#Thought leadership

A hybrid conference with curated talks and expert panel discussions

Schedule

10:00 am - 10:10 am Opening Ceremony

Opening keynote by New World Development representative - Defining Decade for Impact with Tech

Ben Wong
10:10 am - 10:25 am Opening Ceremony

Opening Keynote by InvestHK

Charles Ng
10:25 am - 10:55 am Opening Ceremony

Star Startup Panel - The Art of Disruption: Tackling Climate Challenge with Technology

Climate change is the defining issue of this decade and we are at a defining moment. In this startup panel, entrepreneurs will share their journey on leveraging disruptive technologies to ease climate crisis and the impact they are bringing to the world.

Natalie Chung
Kenneth Chung
Entela Benz
Anthony Stewart
Chris Anderson
10:55 am - 11:15 am Net-zero Innovation

KEYNOTE : The Innovation Journey to Net Zero

Keynote by representative Professor Michael Leung, Professor, Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Professor of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

LEUNG Kwok Hi Michael
11:20 am - 12:10 pm Net-zero Innovation

Financing a Green Future: Investment, Tools and Data Technologies

To tackle a global climate crisis, the financial tools and data infrastructure that supports green tech can be as important as the technology itself. Experts and entrepreneurs in the sector of green finance and data will share the technological infrastructure that needs to be set up to power everything from carbon markets and ESG reporting, to cleantech projects and impact investments.

Mark Blick
Jack Lin
Ellie Tang
Edward Lau
Victor Yim
Jasmine Duan
12:15 pm - 12:50 pm Net-zero Innovation

Diving into Web3: The Hidden Costs of the Evolving Internet

A less considered side of the ever-expanding Internet is the carbon emissions of electricity used to power data centres. How are software and Web3 companies reducing/offsetting their carbon emissions? Leading experts and entrepreneurs from the sector will share their insights on the role data plays in planning for sustainability, as well as measures taken to reduce and offset their impact on the environment.

Luke Hargreaves
Davis Bookhart Davis bookhart
Lee Williamson
Chris Georgen
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Greener Transport Solution

KEYNOTE : Sustainable Transformation in the Automotive Industry

Keynote by Mr Martijm Oremus- Managing Director, BMW Regional Office Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau

Martijn Oremus
2:50 pm - 3:25 pm Greener Transport Solution

Urban Mobility and Beyond: Getting Around in Smart Cities of the Future

Thought leaders will discuss mobility beyond electric vehicles. This panel will offer a holistic view on “urban mobility of the future”, and how various components form a future-ready transportation system to achieve the smart and sustainable needs of Hong Kong.

Jason Yuen
Peggy Tse
Sunnie S.Y. Lau
Simon Ng
3:30 pm - 4:05 pm Greener Transport Solution

Zooming into the Future: What’s Next for Electric Vehicles?

Electric vehicles (EVs) have become popular in recent years but are yet far from mainstream. What will accelerate their growth in the upcoming decade? Entrepreneurs and business leaders from the electric vehicle ecosystem will share insights on infrastructure needs, technological innovations and policy changes that are required to support the growing EV industry.

Ray Leung
Richard Lai
Geir Bjørkeli
Gene Soo
4:10 pm - 4:45 pm Closing Ceremony

Investment Strategy: Washing Out Greenwashing

With so much capital being invested into sustainability and climate technologies, how do investors ensure that their capital and investment is going towards technologies, companies & innovations that are making a real impact and are not just greenwashing?

Djoann Fal
Elsa Pau
Amie Shuttleworth
Mingles Tsoi
Manna Chong
11:00 am - 11:15 am Green Building & Energy Saving Technologies

KEYNOTE : Rising to the Challenge

Speaker: Mr Simon Hojka, Project Director, New World Development

Simon Hojka
11:20 am - 11:55 am Green Building & Energy Saving Technologies

Building for the Future: Green Building Design and Construction Trends

For the property industry that has such permanence and long-term outlook, decisions made at design and construction stage are critical. Architectural experts and specialists from leading companies will share the latest trends and innovations in green building design and construction from Hong Kong and around the world, setting the stage for what we can expect from buildings in the future.

Felix Pak Ling TANG
Shing Koon Kwan
Miranda Wong
Jacques Gauthier
12:00 pm - 12:35 pm Green Building & Energy Saving Technologies

The Green Smart City: Where Nature Meets Technology

Number 11 of the UNSDG goals is to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. One important way is to allow nature to connect back to the city, and integrate nature-based solutions in building and urban designs. Experts in the field will share the latest trends in nature-led designs, technology that facilitates the incorporation, and how we can let the city grow together with nature.

Katy Yung
Jan Willem Roël
William McGoldrick
Joy Gai
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Entrepreneur Keynote

Entrepreneur Keynote: Don't Forget the Ocean

Speaker: Ms. Vriko Yu, Co-founder and CEO, ArchiREEF

Vriko Yu
2:50 pm - 3:25 pm Reimagining Waste Reduction

Advancing UNSDGs Through Sustainable Production and Consumption

How can businesses play a role in advancing the UNSDGs? By carefully taking social and environmental considerations into their business planning, and holding themselves accountable for sustainability goals. Speakers from leading sustainable brands and related ecosystem players will share insights on how to create business models and practices that can truly realise the UNSDGs within their industry.

Devana Ng
Karen Ho
Venisa Chu
Ada Yip
3:30 pm - 4:05 pm Reimagining Waste Reduction

The Food Revolution: Why What We Eat Matters

Agriculture, in particular, animal farming, is a major emitter of greenhouse gas and driver of deforestation. The way our food is produced needs to change, yet we are so used to what is served on our plates. This is why scientists and investors are coming up with innovative ways to recreate the same taste, texture and nutritional profiles of animal products, without harm to animals and the environment. In this panel, speakers will be sharing the latest products and investment trends in the sustainable meals, and what it means for our future diets.

Johanna Chan
Rohit Bhattacharya
Sonalie Figueiras
Maija Itkonen