Business Environment Council Limited 商界環保協會有限公司 (“BEC”) held its flagship EnviroSeries Conference online today (27 November). Entitled “Urban Transport on the Move: Connecting Policies, People and Business Opportunities”, the Conference saw over 400 business leaders, entrepreneurs, industry experts and academics joining online from different time zones to explore how the urban transport system of the future can be carbon neutral, people-centric and supportive of a sustainable living environment.
Mr Richard Lancaster, Chairman of Business Environment Council, acknowledged that transport and city planning are interconnected. In the midst of the challenges we are facing due to COVID-19, climate change and other environmental issues, we should aspire to build not just a carbon-neutral and resilient city, but also one that is liveable, healthy, active and happy.
At the Conference, speakers and panellists exchanged views on various key topics, including essential elements needed to re-engineer Hong Kong’s urban transport system, the future of private vehicles and public transport services under the new normal after COVID-19, business innovation and opportunities in post-COVID-19 urban mobility, and how to promote active and inclusive transport. Among the speakers and panellists at the Conference were (in order of appearance):
- Mr Thomas Deloison, Director, Mobility at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
- Mr Ivan Chung, JP, Deputy Director of Planning/Territorial, HKSAR Government
- Mr Steve Yiu, Principal Advisor, Property Planning, MTR Corporation
- Mr Constant Van Aerschot, Director, Asia Pacific, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
- Dr Raymond Yau, Chairman of BEC Sustainable Living Environment Advisory Group and General Manager, Sustainable Development of Swire Properties Limited
- Mr Alok Jain, Managing Director, Trans-Consult Ltd. and Expert Trainer, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
- Mr Michael Chan, COO, Inchcape Hong Kong
- Mr Dan Wong, General Manager, Global Innovation, MTR Corporation
- Mr Gary Leung, Head of Operational Planning Department, The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd.
- Mr Alexander Mastrovito, Head of Sustainability, Scania
- Mr Ron Chung, Director, Engineering and Technical Services, Smart Charge (HK) Limited
- Mr Daniel Weitze, Head of Digital Mobility, Siemens Mobility
- Mr Charles So, Chairman, Smart Mobility Committee, Smart City Consortium
- Ms Yuan Shi, Global Solutions Lead, New Mobility, Arcadis
- Ir Dr Anthony Lo, Director, Corporate Customer Experience, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
- Mr Clement Ho, Associated Director, Transport Planning, Arup
- Prof John Ure, Director of Technology Research Project (TRP) and Fellow of the Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning, HKU
- Ms Bronwen Thornton, CEO, Walk21
- Prof Billie Giles-Corti, Distinguished Professor and Director, Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform, RMIT University
- Mr Patrick Fung, CEO, Clean Air Network
- Mr Roger Torino, Associate Planner, OTC Limited
- Mr Nicholas Brooke, GBS, SBS, JP, FRICS, FHKIS, Asia Pacific Chairman, Urban Land Institute (ULI)
- Mr Richard Lancaster, Chairman of Business Environment Council and Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings Limited
The 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 BEC’s key initiative for thought leadership development on important topical issues. For more information about BEC EnviroSeries Conference, please visit https://bec.org.hk/en/eventinfo?eid=1
Mr Richard Lancaster, Chairman of BEC and Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings Limited, acknowledged that transport and city planning are interconnected. In the midst of the challenges we are facing due to COVID-19, climate change and other environmental issues, we should aspire to build not just a carbon-neutral and resilient city, but also one that is liveable, healthy, active and happy.
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