24 May 2019: RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2019

Event: RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2019

Date: 24 May 2019 (Friday)
Fee: From HK$2,200
Registration enquiry: Ms Karina Cheung (kcheung@rics.org)
Sponsor enquiry: Ms Karina Cheung (kcheung@rics.org)

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 new challenges and uncertainties ahead. The loss due to climate change has estimated to reach US$200 billion in 2018.

The devastation caused by Typhoon Mangkhut in Asia and the California Wildfires in the USA, among other crises, have served as a wakeup call to policymakers across the world. The need to lower emissions and advocate for sustainability has never been clearer. But how does this translate to public interest? What are the financial implications? How should city and business leaders future-proof their decisions now? There are worrying days ahead which demand strong leadership and a resilient response.

In this year’s RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference, a line-up of industry leaders explore how Hong Kong is positioned to navigate the challenges ahead – in terms of embracing unique opportunities to become a leading green city, and identifying and overcoming our weaknesses.

Speakers (arranged in order of last names)*

Ms Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL)
Mr KK Chiu, Chief Executive, Greater China, Cushman & Wakefield
Mr Ian Chung, PRC Leader & Senior Vice President, AECOM
Mr Jonathan Drew, Managing Director, Infrastructure and Real Estate Group, HSBC
Mr Brian Ho, Partner, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernest & Young
Prof Christine Loh, SBS, JP, OBE, Chief Development Strategist, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mr Bryant Lu, Vice Chairman, Ronald Lu & Partners
Mr Will Myles, Managing Director, APAC, RICS
Mr John Sayer, Director, Carbon Care Asia and Research, Director, CarbonCar InnoLab
Mr Benjamin Towell, RIBA, MRICS, CEnv, Senior Manager, Green Mark Department (New Development), Building and Construction Authority
Mr Eric Yau, Chief Strategy Officer, The Link Asset Management Limited
Mr Raymond Yau, General Manager, Technical Services & Sustainability Development, Swire Properties

Website: rics.org/hkconf2019