Hong Kong Innovation Summit returns with record attendance of nearly 800 people and cross-sector partnerships amplifying ecosystem impact
Flagship event highlights global and local initiatives celebrating innovators who are turning their sustainability ambitions into action
HONG KONG SAR – OutReach Media – October 17, 2023 –
Schneider Electricleader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today concluded the 2023 edition of the
Hong Kong Innovation Summit with a passionate call for increased digitalization, electrification and innovative partnerships for a smarter and more sustainable future, which attracted almost 800 participants.
This year’s summit brought together a distinguished group of more than 30 industry changemakers, as well as strategic partnerships with the Business Environment Council, the Hong Kong Green Building Council and the International Facility Management Association Hong Kong Chapter, contributing to stimulating thinking. program revealing the power of digital technologies and collaboration in the city
The event was made more impactful thanks to a new partnership with
Friends of the Earth (HK) plant a tree in the name of each participant in person in Hong Kong in 2024.
“Our climate challenge is beyond the capabilities of individual companies, sectors and geographies,” said Jonathan Chiu, President of Schneider Electric Hong Kong. “Collaborations are essential to ensure our efforts create meaningful impact. The organization of this year’s event embodies the essence of this belief, bringing together business leaders and sustainability practitioners spanning multiple industries and sectors to discuss the disruption needed to create a more sustainable future. “.
Conference programming was among the highlights of this year’s summit, with representatives from Schneider Electric, CLP Power Hong Kong, MTR Corporation, Henderson Land, Swire Properties, Sino Land, Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology. Park, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and others, sharing their insights on:
- Digital x Electric: boosting Hong Kong’s sustainability agenda
- Leading our approach towards a carbon neutral future
- From strength to strength: Hong Kong as a green technology and innovation hub
- For people and the planet: sustainability at the heart of our digital experience
- Sustainability benchmarks: a common language to strengthen performance and efficiency
- All In On Digital: Harnessing PropTech for Facilities Management
- At the forefront of the sustainability era Data centers
Alongside the main stage, Schneider Electric hosted a Talent Talk for the university students in attendance – with a focus on building a pipeline of talent ready to take over the city’s sustainability ambitions – as well as than an industrial exchange with interior designers and architects. on “Smart Homes and Offices: From Convenience to Necessity – The Impact of Technology on the Future of Life” in partnership with BCI Central.
Giving back to our environment
The event’s green initiatives included Schneider Electric’s commitment to plant a tree on behalf of each in-person attendee in Hong Kong’s national parks, in partnership with Friends of the Earth (HK), a leading charity policy advocacy, green finance, urban forestry, and community programs in Hong Kong.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Schneider Electric to rejuvenate Hong Kong’s forests and promote local biodiversity. Our partnership is a great example of how we can join forces to empower our ecosystems and make a long-term positive impact on our environment,” said Dr Jeffrey Hung, Chief Executive Officer of Friends of the Earth (HK).
“We are delighted to give back to our environment through this ambitious and meaningful initiative with Friends of the Earth (HK). Thank you to everyone who attended the Hong Kong Innovation Summit 2023 and is part of our sustainability journey,” said Jonathan Chiu. , president of Schneider Electric Hong Kong.
Additionally, to encourage low-carbon transportation to and from the event venue, Schneider Electric has partnered with social innovation company Carbon Wallet to offer 2 free MTR tickets for every in-person attendee at the event.
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