society and Committee of Construction Industry Council Young Affairs Committee.

She recently received the Chief Executive’s commendation 2022 in recognition of her contributions to the construction industry. She is also the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Young Achiever of the Year 2021, Chartered Institute of Building Construction Manager of the Year 2020 and CIC Outstanding Construction Manager Sustainability Award 2020.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

ReThink and take action, making Hong Kong the liveable city we love and joy with.

David Gallacher

Director, Environment

Dr. David Gallacher is an environmental specialist with AECOM, and has worked across the Asia region, based primarily in Hong Kong but also having spent time in Shanghai, Delhi and Singapore. He has an academic background in ecology and environmental management, and has experience in a wide range of project types including environmental planning, impact assessment and monitoring, nature-based solution design, sustainable urban planning , water sensitive urban design and ESG Reporting. David current HKIEIA ExCom Secretary and member of the HKIQEP.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

A move towards a more quantitative understanding of our relationships with nature, allowing us to identify risks and dependences and plan for a nature-positive future.

Antonia Da Cruz

Head of Community

Antonia began her career in the financial industry spending five years in equity sales and research at brokerage house CLSA, before moving to Singapore to join RHB Banking Group deliver clients a full suite of banking products. In 2015, she made the monumental decision to switch careers and pursue her passion in health & wellness, returning to Hong Kong to join the GuavaPass team as its General Manager until the company was acquired by its biggest competitor ClassPass in January 2019.

Since then, Antonia has worked with other start ups, like social enterprise Kindred in the UK, and most recently at a progressive mental health clinic mindish. As a wellness advocate, Antonia is a certified Neuro Linguistic Practitioner, has completed her EKAA Level 5 hypnotherapy course, Reiki Level 2, and RYT 300. She joined Zero2 a few months ago to help drive more social and wellbeing practices throughout the community.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Negawatt’s newly launched B2B2C app, Zero2 rewards individuals that contribute to Hong Kong’s ESG and 2050 net zero target. Our vision is to create Asia’s largest regenerative economy with smart and sustainable cities.

 

Yiksing Yeung

Senior Product Manager

Yiksing has been an enthusiastic advocate on the use of decarbonisation technologies to respond to sustainability challenges, with particular focus in new energy and energy storage. As a technology lead in his role and a member of CLP’s Energy Storage Development Group, Yiksing has deployed pilot energy storage solutions in Hong Kong and advocating new energy storage technology to the CLP’s broader businesses regions across the Asia-Pacific.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I look forward to enabling our customers and the wider society on their decarbonisation journey with technology and decarbonisation solutions.

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16:10 – 17:05

Embracing the Future of a Smart Green City: Innovative Technologies

16:10 – 17:05

Explore how the industry is gearing up its resilience and decarbonisation capabilities in infrastructure solutions and building energy management in the wake of our rapidly changing climate.

Learnings

  • How can emerging technologies, i.e. data analytics, artificial intelligence, IoT, augmented reality etc. be applied to building operation and management?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on how innovations and technologies are paving the way for Hong Kong’s infrastructure projects to achieve energy efficiency and carbon neutrality by 2050.
  • Seek further knowledge enhancement in the area of sustainable buildings by attending professional training and / or joining professional bodies such as HKGBC.

Speakers

Ir Eagle Mo

Managing Director

Ir Rr Eagle Mo graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and later obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Hong Kong. After graduation, she worked in the consulting industry for over 10 years before becoming a lecturer at the Polytechnic University. In 2009, Ir Rr Eagle Mo founded Telemax Environmental and Energy Management Limited (TEEM), a company that offers professional consulting services in building service, green building, environmental, energy, and carbon emissions.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Global warming & extreme weather are threatening our world. HK targets to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Therefore, technologies for green building, carbon emission, clean energy, smart management & operation are critical. The collaboration of different technologies could definitely help to achieve this goal.

Adrian Lo

Director of Corporate Development

Mr. Adrian Lo is the Director, Corporate Development of SOCAM Development Limited. He joined the Company in 2018 as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and was the Head of Corporate Development before he took up the current position in 2022. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lo founded and operated his own restaurant and catering business for five years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies with a focus in political science from Trinity College, Hartford, CT.

