Business Environment Council Present EnviroSeries Conference To Explore Solutions to Waste Problem in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 24 April 2019 - Business Environment Council Limited 商界環保協會有限公司 (“BEC”) will host its flagship event, the EnviroSeries Conference on Friday, 17 May 2019. With the theme of “The Business of Waste – Solving Hong Kong’s Urgent Environmental Problem”, the Conference will serve as a platform for business leaders, government officers, policy makers and entrepreneurs to explore the problems, opportunities and future strategies in Hong Kong’s waste management system, and to inspire innovative thinking and actions for a more sustainable Hong Kong. Mr Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment has agreed to be the Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker at the event.

In view of the surging per capita municipal solid waste disposal rate, the Environment Bureau announced last year that municipal solid waste charging would be implemented by late 2020 at the earliest, with an aim to drive behavioural changes. Producer responsibility schemes have also been put in place to reduce waste at source. In support of the policy, this EnviroSeries Conference is set to share and demonstrate business sector commitment in reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

Among the confirmed speakers/guests are (as of today):

  • Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker: Mr Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment
  • Ms Vicky Pollard, EU Environment and Climate Counsellor in China
  • Mr Merlin Lao, Programme Manager, ICLEI East Asia Secretariat
  • Mr Donald Ng, JP, Deputy Director of Environmental Protection
  • Dr Tin Lau, Technical Manager, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
  • Mr Raymond Fong, General Manager, Environmental Management Division, Hong Kong Productivity Council
  • Mr Philippe Li, Business Development Manager, HK Recycles
  • Mr Norman Cheng, Executive Committee Member, Hong Kong Waste Management Association
  • Mr Tom Uiterwaal, Chairman, The Environment and Energy Business Council of the European Chamber
  • Mr C.W. Cheung, Director – Development, BEC
  • Mr Craig Leeson, Founder of Leeson Media, Director/Writer/Executive producer of “A Plastic Ocean” and Chief Global Evangelist for the Plastic Oceans Foundation
  • Mr Charles Cheung, Senior Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Protection Department
  • Mr Edwin Lau, Executive Director, Green Earth
  • Ms Geraldine Leung, Sales Director, Metsä Tissue Greaseproof Papers, APAC
  • Ms Katie Tang, Head of Corporate, Foodpanda
  • Mr William Davies, General Manager – Sustainability, Swire Beverages
  • Mr Simon Ng, Director – Policy & Research, BEC
  • Ms Theresa Wu, Senior Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Protection Department
  • Mr Michael Shung, Senior Procurement Manager, Supply Chain, Maxim’s Group
  • Ms Kristy Tan, Manager, Environment, Airport Authority Hong Kong
  • Ms Ellie Tang, Head of Sustainability, New World Development Company Limited
  • Mr Henry Ho, Assistant Environmental & Hygiene Manager, Quality Assurance Department, Cathay Pacific Catering Services (H.K.) Ltd.
  • Ir C.F. Leung, Director – Operations, BEC

*More speakers to be announced

Event details:


17 May 2019 (Friday)


9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The Mira Hong Kong



(Early bird up to 40% off before 3 May 2019; special discounts apply for BEC members or group bookings)


Details and registration: (Registration Closed)

Staged twice a year, EnviroSeries Conference is BEC’s flagship event that aims to provide a cross-sector forum for stakeholders to discuss and address key issues related to Hong Kong’s environmental sustainability and serves as a key initiative of BEC in terms of thought-leadership on important topical issues. For more information about BEC EnviroSeries Conference, please visit (Registration Closed).

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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.