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2020 Vision: Hong Kong's Transportation Outlook
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When: Thursday, October 6, 2016
8:30AM to 12:00PM
Where: Hong Kong
Contact: Veronica Yip

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2020 Vision: Hong Kong's Transportation Outlook

Thursday, October 6, 2016


8:30am - 12:00pm

Media Centre, The Hong Kong ePrix (Hong Kong Central Harbourfront area)

Members HK$500
Non-Members HK$700

8:30am - 8:45am
8:45am - 9:00am
Opening remarks by Alex Arena, Executive Director and Group Managing Director of HKT
9:00am - 10:00am
Panel 1: Hong Kong's Current Transport Strategy
10:00am - 10:15am
Coffee Break
10:15am - 11:15am
Panel 2: Environmental Impact: Infrastructure and technology that will change Hong Kong for the better
11:15am - 11:45am
Presentation: Smart City: Furutre technology that can progress transportation transformation faster
11:45am - 12:00pm
Closing remarks by Alejandro Agag, Chief Executive of Formula E
About the Event:
What does Hong Kong's Transport Strategy look like as we approach a new decade? What technology is available to assist with this forward planning? How will this impact on our environment in the future?

Set against the city's iconic skyline, the inaugural Hong Kong e-Prix will be part of the third season of the FIA Formula E Championship, the world's first fully-electric racing series and a ground-breaking innovation in sport and entertainment - minus the emissions.

The majority of greenhouse gas emissions in Hong Kong arise from power generation and energy consumption, which can be reduced through decreasing the energy demand, by using energy sources with lower carbon content, and changing the way energy is consumed. To achieve a reduction in carbon emissions, Hong Kong will need to adopt low carbon development strategies as other developed countries have, such as wider deployment of energy saving technologies in buildings, transport systems, and industries, and the adoption of energy efficient products within the market.

In order to lower the oil-based products consumption and GHG emissions of automobiles and transport vehicles, the deployment of energy efficient or alternative-fuel transport may provide the right choice. Will these vehicles become a mainstream option after 2020?

Taking the opportunity of coinciding with Hong Kong's first e-Prix, we have invited a high-flying panel to discuss Hong Kong's transportation outlook in the foreseeable future and talk about:

- Hong Kong's current transport strategy;
- Environmental impact:
  Infrastructure and technology that will change Hong Kong for the better;
- Smart City:
  Future technology that can progress transportation transformation faster
About the Speakers:

Opening remarks by:

Alex Arena
Executive Director and Group Managing Director of HKT

Mr. Arena has been the Group Managing Director of HKT Limited (HKT) and HKT Management Limited, the trustee-manager of the HKT Trust, since Nov 2011. He is also a member of HKT's Executive Committee and holds directorships in various HKT Group companies. Mr. Arena is primarily responsible for the overall corporate management, planning, operation and development of the HKT Group.

Mr. Arena is also a Non-Executive Director of Pacific Century Regional Developments Limited. Prior to the spin-off and separate listing of HKT, Mr Arena had held several roles with PCCW, including Executive Director, Group Managing Director and Group Chief Financial Officer from 2002 to 2011.

Closing remarks by:

Alejandro Agag
Chief Executive of Formula E

Agag became the personal assistant to the Spanish Prime Minister at 25 after graduating from university, and won a seat in the European Parliament, becoming the youngest Spanish person to ever do so at the age of 28. In 2001 he decided to leave the world of politics and move into motorsport where together with his business partner Flavio Briatore, they purchased the F1 TV rights in Spain.

A few years later Agag purcahsed the Campos Racing GP2 Team, revamping it into the highly successful Barwa Addax Team. After investing in English football club QPR, Agag, together with business partner Enrique Banuelos, began Formula E Holdings, winning the tender to promote the new FIA Formula E Championship.

Session 1 – Panel Discussion: Hong Kong’s Current Transport Strategy

Kevin Poole
Executive Director, Third Runway, Hong Kong International Airport

Mr. Poole has more than 30 years of experience in the building and civil engineering field, specialising in major multi-disciplined infrastructure and building projects. As the Executive Director, Third Runway, he is responsible for the expansion of Hong Kong International Airport into a Three-Runway System. Mr. Poole is active in Hong Kong engineering community being a member of the Construction Industry Council and Chairman of the Committee on Environment.

Dr. Wing-tat Hung
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr. Hung lectures transport infrastructure development and its environmental impacts. His research interests fall in the areas of vehicle emissions, highway noise and safety as well as large infrastructure development. He is active in many professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and Board member of the Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, as well as the environmental group Conservancy Association.

Dr. Hung is currently a member of the assessment team to monitor the performance of electric vehicles funded by the Government's Pilot Green Transport Fund, a member of Advisory Council on the Environment as well as Aviation Development and Three-Runway System Advisory Committee.