Lewis Lam

Deputy General Manager (Property Management)

Lewis Lam is the team leader of the company’s Technology Applications Working Committee and a member of the company’s ESG Committee. He is tasked to explore, apply and develop solutions that could enable more intelligent and greener property management practices. Lewis is a licensed property management services practitioner in Hong Kong and has professionally affiliated with organizations related to real estate and property management.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Explore more case studies with successful and smart innovations that are causing behavioral change of people.

 

Travis Kan

Director, Digital Energy & Power Products

As the Director of Schneider Electric Hong Kong’s Digital Energy & Power Products divisions, Travis Kan drives the company’s energy management business via strategic initiatives, digital solutions, marketing, and partnerships. He serves as a trusted partner in delivering energy management solutions towards carbon neutrality, working closely with end users, consultants and contractors to bring the latest innovations to the market.

Travis is a strong business development professional with a wealth of experience in the energy industry. His previous roles span Engineering, Sales & Marketing, Business Development and General Management. Prior to re-joining Schneider Electric in 2023, he worked with leading companies, including General Electric and CLP, gaining a comprehensive pool of solid experience in power generation, transmission and distribution, control and automation, building energy management, and digital solutions.

A Fellow of The Energy Institute in the United Kingdom, Travis also serves as a part-time guest lecturer for various universities in Hong Kong.

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17:05 – 18:00

Embracing the Future of a Smart Green City: Green Solutions & Materials

17:05 – 18:00

Learn how green building materials and solutions can help our buildings to become more energy-saving in terms of design, construction and operations, while also ensuring functionality, aesthetics and cost-efficiency.

Learnings

  • How can developers collaborate with other parties to minimise embodied carbon in construction materials?
  • What are some effective solutions to reduce carbon footprint and enhance energy efficiency in buildings in order to head towards carbon neutrality?

Post-Event Actions

  • Understand the value of green solutions for building projects, such as increasing resilience to the prices of raw materials, reducing carbon emissions and waste production, achieving higher asset valuations, maintaining natural ecosystem services, and creating a positive brand image.
  • Seek further knowledge enhancement in the area of sustainable buildings by attending professional training and / or joining professional bodies such as HKGBC.

Speakers

Ir K.F. Chan

Director

KF is a specialist in both ends of the temperature scale spanning from CO2 refrigeration and Organic Rankine Cycle to high temperature incineration. He is a fervent hands-on promoter of novel technologies such as big data analytics cum digital twin in energy performance contracts and low carbon construction.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Reducing building energy consumption by 10% every year, through deployment of IoT and AI, until the carbon neutrality target is met.

Steve Lewis

Partner & head of Infrastructure, Major Programmes and Construction advisory

Steve is an experienced and versatile Chartered Surveyor and EY Partner with experience of working with organisations at a strategic, programme and project level in both the private & public sectors in the UK, China, Middle East and AsPac.
Steve has extensive experience advising on a range of fast moving and complex projects in a variety of roles spanning the asset lifecycle and as a lead adviser on a large range of infrastructure and other built asset construction and operation programmes. Steve has held roles in Government, quasi-Government and private sector programmes including the provision of advice in respect of infrastructure digitalisation and technology enabled development and operation amd setting up complex projects.

Ir Nelson Lo

Assistant General Manager – Property Management

Nelson has over 30 years’ working experiences in energy management, green property and sustainability management, construction / project management, engineering design, contracting, operation and maintenance, testing & commissioning of building services systems.

Nelson is the chairperson of ESG Working Sub Committee – Green Building of Towngas ESG Working Committee to look after Towngas ESG developments in Green Buildings.

Nelson has also carried out many significant energy saving projects and implemented new energy saving technology applications in industrial plants, commercial buildings and data centres.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

More and more innovative and smart energy saving and carbon reduction applications in Hong Kong.

Carmen Ng

Deputy General Manager – Sustainability

Carmen Ng is currently the Deputy General Manager – Sustainability of Hang Lung Properties. In her role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of sustainability strategies to deliver sustainability goals and targets through collaboration and partnership with internal and external stakeholders. She also leads the coordination and delivery of the annual Sustainability Report in accordance with local and international reporting standards such as HKEx, GRI, TCFD, and ISSB.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

To increase awareness that sustainability is a shared responsibility and to embed this mindset deeply into the DNA of people around us.

