Connecting, Nurturing, Creating for Sustainable Environment

BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2015
Event Date: 27 Nov 2015
Event Time: 9:30 am - 5:05 pm
Venue: Level 3, Ballroom, JW Marriott Hong Kong
Fee: $1500.00
Fee: 20% discount for BEC Council members; 15% discount for BEC Corporate members; 10% discount for BEC General/ Affiliate members; 10% for Members of Supporting Organisations; Additional 5% discount for any registration for 3 or more participants (Subject to a maximum discount of 20%)
Contact: Ms Jill Chow
Telephone: 2784 3942
Eco-innovation in the Transition to A Low Carbon and Resource Efficient Economy

Hong Kong ranks 11th overall on a recent Global Innovation Index covering 141 economies globally. But how is it performing in terms of eco-innovation? A global transition to a low carbon sustainable economy brings considerable business potential to develop new products, design buildings innovatively and creatively, implement new technologies, and develop advanced approaches to manage buildings and logistics. What is the role of Hong Kong SAR Government in supporting and accelerating eco-innovation so that Hong Kong businesses are in the lead? How can the business community work together to grasp these opportunities?

Industry experts, policy makers, business leaders and academics have a growing interest in eco-innovative solutions that can reduce carbon footprints, save energy, and increase resource efficiency. But what is the scope of eco-innovation? According to OECD research, there is considerable potential for eco-innovation in three areas, industry, social infrastructure (energy and transportation), and our personal lifestyle. Our focus at this event is on the overarching framework to support eco-innovation and specifically on the social infrastructure – buildings and transportation.

For the social infrastructure in Hong Kong, energy consumption and pollution are critical environmental issues. The Environment Bureau published the Energy Saving Plan for the Built Environment 2015~2025+ in May 2015, as well as the Blueprint on Sustainable Use of Resources and the Clean Air Action Plan in previous years.. Across the border in the Mainland, we see the government developing its policy framework, combined with identifying strategic emerging industries and developing a green finance strategy. Here in Hong Kong, is the policy and institutional framework sufficient to enable and encourage business to innovate? What more needs to be done to position Hong Kong’s businesses so they can make the most of these opportunities?

Driving eco-innovation is not only about what government can do but what business can do to seize the opportunities offered by a transition to a cleaner and lower carbon city. To achieve the energy saving targets and reduce carbon emissions, what strategies can Hong Kong’s businesses adopt? What can they do to adapt and implement innovative business models and clean technologies?

In this Conference, BEC will bring together industry experts, policy makers, business leaders and academics to discuss and explore innovative solutions and technologies that can facilitate sustainable development of our city and contribute to the strength of Hong Kong’s economy. There are opportunities here that must not be missed.

Key Topics: (Download Programme)

  • Investing for Impact - Green Bonds
  • How Business Can Obtain Value Through Business Model Innovation
  • The Role of Research Institutes to Facilitate Eco-innovation in Hong Kong
  • Rolling Out Innovative Low Carbon Buildings
  • Driving Innovative Sustainable Building Technologies
  • Panel Discussion: Eco-innovation in Hong Kong – What Can Be Done by the Business Sector to Facilitate the Development and Application of New Technologies?
  • Hong Kong Case – District Cooling System at Kai Tak Development
  • Government’s Policy Framework in Supporting Green Transportation
  • Environmental Initiatives and Challenges by Road-based Public Transport
  • Sustainable Transport System
  • Driverless Cars "The Future" of China Housing Estate?
  • How to Drive Transportation Technology Innovation
  • Panel Discussion: How Can We Improve HK’s Capacity to Develop and Apply New Technologies – What Are the Opportunities to Enhance the Transport and Logistics Sector?
  • Video presentation: How Driverless Pods Work by Ultra Global PRT

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr Eric SU, BEC Board Director, General Manager - Engineering, Hongkong International Terminals Limited
  • Ms Zoë ARDEN, Director, SustainAbility
  • Mr Elvis AU, Deputy Chairman of the Environmental Division of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • Dr Vincent CHENG, Director of Sustainability, Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
  • Mr Chris CHONG, Managing Director, Hong Kong District Cooling Company Limited
  • Mr Jonathan DREW, Managing Director, Project and Export Finance and Capital Financing, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
  • Dr Wing Tat HUNG, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Mr Alok JAIN, Head of Planning & Development Department, KMB
  • Mr Travis KAN, Director of Business Development, Schneider Electric
  • Ms Janice LAO, Sustainability Manager, MTR Corporation Limited
  • Dr Peter LEE, Chief Technology Officer, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
  • Dr David LEUNG, Director of Syn-Tech Fuel Management & Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Dr Lawrence POON, Principal Consultant (Automotive and Electronics), Hong Kong Productivity Council
  • Dr Han SHI, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong
  • Mr Roberto VAZQUEZ, CTO, Acting CEO, ASB Biodiesel (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Ms Patricia WOO, Political Assistant to the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Ms Maya DE SOUZA, Senior Manager – Policy Research, Business Environment Council

Bronze Sponsors:

  • CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
  • Schneider Electric (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Swire Properties Limited

Student Support Sponsor:

  • Airport Authority Hong Kong

Document Services Sponsor:

  • Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Limited

Please register online by filing in the form below. For further information and assistance, you may contact Ms Jill Chow at (T. 2784-3942  E.

(1)    Registrations are subject to final confirmations from BEC
(2)    Registrations of non-BEC members are subject to seats availability, after allowing for members’ registrations
(3)   BEC reserves the right not to accept any registration, at its sole discretion and without the need to give explanations

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