april, 2016

thu21apr12:0014:00Swedcham Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s Liveable City and Sustainability Agenda12:00 - 14:00 22/F Event Organized By: Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce Country:ChinaCity:Hong Kong

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Event Details

What does the future hold? What will life in Hong Kong look like in years to come: greener than today or even maybe wholly self-sustaining? What improvements can we expect in the quality of life and how and when are theses to be delivered?

To get to know more about Hong Kong’s Liveable City and Sustainability Agenda we have invited this Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment as keynote speaker, together with Nicholas Brooke, Chairman of the Harbourfront Commission, and Richard Lancaster, CEO of CLP Holdings, to a lunch seminar on Thursday 21 April 2016. Ms Loh will talk about how to make Hong Kong a truly Liveable City and outline how Government is responding to the challange while Mr Brooke will share his views on the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders and discuss what he believes are the aspirations/expectations of the community. Mr Lancaster will share his views on the topic and describe what he believes could and should be the role of business/private sector.

The lunch seminar will be held at Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. During the first hour the speakers will each make a 10 minute presentation and thereafter Vincent Connor, Head of Hong Kong Office of Pinsent Masons, will moderate a panel discussion and a Q&A session, followed by closing remarks by Björn Segerblom. So make sure to be on time! From 1 PM and onward a buffet lunch will be served where participants will be able to network and mingle. This is an event you do not want to miss!

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Speakers

Christine Loh, Under Secretary for Environment

Christine Loh was the Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit public policy think tank Civic Exchange prior to joining the HKSAR Government in September 2012. Prior to founding Civic Exchange in 2000, Ms Loh had spent nearly a decade as a politician and member of the Legislative Council (1992-97 and 1998-2000). Before joining the Legislative Council, Ms Loh held senior regional positions in commodities trading, as well as in project negotiation. Having been very active in public affairs since 1980, she had founded or served on boards of a wide range of non-governmental organisations in Hong Kong and overseas concerning a variety of issues including environmental protection, urban planning and design, and equal opportunity.

 

Nicholas Brooke, Chariman of the Harbourfront Commission

NicholasBrookeNicholas Brooke became Chairman of the Harbourfront Commission in 2011. Mr Brooke is a Chartered Surveyor by profession and a recognized authority on land administration and planning matters. Mr Brooke is also involved in sustainability initiatives in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta and until he stepped down as Chairman in July 2014 led the development of the latest Phase of Hong Kong Science Park as a showcase for “clean & green” technologies. Mr Brooke is further a member of the Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Development Commission, the Steering Committee on the Promotion of Electric Vehicles and the Task Force on External Lighting in Hong Kong.

 

Richard Lancaster, CEO of CLP Holdings

Richard Lancaster’s career in the power industry spans more than 30 years.  He is an engineer by training and managed CLP’s power business in Hong Kong prior to becoming CEO of CLP Holdings in 2013.  Mr Lancaster has spearheaded CLP’s contribution to a greener Hong Kong through the adoption of a cleaner fuel mix and promoting technologies such as smart meters and electric vehicles.  Internationally as a speaker on environmental and sustainability issues facing the energy sector, Mr Lancaster is a strong advocate for clean energy and smart grid technology.  He is a council member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and a member of its Climate and Energy Cluster Board.  He is also chairman of the Hong Kong Membership Committee of the UN-accredited World Energy Council.

 

Moderator

Vincent Connor, Partner and Head of Hong Kong Office for Pinsent Masons

VincentConnorVincent Connor is a legal adviser to the Infrastructure sector and specialises in construction and engineering law. Mr Connor is a solicitor advocate, having been granted higher rights of audience in respect of civil proceedings in Hong Kong and is therefore able to appear in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal. He is known and rated highly for his advocacy skills in arbitration, litigation, adjudication and ADR.

Click on link under ‘learn more’ below for booking!

 

Time

(Thursday) 12:00 - 14:00

Location

22/F

Organizer

Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce 24/F Chamchuri Square, 319, Unit 24050, Phayathai Rd., Kwaeng Pathumwan, Khet Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

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