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Day 2 – Friday 15 Sept

Rethinking Facilities Management

The lifting of COVID restrictions in Hong Kong has drawn increasing attention to our relationship with and time spent in commercial, residential, community and public spaces. Companies have since started bringing into conversation how business strategies and practices should be redefined for more environment and social-oriented initiatives, as well as the integration of innovation to enable more tech-efficient use of space.

Rethinking Facilities Management will advise on what this could mean for offices of the future, procurement and a new vision for sustainable facilities management.

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10:30 – 10:35

Opening Welcome: Rethinking Facilities Management

10:30 – 10:35

Speakers

Raymond Koh

President

Raymond Koh is currently the President (2023-2024) of IFMA Hong Kong Chapter. He has been Board of Director of IFMA Hong Kong Chapter since 2019.

Raymond joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club since August 2018 as the Head of Property Facilities Management. He is responsible for managing all technical services and facilities management, including infrastructure systems of the Club’s property portfolio to support the Club’s business objectives and operational needs.
Raymond, a seasoned engineer with more than 25 years of experiences in leading facilities management and engineering services with various mega resorts, business and city hotels in multiple major cities; namely, Marina Bay Sands Singapore; City of Dreams Macau; MGM Macau; Grand Hyatt Beijing, Shangri-La Singapore; and Hilton Singapore.

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10:35 – 10:45

The Future of Sustainable Real Estate – The Role of Landlord Tenant Partnership

10:35 – 10:45

The escalating environmental challenges and the focus on sustainability, the real estate sector has a pivotal role to play in shaping a more sustainable future. This requires a paradigm shift in the traditional landlord-tenant relationship towards a more collaborative & cooperative approach.

Session Discussion Points:

  • Impact of Sustainability targets on CRE
  • Shift required in the landlord-tenant relationship
  • Impacts and benefits of changes for all parties

Speakers

Helen Amos

Sustainability Consulting Lead for Asia Pacific and Head of Sustainability Hong Kong

Helen Amos, Sustainability Consulting Lead for Asia Pacific and Head of Sustainability Hong Kong, has 20 years’ experience in the sustainability sector. She specialises in the development and implementation of decarbonisation targets and strategies for both operational and embodied carbon. She has a wealth of knowledge on how to face challenges in achieving carbon reduction in the real estate sector for investors, building owners and occupiers.

Helen leverages her international expertise from delivering projects in Asia, Africa and the UK in commercial real estate, retail and industrial assets to drive measurable outcomes, working with both investors and occupiers.

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10:45 – 11:35

Offices of the Future: A New Normal For Facilities Managers

10:45 – 11:35

By enhancing energy efficiency, promoting sustainable procurement practices, and designing out waste and pollution, businesses can start to embrace sustainability in the very place that defines them – the office. Hear from leaders in the space on how sustainable practices are incorporated in the whole lifespan of an office – from the fixtures and fittings of the building, to office design, furnishings and consumables, and daily operation.

Learnings

  • What is the state of play in Hong Kong?
  • How does having a sustainable facilities management strategy for your office futureproof your business?
  • What are some ways for facility managers to achieve sustainability aspirations in the office, from service and maintenance contracts, procurement practices and waste management for office consumables? What challenges and barriers exist, and how can they be overcome?

Post-Event Actions for Delegates

  • Rethink how your office can embrace sustainability by sourcing more sustainably, harness technology for space, energy, resource and waste management.
  • Understand that the way businesses are designed and organised bring benefits beyond meeting environmental goals, such as workforce appeal and retention.

Speakers

Kenneth Foo

Executive Director / Past President

Kenneth Foo is an Executive Director at Hongkong Land, responsible for overseeing all the Company’s property management activities.

He was the Past President for International Facility Management Association (Hong Kong Chapter), International Facilities Management Association (Singapore Chapter) and 2020 Class of IFMA Fellow

Joanne Cheung

Workplace Solutions BU Head APAC & Greater China & EMEA

Senior executive with intensive international experience in Real Estate and Facility filed for more than 23 years. Have been worked in banking industry for 8 years in Hong Kong. In China, since 2008 worked in Microsoft, Nike.