Evan Auyang
Director, Civic Exchange (Former Deputy Managing Directorof The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited)

Prior to his role at GLG in March 2016, Evan was the Deputy Managing Director of The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (“KMB”) and an Executive Director of the board of directors for Transport International Holdings – KMB’s parent company listed in Hong Kong with property and media businesses, and transportation joint-ventures in Mainland China. He is now running GLG’s Asia-Pacific operations in 10 offices spanning Greater China, North Asia, Southeast Asia, India and Australia.

Evan is extensively involved in civic work, chambers and NGOs. He serves on the Transport Policy Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Environment Bureau’s Working Group on review of Air Quality Objectives, etc.

Session 2 – Panel Discussion: Environmental impact: Infrastructure and technology that will change Hong Kong for the better

Yuen So Siu Mai Betty
Group Director & Vice Chairman, CLP Power HK

Mrs Yuen was appointed as the Vice Chairman of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited in 2010, with a primary focus on the strategic direction of the Group's electricity business in Hong Kong and China. She is also responsible for CLP's investments in Guangdong Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station. A qualified accountant by training, Mrs Yuen began her career in public accounting in Canada and worked for ExxonMobil for 13 years before joining CLP in 1999. She was the Managing Director of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited between 2002 and 2009, with overall responsibility for the operations of the Hong Kong business.

Isabel Fan
Regional Director, Tesla Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

Isabel is focused on driving business growth with delightful experiences for customers in Hong Kong. Her career includes twenty-five years at major coprorations in U.S. and Asia Pacific. During this time, Isabel spent 19 years working for Apple Inc. in Asia Pacific in channel retail development and enterprise and education market development. She has strong expertise in strategic planning, partnership management, and sales operations with an emphasis on improving efficiency and productivity to drive results. Isabel has a strong passion for technology and how it works to enhance people's life.

Dr. Jonathan Beard, Head of Transportation and Logistics, Asia, Arcadis

Jonathan has been resident in Hong Kong for over 16 years and has led advisory studies on regulation of the MTR and franchised buses, assessments of the Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge, cross-border ferries, high speed rail, Maglev, Hong Kong Port and airport development, and innovative mobility solutions such as Hyperloop. 

He is currently the Head of Transportation and Logistics, Asia, at Arcadis, the world’s leading provider of design and consultancy for natural and built assets. The company employs more than 28,000 staff worldwide and has advised on many of the world’s leading transportation developments, including the UK’s Crossrail 2 and M4 Corridor project, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Singapore-KL High Speed Rail, Incheon Airport and a number of assignments for Hong Kong’s MTR. A key philosophy of Arcadis’ urban transportation work is Mobility Oriented Development (MODe) – this thinking is also reflected in the company’s annual Sustainable Cities Index.


Geoff McClelland
Program Director, Hong Kong at CIO Connect

Geoff has 30 years of experience in Information Technology, having held senior roles or consulting extensively across a number of industry sectors - notably in Telecommunications, Petroleum, IT, Finance, Defence, Retail and Hospitality.

Always having a strong technology focus, Geoff has held traditional IT staff roles as well as broader R&D, strategic marketing and corporate planning positions. Today he is a well-respected technology advisor to several of Asia's largest companies, especially in the areas of IT security, strategy and governance. He continues, as he has since 1998, to work extensively with the Jardine Matheson Group.

Geoff is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic engineers [MIEEE], a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society [MACS(Snr)] and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors [FAICD].

Session 3 – Presentation: Smart City: Future technology that can progress transportation transformation faster

Craig Price
Senior Vice President, International Projects, PCCW Global

Craig heads up the professional and consulting services team for HKT Global Development Services ("HKT GDS") which is a division of PCCW Global which is an affiliate of HKT, and part of the PCCW Group. He has 32 years professional, management and senior management experience in both the IT and Telcom. He has worked for blue chip companies and Telcos such as IBM, cable and Wireless and SingTel/Optus, and different other telecommuniction companies and joint ventures with various expertise. He is also Vice-Chair of AustCham's Business Technology Committee.

Peter Lam, Managing Director of Engineering, HKT

Mr. Lam is primarily responsible for the planning and operation of the fixed and wireless networks of HKT which support a wide range of quadruple-play telecommunications services including voice, data, broadband, interactive multimedia service, mobile and corporate customer projects in Hong Kong and overseas. Mr Lam has more than 40 years of experience in engineering & sales marketing of ICT industry.

He is the chairman of the of the Joint Utilities Policy Group from 2012 to 2015 and he iscurrently the President of Fixed Network & Value Added Services Group of the Communications Association of Hong Kong.

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