BEC Business Transformation Theatre

Sustainable Urban Development: Promoting Business and Policy Innovation through Public-Private Partnerships

Day 1 : 11:20 – 12:10

Policy Address 2023 highlighted our city’s ambition towards a liveable, innovative and green Hong Kong. The use of new and innovative technologies and materials for the purposes of achieving such ambition sometimes requires innovative approach to seek approval from the authorities as the approval process are not always prescriptive under current regulations. Collaboration between public and private sectors is vital to leverage the expertise and resources of both sectors to drive approval and the success of the project. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) emerge as a powerful mechanism to facilitate such collaboration. In this session, we would try to reveal the keys to successful implementation of the PPPs for sustainable building projects, by cases sharing by key stakeholders having experience in driving the collaboration.   


  • How PPPs can help in bridging the gap between public and private sectors for the success of the innovative sustainable building project? 
  • How does the business sector support the sustainability and decarbonisation ambitions by emerging themselves in PPPs?
  • What are the best practices and the major challenges in the implementation of PPPs?

Post-event Actions   

  • Understand the potentials of PPPs and explore the possibility of implementing PPPs in new project development.
  • Explore streamlined process for implementing PPPs for the success of sustainable living environments.


Clement Cheung

Business Environment Council

Assistant Manager – Policy & Research

Clement Cheung is an environmental professional specializing in multi-stakeholder engagement and impact initiatives to promote sustainability in business operations. His work focuses on fostering collaboration among businesses, policy makers, and communities to achieve shared sustainability goals. He also has experience working in the higher education sector, specifically in educational administration and environmental education within a university setting. Clement is a Well AP.

Albert Chan

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dean of Students

A Chartered Construction Manager, Engineer, Project Manager, and Surveyor by profession, Ir Prof. Chan has worked in a number of tertiary institutions both in Hong Kong and overseas. He was a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Building and Planning at the University of South Australia. Ir Prof. Chan joined the Department of Building and Real Estate of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1996 and was Associate Head (Teaching) from 2005 to 2011; Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment from 2011 to 2013, and from 2013 to 2014 respectively. He was Head of Department of Building and Real Estate from 2015 to 2021 and is currently Dean of Students, Associate Director of Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, Able Endowed Professor in Construction Health and Safety, Chair Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, and Chief Warden of PolyU Students Halls of Residence.

Joe Chow

City Facilities Management (HKG) Limited

Head of Energy and Sustainability

Ir Joe Chow is a Chartered Engineer at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Energy Institute with more than 15 years of experience in sustainable engineering and facilities management.

Currently, Joe is the Asia Head of Energy and Sustainability at City Facilities Management (HKG) Limited. He is responsible for managing a wide range of energy saving projects and sustainability activities for the partners covering 5,000+ retail stores in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia.

Joe is serving various public duties including the Vice President of the IFMA Hong Chapter and the Immediate Past President of the ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter

My Sustainability Goals for 2024:

Working together towards carbon neutrality future and accelerate the actions at now.

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