Joanne joined GSK as Greater China Head in 2015. And got promoted to APAC Lead in 2018, based in Hong Kong, and joined Haleon on 1st April, 2022 and extended her scope to cover EMEA region on 1st July. Haleon become a sperate company from GSK, and formally established July in 2022.

Joanne Lai

Senior Sustainable Development Officer

Joanne Lai is the Senior Sustainable Development Officer of Swire Properties. Her work involves supporting the Company’s Sustainable Development (SD) 2030 Strategy, and leading the planning and implementation of SD tenant engagement initiatives that focus on resource and circularity, such as HK’s first Smart Waste Reduction Challenge, and the pioneering Smart Reusable Cup Programme.

Laurence Lou

Strategic Account Manager

Laurence Lou is a passionate Strategic Account Manager at Sustainable Office Solutions Ltd (SOS). With a focus on promoting sustainable practises in the building design industry, Laurence actively supports businesses in transitioning towards a circular economy, specifically in facility management.

His dedication to sustainability is evident in his work on improving the ecosystem of regenerating value from office resources. Laurence spearheads efforts to expand SOS’s donation network, facilitating the redistribution of office equipment and materials to minimise waste and promote sustainable resource management.

To further his expertise, Laurence recently achieved the EFFAS certified ESG Analyst® programme. This certification equips him with the knowledge and skills to bridge sustainable factors with the needs of capital markets, enabling him to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into business strategies effectively.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I would like to see a universal commitment among companies to prioritise material reuse, ensuring that all office assets are kept out of landfills and in circulation.

Annie Wang

Managing Director, Work Dynamics– Greater China

Annie Wang is currently the Managing Director for JLL’s Work Dynamics business lines across Greater China. This includes Facilities Management, Project & Development Services, Transactions, and other services such as Workplace Agility, Technology Services and more.

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11:35 – 12:05

Tech Talks: Sustainable Operations

11:35 – 12:05

Speakers

Hugo Blanchet

Regional Marketing Manager

Hugo is leading Clestra’s marketing activities in Asia, keeping abreast with the construction and real estate industry’s deep transformations. Working with teams across the region, he works to ensure the company fully embraces these major shifts and stays relevant. Clestra is committed to driving the mass adoption of Modular Construction methods to address sustainability issues in the sector.

Prior to Hong Kong, Hugo worked in various industries across South-East Asia and France and holds a major in International Business Studies.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I am glad to see Hong Kong’s strong commitment to reaching net zero. On my side, I will continue to push for large adoption of cleaner, more efficient, and future-proof building solutions.

Timothy Mak

Group General Manager

Mr Timothy Mak is currently the market leader for Signify in Hong Kong and Macau, obtained a bachelor’s degree of Computer Science in University of London and has accumulated over 30 years of experience in the corporate communication system and information technology industry. He also entitled with management positions in Korea and Mainland China in his early years and has years of management experience across Asia Pacific regional.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

As Signify is a carbon neutral company, Signify will relentlessly to support Hong Kong to transform to achieve carbon neutrality ambition by 2050.

Jose Manuel Rodriguez Moreno

General Manager

Jose is the General Manager of the Hong Kong office of Spare-it, a Boston-based Sustainability & Prop-Tech company. Spare-it aims to enable millions of individuals with access to live waste intelligence to boost circularity and reduce waste.

Spare-it provides companies with granular waste data to drive awareness and behavior change through data intelligence while connecting this data with employees.

Jose’s experience living in various regions of the world has fostered an appreciation for diverse cultures. He believes sustainability is a global endeavor that requires collaboration and understanding across borders.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Reflecting on my sustainability journey, I am eager to continue driving positive change, empowering individuals with data. As Hong Kong ReThinks and redefines itself as a city of the future, we must bridge waste circularity and individuals through awareness.

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Jason Ho

Vice President, Electrical

Jason has some 20 years of experience in the Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification industry. He has extensive experience in leading the team to develop new services for serving the industries ranging from electronic, wireless to textile and apparel. He has also been managing projects relating to robotic, cybersecurity and smart clothing. He works closely with customers and industry stakeholders to provide Total Quality Assurance solutions for adding value to their R&D process and supply chains.

Jason received his MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Bachelor of Science Applied Chemistry (major in environmental study) from the City University of Hong Kong.  Besides, he attended an executive training program Management of Technology Program in Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, USA. He is an Executive Committee Member of The Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association Limited (HKEIA).

