Conference Day 2 (30 Oct) - To share, to inspire, to advance

For the Speakers’ presentation files, please download from the links below. 

Regional and international keynote speakers will share their noteworthy research and valuable insights on future sustainable city developments, complemented by 12 parallel sessions that cover a comprehensive scope of topics. This all takes place at the contemporary Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East Hotel.

The Gala dinner and drinks event will also provide great networking opportunities for speakers and participants after a day of rewarding sharing.


Remarks: 5.5-hour Mandatory CPD Credit for 1-day Conference
                   All the Congress 2015 activities including the Main Conference will be conducted in English.

Click HERE for the Confernece Brochure.
Plenary Sessions Sponsor:

Time Programme
08:00-09:00 Registration
Plenary Session - Theme: BIM for Sustainability
Session Chair: Ir Kevin POOLE, Chairman of the Committee on Environment, Innovation and Technology, Construction Industry Council; Acting Executive Director, Third Runway, Airport Authority Hong Kong

Mr Tomohiko YAMANASHI, Executive Officer; Deputy Head of Architectural Design Department, Nikken Sekkei Limited
Topic: Practical Application of BIM in Nikken Sekkei

Ms Ada FUNG, Deputy Director of Housing (Development & Construction), Hong Kong Housing Authority, Government of the HKSAR
Topic: Driving Innovations for Sustainability with BIM

Dr Benny CHOW, Director of Sustainability, Aedas, Hong Kong
Topic: Green BIM as Sustainability Tools to Support Integrative Design Process

Morning Refreshment
Plenary Session - Theme: Housing Design for Sustainable Community
Session Chair: Ms Alex CUTLER, Chief Executive, New Zealand Green Building Council

Dr Stefanos FOTIOU, Head of "Cities and Lifestyles" Unit, United Nations Environment Programme
Topic: Social Housing and the New Urban Agenda

Mr Sundaresan RAGHUPATHY, Executive Director, Indian Green Building Council
Topic: Green Affordable Houses - Indian Experience

Prof. MU Jun, Director, Wu Zhi Qiao Research and Development Centre
Topic: Improvement, Reformation and Heritage of Tradition

Ms Chinwe OHAJURUKA, Chief Executive Officer, Comprehensive Design Services
Topic: "Small but Mighty": Affordable Green Housing for Nigeria

12:20-14:00 Networking Lunch









Parallel Sessions Sponsor:



Parallel Sessions
  • Session 7
  • Financial Strategies of Urban Regeneration
  • Session 8
  • Smart Growth & Sustainable City Challenges
  • Session 9 
  • Global Successful Programmes,
  • Initiatives & Achievements
  • Session Chair:
  • Mr Daniel SLONE, Board Member,
  • World Green Building Council
  • Session Chair:
  • Mr Brian WILKINSON, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council South Africa
  • Session Chair:
  • Ms Tanya COX, Chair,
  • Green Building Council of Australia

Mr Sean KIDNEY, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Climate Bonds Initiative
Topic: Opportunities in the Growing Green Bonds - including China - Market for Low-carbon Property Investments

Mr Rob BENNET, Chief Executive Officer, EcoDistricts
Topic: A New Era for Urban Regeneration: Bringing Sustainability to the Neighbourhood

Prof. Ray WILLS, Managing Director, Future Smart Strategies
Topic: Distributed Ideas and Tech Bringing about Regeneration of Cities

Mr Zachary TOFIAS, Head of the Sustainable Communities Initiative, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Ms Anita MITCHELL, General Manager Sustainability, Barangaroo South, Lend Lease Corporation
Topic: Delivering World’s Best Practice Sustainable Urban Regeneration

Mr Guy PERRY, Executive Director, Buildings + Places, APAC, AECOM
Topic: Smart Growth for People and Planet


Mr William M. SISSON, Co-chair, World Business Council for Sustainable Development Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project; Senior Director of Sustainability, United Technologies Corporation
Topic: Driving Local Action to Overcome Market Barriers for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Ir Dr Vincent CHENG, Director of Building Sustainability, Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Topic: Climate Change Initiative - a Holistic Approach in Bringing Global Sustainable Practice to Local Community

Mr Will MYLES, Regional Managing Dircetor, Asia Pacific, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Topic: Advancing Responsible Business – a Sectoral Call to Action


15:15-15:45 Afternoon Refreshment










Parallel Sessions Sponsor:


Session 10
Transport Oriented Development & Sustainable Communities
Session 11
Sustainable Building Operation & Management
Session 12
Regional Successful Programmes, Initiatives & Achievements
Session Chair:  
Mr Bengt WANGGREN, Board Member, World Green Building Council; Chief Executive Officer and Founding Chairman, Sweden Green Building Council

Session Chair:
Mr Felipe FARIA
Managing Director, Green Building Council Brasil               

Session Chair:
Mr Johannes KREISSIG,

Board Member, World Green Building Council; Board and Executive Director, German Sustainable Building Council

Mr Steve YIU, Head of Town Planning, MTR Corporation Limited
Topic: Hong Kong: Towards a Transit-Oriented City

Mr Geoff DUTAILLIS, Group Head of Sustainability, Lend Lease Corporation
Topic: Places for People

Mr Danny SHEK, Technical Director, MVA Hong Kong Limited
Topic: Seamless Pedestrian Connection for Transport Oriented Development 

Mr SO Kai-ming, Convenor of Steering Committee for BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Major Revision, BEAM Society Limited
Topic: Sustainable Building Operation and Management by BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Version 2.0

Mr Peter HILDERSON, Head of Energy and Sustainability Services for Asia Pacific, JLL
Topic: Sustainable Building Operations – the View from Asia

Ir Jack CHAN, Mechanical Engineer, Malaysia Green Building Confederation
Topic: Towards Auto Energy Monitoring 

Ir Cary CHAN, General Manager, Technical Services & Sustainability, Swire Properties
Topic: A Challenge or Opportunity for Adopting Knowledge-Based Energy Management Approach

Mr TAN Swee-yiow, President, Singapore, Keppel Land International Limited
Topic: The Journey towards Sustainability

Ms Yuko NISHIDA, Planner, Urban and Global Environment Division, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Topic: Tokyo Green Building Programme: the Policies and Impacts​

Ms Esther AN, Chief Sustainability Officer; Executive Assistant to Deputy Chairman, City Developments Limited
Topic: Integrating Sustainability: Creating Business Value

17:00 End of Conference Day 2
18:00 WorldGBC Drink Event (by invitation only)