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RICS Technology Era Series RICS-SCC PropTech Conference 2018

RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Friday, 23 November 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 (HKT)

RICS Technology Era Series RICS-SCC PropTech...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular: RICS professionals / members of SCC 22 Nov 2018 HK$1,600.00 HK$0.00
Regular: members of supporting organisations 22 Nov 2018 HK$1,600.00 HK$0.00
Regular: Non-members 22 Nov 2018 HK$1,800.00 HK$0.00

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Theme: “Grasping the opportunities of a technologised future” 



About the conference

PropTech stands for "property technology", an all-encompassing term that refers to all aspects of innovation and how it impacts the built environment, including software, hardware, materials or manufacturing.

This conference, jointly organised by RICS and the Smart City Consortium (SCC), will focus on enabling the property sector to stay ahead of these seismic changes and look at how technology impacts the way industry must operate, and what the future holds.


Conference Agenda


Opening Session


09:00 – 09:05   Welcome remarks          

                          Mr Will Myles, Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific, RICS

09:10 – 09:20     Opening remarks

               Dr CHUNG Wai Keung, David, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology (Acting)

09:20 – 09:30     Hong Kong into the era of technology

                          Mr Chris Brooke FRICS, President-elect, RICS

09:30 – 09:40   Smart City Consortium – an ecosystem for tech transformation     

 Dr Winnie Tang, JP, Founder & Honorary President, Smart City Consortium

09:40 – 09:45     Group photo for RICS and SCC leaders          


Session 1: The changing landscape of our world


09:45 – 10:15     Gazing through the crystal ball: an overview of emerging technologies and their impacts to life

                            Mr Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google

10:15 – 10:45     Panel discussion: Technology as the catalyst for change

•Challenges and opportunities for urban life

•City development

•Ethical issues of technology       


Dr Winnie Tang, JP, Founder and Honorary President, Smart City Consortium


Mr Chan Chung-ching, JP, Director of Lands, Hong Kong SAR Government

Mr Leo Chiu, Consultant, Global Smart City Consortium

Mr Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google

Mr Fred Sheu, National Technology Officer, Microsoft HK

10:45 – 11:05     Morning Refreshment


Session 2: Take-up of tech in Hong Kong


11:05 – 11:35       Smart cities, technology and urbanisation – a global perspective

                             Mr James Kavanagh MRICS, Global Land Standards Director, RICS

 11:35 – 12:00       Smart city development in Hong Kong

•    What should we expect down the road?       

 Dr Albert Wong, Urbanisation Director, PwC Hong Kong

 12:00 – 12:30       Panel discussion: What is Hong Kong doing in technology?

    Tech owners in Hong Kong share their experience in driving technology   


Mr Damien Wu, Chief Information Officer, Link REIT


Mr Jason Chiu, Chief Executive Officer, Cherry Picks

Mr James Kavanagh MRICS, Global Land Standards Director, RICS

Dr Albert Wong, Urbanisation Director, PwC Hong Kong

Mr Andrew Young, Associate Director (lnnovation), Sino Land Company Limited

 12:30 – 13:30       Networking lunch


Session 3: Technology in action


13:30 – 14:00       Presentation on RICS Digital Standards        

       Mr Andrew Knight, International Data Standards Director, RICS

 14:00 – 14:30       Data security – the ultimate maker-and-breaker of a tech-driven world

                               Mr Bhagya Perera, Director, Cybersecurity, Management Consulting, KPMG China

 14:30 – 14:50       Presentation on AI – case studies and sharing

                               Mr Vandia Yang, Senior Director of Enterprise Sales, Appier INC

 14:50 – 15:10        Presentation on Big data – case studies and sharing

                               Dr Peter Kwan, Chief Operating Officer, Big Data Architect Limited

 15:10 – 15:30       Presentation on Block chain -– case studies and sharing

                               Mr Emil Chan, Chairman, The Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals Limited

 15:30 – 15:50       Staying human in the augmented age

                               Mr Jordan Kostelac, Director of Proptech in Asia Pacific, JLL


Session 4: From now to the future


16:10 – 16:40       Panel discussion: What does the future hold for our next generation?


Mr Gerry Kipling FRICS, Managing Director, Oaktree Property Services


Mr Chester Leung MRICS, Co-Founder at OneHouse

Dr Llewellyn Tang, Associate Professor of the Department of Real Estate & Construction of HKU

Mr George Tee, Chief Technology Officer, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Mr Gary Walter MRICS, Co-Founder & CEO, Realinflo

 16:40 – 17:00       Getting real estate industry ready for tech revolution

•    What RICS is doing to transform surveying profession

Dr Sean Tompkins, Chief Executive Officer, RICS




Silver Sponsors:






Supporting Organisation:

Architectural Services Department
BEAM Society Limited
Buildings Department
Chartered Institute of Housing Asian Pacific Branch
China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International Chapter
Civil Engineering and Development Department
Drainage Services Department
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Faculty of Construction and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Highways Department
Hong Kong Construction Association
Hong Kong Green Building Council
Hong Kong Housing Society
Hong Kong Institute of Project Management
Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Hong Kong
International Facility Management Association Hong Kong Chapter
Lands Department
Planning Department
School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Association of Architectural Practices
The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
The Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong)
The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
The Hong Kong Institute of Building Information Modelling
The Hong Kong Institute of Housing
The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors
The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong
Urban Land Institute
Water Supplies Department


Group Discount Offer!

Save 5% on all tickets for Group of 10 or more.
Please contact Mr. Peter Au at or Tel +852 2116 9719 for group registration.
(Payment must be settled within 5 working days)


Early bird rates: 

RICS professionals / members of Smart City Consortium / members of supporting organisations: HKD1,350

Non-members: HKD1,550

(Register on or before Friday 26 October 2018)

Regular rates:
RICS professionals / members of Smart City Consortium / members of supporting organisations:

Non-members: HKD1,800

(Register from 27 October 2018 onwards)


*For postal registration, please complete the registration form and return it together with a crossed cheque payable to “RICS International Ltd” to:

RICS Hong Kong office, Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong



Mr Peter Au,  tel: 852 2116 9719 / email:

For SCC members enquires please contact:
Mr Eddie Cheung,   tel: 852 3480 4230 / email: 


  • The organiser reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the conference at its discretion.
  • The organiser will send registration confirmation by email one week prior to the conference.
  • 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 conference.
  • 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 conference 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 whole day conference, a CPD certificate of 7 hours will be granted.
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The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre
1 Austin Road West
Hong Kong SAR China

Friday, 23 November 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 (HKT)

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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.


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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