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12:05 – 12:55

Sustainable Procurement: Aligning Facilities Management Strategies and Our City’s Carbon Ambitions

12:05 – 12:55

Facility managers play a unique role in reducing the carbon emissions of their organisations and buildings, via implementing strategic procurement and maintenance practices, such as in areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, waste reduction and clean transportation.

Learnings

  • What instrumental role does the facilities management sector play in combatting climate change and helping our city achieve its net-zero ambitions?
  • What opportunities and barriers exist for the sector to align strategies with wider decarbonisation policies and efforts by public and private sector stakeholders?
  • Perspectives from procuring and implementing energy efficiency technologies and measures, water management, transportation, equipment maintenance, waste reduction.

Post-Event Actions for Delegates

  • Understand the state of play in Hong Kong and the region, and opportunities for the facilities management sector to contribute to a net-zero future for Hong Kong.
  • Consider how your company and industry can work with facilities management professionals to capitalise on the opportunities presented by our decarbonisation ambitions.

Speakers

Graham Tier

IFMA Past Global Board Chair, & General Manager, District Facility Services, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Graham Tier, FMP, CFM, MRICS, PMP, IFMA Fellow, currently serves as the General Manager, District Facility Services with West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, the largest Cultural and Arts developments under construction in the world. Tier is a fellow member of IFMA. He joined IFMA in 2005 and has held a number of senior positions in the Hong Kong chapter, including president in 2009-10. In those roles he has advanced IFMA as a custodian of industry best practices.

Jonathan Bailey

General Manager Strategic Partnerships

Jonathan is the General Manager for Strategic Partnerships in Asia at City Facilities Management. He is responsible for expanding the number of partners working with City in the region and implementing City’s unique FM model that provides an end-to-end solution for the design, delivery, and maintenance of facilities in accordance with the sustainability and business goals of the partner organization.

Prior to joining City FM, Jonathan was Regional General Manager for Genki International whereby he built partnerships with airlines, airports and governments on behalf of a non-for-profit Health Technolgy start-up called The Commons Project. Before that role, Jonathan was on the Swire management program for 10 years seconded to Cathay Pacific where he took up several roles across 5 countries such as Country Manager Israel and Head of Digital Innovation for Airports.

Jonathan, or Jonny as he prefers to be called, has a BA in Combined Social Sciences from Durham University in the UK.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I hope to see the increased awareness of the need to take up sustainable practices in Hong Kong turn into action. Whether that is businesses taking it upon themselves to act upon the Kigali amendment, or individuals taking pride in their recycling practices and reducing overall consumption. There is momentum now in Hong Kong to change behaviours and that needs to be realized.

Katherine Kwan

Principal Product Lead, Digital Services

Dr. Katherine Kwan
Principal Product Lead, Digital Services, CLP Holdings Limited

Katherine works with CLP Holdings as Principal Product Lead, Digital, in accelerating and facilitating the commercialization of innovative solutions in the various verticals, such as building energy management, sustainability, digital operation platforms for the grid and renewable energy solutions.

Katherine has over 20 years of experience with the ICT industry. She started her career in engineering and gradually moved into business development and general management. Prior to joining CLP, Katherine held the position of SVP, Product Development & Management with HKT, managing multiple product lines including Consumer Broadband, Fixed & Internet Services, HKT education. She was also a core member to build and groom the HKT Smart Living line of business.

Katherine obtained both her PhD & BSc degree from the School of Electronics and Communications Engineering, University of Bath, UK.

Ken Lam

Strategic Marketing & Customer Success Manager

Ken Lam currently leads the Strategic Marketing & Customer Success Management for Service Business, where he is focused on helping customers to take full advantage of the new energy landscape as a trusted partner.

Since joining the company in 2011, Ken has held several roles and led key projects of Industrial Automation, Power Systems, Digital Energy and Digital Grid, in the Commercial Real Estate, Data Centre, Transportation, Water and Electrical Utility segments.

Ken holds a MSc in Knowledge Management and BEng in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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13:50 – 14:40

Creating Impact in Housing via Social and Technological Innovations

13:50 – 14:40

Innovations can have a significant impact on transforming the housing industry from improving energy efficiency, safety and security to the quality of life. Creating impact for the future is not only on the environmental side, but also equally if not more important on social perspectives.

