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The Rooftop Republic Academy Launch Ceremony
Event Date: 1 Mar 2019
Event Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: BEC Building, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Fee: Free

Together with social enterprise Rooftop Republic Urban Farming,  BEC cordially invites you to join us at the Launch of The Rooftop Republic Academy on 1 March 2019 (Friday), from 2:00p.m. - 4.30p.m.

The vision of the Rooftop Republic Academy is to raise up a new generation of urban farmers, in response to the growing global needs for innovative solutions for a more sustainable food eco-system, and equip trainees with the knowledge and skills for them to carve a vocation in the urban farming industry.

The launchpad of the Academy will be the newly-established rooftop farm at the BEC Building, a showcase of urban farming solutions, featuring nurseries, bee-resting area, herb and vegetable cultivation, vermi-composting, and more!

The event will include an introduction to the Academy, a tour of the rooftop farm and a panel discussion to better understand the current state of urban farming in Hong Kong, analyse some of its main challenges and discuss its potential to make Hong Kong a healthier, greener and more inclusive city.

The panel will consist of corporates, academics, chefs, green architects and local farmers for a discussion and exploration of how urban farming can bring about social and environmental transformation for our city.


1:45p.m. – 2:00p.m.:  Arrival & Registration

2:00p.m. – 2:45p.m.: Keynote Opening Speeches


  • Ir C. F. Leung, Director - Operations, Business Environment Council
  • Glendy Chu, Head of Group Strategic Marketing & Communications DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

2:45p.m. – 3:30p.m.: Panel Discussion "Cultivating a better Hong Kong through Urban Farming"

Panellists include:

  • Tony Ip, Founder of Tony Ip Green Architects Ltd
  • Daisy Tam, Assistant Professor Dept. Humanities & Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Yu Wing Wong, CEO, Hong Kong Organic Association
  • Michelle Hong, Co-Founder, Rooftop Republic (moderator)
  • More panellists to be announced soon!

3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.: Networking & Refreshments as well as a concurrent tour of the Rooftop Farm and the Green Features of the BEC Building

4:30p.m.: Event End

If you are a professional from the property, hospitality, F&B or sustainability sectors, seeking solutions for a more sustainable city, this event is for you!

To reserve your space, please click on the link here.

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