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BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2017 Convenes Experts to Discuss Strategies for Developing Hong Kong into a Smart Sustainable City
   

BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2017 Convenes Experts to Discuss Strategies

for Developing Hong Kong into a Smart Sustainable City

Hong Kong, 22 Nov 2017 - Business Environment Council Limited 商界環保協會有限公司 (“BEC”) successfully hosted the EnviroSeries Conference today at The Mira Hong Kong. Entitled “Towards a Smart Sustainable City – Potential and Opportunities for Hong Kong”, the Conference attracted over 150 participants, including policy makers, industry experts, business leaders and academics, to examine the opportunities, strategies, innovative technologies and collaborative initiatives in developing Hong Kong into a smart sustainable city.

Dr David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the Hong Kong SAR Government, delivered the opening speech, sharing the Government’s latest policy directions in smart city planning. Three panel discussions were delivered by a strong panel of speakers, including Mr Chiang Tung Keung from CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, Mr Klaus Heidinger from Siemens Centre of Competence Cities, London, Mr Eli Raphael Konvitz from Atkins, Mr Leung Wai Kin from The Hongkong Electric Company Limited, Dr Ernest S Lo from Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance, Mr Alexander Mastrovito from Scania Group, Mr Robin (Yuxiang) Ren from Tesla Inc, Prof Geoffrey Shen from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Dr Thomas Tang, Former Managing Director of Kuala Lumpur Centre for Sustainable Innovation, and Mr Frank Wong from Energizing Kowloon East Office of the HKSAR Government.

Also participated in today’s event were BEC Board Directors, Mr Tony Miller from Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited and Dr Raymond Yau from Swire Properties Limited.

The Conference covered three area of discussions, including:

•   A Smart Sustainable City – From Energy to Air Quality

•   Smart Mobility for a Sustainable City

•   Smart decision-making: using data and engaging the public

This year, BEC celebrates its 25th anniversary. Over the past quarter century, BEC has proactively promoted environmental excellence through engaging the business sector, the Government and the wider community. The EnviroSeries Conference is a cross-sector platform for government officials, policy makers, business leaders, and local and international experts to exchange innovative ideas and address key sustainability issues.

For more information about BEC EnviroSeries Conference, please visit BEC website at http://bec.org.hk/events/enviroseries-conference-bec-1

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About Business Environment Council Limited

Business Environment Council Limited 商界環保協會有限公司 (“BEC”) is an independent, charitable membership organisation, established by the business sector in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1992, BEC has been at the forefront of promoting environmental excellence by advocating the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution and improve corporate environmental and social responsibility. BEC offers sustainable solutions and professional services covering advisory, research, assessment, training and award programmes for government, business and the community, thus enabling environmental protection and contributing to the transition to a low carbon economy.

For speaker and more conference photos, please visit:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cw41TEPiljXuYoOiK6ZglkRINutuie75

 

Photo Captions:

BEC Chairman Mr Richard Lancaster delivers the welcoming remarks

 

Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology Dr David Chung delivers the opening speech

 

Speakers of Panel Discussion 1 (from left to right):
Mr Chiang Tung Keung from CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, Dr Thomas Tang, Former Managing Director of Kuala Lumpur Centre for Sustainable Innovation, Mr Eli Konvitz from Atkins, Mr Klaus Heidinger from Siemens Centre of Competence Cities, London, Dr Raymond Yau from Swire Properties Limited.

 

Speakers of Panel Discussion 2 (from left to right):

Mr Frank Wong from Energizing Kowloon East Office of the HKSAR Government, Mr Alexander Mastrovito from Scania Group, Mr Robin (Yuxiang) Ren from Tesla Inc San Francisco, Ms Maya de Souza from BEC.

 

Speakers of Panel Discussion 3 (from left to right):

Prof Geoffrey Shen from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Mr Leung Wai Kin from The Hongkong Electric Company Limited, Dr Ernest S Lo from Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance, Mr Tony Miller from Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited.

 

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