Joining us today are experts in the fields of housing, technology, and social innovation, who will share their insights and experiences on this important topic. Through this panel, we hope to provide a comprehensive and thought-provoking discussion to inspire new ideas and collaborations that will drive meaningful change in the housing sector.

Learnings

  • How can social and technological innovations impact the real estate industry? What are some potential benefits and challenges of these innovations?
  • How can we ensure that social and technological innovations in housing are implemented in a way that is equitable and inclusive? What are some strategies for addressing these challenges?

Post-Event Actions

  • Share key takeaways and resources from the panel with colleagues and stakeholders who were not able to attend. This can help to spread awareness and generate new ideas.
  • Consider hosting follow-up events, such as workshops or webinars, to further explore the topics discussed in the panel and to engage with a wider audience.

Speakers

Rainie Pan

Managing Director

Ms. Rainie Pan is the Managing Director of the Hong Kong PropTech Association, an independent organisation that aims to build a collaborative ecosystem around real estate technology stakeholders. Rainie serves in mentor and advisor capacities at a few NGOs and startup programs, and she is also a seasoned management consultant by training serving as a Principal at Oliver Wyman.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

The three SDGs that are dear to my heart and I hope to see & contribute to positive changes in Hong Kong are: Reduced Inequalities (#10), Sustainable Cities and Communities (#11) and Partnerships for the Goals (#17)

Prasad Ekanayake

Founder

Prasad is a Chartered Civil Engineer whose career spans across Europe, Asia Pacific, and Africa in the private and public infrastructure sector. His track record includes underground railways, mining, places of public entertainment, high-end hospitality facilities, corporate & residential complexes.
Banking on his expertise in asset lifecycle and his fascination for Nature, Prasad founded Zero Carbon Housing. His boutique Advisory & Engineering firm offers technical advisory services and affordable & energy efficient housing solutions to help investors deliver their projects, maintain & operate their built assets and meet their ESG and Climate targets. He is a Chartered Engineer from the Engineering Council in the UK, Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, and Certified Associate in Project Management from the Project Management Institute. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Iteem – Ecole Centrale de Lille.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Affordable housing through Nature inspired design.

Ryan Ip

Vice President and Co-Head of Research

Ryan is the Vice President and Co-Head of Research at Our Hong Kong Foundation. He manages the research department of the Foundation to conduct in-depth research and advise the Hong Kong Government on a range of key topics, including land supply, the housing market, urban planning, proptech, liveability, etc.

Ryan also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director at China Merchants Land Limited. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Government’s Advisory Committee on the Northern Metropolis, and Land and Development Advisory Committee, an Executive Committee member of the China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International Chapter, an International Advisory Committee member of the PolyU Research Institute for Land and Space, and a board member of the Hong Kong Proptech Association. Before joining OHKF, he was an economist at JLL and Hong Kong Monetary Authority. He holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Lehui Liang

Chief Impact Capital Officer

Lehui Liang is the Chief Impact Capital Officer at Social Ventures Hong Kong. The Impact Capital team designs new platforms to synthesise capital from partners across all sectors and enables these resources to have a social impact in enriching Hong Kong’s communities. Lehui is also the Senior Manager, Hong Kong for AVPN, a Singapore-based funders’ network committed to building a vibrant and high impact social finance community across Asia.

My sustainability goals for 2023:

Active communities and changemakers all contributing their unique strengths towards creating a “New Urban” Hong Kong that everyone can be proud of.

Ir Professor Mui Kwok Wai, Horace

PhD, CEng, BEng(Hons), FHKIE, MCIBSE, MASHRAE, RPE

Professor Mui is an Associate Head and Professor of the Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He also a master of the College of Undergraduate Researchers and Innovators (CURI) Residential college. He has extensive research experience in building and environmental engineering, with a focus on indoor environmental quality, indoor air quality, built environment, and energy-efficient building technology.

Prof. Mui has an excellent track record in securing external research grants from both the government and the industry. He has published over 300 journal, archival papers and conference papers and technical reports. Prof. Mui is a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, a member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and a member of The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.

Prof. Mui has also offered community services to organizations serving the underprivileged and has been serving in various community panels. His research experiences have led him to a number of high-level consultancy projects and court cases related to indoor air quality.

