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A Talent Pipeline for Our Sustainable Built Environment

Day 2 - 6th Oct | 15:20 - 16:10

Location: Future Leaders Stage

Cities & Mobility

Overview

The decarbonisation of buildings and improvement of building energy efficiency are among the key strategies of Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050. How can industry and academia work to ensure that the next generation of built environment professionals are empowered with the knowledge, experience and passion to continue the city’s green building efforts?

Learnings

  • What green skillsets and attributes will be in high demand by the built environment sector?
  • What opportunities and challenges exist for university students and young professionals to tap Hong Kong’s green buildings agenda?
  • How can industry work with higher educational institutions to tap into and engage young talents into Hong Kong’s sustainability transition?

Post Event Actions

  • Consider how you can work with academia and other industry stakeholders to nurture talent and future leaders to transform Hong Kong into a liveable city for future generations.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Kai Hong Wan

Regional Director

Institution of Civil Engineers, Hong Kong

Kai Hong Wan

Regional Director

Institution of Civil Engineers, Hong Kong

Upon graduation from the University of Hong Kong in 2005, Mr Wan worked for the Thames Water Utilities Limited in the UK during the period between 2005 and 2012. He returned to Hong Kong in 2012 and delivered several projects in the environmental management sector. Mr Wan joined ICE HK as the Regional Director in January 2021.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Engineers can contribute the fight to climate change by improving the industry’s productivity and efficiency in a relentless manner

Athena Chan

Immediate Past Chairman

ICE HKA G&S

Athena Chan

Immediate Past Chairman

ICE HKA G&S

Ms Athena Chan is graduate engineer of Dragages Hong Kong Limited, and also the current Immediate Past Chairman of ICE HKA G&S. She has been leading the organization for students and graduates’ development for more than 4 years. She has been actively promoting civil engineering to members and the public by organising various events, such as Shaping Our Future City, Communications Competition, University Introductory Talk, site visits and seminars.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Reduce the use of energy

Karina Chow

Research Analyst

Civic Exchange

Karina Chow

Research Analyst

Civic Exchange

Karina Chow is a Research Analyst at Civic Exchange, focusing on the decarbonization of the building sector and the Greater Bay Area. Her interest lies in public policy and hopes to address Hong Kong’s environmental problems through research-based, impactful policies. Karina holds a BSc in Environmental Management and Technology from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

K K Ling

Director

Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

K K Ling

Director

Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof K. K. Ling is the Director of Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

He also serves the community as the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Society, Director of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, and the Chairman of the Country and Marine Parks Board.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Advance towards the low carbon goals and achieve high equity on housing.

Dr. Martin Zhu

Co-founder

i2Cool Limited

Dr. Martin Zhu

Co-founder

i2Cool Limited

Dr. Martin ZHU, a PhD graduate (supervisor: Dr. Edwin TSO) in the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on understanding the fundamentals of heat transfer, energy conversion, and engineered materials. With solid research background in thermal science, Dr. ZHU and his team successfully developed the electricity-free technology for building energy saving.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

The energy consumption of buildings in Hong Kong can be significantly reduced for carbon neutrality.

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