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Chinachem Sustainability Conference 2019 ------- shapes an age-friendly future for Hong Kong

The Chinachem Sustainability Conference 2019, organised by the Chinachem Group in partnership with the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), took place in the Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, on 29 March 2019. With the theme of “Sustainable Neighbourhood: How to Foster Age-Friendly Developments”, the conference brought together practitioners and experts in elderly care and services, urban planning, architecture, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, to exchange constructive ideas of technical solutions to the city’s critical issue – ageing population, and attracted 380 attendees for the morning and afternoon sessions. The conference was honoured to have nine respectable speakers sharing their perspectives and bringing insights into how innovative architectural design, smart system and comprehensive site planning could be leveraged and integrated to create an age-friendly neighbourhood. Mr Donald CHOI, Executive Director and CEO of Chinachem Group, addressed an imminent need to tackle the double-ageing problem – population and buildings – faced by Hong Kong in the coming two decades. Mr CHEUNG Hau-wai, Chairman of HKGBC, believes transforming our city into an age-friendly sustainable environment shall be a collective effort. By working closely with the government and the industry, the Council has been striving diligently for the sustainable development of our built environment.