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14:40 – 15:40

Sustainable Real Estate Solutions: New Opportunities

14:40 – 15:40

To discuss from different stakeholders’ perspectives two key points.

1) the importance of sustainability for their asset and occupiers, and their key considerations;

2) the new trend and opportunities for sustainable developments in terms of value enhancement and role of different stakeholders.

Post-Event Actions

  • Understand the expectations of different stakeholders for sustainable development.
  • Be able to put into practice and develop the benefits & opportunities for adopting sustainability.

Speakers

Helen Amos

Sustainability Consulting Lead for Asia Pacific and Head of Sustainability Hong Kong

Helen Amos, Sustainability Consulting Lead for Asia Pacific and Head of Sustainability Hong Kong, has 20 years’ experience in the sustainability sector. She specialises in the development and implementation of decarbonisation targets and strategies for both operational and embodied carbon. She has a wealth of knowledge on how to face challenges in achieving carbon reduction in the real estate sector for investors, building owners and occupiers.

Helen leverages her international expertise from delivering projects in Asia, Africa and the UK in commercial real estate, retail and industrial assets to drive measurable outcomes, working with both investors and occupiers.

Samuel Dong, Chi

Director of Property Services

Having serviced over 23 years in Chinachem Group, Mr. Dong has in-depth understandings on the changes over needs on property & facility management from a corporate perspective and has been leading a professional team to cope with these transitions and challenges throughout the years. Mr. Dong now oversees the Group’s local portfolio as well as other third-party assets comprising of about 200 properties and over 1,600 staff providing comprehensive services ranging from facility management, security, environmental and M&E services.

Mr. Dong is a Chartered Member of MRICS in Facility Management and the Chairman of the Property & Facility Management Division of HKIREA. He holds a degree in Building Surveying from Coventry University and earns his Master of Business Administration from Hong Kong Baptist University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Partnering with more talents in innovations, I am excited to explore and put in place more PropTech in buildings to drive a greener built environment for our generations to come.

 

Christina Hau

Chief Executive Officer

Ms Christina Hau is the Chief Executive Officer of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust, overseeing its strategic development, asset management, asset enhancement and investment opportunities.

Ms Hau is a Registered Architect in Hong Kong with over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, covering design, planning, project management and asset management of renowned world-class commercial complexes. Prior to joining the REIT Manager, Ms Hau worked at Hong Kong’s leading real estate listed companies overseeing key investment properties in Mainland China.

Ms Hau graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with degrees in Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons). She is a member of Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Vice-Chairman of Commercial Properties Research Association under China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I aspire to harness resources and champion greater resilience for our ecosystem. By fostering collaborative efforts, we build a blossoming and sustainable Hong Kong together.

Ir Rocky Lau

Head of Building Solutions

Ir Rocky Lau is an experienced and qualified system solutions professional who leads the Building Solutions team at EnerRight Intelligent Limited. He provides consulting and innovative building solutions for energy efficiency and sustainable development.

Ir Rocky is also involved in various professional societies and holds multiple certifications in different fields, he is highly active in various professional society positions in the industry, including Vice Chairman of Executive Committee at Asia Institute of Intelligent Buildings, Technical Advisor at CE100 Hong Kong, and Committee Member of Energy Institute Hong Kong.

He holds various professional qualifications in different areas, including MASHRAE, MCIBSE, MEI, MBSOMES, MHKIE, MHKICBIM, MInstMC, FAIIB, FHKCE, FIEAust, APEC Engineer, CEng, CPEng, IntPE, AEE CAP, PMI PMP, RCx Pro, REA and RPE.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I hope Hong Kong transforms into a greener, smarter city, blending sustainable practices and innovation for a brighter future.

Paul Tam

Leasing Director

Paul is in charge of the leasing and asset management of the Grade A commercial buildings for PAG’s Hong Kong portfolio, including Manulife Place and Goldin Financial Global Centre. He has over 17 years’ of office leasing experience, with recent focus on asset management from ESG
perspectives. Prior to joining PAG, Paul worked in JLL for over 12 years in office leasing advisory business, covering both Hong Kong and Kowloon markets.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I hope more landlords in Hong Kong will closely collaborate with their tenants to achieve common ESG goals.

