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RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2019 (May, 2019)

RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Friday, 24 May 2019 from 09:00 to 17:00 (HKT)

RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2019 (May, 2019)

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Theme

Resilient and sustainable: Putting the green revolution at the forefront of our future


Overview

In the past year the catastrophic effects of climate change have zeroed into focus – raising the question of not just how cities can lower emissions, but how communities should prepare for the challenges and uncertainties ahead.

The death and devastation caused by both Typhoon Mangkhut in Asia and the California Wildfires in the USA have served as a wakeup call to policymakers across the world. The need to lower emissions and take a more aggressive shift towards sustainability has never been clearer – but it is also evident that whatever steps are taken, darker days are ahead which demand strong leadership and a resilient response.


Hong Kong has the opportunity to navigate the region through the challenges ahead, both as the example of a forward-thinking, sustainable city – and as an enterprising, connected hub leading the green finance movement.
The conference will begin by framing the regional and global dilemma, before examining sensible city planning for professionals and policymakers, and exploring how Hong Kong can place itself at the heart of the green revolution. Participants will come away with a better understanding of ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance), fresh perspectives on progressive investment trends, such as climate bonds – and the inspiration to help forge the resilient city future generations demand and deserve.


 Topics & Speakers:

  Topic Speaker

Morning Session

 

The global climate change catastrophe – the big picture                               

Professor Christine Loh, SBS, JP, OBE, Chief Development Strategist, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

Navigating climate change risks and unlocking opportunities in the new climate economy – a value-creation business model

Ms Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL)
Climate Resilient and Sustainable Buildings for Future - Experience Sharing by Swire Properties Limited Dr Raymond Yau, General Manager, Technical Services & Sustainable Development, Swire Properties
Future-proofing:  How can building technology enhance city resilience? Mr David Lui, Director of Operations, Greater China, AECOM
Panel Discussion: Where we should be Vs. where we are now – how can we narrow the gap?

Moderator: Mr Will Myles, Managing Director, APAC, RICS


Panellists:
Mr Bruce Chong, Associate Director, Consulting, Arup

Mr David Lui, Director of Operations, Greater China, AECOM
Mr M.K. Leung, Director of Sustainable Design, Ronald Lu & Partners

Mr Rupert Leung, Managing Director, Design and Engineering, Arcadis

Afternoon Session ESG and Real Estate Investing Mr. Mervyn Tang, Senior Director, Global Head of ESG Research, Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings
Green finance in action, financing options and market trends Mr Jonathan Drew, Managing Director, Infrastructure and Real Estate Group, HSBC
Financing for Green Building Development - Swire Properties’ Experience in Issuing Hong Kong’s First Certified Green Bond Dr Amie Lai, Senior Sustainable Development Manager, Swire Properties

ESG reporting benchmark for real estate and impact on valuation

Moderator: Mr John Sayer, Director, Carbon Care Asia and Research, Director, CarbonCare InnoLab

 
Panellists:

Mr Alton Wong, Senior Director, Head of Advisory Services, Valuation & Advisory Services, Greater China, Co-head of Smart Building & Green Finance Services Platform, Cushman & Wakefield

Mr. Mervyn Tang, Senior Director, Global Head of ESG Research, Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings


Mr Will Myles, Regional Managing Director, APAC, RICS

Mr Brian Ho, Partner, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernest & Young 
 

Value Creation by embracing sustainability to enhance productivity of property portfolio Mr Eric Yau, Chief Strategy Officer, The Link Asset Management Limited 
Singapore case study: Partnering green building rating tools with policy support as a driver for industry-wide change Mr Benjamin Towell, BOA RIBA, MRICS, CEnv, Senior Manager, Green Building Policy Department, Environmental Sustainability Group, Building and Construction Authority
Panel Discussion: Global sustainability framework and its relevancy to real estate stakeholders in Hong Kong

Moderator: Mr Eric Yau, Chief Strategy Officer, The Link Asset Management Limited

Panellists:

Mr Byford Tsang, Senior Analyst, Trucost, Part of S&P Global

 

Mr Benjamin Towell, BOA RIBA, MRICS, CEnv, Senior Manager, Green Building Policy Department, Environmental Sustainability Group, Building and Construction Authority

Dr Raymond Yau, General Manager, Technical Services & Sustainable Development, Swire Properties Limited

Ir Cary CHAN, JP, Executive Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council




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

Ms Karina Cheung
t: +852 2117 0695
e: kcheung@rics.org


 

Remarks:

 

  • 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 seminar.

 

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When & Where


Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Grand Ballroom, Level 1
1 Harbour Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China

Friday, 24 May 2019 from 09:00 to 17:00 (HKT)


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Organiser

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.

 

We accredit 125,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to our quality assurance. Their expertise covers property, asset valuation, real estate management; the development of infrastructure; and the management of natural resources, such as mining, farms and woodland. From environmental assessments and building controls to negotiating land rights in an emerging economy; if our members are involved the same professional standards and ethics apply.

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