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Transforming with Technology: The Role of Real Estate for a Sustainable Future

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 15:20 - 16:05

Location: Change Makers Stage

Redefining Value

Overview

The real estate industry plays a crucial role in the city’s sustainable future, both from the climate perspective and as a cornerstone of our social well-beings. Transformation has taken off with technology and innovation fuelling a new ecosystem.

Learnings

  • How sustainability has been factored into strategic agendas of developers and real estate investors
  • Where do we see technological innovation create solutions, environmental and social, to deliver real impact to businesses and communities
  • What are some challenges and how can we foster a collaborative PropTech ecosystem in Hong Kong

Speakers

MODERATOR

Rainie Pan

Managing Director

Hong Kong PropTech Association

Rainie Pan

Managing Director

Hong Kong PropTech Association

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 2022:

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)

Herbin Koh

Head of Growth Equity

Gaw Capital

Herbin Koh

Head of Growth Equity

Gaw Capital

Herbin heads up the Growth Equity Platform at Gaw Capital, with a strong focus on PropTech and Sustainable / Impact Investments. A former entrepreneur himself, Herbin is excited to partner up with founders who are passionate about making a positive impact to the world. He also sits on the advisory board and board of directors of many startups in the region.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

KPI for asset managers being aligned with the Sustainability Goals

Jayne Chan

Head, StartmeupHK

InvestHK

Jayne Chan

Head, StartmeupHK

InvestHK

Jayne is Head of StartmeupHK at InvestHK, the government department responsible for attracting and retaining Foreign Direct Investment into Hong Kong. StartmeupHK is InvestHK’s startup division, aimed at attracting innovative startups, investors and other stakeholders to Hong Kong. Its objectives are to provide a one-stop service platform to support these companies setting up in the city, promote Hong Kong as a premier startup destination and help build the ecosystem to transform the city into a global hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining InvestHK, Jayne was Executive Director at TiE, a global non-profit network focused on fostering entrepreneurship, and management roles at advertising & digital agencies, startup investor & incubator, tech consulting and manufacturing companies.

Jayne has a BSc(Hons) in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Elimination of single use plastics, better management of construction waste, effective removal of ocean waste

Kevin Lee

Head of Smart Facilities Management

SOCAM

Kevin Lee

Head of Smart Facilities Management

SOCAM

Kevin Lee is the Head of Smart Facilities Management at SOCAM Development Limited (SOCAM), a member of the Shui On Group. Prior to joining SOCAM, Kevin was an Executive Director at a global investment bank, with a focus on investing in renewable energy and digital infrastructure in Asia-Pacific.

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