William Yu

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. William Yu is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of World Green Organisation. He is an energy economist and climate professional by training and completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He earned an Executive MBA from the Thunderbird Global Management School, U.S.. Dr. Yu also completed a Sustainable Finance Programme at Cambridge and accredited by UNDP as trainer on United Nations SDG Impact Standards. Additionally, Dr. Yu is the scholarship recipient of the Executive Education in non-profit strategic management at the Harvard Business School.

Dr. Yu is ESBN Task Force Member, The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the United Nations and the Vice-Chair of Asia Pacific Business Forum (APBF) of the United Nations ESBN 2022. He is also a member in Advisory Council on the Environment (ACE), Environment and Ecology Bureau and member in newly established Council for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development, HKSAR Government.

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15:40 – 16:35

Innovating Today for Sustainable Hospitality

15:40 – 16:35

With the current global challenges, sustainability has become a pressing concern for the hospitality industry. Hotel owners and operators are seeking ways to effectively apply ESG initiatives that deliver immediate benefits to their businesses. Innovation has always been at the forefront of progress, and today, we have assembled a group of experts who will share their insights and experiences on how innovation can drive sustainability and create a better future for all.

Our discussion today will focus on how hospitality leaders, owners and operators can leverage sustainability to generate value for their businesses. We will explore strategies for integrating sustainable practices into operations, identifying opportunities to reduce costs, and enhancing the guest experience through sustainable initiatives.

Learnings

  • In what ways can innovation drive sustainability and create a better future for the hospitality industry?
  • What are some strategies for integrating sustainable practices into hotel operations and identifying opportunities to reduce costs?
  • What are some of the challenges and opportunities of implementing sustainable practices in the hospitality industry, such as shifting consumer preferences, regulatory changes, and the role of sustainable finance in driving innovation?

Post-Event Actions

  • Develop a roadmap for implementing sustainable practices in hotel operations, identifying specific actions and timelines for achieving sustainability goals.

Speakers

Lucia Loposova

Executive Director

Lucia Loposova is the Executive Director of GREEN Hospitality that she founded in 2019. She has spent over a decade in the social impact space, delivering projects and initiatives that create positive change at the intersection of sustainability, innovation, and youth empowerment.

Under her leadership, GREEN Hospitality has brought to life several projects focusing on waste reduction, stakeholder engagement, and innovation involving youth and entrepreneurs to help solve sustainability issues in the hospitality industry.

Several of the ideas conceived through GREEN Hackathons had since grown into real companies and products. Her passion for sustainability and innovation has driven her to become a thought leader and advocate for change in the hospitality industry across Asia and beyond.

Dimitrios Kolaxis

Deputy Vice President – Asset Management

With a primary focus on optimizing owner’s returns, Dimitrios oversees a prestigious portfolio of 18 exceptional hotels in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Renowned for his expertise in achieving an artful balance of commercial success, wellness, sustainability, and exceptional hospitality, Dimitrios exemplifies the fusion of these essential elements. His expertise extends to his role on the technical committee of the Energy and Environmental Alliance (EEA), where he actively contributes to shaping industry standards.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

  • Establish Sustainability Governance for all properties
  • Put in place Waste Management systems
  • Promote Farm Animal Welfare with sustainable eggs for all F&B outlets
  • Reduce scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity
  • Reduce Electricity Consumption and Water Intensity

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.

Michael Wang

Senior Continent Head of Global Design Asia

Michael Wang has been with Marriott for 26 years and his current role is the Senior Continent Head of Global Design, Asia Pacific and led the entire Asia Pacific Global Design team in reaching the 1000 opened hotels milestone and currently working on over 760 pipeline projects across 23 countries.

Michael played a key role working on developing and executing strategies and initiatives to create a more efficient and innovative design process for our owners and hotel openings. Additionally, Michael’s passion for learning, he completed the MIT program on Artificial Intelligence for Business which propelled his group to launch design prototype packages for all of their key Select brands in Asia using Artificial Intelligence BIM platform which will further support owners and designers towards sustainability design and use preselected more sustainable materials and specifications.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

With the launching of Marriott Sustainability Design Guideline for Asia Pacific, we will give the owners the information and tools that they need to reaching the sustainability goals.

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