24-25 January 2019: RICS International Heritage Conservation Conference 2019

Date: 24-25 January 2019
Fee: From HK$1,900
Registration enquiry: Mr Peter Au (pau@rics.org)
Sponsor enquiry: Mr Peter Au (pau@rics.org)

For the third time in the past five years, RICS explores the social values of preservation of heritage assets to the community and society through the ‘International Heritage Conservation Conference’. This is an increasingly important topic given the need for many cities (and Hong Kong especially) to re-vitalise old buildings amid limited land supply and concerns about cultural preservation.

In 2019, this two-day conference will bring together leading professionals from public, private and education sectors to share case studies on several iconic heritage projects in the region. Experts will also discuss an array of topics including heritage revitalisation policy changes, commercial viability, best practice, how to achieve long-term sustainability for different use cases, and more.

The conference will conclude with an exclusive guided tour with Q&A of Tai Kwun (formerly Central Police Station compound), one of the city’s most talked-about projects to date, on day two.

Guest of Honour
Mr Michael Wong Wai-lun JP, Secretary for Development, HKSAR Government

Speakers (arranged in order of last names)*
Mr Brian Anderson, Director of Cultural Heritage, Purcell Hong Kong
Mrs Margaret Brooke FRICS, Chair, Heritage Hong Kong Foundation
Dr Steven Cannon, Executive Vice-President (Administration & Finance), The University of Hong Kong
Mr Goodwin Gaw, Managing Principal and Chairman, Gaw Capital Partners
Dr Lee Ho Yin, Associate Professor and Head of Division, Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP), Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Mr Michael Morrison, Conservation Architect, Commissioner of Historic England
Mr Duncan Palmer, Managing Director, The Murray
Dr Sean Tompkins, Chief Executive Officer, RICS
Mr Gavin Tun, Executive Project Director, The University of Chicago HK Centre
Mr Euan Upston, Former Chief Operating Officer, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
Ms Winnie Yeung, Head of Heritage, Tai Kwun

Website: www.rics.org/heritagehk