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RICS GBA Conference: Responsibilities, challenges and opportunities amid increased cross-border integration

RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 from 09:00 to 18:30 (CST)

RICS GBA Conference: Responsibilities, challenges and...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Standard Price: RICS members 9 Sep 2019 HK$1,600.00 HK$0.00
Standard Price: supporting organisations 9 Sep 2019 HK$1,600.00 HK$0.00
Standard Price: Non RICS members 9 Sep 2019 HK$1,800.00 HK$0.00

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The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) comprises the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and nine municipalities within Guangdong Province. The development of the GBA is accorded the status of key strategic planning in China’s development blueprint.

Much discussion since the GBA’s announcement has been focused on direct economic opportunities. But making the best of the opportunities as built environment professionals will take more than just a willingness to invest. It requires a nuanced understanding of cross-border trends, regulatory differences, wider global issues like climate change, and other liveability challenges.

This conference will provide an exclusive first-hand perspective (with case studies) into how professionals of all backgrounds can benefit from GBA while staying true to the principles of professional best practice and responsibility to humanity. The conference will also demonstrate how does RICS plays the role of an international professional body to link talents, resources cross different jurisdiction, laws and qualification and contribute to the development of Greater Bay Area.


Challenges, opportunities by the integration of cities as the new way forward

What makes the city cluster involved in GBA unique? How will governments support the private sector? What about in the special economic zones like Qianhai, Nansha and Hengqin? How do we align vastly difference across borders? What role should RICS professionals play?

Key drivers of the region: Finance, technology and other emerging Industries
Cross border integration will be achieved with out industry development. There have been examples of companies that have benefitted tremendously from being part of GBA’s integration efforts. But how did they success? What are some ways that other aspiring companies or professionals can be part of this movement?

Build modern, comprehensive and connective infrastructure in the GBA
A rational layout, comprehensive functions and smooth connections is vital to provide a solid support for socioeconomic development of GBA. how to build, enhance and upgrade the traditional infrastructure and the new mode of infrastructure by integrate profession, apply new technology, adopt international standards and innovative approaches etc.,

Sustainability and liveability concerns in GBA development
Environmental concerns are not simply a moral discussion – they are very much practical ones. Not only because of the threat of climate change and pollution’s damage to health, but also because the world’s economy and government policies will be increasingly based on our industry’s ability to make our cities greener, smarter and healthier for all.


Opening Address & Welcome Remarks


Session 1 : Session one: Challenges and way forward in integrating investments to the nation’s development

This session will outline the priorities of the Outline Development Plan, which spans nine cities in the Guangdong Province, plus two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao. This will be followed by discussions about China’s economic predictions and investor’s sentiments from financial market experts.

  • Address from supporting government and public bodies
  • International investor’s perspective on opportunities and challenges of the GBA under the new normal by Edward FuKeung Lau, CFO of Kaisa Property
  • Integrated development of industry and capital in the GBA by Yue Yuan, Vice President and Assistant of Chairman, Agile Group
  • New opportunities for industry and real estate development of the GBA by Andrew K.F.Chan, Managing Director, Valuation and Advisory Services, Greater China, CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD

Tea Break


Session 2 : Key drivers for regional growth: Finance, technology, real estate and beyond

This session will draw upon case studies from finance, technology and real estate development to discuss prospects for closer collaboration to drive regional economic growth. Apart from commercial aspects, the circulation of talent with new competencies required will also be explored.

  • Analysis of the development potential of finance and technology in the GBA by Lu Shiyu, General Manager of Cloud Industrial Chain of Pingan Urban Tech
  • The potential development of innovative industrial park concepts in the GBA
  • Development strategy of financial investment, industry and technology in the GBA with River Huang, Partner, Deloitte China.
  • Panel discussion: How can we understand the circulation of capital, talents and goods in the GBA?

Session 3 : Accelerating the transition to modern and connective infrastructure in GBA

Transportation and infrastructure connectivity are cornerstones for the more efficient mobility of capital, goods and people to strengthen socio-economic integration. This session will discuss extending the traditional way of planning and building infrastructure to establish a world-class transportation network for further development of the GBA.

  • Opportunities for urban regeneration and the “Super Project” brought by the development of the GBA
  • Innovation of life cycle management in large-scale infrastructure projects by Yuan Huazhi, MRICS, Senior Partner and the Head of Real Estate and Energy Department, Brijing Dentons Law Offices, LLP
  • Achieving real-city “connectivity” in the GBA with new infrastructure networks
  • Panel discussion: How international standards and technologies enhance interconnectivity of infrastructure and regional development? With See Lian Ong, Past-President of RICS, Chairman of ICMS Coalition (Moderator); Tom Hasker, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Atkins; Lu Shiyu, General Manager of Cloud Industrial Chain of Pingan Urban Tech

Tea Break


Session four: Sustainability and liveability amidst robust development in GBA

Ecological civilisation highlights the importance of balancing economic activities and environmental protection for a sustainable future. This session will examine institutional innovation in the finance, technology and real estate industry sectors that are introducing new products and livelihood projects to lead the transformation of businesses and lifestyle.

  • New impetus and development in the process of urban renewal
  • Building and operation of diversified ecological circle for cities of the GBA
  • Innovation of technology accelerating the green development of GBA
  • Panel discussion: How to optimise the synergies from construction, real estate, finance and technology experts to promote greener development of GBA?


Mandarin (Simultaneous Interpretation is provided)

For enquiries or would like to buy group tickets, please contact

Ms Karina Cheung
t: +852 2117 0695



  • The organiser reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the symposium at its discretion.
  • No refund or cancellation will be accepted, but a substitute delegate is normally permitted. Please inform the organiser of your substitute delegate at least 5 days before the seminar.
  • If a typhoon signal no. 8 or above, or black rainstorm warning is in force at least 3 hours before the programme is scheduled to begin, the seminar will be postponed until further notice. Otherwise, it will continue as scheduled.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of completed registration form and full payment.
  • Upon completion of this event, a CPD certificate will be granted. A payment receipt along with the CPD certificate will be sent to you by email with 10 business days after the conference.
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The Langham, Shenzhen
7888 Shennan Boulevard
Futian District
Shenzhen 518040

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 from 09:00 to 18:30 (CST)

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RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve.


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