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Panel I: Future of Technology, Work and Education


Technological innovation is driving big changes in our lives, including in the areas of work and education. Many present jobs will be automated and new jobs created, requiring new knowledge and competencies in order to thrive. Career paths will likely be more squiggly than linear, and life-long learning from multiple sources will be the norm. At the same time, there will be more opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs to pursue their passions and become employers rather than be employees. In fact, the pandemic has hastened the development of remote work and gig economy for self-employment in many fields.


What can parents and educators do to support and empower our youth to explore and cultivate their passions in this brave, new world? How can we instill versatility, adaptability and resilience in our youth? How can our education system foster learning to learn and prepare our youth for life-long learning? How can we help broaden our youth's horizon beyond Hong Kong to the GBA and the world?


Panel II: Future of Climate Change and Healthcare


"Climate change is the defining issue for the 21st century", said Mrs. Margaret Chan, former Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), at the Climate Change Conference COP21 where the Paris Agreement was born.


WHO estimates that climate change is already causing tens of thousands of deaths every year. These deaths arise from more frequent epidemics of diseases, the vastly expanded geographical distribution of diseases like dengue, and from extreme weather events, like heatwaves and floods. Climate change degrades air quality, reduces food security, and compromises water supplies and sanitation. Experts predict that, by 2030, climate change will be causing an additional 250,000 deaths each year from malaria, diarrhoeal disease, heat stress, and undernutrition alone. The heaviest burden will fall on children, women, and the poor, widening already unacceptable gaps in health outcomes.


Transition towards a carbon neutral world and building sustainable cities are both crucial and urgent. A comprehensive climate policy and a viable healthcare system are paramount building blocks to the survival, livelihood and well-being of human beings, and will contribute to sustainable economic growth.





May 7, 2022

9:30 AM - 12:55 PM (GMT+8)

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)

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Speakers

  • James Chan (Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Hong Kong Housing Society)

    James Chan

    Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Hong Kong Housing Society

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  • Ronna Chao (CEO of Novel Investment Partners Limited)

    Ronna Chao

    CEO of Novel Investment Partners Limited

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  • Kai-ming Cheng (Professor Emeritus at University of Hong Kong)

    Kai-ming Cheng

    Professor Emeritus at University of Hong Kong

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  • Stephen Lau (Honorary Professor,  Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong)

    Stephen Lau

    Honorary Professor, Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong

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  • Danny Lee (Chairman at SEED Foundation)

    Danny Lee

    Chairman at SEED Foundation

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  • Wing Mo Leung (Former Assistant Director of Hong Kong Observatory)

    Wing Mo Leung

    Former Assistant Director of Hong Kong Observatory

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  • Raymond Liang (Head, Department of Medicine at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital)

    Raymond Liang

    Head, Department of Medicine at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

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  • Christine Loh (Chief Development Strategist,  Institute for the Environment at HKUST)

    Christine Loh

    Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment at HKUST

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  • Helen Meng (Chair Professor of  Systems Engineering &  Engineering Management at CUHK)

    Helen Meng

    Chair Professor of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management at CUHK

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  • Deacons Yeung (Director of Cluster Services at Hong Kong Hospital Authority Head Office)

    Deacons Yeung

    Director of Cluster Services at Hong Kong Hospital Authority Head Office

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  • Diana Wu David (Former Executive at Financial Times)

    Diana Wu David

    Former Executive at Financial Times

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